Classes don’t start until next week, but I have a meeting to try to organize the TAs tomorrow morning followed by more meetings. Maybe I can get some things posted over the weekend. Anyway, that’s how things stand now.
Anyway, everything except the books shelves and books have been moved which will happen piecemeal throughout the week. (There’s also a 29 gallon aquarium; it will go when we’ve decided on the final placement of some items.)
I don’t have the computer set up yet. There are a couple of electric outlets foiling my sinister plans for office arrangement. I’m having to rethink where some things like filing cabinets and shelves are going to go. Once I get that worked out, I’ll be back online at home. With that in mind, I finally finished the science fiction novel I’ve been
reading trying to read for at least two weeks. I hope to get the review up at Futures Past and Present in a day or so. I’m not sure what I’ll read and review next. I’m too tired to think about it at the moment. Hopefully by the end of the week things will be back to as c lose to normal as they usually get for me.
I doubt I’ll post much for the next week, although one or two things might show up. I’m waiting on an author to approve an interview. Since that will mostly be cut and paste, once I get his final approval, that will go up along with a review of one of his books. I might blog about short fiction or something if I have a chance, but don’t hold your breath.waiting for a lot of new content. The series on The Warlord is on hold until the move is finished. Several novels and short fiction reviews as well.
Anyway, it’s going to be hectic for a bit, but I hope to be back up to speed within the next two weeks.
My wife has already started job hunting, and while I’m generally optimistic, nothing is guaranteed at this point. I bring all this up so you’ll know that if I seem to disappear for a while, it’s only temporary. I’m going to help with the job hunt however I can. That could cut into my reading, reviewing, and blogging time. Just so you know.
Anyway, we’re much more relaxed than we’ve been for the last few weeks. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. We’ve really appreciated them.
A few weeks ago, my wife Kathy went in for her annual mammogram, although she later told me she was thinking about skipping it this year. Well, the mammogram, done at our PCP’s office, or rather the large clinic he works at, showed something that wasn’t there last year. He referred her to a breast health specialist in town, an wonderful woman who is a breast cancer survivor herself. This doctor did a followup mammogram on the breast in question (the right), saw the same thing, and ordered an MRI and a biopsy.
We got the results back today. The biopsy showed the new growth (something called calcification) to be benign. But the MRI showed a small mass (about the size of the tip of my little finger) in the left breast which didn’t show up on the PCP’s mammogram. It didn’t show up on the followup mammogram we did with the specialist this afternoon. And let me tell you something. The difference in quality of the two mammograms was amazing. The specialist’s showed much more detail than the PCP’s. Lesson: not all mammograms are created equal. Make sure you’re getting the best quality you can.
Anyway, we go in for a followup visit on Thursday morning to discuss options after the doctor has had a chance to examine the sonogram we also did late this afternoon. We’ll probably do another biopsy. The doctor is fairly certain this is benign, but she doesn’t want to take chances. Neither do we. If they do find something, I may start blogging erratically until we get things cleared up. I’ll post a notice if that happens.