March 19th, 2013

Finally…Dancing the Maypole is finished and will be on line very soon. The only thing left to do is format the e-book (another job for the Goblin). Previously there was a lag between the online book going live and the e-book getting done, but I know some of you prefer the e-book format so I wanted to have it all done and ready at the same time. I’ll be sending out a newsletter soon!

I finally know why it’s taken me so long to write the book. I went to the doctors the other week and the blood test revealed a big problem with my thyroid. I wasn’t just imagining my brain running slow. It was a bit unnerving when I picked up the phone to find the doctor had actually called me (not a receptionist) to request that I come in the next day to give some more blood to double check the findings. In movies this sort of scene is always accompanied by morbid music in a minor key! He mentioned going into hospital to see a specialist and possible tests. Strangely, knowing there’s something really wrong has really lowered my stress level. Hopefully I’ll soon feel better and be able to write faster.

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  1. Natealle
    March 19th, 2013 at 17:13 | #1

    I’m glad that you found out what is wrong–what a kind of relief for you! I hope that your thyroid issue is figured out and you get to feeling better! I admire your perseverance in getting Dancing the Maypole finished. And I know everyone is with me in saying: Yay! and Congratulations! and Be Well! 🙂

  2. March 19th, 2013 at 19:13 | #2

    Thank you for your well wishes! I’m looking forward to having some energy. 🙂

  3. March 20th, 2013 at 15:00 | #3

    Do take care, the characters will always be there in \the wings\ might give them some reflection time on their behavior and be nice to you.

  4. Renata
    March 20th, 2013 at 15:42 | #4

    Cari honey, have you gone to the doctor’s to continue checking on your health…. I understand the relieve to know something is amiss, but your tone is too breezy my friend. Do go! Do Check it…. You are important to all of us, not only for your writings and photos, but for all that makes Cari, the crazy-dreamer-romantic-funny girl you are. Take care.

  5. March 21st, 2013 at 06:57 | #5

    That’s a good point! Character’s might not sleep, but they can do navel gazing. I’m going to try harder to take better care of myself. I don’t want to die with unfinished stories. That would drive me crazy…wondering how the stories were supposed to end. I’d end up in some ghostly story-telling group of dead writers situated in some creepy forest clearing taking turns telling a chapter at a time. I will take better care!

  6. March 21st, 2013 at 07:13 | #6

    Hello Renata, you are SO lovely! I’m just waiting for the doctor to get some more results so he can call me back in and tell me what I’ll be doing. Because my thyroid is overactive (a bit more complicated to treat apparently than under active) he wants me to see an endocrinologist. I don’t know how long I’ll have to wait for that appointment, but hopefully I’ll be able to see someone soon. If there’s a waiting list it might take a month or two. I suspect it will depend on the results of the second blood test. I am feeling much less stressed though. I was so worried they were going to tell me I was only imagining I felt poorly.

  7. Lily
    March 28th, 2013 at 15:32 | #7

    Dear Cari,
    I’m glad that you went to the Dr. hope all additional tests will scare your worries away
    We have been missing your stories but everything worth the wait if that’s for your health

  8. March 29th, 2013 at 14:07 | #8

    Hello Lily! I hope it was worth the wait. Dancing the Maypole as of today, is finally on my website. It will be a few more days until the e-book is ready, but it feels so good to get this far. Happy Reading! 🙂

  9. avis
    March 29th, 2013 at 21:50 | #9

    Wish you the best with your health, Cari. Pity, like our tonsil, we can’t just get rid of our thyroid when it becomes cranky. Anyhow, you do know we (your fans, friends, and everyone else)are rooting -and those who pray will say a prayer for you.

  10. April 1st, 2013 at 10:45 | #10

    Thanks Avis, all prayers are much appreciated! I’ve got an appointment to see the Doctor this week to hear about the second blood test. I’m hoping he’ll then set in motion a trip to the endocrinologist. I know these things take time to sort out, but in an ideal world I’d love to feel almost normal in six months. In the real world it will probably be a year or more, but one can dream. At least there are things they can do. I feel sorry for sick people who have every imaginable test and the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong. I’ll be thinking healthy thoughts. I hope life is being kind to you!!!

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