I offered to find a great auntie a novena and FE forum came up in the results. Decided to look around and saw this. Thanks for your concern, really it is very kind, but you needn’t pray for me.
My health remains serious and I have not been listed for transplant yet. It is what it is. However, I have just been extremely busy.
I got married on 31/12/2016. The Orthodox ceremony was beautiful and I felt like crying the whole time although I worried about setting myself or my husband on fire holding that candle all that time. Besides the fact there was a blizzard, everything went off without a hitch. Everything except our first dance because our song was Screaming in the Night by Krokus. (FYI, it was sitting in my husband’s car eating frites one night that that song came on one of those “hair scare” radio shows, I broke out into song [who doesn’t
at hair ballads?] that my husband realized he was in love.) Anyways, I started giggling uncontrollably and my husband said, “Just sing and focus!” I also made the mistake of choosing Louboutins for my reception "cause I didn't think I'd dance much" and was crippled for a couple days after!
We had two honeymoons. Plan A was the “if we can’t go away, at least we had something” and it was just for my space between treatments albeit rearranged. My parents rented us one of those luxe log cabins. It snow squalled the whole time but since my parents bought me an opera cape from a fancy Toronto furrier, we played a lot of Red Riding Hood.
Plan B was “if you don’t get listed and can still travel” so we went to St. Barths. (Saint Barthélemy) My husband found out they recently opened a clinic that took on tourists for treatments. Since he likes it there, we went and it was absolutely wonderful. LOTS of planning between the care organizer here and the clinic there. We just got home early last week and now we’re just settling in to our home.
The month prior to my wedding was tumultuous and after a lot of soul searching, I’ve realized I don’t agree with significant parts of Catholic social teaching and that its influence has been the worst thing to happen to me. As well, there is no place for me within Traditionalism and I think the NO is goofy. And so, I guess I am no longer Catholic and I acknowledge ya’ll will say my soul is damned to hell. So be it! Thanks for the kind thoughts though.