Hi. It's Frank again. Wanted to address two things in today's post.
First, and most important, I just spoke with Nicole, and I'm happy to report that she will be heading home later this afternoon. She said she is sore, but the pain is manageable. She is in good spirits and very thankful for all the love, prayers and support she has received over the past 36 hours. (And, yes, she is back on her Blackberry and checking Facebook so if you send her a note, she will see it today.) :o)
"Man of Science, Man of Faith"
As many of you know, Nicole is a big fan of LOST. This title of the first episode of the show's second season kept popping into my head yesterday.
In the case of LOST, the title spoke to the constant struggle between science and faith. Internally, Jack struggled with the dichotomy of the two, while externally, he and Locke individually personified the often-clashing concepts.
But when it comes to Nicole's fight against cancer, we will need the two to be harmonious partners. Yesterday, they were just that. Two highly-skilled surgeons meticulously and delicately removed the darkness from Nicole's body, while numerous friends and family members showered her with the soothing comfort of healing light. The "Women of Science" did their part with a scalpel; the "Men & Women of Faith" did theirs with a prayer.
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It has been an honor filling in for my sister these past two days. I look forward to her first post-surgery post in the coming days. And I know all of you do too.