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Apr262010

Life's too short

I was debating whether or not to post this on the main page, but then I decided f*ck it. I need some prayers/happy thoughts sent here to the hospital. (I wrote about this on "kim's page" several days ago). I am spending most of the day with my twin sister in the ICU waiting room while her husband undergoes surgery to remove a brain tumour (likely cancerous). He was diagnosed with this about a week and a half ago and while he was told it is a severe tumour and needed operating on right away, they had delayed his surgery 3 times to take more serious cases. But they finally took him in a couple hours ago and in about 5.5 hours it will finally be over. If you can say a little prayer for him, and my sister and their 2 small children, that he gets through this successfully I'd really appreciate it. Thank you. (My sister has been blogging this traumatic/frustrating/exhausting experience here).

*******UPDATE********
The surgeon came in to talk to my sister and I about 20 minutes ago (6 pm)...with a big smile on her face. She got all of the tumour out! They still have to run pathology tests to find out what kind of tumour it was but for now she seemed pretty confident at the results (it sounds like his speech and other areas they were concerned about weren't affected, and she performed the surgery in under 4 hours when she thought it would take 5.5). And I can't freaking believe it but he can probably go home tomorrow!! Thank you all so much for all your kind comments and prayers. They worked!!!

*****PLEASE READ******
Tara Lynn just left this comment:"Since we are on the topic, and cyber-callouts for prayers and blessings appear to be the norm, some prayers for me please. My mother-in-law is also fighting a tumour in her cervix; the doctors state that her specific type of malignant cancer is not curable but they will do all they can to help her - thank GOD we live in Canada! She undergoes surgery tomorrow and soon thereafter will experience intense chemo to hopefully rid her body of the spread cancer. I believe in the power of prayer and healing thoughts - they worked with Kim - so I would appreciate some prayers sent my way please. We really need it. So please pay if forward and hold us in your mind and heart. In the world of cancer, no one is a stranger." Please say a prayer along with me for her mother-in-law. Every little bit helps.

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Reader Comments (122)

I'm so sorry to read this! I hope you everything turns out ok. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister's family.
xojoan

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

Thinking of you from New York City.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Saying a prayer for your brother-in-law and your entire family. Stay strong!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Praying for you all from Sao Paulo, Brasil

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Best wishes and much love to you and your family from Montreal.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

All I can think of is that those two adorable kiddos should have their dad see them grow up. Stay strong, all our hopes are with you.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJelena

My prayers are with your family

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCZ

I'm so sorry and my prayers are with you, your sis and her family. Your love is inspirational :)

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I'm so sorry to hear this and I will pray for your sisters husband and her family.
Best wishes and prayers from Germany.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Best wishes from Buenos Aires. Your sister is a rock and her love for Pablo is so touching!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

You have my thoughts and prayers. Life is too short. Beautiful spaces would be nothing without the people in our lives to share them with. I hope all goes well and you keep us posted.

Marija

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarija

sending the warmest thoughts and wishes your way.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDown and Out Chic

Best of thoughts and hopes for your sister and her family!!!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIleneSR

Stay strong and keep your chin up. I know its hard. We just lost my FIL to something similar it sounds like. Prayers and happy thoughts being sent to your family from mine in Oklahoma.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Best wishes and crossing my fingers for your brother in law and his family

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSan

So sorry to here this our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentervalncami

Sending prayers and good thoughts from Southern California. Sadly, I know two others who have recently undergone the same kind of surgery.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

a prayer for you and your family. god bless.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Sweet Girl... I have the strongest sense that everything will be fine with your brother-in-law; your family will only be made stronger by the incident. One of my brothers, many years ago, was diagnosed with a brain tumor that proved to be benign… there was lengthy surgery and a horrible scar but my same dear brother remained. The best of thoughts with your and yours <huge hug> ~ Karen

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Absolutly saying a prayer for you, your sister, your brother-in-law. Stay strong and keep praising for the blessings in your life -- he'll need the smiles and optomism!!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentertaranicole

Thinking of you from Warsaw.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentermargot

Prayers for all of you from St. Louis!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheHappyMother

Been there...done that...and hoping with all my heart things turn out well...thoughts and hugs from Alberta.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentermizz.bhavin

Thoughts and positive energy sent your way! (You should never feel badly for asking for prayers.)

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Dear Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best wishes from Puerto Vallarta.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

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