The best laid plans…

“When Man plans, God laughs.”

My mother has been saying this a lot lately.  I’ve never been religious at all, but I think this maxim characterizes my life pretty accurately right now.  When I picked up this blog again in October, I had planned to use it as a way to (mostly privately) motivate myself to start dealing with my mental health and financial issues.

And then I got really sick, wound up in the hospital, and was subsequently diagnosed with cancer.

They think it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but mostly my diagnosis is a bit up in the air.  I had always thought that cancer was mostly a straightforward diagnosis, but it turns out that there’s a lot of waiting and wondering before you get solid information.

It’s killing me, but I’ll cover that later.

In order to keep myself sane, process some of my grief, and vent on some topics that have been on my mind recently, I’ll be writing here as often as I can manage.  I’ll probably share my posts on Twitter as well, as I know there are a few folks out there who would like to keep track of how I’m doing.

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