I am happy to report that I am now back blogging after another hiatus due to this pesky leukemia I have been wrestling with over the past year and a half.
Unfortunately, I had to stop work on the blog in early December when the disease reappeared after being in remission for a year. Soon after, I went into the hospital for a bone marrow transplant. I am now recovering from that procedure which so far appears to have been successful. I still have a ways to go, but I am doing well. I want to thank everyone for all their support throughout. I really appreciate it.
I also want to put in a plug for bone marrow donation. I am the lucky recipient of the marrow from a generous person whose decision to donate may end up saving my life. Contrary to popular (and my own previous) belief, being a donor is not hugely difficult or painful. And to register all it takes is a swab inside your cheek. For more information on the registration process and nearby donation registry drives, the website of the National Marrow Donor Program can be found here. It’s good to be back.