Thursday, January 14, 2010

An update


Those of you who've come by recently (thank you so much for visiting and leaving comments; I love hearing from you) must have noticed I am now blogging more regularly. Since I've received so many good wishes when I first told you of my husband's diagnosis, I feel I should let you know what's going on in that part of my life.

Big news: treatments are OVER. Six+ months of chemo and surgery and related complications are finally behind us. He is now going to be observed regularly. The first set of scans seem good. So it's upward and onward from here.

We are learning how to live normal lives again, meaning lives that don't revolve around schedules for doctor visits/hospital stays/blood work/medicine/temp-taking. It's remarkable how tricky that can be!

During my hiatus from the blog, I've been thinking about how blogging fits into my life. It would be great if I had a succinct and profound point to make right now, but I don't. I do have some ideas though and hope to share them with you.

I was going to re-start my blogging with some of these ideas or thoughts about the new year, but what with all the news and contests, I have chosen to delay those posts. I will get to them, soon, and I hope to see you back.

Tomorrow: my favorite books of 2009.

11 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I am so happy to hear the treatments are over and things are looking up. All my best to you and yours. I'm glad you are back to more normal life. Look forward to your favorite book list.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear that the news is positive. That is wonderful. It will be good to get back to a life that is not revolving around those constant, not-so-fun appointments.

Nandini said...

Yay!!! Awesome news. So glad to hear this. Look forward to seeing more of you online.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Good news! Your family is still in my thoughts and prayers.

storyqueen said...

I'm glad things are going well!

Can't wait to see what your fave books are.

Shelley

Bish Denham said...

That is good news! Good news to start out the New Year.

Jan von Harz said...

Great ideas, My middle school has started a donation drive via our "Rachel's Challenge" Club. Each grade level has specific things to bring in, water, bandages, various hygiene items. It is a great way to involve the students in relief efforts

Yat-Yee said...

Hi Jan, welcome to my blog. I suspect you meant to post this comment on another post I did, the one about helping Haiti.

But I agree, great way to get the kids involved.

Lady Glamis said...

Yat-Yee, I'm so so glad to see you around more these days! And I'm so glad you have had more time to blog and to get back to normal living a bit more. I always stop by even if I don't comment. Blogging is getting cut more and more with my time schedule, but I'm just thrilled to see you around. Truly!

Annie Louden said...

I'm so happy to hear this news! I was hoping that was the reason you've been around more lately, because treatments are over and he is doing well.
Hooray for both of you. I hope everything keeps getting better.

Yat-Yee said...

Thank you again for your warm wishes.

Michelle: sounds like you are finding a balance that you like better. Blogging can take a lot of time. I am glad to see you over at the Lit Lab. Just don't completely disappear!