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Dear Family and Friends,
Margreet writes: I'm writing this with a regular pen on paper because it's very hard to use the keyboard with one hand. Bob will make it into an e-mail. I'm convinced that pretty soon I can go on the Internet myself. I'm improving so fast and am very motivated.
It's 2 weeks since the radiation therapy was stopped. The message the radiologist gave me was 'guaranteed loss of all my hair', extreme exhaustion for the next two weeks, and a very good chance of being very sick.
The last day of radiation my hair started falling, so on Monday morning I asked the lady who is taking care of me from 9 to 12 am, to wash my hair and start plucking. Big plucks of hair came out but there was still some hair left so we decided to do it again next morning.
When we did next morning, NO hair came out! And so far, I still have hair on my head. A bit thin, but I still have hair. Also, no exhaustion and no sickness. I'm feeling great and have a lot of energy. I'm hardly using the wheel chair. I walk on Bob's arm from our little house to the big one, or to the car on the street. In the house I'm walking by myself.
I can not use my left arm yet, which I don't like, so I'm doing exercises with it. The physiotherapist told me last Friday, after doing some tests, that there is some muscle strength in it, so we have something to begin with. (Bob: I love the Dutch expression they have for this. After the tests, during which she was able to push and pull a little bit with her hand, he told Margreet, "There's still some music in it!" Ain't that beautiful?) Margreet continues: I'm visualizing that I have to make a 'detour' around the communication lines that used to control my arm but now are blocked by the tumor, so that another channel can take over. I have faith that before this Spring I can do a lot of things myself again.
All these great things happening to me is not just my because of my own doing. I could not have done it without all the love and support I've been getting from all of you and I can't even start telling you how grateful I am!
Miracles are happening to me everyday. I have 2 wonderful ladies from the home health care services who take care of me in the mornings, 5 days a week. One comes 3 days and the other 2 days, and both are spiritual healers! So, several times a week I get a Healing Touch, Aura or Chakra healing session. This after having 2 horrible experiences with the first women they sent me. The first treated me as if I had a mental disability (because I had a tumor I HAD to be) and was not able to hear what I was telling her, and the second one who could only talk about the financial arrangements that had to be done to receive the services since she was a 'freelancer' hired by this organization. I fired them both on the spot. After that I asked my Angels to send me someone I could connect with, and there she walked in to our little house. She asked right away if I was a Spiritual person. "The space feels very vibrant" she said. We clicked right away. She made sure that her friend got the job for the other 2 days a week.
Here in Holland you can get personal care at home, like helping you with your showers, help you dress, take walks, do your laundry, clean your house,etc. If you have someone who treats you like an invalid those 3 hours are a very long time! I have said many times, "I'm not sick, I have a brain tumor!"
Every morning, when I wake up, I'm very grateful and feel blessed by all the good things that are happening with and around me. Arianna running over here to give 'Oma' a kiss before she goes with Bob and Jenny (our dog) for a walk in the forest and then to the daycare center. Ryan laughing and 'talking' to me. The time we spend together with the kids, it's quality time! I can keep going on and on, but I won't do that to you.
This week Bobs daughter, Jessica, her husband, Jacques, and their beautiful 1 year old son Jean-Luc, as well as Bob's brother and his wife are coming for 1 week, so it will be a very special Christmas celebration!
With this I want to wish you all the best holidays you've ever had and a very blessed and healthy 2006.
Please keep sending your prayers and positive energy to me because I do feel the power of it.
Take care of each other and 'count your blessings'! (We do forget to do this most of the time)
Lots of love.
Ditto above, but in addition, I want to thank those of you who sent me the link to "The Master Key" http://www.gogratitude.com/masterkey/ I've been doing the experiment and it's working. Being a "primary care giver" is a heavy job, as some of you warned me about, and I was beginning to resent it, but this came at the precise time I needed it. Thanks! I'll write later more specifically about this.
Meanwhile, have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family and friends as if they won't be here tomorrow. FEEL that emotion as you've never done before, and you'll begin understand what the little one we celebrate at this time, came to tell us about.
Love & Peace
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