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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Belated Valentine's Day

I can't believe that weare 45 days into the new year. As Lucille will tell you, I don't do anything for Valentine's Day. Overrated in my opinion. But I do believe in doing small things all through the year.

Frozen shoulder. Have you ever heard of it? I had not until I got it. I have had this problem since last fall. Was concerned it was cancer related but alias I found out it was old age and a body that is wearing out. Only thing to release the pressure is rest. So I just keep exercising to keep the arm limber. So goes life!

We have so much to be thankful for. As much as we appreciate all that others do for us and as much as we thank them or pray for them or give gifts of appreciation, we (I) don't think people enough. People helping people is what life is about. We cannot do it alone and needs constant help from people and from God. So this belated Valentine's Day is to again thank all of you for your constant prayer and support. I am 18 months out of the last treatment and have another 18 to go to be in full remission. Each day I am given the opportunity to help people in a small way. And each day I thank God for keeping me here to help in such a small way.

Smell the roses and savor life!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What's to be happy about?

Ihave really thought long and hard about this writing. As of today, my second grandson is in the hospital going to have a biopsy on his lung. This involves cutting him open tomorrow to get a 1" x 3" piece of his lung. Please keep this young child and his family in your prayers.

And so....

I'm happy that I have no taste in my mouth,
I'm happy that my tongue sticks to the top of my mouth each night,
I'm happy that I have tingling feet and low circulation in my feet (cold all the time),
I'm happy that I have numbness in my finger tips,
I'm happy that my shoulders always hurt,
I'm happy that I don't care for sweets (but not really! LOL),
I'm happy that I have a salt taste in my mouth,
Im happy that I have a constant ringing in my ears,
I'm happy that my hair stands straight up on one side of my head

And to this you ask, What in the world could he be happy for?

I'm happy because I would not be here today if I did not have these effects from radiation and chemo. Thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, supporters, and God, I am here today to relate to Walker and his troubles. I'm here to listen and counsel others on their troubles. In fact so much, my troubles seem minor!

I'm happy that I have a God that always stands beside me, and he carries me (even when I don't want to be carried!).

As I told one of my Boy Scouts, people need people. We cannot do anything alone. It always takes a group. It always takes time from those we love to care for others. But what would life be without each other!

Take time to slow down and smell the roses..............