A few weeks ago, I posted about some health issues that I've been dealing with for over a year now. Well, I went back to the doctor yesterday to get the results of the latest CT scan that I took had on Friday.
And everything was back to normal. As in, the lymph nodes that were really swollen the last time I was there (that the doctor thought I might have to have surgery to remove) were no longer swollen, as well as the lymph nodes that have been slightly enlarged for the past year.
The doctor seemed slightly baffled, but obviously pleased. Was it the antibiotic regimen? Was it the probiotics I started taking? Was it the many, many people who prayed so generously these past weeks?
He wants me to see a gastroenterologist in a couple of months and then do one more CT scan this fall, just in case, but meanwhile, he thinks that everything may be fine.
Whatever, it was, Liz and I are incredibly relieved, and also incredibly thankful to God and our Christian brothers and sisters who lifted us up in prayer.
So, if you said a prayer for this situation, I thank you. I can't express properly how much you have encouraged our family.
Meanwhile, I have a lot of blog posts and some interviews that are being published this week. This has kept me very busy and my mind occupied, which was probably a good thing.
So, yesterday, I blogged about creating a fantasy world at Beth's Bemusings. This was a fun one to do and she also posted the various maps that I created during the years of writing Scar of the Downers.
Yesterday also, I was on the Selling Books blog with an interview. Check that out if you want to know more about me.
Then, today I'm over at Cathy C. Hall's blog writing about my experience working with WiDo, my publisher. They have a mission that I can get behind:
"We publish books that are:
readable but not formulaic
entertaining without being fluff
uplifting without being preachy
literary but not obtuse, realistic and
thought-provoking without being graphic–
Above all, books that tell a darn good story."
Last night we built a fire and roasted marshmallows. It was a good end to an emotional day. As I stared into the fire and listened to my girls chattering and playing, I was very thankful and grateful for the blessing of good news.
Scott Keen is the author of two young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers and Rise of the Branded. His third and final book of the Scar of the Downer series, War of the Downer King, will be released in July 2019.