Archive for August 2010
Early August’s news that I had colon cancer kind of rocked my world a tad. For several days I struggled with the feeling that I shouldn’t bother to blog. I was worried about how I would feel and whether anyone even cared if I blogged or not. It didn’t seem to be that important in the grand scheme of things but after the first week of treatment, I realized something. That was . . . whether or not anyone reads my blog not, I really missed it. I like looking for things to share with others. I like the writing aspect. I have decided that while I might not post as often as I have in the past while I am on my journey to “good health” I am going to try and keep up the blog.
I’m asking those who read this to be patient with me over the next few months as I work my way through this challenging time.
Thanks to Kathy Temean for pointing out this talented illustrator.
I’ve been very lazy about posting on here so am asking for forgiveness. I’m embarking on a journey that has rocked my world. Writing has been in the form of a journal, not my usual way of writing, but it is proving to be something I need to do.
On August 3, 2010, I got up like any other morning and crawled out of bed. The chronic pain had reared its ugly presence. My entire body ached. It hurt to get dressed and have the clothing lay on my skin but life was still good. I was alive and kicking, so I powered through it.
I knew I had to get moving. My doctor’s appointment was in an hour. While I fussing with getting dressed, I could barely think. My gut said this appt was going to be rough. Over the years my gut has been right more than wrong so I have learned to take heed when it tells me something. I dreaded this appt. Something drastic was going on with my body. New and different symptoms had me questioning what was happening.
Changes in bodily functions that had been consistent signaled something had changed.
The end result was a diagnosis of colon-rectal cancer, stage 3. Talk about getting a wake-up call. No one in my family has ever had colon cancer. Breast cancer and skin cancer yes, but not colon cancer.
Trying to wrap my head around this and do all the necessary scheduling has been a pain. I was going to say in the a** but have been told I am making too many wisea** cracks right now. It’s my way of keeping myself laughing as I am determined to laugh my way through this and into a life of health.
|The Book Bugz Newsletter | ISSN # 2155-3785
||July 2010/ Issue #9
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Lori’s News and Updates
Children’s Book News
The Soggy Town of Hilltop
Stella is a Star
Seeds of Change
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I will unavailable to post for a few days. Am having surgery today. Should be back as soon as I can be.