Monday, January 03, 2011
On to Plan B
How'd y'all like being buried alive in book reviews here at Casa Kittling this past week? Probably a lot like watching way too many bowl games in a row, I would imagine. What's good about it is that I'm now caught up with all the books I read last year, and I'm even going to do something a bit different this year: talk a bit about my 2010 reading statistics in the next day or so.
I've been carrying on quite an interior monologue with myself for almost a week now. Should I tell you? If I do, how much should I tell you? I decided to start typing and see what happened.
I've told you a bit about the health problems I've been having the past two months, and your caring and support have meant so much to me.
It was hoped that everything would be taken care of with out-patient surgery that was performed two days before Christmas. It wasn't. I have been diagnosed with cancer, and now it's down to the doctors to delete some parts and see if they can kick out my unwelcome house guest.
In many ways I think my loved ones were more shocked and upset than I. For the most part-- unless I have to verbally tell someone what's going on-- I've been so calm that it's a wonder someone doesn't check to see if I have a pulse. (Just for the record, don't ever ask me to tell anyone bad news, unless you want everyone to dissolve in puddles of tears!)
Why am I so calm? Since the age of eight, I've pretty much been as healthy as the proverbial horse, but whenever I have had to deal with doctors, I never seem to get good news. However, each time everything's turned out right, and my brain must be wired to think this situation is no different. (I don't mind this at all.)
Another reason is that I don't think it's really soaked into my puny brain. I may not really believe what's going on until I wake up from surgery, the anesthesia wears off, and I experience a pain or two.
No matter the reason, I'm glad I am calm, and I hope to remain that way. I also expect to be a survivor because I've been a survivor my entire life. Besides, I have the world's best support team of online and offline friends, and the creme de la creme-- Denis. Words will never be able to express how much I love this man of mine.
In the mean time, I'm working on getting this blog back to normal, and I will keep you all posted, either on here or Facebook or Twitter on The Case of the Unwelcome House Guest.
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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