Jan 09, 2004 - 10:54 am
Hi all my semi-colon pals!
My father-in-law is getting his entire stomach removed today due to cancer. I ask for your prayers for him. He lost his wife 4 years ago to cancer (she went very very quickly and died on his 70th birthday).
I have to fight the urge to overload him with healing info at this point of his journey....you know me....Miss-Don't-Eat-Sugar-Or-Meat-Or-Dairy-Right-Now! And take those supplements! And drink your carrot juice! And add your Barley Greens!
This will be an exercise in self-restraint to say the least.
He seems to have a good attitude about this so that is in his favor.
Unfortunately it brought up some old issues for me in regards to how my in-laws treated me after my diagnosis....like my MIL did not even ACKNOWLEDGE my surgery or cancer...no card...no phone call....no nuttin'. Some sent flowers and that was it....no call to their brother to see how he was doing with all of this (or how I was doing) from some of them. It really sucked. And my FIL never called or anything either. It was as if I did not exist or that they did not care that their brother/son was going through this!! It was pretty awful.....but typical of this family sad to say.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I pray for this to be an opportunity to heal family discord and for FIL's healing period!
peace, emily the muzzled radical :-)