Thursday, September 15, 2011

An explanation of sorts

I have grown to really love this blog and those of you who check in from time to time, and so I am reluctant to bring bad news, but the fact of the matter is, my George has been diagnosed with stage three or four Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He has just completed the first cycle of chemo and now is dealing with the aftermath. I'm finding it difficult to write about just now but I wanted you to know why I have been so quiet of late.


  1. Shannon... so very sorry to hear this news. I had been wondering why you were quiet through August. I hope you find the strength to get through this difficult time together, and I wish you lots of peaceful moments of calm beauty to sustain you both along the journey. Thinking of you, take care x Jane Gray

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your hard times right now. One of my favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, said, "Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."

    Finding strength when there is none is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and for others.

    My strength and thoughts are with you Shannon.

  3. Jane and Samantha, thank-you so much for your kind words of support. George and I are doing our best to stay in the light, and we can feel the positive healing energy flowing our way. XO

  4. I too was wondering why I had not heard of you recently. I am so sorry to hear of this, the hardship, your worries. Though I know that such experiences sanctify us I still don't like them. Dearest Shannon...I pray for strength for you and for skilled physicians and comfort for George. xoxo

  5. Dear MLJ, I am so comforted by your presence and you're prayers!

  6. Hello Shannon. I am sorry to hear about the difficult time you and your family are going through. Best wishes for all of you. It sounds like you have a good support system which is very important.
    Take care,

  7. Oh Shannon, I'm so sorry to hear this, we offer our love and support. That's what us silly blog followers are "support". More healing wishes for George.

    Fondly, Rochelle

  8. Dear Nora and Ro,
    Thank-you so much for your good wishes, we can feel all the positive healing energy on our behalf and it has been a tremendous help. XO's

  9. I am visiting your blog now for the first time. Thank you for your comment on my blog today.
    I am so sorry to hear of your news. I can't imagine what you all must be going through.
    I was speaking with an amazing woman today that survived stage 4 breast cancer. She said that during chemo treatments she ate lots of raw cabbage. It helps to draw out toxins she said. It made a huge difference in the way she felt. I just thought I'd pass it on.
    I'm sure a bit of daily coleslaw and a lot of love and support will do wonders!!
    My thoughts are with you....

  10. Rachel, It was great of you to stop by. I think eating raw cabbage is a great idea, I know that eating healthy is especially important now. Thanks for the tip and your healing thoughts. XO


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