Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Very quick note

Hello folks.

I was going to do an update, but frankly a comment in my last entry has left me feeling pretty depressed and not really wanting to contribute anything right now. I know it shouldn't bother me, but it does -- among other things it blatantly responds to my hope of being cured by saying that I'm not, which is in my opinion just shameful. Anyhow, I'm close to having what my one-time roommate in Arkansas referred to as the "boo hoos" so I'm going to try to just keep off this blog for a day or two.

But I didn't want you to think I'd fallen off the face of the earth, hence this quick note. I'll try to update more substantively later this week.

Be well.

P.S. As an aside, a large part of me wants to take the high road and not even mention this, or even delete the offending comment. However this is all part of the journey, right? It's in keeping with the honesty of the blog -- which I think is something you appreciate -- that I report both the hurtful comment and how it made me feel. So in the end, that wins out. Thanks for understanding.

P.P.S. Please don't interpret this entry as begging for sympathy! Not that it isn't appreciated, of course, but this is a tiny thing compared to the many people that face a more dire diagnosis than I did, or who haven't responded as well to treatment. They are the ones most deserving of compassion from all of us.