"Our soul must perform two duties. The one is that we must reverently wonder and be surprised. The other is that we must gently let go and let be." Julian of Norwich

...Cancer teaches both!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Greetings From Edmonton!

We're here in Sunny Alberta to celebrate the marriage of our daughter Robyn and her partner, Brandon.  It is shaping up to be a great celebration as family gathers from coast to coast in this beautiful Alberta city.  The "nuptials" themselves will take place on 10-10-10!

Major Health Down Turn

I don't have time now to say all of what has happened over the last several weeks.  Suffice it to say that the nice little "bubble of wellness" I have enjoyed for most of the last year seems to have burst!!   I had a very tough time of it after my last chemo (last Monday).  Increased pain, loss of bladder control, debilitating fatigue, bowel distress...  you don't want the details. To make a long story short... I spent my birthday, this Monday, with my Oncologist and a palliative specialist to get me on my feet for this trip.  With the help of my GP, a new "catheter", and a new pain management regime I was able to get on the plane Thursday and come to Edmonton!!  Today I had a major rebound of energy and by Sunday I hope I'll be fit to walk Robyn down the aisle!!  YEAH!!

I'll post more details on the wedding and my health when I am back and settled in Vancouver.  For now... All is well!!

Peace and blessing... Rob; in Edmonton!

"Yesterday I decided to go to the office.
I got as far as the bedroom door.
Chemo strikes."
Peter Jennings


James Henry said...

Wy Amm, Ama Goot, AMEN,It so good to hear you have alot of energy to make the trip to Edmonton to participate in Robyn's Wedding day. She must be so Happy for you and Proud of how strong her Dad is. A BIG Congratulations to Robyn and her new partner for life, May they have a long and Prosperous Marriage together and make you and Pam lots of grand children, haha (maybe). A Big Hello to the Pollock families. You stay well Weggie, keep in touch, and our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, Enjoy and safe travels back home.
Hugs <3 fr:Jim Sr.,Roxcy,Jim jr,Kayla,Keisha,Gerren,Tonya & Dylan. The Henry Clan, :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob...Been thinking of you and wondering how you have been going. So happy to hear you will be walking your daughter down the aisle tomorrow!

Sounds like you have been having a bit of a rough time in your journey lately. I will keep you in my prayers.
Smiles... Dawn (CNS network)