Jumped the gun & About face

I wrote a post yesterday to publish today.

I decided to record a video and read the words I wrote.

Your comments are always appreciated and welcomed.

I am not going anywhere my friends, I am here.

I want you to have a happy day my friends – because I will be having a happy day!

85 thoughts on “Jumped the gun & About face

    • Thank you, I appreciate you. I am okay, I felt a need for the video and the support is wonderful, I needed it. I will get through this, I know it all will be better soon. Happy day my friend! πŸ™‚

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  1. Terry, I responded to this in the comments of your previous post having read this first. I didn’t want to click ‘like’ here. I hope that they are at least able to make you comfortable and you can get some rest in order to heal from your recent surgery and prepare for the next, as well as readjust your plans for afterwards. Take some time to process and adjust amd know that so many people are thinking of you and wishing you well. You have touched us all with your candour, your gentleness and your humour, you have made me smile just when I needed it, and I look forward to some more music videos whenever you’re up to it once more. Take care, 🌻

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    • Thank you my friend for your kind words. Yes, I am processing at the moment. Many thoughts, many emotions, but I go back to one thing! I WILL get through this and everything WILL be good again soon. Appreciate you my friend! πŸ™‚

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    • Yes, you are correct Bernadette, the cancer wants to fight. But I will fight back, and win and all will be good again soon! Thank you dear for your support, I appreciate you very much. πŸ™‚

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  2. T-hitting this like button was the hardest one yet for me-why? I want what is best for you (Gary too!). As you explained you had instincts about your bladder just did not feel it would be quite this soon. Naturally, it upsets me to see you upset! I STILL KNOW YOU WILL BE ALRIGHT-LONG TERM…call it my instincts. Move forward T-slowly and thoughtfully I know you will keep us informed. My best thoughts your way and big hugs from this big family of mine! xx

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  3. Oh Terry! How hard this must be for you and Gary. Under normal circumstances this would be a heavy blow. Your life is going through so many changes, while good, they are stressful in and of themselves. So please remember to be extra kind and patient with yourself! You are a wonderful person! You are a light! You are a very special soul! I hope you can feel all the love and support that is coming your way my friend! Hugs!

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    • Oh certainly I feel support for you and others here. I know you are here for a reason, it is to help me, assure me and journey with me. It is comforting to know I have someone coming with me! Thanks dear, I truly appreciate you. πŸ™‚

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  4. I wish things were different but here you are. 😞. You are strong and this time will one day be a memory, even though and unpleasant one. I’m more sorry than I can express. All my support is with you and you are in my prayers. And the exploration adventure will be waiting when you’re ready. And in an odd way I am a bit jealous, my bladder appears to have shrunk and I am potty bound all the time (with urgency). Not making light of your situation at all, but it might provide you with a tiny smile? Take care Terry and keep us updated.

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    • I appreciate you in many ways and the humor is one reason! I have already joked with Gary, when we are out traveling I want have to stop to pee! πŸ™‚ Thanks dear, I do appreciate your support and prayers! πŸ™‚

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  5. Terry..I’m too one of many so sorry to hear your news and see you sad. I need to say..never give up hope. There are moments in life when we receive news that we aren’t quite sure how to process. And, sometimes, we’re left feeling devastated. Please keep faith and know many people care about you and are praying for you. I truly hope you feel much comfort in knowing that and know you are never alone.

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    • Thank you very much, is comforting to know I am not alone and there are many of you who support me. Believe me, I will not give up hope, nope that will not happen. I always have something to look forward to no matter the struggles. Happy day to you my friend! πŸ™‚

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  6. Oh, Terry. I am so sad to hear your news. As I watched your video, all I could think was what a brave, strong human being you are, someone who is a glass-half-full. That alone will give you the biggest dose of recovery medicine. My thoughts are with you, and I wish you a swift recovery. -Jennie-

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  7. Oh Terry, I cried with you when I watched your video. You didn’t jump the gun- you were hopeful and optimistic. You don’t need to ‘about face’, just move in a different direction. Perhaps, this is for the best? If this surgery is successful, you may have caught the cancer before it spreads further and you don’t have to keep wondering what’s next. If you love the Panhandle then perhaps you can buy a smaller place there. Keep thinking positively because that will help your recovery. Think of the gorgeous sands and serene water of the Gulf. Love and hugs, Kerry xxx

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    • Thank you Kerry, yes I agree, perhaps this is for the best for now. I always believe everything happens for a reason – and this is no exception. Gary and I have already looked into RV parks next to the water of the Gulf of Mexico. Watching the water and listening to the waves and watching the sunrise and sunset are all wonderful for healing and recovery, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

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  8. Bummer. Not the news you or we wanted to hear. I clicked like only because you were brave enough to share this with us. May all the planning and surgery go ahead smoothly and may you know there is a whole world out here cheering you on. Hugs.

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  9. Oh drat! Not the news you were expecting just yet.. but draw a breathe, take heart that we are all rootin for you and one step at a time go forward we all have your( and Gary’s) backs….Healing thoughts coming your way….

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    • Thank you, it is very nice to know I have wonderful people rooting for me! Yes, I will get through this and move forward! Thank you very much for your support and kind words. Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you for the love and hugs, it feels good, I just got them! I have time this weekend to process it all and I will be good, I will be strong and life will continue on. Thank you for your comment, I do truly appreciate it. Have a happy weekend my friend! πŸ™‚

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  10. Dear Terry, IΒ΄m totally at a loss for words – please know 1) that I only pressed the like-button to show you my support and 2) that IΒ΄m so terribly sad and sorry for you and Gary… Honestly, I canΒ΄t write more at the moment cause my tears obscure my sight – will try to get to you later, sweetie……. XXX

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  11. Ok, IΒ΄ve calmed down somewhat… Listen, Terry: one of my uncles also had cancer in his bladder. When it was diagnosed they instantly removed it, so bad was his case. This was a couple of years ago – and he is a very happy and healthy man now! Sure, itΒ΄s a different life now heΒ΄s leading but all in all itΒ΄s not so bad as heΒ΄d feared it would be. I know this can only be of little comfort to you, but I just want you to know right now that all is n o t lost, ok? You WILL be better someday, and you WILL go traveling together with Gary!!! This is just a delay. Keep believing and fighting, dear, I know you can and you will! Love, Sarah

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    • Thank you Sarah, yes I know it will be all good in the long run. I know I will live my life to the fullest without a bladder – many people do! I was so looking forward to the adventure, but it will wait for another day! You are one special person, for which I am honored to have become friends with. Hope your day is filled with sunshine – you have brightened mine! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you my friend, yes I was busy making plans, and they will eventually take place. I will get through this and the travel adventure will happen in the future! Appreciate your comment and support! πŸ™‚

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  12. Oh Terry, this is not the news I wanted to hear 😦 …I am so sorry and feel so sad about this news. But, I know you will do great, you will pull through this and still will be strong. Love and hugs my friend. πŸ™‚

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  13. Terry I so want to hug you right now ❀
    I want to tell you that you are strong and that you will be all right ( but that won't give you a new and functioning bladder ; but still , being strong and positive might help you fight the fight and get rid of the cancer πŸ™‚ ) . I know all cases are different as we all are different and I've been restraining from mentioning this before , but my father had bladder cancer more than 30 years ago , when he was just 50 ; he had surgery then and another one ten years later , and he is still around pestering us all (not much , he is a real dear πŸ˜‰ ) – he says he is a realistic optimist πŸ™‚ .
    Like so many others I "liked" you , and the way you share your life with us , I did not "like" the news . I also "liked" everyone who writes so much better than me and express so well what I'm feeling after watching you .
    Love and Hugs from a crazy turtle ❀

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    • Oh you crazy turtle you – I find comfort in knowing about your father. Though I would wish bladder cancer on no one it is nice to know good old dad is still there pestering you some. This brings me some peace of mind! I do know I will get through this and my life will move forward and many more adventures will follow. Your words are important and kind, thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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  14. Terry, I am so so sorry to hear this news. I definitely do NOT “like” the news, but love your strength and honesty as you shared it via video. Though plans aren’t completely moving forward as you imagined, the gulf coast will be a beautiful place to heal and rest before jumping into travel. Sending you huge hugs and prayers. πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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    • Thank you Jean, your words are important to me and bring me comfort. I am honored to have met you and many others because your support is amazing! And yes I agree, the Gulf coast waters, sand and sunshine will be healing for me once the surgery takes place. Hope your day is wonderful my friend! πŸ™‚

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  15. Damn you Cancer. Terry. Dear, dear Terry. I am sorry. And that sounds pretty pathetic in the scope of words I am supposed to be able to muster for all occasions. But I am. Sorry. I am also sending you love. I am also wiping tears because I am sad. Of course you jumped the gun you silly man – you wanted to believe you would be fine. But life has sent another bump in your road. And it’s a wretched and beastly bump. It is throwing you off course and causing an alteration in plan – a very necessary alteration to make you better so you CAN go travelling with Lady Roxy and The G-man. You will, lovely trio, you will. Because I say so xx

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    • Thank you dear Osyth, you always bring a smile to my face. And yes, you are correct, just another bump in the road. I was so looking forward to the travel adventure and now it must be postponed until a time I am physically ready. The next hurdle is the next surgery and then we will see what the future holds for me. I always appreciate your comments, truly I do, I feel light and warmth because of you and others that are here for me. Happy Sunday to you! πŸ™‚

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      • Smiles are healing in their way …. You absolutely need to keep your spirits light, positive and determined. Enjoy a Sunday full of joy and love and the warmth of those that care 😊

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  16. My dear Terry I am so saddened by your news, and so incredibly moved and impressed by your courage — not least in sharing this in a video. I hope your next surgery goes well, your recovery is swift and that before long you can resume the next stage of your life. Not as you had planned it, but with new hope and restored health. My very best wishes to you. Kia Kaha; Nga Mihi Nui.

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    • Thank you dear Su for your kind words. I am always feeling good when you and others bring a genuine care for me in your comments. I appreciate you and yes, I will have new hope and restored health in the future. Life is always interesting, it is nice to have people like yourself provide me support. Have a great day my friend! πŸ™‚

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  17. Hey Terry, I am sorry I have not really been around for the past few weeks and thus I am late to this outpouring of love toward you.
    I am so very sorry to hear of the latest diagnosis BUT, I am pleased it has been diagnosed and a solution is available. I know it may not be the nicest of thoughts and certainly something I am sure you would prefer not to happen, however because of the solution on offer, you are going to be well again and you are going to live a long (if not a little adjusted) life with the man you love and doing the things you want to do.
    I am sorry if this is too optimistic for you at this stage but I am having to look at it in this way as I refuse to think of any other outcome.
    You are a much loved person on the blogging scene and you are well supported by your husband Gary so all will HAVE to be well.
    Life throws us bumps along the way and we must deal with them. We must accept our challenges and continue to live our lives because the alternative is no alternative at all.
    Be strong my friend and I for one KNOW that I will be talking to you for many years to come.
    Bone Chance Mon Ami πŸ™‚

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  18. Cameron, you are right on with your optimistic comment! I appreciate you and others here who provided me positive and supportive words of encouragement. All of you my friends; your comments help me in many ways. I will be strong through this, but currently have to deal a little with the emotions that come along with it. All is good and all will be better soon! I appreciate you very much for taking the time to read, listen and comment. I know your life is busy and to take time for me – well that is an act that has great meaning to me. Happy Day Cameron! πŸ™‚

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  19. Hi Terry. I have just watched your vΓ­deo, and i am very sorry to hear your news, You have all the love in the world from this blogosphere to give You strength to see this through, You are strong and know that everything will be fine in the end, just keep going with the love from everyone who knows You, You are special , thinking of You Brooke

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    • Thank you Brooke, I very much appreciate you and others here who display such heartfelt support. I do have strength and I will get through this. Thank you for your support and I hope your day is wonderful! πŸ™‚

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      • You have a great day too, I am sure I can speak for all of us, we are all here, whenever you need us,a little chat here and there, who does not enjoy and need a little chat at some point…….and a little boogie (Ha ha)!!, lots of love
        Brooke

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    • Thank you for the hugs – always appreciated. I am receiving so much positive thoughts from everyone, I am good and full of energy to tackle what is ahead of me. Hope your day is good and thanks for stopping by today! πŸ™‚

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  20. I’m standing over here with those who didn’t know what to say except: I’m sorry. I cried with you. And even though I’m a quiet “commenter,” you’re in my thoughts until you eventually get the all clear for a healthy, happy adventure. I’d hug you if I could. And I’m not a hugger, damnit! πŸ™‚

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  21. Oh sweet dear Terry… maybe you have heard this before and maybe not, but even if you have, read it again slowly and intentionally – and OWN IT!

    Cancer is so limited…
    It cannot cripple love.
    It cannot shatter hope.
    It cannot corrode faith.
    It cannot eat away peace.
    It cannot destroy confidence.
    It cannot kill friendship.
    It cannot shut out memories.
    It cannot silence courage.
    It cannot reduce eternal life.
    It cannot quench the Spirit.

    Author: Dr. Robert L. Lynn

    Cancer is so LIMITED! Maybe it wants your bladder…. so let it have that – you have so much other wonderful “stuff,” so many other wonderful things in your life, so many people who love and care about you. Cancer CANNOT squelch YOUR beautiful Spirit! Sending loving hugs from Mars. And I AM a hugger! πŸ™‚ xo

    PS Thank you for sharing that with us from your voice. So many have grown to love you buddy, but I am YOUR #1 fan! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  22. Thank you so much for letting us into your life and sharing this struggle and most importantly your beautiful INCREDIBLE STRONG SPIRIT. I remember not that long ago when you first decided to show your real face. Now look at you. Soul-bearing and inspiring us all.
    I’m not a big-time commenter, hugger or crier at all, but this video brought tears. Lots. Damn Cancer eh? But what you have said so many times and what others have shared so much more eloquently than I ever could is so true.
    You are bigger, better, and stronger than this disease. That’s what it is, just an invasive thing, not you. Hope that makes sense.
    Happy to you……

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    • Sorry for the tears Amanda – I truly appreciate your support and very kind words! And yes you are correct; I am bigger, better and stronger – and it helps to have many wonderful friends here on WP. πŸ™‚

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