As you might have seen a few weeks ago, I am unfortunately shutting down A Simple Love of Reading.
At the end of October my husband was rushed to a Toronto, ON., hospital for an emergency craniotomy. What initially began as a severe headache quickly took a turn for the worse. There was severe swelling and a blood clot the size of a grapefruit in his brain. The surgery was a complete success, but now we had to find out WHY there was such a severe bleed in his brain. Two weeks later we found out.
It’s cancer. It's stage 4. And it’s not curable. Because there were no outward signs of the disease, the tumors spread and just kept growing. I’m grateful that we found the tumors when we did, because we could have lost him without warning. Now we at least have a few more years.
Thankfully we live in Canada and have a lot of options when it comes to healthcare. In fact we are on a clinical trial that specifically targets my husband’s type of cancer. And there have even been patients that live up to five years longer than they were originally given. That gives us five more years together as a family.
So, it is with a heavy heart on the anniversary of when I began A Simple Love of Reading, that I say goodbye to all of my readers here on the blog. My attention needs to be on my family right now, and although blogging doesn’t take up THAT much time in my life…Every moment spent with my husband and our children is now precious to me.
Thank you for being a follower and putting up with me for as long as you have!! Keep reading my friends and know that I’m still around somewhere with a book in my hands too.
|Summer Vacation 2014|
P.S. I will be keeping my Twitter and Tumblr accounts active if you are interested in following me there.