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Prayer Request for my brother
12/01/2011 | TheMom

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:36:56 PM PST by TheMom

In February of this year my older brother went to the hospital due to severe pain and swelling in one leg. Those doctors could not figure out what was causing the pain and swelling, so they sent him home to see his own doctor. His doctor could not figure out the problem either; mean while his other leg started hurting. He was sent to Houston for yet another set of test; still no results. His doctor and the doctors in Houston tried different treatments (medicine) to treat his pain. By this time he has used up his vacation, sick leave and disability time at work so they fired him. Last month he went to another set of doctors, this time in Temple, TX for more test. They determined he had anmemia and hyper or hyposomething (I can’t remember) and asked him to come back this week for results of test and some more testing.

I received a phone call from my sister-in-law yesterday telling me the doctors determined my brother might have Myelofibrosis ~ which if not treated could lead to Leukemia. The ran different blood test and today did a bone marrow biopsy. Those test came back that he has Leukemia. Tomorrow the bone marrow results will determine if the type of Leukemia he has is aggressive or non-aggressive. If non-aggressive, he will receive a week of chemo and have to stay in the hospital for at least one month. My sister-in-law said she went blank before she could hear about what will happen if the Leukemia is aggressive.

Please pray that the Leukemia is non-aggressive and that my brother can be healed with as little as pain as possible.


TOPICS: Daily Prayer; Health/Medicine; Religion
KEYWORDS: leukemia; prayerrequest; themomsbrother
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To: TheMom

Thanks much for the update, TM. A prayer for Tony & Lynn, you and your families and friends.

A good thread BUMP, health BUMP, life BUMP, prayer BUMP


201 posted on 12/03/2011 8:07:47 PM PST by PGalt
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To: TheMom; MestaMachine
I cannot speak specifically for Leukemia, but I can say that the best place in the world for any "difficult" or rare cancer is MD Anderson in Houston.

Either self apply, or get the doctors you are working with to apply.

I had a very rare (approximately 1 in 2-3 million) sacral chordoma requiring the removal of my entire sacrum and the rebuild of my pelvic ring. Without it, it would have been fatal.

I was at MD Anderson for 3 months and 3 very radical and long surgeries...38 hours of surgery altogether over a couple of week time span.

I then had three months of very intensive rehab. My last surgery was 18 months ago and I am slowly improving and have now lived to see two more grandchildren born (we have altogether now).

You can read my entire journal HERE - My online Journal or read the entire, long (months long and thousands of replies on FR) at the links provided in that journa).

God bless you, your brother, your sister-in-law and all of your family and friends. We will offer our faith and prayers for you. The good Lord knows all of our travails and troubles and His will is in it to the betterment of us all and the spreading of His Son's atonement.

Each day is a gift.

Please contact those folks as soon as you can. it is a very busy and hectic place...but they accomplish miracles.

Again, our prayer and faith are with you...God's speed and blessings of health, comfort, courage and peace.

202 posted on 12/03/2011 9:12:13 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head; TheMom

“Each day is a gift.”

Amen and amen.
Thank you, Jeff. You are an inspiration to us all.


203 posted on 12/03/2011 9:20:35 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update. Prayers continue...


204 posted on 12/03/2011 9:52:34 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TheMom; Jeff Head
Exodus 15:26 ~ “For I AM the Lord that healeth thee ...”

Psalm 103:1-5 ~ “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits; who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

Thus saith the Lord ... Amen and Amen

205 posted on 12/03/2011 11:15:39 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: TheMom

<3 continued prayers for all of you <3


206 posted on 12/03/2011 11:24:24 PM PST by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: TheMom

BTTT


207 posted on 12/04/2011 2:52:16 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: TheMom

Prayers up!


208 posted on 12/04/2011 5:25:27 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: TheMom

Thank you for the update. Prayers continue....


209 posted on 12/04/2011 5:15:00 PM PST by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and AccessibilityJournal.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: TheMom

Continuing prayers for you and your brother and his family.

Dear Lord, please extend Your healing hand to Tony and ease his pain, and comfort Lynn and TheMom with the knowledge that your holy Son, Jesus Christ, watches over Tony and them in their time of need, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.


210 posted on 12/04/2011 11:23:22 PM PST by RebelTex
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To: TheMom

Continued prayers for the whole crew Mom.


211 posted on 12/05/2011 6:35:53 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Eaker; Allegra; Joe 6-pack; svcw; freekitty; Tijeras_Slim; ColdOne; SatinDoll; chesty_puller; ...

Here is another update – They finally got all the test results back. Tony has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), which is the fast acting type. They started chemo treatments today. For the next five days he will receive the treatments via I.V. and pill form. Within the next few days they are going to put him in complete isolations for 30 days – only medical personal will be allowed in his room. Tony did say there will be a window in which we can see him. I told him we come watch him like a monkey in the zoo, as long as he did not fling poo at us. ;-)

I went to see him today, and he looks much better than he did on Saturday ~ whatever infection he has is now gone. Today was also the first day he was up to leaving his room. I ask if he needed any books to read and he held up his bible and told me that was the only book he needed right now. I told him and Lynn that all of you were praying for them; they were humbled and asked me to thank all of you. So, Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your days to ask God to help heal my brother.

With the help of God and the wonderful people at M.D. Anderson I have faith that my brother will beat this, and be back to his pestering self in no time.
Again, Thank You for your prayers.


212 posted on 12/09/2011 7:53:51 PM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom
With the help of God and the wonderful people at M.D. Anderson I have faith that my brother will beat this, and be back to his pestering self in no time.

From your lips to God's ears, friend.

Tony will remain very much in my prayers as will Lynn and all of you.

213 posted on 12/09/2011 7:58:22 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update TM. My prayers of course, will continue!


214 posted on 12/09/2011 8:00:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TheMom

I continue to pray for your brother, you and the rest of your family.


215 posted on 12/09/2011 8:03:58 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TheMom

Prayers for successful treatment and a swift and complete recovery for Tony.


216 posted on 12/09/2011 8:04:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: TheMom

Dear Father...please give Tony the strength to battle this dreaded disease with Your help and to come out of the battle a winner.

Help his family as they suffer right along with him and give them strength and the comfort of knowing You are near.


217 posted on 12/09/2011 8:05:12 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: TheMom

Wonderful! Thankyou Lord!


218 posted on 12/09/2011 8:05:29 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: TheMom
Enough to make a grown man cry out to God.

Prayers continue for Tony.

/johnny

219 posted on 12/09/2011 8:06:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: TheMom

Thank you, and prayers will continue.


220 posted on 12/09/2011 8:08:06 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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