Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good News and Bad

First the good news. My blogger friend, Kim at Liv Life bestowed a Stylish Blogger Award on Tastemonials recently. I always feel so honored when someone recognizes my blog with an award. Thank you so much, Kim. And if you think my blog is stylish now, wait until I implement my new design. I’ve had it ready since December, but I’m afraid to attempt installation with my limited technical skills. I have to wait until I can coordinate schedules with my friend and technical consultant, Steve. I’m afraid I’ll blow something up if I try to do it on my own.

The rules of the award are that I should tell you 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 10 other stylish bloggers. I’ll work on most of this in the near future, but for now I’ll start with one thing about myself. That’s where the bad news comes in.

For anyone who has followed my blog for a while, you may remember that the way it began was during a medical leave from my job around this time last year. After two surgeries and while undergoing treatment for cancer, I started writing as a creative outlet. I go for checkups every three months and everything appeared fine in my December appointment. But the lab results came back suspicious.

So tomorrow I am scheduled for biopsies to check out the situation. It’s a short procedure and the recovery should be quick. In a week or so, I’ll know if I have to do another round of treatment. The good news in the bad news is the treatment isn’t terrible, it’s just very fatiguing. More time to cook and write, I guess, if I have to take two months off from work again.  With this kind of tumor, it is almost a given that it comes back, I had just hoped it wouldn’t be so soon. And maybe it won’t be. 


  1. Oh, Judy.... good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you, sending postitive/healing thoughts your way.

  2. Sending positive thoughts and a prayer your way. Congrats on the award, it's much deserved. Hope you are well soon.

  3. Judy...I'm praying for you, too! I'm not going to say, "So sorry, Judy!" until you know for sure what the results are/will be. Still, I'm sorry you have to go through the worry at all! Thinking of you and sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers!!!

  4. hi Judy! I just got your comment on my blog but couldn't find your email to respond. here's a link to the bay area food bloggers group--if there's any sort of event or meet up, it'll show up on there.

    and btw, i'm quite close to you. i'm down the road in santa clara.

  5. Saw your comment this morning, I'm so glad you mentioned you were not feeling too badly after the procedure... you have been on my mind!! XO

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