Just as a data point, for those who are waiting for an e-mail reply: I have about 550 of them to go through right now.
I was sick with bacterial gastroenteritis from May 27th-June 18th (that being the last day I took an antibiotic for it). During that period, I literally got no work done at all. I was hospitalized for part of it, and my grandmother also passed away while I was in the hospital.
Then, from June 19th-20th, I dragged my still-recovering body up to New Hampshire to teach at Odyssey. (Great fun, but EXHAUSTING.)
Then, I came home. I was home for four days, and on June 25th, I left for a long-scheduled vacation. Now you may ask, why would you go on vacation after missing three weeks of work???
For a number of reasons, but largely because by that point I *needed* a vacation. It was a month of hell, leading up to it. Not to mention that I had already paid for it.
But now, I am home, and I will be working on answering all the e-mails and dealing with the backlog, starting Monday. Thank you for bearing with me--it's a strange feeling being ill that long--I'm literally just missing three or four weeks of my life. I couldn't tell you what I did during those weeks, except for being terribly sick.
Thanks for all your patience. =)