Sunday, September 5, 2021

New Developments

 One of these days I'll be able to write a post again where I am not reporting bad news. Recently we had another death in the famiy (one of my husband's brothers — so we've been on "WhatsApp" a lot with scattered family), and I also learned that the fall had done more damage to my shoulder than I had thought. I posted this on Facebook, but realized this morning I should do so here as well to expain why I'm not posting much lately. I'm also posting this on both blogs. 

I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist this Friday about my shoulder — last week had more Xrays taken. I should learn more Friday about whethr surgery or physical therapy is the future.

Other updates: The cataract surgery went very well and Friday I'll have one last check before my opthomologist writes a new prescription. (Here in Braga, the same doctor is both opthamologist and optometrist, which I kinda like.)

Despite all of the above, I've been writing on my book, and I have about 6 chapters left to the end before I rewrite it and send it to my beta readers.

I hope all who stop by are having a good week filled with good activities and good news.

Take care and stay well.


Elephant's Child said...

I am sorry to hear about your bad news - but thrilled to hear that your cataract surgery went well and that you are still writing.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks so much for the kind wishes, E.C. Yes, at present, the good news outweighs the bad news, doesn't it! Hope all is going well for you and yours. Thanks for stopping by.

Kate Larkindale said...

Sorry to hear about all the trouble. Hope things get better soon.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Kate; I hope for good news about the shoulder Friday!

Sandra Cox said...

I'm sorry for your loss and your fall.
Glad, your writing is going well.
Take special care.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. And thanks for the support and good wishes. At this point, I'm really excited again about the book, I'm so close to finishing. I suppose one good thing I've learned in the past year is that I can write in all circumstances and conditions.

Jeanie said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Before I forget, thank you so much for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy and leaving a lovely comment. As you could tell from that ost I am a mystery fan and so I'm very interested in your books and will be checking them out. I hope all is going well post cataract surgery and that the shoulder just requires a little love and attention but no surgery. Have a lovely week.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Jeanie, so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by. And, of course, I'm glad you will be checking out my books. But I will also look forward to your recommendations of good reads. Thanks, too, for the good wishes about my shoulder. Tomorrow I find out the prognosis.