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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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I arrive after the battle, but I'm really happy for your all family. What a nightmare...

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMisstick

So glad your brother in law is doing so well. I will be praying for him and for your sister. May God give you wisdom and strength as you try to support and encourage them through this. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. P.S. Thanks for making desire to inspire such a great blog!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

almost 30 years ago my uncle had a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit removed him the center of his brain. They gave him a less than 5 % chance of survival. He recovered (except that he can no longer do math) and has been healthy, happy and pretty much the same as before this entire time. It can be done!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time-

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlojo

this may be a day later, but i'm still saying a prayer :)

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralexandra keller

Kim, I am so glad everything is fine with your BIL. Sending more prayers and positive vibes for your family ~
- Another reader in O-town :)

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNimisha

Thanks for the good news update! Still praying that the recover will go smoothly and successfully :)

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjawcey

so glad to hear the good news! will be thinking of you all from kansas city as he recovers!

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTobe

Grateful for your vulnerability and gettin' real w/us. . . restores hope in humanity. Prayers are there already!
from Sarnia, Ontario.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Wood

Just read this post, including the update. Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Sending positive thoughts for his recovery - hope that it goes smoothly and quickly!
~heymomo

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

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.
Thanks, Kim.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentertara lynn

I am just reading this today. I am sure that your sisters husband is home now but he will be in my prayers. I will also keep the mother in law in my prayers. Prayers are powerful. Keep your faith.

27 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather K

Just read this post. I am so sorry you had to go through this horrible time and we are sending our prayers from all of us at Qerat for a speedy and total recovery.

28 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterqerat

So relieved to hear that everything is ok. Thinking about you and your family. Marie-Eve xo

28 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie-Eve

My prayers go out to all those trapped in disease and worry. May God's choir rush to your aid.
Ishallah, from Toronto Canada!

28 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sparrow

What a horrible, fearful time for your family. I am so glad to hear the positive outcome from the surgery and send you all my best wishes for a quick recovery. P.s. you give us so much of yourself, Kim, the least we can do is give back a little virtual goodwill/prayer!

28 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'm in Brasil, Expecting nothing but the complete cure for your brother-in-law and that beloved mother too!!!!!!!!!!
You'll be in my toughts until full recovering!!!!!!!!!!

28 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

Thinking of you and praying that he recuperates well and is fit for fight soon. Warm wishes!

29 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

Sending you and your family lots of love, and of course to Tara Lynn too - best wishes from England

30 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterminxlj

I'm so glad to hear everything is going better for your family. Tara lynn- you, your mother in law, and your family are in my prayers. God bless all of you, and I'm so happy that we can reach out to strangers in time of need for much needed prayers. <3

6 May 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Thinking of you from Udine, Italy.

11 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassiel

It took me well over 2 months to finally get the result from the analysis of my tumor, and begin chemo, so my thoughts may be a little late, but they are never the less with your brother-in-law. Even if you've passed through the worst, it will continue to be a part and thought of all of your lives, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Smiling surgeons is good, I don't remember if mine did (I think he looked a little less severe after :), but they were all very well pleased and happy to let me go home several days in advance. There were some concerns for my motorical functions on the left side, but as soon as I was allowed to sit upright I grabbed the embroideries I had brought with me. No problems. :)

15 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKajsa

Bendiciones para todas las personas que están atravesando momentos difíciles en sus vidas.

30 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRomi

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