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Old 05-04-2009, 05:51 PM
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I am asking for my lifer family to include my husband in their prayers. We found out last week he has cancer, he had a biopsy and it came back he has a malignant tumor. This week he is supposed to go to the medical center to start chemo, he will go once a week for six weeks, they hope that will reduce the size and then go in and get it out.
My husband is being positive and I am trying to be positive and encouraging for him. I took my daughter, her fiance, and the baby to visit yesterday and next week my other two daughters are coming with me for visits.
It's frustrating cause I cannot be with him for doctors appointments, sit with him for his chemo or even ask the doctor questions. I have him write down on the phone my questions and ask them to the doctor!My husband got the doctor to write down the name of the cancer so I could research it on line.
I got a book today from the American Cancer Society for helping families deal with cancer and tips for how to help your loved one with his treatment and mental outlook. I will keep you all posted.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:00 PM
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He is deffinately in my prayers And will be on the prayer chain shortly. God be with you both as you go thru this.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:39 PM
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Most definitely in my prayers.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:05 PM
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I am so sorry to hear this! Treatments have come a long way, so there is every reason to stay hopeful. You're both in my thoughts.
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Lots of prayers from me!
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:18 PM
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I will keep your husband and your family in my prayers....prayers do really work. stay strong.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
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I am asking for my lifer family to include my husband in their prayers. We found out last week he has cancer, he had a biopsy and it came back he has a malignant tumor. This week he is supposed to go to the medical center to start chemo, he will go once a week for six weeks, they hope that will reduce the size and then go in and get it out.
My husband is being positive and I am trying to be positive and encouraging for him. I took my daughter, her fiance, and the baby to visit yesterday and next week my other two daughters are coming with me for visits.
It's frustrating cause I cannot be with him for doctors appointments, sit with him for his chemo or even ask the doctor questions. I have him write down on the phone my questions and ask them to the doctor!My husband got the doctor to write down the name of the cancer so I could research it on line.
I got a book today from the American Cancer Society for helping families deal with cancer and tips for how to help your loved one with his treatment and mental outlook. I will keep you all posted.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:02 PM
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I really appreciate everyone's support. I am trying to see him every weekend now. He is upbeat! I am more worried but don't want to put the worries on him!
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I am with everyone else...I'll ask my boo to pray for him too...they pray like 4 times a day or so...
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I send your husband prayers to heal, and to you prayers for strength and courage. How much more can a system be broken than your situation.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:55 PM
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My prayer is with your love one, you and your family. May the LORD strengthen your/his inner being with HIS presence as you go through this ordeal.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:55 AM
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These are the moments when life as a wife to a lifer is hard because you are wanting to be there to hold your husband's hand and be there every step to his recovery. In our vows we promise to love one another through sickness and in health and it's heartbreaking to see our loved ones struggle through these hardtimes and all we can do is pray for them and love them mentally. Even though you can't be there physically, you are there, a part of you is always with him. The love that he receives from you, is felt by him. He knows that his wife longs to be with him and that right there is giving him strength that he needs to keep fighting. He has you and he has God and believe me he is providing all that your husband is needing that you are unable to provide. He is good hands by him and he will take care of your husband. My heart breaks for the both of you! Please keep us informed and I hope he gets better real soon. HUGS!
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I'm not a lifer but I want to send postive thoughts to you and your family.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:15 AM
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God Bless you, your husband and family that the chemo is sucessful and he has a full recovery.
You are in my prayers.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:25 AM
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I am so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your story brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through.

I am so sorry you can't be at the doc appointments and treatments! Although, what a great idea of having him write your questions down to ask the doctor. Would it be possible for you to speak to the doctor directly? Probably a stupid question, but I'm not sure how these things work. Would there be any way the facility would allow you to sit in on a doctor's visit? Again probably stupid, but wishful thinking.

Good luck and God Bless!
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i am praying right now for you
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OH honey, I am so sorry.. You can count on me for prayers for you both.
Please keep us posted..


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Old 05-05-2009, 10:39 AM
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God is a healer.......I am praying that he heals your husband and keep you and your family strong and prayful during this ruff time!
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:59 AM
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He said if I called the facility to speak to the doctor due to privacy act laws they would not tell me anything, even though I am his wife, calling on the phone they do not know if I am his wife or not and they are not allowed to give out inmate health information on the phone. Because he is a Maximum Security inmate and facility they do not tell him what day he will go for chemo either, he will be woke up early to ride down to the medical center for inmates, its a security threat for inmates to know when they will be transferred or travelling. He said he will call me the night he gets back from treatment if it is not one of our designated phone calls nights!!!
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I am so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your story brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through.

I am so sorry you can't be at the doc appointments and treatments! Although, what a great idea of having him write your questions down to ask the doctor. Would it be possible for you to speak to the doctor directly? Probably a stupid question, but I'm not sure how these things work. Would there be any way the facility would allow you to sit in on a doctor's visit? Again probably stupid, but wishful thinking.

Good luck and God Bless!
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I am so sorry that you and your husband are having to go through this. I will definitly be praying for both of you for God to give you the strength you need to be strong for him as a wife and for God to give him the strength to fight the cancer. Put your faith in God sweetheart he will put his hand over your husband and heal him. Both of you will get through this. Remember God will never give us more than we can handle.
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Oh dear, I hope that everything turns out for the best. I will keep you in my prayers as well.
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Keep your faith and know that the Lord has it all under control.
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Huge hugs for you. I will keep you all in my prayers
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Nightbird, I'm so sorry to hear this -- I can only imagine how it feels to have this going on and not be there to ask questions or hear exactly what the doctors are saying. All of my good thoughts are going out to your husband and you.

I'd suggest if you haven't already done this that you have your husband fill out and notarize a HIPAA form. This will allow you to talk to doctors and take part in decisions about his care. I don't know about your state, but in Missouri doctors will talk about a case on the phone once the HIPAA's signed and copied to them (I've done it).

Keep us up to date, please.
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I am so sorry too, you will be in my thoughts for strength, remission and recovery.
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