Friday, 11 October 2013

Getting Personal: Bad News

This week has been a tough one. With the flew last week I had a few setbacks but got through all right. This week was different however. I'm, certain bloggers have noticed a big depletion in my comments on other blogs. That has been because I have been unwell and yesterday it took a bad turn. At first besides the flu and some fatigue I was OK. But then around 9:25 a.m. I started to feel really bad and decided to lie down some more instead of getting ready to go to the library. Shortly after I felt tremendous pain go through me and my arms and legs felt like lead. I was nearly immobile over the next two hours. Right now I am better and the pain has dissipated but I do know I'm getting worse and my parents are willing to help foot the bill to get my lab tests done before the end of October to find out exactly what is wrong. Sadly this is only part one of the bad news.



Part two involves my upcoming novel Sacrifice HER and my blogging presence. It almost kills me to say all plans for publishing Sacrifice HER will be delayed until further notice (it now has a tentative February 2014 release date). With the chance of my illness being an auto immune disease just by the list of potential illnesses the doctor wanted to test for based off my last doctor's visit, I want to focus fully on my health and also remove any chance that if my prognoses is serious any fear of not being around to promote or share my book. I never planned on being an absentee promoter or author and would rather delay than leave my book to languish or to others. It is awful when I see all the effort and plans I'd made. Just know that this was a tough and heart wrenching decision. But if I had decided to hold back maybe I would renege and only change my mind after things went further and I turned out to be seriously ill. I'd rather delay know than pack up shop later. Thank you for all your support and know I still plan to publish The Sacrifice Series in 2014 though with a slightly amended schedule. When it comes to blogging I have been quite absentee this week and might be again in the future. On the days I doubt I can comment or don't feel well enough to post, I might be absent or just leave comments. Know that blogging has become a passion to me and I will miss all of you when I can't stop by. Again thank you for your support and know this was an extremely tough decision.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your illness, you are wise though to put your health first. I do hope you can get those tests done soon. Take care and know that we will all be around when you are feeling better.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne. It was a tough call and I'm glad for all the support from my fellow bloggers and friends.

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  2. Really sorry to hear you're feeling so poorly. I hope the test results go well. You're right that your health HAS to come first. Take care and I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Sheena-kay, I'm sorry! I'll be praying for you.
    Focus on your health. Then you'll be prepared to release your book. I know it's discouraging, but it's just a short delay, right?

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    1. Yes thinking is positive is definitely the way to go.

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  4. Oh I hate when my blogging friends are going through a difficult time. Wish I could make things better for you. Please take the time you need to get better. Your health is so important, everything else can wait. We'll be here when you get back, so don't worry about that. Sending you lots of positive vibes and virtual hugs and keep us posted if you can. <3

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    1. *Smiles* Thank you Elise and the more positive vibes the better.

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  5. Oh, Sheena, I'm so sorry! I hope it's nothing bad and hope that you feel better soon!

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  6. I'm so sorry! May they find out what is causing it and restore your health quickly.

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  7. Oh my goodness. I pray that you're healed quickly. It's so frightening to be ill and not know what's wrong. We'll all be waiting here when you're ready to promote your book.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear this, Sheena-kay! Hang in there, and we'll all hope for the best. Whenever you're ready to release your book, I'd be more than happy to help you promote it in whatever way I can!

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  9. I'm so sad for you. It's scary to have something like what you described happen. I thought of a stroke. Holy cow! *hugs*

    Take care of yourself. We'll be here when the time is right. Just let us know.

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    1. Thank goodness it doesn't seem to be a stroke so far and thank you.

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  10. I fill with sadness your bad news. I wish you a speedy recovery and cure you completely of your illness . Unfortunately the release of your book but health comes first. Take care of yourself and good luck!

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  11. Do what you have to do for you!

    Healing Prayers and Blessings sent your way

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  12. Psalm 23, 4 - it is my word to You. Keep well!

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  13. Oh, no. I'm so sorry to hear this. I think putting off the release is a good idea, though. You need to take care of YOU right now. You're in my prayers.

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  14. Wow, that is a tough blow for you to deal with. Take it easy and get the rest you need. I pray that this will be something relatively minor that you will be over soon.

    Lee
    A Faraway View

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  15. Get the tests done. Your health is more important than anything else. My prayers and thoughts are certainly with you!

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  16. Oh, Sheena-kay, I'm so sorry! I'm sure this was not an easy decision, but I believe you are right to focus on your health. It is certainly more important. Take care and I hope everything turns out all right.

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    1. Yes it was a tough call Rachel. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  17. I agree with Suzanne - health first and foremost. Take care of yourself and don't add extra stress with self-imposed deadlines. I learned the hard way and nearly gave myself a heart attack.

    <3

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  18. Take as much time as you need Sheena. Health comes first. Let me know if there's something I might be able to do to help. My thoughts are with you and I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you Michael and will let you know.

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  19. Take care of yourself and your health. That is the most important. I'll send up some prayers for you.

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  20. Sorry to hear you've been sick. :(
    And really sorry to hear you have to post pone. But better to do it right than rush and mess it up.

    Hugs and prayers Sheena-kay, hope you feel better soon!

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  21. Oh wow Sheena! I'm so sorry. I hope you feel better soon. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  22. You have my sympathies and wishes for wellness to return with vigor. I understand all too well. Sometimes blogging (and many other things) must take a back seat to serious life issues. Between my wife's recent passing and my own cancer scare, finding things like peace and passion often seems impossible.

    Know that you're in my prayers.

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    1. You're in my prayers as well Jeff and thanks.

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  23. I am so sorry to hear this and absolutely you have to prioritise your health. You are in my thoughts, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  24. Oh my word I'm so sorry to read this! I'm praying for you. And please don't hesitate to mail me if you need some more prayers.

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  25. I'll be praying for you Sheena-kay, that it's not a serious ailment like you fear and that you'll get well quickly. You are a dear blogger friend to many, and we'll do as much as we can to help you get as close to your original goals as quickly as possible. Take care and get the rest you need. Writer’s Mark

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear about your illness. I think it is perfectly understandable that you want to hold off on releasing your book and I wish you all the best with your test. Thinking of you ((hugs))

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  27. hey Sheena-kay,

    you've been such a friend and suporter to me and I was shocked to hear about your illness.
    obviously, you're right in wanting to take care of your health first, so sending you prayers and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    ((Sheena-kay))

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    1. Mark you have been a great support as well and thank you.

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  28. I'm sorry to hear about your illness. You have my deepest sympathies :( I know you'll get well soon. I'll pray for your health!

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  29. HUGE hugs, Sheena-kay. I hope and pray you find the answer to your illness quickly and start to mend. Your health is so important so don't feel guilty for not being able to visit the blogsphere.

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  30. Oh no! Hey, whatever you have to do, take care of yourself first. We eagerly await your novel, but pushing any book at the risk of your health is not worth it. We're here for you and we'll gladly pick up the baton as soon as you say the word. Get well soon! :)

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  31. Oh, I'm so sorry to read this, Sheena-kay! I am sending all kinds of hugs and good wishes your way. I hope the lab tests will bring some answers for you and you will be on the road to recovery soon. Take care and know we are all here for you! *hugs*

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  32. Oh Sheena-kay! That is horrible. You focus on your health first and foremost. Get better. I will be praying for you quick and speedy recovery my dear!

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  33. Sheena-kay, your health is more important than any book, promotion, etc. Wishing you a speedy recovery with good news.

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  34. Oh man! Here's hoping you're able to get back on your feet quickly. I'll send prayers your way.

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  35. No! That is so super sucky! I am so bummed for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  36. Praying for you, Sheena-kay! Please let me know if you need anything. <3

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  37. Hey, Sheena,
    Hopped over from your last post. I understand your disappointment, but holding off until you feel fit and ready is a good move. You have a large family here that you can count on to help.

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  38. Oh God, how scary - no wonder you're feeling like you need to take time and focus on yourself!! I'm so sorry that you have to push back the release of your book, but I think it's such a smart thing to do. I'm even sorrier you're having to deal with this.

    Don't worry about the blogosphere - we'll be here! I'm thinking of you and sending good, healing vibes.

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  39. I'm sorry to hear about your illness. I hope they can make an accurate diagnosis and soon so that you can get on with your passions again. You will be missed, but we will all be waiting for your return, and will enjoy it when and if you can pop in for a while. Please take care. I'll be praying.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  40. Hey Sheena! I suffer from an auto-immune disease that causes frequent absences from my blog. (And sometimes a little brain fog that causes me to make grammatical errors and transpose letters sometimes.) Some days I am too weak to get out of bed. I will pray for you as I know how trying living with health limitations can be. A good support system and an active prayer life has been key, for me. Hang in there!

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