Faith from the Edges

Faith and life from the perspective of me.

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Ne Worry Pas

The dear one and I are over half way through a wonderful week at the Sorrento Centre in the BC Shuswap valley. We are both taking great courses that are good for both of us & are getting lots of R & R in as well. At the back of my head though is a countdown clock looking to next week. 

I am trying not to worry – ne worry pas – but it is so hard. I go to see my specialist on Monday and also have my chemo education. If things go as they should I will be having my first session next Tuesday. This is a preventative chemo just to get rid of any possible cancer cells that might be floating around. I don’t yet know how many sessions or how I will react to them.

Ne worry pas I keep telling myself. You have made it this far. Your doctors have been outstanding. All the visible cancer is gone. This is just to make sure it is all gone. 

As each day comes & goes and as my internal clock continues its countdown I am working on giving this to God. Ne worry pas has become my mantra for the moment. I have confidence in the medical system – they have done so well by me already – I have confidence in the cancer researchers who have improved the chances for survival for so many. 

I have healed well from my surgery & now I need to ready myself for this next step. Thank you all for the continuing prayers and support. Together we will ne worry pas. 


Being sick sucks!

I have been quite sick since my last posting. I mean really sick. Spent a month feeling quite awful – darn influenza! and darn secondary infections and then darn pneumonia! It has meant that my new year has gotten off to a bit of a rough start. I have never been so glad to see the back of a month as I have this past January.


I was not been out of the house, except to go to the doctor’s office – 3 times, for this past month. I have relied on the dear one to make sure that we had regular meals, that I got to the doctor’s office, to pick up my antibiotics and puffer, to get comforted. It has been a long time since I was that reliant on him in that way. The last time I was this ill was back in 1995 and I couldn’t pay attention to much of it as the rest of the family was also ill.

Now that I am in recovery mode, I have realized that I need to pace myself, that my energy is just not back and I must admit that I am worried that my rheumatoid arthritis will be back with a bang when my immune system tries to overcompensate and go on high alert. It is a hard place for me to be. I really don’t do well, doing hardly anything at all.

I had hoped by this point to have several blog posts done on a number of issues that have been rattling around in my head, but until the last couple of days I haven’t had the energy to put more than a few thoughts together for a Facebook status update. That was just to let my family and friends know that I hadn’t completely deserted them. My hope is that the writing energy will come back and that there will be more ideas and thoughts to share with you all soon.

For all of you who are still suffering through the flu season you have my complete sympathy, for those of you who are taking care of your loved ones while they are ill thank you from the bottom of my heart, for those of you who have taken time to visit, bring food, flowers and your presence to a sick person you have my utmost gratitude, and for those of you who have managed to get through it all without getting sick congratulations.

What is your strategy for getting through sick times?

Second Sunday of Lent


Another Sunday in Lent, another piece of music from Taize to enhance your sabbath time. Light a candle, sit back and pray as you are able. May today be a time for rest and reflection. I hope your Lenten journey is going well.

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