Great News – April 2, 2020


I should have posted this yesterday, or at least earlier today. But I’ve been distracted, working on a new tutorial about the Line Tool in Photoshop.

As some of you know, I’ve been battling cancer for the last year. Yesterday, I had a CT scan, blood work, and a video visit with the physician assistant who works with my oncologist.

It’s all good news!

The remaining, very tiny, nodule in my lung is stable. It’s probable that it’s scar tissue, not cancer. My blood work looks great. I have a tiny little bit of anemia left, but that’s all. I’m no longer immunocompromised, and I don’t need any treatment. I’ll have another CT Scan on July 1, because we need to keep an eye on it, but so far, so good!

Which is why I’m working on other things.

It’s taken me longer than I thought to get over the chemo. My hair is starting to grow back, but I still have “chemo-brain.” I forget what I’m doing while I’m doing it, it’s a bit hard to focus my eyes, and I don’t have a lot of stamina. But I’m getting better every day. At least, that’s what I tell myself. (And Michael agrees.)

For those of you who want to know when I can sign cards and things, ummm… not quite yet. I’m still a bit shaky, and autographs (unlike the stuff I’m doing on the computer) don’t have an “undo” function. I don’t want to mess up your cards or books. Thanks for your patience. I hope to be able to do all the things I used to do in another month or so.

Until then, I’m working on things for Second Life, working on tutorials, and yes, Michael and I are being very careful. I’ve only left the house for the tests and Michael is wiping down everything that comes from the grocery store with antiseptic wipes. 

Take care of yourselves, and thanks again for all your kind wishes, love and support.

I love you all!

9 thoughts on “Great News – April 2, 2020”

  1. I am very glad to hear the good news will send good thoughts and prayers your way so you stay healthy and happy and very gentle hug and hopefully in the near future once all this mess blows over we can see you at some Michigan cons again.

  2. Now that I can read the whole test of the post, it is good to hear you are doing so well and that the both of you are staying safe.

    As for us all I can say is I’m doing my best to make sure that the art collector doesn’t get the painting any time soon. 🙂

  3. Hello Robin: I just stumbled upon your website and blog, tonight. Congratulations on your better health and thank you for your story. As a long time martial arts instructor, I have actually taught martial arts to a victim of stage three cancer and a fellow who also underwent chemotherapy treatments. I couldn’t imagine what he was going through. However, teaching him was challenging, yet rewarding. I had been using the Robin Wood tarot deck for years and look forward to purchasing a replacement deck, soon. Cheers !

  4. Wow.
    Hi Robin.
    I’m glad (for my own selfish self) to have come upon this blog at this point in the story, and not earlier. I hope this trajectory continues for you.
    Sending a big socially-distant hug from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Please give my best to Michael also.

    Bee well. Much love.
    — Christy

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