Heaven Under Construction

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In 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. I heard God say, "Begin a diary and share it with others."

Table of Contents

Day One: Right

Submitted: June 12, 2016

The Discovery. Read Chapter

Day 2

Submitted: June 12, 2016

Time is a juxtaposition. Read Chapter

Day 3

Submitted: June 12, 2016

Purpose Read Chapter

Day 4

Submitted: June 12, 2016

Lessons Learned. Read Chapter

Day 5

Submitted: June 12, 2016

Toxification Read Chapter

Day 6

Submitted: June 12, 2016

Heart Emissions Read Chapter

Port Day

Submitted: June 13, 2016

Port Day Read Chapter

Two Sides to Every Coin

Submitted: June 14, 2016

Can positivity be brought out, even when one is going through cancer? Read Chapter

Port Reveal

Submitted: June 15, 2016

Port Reveal Read Chapter

Overwhelmed

Submitted: June 15, 2016

Overwhelmed Read Chapter

Reality

Submitted: June 15, 2016

Reality Read Chapter

We Want to Help Now!

Submitted: June 15, 2016

We Want to Help Now! Read Chapter

A Weekend of Normal

Submitted: June 15, 2016

A Weekend of Normal Read Chapter

Thank God for Health Care

Submitted: June 16, 2016

Thank God for Health Care. Read Chapter

Preparing for Abnormal

Submitted: June 16, 2016

Preparing for Abnormal Read Chapter

Motivation and Purpose

Submitted: June 16, 2016

Motivation and Purpose Read Chapter

The Present

Submitted: June 16, 2016

The Present Read Chapter

Crying out

Submitted: June 16, 2016

Crying Out Read Chapter

Carins

Submitted: June 17, 2016

A cairn stands for
something significant
that did or will
happen. Read Chapter

Idiosyncrasies

Submitted: June 17, 2016

Where do these funny
behaviors come from?

I suppose as comfort
when storms approach which
is what I need now
most of all.
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The Exchange

Submitted: June 17, 2016

“No worries. It’s okay,
but I should warn you,”
in a serious tone,
“cancer sucks.”
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Hidden Bravery

Submitted: June 17, 2016

There is a silent
bravery in those
with chronic illness,
we hide it well.

Yet our aching bodies
can not take away
our spirits which try
to keep on shining.
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Astronauts

Submitted: June 17, 2016

How do astronauts
fix intricate pieces
of complex machines
while in space?
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Freak Flag

Submitted: June 17, 2016

Rising my Freak Flag
high may help others
who in turn
help me. Read Chapter

Ball Monster

Submitted: June 18, 2016

Look at a picture
of a cancer cell,
it looks like to me
a monster.
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Getting Ready

Submitted: June 18, 2016

It is a choice of
what I allow in
and so I’ll let in
light and life.
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We Want to Help, Part II

Submitted: June 18, 2016

Help is not weakness.
It give purpose
to those around me,
as well as myself.
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Spirit Time

Submitted: June 18, 2016

Here on earth and in
the land of the eternal
there is a place and space
called “Spirit Time.”
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Spirit Divides and Multiplies

Submitted: June 18, 2016


Or perhaps Spirit
divides the burden
so that others can take
what I can not:
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Today is the Day

Submitted: June 18, 2016

Up, up, up, waiting
to reach the top then
stomach drops while you
plummet down suddenly.
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Not So Bad

Submitted: June 19, 2016

True to Nurse Nancy’s words
I left feeling fine,
able to eat dinner
with my family.
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The After Effect

Submitted: June 19, 2016

Around seven o’clock
p.m. last night
the taunting of
illness surfaced. Read Chapter

Cha, cha, cha, changes

Submitted: June 19, 2016

I know fatigue will
be a future battle,
but I am glad that
it’s not today. Read Chapter

Nuelasta

Submitted: June 19, 2016

So all things considered,
it was still a good day
which slowed me down,
but did not stop me. Read Chapter

Spirit's Whisper

Submitted: June 19, 2016

We hide behind our
physically appearance,
but what if there’s nothing
to hide behind?
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Reset

Submitted: June 19, 2016

Lucky for me I
found a reset button
that tends to work well,
at least for me.
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Seasons and Patterns

Submitted: June 21, 2016

Seasons create change,
yet at the same time,
predictability
in transformation.
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Blood = Love = Life

Submitted: June 21, 2016

Having alone time
has me thinking deeply
seeing metaphors
where there were none.
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Hair

Submitted: June 21, 2016

Before my hair goes,
I’m taking back power,
instead of letting it
the power from me.
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Ode to Caregivers

Submitted: June 21, 2016

Caregiver: Noun
a loved one who
gives attention to
someone who’s ill.
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Round Two

Submitted: June 21, 2016

Three hours of dripping,
time keeps on slipping
into conversation
with my caregivers

who keep me company
and alleviate bordom.
Exchanges intertwine
with sounds of vital signs
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Hot Pink Mohawk

Submitted: June 21, 2016

My new motto will be:
“Fight, like me!
The girl with the hot pink
mohawk.”
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What Happened Here?

Submitted: June 23, 2016

Like stones from the Jordan,
we wear them to say,
“We’ll pass what seems to be
the impossible.

Into the promised land
where no pain resides,
and joy will flow once more
like milk and honey.”
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Pizza, Pasta, and Pop

Submitted: June 23, 2016

I will trust that
my body knows best
how to handle
this disease.
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Cleaning Parties

Submitted: July 02, 2016

Keeping a home clean
is a lot of work,
but what if people
began to network? Read Chapter


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