Good Health and Good Luck

Time for a midweek update on the health situations in my family, and fortunately it’s a good one. My dad had his biopsy done and while technically the cancer is incurable, it’s highly manageable. He won’t need chemotherapy, he doesn’t have to make any big adjustments to his life, he just needs to take a prescriptive chemo-drug every day and get checked up three times a year.

It was a very encouraging update. The doctor (my parents both said that she was phenomenal) told my dad in blunt terms that he can still ski, dance at weddings, work, and just carry on like nothing has changed.

As for me, I went to an orthopedic clinic and a doctor saw me about the lump on my left shoulder. It didn’t concern him very much, since it’s soft, malleable, and not painful. He said it’s probably just a lipoma, which is a benign, fatty tumor. He recommended an MRI to be sure, but he sounded sure enough to me so I declined.

Then I got home and told my wife what the doctor said and what I did, and now I have an MRI appointment after a quick call to the office.

Happy wife, happy life, right?

On the writing side of things, I just passed 63,000 words for Creed: Mandate of Heaven this morning, and I also suddenly found the story take an unexpected turn! Funny how sometimes your villain can make an offer to your heroes which suddenly sounds reasonable…

But I won’t give anything away!

Hope you all are doing well today on this Hump Day! Thank you again for reading this blog and supporting my work!

Published by Peter Martuneac

Marine, Boilermaker, husband and father. I'm here to share my thoughts on all things political or philosophical.

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10 Comments

  1. Soooooo glad you’re going for that MRI! Wives know best! LOL! I mean, wouldn’t passing on the MRI be like declining intel before going on a mission? (I think I’ll use that line on my husband!) Better to know for sure!!! Also, great news on your Dad and in your writing progress! YAY!!! Happy Wednesday, Peter!!!

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  2. Hate to say it, BUT, I agree with the previous comments. You want to head into a village you THINK is friendly and without booby traps, or KNOW you’re safe? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› Great news all around though.

    Funny with the story turn also. I actually made a post a good while back about how characters have hijacked my stories a few times. I get TOO into their heads and suddenly the story is off in a different direction, LOL

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    1. Why canโ€™t you people just let me be invincible ๐Ÿ˜›

      And yeah that happens quite a bit! Abby took over what was supposed to be a one-off with His Name Was Zach and squeezed two more books out of me. And now this story took quite the turn itself when the bad guy made a clever play.

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      1. Because in the real world, nobody is invincible (ask Trump, LOLOL), and in stories it’s called being Mary Sue. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

        I’m not surprised about Abby. In fact I think you mentioned as much in a previous post. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s amazing how many other writers I’ve talked to who have had characters hijack the story though; almost all of them.

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