Mar 31, 2012 - 4:30 pm
I’m a writer. Not a good one, but a writer who has been fortunate enough to have had two books published over the last 10 years. I finished those books while working at a full-time job. It was a tough thing to do but, unlike other things I have tried in my life, I stuck with it. I retired in 2009 with the intention of devoting all my free time to writing. Who knows, I thought, I might have a best seller someday. The pipe dream of all writers. Then came that telephone call from my doctor and all of my plans flew out the window. I haven’t written a thing in the past year and a half except for postings here. For the past 19 months I have thought about nothing but cancer. I’ve decided that this has to stop. I’m a Stage 1 with an excellent prognosis. I believe I still have a few books left in me. Being a member of this exclusive club has been a great privilege. I hope a few folks here have benefited a little by some of my posts. But I think this place has become a major distraction. I am a Christian, not a metaphysicist, but I think, like many spiritual ideas, there is at least some truth to the metaphysical theory that we attract what we think about most. I have been thinking too much about kidney cancer. Visiting here everyday has not helped me to stop thinking about it. It has practically consumed me. So I’m going to stop visiting and posting here. Cold turkey. It will be tough but I need to get back to a normal life. l just wanted to thank everyone for their participation here. It’s a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live here. I leave the newcomers in the reliable hands of so many of you thoughtful and caring people. God bless you all and I pray for NED (no evidence of disease) for every single person here.