I spoke to the players in the middle of the afternoon, and learned that three of my five players are going out today for Black Friday shopping so won't be available for gaming tonight. The other two players decided they didn't want to play without the three players, so that's it for tonight.
Add to this the fact that I'm absolutely miserable, the pain on my left side (shoulder, neck, arm, and back of head) getting worse and the meds not really doing much, and I can't say that I'm sorry not to be gaming tonight.
This means that the current session of the The Dark Eye campaign scenario will have to wait until next week, assuming I'm even capable of gaming next week.
One step (or in this case, movement) at a time.