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Monday
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)

Sending healing thoughts from Oregon.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Best wishes from Poland. I hope that everything will be fine.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKasia

Sending prayers and positive thoughts from the UK xx

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Thinking hard about you and your family. My dad just had sudden open heart surgery, and the healing hopes I got from all over the world via the internet really did make me feel better. I can't help but think they helped my dad, as well. Best to all of you from Nebraska. Hug your sis for me.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Subtle Rudder

Thinking of you in Washington, DC.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMappingKat

Hi! I usually don't post any comment, regarding of the site or topic. However, the words "brain tumour" made me reconsider. I have suffered through what you and your sister and family are going through right now. My mother has been operated twice for brain tumour and it was incredibly scary. I was about 11 the first time and about 16, I think, the second time. The second time I helped my mother wash her hair afterwards (for weeks while the stitches were in) and comforted her (my parents had seperated by then). I am very glad to say that it has been nearly 14 or so years since the last time around and my mom's checkups are giving us positive news every time around. I am still scared though and I really hope that your family will ge trhough this, because when someone is so ill, the whole family is.
Best whishes, cathee

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathee

Sending you hugs and good thoughts from Austin, Texas.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSally

prayers from Utah.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarly

Kim, thinking of you and your family today. xo, Jaime

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

Mis mejores deseos desde España. Un beso muy fuerte!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConchi

praying for you from New York...

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimpleflair

Sending positive energy your way. Stay strong.....thinking of you from Niagara Falls.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLyric

Praying for your sister and her family!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

My prayers are with you, your sister and your whole family. All your faithful readers, even though they might not have the time
to write you. I'm sure are offering their prayers at this very moment. All that good spiritual energy.

Dolores in Chicago

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDolores2l

Sending lots of positive vibes to you all.
Hugs.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

i am with you. From Milan

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

A huge thank you to everyone from Kim's twin sister, Julia.

It means the world to me all the comments that all of you are leaving and the support that I am getting from them. Hugs to you all!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Love and Light to Pablo from Toronto - SENDING LOTS RIGHT NOW

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thoughts and prayers for your family. The power of prayer is amazing. Healthy good thoughts and wishes heading your way.
Sue

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

Thinking of your family in Ottawa!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDylan

prayers coming your way from East Lansing! Stay positive, though I know it's difficult.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAinsley

From here in the UK, my thoughts are with you, your sister, her husband and children. I truly hope he makes a full recovery.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWill

thinking of you in boston. sending all my positive thoughts your way.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

Sending you good vibes, thoughts and prayers from San Francisco...

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterparissa

May Pablo have a healthy recovery and be back with his family soon. I will help you hope it.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

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