Tag Archives: healing

To hurl or not to hurl?

ShareTweet That is the question. And when you’re given bags of anti-nausea medication with each chemo infusion, it’s a pretty big suggestion that you’re going to feel sick, isn’t it. Not to mention the anti-emetics you take home with you. Plants a seed in the mind, doesn’t it. And there’s so much power in that. […]

The language of love

ShareTweet It must have been the chicken soup. It’s the only possible explanation. By rights I should have got worse. A week feeling absolutely lousy with a flu-y type cold symptoms had just wiped me out. Almost to the point of calling in sick. Not something I tend to do. After all, I didn’t have […]

Have you eaten rice today?

ShareTweet It’s a beautiful greeting, isn’t it. The Chinese sometimes greet each other like this. And for me it oozes pure love. I stepped off a plane two days ago from Hong Kong. My husband and I ran away for a beautiful week of indulging our senses. And I often wonder why I didn’t give […]

Play it again Sam

ShareTweet It is one of those perfect days. Forever committed to memory. And as we wiped the ice off the windscreen we laughed to ourselves. Because the girls had no idea they were about to experience their first surfing lesson. They thought we were headed for the snow. And rightly so. The world outside was […]

Expect a Miracle

ShareTweet It’s just a little card. It sits beside my bed. And it only has three words on it. Expect a Miracle. Whenever I feel my hope or faith hiccup a little, I remember these words. And it helps me refocus. Because those three little words remind me of two things. Firstly, the many miracles […]

Gifts in funny wrapping paper

ShareTweet My eyes drive me crazy sometimes. Watering uncontrollably. It can look like I’m crying when really I’m not. And it all started about four years ago. When I was first diagnosed. And while there are times when they are better than others, they really haven’t stopped watering since. It seems something opened the floodgates. […]

First World Problems

ShareTweet We planted our first trees last weekend. Oaks inoculated with truffles (we hope) and beautiful Lombardy poplars. It will only take twenty years or so of patience but one day the garden will be a beautiful country garden.  The only problem is our water trailer is out of action. So to water the new […]

Jumping at Shadows

ShareTweet I now realise there are times my mind tries to get the better of me. Despite a deeper sense of knowing I am completely healed. And on occasion I can still jump at those shadows. You know, the mysterious aches and pains that before the cancer would have been nothing. But, as they say, once […]

Nipping it in the bud

ShareTweet The experience of cancer can really change the way you do life, can’t it. Once upon a time I would have agonised for ages over how to deal with an uncomfortable situation. Well, I had two this week raise their ugly heads. Two relationships that are proving difficult and painful. And while I ushered […]

Ringing those bells

ShareTweet The celebration bells are ringing this week. And they are for a very special young woman I’ve known for the past few years now. And it has been my privilege to watch her heal. It all started ten long years ago. And it can seem like an eternity, can’t it. When we’re going through […]