A reader of my blogs and book had some nutritional questions this past weekend—then asked me about my second book—since it is primarily about nutrition and living a better, more productive life after a cancer diagnosis. My response was brief but full of excuses. Like many of you, there always seems to be something else which needs to get done. I started the book late last spring. I’m about one half of the way through the first draft. I don’t want to rush it—but I am so aware of time as it quickly passes by. I want to finish this second book. My books are my legacy—a way to be remembered—a way to help. I did just recently complete the updated draft for the second edition of my first book, Living with Multiple Myeloma. That goes to the publisher this week.

Time for me is compressed. The “no cure” multiple myeloma thing is always hanging over my head. But it isn’t just about dying. Most patients I know who live six/eight/ten years or longer go through extended spells of related treatment complications. I want to get as much done as I can, while I can.

So you can see, just like everyone else—with or without cancer—there never seems to be enough time. Time to stop blogging and start writing!

Feel good and keep smiling! Pat