It took my ability to run, and makes walking agony.
I can't sit in a chair - can't lean back - so I sit on the floor, and it makes getting up more painful than sometimes it seems worth the doing.
It steals the taste of food,and the ability to keep it down.
It steals any grace at the dunny. Don't ask.
It hijacks speech; when I try to talk I need an interpreter, because my words come out kinda jumbled. Fortunately, Barbara has an English-Gibberish dictionary.
It messes with your hearing. Recently I heard a preacher on TV say that everyone needs a senseless porpoise.
Wow, I thought. Where am I going to keep a big and really stupid fish?
Later, on my query, Barbara cleared it up (careful, sweetie, if you roll your eyes like that they'll lock).
Sense. Of. Purpose.
Oh. Got it.
Cancer took away my career, and takes away all those years I was looking forward to living.
But there's something it can't take away.
See, you don't dance with your feet.
You dance with your heart, and that's one place cancer will never win.
Oh, and if you're wondering what a hardass ex-mercenary is doing with a song like Abba's Dancing Queen as the theme to the blog...
Well, duh. I'm dancing.
Please pardon my slow response to comments. I do my best, and your comments are really precious to me. Barb is answering many of them now. I'm running on fumes, if you don't mind a macho metaphor.
I'm grateful for the energy to have written this. I'm so glad Barbara's stepped in for many of my posts. I'm really not doing well at all.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.