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(Vanity) My Stage IV sister getting worse
me | 8/21/12 | me

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

Hi,

Well I guess here we go again. Luckily, I drove my sister down last week to her beach house and we got to have some time talking alone (for a big change). She got very tired alot - had just finished her radiation for the cancer on her brain, so we figured it made her tired. (BTW, just as she was finishing radiation, she had to euthanize her German Shepherd. It's been that kind of month - there's even more to it than that, but suffice for now.)

So today my mother calls me to say they took Barb to her oncology appt. Mom was distraught and sometimes crying, saying "it doesn't look good". Granted, no scans or anything, but she thought the doctor sounded negative about Barb's recent symptoms. He noticed she looked a little yellow, and Barb has been so weak that she even asked her husband for a wheelchair. The doctor seemed to think maybe the liver has had more spreading.

I have not seen Barb since I left the beach Friday, so I can't really say. Just sounds depressing. I'm afraid about losing her, and we're also afraid about my mother and how this will affect her.

Just venting.

Any continued prayers are appreciated; thanks!


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Sometimes I feel selfish posting about these things relating to myself, but I guess it doesn't hurt much of anything.

Thanks to those who listen!

1 posted on 08/21/2012 4:34:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: the OlLine Rebel

So sorry. Prayers for your sister and all your family.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We’re out here. All the best to you and your family.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m really sorry to hear this, OLR. Prayers for Barb, for your mom & your whole family for His strength to help you through what’s ahead.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Will pray for all your family.May the Lord easy every ones pain.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:18 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m sorry. Prayers up.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by lysie
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Praying for your family.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I read and heard. Here’s a prayer to bless you.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:59 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Prayers from here.

Lost my dad a month ago...know how tough it can be.

God bless...and hang tough!

9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:25 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m so sorry. I lost my sister to leukemia last year. I still miss her every day. Spend as much time with her as you can. You’ll never regret that.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Your sister and you and your whole family will be in my prayers. Hang in there. Many of us understand what you are going through, so don’t feel guilty. We all need shoulders to lean on sometimes.

God Bless you all.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Not selfish at all, will say a prayer for your sister and your family, I had a friend who was dealing with something similar, and that was a very tough situation to deal with, it always helps to have people listen and talk to!


12 posted on 08/21/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Barb, you and your family will certainly be in my prayers. I lost my husband in May to peritoneal cancer. It is an extremely tough road to be on. Knowing so many were praying and still are is what is getting me through! And remember to never say goodbye just look for another meeting someday. May The Lord bless you.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 4:46:56 PM PDT by trustandobey
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for your sister and family.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:39 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: the OlLine Rebel
You did nothing wrong.

Prayers

15 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:39 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

God bless your sister, you and your family. Prayers up for her. Lord, please look down on this Your child and have mercy on her. She is suffering for many and in Your infinite love and mercy heal her and give her long life. I ask this is Jesus Holy Name.

I am giving you a website where you can place an intention for her directly at Lourdes.

http://www.lourdes-radio.com/player_live/player_live_en/player-token_en.php


16 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:58 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I am so sorry for your sister! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. We have a friends daughter who is only 41 who has been dealing with a rare thyroid cancer for two years. Cancer is awful!!


17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by kaki
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Please don’t feel that it’s selfish....the Bible says God wants us to ask for our needs.

Will be praying for your sister, and for all of you.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Just be there for everything you can. These are the hardest of times that we all go through. Have faith that God is in control. He is.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I pray the good Lord Jesus Christ will have mercy on her and give her grace for her time of need.I pray the Lord heal her in Jesus holy name. Even more important,I pray that she does know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour also that she may be with the Lord God in heaven having believe on Him alone for salvation having accepted the grace of God by the provision of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.Ask her if she knows the Lord Jesus as Saviour. If not, direct her to the following verses in I Corinthians 15 and then to John 3 15-19 and then to Romans 3:21-28.

1 Co.15:
1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

John 3:

15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Romans 3:

21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 5:01:37 PM PDT by kindred (Jesus Christ is the Lord God and Messiah of Israel, a present help in time of trouble.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Not selfish at all FRiend. Your family is certainly in "our" prayers. My wife has had to watch my OUR battle with colon cancer for several years now.

The hardest part of all has been to see the stress it has caused her. With that being said, stay strong and positive for your sister. The last thing she probably needs now is tears.

May God bless you and keep you strong in your battle!

21 posted on 08/21/2012 5:03:03 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers said for you and your family and especially your sister Barb.

My father died from his third cancer last year. FReepers offered up prayers for him when he was in such pain last year, and I was very grateful for their compassion.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 5:06:49 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Not selfish at all, OLR. Prayers to you and your family.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 5:09:35 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Barb was in my prayers when you first wrote about her. Continued prayer to St Rita-Saint of the impossible, that she will intercede on Barb’s behalf. Stay strong.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I am praying for you, your sister, and your parents.

My oldest child died at 21, from sudden cardiac arrhythmia, and my husband recently died from Parkinson’s Plus. This gives me all the reason to pray hard for you and your entire family - hoping that God will give you a reprieve from grief.

But, if our prayers are not answered, stick close to your mom and dad. Grieving takes so much longer than most people realize, and they tend to expect a much quicker return to normal than is possible.

I am praying, let me know if there is anything I can do to help.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 5:18:40 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Rebel, there is no easy way to watch a loved one suffer. It's the hardest thing we have to do because we feel so helpless.

Lord, take this burden upon yourself and grant Rebel strength to go through the valley and if it be your will, grant his sister a miracle of healing. Lord, hear our prayers and grant peace. In Jesus' name.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 5:18:57 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: trustandobey

Yes, another meeting and won’t it be joyous?


27 posted on 08/21/2012 5:26:03 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for your sister. May God give you his divine strength in this most difficult time.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 5:27:50 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for your sister’s miraculous healing.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 5:31:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
It's not selfish to ask for prayers for another.

It helps our group remember that, through all the rancor and disagreements, this is a collection of real people with real joys and real tragedies.

Let me try to repay your kindness by offering my heartfelt prayers for your sister.

May God Bless.

30 posted on 08/21/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers being sent for your family.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 5:42:58 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up for you and Barb and all who love you.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 5:45:04 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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Praying


33 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:14 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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Praying for you all.

St. Peregrine, please intercede for her!

34 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for all of you.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT by esoteric
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I think it probably helps you do to so! Sometimes we need to speak these things out so we can get a handle on them ourselves and put things in order in our brains.

God bless you

Mel


36 posted on 08/21/2012 5:51:09 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

No bother in reading your post. Of course, sorry to hear of your present experiences. Trust in the strength and open arms of our God. Looking forward to your thoughts and contributions to the FR in the future. Miracles UP!


37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:55:09 PM PDT by Lurk-know-more (My tag was torn off prior to purchase. Where are the "Tag Police.")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I am so sorry. Prayers sent for your family, you, and of course, your sister.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:57:34 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Freepers are the best. They’ll listen to any problem or concern, small or even huge. They’ll try and help any way they can. I think this site must have the most dedicated prayer warriors anywhere on the world wide web.

I’m very, very sorry about your sister. Hubby and I have been through similar situations. Just no fun at all.

Be strong for your mom.

God bless you and your family.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 6:03:54 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up fpr all!!!


40 posted on 08/21/2012 6:06:21 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

May God hold you and your family in the palm of His hand in these hard times.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman; the OlLine Rebel
It's not selfish to ask for prayers for another. It helps our group remember that, through all the rancor and disagreements, this is a collection of real people with real joys and real tragedies.

Amen!

42 posted on 08/21/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for your sister and for your family. Never give up!


43 posted on 08/21/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 6:29:56 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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We’re glad to know, glad you posted, prayers up!


45 posted on 08/21/2012 6:42:32 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (government health officials seem to have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oh, I am so so sorry. My prayers and tears are with you and your family. Please keep us posted. God bless you all.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 6:48:59 PM PDT by peggybac
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I’m praying for strength and comfort for your family.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT by jch10 (America needs some R and R!)
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God, please have mercy on OlLine Rebel’s sister. Please bless her and her family and be with them.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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Prayers for you and your family to receive a Miracle.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT by babyfreep
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Please, Dear Lord...be by her side...


50 posted on 08/21/2012 7:05:26 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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