Fr. Steve’s updates

Radiation takes only 15 minutes a day. So far, I still feel good, and every day that I do, I count as a real blessing, helping me on the way to getting through the whole thing.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Radiation takes only 15 minutes a day. I did have another consultation with the doctor to check on how I’m holding up.

There’s not a whole lot to report yet. Other residents of the Lodge say that as time goes on the effects of radiation accumulate and you feel more drained and start to have stronger side effects.

So far, I still feel good, and every day that I do, I count as a real blessing, helping me on the way to getting through the whole thing.

Spring is trying to break out, and I took a long walk this afternoon. The warmth and sunshine felt invigorating.

This evening at supper another group volunteered to cook us dinner. I’m getting spoiled, and losing too much weight has not been a problem for me yet.

We also welcomed back the folks who returned from a weekend at home, and some of the new people who are just arriving and settling in to begin their treatments.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

10 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Thinking about you alot lately – wish I had your inner strength, cousin.

    Brother John and I are investigating on-line Risk..

  2. Hello Fr. Steve, I know you don’t know me, but I have donated to St. Joseph’s and read about the wonderful work you do. Please know you are in our prayers and I’ll be keeping an eye on your progress. God Bless You. Susie :O)

  3. Fr. Steve,

    I hope that if I ever have to face something like this, I can do it with the grace and bravery that you are displaying!

    So, Roger Staubach is throwing out the first pitch down here for the Texas Rangers!!! It’s almost time to PLAY BALL! My Red Sox are playing the Yankees on Sunday…wouldn’t it be great to be at that game!

    Blessings to you Father!

  4. God Bless you Father Steve!……I’m praying for you!…….the children need you! You sound good – keep the faith, keep healing!………….People you don’t even know are sending you good energy and God’s love!

  5. Hi Father Steve–
    I am happy to hear you are progressing with your treatments. We all know God helps those who help themselves….so you are doing your part.
    You are listed on the World Wide Prayer List, so know your blessings and healing are initiated from around the world.
    Know you will be healed!! Blessings,

  6. Dear Father Steve,
    So sorry to hear of your illness. We all need you, hope and pray for you. Have a blessed Easter. If I lived closer, I would come and visit you!


  7. Hi Father.
    You inspire me to make the most of my days, hours, minutes! I have heard your message to make it all count.
    We are all blessed by you!
    Rest, think good thoughts and heal.

  8. Thank God ..for such a person in the world as you, Father Steve…!
    You are truly a RARE Blessing..!
    Thany You..
    Mia Archer

  9. Hi Fr. I have some ideas for you. I am not a nutritionist but I am a student of nutrition and Chinese Medicine. And,they seem to feel that cancer is an anaerobic condition–cells flourishing without oxygen–plus being aided by a too-aciditic environment. So, the Chinese medicine proponents would suggest laying off aciditic foods–meat, dairy, oil,coffee, bakery products, any pastas, sweets, no fruits either and instead, loading up on vegetables (alkaline for the most part), grains like brown rice, buckwheat, and proteins like beans and legumes (grains and beans are also aciditic but are just packed with nutrition. The reason why sweets are a no-no is because sugar feeds the cancer cells. You can get your “sweets” from carrots, squash, sweet potatoes (but no white potatoes as they convert to sugar, likewise corn products.) Meals should be 80% alkaline, 20% acid, according to Chinese Medicine. There’s an old saying, “Let medicine be your food, food be your medicine.” Also, nix negative thoughts. This stuff works. Good luck.Nancy

    I Know he listens, and he HEARS the PRAYERS for YOU, from so many….Because YOU ARE LOVED and NEEDED by so MANY. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE POWER OF PRAYER.–

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