Not Promised Tomorrow

I know that I’m not promised tomorrow. This colon cancer diagnosis stinks, but I know there’s a plan to work it for good. I have survived car wrecks that you wouldn’t believe I walked away from without even a broken bone. Most of my sick days were still available at work when this all started. I teach at a school with 600 kids and either avoided Covid altogether or had a mild case last January. (We usually get sick in January because our students come from other countries with colds we have no immunity to. But even then I only was sick two to three days at most.)

So how does somebody with a rocking immune system end up with cancer? And why wouldn’t I get the “unexplained weight loss” part of the symptoms? That’s something I’d welcome. In fact, I had no symptoms in November when this all started. They removed a small piece of my colon and all surrounding lymph nodes were clear. But now it’s spread, and I’ve gone from one doctor appointment a year to 2-3 a week. They’re all nice, but I’d rather not.

I have a high tolerance for pain, but again, I’d rather not. I’ll use it in a book. I’ve been planning one more “31 Prayers” book anyway. I don’t know if cancer would fit in a cozy mystery with a romantic bent. We’ll see what the future holds. I appreciate the prayers, and look forward to seeing how this latest adventure plays out. Never, ever pray that you won’t have a boring life. I brought this crazy life on myself in that way. I won’t pray for patience either because that prayer led to some serious heartache. I’m half kidding, but I have seen prayer work many, many times. I’ve also been told, “No,” by God many times. But I’ll take all the prayers I can. I really love people, and hope to stick around with you all for a couple more decades. πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Not Promised Tomorrow

  1. Fran. I have a personal relationship with St wanthony and he is actively on your case. I k ow you will pump through all of this. Keep strong. The power of prayer is amazing and you have lots of prayers. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. Fran, I’m praying for you. Realize now that good is already working from your situation. You are a light and beautiful reminder of hope and love. I cherish you and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!

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  3. You are the strongest women I know. I have always admired your faith and you for being so strong. You always gave Keith a run for his money lol. I continue to pray for you and your family. I pray God heals you this side of heaven. I love you Fran.

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  4. I don’t see you often, but you are always in my prayers. I hope that you will always remember that you are a child of God, and He is always with you through the good and bad. All he asks is that we endure today all that will be required of us, with no thought of tomorrow, just live in this moment. I know that you will have many good moments ahead. Always prayerful for you my friend. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

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