High Contrasts

Pink RibbonToday has been a complete rollercoaster of a day, ultimate highs and lows, a day to test the faith of anyone.

My eldest daughter, Charlotte, is pregnant with her third child, my fourth grandchild and had been for a scan at the hospital. Imagine my elation when she sent a text to say that everything was fine, the baby is healthy and growing well. He or she, is due to enter this world on September 3rd, so a summer baby, wonderful.

I knew that she also had an appointment in the afternoon to have some other tests, so I was keeping my fingers crossed for everything to go well.

I was just packing up, and about to leave the office when my mobile rang.

It was Charlotte, in tears. She said that the tests had found that there is a very high possibility that she has breast cancer. The consultant had taken tissue samples and sent them off for analysis, but said that they feared the worst because of swelling of Charlotte’s lymph glands.

Cancer is such a scary word. The very thought of it sends shivers down my spine. But I am going to remain calm and not jump to any conclusions until the biopsy results are back. In such a situation it is all too easy to let your emotions get the better of you. I hope that I can avoid that happening, though time will tell, because I may be of some help and support if I can hold things together.

Obviously I will chant and pray for a positive outcome, but I will also look for ways of turning this strongest of poisons into medicine.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

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