I really didn't mean to be away so long. My computer got a bad virus and half the hard drive was wiped. I managed to save almost everything, but still, it's a horrible frustration. Now I've got Linux on my machine and it's been quite a challenge trying to relearn how to use this computer.
That's not even the worst of it, though. Things keep happening here, busy things, sad things. Our upstairs neighbors have been having a bad, bad time---their daughter was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, and had to have several cancerous tumors removed. Her father was in the hospital visiting her and collapsed; they rushed him to the ER and he was diagnosed with severe kidney failure. He's doing better and has medicine now, and the poor girl is in good spirits despite the terrifying state of things with her right now. She's just had her first chemo and radiation therapy. My aunt was also diagnosed with a form of lymph node cancer; it is treatable but incurable, so even if it goes into remission it can come back again and again.
Sad news, sad news. There have been other things and issues as well, but these are the ones I will ask for prayers and well-wishes for. If you do pray, and you can spare a word for these poor, good people, I would be eternally grateful. <3
I'm hoping that things will start to get better from here.
I've missed you all so much. I want to give you all hugs. Getting my blog up and running again, and getting to read all your blogs again as well, is going to be at least one happiness back in my life. <3 I hope you have all been well.
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