Body, Soul & Mind

 

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Currently my body is taking a beating.

Cancer is beating every part of my body and not wasting time doing it.

Immunotherapy is beating on my body with tiredness and fatigue.

Pain medications are beating my body and causing the bowels to not function properly.

Lymphedema is beating on my feet and legs and causing painful movement.

I wake every morning knowing my body will once again feel ache, tiredness, bowel issues and pain with movement.

I wake every morning knowing I will have a day I will need to fight back.

Fighting back is keeping a positive attitude – the best I can under the circumstances.

Fighting back is holding on to hope – there is always hope.

Fighting back is performing daily physical exercises – even when I don’t want to.

Fighting back is eating as well as I can – even when I have no appetite.

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Currently my mind is taking a beating.

Cancer is beating every part of my body including my mind – my thoughts and my emotions at times are weak.

Immunotherapy is beating on my mind with fatigue and lethargy – I am limited on time to use my mind for much rest is needed.

Pain medications are beating my mind and causing tiredness and limited thinking – I must rest and try to rejuvenate.

Lymphedema is beating my mind due to the effects from my limited walking.

I wake every morning knowing my mind will once again feel fatigued and emotional.

I wake every morning knowing I will have a day I will need to fight back.

Fighting back is keeping a positive attitude – the best I can under the circumstances.

Fighting back is holding on to hope – there is always hope.

Fighting back is performing daily mindfulness exercises – even when I don’t want to.

Fighting back is eating as well as I can – even when I have no appetite.

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Currently my soul is taking a beating.

Cancer is beating every aspect of my being including my soul – my identity, that spiritual part of me is receiving messages of non-understanding thoughts.

Immunotherapy is beating on my soul with questioning decisions and actions – am I spiritual and is this part of me being tested?

Pain medications are beating my soul and causing limited thinking – I must rest and follow that which comes from wisdom and makes some logic.

Lymphedema is beating my soul because of body image, pain and limitations.

I wake every morning knowing my soul will once again have questions with no answers.

I wake every morning knowing I will have a day I will need to fight back.

Fighting back is keeping a positive attitude – the best I can under the circumstances.

Fighting back is holding on to hope – there is always hope.

Fighting back is performing daily support from confirmations – even when I don’t feel it.

Fighting back is eating as well as I can – even when I have no appetite.

62 thoughts on “Body, Soul & Mind

  1. Keep up the fight, dear Terry! Don´t let this s.. o. a b…. win! (sorry if this was too rude – I feel like I go berserk when thinking of what you have to go through all the time and just want to kick some a… 😉 – sorry again! )
    Many gentle hugs and sunshine to you! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Quite apart from my daily need to send you strength, send you encouragement, send you all I have to help you fight on I need to say something else. When you write, Terry you write with a rhythm which is almost hypnotic. I know you to be a tiny weeny bit OCD (!) but you harness that when you write freely and the effect is quite stunning. These words (as are so many that you have written about your illness) have a devastatingly emotional impact on the reader, forcing us to listen and hear. I thank you for the gift of your words written in the grip of the most awful ravages of your body, mind and spirit. I just thank you for who you are, Terry. Really an extraordinary, incredible man.

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    • Osyth, my biggest fan, your very kind comment I take to heart. What a special friend you are – thank you for your friendship, your support and the strength and encouragement you send on a daily basis. I am fortunate to know you, even if it is online. Thanks again for your comment and words – my heart shines brightly. I hope everything is going well for you. Happy Day! 🙂

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  3. It is such a different experience when all three are taking a beating at once. That you still keep the hope, keep eating, keep fighting through those beatings takes my breath away. Sending love

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  4. I got this from an Asian movie, life is like playing monopoly, the “chance” card. The probability of drawing a chance card is not that great. Lets say 15%, It could be a chance win something or fate to go to jail. In life the chance of meeting our life partner, our lover is probably the same. But then the fate card, beating cancer or a particular surgery also stands at a low percentage. But until the game ends you always have a possibility of drawing the right card. Unless you decide to quit the game before it actually ends. As long as we have the nerve to open that next card, there is always hope.

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