Snowgeese in Delta, BC
I’ve been off chemo for six weeks
while my body takes a rest.
I listened to my inner voice
which always knows what’s best.
I asked for time off and got it,
I knew I deserved a break.
I requested a six-month reprieve
for my body and my soul’s sake.
It’s a big relief I feel.
Chemo was bi-weekly, too long.
I was having to focus too much on it
while staying courageous and strong.
My CT scan results are “stable”.
My blood tests have improved.
The next scan is two months from now.
I want those tumors removed.
Today we leave for Maui,
for ten days of fun in the sun.
I’m so ready to do this,
I’ve been busy getting catch-up done.
My Thanksgiving Poetry to Inspire book
talks about being grateful each day.
A timely gift for U.S. Thanksgiving
and, for me, to share my gift my way.
My apologies to the reader who sent me a poem request. I would be honored to write a poem for your daughter’s wedding on Aug 24, but before I could respond to you, the email disappeared into cyberspace.
Please resend your request with some of the qualities you love about your daughter, and words that come to your mind when you think of her.
I hope this reaches you. I have done a major search in my inbox, deleted, junk, spam, all to no avail. I’m sorry I didn’t hit reply right away.
Fingers crossed here that I hear from you.
TRUSTING AND BELIEVING
Waiting, trusting, believing
that results from my CT Scan
will help a team of surgeons decide
if surgery is something to plan.
Having chemo for twenty-two months
is not something I ever expected,
but I have coped amazingly well,
much better than was projected.
“You’re still here!” my surgeon stated,
my oncologists are also surprised.
Power of prayer and a positive attitude
are being seen and recognized.
I have requested, from the start,
that friends and family envision me healed.
I don’t want pity or negative thoughts─
those deter healing from being revealed.
So, dear readers, I’m asking again
for your continued support.
I love and appreciate each one of you
as you read my healing reports.
There’ll be some big decisions to make
even if surgery is a green light.
I’ll keep trusting and believing
that I’ll continue to be alright.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family. Here is the song I wrote for Canada’s 150th Anniversary, with a timelesss message.