My family needs more prayers please.

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My family needs more prayers please.
Thu, 05-06-2004 - 9:49am
I found out last night that my father has Prostate Cancer. You know what they say, "when it rains it pours". Well, its pouring on us right now.

When we were at the Mayo clinic with my ds for his biospy last month. I was very hurt by the fact that my parents didn't come from Florida. Their excuse was that my dad had a Dr.'s appt.?? I asked right away is everything ok with dad? and I was told yes, that they were going to wait to see what the biopsy told us before they came home. (well, we're still waiting for that) I was in a horrible state of mind that week at Mayo.

It wasn't til I got home that I cried to my sister that I couldn't believe mom and dad didn't come, and that I really needed my "mommy". Well, my sister finally told me that our dad was going to have a biopsy and they didn't want to tell anyone and she was sworn to secrecy but knew how bad I felt so she told me. That made more sense to me. Although, I was concerned for my dad, I now knew they had a good reason to not be there. My mom then told us everything was fine, false alarm, etc.

My mom called last night and said that she lied. That my dad does have prostate cancer, but they didn't want to say anything yet til they found out more about biopsy and treatment. She said its small and they caught it early. He is going to be starting radiation treatments this summer. No surgery, just radiation. Still wonder if mom is telling us everything? she says she is.

So, now I need to ask for more prayers for my father. I just know all the prayers have help in Sam's case and I know they will for my dad too.

I just keep thinking, we've been so lucky with health in our family til now. I going to put this one in God's hands too. I know he'll pull us through.

Thanks in advance, AGAIN>


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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 10:25am
Prayers said. ((((((HUGS))))))

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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 1:43pm

Continued Prayers and Thoughts, Carmen..Call me or Email if you Want!




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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 6:47pm
Oh, Carmen! It is raining. This is an area, though, where I've had a bit of experience. My dad was diagnosed with PC about 3 years ago, I think. It's a bit scary when your parents are suddenly confronted with their mortality. Anyway, he also opted to go with radiation. The side effects of the surgery are just icky. He and my mom moved to Atlanta for about 6 weeks and he was treated at Radiotherapy Centers of Georgia (I think that's the name). They were very pleased with the treatment they got there, and so far, so good. It might be worth checking out. I'm pretty sure they have a website. I will keep your family in my prayers.



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Fri, 05-07-2004 - 8:33am
Oh dear! Unfortunately, I can relate to this too. A few years ago, while my DH's father was being treated for colon cancer, his brother was being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Sometimes it does seem that when it rains, it pours.

Your family is still in my prayers.


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Registered: 06-19-2003
Wed, 05-12-2004 - 8:16am
I read this when it was "pouring" in my life. Sometimes I had to repeat it quietly to my self over and over. Prayers being sent for your father, but I will also pray for you.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9