I will likely be posting a little less than normal, even for me. To cut to the chase, I am currently in the middle of battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, which is essentially bone marrow cancer.
So far the plan of treatment I am in seems to be working well, and I should know soon what the next steps are. I’ve been in the leukemia center at Northside Hospital in Atlanta for the last 2 weeks. I’ve completed the first round of chemotherapy, and I am tolerating it well.
What I really want to convey today, is the reality of God’s power and His love, as evidenced by events over the last 4 months or so. I discovered I had this disease thanks to two bad sinus infections, and a family doctor who refused to take those on face value. There is obviously more to it than that, but that sums it up. I will try to explain it all at a future date.
I could have gotten angry, or done nothing, or panicked. Rather than do any of that, I chose to live this wonderful prayer.
God has granted me:
Serenity to accept the things I cannot change. I have leukemia; I don’t know how I got it, but I have it.
Courage to change the things I can. The medical team has a plan to beat it. I am in, doing what they tell me when they tell me, plus some.
Wisdom to know the difference. I can’t really explain this part. But it’s there. God is there. And His love and the love of my family and friends sustain me.
To avoid duplicate effort I am posting a lot on my Facebook page. Please join me there. For now, I welcome your prayers.
8 thoughts on “The Serenity Prayer in Action”
Praying for you man. Get well.
Thank you sir. I feel like I’m on my way.
Prayers your way, my friend!
I was able to get assistance for my lymphoma through these folks!
Hang in there!
Thank you sir!
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Damn. Cancer sucks. We’ll pray for you.
Yessir it does. Thank you, I can use all the prayer I can get.
I don’t comment many places (mostly due to time) but I have to leave one today offering prayers and any support you need. One of the Indy gunblogger group was diagnosed 5 years ago, and he’s still going strong. We hope for the same for you.
Thank you Brigid! That certainly is encouraging. Thank you for your prayers, too!
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