Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Where Have I Been?

When I went back to work full time, my blogging became less frequent. When I became sick, it came to a screeching halt.

I have never really talked about my personal life, here on my blog, because it is a blog about food. Not to mention that I am a very private person.  But since I have not been cooking lately and therefore have no new material to blog about, I decided to write about what IS going on and that is about my health.

Seven weeks ago, after a few weeks of being sick and a few trips to the doctor, I was diagnosed with Lymphoma.  The treatment began immediately and what a ride it has been! Of the past seven weeks, I have spent 20 days in the hospital, and yes a post will be coming about hospital food.

I will be writing a series of posts about my cancer treatment. Some things have already happened and some adventures await me.  And maybe there will be food posts popping up--I sure hope so.  But nothing morbid or depressing. No matter how sick I get, I will always have my sense of humor.

And speaking of depressing, let me just go ahead and address the subject of talking to someone who has been given a diagnosis of illness.  As word got out about mine, and boy did it ever get out, I started hearing from people.

I heard things like, "I'm so sorry to hear you are battling the "Big C" and  "I hope you are doing as well as can be expected" and "I'm so worried about you".  And let's not even talk about all the crying. Are these things really supposed to help me? Make me feel better?

I have never doubted that I will be restored to my full health and so I want to say to people: If you think of me, please think positive thoughts. If you speak to me, please speak positive words.