17 February 2011

Life vs. the Blog….

So, as you all might have noticed my blog has been a little lacking in content since around the first of the year. This wasn’t my intention; however, during the first week in January I was told I needed to have surgery. I thought I would have been in recovery mode at this point, but as luck would have it, bad luck that is – some of my test results came back slightly elevated and I was referred to a “specialist”.

Since then I’ve been poked and prodded and had a MRI - that turned out to be an event I never want to have to undergo again… and have since found out that while I still have to have surgery, it’s for a different Diagnosis. THANKFULLY my chances of cancer have been extremely reduced with this new Diagnosis. It was a very stressful four weeks thinking I have a chance of having cancer. There’s still a chance, but it’s really small. I won’t go into specifics, which I’m sure you won’t mind… but yeah… it’s been a horrible beginning to 2011.

By the time this posts I’ll be getting ready for my my pre-op (tomorrow morning) and getting ready for my surgery that’s scheduled to take place on the 25th. The doctor/surgeon will go in and do what he needs to do and after a possible 3 day hospital stay; I’ll be on the road to recovery and shouldn’t have any further trouble.

I’m not looking forward to any of this, but will just be happy it’s all over and done with. It’s not fun waiting, which is something I’ve been doing since all this originally stared back in mid November!

I hope you’ll all understand that the first week or two of my recovery at home I won’t be blogging. I have a few people who are writing up guest posts for me, which will be scheduled ahead of time… I have WoW’s set up as well. If anyone out there would also like to contribute a guest post, I would be more than happy to host you for a day. The more the merrier. You’d all be doing me the greatest favor ever! If you'd like to send one to help me out, please get in touch asap! I've provided a form below, feel free to use that, or email. :) I'd like to have all guest posts by Wednesday, Feb 23rd. I think on Thursday I'll be to much of a nervous wreck to function lol Thanks! And if you don’t have time, not to worry! Please just send well wishes and good thoughts my way.
I’ll try to do a quick post to check in as soon as I’m able. If you have any questions my “twin” and BFF Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic knows how to get in touch with me. Thanks for that twin!

Until the 25th, I’ll be trying not to freak out and will keep working away on my blog to see just what I can get scheduled. Everyone, I can't say thanks enough for all your understanding during this time. Each of my readers, new and old... yes ALL of you Internet ninjas out there are the best!! I might be away for a couple of weeks or so, but I’ll be far from blogging. I have TONS of great books to keep me busy when I’m not sleeping, watching TV and movies or at follow up appointments….  When I return, I have many reviews to get caught up on and I hope to add more to that list while recovering... Until then - Happy Reading everyone!

PS - I have I think one giveaway ending right after my surgery. Sorry about that guys. I set that up before my doctor gave me the date. Bare with me, that'll be one of the first things I do when I get back!

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16 comments:

  1. All that matters is getting better! I know how horrible it is to go through all kinds of testing, so I hope/pray that you can get everything resolved with the surgery. I'll be praying for you. =)

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  2. Sending Hugs and good vibes and so glad that it wasn't cancer.

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  3. Sending hugs and good thoughts your way! I wish you a speedy recovery!

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  4. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery big hugs as well.

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  5. Oh, how awful! It's completely understandable that you'd be less active online while you're dealing with something so tough in real life. :( I hope your surgery goes off without a hitch! Bring lots of books to read while in the hospital! :)

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  6. Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery your way!

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  7. Good luck on the upcoming surgery, and hope the recovery goes well. Will be sending good thoughts your way!

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  8. Lots of good vibes and prayers being sent your way! Just worry about getting recovered and well!

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  9. I'm sorry about the terrible beginning of 2011 -- I'm wishing you the best of luck with the upcoming surgery and with everything else!

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  10. Once the surgery is done you can restart the year. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  11. I am sending positive thoughts your way sweetie! I really hate that C word. I will pray for you and wish the best for you.

    I look forward to seeing you strong and healthy soon!

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  12. Glad to hear that things are going a bit better for you than they were a few weeks ago. Good luck with everything! We'll be waiting for you here when you get back!

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  13. Good luck with everything. *hugs*

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  14. There is nothing more important Lisa than you taking care of yourself and getting completely recovered from surgery... I have cataract surgery on the 23rd and am going through a little of what you are and yet a diagnosis of maybe having cancer is a lot more serious than blurry vision...

    Good luck, enjoy all your books and we will be here when you come back to the blog in good time fully recuperated and full of energy!

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  15. Oh hon! I am so sorry to hear you've been having such a rough go of things lately. :( I wish you well and hope that you'll have a speedy recovery after your next procedure! :)

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  16. I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone for their comments, emails, guest posts, thoughts and well wishes. It's amazing how the community of book bloggers have come together for me during such a stressful time. It makes me feel pretty great to be a part of such an epic group of people.

    I can't thank each and every one of you enough. :)
    <3

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