Its been an interesting last week or so. My blog has been receiving a lot of hits, so much so that I know have had visitors from 70 different countries, although I suspect some of those are bots if my spam queue on comments is anything to go by.
Exciting news though. I am scheduled to be on BBC Essex at 10am on Wednesday to talk about my blog, my condition and my book. ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ )I should be on for about 10 minutes, but its pretty exciting. Its nice that people will hear about my condition and know there is somewhere to look as a resource.
Hopefully this will really help getting the word out there. Sometimes I wonder if this is really worthwhile but when you see comments like:
Hi I found your blog after lots of googling and worrying 28 years old and heading to haem and oncology this friday for bone marrow results, suspected lymphoma of spleen and bone marrow. large spleen and lush night sweats. reading your blog tonight has helped me to put the worry into some perspective. in short its ace. thank you.
This makes it worthwhile. Also it does give me a reality check when I look at how far I have come in the last 10 months since I was diagnosed. For a while there I went through a rough patch, things were tough and it was difficult to stay positive. Since then I have published the book I always meant to and worked hard on my company and my blog. Because I found it so difficult I think a blog stretching out into years might be a really good thing as many people see the diagnosis as a short term thing. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think!
In terms of books I have now sold 180 and with a few projects in the works this is all good money for charity. So far I have raised about £500 or so, but as that was in the last month I think I will do much better than that.
Check it out here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Robert-Mr-Marcus-Evans/dp/1495975606 and I am giving my proceeds to charity.
Its getting some good reviews too, so if you’ve had a chance to read it please feel free to let me know what you thought.
The one independent one I’ve had so far is available to see here, which isn’t how I would have described the book but is certainly interesting.
A disturbing and thought provoking glimpse into the origins of a murderer, Robert by @StartupMarcus http://ow.ly/vUYq4
Finally I have a cold. Its nothing really, just a selection of blocked sinuses, but its easy to worry that its more than that when you are running around with a something far more serious. You just have to sometimes tell yourself off and realise sometimes a cold is just a cold.
So all good, I’ll let you know how I get on next week. I’ve just hit 14000 views and looking forward to trying to get 20000 before the end of the year its been around.
Keep well everyone and catch you next week.
I have been reading your blog with great interest. I had a splenectomy one year ago and am doing really well. SMZL is hard to understand especially when I read you have to take antibiotics and you had high white cell counts. My white cells were low and I was never told I needed antibiotics I did have ivig treatments though hope you are well.