Please except my apologies for my absence since the last post about Stress in September. I’ve been quite thoughtless. Busy, but thoughtless.

Time and circumstances have got away from me. Nothing to do with my health, I hasten to add, about which I’ll explain more in a bit. And it wasn’t until I received an email from the lovely Brittany, asking after the absence, that I realised how thoughtless I’ve been.

The thing is, we moved house at the end of September. At the time, I glibly assumed that this wouldn’t impact on my ability to keep up my schedule. in hindsight. I have no idea why I made such an assumption; we didn’t even have internet access for the first few weeks. I had plans to pop to the office, now only a couple of minutes down the road, and work from there. But, as we know, that never happened…

Another major problem was that I completely underestimated how long it would take to get my office back. We’re still working on that, and I should be in by the end of the month. It was only around the New Year, that I was able to set up in a temporary office (where I’m writing now) but it’s too small to unpack my stuff.

Besides, before Christmas, I spent all my time painting and decorating. This was to get everything ready for the Lewis family Christmas meal that we had around here. We just about made it, and a nice Christmas was had by all.

But, by then, in terms of posting on here, the damage was done. I was running scared from my computer… afraid to open WordPress, because I knew I’d dropped the ball.

And I truly am sorry, because I should simply have made an announcement, at the end of September, that I’d be moving house and that I might miss a few posts.

The reality is that the loss of routine, following the house move, has had a real impact on my mood. Which isn’t helped, at this moment in time, by the fact that I’m waiting to hear the results of my latest scans. I get those on Wednesday. So I’ll do a progress update at the end of the month, once I know where I am for the next six months.

Taken a couple of weeks ago: standing in the middle of the room that will be my office, looking up… That floating wall will seperate the lavatory from the bathroom. You know: once the floors and the ceilings are put back!

So, for the time being, I’d like to offer my thanks to Brittany for giving me the kick up the butt that I needed to get on here to explain what’s going on.

Once again, and particularly to anyone who’s been worried by my absence; I’m really sorry for not posting sooner.

8 thoughts on “Sorry for the Absence”

  1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. For those of us (your followers) our day just got better. Yours will too after your scanxiety has passed and you are given the all clear!!

    1. Hi Andrea,
      That’s very nice of you to say.
      I must confess that I’m looking forward to getting Wednesday out of the way…
      Take care,

  2. Glad to hear you’re back to posting and hope your next test results are good! Thanks for this blog, my husband of 39 years is also dealing with this issue.

    1. Hi Cindy,
      I’m sorry to hear about your husband and hope he’s getting on okay. If there’s anything I can help with, please let me know.
      All the best,

  3. Hi Paul,
    You do not need to apologise, many would never have the same inspirational strength to post at all, with all you’ve been through.
    I am and others will be glad to see you are back ‘on it’..!
    All the best with scan results tomorrow, you’ll be in my thoughts.
    Take care.

  4. Hi Paul ,interested to find out how your latest scans were I’m Care for a patient in much the same situation as you,I read him your blog post as motivation to keep positive we are in Australia.

    1. Hi there,
      I’ll being posting an update a bit later on today. But, in summary, the CT and MRI scans showed that I have recurrence in my liver. I had a PET scan a couple of days ago, to get a better idea of where the tumour is sitting. If it’s operable, I’ll have surgery. If it’s not, it’ll be some form of radiotherapy.
      Please pass on my regards to your patient and let them know that I’m here if they want to make contact.
      All the best,

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