Sunday, November 14

Today, it's all words...

It's time to make it official.  I need to put my blog on hiatus.

Unfortunately, I was rather naive in my thinking, and completely uneducated when it came to living with, and through, the treatment of breast cancer, complicated by an inflammatory disease.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of learning that the lump in my breast was cancer.  Today I feel the impact of that news far more deeply than I ever thought I would.  To keep things simple I'll just say that I continue to have a very difficult time tolerating the side effects of medication that I need to take to combat the chance of recurrence.  That chance is significant enough to make this process worthwhile, and allowing time is the only way to see it through.  What energy I do have is needed to keep myself going through the renovation process, which continues, but seemingly at a snails pace.  

If I have a great day, I may dive in and happily create and pop myself in here, but I need to lift the idea of having a blog from my shoulders for now.  I will miss you all, and I hope to return sooner than later (and I most certainly will return!), but my heart and hands need a rest, officially.

I do move in and out of Face Book more regularly and casually, if you'd like to connect with me there.  

Until a time not so long from now, 
           I take pause, 
with peace and love, Karin

51 comments:

  1. I'm gonna miss you till you return to bloglanda. I am glad you are removing this from your plate as you have a large enough serving of other things.

    You will be well

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  2. Sending you big, big love and healing as you take your thoughtful pause...
    Love you, Karin.

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  3. Take care of yourself Karin. Sending you healing thoughts, and praying for your continued recovery. Be well.

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  4. Take care Karin. We will be here for you. Hugs and healing thoughts to you.

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  5. we wont forget you! and will be waiting to see some of your wonderful artwork when you feel up to it! dont let the slowness of the renovation get you down! just keep nagging those guys! xxoo lyle

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  6. We understand, I understand.

    Take pause and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers, as you have from my first visit.

    Blessings.

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  7. Taking pause is a very intelligent thing to do. I know you need the pressure of blogging lifted. Good luck on your treatments. I will be thinking of you and will leave your post up on my blogroll for when you return.

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  8. keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Karin, rest and heal.. love to you,Diana

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  9. We're not going anywhere, we'll wait :-) you take care of you so you can heal. Our thoughts are with you.
    Hugs

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  10. Wishing you strength and great healing...we will be here when you feel ok to blog...Sometimes it's ok to come in and just say hi! even if you don't feel like posting much!
    Thinking of you

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  11. Take your time! We love you!

    moo

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  12. Take care, go slowly and care for your self.I will be thinking of you and look forward to the time you can return to your blog.
    we all need some time out in our lives.

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  13. good for you, I will see you on FB! xo

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  14. Do what you need to do~~healing is a slow process and heaven knows you have enough without blogging now.
    And hey, we'll still be around!
    We're the cheering section!!!
    ;D

    Take care~~
    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  15. I will miss you my friend. Take care of your self and my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Katelen

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  16. We will be in spots all over the earth, praying that you continue to keep the cancer at bay,praying you stay strong and bold in the challenge of it, and that you find a deep rest your very special soul.

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  17. karin,

    i will continue to keep you in my thoughts, carry you in my heart and lift you in my prayers. deep peace to you on this healing journey.

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  18. Thanks Karin for all you have given of yourself on the blog. It has made my life brighter and richer. Looking forward to seeing you here again . My prayers and thoughts much love

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  19. Take care of yourself, Karin.

    You and your beautiful blog will be missed, but there are certainly more important things.

    See ya on Facebook.

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  20. Take care my dearest Karin. Don't feel obligated. If you decide to return because you want to share something, that's okay too. Take care of yourself first. I am including you in my prayers. Tsup! Tsup!

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  21. totally understand and there should be no pressure or obligation to blog. wishing you all the best and lots of positive healing thoughts :)

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  22. hi karin, your wellbeing is so very important.. wishing you well and yep, see you on fb ;)

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  23. Dearest Karin, please do whatever you need to in order to recover. We, your loyal readers are grateful for the beauty you bring into our lives with your posts and art. And we will be waiting for you whenever you feel ready to return xo

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  24. I'll miss your blog entries here, but i'm glad to hear that you nourish your self.

    Wish you lots of strength and I trust that universe will keep sending the prayers to you.

    Take care
    hugs and love
    M

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  25. thinking of you always Karin...sending love and healing energy your way sweetie. Rest, rest, rest.

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  26. Dear Karin, so wise to use your time in the way you need to. I will really miss your thoughtful words and big open heart. Sending you healing wishes with love, pen x

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  27. Peace, reprieve, healing, and light to you, Karin.

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  28. I thank you all for your gracious support. I am so grateful knowing that you all are out there sending out those supportive thoughts and prayers and waves of love!! Your understanding and care is appreciated immensely, and makes it easy for me to know this decision was the best. I'll be here and there, in and out, and thinking of you all, joyfully, ❤ Karin

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  29. I'll be here when you get back. Best wishes.

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  30. karin, blogging's supposed to be fun, right? so come back when the time is right and know your friends here will effortlessly wait to welcome you anytime.

    i think of you, send healing prayers, and wave to you from your neighboring state!

    love
    love
    kj

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  31. I only just recently found your blog, so I have much to look at while you take your rest fight the good fight! I will be think of you and praying for you!

    Danisha

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  32. oh, my word.
    I can't even find words.

    prayers for health for you.

    I will spend time reading your archives and getting to "know" you if that's okay.

    and thank you for taking the time to comment on my post at Laura's.

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  33. We'll miss you, but "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do", as my son liked to say at the age of three. Take care of yourself, and know that we'll all be here waiting for you, with love. I visualize you whole and healed, as I know you will be.

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  34. It is kind of apropos. You will take some time because you are Beyond Words- for now. Prayers for healing and rest, and strength for believing in yourself (and for putting up with house renovations that take forever) and love for when you just need to feel safe. hugs - teri

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  35. Rest dear sister...you are on the road to recovery. May Gog bless and keep you safe earth angel. You are so loved. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  36. thinking of you Karin and it's good to take stock of what is best for you and your health. Glad that i can keep tabs on you on FB! :)
    love ya,
    bridgette

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  37. ~my healing thoughts and blessings be with you each day...pause...breathe and simply enjoy each day without worry...and pressure of being here...something you need not worry about...as most said...we are here...our thoughts remain and a welcome surprise it will be when you visit...much l♥ve and light always shining brightly upon you~

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  38. Karin,

    I wish you the warmest of thoughts as the winter dawns and hope that your days are filled with beautiful images on which your eyes can rest.

    With love,
    Hannah

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  39. Take care dear Karin. I understand, ofcourse i do. And we, your blogging friends are going nowhere.
    I wish you lots of strenght and i'm sending you my LOVE, all of my love.....

    Hugs, kisses and all the best.

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  40. Take care and rest. And love your own life whether you are feeling good or not. I will check in from time to time...

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  41. Happy dance.

    I always remember and smile.
    Blog break is good.

    Blessings and health to you Beautiful.

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  42. i do miss your art, take care of you and rest well, soon will come

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  43. Sending you love and big gentle hugs. Take time to take care of you and I look forward to seeing you again when you are ready.

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  44. Thinking of you Karin!

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  45. Many thanks to you all!! I am finally feeling myself returning to myself and I am looking forward to returning to visit and share with you all very soon. I am very grateful for all your well wishes and patient care as I recover. love, Karin

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  46. I've been following your blog for a couple of years, I guess. It's great. I will send healing thoughts your way, and wait patiently for your return to the blogosphere with even more wonderful ideas inspired by the experiences you are going through now.

    Peace and blessings to you,

    Sherril

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  47. LOVE you, girlfriend and thinking of you. I have a link that may interest you (you may have encountered it before) -- I support you and your decision and just wanted you to know how much I care about and for you!

    XOXOXO!

    Liz

    Link: http://my.crazysexylife.com/group/crazysexyautoimmunealliance

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  48. Arrived safely back in Australia. Every day, I continue to refer people to your fantastic blog. It is such a joy to do so. Your candid reflections and touching artistry continue to inspire and uplift others on their own journeys. Peace and love are already yours. Simply reclaim all that you are and remember more about why every choice is meaningful.

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