She’s Baaaaack

Well, well, well. Alas, we meet again. If you’ve missed reading my nonsense, good news! I’m back! If you’ve never in your life been happier than when I stopped blogging last year, this is a good time to unsubscribe.

I’ve spent the last 15 months working full time at a job I absolutely loved; a job that left me no time to blog. And for that I suppose many of you can be grateful. But here’s the deal (and you know I just always have a deal, or a point, or something that I eventually get around to)-I’ve got this crazy lung disease thing and it’s progressing. So I’m unable to work anymore. Man, Debbie Downer, huh?

Let’s say this; my demise is not imminent, but breathing is a bit of a problem. And frankly, it’s the kind of thing I used to enjoy. As a hobby. There are some activities that are off limits like running (never, ever ran but now I can say that I used to), rock climbing (never climbed even a single rock but you know I was getting around to it) and emptying the dishwasher (tragic, no?).

Writing though, writing is a quiet pursuit that does not even require me to get out of my pajamas. And I’m not saying I’m sitting here in my pajamas! I’m saying that I could be. And you will never know. So, writing is what I will once again claim I am doing.

In conclusion, I’m back and you’re welcome.

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38 Responses to She’s Baaaaack

  1. Ann Koplow says:

    I’ve missed you soooooooooo much. Welcome back to WordPress.

  2. Pam Waits says:

    I’m glad you’re back but sorry for the reason. In addition to gracing us with your wit, you don’t have to put up with stupid drivers! I look forward to reading your blog once again. I missed you!

  3. Lorna and Dick says:

    Dear most lovely person,

    So great to see you blogging again, missed your commentaries and profound observations. We will look forward to all of your next thoughts.

    XOXOXO

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks so much! I don’t know if I can drum up any profundities but will do my best to keep myself and others amused…

  4. So sorry to hear about your lung problem. Hope it gets better for you. Good to see you back blogging. Hears to a great 2016! Happy New Year!

  5. Valeriehoff says:

    Hope you’re feeling okay and great to see you blogging and writing. Did you know Feline Aids is the number one killer of domestic cats? Wop, wop… .(Debbie Downer)

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks Val! And yes, I did know that about Feline Aids, thanks to Debbie Downer. I just didn’t want to bring it up because I know how much you adore cats. XOXOXO

  6. Luci Hamilton says:

    Only you can make all this world seem right
    Only you can make the darkness bright
    Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do
    And fill my heart with love for only you
    You’re my dream come true, my one and only you

    Welcome baaaack Jill!

  7. Breathing is definitely underrated as an activity. So many things depend on getting enough oxygen. I am so sorry to hear that it’s advanced enough to interfere with your quality of life.

    Welcome back to blogging. It made me happy (and I know you exist just for my amusement and delight) to see you writing again. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on life.

    When my husband was in the hospital (dying from a lung thingie), I read “The Happiness Project” and strangely it helped me. Try to wring as much joy out of life as you can.

    regards,
    Theresa

    • Theresa I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope you are in remission and thriving. Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement it means the world to me.

      • Hi Jill,
        I’m definitely in remission. Last week my porta-cath finally came out (long story surgery got canceled, husband got sick etc). I am in the middle of breast reconstruction, using an expander and eventually getting an implant with a reduction on the “real” breast. Dr wants to go slowly.

        You can relate to this, since you had reconstruction craziness happen to you. When I went to get my stitches out, a student nurse got confused and thought they were embedded. Instead of an easy, cut the ends and pull, she dug the stitches out. As you can guess, I had to have new stitches, NINE of them! Doctor left them in for 3 weeks just to be careful. he told me that NO ONE but him was allowed to touch the new stitches. LOL, I no longer ask, “what can go wrong?” I just thank the universe that everything is going along well.

        regards,
        Theresa

  8. Jill Bernstein says:

    Welcome back! I look forward to your posts and a lunch soon. xo

  9. Wendy Medler says:

    So happy to have you back- just cant read any more Trump blogs!!!

  10. Deb says:

    Happy New Year. And it will be a good one. – I insist. Love your blog, love you too.

  11. JJ says:

    Wow! What a pleasant surprise. I was thinking of you and your blogging recently. Welcome back! Keep the articles.coming. Sorry to read about the health issues. We must be twins of different Moms. Best wishes to you and yours for a thought-provoking 2016. Xoxox J

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks Judith-happy new year to you! Sorry to hear we are twins on the health stuff, but sending you all good thoughts. I think of you too and am reminded why every experience in life has an up side. From one crazy summer-no regrets because I never would have met you otherwise!

  12. Lisa foer says:

    Welcome my dear. I missed you. Don’t worry… The aunt jill from camp hill has the rock climbing covered.

  13. Welcome back! Like our friend Michael Corleone said ‘Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in’.

    Bummer about the lung thing – prayers!

  14. Betsey says:

    Glad to see you blogging again! I was going to ask you if I should get us bibs for the Marine Corp marathon, but if you can’t do it, I will skip it this year. I’ll get us lobster bibs instead 😉

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      What a good friend you are to give up the marathon to stand with me in solidarity. Lobster makes a statement…and I will go melt some butter now.

  15. Diane prokop says:

    Life will be so much less boring now that you are back!

  16. I am delighted to have you back full time (I hope!). But not with a lung thingie! Bleah! Somehow I know you will enlighten people and probably write a book about it. Remember I used to run with you! We climbed rocks and did other dangerous things too. Or was that a dream? A Tequila dream maybe….. Bummer that neither of us can do that anymore. I will be breathing deeply for you. Welcome back.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Thanks Kate. Ahh, I remember our marathon days well. Two finer specimens of physical fitness you could not find! The good news is I will finally have a chance to catch up on all my favorite blogs, starting with yours!

  17. AB says:

    you keep saying that you have “this lung disease thing” but when I came to visit you last month you didn’t look sick at all!

    I think you might just need something since you can’t milk the whole “I have cancer thing” anymore.

    In any case, I am glad you’re back! Well, for now…

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