Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Health Update

I don't write a lot of personal posts here, but several people have asked about my health, so I thought I'd say a few words.

Some of you saw me in New Orleans at the Bouchercon, and while I was managing pretty well, I wasn't in top form, especially on Saturday.  I did mange the airports and the short drives to and from Houston Hobby without much trouble.

I'm happy to report that I've improved a good bit since then.  I feel good most of the time.  I'm stronger and have more stamina.  My blood pressure is fine, and tests have shown that I don't have any heart problems or brain issues.

Chemo looms, but I'm willing to postpone it as long as the doctor is.  She assured me earlier that I'd need it at some point, but so far that point hasn't arrived.  Maybe she was waiting until I got stronger.  I have no appointments currently scheduled, so I'm keeping a low profile.

So that's where things stand.  Thanks to everyone for all the kindnesses and good thoughts so far, but don't forget me.  I'm not out of the woods yet.

34 comments:

Rick Ollerman said...

No one's forgetting you, Bill. Just keep it going....

Deb said...

Great news! Your doctor will let you know when chemo is required. Just keep doing what you're doing. You have lots of prayers, good thoughts, and good karma on your side. Take care!

J. Kingston Pierce said...

It's good to hear that you're feeling better, Bill.

Cheers,
Jeff

Richard said...

Thanks for the update Bill. You are in my thoughts.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Forget you? As if! Never happen.

That is indeed excellent news. Our friends with health issues are always in my thoughts and you are right up near the top.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

You are unforgettable. Things sound pretty good which makes us really happy for you and all of us.

Happy turkey Day,

Jackie

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Glad to hear it.

George said...

We're all rooting for you!

Bud said...

Although we've never formally met, through this blog and your books, you'd be pretty hard to forget 8-) Best wishes for continued recovery from one cancer survivor to another!

Jerry House said...

Hoping things continue on the upward path. We need you around for many years to come.

Ronald Tierney said...

I read you every morning.

Fred Blosser said...

Keep on truckin', Bill.

Ben Boulden said...

Great news, Bill. But you're still very much in my thoughts. Here is to your continuing recovery.

Ben

Richard Robinson said...

It's all already been said, but I didn't want you to think you're not in our thoughts every day. Be well, my friend.

Vince said...

Great to hear it, Bill. Happy Thanksgiving.

Howard said...

Hang in there, buddy. Lots of good moments down the line!

michael said...

Nothing but good thoughts on a daily basis! Happy Thanksgiving Bill.

Kathy said...

I've never met you, but I read your blog and Facebook posts every day. I feel like I know you and the VBKs. Wishing you good times and good health.

Steph said...

Forget you-never!
Thank you for the update. I guess this is one of the uncomfortable parts of being so well known and loved. You are so important to so many of us.
Sending good thoughts your way.

Cap'n Bob said...

I think about you every day. I say to myself, "When's Crider going to give me that twenty he owes me?" Then I remember it's Missy Crider and I owe her twenty. How I miss my mind.

But seriously, you may not be out of the woods yet but at least you're not in that bleak, impenetrable jungle you seemed to be in a few months ago. Best always.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Crider,

Best of wishes. I love coming here and reading your posts. Hope your health continues to improve.

Sincerely,

Eric

RHovey, CA said...

Keep on keeping' on Bill. Wishing you the very best in your battle.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

This is excellent news. Keep on keeping on.

Cele Deemer said...

Keep on rocking, Bill!

Annette said...

I could never forget you, Bill. I think of you daily and continue to hold you close in my thoughts and prayers.

Priscilla said...

Have been cheering you on from the start, Bill, and will continue. Happy Thanksgiving!

Janet Rudolph said...

Good news. Glad you're feeling better and stronger. Happy Thanksgiving.

Karen Reittinger said...

Never, ever forgotten, Bill. Happy Thanksgiving!

Loretta Scott said...

I wouldn't forget you. You have my continuing good wishes. Very glad to read how you've improved.

Rob said...

That is great news Bill! Hoping you continue to feel stronger and stronger.

Aubrey Hamilton said...

Excellent, excellent news! We need you here with us.

Walker Martin said...

That's great news Bill. Thanks for the update.

Max Allan Collins said...

Not likely to forget an unforgettable guy like Bill Crider. Hang in. I'm right alongside you.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better.