This is a brief update to explain the non-update.
Since July 23rd, I've been spending a lot of time in hospitals, having various tests conducted, most of which require me to be on no medications (or caffeine, ugh). So I pretty much lost a month to waiting rooms and tests and feeling sick.
As of Friday, they've officially locked in my diagnosis (yes, it's POTS....yes, it took the medical field months to confirm what initial tests already determined) and ruled out any other contributing conditions.
I should be getting some improved treatment in September, when my specialist is back from vacation.
I've also been able to cut back at work from 14-16 hour days to closer to 11 hour days. That difference is huge. Once I'm feeling better, I look forward to taking advantage of it.
It's been a frustrating week or two of having free time, but feeling too sick/tired to do anything productive with it. You know you're brain dead when playing World of Warcraft feels too mentally taxing.
In summary: I'm cautiously hopeful that things will improve in September. I'm going to keep chipping away at the update for Karma and edits to Tides of Gold...but there will likely be no major progress until late September. Which is disappointing...and may be underestimating how I feel in the next few weeks, but it's become impossible to predict productivity so I'll just aim for September progress.