I had cancer, then I didn't, now I have it again - my thoughts are my personal words that flow when I log in. They assist me in my first instance in getting my thoughts flowing and down on virtual paper - Secondly to get friends and family in the loop, not so they don't have to ask me any awkward questions just so they are informed enough to know what to say to me and pray for the right things - As a public blog, anyone can read it - hoping it will assist others through their own challenges.
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Friday, 5 November 2010
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.. Day 329
Things are cool - all sorted for later today...been to see minister Lyn for a prayer and blessing this evening with Fran - we discussed a lot of things and I have confidence that neither God or Minister Lyn will be leaving me any time soon! Spoke with Dr Kate this evening and all is okay in my world at the moment...
Went to Third-Space Wednesday night which was an amazing and moving experience, the whole group prayed for me and I was annointed on my hands and forehead with oil after which they all laid their hands on me...there were tears - we always joke that I like being the centre of attention (me, me, me) however just at that moment I wished I wasn't the centre of attention. Harry (or Harold as I call him) was the sweetest young lad and brought me a big box of tissues. Christ / Religion may not be everyones cup of tea but I love a great big mug of it!
Got my referral sorted for a second opinion and building my plan for the next few months - I am a project manager after all...once I have it sorted I will log the details on here but if any of you can suggest anything then shout out loud...it will not be set in stone as the goalposts with cancer will be forever changing...
Just the little things mean so much, but not so little...like growing wheatgrass for me, ringing to wish me luck, a text saying 'love you dad', someone's rainy day fund that I was told doesn't have to be for their rainy day, mum and dad still looking out for me, RRD (If you get a chance to work here - don't turn it down!), the cancer chat army that are more than cyber friends, texts from my brothers and sisters, the old Feltham crew still standing strong, prayers with friends, prayers with strangers, emails from all quarters...
Random photos - I have not had a bad life SO FAR and on Wednesday night at Third-space I mentioned a team game we played in Bangalore when I was working back in 2006... Just a great time and some great friends:
The Human Puzzle!
Nearly there...obviously needed me to take charge!
Just the one...
Just the one...honest!
Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more...