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Prayer Request - Just learned my Mom has cancer again
June 29, 2005
10:24 pm
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Mom has been in remission from small cell lung cancer for 20 years (shocking all medical doctors as most people do not survive from thus type of cancer). She was considered cancer free up until today. She went to her cancer Dr. because she had been experiencing pain in her chest and back. He decided to run some additional tests just to be on the safe side and unbeknownst to anyone, they found cancer. This time it is in her chest cavity by her adrenal glad and lymph nodes. They also found something by her gall bladder but are not sure what yet.

I would like to ask all of you wonderful people to please say some prayers to help my Mom find the strength to fight this again, and prayers for me and family to find the strength that she needs to support her through this sad and trying time.

Many thanks to you all in advance,

angel4u

June 29, 2005
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I will be praying for your family.

June 29, 2005
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angel,
My heartfelt prayers are being sent up for you, your family and your mother right now!!May God richly bless and keep each of you.HUGZ being sent your way!!

June 29, 2005
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I will pray for you and hope things will work out.

June 30, 2005
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(((((Angel4U)))))

I am so sorry to hear about these news!!! You have been providing us with so much infos all the time.

I will definitely keep your mom, you and the rest of your family in my daily prayers.

(((Hugs & Prayers)))

June 30, 2005
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I am deeply sorry that you're mother has cancer but I do not think this is an appropriate place to ask for prayers. This is a codependency web site and your prayer request has nothing to do with codependency. There are plenty of web sites that are specific for prayer requests such deepak chopra's. If you want to talk about the codependency that this bring up in you that's another matter.Sorry to be so harsh about this but I just got an uncomfortable feeling telling me that this does not belong here.

June 30, 2005
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What feelings do you have about your mother having cancer?

June 30, 2005
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(((((((((((((Angel4you))))))))))))))
You and your whole family are on my prayer list.
Love and support,
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July 4, 2005
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My prayers are with your entire family as you go through this.

July 4, 2005
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Hi angel: I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are always so warm and generous w/ your caring and warm posts. I'll send my thoughts to the one upstairs. SD

July 5, 2005
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All My Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To You And Your Family... With Luv,

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July 5, 2005
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(((((((((((((Love, hugs and prayers to you and your amazing Mom)))))))))))

~love charlie~

July 5, 2005
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I will say a prayer for you and you mother today.

July 5, 2005
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I lost both parents to cancer so I truely know the fear and heartache involved.

Many hugz to you Angel and if you need to talk about this, please come back.

(((lots of love and Hugz))))

July 5, 2005
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angel,

Sorry to hear your mother has cancer, I will have her in my prayers..I know it must be hard, my Godsons dad has cancer to and he's only 28 years old! It was in the colon and he had pollips, it was awful but he had surgery and is going ok, but he will have to wait and see if he is going to need kemo and radiation..so prayers for him would also be helpful as well...I hope things get better for you and your mother.

July 5, 2005
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Oh, Angel.

I am so sorry for your mother and for you. Think, though, of everything you have learned over the past couple of years, this too shall pass and you can apply so much of what we all use every day to cope with our other issues with this crisis too. It is easy when things are their hardest to quit taking care of yourself, I think, but i am finding that by taking care of myself I have so much more to offer those I love when they truly need me. ANd, I can cope better with my own pain, I am sure you are feeling a lot of fear and pain right now. I will do what I know how to in way of prayer, and you are of course in my thoughts. I know you will all come out of this exactly as is best, whatever that may be. Everything happens for a reason, I think.

Hugs and Hope, EF

July 5, 2005
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(((Angel)))

Sorry that I did not see this sooner, I have not checked out all of the threads and have just barely skimmed thru some of them.

I will certainly be praying for you and your mom. This must be a doubly hard thing for you to deal with because of your family background.

Thanks for sharing this, you will be in my thoughts this week.

((((((More hugs)))))))

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July 5, 2005
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Angle,

You and your family have my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Young & Restless

July 6, 2005
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So sorry Angel, I confess that by God's stripes your mother is healed from all and any disease, in the name of Jesus. (I hope we are allowed to say affirmations of prayer on here, if not oops, sorry already!)

July 6, 2005
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angel, I am sorry about what I said about it not being appropriate to ask for prayers here for your mother. I was wrong and will keep you and your mother in my prayers. I know how very hard it is to loose your mother. I lost mine 1 1/2 years ago.

love,

Kathy

July 6, 2005
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Angle,

I heard a praise report about a woman who was healed from cancer. I thought instantly of you.

I love you! Keep the faith baby!

Excellent KATHYGY...

I am awfully proud of you, THAT WAS NOT AN EASY thing to do.

You've been a great example of how to humble yourself and apologize. I've learned something here, today, from you.

*smile*

July 7, 2005
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Angel,
How is your mom doing? My prayers are with you.

July 7, 2005
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(((Angel)))) my prayers are with you and your mom....hope all is going the best that it can.
love, camer

July 14, 2005
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Hi all my wonderful cyber friends!!!

I apologize for not being here for awhile but I have been pretty busy. I wanted to at least check in to read your responses and let you know how much I appreciate all of your prayers and support. They mean SOOO MUCH to me and they brought (happy =) tears to my eyes. (Kathygy, I especially commend you on your apology, that was very couragious and kind of you, girlfriend (a high 5 to ya!)

First of all I wanted to say I am so sorry for all of you that have lost a loved one, especially a parent. I have heard that losing a parent is one of the hardest things we will ever endure in our lifetime, and I truly understand why they say this.

Both of my parents are still alive, but both have endured a great deal of health problems over the years and therefore have not been living the best quality of life that I wish that could be. I had also not spoken to my Mom in 6 months because she has a tendency to get mean and manipulative, and I was in a detach mode for awhile so that I could work on getting myself stronger. When I first heard the news about my Mom, I felt a rush of emotions (sadness, fear, anger, loss, grief). I sat and cried for a long time (was doing so when I asked you all for prayers as I had just heard the news shortly beforehand).

Afterwards I pulled myself together, said a prayer, and accepted that none of this is really in my hands and therefore I was able to Let Go and Let God (hmmm, think some of the AAC stuff is rubbing off in other areas ... =) My focus since has been on what I can and can't do ... like take my Mom to her appointments, and show her love and moral support. I also decided that it was time to let all of the past go, and work on our relationship from here. My mom will most likely never change, so I am changing the way I let her effect me, while not losing myself in the process ... and it is working.

There is one thing I have to say, as bad as our relationship gets, the bond has never really been broken. Unfortunately its me that always has to go back in, but I guess that's just the way it is with her. After I learned about the news, I went to the store and bought her some of her favorite things, and went to her house. I walked in with them and I said to her "I heard you're having a bad day", and gave her a hug (btw - My mom is not a touchy/feely person like I am, and never hugs back ... but I didn't let that get to me). She called me nuts for bringing her the things I did (typical of her) and then treated me like I had just been there the day before. My family certainly has some interesting dynamics, but I guess they are what they are. And in this situation, I just feel that I am not sure how long I'll have my Mom around (and we do only get 1 of them), so I am accepting her for who she is and trying to get and give to the relationship what I can.

I have so much more to write about my experience, but am unable to do so right now. I will at least give you an update for now on where things are at before I go:

On the 29th I was told that my mom's oncologist told her that she has cancer. I learned later that this was his (strong) opinion based on his experience, but he still wanted her to go through other tests to verify for sure.

Last Thursday we took my Mom in for several tests (bone marrow CAT or PET scan and ultrasounds), and went and met with a cancer surgeon. The surgeon clarified that they were still uncertain and needed to do a biopsy of one of the lymph nodes in her chest, and that if it was cancer it would most likely NOT be small cell cancer (the cancer she had before that spreads fast!). This Monday we took my Mom in to have the surgical biopsy procedure and afterwards the surgeon told us that the first test (something called a frozen sample) IS looking like small cell cancer. But he said that this is not conclusive and they need to do other critical tests before making the final determination.

She was struggling physically after the surgery, and emotionally for obvious reasons, so I spent the last couple of days with her. We have an appointment at the hospital set for this Friday (tomorrow) with my mom's oncologist to get the final results of all of the tests (Thursday's and Monday's), so I believe we will know for sure then what she has and what treatment plan they will go with then. I am pretty certain chemo will be part of it, and their original suggestion was 3 times a week.

Just thinking about all of this is very hard for me (all of us, really). I just hate the idea of my Mom having to struggle through this all again. But I know I need to keep my faith and strength, not only for her but for me too. And make sure I find a balance so I don't drain myself. I'm working on it, but these last 2 weeks have been a little bit hard since it is all so new and a little bit of a shock .. and even harder since I have been struggling in my own life with finding my direction.

I will give you an update over the weekend after I learn more.

Thank you all so much again for your concern, I really appreciate your kind hearts and prayers. Please keep praying!!!! I really do feel a great deal of strength just knowing you are out there praying!!

I hope you are all doing ok, and will try to be there for you as well as soon as I can. In the meantime please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you as well!

Love, hugs & many blessings,

Angel4U

July 15, 2005
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Hi angel.

My prayers and thoughts are continously with you and your mom.I really hope everything will be alright.Love and god bless you both.

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