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Poet deVine
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Sudden searing pain,
stunning me
blindsided  the news
and like a lancer
three words spoken,
fell me now
you have cancer

the buzz I hear is deafening
what is this horrific sound
breath caught in mid gasp
feel the trembling of the ground

swallow quickly the bile of anger
eyes closed to the truth I hear
surgery radiation recovery
'I'm afraid it's cancer my dear'

odds and statistic by rote
I hear one in three
Why this punishment is given
to threaten the life of me

And so I wait for results
malignant stage one it seems
thus with those three words
shatter my hearts dreams

hope is given; chances good
all can be removed and cured
but still I feel the confusion
of the fear that has been stirred.


*Normally I don't write about myself..but this is an exception. Words fail me most times lately as the muse has drifted away. Just some thoughts tossed my way in the coming weeks for surgery and recovery...thanks!
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1 posted 08-25-2010 08:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Shar?

Please write me. Call me? The number is the same.

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I hope you get over this, so you can continue your life and not worrying about that. I will keep you in my prayers.

Juju

-Juju

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Who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

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Sharon, I am so sorry to hear your news and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that everything turns out okay for you.

You are missed!

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Sharon, my friend...

My husband had this same news not only 10 years ago [every tumor IS a cancer] but also last March, when the colon cancer tumor WAS malignant, but hadn't spread. Stage 2.

He didn't have much time between the finding and the surgery to "deal" with the reality; Colon cancer being what it is, and in our community [small according to city statistics] he was able to get right in for surgery without much verbal "let's think about it" being done. He was cleansed for the scope...let's get 'er done with the surgery.

A grapefruit tumor and 20 lymph nodes removed....six months of chemo with two week sitting in the chair, and we're nearly done with all good signs saying "you're a survivor!"

I know you don't write about yourself, honey...Stage 1...is curable!!! You can get through this!

And I'm in your corner!!

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5 posted 08-26-2010 12:30 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

How can there be a verdict without a crime?

my sweet friend, this is such terrible news, and I am stunned.

I hate this vicious unrelenting disease--and I have been wishing for answers too, for a long time now, but just know, however clumsy I am right now saying this, that it is not your punishsment for some crime.

You are such a good person m'friend, and I'm so sorry you're going through this, and I apologize for my lack of grace and ineloquence--I'm completely distraught.

I love you lady.
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Ditto K, okay?  Call.  Need anything,  you got it lady!  That is one scary word, but one they can squish like an ant under an elephant's foot nowadays.  Just know you have friends here that really do care, and we hope you will turn to us okay?  
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Sharon, you have written out your raw emotions well.

Keep writing and drawing on the support around you. We are here for all the shoulders and hugs to help you through.

Thinking of you and sending a big {{{hug}}} your way.
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Hugs from me as well, Sharon - We're all standing in your corner cheering, so you simply can't lose.

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You will be in my prayers, old friend.  

"To me, the thing that art does for life is to clean it, to strip it to form."
~Robert Frost

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Thinking about you Sharon
x o
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How're things going, Sharon? We had a setback; with two chemo treatments remaining, there was some kind of infection...they haven't determined just what, but my spouse has been put off treatment for a few weeks in order to heal up from the volcanic infection that literally erupted last Sunday....antibiotics have helped, of course, but a full healing is required prior to more chemo.

Of course the question will be...since this was "preventative" chemo, does he need to continue?

We will find out near the end of October. So, please get on line and tell us how you are doing...and how we might help?

Hugs

K
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Had a couple of issues of my own..surgery is set for October 1.

I appreciate all the care, love and prayers. I will be staying with my daughter so no internet access for a bit. I've left a list of emails with my son for 'worst case' scenerios...hopefully you will hear from ME and not him.Thanks again. See you all soon!
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Godspeed, Sharon - We'll look forward to hearing from YOU!
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Although I don't know you very well, I want you to know that I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts! God speed.

ooxx  Marti
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I've just read this, Sharon...positive thoughts headed your way.  
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Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Sharon.
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Just wanting to let you know I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Sharon.
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s.o.s. ...always.
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We will be all here waiting to hear YOU!  I will have nothing but positive thoughts heading down there until we hear from you again Sharon.  
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21 posted 10-12-2010 12:16 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Sharon,

You're in my thoughts and prayers
Your name is spoken every day.
I wish you early healing
Sending love and hugs your way.

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surgery went well...no need for chemo or radiation..they got it all...now for recovery...and time off work (which at this time is a blessing).

thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts..I have NO doubt they helped!
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I will call - you rest and get all better
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Sharon, this is the best news we could have hoped for.  Thank you for brightening our world this lovely day!

Smiling a big smile
Love, Nan

 
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