Hi all, chu here. I know some of you have been worried/curious about what happened to June and unfortunately, she is currently very unwell. Let’s hope she has a rapid recovery! Below is a message from June herself.
Sorry for dropping off the face of earth. I really didn’t plan it. After coming back from climbing Mount Fuji in beginning of July, I caught a really bad cold that pretty much kept me coughing, tired and dizzy for more than two weeks. After getting over the cold, I had scheduled a dental implant months in advance. So not 100% I went in for a dental implant. There were complications during the procedure and I thought I got a concussion from the implant being pounded into my skull. After the implant I was given antibiotics for a week, so between the concussion like feeling during the implant and the sideaffect of antibiotics it kept me in a mental fog and weak for more than two weeks.
I guess my immune system had enough, because I had rashes that popped up after stopping the antibiotics, because I thought it was delayed rashes from the antibiotics so just used some topical cream. Four days later it spread everywhere on my left side of the body and it’s very painful. I finally got smart and went to the doctors and found out I had shingles!!! I’m too young to have shingles!!!! The doctor said due to the stress I put my body under in a row, my immune system was too weak so the chickenpox virus came back as shingles! Now I’m on shingles drugs and painkillers that keep my head in a fog. So sorry if what I wrote is confusing… right now my brain isn’t really functioning on the drugs (actually I have been in a fog since I last posted DKC).
This shingles will clear up in 2-3 weeks and since I got to the doctors late… it may take longer. I plan to be back translating once I recover from the shingles. I hope I get to recover completely without any other illness hitting me. But I believe all bad luck comes in threes and I have already encountered my three in a row of illness I should be back soon. So please be patient with me, I hope to be back translating in 1 week and at most 2 weeks. Again sorry for disappearing, but I have to say I’m usually healthy guess as DKC has not stopped except for me traveling for a few years. I guess I used up all my good luck and good health so now paying the price.
These past two month and future 2 weeks has taken a toll on me, but I will be back as soon as I get better or as soon as my head clears!
Thanks for reading.
June- translator of DKC and Adorable consort