I haven’t been writing more blogs of late as I am working on publishing a book from most of my previous blogs. Included in this book will be numerous comments from my readers which have been invigorating to re-read.. Reviewing the blogs, editing (phew! how did I allow so many mistakes to get past me? I was often careless in my writing!) and making decisions as to which ones to include has been an interesting, complex process..
As I re-read these old blogs I am struck by how much they revealed about my state of mind at the time of writing and the physical and emotional struggles I was experiencing at various stages of the last decade. Burdened with care-giving of my aging parents and their death, my own heart attack, a hip replacement, difficulties with mobility, aging have been the key obstacles to a better quality of life for myself. However, self reflection, has been the reward for all these challenges. I understand fibromyalgia now, more completely than ever. The greatest gift has been the support I received from my readers. I’m not going to include my responses to each person who contributed comments, but the stories they have to tell and the support and advice they have given has resulted in a very enriching ‘new’ book.
I have learned to pace myself (somewhat) so I can’t promise when this book will be completed but do stay tuned.
I want to thank you, my dear readers, for the wonderful comments you have submitted over the years. Since you were so kind as to include your full names I can only assume you were willing to, and in some cases eager to, cite your full names on your comments. In the book I will eliminate your last names, except in a few cases when it is appropriate to leave them in. I do so to protect your anonymity even though they are in the public domain on the blogs. If you have submitted a comment over the years and want to have it deleted from the blogs of the past you can always let me know.