Friday, November 24, 2017

Update

Dear blog friends and family, I spent Wednesday in the ER and Thanksgiving in a Observation Room.  I'm not sure what they observed, but they couldn't find anything to explain my deep fatigue.  So I'm back home and will try to keep the blog going in abbreviated for for as long as I can.  Thanks for all your encouragement.  A friend of mine reminded me not long ago of an old song we both loved when we were kids, and I'm seeing those blue shadows on the trail.

53 comments:

Greg Daniel said...

Move along, blue shadows, move along
Soon the dawn will come and you'll be on your way

Hoping and praying for the best for you, Bill.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thinking about you with love and hope.

R. K. Robinson said...

Thoughts are with you, we worry but hope for a recovery very soon. Love you, man.

Anonymous said...

All best wishes, friend-I've-never-met. I'm thinking of you and rooting for you.

James Reasoner said...

We're all thinking about you and pulling for you, Bill.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Well, that sucks. It stands to reason that the chemo or whatever they gave you last week might well have caused the severe reaction. I hope they find out what it was and fix it forthwith.

At least you're home, which is always preferable to the hospital. I hope you feel better soon.

Glen Davis said...

Get Well Soon!

Steph said...

I'm hoping the fatigue is the chemo getting the upper hand. I'm thinking positive thoughts and sending prayers for comfort and healing.

Richard Moore said...

So very sorry to read your update and know how hard the chemo hit you this time. Becky and send our best wishes that improvement comes soon.

Howard said...

Man, I hate when the doctors can't find any explanation for symptoms. Hoping for you to get good rest and feel better very soon, my friend.

Tom Johnson said...

We all see those blue shadows on the trail, Bill. I've seen them often over the last ten years, but hang in there and keep up the good fight. We're with you

Anonymous said...

Damn it. I wish you felt better. Keeping fighting, my friend. You are unique, and we need you around here.

sas

Rick Ollerman said...

We are all thinking about you, Bill.

Lawrence Person said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Janet Spaeth said...

Sending you warm, warm wishes for feeling better! GO AWAY, SHADOWS! That's an order from the VBKs and your friends! Dr. Janet prescribes kitty kisses and cuddles.

Judy Alter said...

Sending prayers. Drove near Alvin tonight and thought about you. Yes, as others have said, keep fighting, please. Yours is a wonderful voice in the wacky world of mysteries, and way back when we used to meet at all those small conferences we did in salad days, I thought you were a pretty neat guy.

Margaret Mizushima said...

Sending warm and positive thoughts your way!

carol p said...

Hugs and kisses coming your way dear sir. Rest and be well.

Ben Boulden said...

I'm thinking of you, Bill.

K. A. Laity said...

All the best, always.

Debra H. Goldstein said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Larry Chavis said...

Thinking of you. Hope and prayers for the best for you, Bill.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Best wishes, Bill. You don't know me but I love your books and heard you speak in Borders in Fort Worth years ago. I've kept up with you via Facebook and Kevin Tipple. Here's a better tune I think you should sing: "Keep on the sunny side, keep on the sunny side, keep on the sunny side of life."

Mike Dennis said...

Prayers for your speedy recovery coming your way from Panama, Bill.

C E said...

Get up each morning, Bill.
We'll be here to hassle you. ;-)

nickchas said...

Hoping your problem is merely a passing imbalance that will be corrected by continuing to handle yourself wisely.
It seems that wanting to mind the blog is a good sign.

Lawrence Block said...

Wishing you the best, my friend.

Maria G. Swan said...

Blue shadows you say. Yes, It makes sense. I can see it now.Thanks

Duane Swierczynski said...

Thinking about you, tough guy.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thinking of you, man. Hoping all will be well.

Todd said...

I know that weariness...and I will also hope you find more energy again...thank you for letting us know...

Chad Calkins said...

Stay in the saddle, Bill. Family, friends, and fans are all pulling for you.

Joy Scaggs said...

Lots of love and heartfelt prayers coming your way. Take care my friend and remember God is always there.

Priscilla said...

May the shadows fade and the sun come out, Bill.

george ibarra said...

Bill, it could be nothing, it could be everything. I get the deep fatigue, too. In my case I think it's just me getting tired of being vampired three times a week. In your case, I hope it's nothing, but I don't blame you or your body if it's fatigue. Sometimes the Erl King rides for us. Sometimes we can kick his ass, but most times not.
You just take care as well as you can, Bill.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Glad you are back home. Thinking of you a lot and you simply must get to feeling better.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I’m glad you are home.

Deb said...

All my love, prayers, and best wishes.

Max Allan Collins said...

Please hang in there, and don't despair.

Jerry House said...

Hang in there, my friend.

Karin said...

I've been thinking about you. So sorry we didn't really get to talk in Toronto. I hope you're back on your feet soon.

Charlaine Schulz said...

Bill, whatever you want is whatever I want for you. I am behind you all the way. You are one of the best people I have ever known.

Iris Rudeseal said...

Sorry to hear you are having these problems. I experienced extreme fatigue from the chemo along with other problems. I am
Hopeful that is the cause of your fatigue. Just keep fighting and remember we are all on your side, pulling for you!

Susan Oleksiw said...

Home is always better than the ER. No VBKs in the ER, for one thing. Fingers crossed that the fatigue will pass, and you'll be back to your old self.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Bill, like other folks here, thinking about you, and hoping you're feeling better soon.

Laura said...

Sending you all good wishes and prayers from my father and myself, two regular readers here.

Best wishes,
Laura

Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer said...

Love.

William Seward said...

I don't always respond, Bill, but I am continually keeping you in mind with all the best healing wishes I can muster!

Susan said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Bill. Having been through a couple of distressing medical issues myself recently, I send you tons of good wishes and positive thoughts. So many many people are rooting for you, here on FB and closer to home, I'm sure.
Susan Fleet, internationally unknown crime writer :)

Cap'n Bob said...

May your strength return and your health be close behind.

Mimi Wolske said...

I'm catching up a couple of days late but please know my thought, and most certainly my prayers are with you.

OldHamRadio said...

Bill,
I've been a follower of your blog for a long time... but most importantly, you've provided me with COUNTLESS hours of enjoyment in the form of Dan Rhodes, Truman Smith, and others. For that, I am indebted to you. If anyone were to ask me who's my favorite author, I wouldn't hesitate to say "Bill Crider." My prayers are with you, sir. Please get well so you can continue to supply a voice to Sheriff Rhodes.
Aaron

Terry said...

Sigh. Those blue shadows....