NEW! Google Custom Search

Loading

Is the prayer circle still here?

eburr's picture

My brother has had a recurrance of brain cancer after ten years.  This time they couldn't remove it all.  With chemo they give him 6 months to one year.  They expect his passing to be easy because of the location of the tumor.


The person who needs the prayers is Mom.  It's a terrible thing for a parent to outlive a child.  TIA


Friends are flowers in the garden of life;
Relatives are the manure. 

Jean's picture

(post #39754, reply #1 of 21)

Sorry to hear of your brother's illness.  I'll gladly pray for your family and will pass your request on. Blessings.

Am I ambivalent?
Well, yes and no.


 

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Zombiechef's picture

(post #39754, reply #2 of 21)

The prayer circle is anywhere you need it to be.  I wish you strength and comfort in this time and hope your brother doesn't suffer.  You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

Biscuits's picture

(post #39754, reply #3 of 21)

Choo, I'm so sorry.  I will, of course, be thinking of your brother and wishing him the next 6 months full of all the love and pain-free time with his family as possible.  And thoughts to your mother for the strength to deal with this.  You're right - parents should not outlive their children.


I, too, have been dealing with the cancer-demon lately, but didn't say anything here because - well, I just don't share things like that normally.  But I thought it might help you to know that you aren't alone in that feeling of helplessness.  My favorite aunt has also been given 1 month at least, 6 months at best with a very rare form of cancer.  The family has tried every form of therapy, to no avail.  It's now a matter of time.  The only comfort is that she is 85 years old, and has led a good life, full of the love she has given to others and has been returned 10 fold to her.  But it kills me she won't be there anymore.  She may have been in her 80's, but she is full of spit and vinegar and life and vigor.  She's been no little old lady sitting on the porch, let me tell you.  She's very active.  I can't imagine her not being around.  It is really hurting me.  But - she's had a wonderful, full life.  That is at least a comfort.  And should be a comfort to you, with regard to your brother, as well.


My warmest thoughts with you and your family...


The CT'er formerly known as CLS

Ancora Imparo -

Cissytoo's picture

(post #39754, reply #4 of 21)

How sad.  And how awful for your mother.  My thoughts are with you and your family.

Take my advice.  I'm not using it.

Adele's picture

(post #39754, reply #5 of 21)

Chewed the Fat-  I am so sorry to hear of your troubles.  I cannot imagine what y'all are going through.  My thoughts are with you and yours.

Warm Thoughts From FLA

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

MadMom's picture

(post #39754, reply #6 of 21)

Choo - so sorry to hear about your brother.  I can imagine nothing worse than outliving one of my children.

Insist on the real MadMom - accept no substitutes!

Dutchess's picture

(post #39754, reply #7 of 21)

Choo, I am so sorry to hear about your brother, your family is in my prayers.

chiquiNO's picture

(post #39754, reply #8 of 21)

I will definitely keep your mom and brother in prayer.  I have had experience with the same thing.  My grandmother watched my mother die of cancer.  Her heart couldn't take it and she died 5 weeks to the day after my mom.  The doctor's said she grieved herself to death.  I pray that your mom will have strength to carry on for the rest of the family.  I will be praying....so will my "group".  God Bless and thank you for having the courage to ask for prayer......there are many here to support you in prayer and in love.  :0)

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

Fledge's picture

(post #39754, reply #9 of 21)

What everyone else said.  Sorry Choo.


Peace,
Fledge


I am owned by an African Grey

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

KarenP's picture

(post #39754, reply #10 of 21)

I'm so sorry to hear of this sad news for your family.  You will all be in my thoughts and prayers, with special regard for your mom. 


Our family went through this situation with my oldest brother not long ago, enjoy this time with him.


 

chiquiNO's picture

(post #39754, reply #11 of 21)

CCHoo..please send me your e-mail addy. Thanks, CHiqui

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #39754, reply #12 of 21)

Choo - what a sad and difficult time your family is facing. I will be sending positive thoughts your way.

Your's too, Biscuit.

dixieleigh's picture

(post #39754, reply #13 of 21)

Choo, you and all your family are in my thoughts. One of my fears is that I might have to watch something happen to my children and now my grandchildren or husband. I do not want to outlive anyone in my family, especially my DH.

 


 

 

 

dixieleigh's picture

(post #39754, reply #14 of 21)

Is something wrong in CLS's, Biscuit's family? If this has been discussed, I have missed it.

 


 

 

 

TracyK's picture

(post #39754, reply #15 of 21)

Choo, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You're in my thoughts... take care.


Edited 3/22/2002 4:13:11 PM ET by Tracy K

mulch52's picture

(post #39754, reply #16 of 21)

I'm so sorry, Choo.  It isn't easy (to say the least), whether it's a parent, a sibling, or a child.   You don't (well, I didn't) know whether to be enraged or to curl up and hide.  You and yours (and yours too, Biscuit) will be in my prayers.

dixieleigh's picture

(post #39754, reply #17 of 21)

I just found the message about Biscuit's Aunt. Very sorry for loss in anyone's family. It always hurts.

 


 

 

 

APonKP's picture

(post #39754, reply #18 of 21)

I'm so sorry, Choo.  You and your family will be in my thoughts.  I am facing the loss of my sister, so I know how feelings can wash over you at any time. 


Edited 3/23/2002 2:48:19 PM ET by AP on KP

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
eburr's picture

(post #39754, reply #19 of 21)

Thank you all for all the kind thoughts.  It means a lot to me.  We'll get thru this a day at a time.


By the way, his first grandchild is due the first part of August.


Friends are flowers in the garden of life;
Relatives are the manure. 

MadMom's picture

(post #39754, reply #20 of 21)

Oh, gee, choo...that makes it even worse...I shall pray that he is here to welcome the little one, if not longer. 

Insist on the real MadMom - accept no substitutes!

BondFBond's picture

(post #39754, reply #21 of 21)

Saying prayers every single meal, Choo - it's an honor.


Keep us posted.


The taller the hair, the closer to God.