To all here with feelings of Hopelessness...A gift and short journal from a Saint and a Survivor...T
Today they said I had cancer.
They patted my leg and I could feel their sorrow in delivering this news.
Today I learned I was entering a new world, none of which I had ever dreamed of.
Today my life changed forever.
Today nothing will ever be simple or taken for granted.
Today I start my life over, every moment a blessing.
Today I learned to fight the foes in my own body.
Today I told my family I WOULD LIVE.
Today I gave up hope.
Today I regained my hope.
Today I gave up all hope.
Today I trusted in the Lord.
Today I trusted in my friends and family.
Today is never a constant, today is what I make it.
Every day is my only today.
Thank you, I'm going to hang
Thank you, I'm going to hang in as long as this cancer will let me. My six months live to date is in August, I'm going to beat that, I'm going to see Christmas and beyond by golly.
I called today to see what, when or where.
They called back, and they are meeting tomorrow at 3:30PM, so I may not hear until Thursday, the three "w's".
The only hold up will be Dr. Visser, as his surgery takes hours, and so he is usually booked pretty solid, just one a day for him. So waiting for the news.
June 25, 2010 - 10:37pm
Ah ...but Alas the Starfish
with 5 appendages thought that if one appendage was lost it was doomed to peril, but then only to find that the appendage that had been taken off was to grow back even healthier than before. The liver is another that will regenerate itself if given the opportunity to do so. So as the Starfish thought the loss of a leg was soon to be its doom, it turns out that it was a blessing in disguise to be replaced by a healthier one. Yours Im sure will turn out the same some day. To become resectable and then offered the capability to regenerate itself, and there my hopeful one will be the answer to your diliema and the start of a new journey in life...
June 28, 2010 - 12:05am
Remember all that Doom and Gloom?
Heck, I sure do. Not going to live, gave my stuff away, made my plans for this super nice wake for everyone to go to, you'll never have surgery, blah, blah, blah.
And here I am, was scared about CEA last couple of weeks because it went up .2 the last visit and lots of aches in bones.
Well, turns out it's arthritis and I'm gonna live a few years, well, many if the surgeons are correct in their predictions.
So I guess I'm going to be around awhile, so pardon me, while I go do a happy dance, heck I might even wait for nightfall and do a naked happy dance in the back yard.
Love at all you, and thanks having been here and for being here for me.
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