Friday, April 21, 2017

Melanoma

I found out this morning that I have Melanoma.  I thought that I was a "Dead Man Walking."  More bad news was that the cut would be deep and long.  There would be stitches in the shoulder joint where the Melanoma resides.  The stitches would remain in for two weeks because the shoulder joint moves and the stitches need time to do their job.  No drugs will be necessary or used.  I was given a piece of wood to bite on in the night.  The good news, for my disfigured body, is that the cure for my level of cancer is 100%.  It was found just as it moved from simple cut to Melanoma.  So I went from being dead to being merely disfigured in my aging.   If you pray, I could use the power of prayer.  I believe in a here after, but not just yet. I  will have to deal with my "yets."  What I take from this is don't postpone seeing old friends.  If you believe in God, make intimate friends.  I don't want to spend eternity with a stranger.  Satan and I had  done some business, but I would rather not live any more in that neighborhood.  Pray that I don't rip my stitches apart carrying baggage to airport for trip to San Francisco next week.  Is Netflix healing?

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  1. Prayers for you Terry. Thank goodness you are diligent and had yourself checked out. Take care while healing.

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  2. You are so important. Please take care of yourself. I remember Father Jerry saying that
    God loosens our grip on earth by making it hard to hear, see, walk and think. You have a long way to go yet.

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  3. Lots of prayers my friend!! Keep that wonderful sense of humor...love ya!

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  4. Be well, my friend. You are in my prayers. . .

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  5. Sending love and prayers to you. Stick around, would you? You are a bright light for so many.

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  6. Sending prayers and positive energy! You might want to consider asking someone for help with your luggage - you help so many!
    God bless!

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  7. I recall you in a yellow jacket, on a ramp at the"64" worlds fair, being kind & wild. I will think of you that way, this eve. on a memorial bench, in a park, on a hill, over looking a cross. Stay well

    BC

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  8. Glad you found it early. Praying for a fast and full recovery.

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  9. Father Terry, I don't know you, but any Paulist is a friend Be sure of my prayers from Toronto. Blessings, Helen

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  10. Heartfelt prayers for your full recovery and for a positive outlook to carry you through those dark moments. From one of your SF readers.

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  11. Okay friend so when can you come to chicago? Pick a date. I am praying and thinking of you- have been since your birthday- you will have many more. You are too full of light and goodness to worry about satan-"fugetaboutit!" Love terry ps. Really pick a date- ill get the airline tickets. Cubbies?...

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  12. You have been given a gift,just as you are "gift" to us!
    The MD's Don't say 100% cure without being 100% sure!
    Bite down on that piece of wood , and know that "yet" has not come. May your blessings continue.

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