Still such a long way to go - 2,221 but a substantial amount of rewriting has been done to make it stick together better. Apparently, the nurse who saw me said that some of the strains of this bug had hung around for six weeks, moving from the head to the chest, then back up into the nose - rinse/repeat. I have looked at my essay and I would say that the first half is written well now, but the latter half is one giant word dump.
2,385 words, but I think I am further in than I originally thought. I think I will have to have a lock-in til Monday, if I am to realistically hack through this. A better day, but a long, long weekend ahead.