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(Vanity) My sister is slipping away (Stage IV cancer)
me | 9/7/12 | me

Posted on 09/07/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

Another update on my sister Barb and prayer request.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cancer; prayer; prayerping
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My sister Barb has gone downhill very badly this month, especially this week.

I was with Barb today with our Mom & Dad instead of going to PA as I had planned for the weekend. My husband and George went up to MIL's without me, as I feel so badly about leaving Barb now. Barb today has been VERY lethargic and hardly awake. She was periodically briefly awake either from moving or from all of us disturbing her (lots of friends, etc). She has hardly eaten or drunk. When we asked if she wanted some eggs (after I got her a drink), she grimaced horribly and said "no!" then asked "aren't I getting a hamburger?" So off I ran to get McDonald's, which she only ate a tiny couple bites (the trouble now is everything is timeliness - she could lose her desire by the time you get there). She did not want to get off the toilet when they took her because she wants to sleep. I know she probably had more pain meds than needed today so that can make her more tired (Percocet knocks me out). However, of course I'm scared much of it is the cancer. She is indeed jaundiced and a bit itchy from it. We are doing our best. She has sometimes answered pretty strongly and lucidly, and smiled here and there, although it's hard for her to do anything but sleep. More people came by later and many are crying now. It's hard to see.

Please pray. I'm looking for:

a) miracle b) God's will c) reduction of suffering (in so many ways) d) strength, courage and unification for our immediate family e) my mother, who is devastated by this f) my brother-in-law, who is of course upset but also has his own heart-health issues (he is 13 years older than she) g) my nieces (17), who have seemed nonchalant about all this but I know they have feelings - and that they will not be "ruined" by all this in their last year of high school and life h) my nephew (25 on Sunday - another scary thing about birthdays possibly coinciding this month), who is a sweetheart and sensitive about his mom but may need more strength than we all realize

1 posted on 09/07/2012 3:37:32 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers being sent your way.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 3:39:27 PM PDT by library user
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for God’s mercy and compassion for your sister Barbara.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: library user

Prayers for Barb.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Salvation; Brad's Gramma; trussell


PRAYERS GOING UP!



“The Twenty-Third Psalm
Mahalia Jackson
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The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."

Psalm 23 -KJV







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 09/07/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michaeal the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

death in the family is never easy, the long suffering ones are the worst.

prayers for your family


7 posted on 09/07/2012 3:41:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers


8 posted on 09/07/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I am so sorry sister, prayers are offered for your strength, your parents, the whole family and for your sweet sister.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 3:45:22 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for Barb and your whole family - for comfort and peace and a special feeling Christ’s presence with you now - as He is always.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 3:46:34 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for you and your family. Last fall we went through much the same thing with my BIL. It’s hard for you to see now but you are making things easier for your sister.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 3:46:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Salvation

I’m so sorry. Praying for all.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 3:47:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for your sister your whole family.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by call meVeronica
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To: the OlLine Rebel

God bless you, Barb and your family. I’ll say a prayer for you all tonight.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 3:49:24 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Extremely sad. Prayers for your entire family.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for you and your family.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 3:51:32 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers sent to Mary Queen of Angels and Her Angels+


17 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by Highway55
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To: the OlLine Rebel

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Such a difficult time for you ALL! I pray God’s every mercy will be showered on you all as you make your way through this time.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:09 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: the OlLine Rebel
May God bless you, your parents, and your sister. But be of good cheer, Jesus overcame the world. Your sister is in a house of her body. If you could look individually at each and every cell of her body without hurting her you would never find Barb. That is because Barb is a soul who has this body. Her soul will go on. And, you and your parents will again see your sister. If she is metastatic the percodan will diminish her discomfort. There is no need to restrict it. Does she have an IV? She could get replacement electrolytes and fluids. This can be managed at home or hospital or extended care facility.

I am sorry for the suffering of your family and will keep you in my prayers.

20 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:57 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Cancer is hell. Praying for Strength and Faith. My heart-felt sympathy for all involved during this most difficult time.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 3:53:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Take a look at http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer02/Simoncini.html

I rubbed a sodium bi-carbonite soluton on a spot that looked like melanoma and that spot almost disappeared in two hours ... and was gone in three days. It is also said to work on internal cancers. Read dosage instructions on Arm and Hammer box.


22 posted on 09/07/2012 3:54:57 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I will definitely send prayers to you, her and your loved one’s.

I lost my Mom to Brain Cancer when she was just 50 years old - she went from bad headaches to gone in just 4 months and it was terrible to see her go that way that fast.

Just a warning - a death in the family at times will reveal the nasty side of some family members.

I hope you don’t have that experience, but I did as well as other people have had. I hate to bring this up at such a sensitive time, but just wanted to give you a heads up.

Again, my prayers and best wishes to you and yours.

BTW, the itchiness is probably from the Percocet.
Something to do with Histamine release I believe, but I’m not a Dr.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Michelle Fields, will you marry me?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Praying


24 posted on 09/07/2012 3:58:20 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for all the things you requested and more.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 3:58:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Praying for a miracle.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for Barb and your family.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Many prayers for grace, strength, love and healing for your sister, you and your family. I know how hard this is, but God will guide and hold you and your sister. So sorry that you and she are going through such a difficult and heartbreaking time.

God Bless!


28 posted on 09/07/2012 4:04:48 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers from Texas.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
adding my prayers
30 posted on 09/07/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT by CaroleL
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To: the OlLine Rebel

This sinner will lift you up in prayer.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Believing in a miracle for Barb. By His stripes we were healed. Cancer has a name that must bow to the name of Jesus.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

My prayers continue to be with you, OLR. I’m glad Barb has you with her.


33 posted on 09/07/2012 4:13:48 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...

Prayer warrior ping.

Prayers for Barb and the family. I am so sorry to hear this sad news.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Almighty, everlasting God, You gave Your only Son to be a High Priest of good things to come. Grant unto Barb and us, your unworthy servants, to have our share in the company of the blessed for all eternity; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN


35 posted on 09/07/2012 4:18:43 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I have been where you are with my husband. I, myself have a terminal lung disease. At some point you just have to let go and let God take over. I will pray for you and your family that the peace that passes all understanding will over come you all. Also that God will just wrap His loving arms around all of you.
36 posted on 09/07/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers continue for Barb, for you, and your family.


37 posted on 09/07/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: the OlLine Rebel

God bless and keep you, dearest the OlLine Rebel.

My prayers are for your cherished sister and you, and your family.


38 posted on 09/07/2012 4:22:16 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 4:23:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I wept as I read this. It was exactly one year ago this month that I sat by my precious sister’s bedside as she was dying with a bad heart. God took her home on September 20,2011. There is not a day pass that I don’t miss her terribly.

I know your pain and pray for both your sister and you and your family.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 4:24:05 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for you sister and family


41 posted on 09/07/2012 4:24:52 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

So sorry, praying ....


42 posted on 09/07/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: library user

Prayers for your and your family’s comfort, as you stated.


43 posted on 09/07/2012 4:28:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

May God bless you and your family in your time of need, Prayers up.


44 posted on 09/07/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT by Arkansas Tider (Army EOD)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for sure.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 4:29:23 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up for you and your family. May God bless you all with courage, faith, comfort, and peace.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up for you and your family. May God bless you all with courage, faith, comfort, and peace.


47 posted on 09/07/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers up.


48 posted on 09/07/2012 4:31:25 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Prayers for you and your family


49 posted on 09/07/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: library user

Prayers for her.


50 posted on 09/07/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by bgill
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