Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Fortunately, we appear to have caught it early, and it doesn’t seem to have metastasized so far.
But I need time to treat the cancer. At some point in the near future, the surgeons will operate and remove the cancerous portions of my left lung. Then I need to heal and perhaps receive some radiation treatment.
I feel that for now, the best course of action is to devote my time and attention to putting this illness behind me.
Thank you for being faithful readers.
Peace, love, joy, and hope,
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25 thoughts on “I Need a Break”
May the creative power of love be with you and your Annie my friend.
Wishing you a successful surgery and recovery.
Many thanks Howard for your supportive emails and words. A priest once suggested to me that 90% of healing goes on in one’s head. With all the wonderful messages we have received from our church family and today with Lorraine Fox delivering my prayer shawl, I feel so positive and thankful that we are part of the IUCC family.
George and I love you and Anne. You are wise to focus on healing and wellness. We are holding you in the light of God’s love.
My prayer is that you have the best doctors and nurses to care for you, that you heal and are well soon and that you know we all love you and your Annie.
Many thanks George for your wonderful email and supportive words. In themselves, they have great healing power. Annie has been my best friend for 60 years and we both still have lots of living to do.
All our love and healing vibes to you Bil, we are thinking of you both xx
Many many thanks Paul and Paula. Your love and healing vibes are working already.
Bil and Annie sends her love
Thanks Bil, you will continue to be an inspiration and look forward to your return. This may be a good time for me to dig into your archives. You and your family will be in our thoughts. Trev.
Thanks for updating us Bil. Your priorities are perfect. Your healing is what you should be concentrating on.
You and Annie are in my thoughts and prayers. I live near you so if there is anything I can do to help or support you, please let me know.
I send you and Annie a virtual loving hug.
Thank you Bil, for all that you have done for others during your lifetime. I look forward to your return and your teachings of Agape. For now, take care of yourself and rest up. I hope Annie can find some of that fruit jelly to speed your healing.
I can’t thank you enough John for your supportive email and kind words. In themselves, they have great healing power and the apple jelly is still coming.:))
BIL, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS NEWS. SO GLAD THEY FOUND IT EARLY. WITH ANNE’S FINE CARE AND YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE I HAVE GREAT HOPES YOU WILL BEAT IT QUICKLY.
MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU BOTH.
Many thanks Joyce for your powerful words, support and love.
Bil & Anne
Thanks for saying it out loud Penny but simply another bump in the road of life, not to deter us from living life to the fullest.
Thank you, Bil. This is the time for you to devote all your energies to getting well. I will be thinking of you and praying for you to gather together all your positive resources.
Oh damn! What a lousy piece of news! And, so much for being the poster boy for health & fitness! Well, having said that, I suspect this is when that healthy living will pay off. Surely the fine way you’ve treated your body and mind will make this next phase easier. Sending you and Annie much love, my dear friends. Please keep us updated. XOXO
I’m wishing with all I have for your speedy recovery. . ☺️🤗 I’m a better person knowing you.
Many thanks Christina for your devotion and support. Your words have tremendous healing power.
Thank you for letting us know about your present journey to begin. Good that you are taking time for you and your family. Peace and blessings.
Many thanks Thenice for your most supportive email. It has great healing power.
I was saddened to get the news of your illness, and that you have had to give up your weekly writing for awhile. Be assured that you and your family will be in my thoughts during this frightening and painful time. As a family, we know the pain of having walked with our eldest daughter for five years through the same experience. It takes a toll on family life. I have greatly appreciated your weekly message, and as a Retired minister, I have greatly admired your courage in saying what John Pavlovitz calls “Stuff that needs to be said” . as you often say “Peace, Love, Joy and Hope”. Ken Norman
Many thanks, Ken for your supportive email. Thots like yours are so important in the healing process and above all, I appreciate your encouraging words about my writings. My underlying motive is to have the church change rather than die. The changes I have suggested have brought me so much closer to my Christ, Jesus, than trying to wade thru the antiquated theology of the past. Stay safe. PeaceLoveJoyHope
Somehow I missed your posting about lung cancer… understanding now that is the reason I haven’t seen your blog. Best wishes to you and Anne as you navigate yet another bump in your journey.