Mar 07, 2001 - 11:57 am
Just wanted to relate a rather sad story and ask for everyone's prayers for a family here where I live. When I went in for my second chemo yesterday, my chemo nurse had gone to the lab to take in some tests and came back and told of a 13 year old boy who had had his appendix removed last week. They had just learned Monday that it was cancerous. I know that this is not breast cancer, but my heart just sunk....we all have talked about wanting to cure this monster so that our daughters and granddaughters won't have to deal with it. I was just thinking the other day, if someone has to get this, it is much better that I have it than my children....I can't imagine what it would be like to be the "spectator" in this nightmare when it is happening to your own child---any child for that matter!!! I do not know the family's name, but I know that the boy is just a bit older than my own son and goes to his school. I can only imagine the horror and feelings that they are experiencing....I also know that prayers, even if we can't call the person by name will be heard and the Lord will be there for them....after all, He knows whom we are praying for even if we don't!! That said, thanks for taking the time to pray for these folks....I know that the road ahead for them will be long, as it is for all of us.
I will try to get on the chat after a while, but don't know if I will make it. My chemo yesterday went ok, but now I am tired and feeling a bit nauseated (or is it just hungry?). I am determined to make my 15 year old daughter's swim meet this afternoon, so will probably spend most of the day resting. If I don't get on, please forgive me, but keep me in your prayers that this "pit" I feel in my stomach subsides and that I will be able to be up and about this afternoon. I will try to be on tomorrow about 10:30 AM (PST) if anyone can be there, I'd love to talk!!!
Well, I've rambled on long enough. Thanks for listening and please remember that family in your prayers. Also, welcome to the new ladies!!! I will try to write you all personally ina few days when my "yuk" symptoms have subsided. I decided that if a gigantic headache for a few hours and a day or so of feeling like I haven't eaten (even when I have!!) and/or nausea is all that's going to happen each time....I am indeed lucky!
God Bless you all and have a great day!!!
Hugs and Blessings.....Wendy