Monday, December 14, 2009

What Are You Reading On Monday

A weekly event hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. A very disappointing reading week for me, all I managed was a few pages of Fire, couldn't seem to concentrate on anything.

On the medical front, I do want to keep you updated as many of you send emails/comments asking how things are going and your care and concern means a lot. Results are starting to come in, the haematolgist is sure that my youngest son and I have a platelet function disorder, (just not one that they know the name of) and probably my eldest son too, but he still requires further testing. As medical technology advances we may have a name for it but suffice to say, the boys will continue to be treated for bleeds and hopefully my mad keen soccer player will continue to do what he loves doing; talent, determination plus treatment and god willing. I'm having a hysterectomy on the 29th Dec which will take care of things in the cervical cancer department and hopefully my nose-diving iron but having a transplanted kidney and hypertension makes things a little more complicated and scary but at least we get to enjoy Christmas. And my eldest son's girlfriend has her cardiac surgical appointment this week so *phew* things are moving along. It's much easier to cope when you have answers.

I do have reviews done and scheduled for this week (I know don't fall off your chairs with the shock) so shouldn't be such a dull week on my blog and I hope to have my Dec/Jan competition up so come back and visit.


Books Completed Last Week:

none, zip, nada, nil LOL


This Week's Reading List:

FIRE by Kristen Cashore - page 205

BLUE MOON by Alyson Noel

Not too sure what else, maybe an audiobook??



  1. It's good to hear that you and your loved ones have gotten some answers. I hope you and your family can enjoy a peaceful and wonderful Christmas, Teddyree!

    LOL I completed just as many books as you did last week, that's a first I think.

  2. Me too, I didn't read a single page. Maybe I can change that this week though. It's great that Christine's appointment is this week and I really hope she gets some answers. xoxo

  3. Wow, there is so much going on with you and your family regarding health issues! I hope that they give the platelet disorder a name so that will at least give you somewhere to start. I'll be thinking of you on the 29th...I just know everything will be fine!!! Looking forward to your fun reviews this week. Now sit back and relax a bit!!!

  4. Oh My! There is a lot going on as Staci said. I said a prayer for you and fam, and prayed for wisdom for your doctors. Thanks for the update.

    I hope you can have some fun reading time this week.

    Take care.

  5. PS

    my What Are You Reading is here:

  6. Oh my goodness, (hug). This makes my little virus very, very little. More (hugs)!
    My Monday is here:

  7. Hi Teddyree

    Gee, I hope everything turns out okay for you and the boys (and eldest's girlfriend too.) You will remain in my thoughts and prayers for a happy and healthy season and beyond. I'll be thinking of you on the 29th, please take care sweetie.



  8. You do have a lot to cope with. I hope you manage to find some peaceful reading time for yourself this week.

  9. Good that you are getting answers and thank you so much for keeping us posted!

    On the reading front, I dearly loved BLUE MOON and hope you will too.

  10. I'm glad you're at least closer to some answers and hope that things stay controlled and easy from here on out medically!

    ::falls off chair and knocks head, briefly blacking out:: Wait a minute! How many reviews did you get written? Are you caught up to me again? I was feeling so smug and now you've gone and ruined it. LOL!

  11. Oh my! I didn't realise you were so poorly. I hope you and your family manage to have a peaceful Christmas, as you sound like you have had an awful year. Take it easy and don't worry about the reading. Are any of us actually getting any reading done? I haven't looked at a book since last Tuesday.

  12. I am so glad that I am not the only whose reading has been suffering. Unlike you though, my reviews have been falling by wayside as well.
    Congrats on having reviews done and ready to go. Whew!

    I wish you, as always, a fabulous week! I also, as always, wish you and your family good health. I hope the stress of everything is starting to calm down a bit.

  13. I'm so happy you have answers. I completely agree that it's easier to cope when you know what your dealing with. Best wishes from Jake, Gregory and I for successful treatments and surgery. We're really pulling for you. Being soccer nuts ourselves we have a special hope that your son will still get to share his talent on the field! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    You read a couple of great books this week and hopefully you'll get more time to be swept away by the magic of more.

    Enjoy the holidays!

    And by the way, it's never dull on your blog!

  14. Oh, my, you are certainly facing challenges, but you are so right. It's good to get answers.

    I hope everything goes well for you and your family!

    The Debbie Macomber book is a good one for times when we want to feel better!

    My post is here:

  15. Glad to know you got some answers and will be able to enjoy the holidays. best of luck with surgery after.

    Happy Reading

  16. I can't wait to read your review of Fire!

  17. Kristen ~ I so needed that laugh, everytime I read your comment I crack up! And don't worry you're still safe. I've done 3 reviews but ... now I'm going to try and get another one done just to *unsmug* you LMAO. hmmm will that catch me back up??

  18. THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET by Debbie Macomber was great I like that series, have a fun week!

  19. I love Macombers book - she i like my lazy Sunday evening sort of read..

    I hope you enjoy that one...

    You do love your YA book... I must try them sometime...


  20. Pumpkin! I'm so sorry I've been slack in reading your blog!!!! I had no idea. I have more medical knowledge than the average bear, so I know about the transplanted kidney and HTN thing. I'm sure they will monitor you closely and make sure ins/outs are all good.

    As far as what your sirgery is for, I hope the pathology comes bacl clean, unless you already know. Thoughts, hugs, and prayers from across the globe.


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