Guess who’s got two thumbs and all his organs? This guy! If you’ve been following on social media, then you know recent events with me. If not, here’s the summary. What the doctors thought was a cancerous tumor was actually a high-grade, severe dysplasia (I think I have all the words right). It’s the last step cells make before they become cancerous. This one was caused by a gallstone wedged into my bile duct that was causing chronic inflammation. The surgery was necessary to remove it. When they pulled it out, they got a positive margin and when they tested the removed tissue, it was non-cancerous.
So right now, the doctors don’t believe I have cancer. Instead, I was just about to have cancer. So instead of Stage 1, I was Stage… 0.5? For the immediate future, that means I don’t have to have a Whipple procedure and can keep all my organs (Hurray!). The tumor is off for a full pathology. If the tumor has cancerous cells, then I’m doing chemo. If that comes back as clear, I will not need chemo. They are going to want to scan me for a couple years to make sure this doesn’t come back.
This is better news than the best case scenario I could have hoped for. I’m back home now and happy to be here. This also means that I can start working on the next chapter. Thank you for all the love and support! It really means a lot to me. I continue to be one of the luckiest people I know.
This means the hiatus is over. I’ll be postingit’s Map Time when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Cienan doesn’t sparkle so he’s probably not a vampire. Regardless, he has to leave Sherbourg soon, and he need to train his replacement. This concludes the scene. I’m taking a two-week-long holiday break starting next week. The next page update is January 9. I’ll try to have everything set up and ready to go before I go in for surgery on January 11. Diane will be covering things while I’m out.
When we get back, it’s time for a war council with Marguerite and Vivienne! You can see how that is going when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics! Happy holidays, everyone!
I need to extend the hiatus till Monday Jan. 16. That will get me past my surgery. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers!
Cienan reveals that serves the Speaker of Mysteries and the Keeper of Secrets. They are one in the same. Opposite sides of the same coin. Vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comic and see Mathilde’s final reaction to this revelation.
Mathilde discovers the hidden shrine beneath Cienan’s maison (house). But it’s not really beneath the house at all. Cienan describes it in terms that a performer like Mathilde would be familiar with.
There’s another presence in the shrine. Vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics to see who it is.
Cienan reveals what he really wants from Mathilde. He wants her future. Someone else is happy to met Mathilde. See for yourself when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Surgery is set for January 11! I’m crossing my fingers that they just need to replace my bile duct and don’t have to go into the pancreas at all. Thank you all for the support. I hope to be with you all for a long time to come. We live in an age of miracle and wonder.
Revelation is on the agenda. What sort of revelation? Cienan is a show-don’t-tell kinda guy. Vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics to see where this is coming.
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. I’ve been meeting with doctors this week. Surgery to remove the cancer will be following in short order. Likely later this month. I’m usually take a two-week hiatus at the end of the year. I’ll be doing that again. I want to get to the end of this scene which is four pages away. So the last update this year is Dec. 21. I’ll pick back up Jan. 9, after the 12 Days of Christmas are over.