Dreaded news...prayers needed....

United States
June 28, 2007 11:57am CST
My fellow myLottians.....this morning we got one of those dreaded phone calls..it was my father-in-law...he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer....my brain will not function...all of the training in nursing has left my mind...I am so scared....we are very close and I feel like all of the air has been taken from my body right now.... He says that he is to begin radiation treatments next week and seems to be taking it in stride.....he is 78 yrs. old.... Please add him to your prayers, my friends....I can't stand the thought of loosing him...I am sick with worry...I know that I can count on you, my friends.....
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun 07
Awwwwwwwwww Sweetie I am so sorry to hear this and you know that you are in my thoughts and so is your Father in law and I really hope it all turns out ok and that they will be able to help him Big Hugs to you xxx
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• United States
28 Jun 07
I feel so ridiculous sitting here bawling...knowing that there is not much I can do to help....I appreciate your warm thoughts, my friend....
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun 07
Well don't Sweet as it is normal for you to do that I would to it is shock and fear and once you have got that out you will be strong enough to help as much as you can Big Hugs
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• United States
28 Jun 07
You don't need to ask me twice. I think it is an absolute sin that he lives to be 78 and gets cancer.there have been a lot of advances so he does have a chance. think positive and trust in God
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Thank you, my dear friend....He has always been a rock that I could lean on....I am so upset....I do trust in God and the power of prayers....
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• United States
28 Jun 07
I know it's upsetting. I dont' know what it is,but there seems to be so much cancer around now adays. keep your chin up
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Dear friend I will pray for your family and you. You have to place this in God's hands,I know it is hard but He will do right by your father-in-law. Father please watch over this family hold them in your loving arms as they face this problem.Amen. Please kepp me updated. I wish you all the best.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
I know that what you say is the gospel....I am usually such a strong person...this really hit me hard.... Thank you for being here to lean on, my dearest friend...sorry to add to your problems list... I will update as I know what is happening... xoxo
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• United States
28 Jun 07
My problems don't matter compared to what you and your family is facing. Take care.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
My friend, I would never feel that way....you know that you are very important to me...and so is he...you know what I mean.....**Hugz**
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
Hi Tina, being your friend here at myLot, it pains me to hear the news too, although I do not know your father-in-law. These are times where our faith in God is put to the test. Be strong and trust in the Lord. Commit your FIL in prayer, that God our master healer will grant him the necessary healing and perform a miracle in his life. I will pray for him...that's the least I can do for you. (Jeremiah 16:19) (Proverbs 3:5-6). God bless.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Thank you so much, my friend....I have prayed and I know that it is in God's capable hands now....it was just such a shock...he has always been so strong.....I believe that all things are possible through God.... I appreaciate your support, V....
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
Please don't worry yourself sick. You need to take care of your own health too. Just let you know that I just prayed for your FIL, and will continue to pray for him in the coming days. I will need to sleep now...2.10am already here! Will talk to you again some time. Victor
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
2 Jul 07
I would like you to know that I have been praying for your FIL each day, and will continue doing so in this coming week. Take care. Victor
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Prayers going out to you and loved ones in this time of need. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
28 Jun 07
Thanks so much, my friend....I feel so helpless right now....your care and concern is heartfelt....
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• United States
28 Jun 07
So true, but easier said than done...
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
29 Jun 07
This I believe is one of the best things about Mylot. You are very distressed about this and this is where you came for help and understanding. I am so sorry to hear of your news. But you have to know that it is not all grim. No one wants to hear that a loved one has cancer. It is one of those dreaded words we never want to hear. But you have to know it is treatable and in many cases not fatal. Try your best not to worry. I know how hard that is but you must be strong for him. Being a nurse he may very well look to you for the truth. Find out what that truth is and be ready for that. Please above all remember none of us will ever get out of life alive. He has had a very good and long life and if this is his time come to understand it and just be there for him. By no means is that certain. Prostate cancer is very treatable. Do not despair. Be there for him now and when he leaves the hospital. You can make a big difference if you do that.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
Thanks so much for those words of rationalization....I needed that so much..... I appreciate it, JBrooks......
• United States
1 Jul 07
You are very welcome and thank you. May the Lord be with you!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Jun 07
You have my prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law illness I am thinking about you and your family too so take care and be strong for him as he will need you.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Thank you, my friend...I truly feel that an outpouring of prayer for him will work wonders....I appreciate it more than you will ever know......
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Jun 07
You're Welcome :)
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
Oh no my friend, I am so sorry for you, and I know you don't want the platitudes, but I will be sending my kind thoughts to you as well as lots of good calming karma, here's a hug, I know it's not much but I am thinking about you x
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• United States
30 Jun 07
I have been gone most of the day....but I knew that you would be here when I returned, my dearest Wolfie...thank you so very much...I am still shook up over it but am beginning to think alittle straighter in regards to the impact of what he said...I think my brain shut down at that dreaded word and I called him back today to actually absorb some of what he said....hope that makes sense... He will begin radiation next week and he said that he will be able to go in and get the treatment and then drive home shortly afterwards..... Thanks, I appreciate it.....
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
29 Jun 07
Good morning, I have to agree with Bob about the Let go, Let God. I will be thinking of you and your family, Please take care of your selves, and you father in law. He as you said is taking it in stride, and may be try to follow his example, I know it is hard to even think of losing some one we love, Take care
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• United States
30 Jun 07
It was just such a shock..he has always been here for me...I am very close to him...I know that things will work out as they are meant to in the big picture of life...but that does not always make things easy to cope with it.... Thanks so much, my friend...
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Now is one of those times I wish I could come to you, give you a hug and tell you everything will be alright. Your father in law as well as you and the rest of your family will be in my prayers. God has a plan, we may never know what it is but this is happening for a reason. Stay stong and know that you have a whole world of people who care and are praying.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
I wish you had been close too...I appreciate the very thought of that, my dearest friend... My brain is beginning to realize that if they got it early it can be treated, with a good chance of being cured......and I am trying to not think about anything else until we know more.... Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me....
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I am so sorry to hear this, and I will pray for him. I just heard a saying that may help, since cancer has a way of making everyone feel so helpless. 'There is no problem bigger than God.' Ever since I heard that, I have been thinking about it in context to my own problems, and even though the problems haven't disapeared, it makes me realize how powerful God.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
That is a wonderful saying....and it makes alot of sense....thanks, dlkuku.....
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
29 Jun 07
So sorry to hear that Tina. Your in my thoughts and prayers *hugs*
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• United States
30 Jun 07
I knew that I could count on all of my friends in this dificult time in my life....thanks so much, sweetie...
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
29 Jun 07
My prayers and my thoughts are with you and your family! My friend got diagnosed three weeks ago with a brain tumor, they have successfully removed the tumor, and she is now scheduled for radiation. She remembers everyone, and is very positive. God Bless my friend!
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• United States
30 Jun 07
I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers, my friend... I am glad that your friend is doing so well... Thnak you, Annie
@soulist (2987)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I will prayer for your father in law my dear. I personally know how God can heal those who are sick. I will also keep you in my prayers.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Oh, my dear tina, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ((((((hugs)))))