Friday, August 3, 2012

Update on My Eventful Summer

This has been a busy, busy week but today I get to stay home and rest.  I have everything done, ready for my treatment to begin.  This coming Monday I see my oncologist and will learn when we start.  I'm very ready to get started; the sooner we start, the sooner we finish.

The verdict is that I will have chemo followed by radiation and I'm still hoping that I will be finished by the end of this year.  I'm determined that 2013 will be a stellar year for me after this 2012 bummer.

Our big book sale is today and tomorrow but once again I'll miss it.  I have so many unread books already, including new advance copies I've promised to review, that the last thing I need is more.  It's a great cause since we're raising money for a new library building but I have other things on my mind right now.   Hopefully the sale will raise as much money as it usually does.  They begin with thousands and thousands of books, but the tents get so hot and crowded that you really have to be a trooper, or dedicated book reader, to take it.

It is supposed to be 88 degrees today and humid.  Wonderful day to sit in front of the fan and watch the Olympics.  I'm reduced to reading during commercial breaks!  :

Meanwhile, I thank all of you for your good wishes and prayers.  Your support keeps me uplifted and optimistic.


  1. I know how you feel - just get it all over with. I hope you get to start your treatments soon and they go well.

  2. Do hope it all goes well Barbara and that 2013 is much, much better for you. Hugs to you from this side of the pond. x

  3. Hi Barbara - Although I've been mostly absent from blog commenting this summer, I have kept your name on my prayer list. My prayer is that a super-load of courage will be yours throughout your treatment.

    I hope the hook sale went well. I know what you mean about too many books. It's a nice place to be.