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Prayer Request

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 am
by fanuilh
I don't do this sort of thing very often, in part because not everyone believes the same way I do and I'm not interested in offending anyone.

However. A friend of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I'll quote from her e-mail here:
I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer about three weeks ago. I had a lumpectomy on Jan 20th and 12 cancerous lymph nodes removed. I’ve had a multitude of tests and scans, and luckily they can’t find any tumors anywhere else in my body. They did have to do a second surgery this past Wednesday because pathology reports showed they needed to remove more tissue for a better margin around where the tumor had been. They placed a port in my shoulder at that time as well – so I will be starting chemotherapy soon. Following that will be radiation and hormone therapy…

I know this email sounds rather glum – but I’m in good spirits and have faith that I will beat this – with a little help from my friends!
Any prayers or positive thoughts anyone might like to send in her direction would be appreciated. Her first name is Lisa, I don't think posting her whole name here without her permission would be a good idea, but God knows who she is.

Thanks. And please don't anyone get offended. If this isn't your cup of tea, just ignore it.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:35 am
by Bmat
I shall include Lisa and her friends and family in my prayers.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:38 am
by fanuilh
Thanks, BMat.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:13 pm
by fanuilh
Saw this article today, I hope it turns out to be true.

BBC News: Frankincense a Possible Cure for Cancer

Which would be totally excellent.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:20 am
by Bmat
Wow. Yes it would.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:18 pm
by Ariel
I will keep Lisa in my thoughts and prayers Fan. Keep us up-dated on her progress.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:23 am
by Qray
There's nothing offensive about a prayer request. I'll keep Lisa in my prayers, kiddo.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:10 am
by who me
prayers sent.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:54 pm
by fanuilh
Thanks, you guys.

She posted a note on Facebook, apparently her oncologist and her surgeon are in a bit of a food fight about immediate treatment. The oncologist wants to begin chemo immediately, the surgeon wants to do a mastectomy first. She's trying to decide which way to go; it's her decision to make. It's a terrible position for her to be in -- they told her, after they removed the tumor and then the tissue around where it used to be, that they wouldn't have to do any more surgery.

I'll let you know if I hear anything else. And thanks again for the support.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:44 am
by KarenW
I have sent a prayer for Lisa. I believe in the power of prayer and hope Lisa knows there are many people pulling for her.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:24 pm
by fanuilh
Thank you, KarenW. Lisa knows. And appreciates every one.

Re: Prayer Request

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:15 pm
by fanuilh
My friend is starting chemo tomorrow. She says she'll update when she can.