I don’t really blog much anymore, because I’m not being treated for my multiple myeloma these days. It’s been pretty stable for nearly six years. I try not to live in the myeloma world too much. Actually, I don’t really even try. It just works out that way. When I first learned I had myeloma, back in 2003, it was all I could think about, from the time I woke up in the morning, until the time I went to sleep. I’ve talked to a lot of people who experienced the same sort of involuntary obsessive thoughts about the disease. It’s a strange feeling. You know there’s something inside you that’s trying to kill you, and you can’t stop thinking about it. The farther you get from your last treatment, the less you think about it.
Since I don’t do much blogging these days, I don’t pay attention to my stats, either. This morning I decided I’d take a look. What surprised me was the number of people who found my blog by searching for something with the word “rash” in it. I had written a post in 2007 about what I think could have been an insect bite on my leg. As you can see from the image on the right, “bed bugs rash” is now the number two search phrase that brings people to my blog. Very interesting.
In the past, my blog was a big attraction for people searching about shingles. I’ve had shingles at least three times, and blogged about it — with pictures. I wasn’t shocked when I used to see that turn up in the analytics. “Bed bugs rash,” however, is surprising!