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Cancer, Cancer Everywhere

Posted on July 29 2009 by Pat Killingsworth | 795 views

I need to keep my post short tonight. I just returned from my mother-in-law’s bedside at a local nursing home. She is too ill to endure many tests, but a CT scan this weekend while she was in the hospital for a blood transfusion revealed what looks like a large tumor in her abdomen. Probably the return of her decade-old colorectal cancer. She doesn’t know yet. My wife, Pattie, is in Florida so we are trying to handle things by phone. A few short months after my multiple myeloma diagnosis, I decided to dedicate my life to helping other cancer patients and survivors. Be careful what you wish for! It is one thing to write daily articles and journal entries and attend an occassional support group meeting or fundraiser. It is much more difficult to try and help a family member endure the pain and discomfort of late-stage cancer. I need to rest, both for her and me. Tomorrow I will try and pin-down her doctors and see if I can’t pull some strings and speak to some friends in the oncology field about her situation. And, most importantly, see if I can’t get her some stronger pain meds – the woman is hurting.

If you try to feel good and keep smiling, I will too! Pat

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sandy Says:

    Pat, I will be sending you both Reiki energy and intentions to get your MIL some relief… so sorry you are facing this.

  2. Pat Killingsworth Says:

    Thank you, Sandy! Can you explain to me what you mean by Reiki energy? Pat

  3. Sandy Says:

    The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." (This from http://www.reiki.org) I sit and focus on the name, photograph or simply the energy of an individual or situation and allow myself to be the channel for that energy to come through to be used by that person or situation for the highest good. When I can actually be present with someone to do that healing work, I have heard comments like, "Your hands are putting off a lot of heat," or "I can feel tingling when your hands are near that spot." I don't actually touch… some Reiki Masters may, but I have better results keeping my hands about 2 inches away from the body. It is not "I" doing the work, but the Great I Am within me directing me… hope that answers some of your questions…. Sandy

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