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Thank you

I wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate your prayers and comments concerning the return of my cancer. It has been very difficult to deal with the knowledge that a deadly disease is trying to end my life. I keep thinking of the movie (and episode of Law and Order) where the protagonist is poisoned and knows he’s going to die but fights to find his killer. I’m hopping that it will end happily with a cure (like the Monk series finale) but who knows? It is disconcerting to realize that I might not make it to next Christmas. It’s seriously impacted how I view my life.
I’ve been asking my family and friends to pray for peace for me as I struggle through this process. The only way I’ve been able to get through Christmas, after Christmas shopping, church, family celebrations, and people wishing me a “Happy New Year!” is by clinging to God and putting my trust in him. Otherwise I’d be a basket case, in constant panic mode and crying all the time.
I fight to stay positive but it’s hard. Before I knew that the cancer had returned, I started reading cancer memoirs (sad that there is this whole genre associated with the disease). I had just checked out Gilda Radner’s and Liz Tilberis’ memoirs to see what their experience was like but I decided to return them after I learned my cancer was back. Both woman died from ovarian cancer and that’s hitting a little too close to home for me right now, I’m just not strong enough to handle that. I’m currently reading David Horowitz’s The End of Time (I’ll let you know what I thought about it when I finish it), I decided to finish it because he takes a different approach to the genre and he survived so I figured it wouldn’t be too depressing to read.
I’m also reading Michael Horton’s Too Good to Be True which he wrote to help those who have to struggle through trials. I’ll let you know if it helps :-)

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posted December 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I’m sorry you have to go through this.
I’ll be praying for a quick recovery for you.

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Just Guessing

posted December 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm

A friend of mine who was battling cancer found the book “Love, Medicine and Miracles” by Bernie Siegel helpful

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Robert R.

posted December 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I have had way too much personal experience with cancer. My parents were once told I had 6 months to live. That was 45 years ago. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it. Maybe, just maybe, you are the exception to all those rules you have been hearing about how cancer works. I pray you are.

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posted December 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I’m so sorry Michele. My mom had ovarian cancer and fought it for 4 years.
You can always e-mail me if you’d like to talk. I’m praying for you.

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posted January 1, 2010 at 1:12 am

Dear Michele,
I’m praying for your health and complete recovery, and for many more happy years with your family.

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posted January 2, 2010 at 2:54 am

Wow thats sounds fantastic,I remember how excited I was to see the next post from you after your last post.Hope life is treating you well, with no worries, do take care of yourself, thanks.

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Karen Whitaker

posted January 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I am confused. If you die, don’t you go to eternal bliss in Heaven? Aren’t you predestined to it? Sure, you would be concerned about your husband and children and want to participate in their life events–but are you saying you don’t really believe in your eternal salvation?

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Gerard Nadal

posted January 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm

FIGHT LIKE A LIONESS!!! Then, rest in the Lord and trust in His providence, love and mercy. Wherever this fight leads you, God’s love and grace will be before you, behind you, and all about you. You have my sincerest best wishes, love and prayers.

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