Monday, February 8, 2010

No Excuses, but...

“The less routine the more life.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

I planned to be back in full blogging mode this week, but my mind is refusing to cooperate. Since my hospital stay, I haven’t managed to restore any sort of routine to my schedule. I thought for sure, by the time I posted all of Kate Gladstone’s interview (thank you, Kate, for filling in for a week), I’d be back in the full swing of things. However, not only haven’t I written a blog, I also have not added one word to my latest manuscript.

Writing, though still important to me, has not managed to work its way back to the top of my priority list.

I feel fine and have no excuses…but I’m taking another week off. Hopefully after I have my first chemo treatment (today), I’ll know what to expect and can focus my mind elsewhere.

The really good news is that I do not need radiation treatment, at least for the time being. This makes me believe that all those prayers, vibes, good thoughts and wishes you’ve sent my way are actually working. My sincere thanks to you all.

Please stop by next Monday when I hope to have something more to offer you.

Tags: Amos Alcott, Kate Gladstone, chemo, radiation,

21 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Take care, Jane. Your blog followers aren't going anywhere- we'll wait till you are feel you are upto blogging.
All the best, and great news about not needing radiation.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

You just worry about taking care of yourself! I couldn't focus on writing while thinking about a first treatment and wondering what it's like. I bet that after you get it under your belt that things will look up.

We'll check back in with you whenever you get back...take care of you!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jane, just focus on you and getting better! We can wait until next week.

Joanne said...

Your whole self needs your complete focus, and we understand. Please take care, we'll be waiting for your return!

Karen Walker said...

Jane, the priority needs to be getting you well. Don't worry about anything else. We'll all still be here when you return.
Karen

Darcia Helle said...

Your blog and your readers will definitely wait. Your first priority is to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally.

I know the doctors now have some good medications to counteract the side effects of the chemo. I hope all goes well today. You'll be in my thoughts.

Carol Kilgore said...

You'll continue to be in my prayers and thoughts, Jane. Fight like hell.

Tamika: said...

Praying for you! I'm so glad to hear that radiation is not needed, praise Jesus!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Every good thought going your way. Be strong. Be angry. Be victorious.

Helen Ginger said...

The prayers and good thoughts are still winging their way to you.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Journaling Woman said...

Feel better and deal with what you need to deal with, Jane. We aren't going anywhere.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

You are the sweetest thing--worried about your readers and your blog when you have other challenges. Well, you deal with those challenges, Little Missy. As Rayna said, we're not going anywhere. In fact, you can't get rid of us! How's that. See you soon, Jane.

Need anything, please advise.

Best Wishes Galen.
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You all are wonderful! I’m so lucky to have such amazing and talented blogging friends. Your comments made me feel warm and fuzzy all over and that’s a very nice sensation, especially during this difficult period. Thank you for the encouraging words and well wishes.

Stephen Tremp said...

Do what you have to do for yourself. We'll be praying for you. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Stephen Tremp

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

That's great news about the radiation. I hope the chemo isn't too hard on you. I continue to keep you in my thoughts. Don't worry about blogging. We will be here. Just keep taking one day at a time.

=O)

K. A. Laity said...

Take good care! It's hard to write when you're not feeling your best. Direct the energy where it's needed most: healing!

The Old Silly said...

Take your time. We'll be here.

Marvin D Wilson

wifsie said...

Take good care of yourself, Jane. Slower is faster. The good way to recovery. All my good thoughts and prayers to you!
Maryse

Patricia Stoltey said...

Jane, I agree with everything everyone else said -- you take care of yourself first. We're here anytime you want or need us.

For what it's worth, back in the late 70s, O. Carl Simonton, M.D. and his compadres wrote a book called "Getting Well Again." I've read it, I've given it to friends, and it's still in print. It's one way to help you focus on getting better during this treatment period.

Jan Morrison said...

Sending all good thoughts - I will include you in my tonglen practice (a Buddhist thingy). I hope you are watching lots of funny old movies and generally retreating and restoring.
warmly,
Jan

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