God is my healer. No matter what my body is telling to me, I trust God to heal me.
I got operated for removal of malignant cancer tumour of right side of my gum with reconstructive surgery on May 13, 2015. On August 14, 2015 my post surgery radiotherapy treatment course was completed. The surgeon says that the convalescence period in such cases lasts 6 months post surgery and 3 months post radiation. Taking consideration both factors, in my case the period extends up to November 14, 2015. Now time has come how much my physical shape, size and function of face return to lead normal life.
Patients’ reporting greater overall religiousness and spirituality report better physical health, greater ability to perform their usual daily tasks after treatment is over. The emotional aspects of religion and spirituality are more strongly associated with positive mental health. Spiritual well-being is associated with less anxiety, depression, or distress.
I have been engaging my time mostly using the social media networking website Facebook and my blog website of Yoga and Spirituality during convalescence period of Illness. As a Yoga Practitioner and Shirdi Sai devotee, on May 21, 2015 through Social Networking in Facebook, I posted about my swelling of right upper gum diagnosed as cancer and that I had radical excision surgery to that effect on May 13, 2015 for information to all my Facebook friends, relatives and family members at large with the message that “Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life”. I got quite a good number of likes and comments for the way I am fighting against cancer with much mental and emotional strength. Since that day, I am regularly posting my posts in Facebook on morning quotes, health magazine, photos of my remarkable events etc. on day to day basis. I am reciting morning prayer, listening spiritual bhajans of Shirdi Sai Baba and reading Shri Sai Teeka in Odia daily in morning, noon and night. Subsequent to publication of my article Power of Faith in Spiritual Life in Yoga and Spirituality on May 1, 2015 before my surgery for cancer, in post-surgery recovery period on June 6, 2015 I have published my article Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life in my blog website of Yoga and Spirituality, on July 1, 2015 the article The Significance and Purpose of Prayer was published followed by my last articles Overcoming Misery due to Illness and Managing Convalescence Period of Illness published on August 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015 respectively in the blog website of Yoga and Spirituality.
I had Sai Darshan in Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Anand Ashram BTM Lay out Bangalore on September 27, 2015 evening during convalescence period of Illness after an interval of more than 4 months of my last Darshan of Shri Sai on May 8, 2015 prior to my surgery. I published the article Sai Darshan during Convalescence Period of Illness on October 1, 2015 in my blog website Yoga and Spirituality, and prayed to Sai Baba for my early recovery and rehabilitation in convalescence period of Illness during post-operative cancer surgery and post-surgery radiotherapy so that I can have his Darshan in Ashram again at short interval.
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. It is said, “Good times alternate with bad times and vice versa”. Let me patiently wait for the bad time of misery due to illness to get over and pray God for good time to come soon.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda