Sorry I have been away from the computer for a while. Came down with another viral thing – just a bad cold but without a fever. Still it slowed me down. I figured out that my new job – working at a gourmet wine and spirits shop a few hours a week – is mainly for my mental health. Unnum, the insurance company that I receive my disability income from, figures this is a good time to do a complete review of my case. I spent an hour in a phone interview with a nice-enough “case specialist”. The company wants to make sure that I am able to live up to my full potential. Working three hours three evenings a week pouring wine at the tasting bar has sent up a red flag from them. Of course I only make 1/3 per hour and 8% a year of what I would be making if I were able to work full-time in my chosen profession, nursing. And I have had to call in sick a number of days since I started work three months ago. They plan to contact all of my physicians and get back in touch with me. I guess they’re just doing their job. It’s a reasonable enough request. Yet somehow I sense that their primary agenda has more to do with their financial health than with my reaching my full potential. I’ll keep you posted.
New thyroid blog
Another email from a new blogger: Hi,
My name is Ann Dunlap, and I’d like my blog to be included on your wonderful website. It’s a thyroid cancer blog, and the link is: Strong in Weakness, Glowin’ in the Dark
I really appreciated finding your website today, as I’ve been recently diagnosed, and looking for anything I can find.
Author, Richard Schimmel, dies
I heard on the news today that Richard Schimmel, author of Cancer on $5 a Day, died of injuries sustained in a car accident. His book was reviewed as our January Book Club selection.
Plans are coalescing for streamlining the look of this site. I want to put more focus on the Cancer Blog List as it is our most used resource. I am working on ways to make it easier to navigate. Coming it soon will be a couple of book reviews.