Monday, June 14, 2021

Updates


 Hello from Provincetown, where I am comfortably recuperating from major back surgery that has me hopeful and encouraged. So far I'm doing far better than expected. No gardening, no bending or twisting or lifting for another month or two, but all in all I'm doing well. I put this spinal fusion surgery off for years, hoping physical therapy or weight loss or acupuncture or chiropractic treatment etc etc would work. Now, barely three weeks post operatively, I am in far less pain than I've been in the last three years. So come what may I know I made the right decision. 

I'm also unexpectedly readying to have a collection of my poetry published within a few weeks! This has been sweet and exciting and surprising! I took a break from querying my novel at the same time I began reviewing and cleaning up my writing files, and somehow one step has led to another. The book should be available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon sometime in early to mid-July. My feeling is 'thrilling!'

It's beautiful here on Cape Cod as spring falls into summer. JB and I rearranged our outdoor deck from just a grill and picnic table to the addition of a cozy sectional where I can stretch out and read and relax. It took me weeks to decide on the 'right' patio sectional but I lucked out with a great choice.

Wishing each of you a blessed grateful season ahead. Love kj

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad you ae healing well, happy summer!

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    1. Thanks e. Happy summer to you too💜

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  3. I am doing a happy dance that your surgery and recuperation is going well.

    Congrats on the book publication! How do I get a signed copy : ) ?

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    1. 8, will be available on Amazon hopefully in a few weeks and I will send you a signed book plate! I will love to know what you think 💜

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  4. I hope you continue to recover fully so you can be pain free KJ. Very much looking forward to buying your book. Big hug xx Jos

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    1. Hi Jos, I don’t know if you can order through Amazon: if not, I’ll mail you a copy. I hope you like the poems. Some may be familiar to you.
      Love kj

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  5. I LOVE that book cover. Will ask someone in the US to get me a copy. We are in India. Oh kj, Congratulations!!! On the recovery and on this book. i am so, so happy for you!

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  6. Even way out here in Oregon, I heard a news segment this week about how high Covid rates are on Cape Cod, and, of course, I immediately thought of you, my Dear.

    "Now, barely three weeks post operatively, I am in far less pain than I've been in the last three years."

    I feel quite joyful upon learning this because I have some idea how much you've suffered! I congratulate you for making every effort to avoid surgery, and I congratulate you for finding the courage to have surgery. I too just had surgery, but--nearly three weeks out--I'm still in more pain than before, although I have reason to hope that it will decrease. even if it doesn't, the necessity of having surgery was clearly obvious, my life being at risk if I didn't.

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