The non-transitioning part has been under attack from within, as chemical warfare against it seems to have lost effectiveness over the past six months (yes, that is how long).
This morning, waking with the usual unwelcome sensations a strange phrase was playing on my mind:
Rear Guard Action..
I needed to be certain of a vague feeling this was very bad:
Definition of REARGUARD ACTION
: a defensive or delaying fight engaged in by a rear guard (as in covering the retreat of an army or the evacuation of a besieged garrison)
: an effort put forth by means of preventive or delaying measures or tactics and usually against great odds in defense of a threatened existing order or situation or in opposition to a proposed new departure
Hmm, that just about says it all.
Soldiering on folks...