As this will be my last blog before Christmas I wish you, my reader a merry Christmas and a happy new year. I am going away for the holiday period so there will be no updates for a couple of weeks.
Having asked the publishers for an update on the progress of the cover art I have been told that they usually send out a cover proof with first edited text proofs, which they estimate will be in mid to end of January. This is apparently the longest stage of production. Things should speed up to print and release once I have approved the proofs. So no updates on the book page until then.
I received a letter from the Consultant Hematologist yesterday telling me that the RCHOP14 (see my Lymphoma pages) trial has come to an end. The initial results will be discussed and the first results will be published in six months time. She has promised to send me a copy as I expressed an interest. The full results will not be available for another five years as they have to assess the five year survival rate of everyone who undertook the trial treatment against everyone who had the standard treatment.
It always gives me a funny feeling when I realize I am part of a trial and success is measured by me surviving for five years after my last treatment. It is strange to be looked at as a cold hard statistic!!!
As a nice Christmas present for a hard years work my employer has decided that they are to make me redundant and I will have to reapply for my job, cool huh? The initial process ends on the 5th of January then I am either offered a new job to apply for or I leave on the 4th of Feb.
The good part is after telling me that I received a mail from them wishing me a merry Christmas and a happy new year, how thoughtful!!