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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)

Dear Kim,I join my prayers to yours and to all these people`s to ask Jesus his mercy on your sister´s family. Sandra, Rio, Brazil

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Did the 5K run for Brain Tumour Foundation yesterday in London, Ontario. Lots of money was raised and the research is being done. Stay strong. The blogger community has your family in its prayers.
-Jordana

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhite Cabana

Just to let you know I send prayers for your brother-in-law and family.

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterroser

THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE! IT MEANS ALOT TO ME, AND MY FAMILY. :)

26 Apr 2010 | Registered Commenterkim

sending you and your family prayers from Sarasota, FL. Sometimes it takes outside people (blog for example...) to remind us that life is larger than a moment, but a moment can transform a life. I'm praying for you all. :o)

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Sending your brother-in-law positive energy for a strong recovery.

Prayers for you and your family from Alabama!

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreta

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep strong xx

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Prayers for your families for a safe and speedy recovery.

From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

26 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersyntea

Not that you need another comment, but wow. I am so thankful for your family that all is going well and tumor is removed!!! Prayer is amazing. Really glad you shared this. Prayer will continue.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterseleta

I wish you the best..... think always positive... you will see, he will be ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstella greece

A thousand thank yous that the surgery went so well, and here's to an equally successful recovery...go Team Pablo!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hasenauer

I join the rest in hoping and praying for your brother-in-law and his/your family.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroh holland

It is nice and brave of you to share this with us. My prayers are with you and your family and everyone in similar positions.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Heartfelt best wishes for your family.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSooloo

Thank God! I'm happy for you.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentercamellia

Thinking of you and many thoughts and prayers from Ireland. Delighted the surgery went so well.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEamon

Thanks for sharing. I read your blog everyday so I feel I know you a bit and I do care! (not in a creepy way I have to say!) All the best to your brother in law!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Praying for you from Brasilia, Brasil!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLu

I'm glad that everything is ok, hope for fast recovery! Thoughts from Moscow, Russia

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

always ask for help......it gives others the chance to share the burden.........prayers for you and your family Kim are on the way

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissy

Good thoughts for you all! Best wishes from São Paulo, Brasil.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

Best wishes........

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusi.a

OMG, I just read this post and I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well. My thoughts are with you and your family. How scary. I'm so glad that everything worked out in the surgery!!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPiper

So sorry that your family is going through this, and so glad to hear that there's good news already. Here's hoping things keep looking up!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberlyRose

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