Sorry folks-I didn't mean to post such serious life stuff and then disappear! I had to step away from the internet for a few days, but I am back now and all is reasonable well. (Or as well as it ever was....)
THANK YOU for all the thoughtful and kind comments and emails about my last post. It was a bit nerve wracking to "out" myself about my diagnosis, but I *think* I am glad I did it. Keeping that kind of a secret felt incongruant with who I really am, even though at the time it was necessary. It feels freeing to not have to worry about people knowing or not knowing anymore.
In any case, there will be new posts, post haste!