Need Some Support- My Best Friend Has Cancer

United States
November 30, 2008 9:07am CST
My best friend told me last year she has cancer and although she has continued to fight, none of the treatments have worked very well. We talk on the phone almost every day, I live in Tn. and she is in Fl. I try to keep her spirits as well as my own upbeat and positive. The cancer she has is at this time incureable. I know all we can do is continue to pray, but her time is running out. Her liver is over half way gone and more spots continue to develop. I just can't lose her! We've been best friends for about 15 years and it's killing me that there's nothing I can do to help. Has anyone else had to go through this? How were you able to cope? I just need some encouragment and support. I can't or won't talk to her about this, I have to keep her hopes alive but we are running out of time. If you would, please pray for her. Her anme is Heather and if any of you go to church would you put her on your prayer list. God is the only one who can save her!!!!
2 responses
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I will keep Heather and you in my thoughts and prayers. My Son battled with lung cancer for two years before he passed away. Without my strong faith, I would never have gotten through the experience. Somehow, God gives you the strength to get through everything. I agree with the poster who said that you should think positively. There is always hope and that's one of the best things that you can offer your friend right now. Please read "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. He just passed away from pancreatic cancer but he viewed each day that he had as a gift. That's what it is for each and every one of this.
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thank you for your prayers! I am so sorry about your son. God does give us the strength and I know they say "he will never put more on you than you can take". It's just so hard some days to keep positive but I have to for all our sakes. Thanks for understanding and again I'm sorry you lost your son. You are a very strong person I think.
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
30 Nov 08
As you are such a good friend it is you who only can help her to reduce her pain. What I am suggesting is a very practical way to help. Instead of sympathesising too much meditate for her and while you close your eyes and imagine your friend as hale and hearty, that way you will send positive vibes to her and all the positive vibes reach quickly and help a lot.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Thank you for your response. I'll try this as at this point I'll try almost anything. I do always stay positive when I talk to Heather, love her heart, she even says she worries about me not accepting the end. Says I'm too optimistic. It's a true friend when going what she's going through and still worries about me.