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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)

My thoughts are with you.
Venice, Italy

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUmberto

lot's of love and good vibes from portugal!
hope that everything turns out ok.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersandra

Lo bien que has hecho en compartir tu dolor y postearlo en el blog. Si Dios quiere espero que todo salga bien. Estarán en mis oraciones. Fuerza, fé, esperanza y mucho amor para ti y los tuyos!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSilvana

Light and love from here.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Strength and speedy healing to your brother-in-law.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterenno

Best wishes from Spain ¡

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Prayers and uplifting thoughts from Milwaukee, WI coming your way! What a difficult journey to go through. I will pray for Pablo's recovery and Julia's courage as she supports him through this. May all of your family feel a sense of peace and may the amazing skills of the doctors eliminate the entire tumor. Your family will be lifted up in all our hearts and prayers.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelsi

wishing you and your family lot's of courage and strength,
my thoughts are with you.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersofie

Prayer said. God Bless all of you.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristian

my thoughts are with you and your family. You're not alone...

Nikita from Germany

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikita

Lighting a candle, and keeping him in my thoughts. I'm typically not a religious person but I do believe in the power of prayer. Praying and sending positive thoughts and a speedy recovery. Also, sending you you and your sister more of the same. Stay strong.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Prayers for you and yours.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Sending prayers your way!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegkathleen

I wish the best for your family! Good luck. Things will turn out just fine ^^

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentermari a.

Lots of prayers to you and your family! Thankfully it sounds like everything went well! All the best!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Goulet

Prayers for all of you from Istanbul..

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryuksek okce

So glad he's feeling better! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassy

glad to hear all went well... sending good vibes and energy to your brother-in-law and family. a friend of mine just had a friend recently go through an operation to remove a brain tumor. she was quite amazed that they were able to do the surgery in one day and he was out of the hospital the next... and he's doing great! here's to a speedy recovery... best wishes from cleveland!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterolga ziemska

Best of thoughts and hopes for your loved ones... Wishing him a quick recovery...
Nese

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNese

Thinking of you from Bahia, Brazil.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterE.

I"m reading this late and so I get to say the prayer of thanksgiving. I'm so glad for all of you and hope his recovery continues.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdana jenkins

Will say some intercessory prayers to the Great Physician!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYpille

Yay !!!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Kim, I know the surgey is already over, but I want to let you know that you, your sister and brother-in-law have been and will continue to be in my thoughts. May he have a full and speedy recovery.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimple things

Kim, as I read your post today it confirmed what I already knew........connections are not only based on face to face interactions but, more importantly, heart-to-heart connections! Glad you decided to share this experience with all of us. You put out so much good energy and we all want to give it back in return! Thanks for sharing the good report! Design is wonderful and family is awe-inspiring......

Sending up nothing but good vibes from Dallas!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEdris

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