Monday, September 2, 2013

Faith and Amulet Therapy Stage 4 Lung Cancer

Stage 4 Lung Cancer with brain mets never gets less terrifying especially as I try to put it to bed each night. … Sleepless nights are rewarded by a Stage 4 dawn. 

Coffee takes unsuccessful whacks at the chemo fog and fatigue before I realize … “Thank God” …I am alive and grateful for another day.

Beyond science lays faith … ‘God’, ‘prayers’ and ‘every conceivable well wish abounds on Facebook. … 

Devotional religious paraphernalia derive their power, not from the symbolism created by the object, rather by the faith of the believer in entrusting its power to God.

My amulet inventory stretches 71 years back to my Dad’s WWII metal jacketed prayer book …
Gifts of prayers and healing masses are shared in three ‘Perpetual Memberships' to Marianist Spiritual Alliance, Trinity Missions Mass Society, and Sisters of the Cenacle

… and most important of all … “Pat, just in case you need a little inspiration here's a pic of Tommy. Notice the empty seat. .. he's saving that for you! Stay strong Warrior!”
The young man pictured is my cousin … born prematurely with infantile myotonic dystrophy … he’s also at age 7 a 5 yr survivor of liver cancer … while I whine about cisplatin and almita kicking my butt … Tommy took them on and won that fight at age 2

Special children are the face of God … their inspiration is transcendent …. and Tommy ... I will share that swing with you sooner than later … right now I have to finish  crying for  your inspiration and hit send … thank you, little Cuz!!

Patrick Leer
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  1. Tommy is a cutie!!! And a true inspiration for you, Patrick!

    I hate cancer. It makes me so sad and mad. My life's perspectives have changed and often make a surprise appearance when I least expect it.

    I can be so random at times....


    1. Thank you Jackie for always being out there ... and always being you!