Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Getting Personal: Doctor and Summer's End and Ashes Giveaway

I'm doing Getting Personal early this week. Yesterday I went to our family doctor to diagnose the source of my joint pain and fatigue. While the joint pain was regulated to a weight issue, she decided that my ongoing fatigue was the real problem. She couldn't figure out the source so she's put me down to visit the lab for some blood work and other tests. My red and white blood cell count will be tested along with my glucose levels. There is one thing ticked on the lab sheet that concerns me though because it's a test for a particular disease that I wondered if I had it in the past. Hopefully I don't have it because this disease has no cure. All I will say is that it's not HIV or any other sexual related disease. Also so far there is nothing saying I have cancer which killed at least two of my grandparents. So if I lose some  weight the joint pain in my knees at least should go away along with the concern that my left knee is acting a bit arthritic. Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes and here's to my lab results which I'll be taking late September or so (got to save since I don't have medical insurance).

Now August is almost over and September will bring a new month of both joy and disappointment. What we need to remember is no matter what a new month means we have lived to see a new day. Be grateful for the new days you see because someone else never got the chance. Hope you had a great summer and while Summer's End is practically upon us, the fun of life is still before us.



Ashes Book Release and Giveaway

Ashes by S.K. Anthony is out and you can read more about it below.



Purchase: Amazon

Summary: A year ago, Sophia would have told you monsters existed only in the movies. That the world is easily understood and life has a way of making sense. A year ago, Sophia would have been wrong. 

Her world had changed and she'd seen behind the curtain. With Aiden and the others by her side, all she wants now is answers. The monsters were gone, but in their absence new questions about her past were left to haunt.

As the search for answers begins, a remnant from her nightmares returns. Her new understanding of the world is once more shaken and she finds herself on the opposite side of powerful Elementals.

When those sworn to protect humanity are your enemies, the lines of right and wrong become blurred. One wrong choice and she could be left with ashes.
Giveaway

There is also a giveaway that you can enter by clicking here.


30 comments:

  1. We'll keep praying it's not something serious. At least you have an answer for the joint pain.
    Brandon's cover is awesome!

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    1. Thank you and the joint pain news was definitely good. Brandon has a great cover.

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  2. I'm sorry you have to get these tests done, Sheena. I hope it will be nothing serious. I can imagine it will be difficult to have to wait to get an answer, I will be thinking of you and sending all kinds of positive thoughts your way.
    Take care!

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  3. That's a fantastic book cover.

    Sorry about your health issues - I know the feeling when it comes to waiting for test results. I've had an issue with exhaustion/fatigue as well, though it was caused by low iron and my iron supplement and some other medication has helped me out a lot. I am sending positive thoughts your way that you will have something to deal with that's about as serious as my low iron! *hugs*

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    1. Agreed. Thanks for your condolences and glad your own fatigue got sorted out.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear your visit didn't give you any concrete answers. Hopefully you will know something soon, and it will not be what you're worried about.
    Also, loving that cover. :) Beautiful.

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    1. Hopefully I'll get more answers soon and thank you.

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  5. Prayers for you sweet lady!!

    You're so right about the new days. Some days I take that for granted.

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    1. Thank you Liz and we should never take one day for granted.

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  6. I'm praying your tests come back negative, Sheena. Darn health care - I don't have it either :(

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    1. Yeah it can be tough without it. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  7. Praying your blood will be clean.

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  8. So sorry about feeling poorly. I hope your tests come back saying that you're in perfect health.

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  9. I pray that your test come back negative. Just stay positive!

    PS: The cover looks really good! It caught my attention immediately.

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    1. Positivity. Thank you and that cover is great and would grab anyone's attention.

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  10. I hope everything will work out in your best favour/favor, Sheena.

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  11. Prayers. I know how stressful that medical stuff can be. Keep you chin up, and when all else fails, smile. Even if it's faked, it will make your day brighter. (It's a scientific fact.) Take care!

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    1. Yes smiling is better than acting sad. Thanks Crystal.

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  12. Amen to living to see a new day.

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  13. I hope you begin to feel better soon. Losing weight can be hard, especially with joint pain. But now you have more motivation!

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  14. I just hope that you're worried about your analysis ends up being a thing of no importance, Good luck!

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