THE OAK TREE - A message of Encouragement - Hallmark

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THE OAK TREE - A message of Encouragement - Hallmark

No. of entries: 5 | Posted on 31 Dec 2012 02:38
  • This is lovely and is going out to all of you who may need a bit of encouragement in your lives just now ............... it also comes with a big, warm, virtual hug ........

    A mighty wind blew night and day,
    It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
    then snapped its boughs
    and pulled its bark
    until the oak was tired and stark.
    But still the oak tree held its ground
    while other trees fell all around...

    The weary wind gave up and spoke,
    "How can you still be standing, Oak?"
    The oak tree said, "I know that you
    can break each branch of mine in two,
    carry every leaf away,
    shake my limbs, and make me sway.
    But I have roots stretched in the earth,
    growing stronger since my birth.
    You'll never touch them, for your see,
    they are the deepest part of me.
    Until today, I wasn't sure
    of just how much I could endure.
    But now I've found, with thanks to you,
    I'm stronger than
    I ever knew."

    Especially now,
    try to remember
    that you're stronger
    than any problem
    you encounter
    or any disappointment
    life will bring.

    Thinking of you, believing in you, caring for you.


  • thank you,just what i need just now,and had a little weep x

  • Thank you!!

    I needed a reminder I'm not alone and I AM strong! Strong enough to see my darling through all this rubbish.......sometimes it takes something like this to make you stop...think...and realise, we are all stronger than we thought we would or ever could be!

    Wishing you all a peaceful New Year xxx

    Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

    Courage is not the absence of fear,
    but rather, the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

  • You have just inspired me to stay strong and not let either cancer nor the Drs grind me down.  Just spent the last 6weeks trying to find out about my liver cancer but as the poem says I am stronger than I ever knew


    thanks for that RL Tweed and thanks for the virtual hugs they were also needed


    Nearly 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Anal cancer.  Just as I was about to start my treatment they told me I had Breast Cancer, but it was small so they would treat that after I had finished my first lot of treatment., In the November my husband found a Melanoma on my back which was cut out.  As everyone says you get quite anxious when you go for your check-ups but on the 2nd anniversary my oncologist told me that I was 80% cured but as a mater of routine he would organise a scan which he did. 

    I was not unduly concerned so what a shock when I was told I had a 2.5cm liver lesion.   After I had a PET scan they said there was increased FDG accumulation in the stomach so they would do a scope.  After the scope the Dr said that he had not seen anything but took 3 biopsies.  I spoke to my GP and asked him to go through the results of the scan, as I could not remember a lot of what the consultant had said, this revealed 4 areas of concern 2 of which I had never been told about. 

    My head is all over the place, as everyone says they have to note everything down to cover themselves but I am feeling exceedingly sorry for myself and wondering if this will be my last Christmas.  Four weeks on there is still no appointment for the liver specialist, the wonderful local Macmillan Nurse has managed to get a referral to the breast clinic after I asked what was being done about the other areas of concern and hopefully I should get the results for my stomach within the next week but I don't know what they will do about the colon (if anything) which they say is physiological.  

    Why of why can they not have the appointments for any further referrals/ treatment in place when they break the bad news to you.  I feel this would take some of the stress away as you would not be in limbo waiting for appointments, waiting for results and then getting started on your treatment.   

    I have found this round really hard to deal with and have been so angry.  I annoys me that I don’t know what I am dealing with and that other people have all this control over my condition.  

  • Ness Frog, 

    I am in the same boat.  No one tells me anything.  My oncologist had his scheduler call to tell me he was referring me to the surgeon who handled my last cancer.  The surgeon's scheduler called to make an appointment on the 15th but couldn't tell me anything.  I just get so frustrated knowing I have no idea what is going on and no one will tell me.  This is my third surgery, if I do indeed need surgery as I suspect.  I will send prayers your way and hope the new year gets you some results.

    Karen K.

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