Songflower - Diane - update

daisy366
daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458
I'm taking liberty to share this news.

I heard from Diane's husband today. He answered an email that I sent to Diane, concerned that I had not heard from her.

Well, she had a STROKE on Feb 1 and is still in the hospital. She was unconscious until a few days ago and her left side is effected. This on top of advancing cancer.

Please keep her in your prayers.
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  • Tresia23
    Tresia23 Member Posts: 77
    Prayers for Diane
    I was so sorry to hear this news. I remember Diane's post a little while back and she was sounding pretty low. Loving thoughts to her.
  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524
    Such sad news to share
    Thank you for sharing the news, even though it is so sad. I will keep Diane in my prayers - she has gone through so much - and now this on top of everything else.
    Helen
  • Ro10
    Ro10 Member Posts: 1,561
    HellieC said:

    Such sad news to share
    Thank you for sharing the news, even though it is so sad. I will keep Diane in my prayers - she has gone through so much - and now this on top of everything else.
    Helen

    Mary Ann, thanks for sharing
    I have been thinking about Diane for so long hoping to hear something fom her. I'm so sorry to hear that she had a stroke. How sad for her and her family. They will definitely remain in my prayers. Diane has been through so much, and shared so much with us.
  • paris11
    paris11 Member Posts: 159
    Beautiful, loving Diane
    My heart breaks for you and your family.

    Prayers from all continue.

    Connie
  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    Oh my. I was wondering why
    Oh my. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any of her posts lately. Thanks Diane for letting us know. We will keep her in our prayers.
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379
    Kaleena said:

    Oh my. I was wondering why
    Oh my. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any of her posts lately. Thanks Diane for letting us know. We will keep her in our prayers.

    Diane
    Oh no, will keep her in my thoughts prayers!!

    Thanks Mary Ann~
  • snowbird_11
    snowbird_11 Member Posts: 160
    Thank you for sharing this
    Thank you for sharing this info Mary Ann. I have been wondering how she was doing since it had been a while since she posted. It is concerning if this is related to cancer as opposed to other health issues, as Ro has noted, blood clots seem to be an issue for us. My thoughts go out to her and her family as they deal with this added burden.
    Annie
  • Sara Zipora
    Sara Zipora Member Posts: 231

    Thank you for sharing this
    Thank you for sharing this info Mary Ann. I have been wondering how she was doing since it had been a while since she posted. It is concerning if this is related to cancer as opposed to other health issues, as Ro has noted, blood clots seem to be an issue for us. My thoughts go out to her and her family as they deal with this added burden.
    Annie

    Dianne
    I too was hoping she was offline For a healthy reason,and am saddened by the news.
    Warmest regards and prayers to her and her family,
    Sara
  • Becky444
    Becky444 Member Posts: 29

    Dianne
    I too was hoping she was offline For a healthy reason,and am saddened by the news.
    Warmest regards and prayers to her and her family,
    Sara

    Dianne
    Thank you Mary Ann for letting us know. I had wondered about her and had not seen any posts. She has been through so much. I will certainly keep her and her family in my prayers.
  • Cindy Bear
    Cindy Bear Member Posts: 569
    I am
    very sorry and saddened to hear this. Sending big hugs and prayers Diane's way. She's a special lady .
    Thanks for letting us know Mary Ann
  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832

    I am
    very sorry and saddened to hear this. Sending big hugs and prayers Diane's way. She's a special lady .
    Thanks for letting us know Mary Ann

    Oh, no!
    Thank you for checking on her and letting us know, MaryAnn. If you hear again from her husband, please let him know we're all praying for her and sending hope and hugs.

    Suzanne
  • Fayard
    Fayard Member Posts: 438
    Prayers
    Diane has been already in my prayers, and she will continue.
    God bless her family.
  • Pat51
    Pat51 Member Posts: 130
    Very Sad News
    I am sorry to hear such sad news about Diane. Please tell her and her family that they are in my prayers.
  • TiggersDoBounce
    TiggersDoBounce Member Posts: 408
    Diane
    MaryAnn,

    So sorry to hear this terrible news about Diane...She has been through so much...

    Lifting her up in thoughts and prayers. I HATE this disease even more today than yesterday....

    Please keep us posted....

    Laurie

    p.s. is there an address where we can send cards?
  • daisy366
    daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458

    Diane
    MaryAnn,

    So sorry to hear this terrible news about Diane...She has been through so much...

    Lifting her up in thoughts and prayers. I HATE this disease even more today than yesterday....

    Please keep us posted....

    Laurie

    p.s. is there an address where we can send cards?

    Cards
    Laurie, I gave her husband the link to this thread so each entry is like a card to Diane.

    You have all been very thoughtful and loving. I'm sure Diane and her husband feel the love and prayers you are sending.

    Mary Ann
  • TiggersDoBounce
    TiggersDoBounce Member Posts: 408
    daisy366 said:

    Cards
    Laurie, I gave her husband the link to this thread so each entry is like a card to Diane.

    You have all been very thoughtful and loving. I'm sure Diane and her husband feel the love and prayers you are sending.

    Mary Ann

    Great idea MaryAnn
    So happy her husband has the link. Hopefully when she is well enough he can share our posts with her.

    We love you Diane.....

    Laurie
  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    daisy366 said:

    Cards
    Laurie, I gave her husband the link to this thread so each entry is like a card to Diane.

    You have all been very thoughtful and loving. I'm sure Diane and her husband feel the love and prayers you are sending.

    Mary Ann

    Thinking of you, Diane
    Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy
  • susangr
    susangr Member Posts: 64
    Kaleena said:

    Thinking of you, Diane
    Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy

    Noooooo
    Oh Diane, Asi if having cancer wasn't enough! My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family during this difficult time. Susan
  • daisy366
    daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458
    susangr said:

    Noooooo
    Oh Diane, Asi if having cancer wasn't enough! My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family during this difficult time. Susan

    update received Sunday 2/26
    Just got this from Diane's husband, Jim. Please read info about blood clots and recommended medication. I am heartsick. Please pray for Diane and her family....
    Mary Ann

    "The stroke on top of the cancer has really put Diane in a rough spot. She is still unable to move her right arm or leg and she is very weak. She is not strong enough to tolerate aggressive physical therapy for the stroke or any more chemotherapy. We brought her home from the hospital last Friday and she is on hospice care now. Her speech is pretty good and she enjoys visitors.

    "Thank you for sending the link to the blog page where Diane’s online friends have posted messages to her. It does help to know what so many people are keeping her in their prayers. One thing that you might pass on to the ladies on the blog is to be very careful of the potential for strokes. Cancer patients in general are at higher risk of stroke. Diane had a pulmonary embolism several months ago and was taking Warfarin to decrease the risk of stroke but it didn’t work. The neurosurgeon that operated on Diane to try to clear the clot in her brain told me that he thinks that all cancer patients who are on blood thinners should be using Lovenox instead of Warfarin. If any of the ladies are taking Warfarin, they might consider talking to their doctor about Lovenox. It’s much more expensive than Warfarin and must be administered by injection instead of by taking a pill. However, Lovenox is much easier to regulate than Warfarin; it does not require frequent blood checks to determine if the therapeutic levels are OK; it does not impose the dietary restrictions that Warfarin does; and it apparently works better than Warfarin in cancer patients.

    "Regards,
    Jim "
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379
    daisy366 said:

    update received Sunday 2/26
    Just got this from Diane's husband, Jim. Please read info about blood clots and recommended medication. I am heartsick. Please pray for Diane and her family....
    Mary Ann

    "The stroke on top of the cancer has really put Diane in a rough spot. She is still unable to move her right arm or leg and she is very weak. She is not strong enough to tolerate aggressive physical therapy for the stroke or any more chemotherapy. We brought her home from the hospital last Friday and she is on hospice care now. Her speech is pretty good and she enjoys visitors.

    "Thank you for sending the link to the blog page where Diane’s online friends have posted messages to her. It does help to know what so many people are keeping her in their prayers. One thing that you might pass on to the ladies on the blog is to be very careful of the potential for strokes. Cancer patients in general are at higher risk of stroke. Diane had a pulmonary embolism several months ago and was taking Warfarin to decrease the risk of stroke but it didn’t work. The neurosurgeon that operated on Diane to try to clear the clot in her brain told me that he thinks that all cancer patients who are on blood thinners should be using Lovenox instead of Warfarin. If any of the ladies are taking Warfarin, they might consider talking to their doctor about Lovenox. It’s much more expensive than Warfarin and must be administered by injection instead of by taking a pill. However, Lovenox is much easier to regulate than Warfarin; it does not require frequent blood checks to determine if the therapeutic levels are OK; it does not impose the dietary restrictions that Warfarin does; and it apparently works better than Warfarin in cancer patients.

    "Regards,
    Jim "

    Thanks Mary Ann~
    This breaks my heart...interesting information on blood thinners as did know when in treatments at higher risk for blood clots. My doc never suggested Lovenox, as had me on warfarin.

    Ms. Diane will be in my prayers continually...
    Jan