This is a personal note, those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time will understand. I’ve been writing this blog for a little over three years now. A few months ago I began another sort of blog dedicated to my hobby, the T.V. series’ “The Prisoner” and “Danger Man“. That was a lot of fun. I wrote fan fiction and, whether the writing was good or bad, I got to work through some story lines that were for me, and hopefully others, very entertaining. There is a link to it on the right of this page, just scroll down. Anyway, a short while back I began working with some alternative/complimentary therapies trying to better my health. Acupuncture, Reflexology, Resonance Therapy, and several others. I’ve seen good results. An example would be my blood pressure. My blood pressure was perfect, and always had been, prior to my chemotherapy. The chemo created a situation in which my blood pressure went sky-high and stayed there. It was very hard to control and necessitated two blood pressure medications just to get it and keep it at 140 over 90. After having worked with the new therapies for a while, and still taking the meds of course, I checked my blood pressure yesterday and it was 123 over 81. That’s a remarkable improvement. But the therapies take time, and as I progress with them they take more time. So I had to give up the fan fiction site because it just took too much time and energy. I get tired, physically and emotionally, rather easily. Ten or fifteen minutes of physical exertion is sometimes all I can take. An example of this sort of thing is cleaning my cabin. Its one room, about 16′ x 18′. I clean. (I can’t stand a mess.) I was cleaning the whole place, a little each day, every three weeks or so. Now its more like twice that length of time. Sometimes things like conversations or company have the same sort of tiring effect emotionally. Short version of all this: The longer I’m here the closer I get to not being here and the less I seem to be able to do.
Well, this blog, with its rosary meditations and other things, has probably done me more good than anyone else. I do hope something I’ve written here has been a help or encouragement to at least a few. But, like some other things, its gotten to be a bit too much. I hate to say it but I need to stop. My head has run out of the needed juice for blogging. I knew this would happen eventually. I hope folks understand. And I wouldn’t want anyone to misunderstand. I’m no invalid. I’m just an old guy who’s literally sick and tired.
There have been a lot of people who have subscribed and have been very kind in their comments, encouragement, and supportiveness. You should know who you are. Please know that I appreciate you and count you as friends. And know also that I’m not disappearing from cyber-space entirely. This blog will remain up and the posts available by way of web searches, etc. Maybe the right person will find the right thing at the right time and anyone is more than welcome to copy and paste if they want to. I’m certain God can put Google to good use. And I’ll still be on Facebook. Just look for Jude Marian, with no hyphenation. I won’t be posting there either, or if I do it will probably just be to share a picture I like or something like that. But if you ever want to you can message me via the Facebook account.
Thank you all for having been here. God’s blessings and peace, along with His abundant grace, be on you all. Pax.