Moving On…

September 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm 1 comment

This blog has served me well. Very well. It’s hard to migrate on. I’m still totally attached.

But, there’s more I’m blogging about than life after colon cancer. Or at least I plan to. There’s more to my world than Semicolon Stories. I’m forever grateful for what doors this blog opened up though. I stand in awe of it actually.

Although technically, every day is life after colon cancer for me, my new blog is in a new format that covers other things that impact life for me these days. Like family. Faith. Parenting. And the wisdom and lessons God give me. That’s why I went with my name, come follow along if you’d like to keep seeing the world through my eyes.

I’d love it if you’d check it out & subscribe. It’s still me – just a new home and new format.

Visit the new blog:  Danielle Ripley-Burgess.

Enjoy. 🙂

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  • 1. Diane Smith  |  September 10, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Sure enjoyed your blog on Simplicity. Mike and I are sitting in a cabin on a lake in Minnesota for the past several days enjoying complete simplicity. We have fished several times each day, napped, read books, stared out our window at the lake just a few yards away, and taken many long walks in the lovely area we are staying in with lakes all around us. Many things tried to sabotage our trip which was planned a few months ago when one day in July, Mike, exhausted from a way too busy and demanding schedule said, “I’m going to Minnesota in Sept. and do nothing and I hope you’ll go with me.” Just a couple of weeks b/4 we left, our washing machine broke, Mike had to have a filling and was told he needs a new crown, our TV broke, his work van had to be replaced, we had to finish paying for my MRI from May. Two weeks b/4 we left, I became very ill and was diagnosed with diverticulitis, something new for me in the G.I. troubles. Then 3 days b/4 we left, I was very sick again, so dr immediately wanted a CT scan to rule out appendicitis. A partial bowel obstruction was suspected, sent to E.R. who diagnosed me with an ileus instead. This was treatable at home, thankfully, so we left 3 days after being in hospital e.r. for 4 hours (luckily not 4 days). Upon leaving, Mike contracted a TERRIBLE cold, and I came down with it the day after we left. I then developed hemorroids from all the diarreah action due to ileus and then a yeast infection from the strong antibiotics used to treat the diverticulitis. (Sorry if TMI). And on top of all of this, while away, we learned our dear friend, Gayle Honeycutt, has a severe and rare form of lymphoma and has very limited time left to live. We have prayed and prayed together for her and the family and been in close contact with Tim. In spite of all of the above, we have enjoyed ourselves, our illnesses are much better, we have marveled at God’s amazing beauty of this Minnesota land which we have seen many times, but in a fresh new way this time. Our marriage has been made stronger in the face of adversity and this time away together has refreshed us and refueled Mike for much upcoming work. Thank you, Danielle, for your beautiful writings and ways of drawing others to the Lord thru your ways and words and life. And thank you for listening to my long tale of fighting for simplicity 🙂 Love,DianeDate: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 23:55:55 +0000 To: dianemariesmith@hotmail.com

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