So… I try not to post personal things. I have in the past, but I quite literally shy away from it. The whole reason I started this little blog was to promote my books as well as other fabulous authors. It was to give advice and help guide those just starting out. However, the last month or so I have failed. Big time. Some of you know the reasons already, some of you don’t. For those of you who don’t already know, I’ll explain what I’m apologizing for.
First, there have been considerable changes to my health and the heart failure I deal with. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment. Most recently I got blind-sided with the fact that my son, who is only 15, now shares the same ailment I do. A bad heart. Not something I expected, nor did I want for him, but we’re here nonetheless. All I can do is be strong for him and love him, which I do tremendously. So that has set me back a bit. And in all the chaos, I completely forgot last weeks featured author. I apologized profusely and the man was very nice, not that I expected anything different. I hope to feature him soon, but in the meantime, there will be a new author featured on here Friday and I’m very excited to introduce her to you.
My book blog tour also starts next week. I’m ecstatic and nervous all at the same time. Especially since I haven’t written a lick in who knows when. It’s been quite a while. Hopefully after the coming week I will buckle down and get back to finishing Blake’s Hope. If you’d like to check out the tour and the schedule, here is the link. Book Tour Xpresso Book Tours has been fantastic to work with and I highly recommend them if you are thinking of doing the same. If I am well enough, I also have a book signing coming up in May. That will be a dream come true and quite possibly my only chance, so I am fighting to stay well enough to go.
Now, for those who know about my situation and heart failure, this is a brief update. I won’t go into lengthy detail, but so many of you ask and message. Which is so greatly appreciated by the way. I saw my doctor today and the conclusive result is that my heart is, in fact, getting worse. At this time there is no reversal and there is no slowing the progression. I’m not a candidate for transplant because my other organs have been greatly affected. In a nutshell, there’s too much damage. I will be going Tuesday for more test and will have a monitor implanted in my chest cavity. This will automatically transmit any heart rhythm issues, etc. directly to my doctor. It basically saves me the time of journaling because I have to document EVERYTHING! It will be nice to not have to do that anymore! So anyhow, we’ll see.
I have big plans for my future… or at least I did. I don’t know anymore. Part of me wants to keep fighting. I really do. The other part of me is so exhausted that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going most days. And of course things change. Things you plan. Things you dream about. Sometimes those things just don’t work out. Time will tell I suppose.
Anyhow, thank you all for supporting me. For your kind words and sweet messages. You’ll never know what it means to me. That so many of you, people whom I’ve never even met, have shown me such love and compassion. I’m truly grateful for the great blogging family I have here.