Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Very Hard Post To Write- Please Pray For Us-MyHero Has Cancer

I have been putting off writing this 
because I hardly know where to start.
 My Hero has cancer.

He had a biopsy the day after Thanksgiving
and they called him on Saturday to tell him
it tested positive for cancer.

Today he had three scopes and another biopsy.
Monday we see the radiologist,
the oncologist and he has a PET scan.
Tuesday we have a CT scan.
After that we will know exactly 
what we are facing.
We will be in the biggest battle of our lives
(which is a whole lot different than the spats over
"WHY can't you put your underwear in the hamper?)

Please pray for MyHero and for our kids
and grandkids.
Cancer is not a ONE PERSON diagnosis
it affects whole families.

I am not going to be blogging for a bit
but I will keep you all posted from time to time.
I need to devote time and energy  
to appointments and care-taking.

Thanks to all of you that have followed my blog
and been such a great support in the past.
I appreciate it and love each one of you!

Have a blessed, wonderful Christmas
YEP-it is MY blog and I will say 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
rather than Happy Holidays!
As you can see I am still my 
SASSY SELF
which just might be a good thing
in these upcoming weeks.  

Please pray for us and/or 
send healing thoughts our way!
Thanks so much!

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236 comments:

  1. Prayers for your Hero and you! I know you will be a source of strength for one another. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

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  2. I am so sad to read this, Diana. I am going to pray hard for your Sassy Self and for your Hero and family. There seems to be so much cancer these days. But thank God, there are good doctors and medicine out there and of course MIRACLES! I don't have to tell you that God has your Hero in the palm of his hands. I'll have mama put him on her prayer chain list. Love you so much and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs!!!!!

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  3. may God be with you and your Hero and the rest of your family. Prayers for strength as you all face this as a team.

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  4. Nana... I will definitely send prayers and positive thoughts out for your whole family... this is scary...

    I want to say Merry Christmas to you and your family too... I hope you are able to enjoy it... xox (((Hugs))) ♡

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  5. Dearest Friend,
    My heart, thoughts and love are with you and your family today. I have been there and if you need to vent, I am here for you.
    Sending prayers my dear,
    Jemma

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  6. I'm so sorry Diana! I'll be praying for your hero and for you too my friend. Hugs!

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  7. My heart aches for you. Of course - I will join in prayer with you! May God give you peace.

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  8. Oh Diana! I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely be lifting your entire family in prayer. Lean on God for strength...
    You have a Merry Christmas and be as sassy as you need too!
    Sending many hugs and prayers your way!
    Amy

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  10. The first word out of my mouth when I read your post title was, Jesus. All the positivity I can muster is being sent your way.

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  11. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family and Your Hero in my prayers. I'll be praying that the Doctors know exactly how to treat your Hero to restore his health. Take care of yourself, dear Diana. xoxo ♥

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  12. Diana, I am so very sorry to hear this. I will say a prayer for your husband and your family and will be thinking of you often. I am sending you thoughts of comfort and love, my dear blog sister.

    love you, ~Sheri

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  13. I am so sorry you have to go through this! Much love concern, and prayers for a good recovery. So sorry! They do great things these days, but its always better not to have to go through it.

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  14. Oh no! I will pray for your hero and the doctors in whose care he is under. I will pray for you and your family...for strength. My best to you and the family. Sheila

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  15. I will be praying for your hubby, the doctors and YOU! May you feel God's presence during these upcoming days,and His arms wrapped around you all.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS....that is what it is! Happy Birthday Jesus too!
    xo,
    deb

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  16. Diana, I read this after I came home from grocery shopping with my kids being I don't have a car right at the moment. You and Your family are in my thoughts and prayers and will stay there on my list. We have made it a long ways with prayer since my hubby first got sick and I want the same for you. Enjoy your family at Christmas. I will say Merry Christmas to you . Many Many hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  17. Diana. Sweet friend...you know I am all in. Praying, No words right now, just prayers.

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  18. Diana, My prayers are with your Hero, you and your family. Praying for Gods guidance on decisions, strength and peace that passes all understanding during these next months. May you feel Gods presence and love at times when you need it most.....He is with you, and he will never forsake you....hugs and prayers, Roxie

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  19. Diana, you and your family will definitely be in our prayers. Big big hug.

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  20. My love and prayers and very best thoughts to you and all your Lovies. You're all warriors, and carers, and your Hero is in the very best hands.

    Thinking of you every day,

    rachel

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  21. I will keep you and your dear one and all your family in my prayers.

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  22. Keeping your hero and family in my prayers!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  23. I am so sorry to hear this Diana.....hugs... Your Hero and all the family else will be in my prayers......

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  24. Praying for you, hubby, family and doctors.

    Love ya,
    Judy

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  25. Dianna,
    My heart and my prayers go out to you, my friend!!
    Many Hugs,
    Deb

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  26. Diana, as I wrote your name on a 3x5 card to add to our prayer cards, I then came to your blog to see the issue you are dealing with. We all have been touched by cancer, and it's something we all dread the word. Please know my dearest and I pray every day together, and you and your hero have a card, and we will ask God to send his healing touch, and the strength to face what ever is in his will for your lives. Hugs.

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  27. You, your husband, and family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  28. sending you loving prayers and healing light, May God Bless you richly as you embark on this new journey.

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  29. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for your hero, your family &you. Big hugs to you.

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  30. Diana, John and family,
    I will be praying for wisdom, courage and strength.
    You are so right that canceraffects the whole family and close friends too. You will and can be strong together when you need to and will lean on each other when you need to as well. Love and caring hugs to you all. Mary

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  31. Diana, I am SO sorry! My heart goes out to you and your entire family. I know what family means to you, and as you said, cancer affects all of you. Please know that I will be praying. I hope you are doing ok. I do believe in the power of prayer, and I know you do too. Sending you a really big hug. Love you!

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  32. Like I said in my post tonight, my loss of a car is not really a big thing compared to what others are going through. I'm so sorry to hear your news. I wish you and your family all the strength in the world to endure this situation. Miracles happen and I hope one finds your way.

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  33. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and wish I could wrap you in a big hug and tell you all is going to be ok. So sorry to hear this news, but keep the faith, I pray they caught it early and this will be resolved soon! Many blessings and have a very Merry Christmas.

    Jill

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  34. There are many prayers coming your way and invisible arms wrapping your family in love.

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  35. Prayers for healing. Prayers for wisdom and clarity in the coming days and weeks. Prayers for peace and victory. Sending heaps of love your way, ND.

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  36. Oh, Diana - I am so sorry to hear this news. Sending your dear hubby lots and lots of prayers and healing thoughts and also prayers of strength and hope for you and your family. A big giant hug. xo Karen

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  37. That word. That disease. Praying for a cancer free recovery for your hero, Sweet D. You are all in my prayers.
    Lynne
    w/Love

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  38. Prayers for your hero, and all those who love him. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Take all the time you need. We'll be here when you return, Lord willing.

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  39. Diana.
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You are so strong and brave. We will be praying for you and your entire family. Hang in there. And it's good to know that you are still spunky! Much love and many hugs to you. Thank you for the sweet Christmas wishes and a very Merry Christmas to you too.
    Tamara <3

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  40. Sad to read this news, Diana. Of course you and your hero are in my thoughts and prayers. Will miss your daily humor, but you need to focus on getting through this. Prayers, positive thoughts and energy traveling your way from Texas.

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  41. Sending prayers and hugs and strength. I am an 8 year survivor. Keep the positive attitude and remember all the things the doctors are doing are FOR him and no TO him!!

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  42. Oh, my sweet and dear Diana, this news just breaks my heart! I will indeed be praying for your HERO, for YOU, and for your precious family. May the Lord strengthen and encourage you during this difficult time... Sending much love and sweet hugs across the miles.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, dear friend!

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  43. Di...i'll have to come back...so so sorry

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  44. You know Joe's and my prayers are with you and your Hero. I believe in miracles (I am one) and will pray for one for you. Thank you for popping in now and then to keep us updated. I know what you are going through. It is hard, but God will give you the strength to carry on.

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  45. Diana, so sorry to read this. Stay strong, and know you have lots of backup out here in blogland. We're all thinking of you and praying for a good outcome!

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  46. Oh no! This is heartbreaking and I am so sorry. I will be in prayer and know you are a strong family. I pray for the strength you are all going to need. Please keep us informed when you can. Love you Diana.

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  47. Oh Dear God Diana - I am SO sorry to read this - we just found out that my ex has cancer ( prostate ) - the kids are beside themselves. When I think of all the " tests " you've been given this one is going to be the roughest.
    Keep the faith - I'm going to be praying night and day on this one. Please let John know he has an army behind him right now.
    Love ya sister
    All my love
    xoxo

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  48. Sadly there is hardly a person anymore not affected by cancer in some way, like knowing someone close who is. It's a fight for sure, but not a death sentence.

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  49. First time visiting...praying!

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  50. Sorry to see this, prayers your way for you and for your hero. My mom is a 20 year breast cancer survivor and now has lung cancer ...I get it but I also know there are treatments that work and heal. Stay strong.

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  51. Diana--as wonderful and supportive as you are to all in blog land with your outreach (because I do believe that you provide a type of ministry), I believe it will come back tenfold. We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  52. Oh Diana, long distance hugs for you. I am very saddened by this news and will be sending prayers and positive thoughts for your hero and for all. We all know how powerful prayers can be! Jane

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  53. Sweetie, I am praying...for all of you! Merry Christmas to you and yours. ♥

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  54. Dearest Diana,
    You offer so much to support to so many, at home, at work, and through this blog. Now it's time for us to lift you up with our love and encouragement. Know that you and your family are in my prayers, as ALL of you go through this journey.

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  55. Dear Diana, My heart and prayers go out to your Hero, you and the whole family. I know Cancer does effect the entire family but you all are strong and will face the times ahead with courage and strength. God will be by your side and all your friends here will be in support of you as always. Keeping the power of prayers going and sending love and hugs your way. God Bless!! xo

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  56. Yes, praying for God's touch and His healing. May you have all the support of family and friends, near and afar, that you need. Sending love...

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  57. Thoughts and prayers to you all Diana! I am so sorry to see this. With you by his side, I can see a fight that will win. XOXO

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  58. So sorry to read this, Diana! You have been the force and strength behind so many for healing prayers and good thoughts, and they worked! You, your Hero, and family have my healing prayers for a healthy outcome. Take care of yourself, wishing you all the best and do have a Merry Christmas with your family and friends!

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  59. Oh Diana, this brings tears to my eyes. I will be praying and sending positive thoughts your way. I feel so certain that it's all going to be okay. And yes, you should stay your sassy self - I'm sure your Hero wouldn't want it any other way.

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  60. Diana, I am praying . I will continue to pray for all of you. When our loved ones are sick it does effect the entire family. Please hug everyone for me. Diana I am sending hugs to you. You know you are special to me. Blessings to all. Susie

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  61. I was worried about you since you hadn't posted in a week I'm so sorry to read this news. You are right cancer affects everyone involved. There are so many good things they can do these days for treatment- stay positive. Keeping you and your hero in thought and prayers.

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  62. Oh my, such frightening news to hear. I am so sorry that your dear husband and your family have to go through this. Never give up hope and stay strong.

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  63. oh my,,, you are all in my prayers,

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  64. Diana I am so sorry to read this and will be praying for you all. Merry Christmas.

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  65. Diana, my heart breaks for you, I know what you are facing, but at the same time praying God's healing hand on your Hero! I was in this same place last year when my hubby had stage 4 throat cancer....Praise God he is cancer free now! I KNOW God heals and answers prayers. Thinking of you and prayers going up!

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  66. My family and I will be praying. Sending my love.

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  67. Oh my goodness Diana!!! Please say it isn't so! This really hits close to home. I hate to hear this news and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your husband is such a good man and I hope that he will be able to beat this thing. Luckily, more and more people do! I pray that you can remain strong and optimistic throughout this journey. Would it be too personal to ask what kind of cancer he has? Was he having symptoms that led him to get checked? I am just curious. Cancer scares me to death! Please let us know more as you can. Blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

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  68. Oh Diana I am so sorry to read this today. My thoughts and prayers are for your Hero and your family
    Sending hugs and much love
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  69. Diana, I am truly sorry about this news! Your family and you are in my prayers. HUGS for you my friend.

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  70. My thoughts are with you and your Hero today. Even though I have never met you, I feel like I know you... I can only imagine the fear and shock you must be feeling. Stay strong, accept help from anyone who offers, have faith. Sending love and hope to your whole family. -Jenn

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  71. Dear Precious Friend, I see this comment section filled with love and prayer support! I will be praying for him and the whole family! I am so sorry for this very hard battle in this time. He is a man of God and he will be in many prayers of people all over the world! I send my love for all of you, and you keep sassy and keep looking up! You our a fighter and so is he...
    Love And Hugs, Roxy

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  72. Oh no!!! I can't believe this :(

    If anyone can beat cancer, it's your hero. While this is horrible news, there are treatments available that will help him kick this thing to the curb. There are so many praying for him, it doesn't stand a chance to take him down. He's got you in his corner too. That means so much,

    Blessings to you and your family.

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  73. Oh my dear Diana I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you and your family. Love and hugs coming your way my friend.

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  74. Dear Diana I haven't been following you but when I read Suzie's post today I thought I would write you and say please be encouraged. You will have prayers of many and new treatments are always coming. I know Suzie will keep us posted, meanwhile we are praying for Hero.

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  75. HI! I Have never commented before, but I want you to know I understand what your feeling! I was diagnosed august 1st with pancreatic cancer! What a shock! I am 57! I have completed my 6 rounds of chemo and now for the surgery on Dec 28th. I am a widow.! My husband died suddenly from a heart attack 5 years ago! he was only 56!! My kids live two hours away! But I got thru the battle of chemo! What type of cancer does your husband have? REACH OUT TO THE CANCER SERVICES IN YOUR CITY! the ONE HERE in Fort Wayne has great services! They even help pay for prescriptions! And free massages!! The chemo side effects usually start 3-5 days after the chemo! It depends on the type of chemo you are getting. Each patient has different side effects! My worse side effect was mouth sores! I finally found a way to deal with them. Milk of magnesia! Rinse and spit 6 times a day! I am sooo sorry you two have this battle ahead of you, but with prayer warriors, family and friends you two will get thru this battle! the day of chemo isn't bad! I had great nurses and fun patients beside me ! We all laughed and talked! I got 4 kinds of chemo so my day there was long! 7 hours to receive it all! They infuse anti naseau meds to start with. I can honestly say I have not had nausea or vomiting after chemo! They have really good drugs now to prevent it! I still get really tired, but I just listen to my body and nap! please contact me if I can help you thru this battle! maryjane4930@gmail.com I will help answer any questions you have ! I will be on my knees in prayer for both of you! you can do this! sincerely Mary Jane

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  76. Diana,
    Love you GF and I am praying for your hero. Glad you did this post so all the wonderful followers and prayer warriors will pray for a good outcome to your battle ahead. Hugs my friend.
    Kris

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  77. You got it, my friend. You have prayed for so many others and it's our turn to give back. You have a host of friends who will take you to the Father. God bless your husband and you as you all fight this together. Yes, it affects the whole family. Just know that we love you. Fight hard.

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  78. Contining prayers for your husband as well as all your family.

    My thougths and best wishes are with you.
    please write anytime if you want to talk or vent...
    much love to you my sweet friend..
    Sonny

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  79. Diana....I've been away from my computer for a while. Of course praying for your family will be done.
    I am without words.....
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xo

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  80. Sending lots of love and prayers to all of you. Please do keep us updated and be sure to take of yourself too.

    ~Trisha

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  81. Praying for you and your hero for strength and healing!

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  82. Oh, Diana! I read this and cried...thought we've never met, I count you among friends.
    Yes, prayers...definitely....I pray that your Christmas season is so blessed...and that healing is on its way. You didn't mention what type of cancer...I pray it is cured...and your Hero will be strong and healthy again.
    I wish you both well.....
    Peace.
    Nancy

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  83. I took the week off from blogland to focus on having some Christmas fun with my kiddos at school (and yes, I say Christmas, too). This was certainly not the news I was hoping to catch up on. :-( But our God is a mighty God and you have many, many people lifting you up in prayer. Please know your whole family is on my prayer list. Bless you, friend.

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  84. Oh sweetie...I am so sorry to hear this! Tears welled up in my eyes as I read your heartfelt words. Please know that I WILL be praying for you all each and every day. I pray right now that the healing hand of God will wipe away any....and I mean ANY....trace of cancer in Your Hero's body. I pray that He blankets you in peace of mind. I pray for both of you to have unstoppable strength, enveloping comfort, and faith that is beyond understanding. I claim this in Jesus' name.

    Love to you both as you step out on this journey, Diana. Know that I am here for you....

    xoxo laurie

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  85. Oh my goodness I am so extremely sorry to hear that. I sort of know what those tests mean and what they might be looking for. I will certainly be praying for the WHOLE ENTIRE FAMILY - cancer does affect everyone. I have been there. Your life is going to be busy with doctors so do not worry about writing posts - we do understand! If there is anything I can do - or give you any information let me know. You two will become closer. There will be some good things from this journey even if you do not believe it now. Hugs and love to you and everyone. Sandie♥

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  86. Strength! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  87. Sending love and adding your dear husband and family to my prayer list.

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  88. sending you all the hugs and positive wishes I can carry and throw over to you... I do hope you get good news soon and that Christmas will be a celebratory time instead of worry.... take care and be as positive as you can, and remember, we are all rooting for you and your darling man xx
    God Bless..

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  89. Sending love, prayers, positivity...and big, big hugs. xo

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  90. Diana I was concerned when I heard nothing regarding the results on your hero. I have been praying for you, your hero and your entire family since the tests. I keep your family in my heart and send my love.

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  91. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know you two will fight this battle together and your feisty spirit will serve you well! I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way for strength and healing. xoxoxo my friend...

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  92. I'm so sorry! What horrible news to get anytime, but especially at the holidays.
    Brenda

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  93. Your family will be in my prayers. God is still in the healing business!

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  94. I am so very sorry to hear this, Diana. I have been praying that John would not be facing cancer again, and I will continue to pray for an easy and quick cure. I am praying for all of you. Although you might not feel like it or have time for it, just remember the great support system you have here in blogland. As far as your "sassy-self," I think you will need it in its entirety.

    I wish you a truly Merry Christmas and a much happier 2016......2015 has pretty much "sucked," to be blunt, and a lot of people are ready to kick it to the curb.

    Sending warm hugs from Arizona!
    Carol

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  95. I am saddened by this news as well I know you, your family and friends are. Prayers and healing thoughts as you fight your way through this. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. xoxo

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  96. I am so sorry to hear this news. I will pray for your family. Sending my love.

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  97. I am so sorry to hear this news. I will pray for your family. Sending my love.

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  98. You know I'll be praying, Diana. It's a scary thing, but we'll be trusting God to show Himself mighty on your Hero's behalf. I'm thinking of you all. ((Hugs))

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  99. Oh Diana you poor sweet woman I will of course be keeping you and your hero in my prayers. Big hugs from NY xoxo

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  100. Oh, Dear Diana! Here you have been standing beside me and praying for our little Carter and your heart was heavy with this diagnosis! I'm so sorry but know I'll certainly be praying for your Hero and your family. Trusting God to take care of him.
    Sending love,
    Shelia ;)

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  101. So, so sorry to hear that you have had this news, both of you. I know you'll fight, you will be strong.
    There's so much love to support you...I will pray for healing for successful treatment.
    Much love xx

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  102. Keep your chin up, my hubby had prostate cancer and is now cured. I will pray for yours.

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  103. Diana, I'm so sorry! This is never a word we want to hear. I will have you, John and your family in my thoughts and prayers! You are one special lady and friend to so many- just know your friends around the world are praying for your hero's recovery! We serve a miracle working God! Love and hugs! Betsy

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  104. oh Diana I am sending prayers your way for you all.

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  105. Dearest Diana, you all will certainly be in my prayers!

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  106. I am so sorry to hear of this!!! Prayers for you and your family. I hope it is curable and the treatments won't be too bad. As you say Cancer is a family affair. We have been going through it for 2 years now with mom. Caretaking is not easy (to put it mildly and I have help) but take it one step at a time. We have had very caring Drs through Preavea and also great nurses with hospice advantage. (Of course I hope he never gets to the point of needing hospice)!!! We will pray for a cure instead. Please God Let John (my hero) be cured!!!

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  107. You will all be in my prayers. Cancer just stinks. It's hard, I know. We just returned from my husband's mother's funeral. His sister that took such good care of her is now dealing with cancer with her husband. He has finished chemo and the doctors say he is remission but he still will have radiation. This started around Labor Day. It is non-hodgkins leukemia. I think that his progress has been good in such a shirt time. Hoping it goes well for your husband. Still stinks though. Sorry. Hugs and prayers.

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  108. Oh Diana, I am so sorry to hear this. Although I have not been around a lot lately I think of you and your sweet family often. Having lost my Daddy to cancer I can understand what you mean about it affecting the whole family. My heart aches for all of you but I have to trust that our precious Lord is still on the throne and he loves each and every one of us. I will be praying for you and Mr. Hero daily. We ARE Blessed to be able to say and celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas and lots of love coming your way. Ginger

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  109. Oh Diana, my heart hurts for you and your sweet family. Having been through cancer myself and with loved ones, I know the crushing blow it brings. I will be praying for you and for the very best outcome in all this. May you know the peace and comfort God has for you through this time of hardship. I think remaining your sassy self will be a blessing to your husband. Be encouraged. God is faithful. Xoxoxoxo and big strong hugs.

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  110. Very sad news indeed...You're right about it affecting the whole family..Hopefully it is contained and treatable..then everything will be fine..you will hear all kinds of stories..Every one is different..There are many types and many treatments for each one..I went thru it with my husband and we had 9 good years after a diagnosis that said he may have 2-3..I assume he has bowel cancer?..If it has been caught early enough , it is very treatable..I will keep you in my thoughts..and prayers

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  111. Diana....I hate the C word. I don't talk about our health problems much on social media, but we have been thru this too with my sweetheart. A routine checkup and bam...you get this news you never ever expected. But we (and I am talking about him and his caretaker (me) got thru it. People don't realize how hard it is on the caretaker.) I pray with all my heart that you and your sweetheart will kick this thing in the butt!

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  112. I'm glad you felt like sharing...I know it wasn't easy. With all these prayer warriors and more, we've got this!! God is on our side and we will all continue to bombard Heaven with good thoughts, prayers and strength for both of you. I pray that God and His angels will surround you both with peace.

    Much love my friend,
    Pat

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  113. Dear sweet friend, my prayers are going out to your husband, you and your family. You have been a prayer warrior for so many of us and your blog is a bright light and comforting shelter to everyone who visits. Diana you are a blessing to all of us and now as you can see by all these comments, you have a band of praying friends . . . we all love you and are here for you. God bless.
    Connie :)

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  114. Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family...blessings and tight hugs.

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  115. Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family...blessings and tight hugs.

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  116. I'm sorry to hear that, my dad died of lung cancer when I was seven. I hope he gets better.

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  117. So sorry, Diana. You and your hero will be in my prayers. God bless and keep you all. So many of my friend have beat cancer...even when the odds looked bad...I have faith he will to. Blessings, sweet friend. Praying you will have a memorable Christmas this year. xo

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  118. What a shock! I had been wondering about you, but thought it something different. There are no good words at a time like this, but know I care and pray it is not as bad as they think. There is never good time for this to happen, but at the holiday much worse. All of you dig deep for your inner strength and maybe Santa will bring better news. They have more to work with now than years ago. He will overcome it all.

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  119. Diana,

    You hang on to that sassiness girlfriend cause you will need it at times. I am sorry to hear this. I pray it was caught in a fairly early stage. Yes you need to take care of Hero but remember to take care of Diana also. When able anf if you want to some additional information would be nice. But it's YOUR blog and your decision what you tell us.
    Prayers, Carla

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  120. You and your family will be in my prayers for as long as this takes. I know prayer heals and I know cancer can be beat. Big Hugs and blessings to you..

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  121. Diana,

    You hang on to that sassiness girlfriend cause you will need it at times. I am sorry to hear this. I pray it was caught in a fairly early stage. Yes you need to take care of Hero but remember to take care of Diana also. When able anf if you want to some additional information would be nice. But it's YOUR blog and your decision what you tell us.
    Prayers, Carla

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  122. Yes, I will be praying for God's healing touch And for comfort and peace during these difficult days. Christmas love and hope to you.

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  123. Oh Diana I know this was so hard to write but just look at all the love and prayers coming your way! We are bombarding heaven for your HERO!! Stay sassy!

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  124. http://protons.com/?gclid=CL34vMHc18kCFYQ6aQodsU0DTA
    You should check out the Proton therapy for treatment. It works for many types of cancer and is seeing amazing results! I am praying for you all. I was saddened to hear this news. I have known many who have survived cancer. I hope this will be the same for your husband. Do keep us apprised. I will pray and pray and pray!!!

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  125. Oh Diana! I just felt my heart literally sink into my stomach! I am so SO sorry that Your Hero is facing this horrible disease! I know that with you by his side and all of us praying for him, miracles will happen and he will be whole again! I will pray for you, him and your family often! Merry Christmas, dear friend! Please keep us posted when you can ad hugs to Your Hero! Love ya! Leena

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  126. Hi Diana. I came from Susie's blog, but I've seen you on other's blogs all the time, and I've followed you off and on. I'm so, sooo sorry to hear this. I know there are a lot of people praying for you and your Hero. Please let us know what you find out. And I agree dear heart. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Cindy Bee

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  127. You have it, my friend. Prayers going out to our Lord for your husband.
    He will be in my constant prayers.
    As you take this blogging break, know that you and your family are and will be on our hearts.
    Take care of YOU as you take care of him.
    Sending you love and hugs....
    Jackie

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  128. Dear Diane,

    Prayers are being said for your Hero, you, your whole family and circle of friends. I know how this does effect everyone and will continue to hold you up!

    Sending many hopes for a Very Blessed Christmas,
    Love,
    Lily

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  129. Oh dear Diana, my heart and my prayers are with you and your hero! Unfortunately as you know, I know exactly what you are going through and we both know it won't be easy. Stay close to the Lord, hold on with all your might, he WILL bring you through. If you ever need to talk email me and I'll give you my number.
    Love, Teresa

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  130. Oh dear Diana, my heart and my prayers are with you and your hero! Unfortunately as you know, I know exactly what you are going through and we both know it won't be easy. Stay close to the Lord, hold on with all your might, he WILL bring you through. If you ever need to talk email me and I'll give you my number.
    Love, Teresa

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  131. My heart goes out to you and your husband. Sent up a prayer right away for him. Will miss reading your daily blogs but your husband is more important right now. A Merry Christmas to you and your family in spite of this. Nothing is impossible with God. Nancy

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  132. I am praying for healing for your hero and for comfort and strength for you both. "For I will restore your health to you and I will heal your wounds" says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17 And Merry Christmas for you two in this difficult time.

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  133. Diana,
    You know I will be praying for your husband and for you and for all the family. xx
    Please tell your hubby that I still think of him putting his shorts in the microwave and YOU, you funny lady, photographing them and putting that on your blog! I just looked up read the comment from Terra, I will echo that if I may, "comfort and strength" for you both. xxx

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  134. Diana,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, especially Monday and Tuesday!
    Big Hugs, Kimberley

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  135. Diana
    I have been reading your wonderful blog for over a year now, and have never left a comment. I too have three beautiful granddaughters and a house full of glitter, and you always make me laugh. I am so sorry you got such awful news, I pray you and your Hero and all your family have the strength to see this thru. May
    God hold all of you close. We will keep you in our prayers
    Ruth

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  136. I am so sorry to read this! But he is strong and we all know that you are tenacious and strong and batty enough to outwit cancer. Sending my absolute best to you and your family. Merry Christmas! We'll be back to giggling soon! If times get tough and you need a laugh, just think about my love life.

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  137. Diana, you know how I feel about you and all your craziness and the sane you too! I am so sorry to hear the news that no one ever wants to hear but we have all had our share of this in our lives and I will think of you and Your Hero (mine too because he at least has the sense to wear suspenders!) and say many prayers for your whole family. Take care, and I know he has the best care giver and it will all be OK..You are from strong stock and this will carry you through..Love, Judy

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  138. Diana!
    My prayers are going up in Jesus name for your Hero and you and your family ...
    I know you will keep us posted.
    Stay close with the Lord walking beside him and hold his hand while he carries y'all through this.
    Grace and Peace...

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  139. Dear Diana ~ Love, hugs, & prayers for you, Your Hero and your family at this time.

    Jesus is constantly with you, He is your strength when you are weak, He gives you peace that passes all understanding.

    You have a loving, caring blogging community of friends supporting you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    FlowerLdy

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  140. Oh,no, Diana! I am so very sorry to hear these news. I will keep your whole family in my prayers. Please, let us know as you find out more information. XOXO Maria

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  141. Hello Diana, my name is Karen. I have visited several times but never commented (as I just this Fall started a Google acct & blog) I read the prayer request on Celestia Marie's blog~
    My prayers are with John and all of you; as you said - it affects the whole family~ May the peace of God rule in your hearts and minds always! When I came over and saw all these comments (they just kept going and going...! I had to smile and rest assured the 'heavens' are being bombarded with prayers~
    Wishing you god's blessings at Christmas and always, Karen O in CO

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    1. I should have previewed this! It did not capitalize God on my last line. (I've noticed that before, it changes the G to g sometimes : ( and I don't see it.
      I always want to give proper respect to His name~ KO

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  142. Oh, Diana! I am so sad at this news. I promise you I will pray for your Hero and for you and your family. Such a good man, husband, and father. So very, very sorry for this. Take care and you will be in my daily thoughts and prayers.

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  143. My husband and I are both praying. We are praying for healing and for the strength you'll need to get through the healing process. I know it's scary but you are both so strong spiritually that you'll know where to turn and you'll be comforted and blessed. Sending lots of hugs to you both my friend, Diane and Ron

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  144. Dearest Diana,my heart goes out to you right now my friend. It seems as though cancer has become a plague here in America.
    From all you've been through in your life, I know you are a warrior and since your hubby has been with you for so many years, he must have a strong will, so between the two of you I know you'll kick this horrid disease to the curb. I have a good friend here who is walking this path right now. Please know I'll be lifting your man up in prayer and asking for healing, wisdom for the Dr.'s and peace as you go through this. Feel free to email me any specific requests. Love you girl!
    Noreen

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  145. HI Diana, I have just said a prayer for your John and for you. I certainly know what you are going through. My late beloved battled prostate cancer for almost eight years. Prayers, love and hugs are sent to you. God bless you!

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  146. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry that your hero is having to face this enemy. Of course I will pray for him, and for you, and we know that God not only hears but answers our prayers! Both of you also have such a strong circle of support among your amazing big family and I know they will be uplifting you in every way. And there is no doubt that your blog friends will keep your name in their prayers and hearts because there is so much love for you--and for your hero! After all, we feel like we know him too!

    Take care of yourself too, Diana. I know you will be taking care of your guy!

    Much love sent to both of you,
    Dewena

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  147. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this Diana! I just popped over to visit you after being away from Blogland for a bit and to see this... my heart aches for you and your family. I'll be saying prayers and hoping to God that he overcomes this.

    Many hugs and much love,
    rue

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  148. Diana, you will be in my prayers and I will light a Novena candle for you and "My Hero."
    The treatments for cancer are so wonderful these days, and I know you will see positive results throughout this horrid ordeal. Make certain he has very HIGH HIGH protein drinks, like EAS MYOPLEX, a couple a day, as protein heals the body. And, as the treatments may cause loss of appetite these drinks will make up for lack of food. I've been through this with a dear dear friend who had no other woman in his life, and I know for certain how much this helps. The main thing is to be POSITIVE, both of you. Please keep your friends updated from time-to-time. Sending love....

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  149. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this. Will definitely keep your whole family in my daily prayers. Also praying to guide the doctors' hands to give him the best care possible and make all the right decisions for him. Keep us posted. Lots of love and hugs to you! xoxo

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  150. Praying for you and your family. Today at Mass, the homily was about being joyful. So happy to see that you are being yourself and joyful. Your hero will need your joy and your sassiness. Merry Christmas and a great big HUG...

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  151. Diana, I most definitely will keep your hero and your family in my prayers.

    Merry Christmas to you also, dear one.

    xo
    Barb

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  152. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping by Summer this will be a thing of the past. Good luck and God bless.

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  153. Diana... I feel terrible for you. I will keep you in my prayers and and light a candle for you in church. God bless.

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  154. Diana, I am just looking at the out pour of love for you and your Hero. You are not alone in this because your prayer warriors are at work. I've been down this very road with my son so I know how difficult it can be. Please take good care of yourself and lean on others for help when you need it. Just know that I will be here for you and God Bless you and your family.
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  155. Prayers WORK.....diagnosed with the little c in June. Remission in October. Will be praying for your Hero and there is a wonderful journey ahead. Try not to be afraid. God has a plan.

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  156. Prayers for you and your hero, Diana. Keep us posted. :)

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  157. Diana, I have connected to the prayer chain of blogging sisters and will keep you and your hubby, as well as friends and family in my prayers.

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  158. Diana, my heart breaks for you all; you'll be in my prayers.

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  159. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God bless!!!

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  160. Diana, I know we are only acquaintances (and you may not even know me at all, but I recognize you through fellow bloggers), but I want you to know you are being raised into the awareness of many like me. The circle of prayer just got a little bigger, and I will keep your Hero, you and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers from now on. Be your sassy self, and advocate hard for your Hero. Take notes, take names, and kick cancer's butt!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  161. You have always been so faithful to ask and pray for others. I am so glad you are allowing us the same privilege to pray for you and your husband.

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  162. I am so sorry! I don't understand why these things happen. I know you have prayed for my son many times and I of course will do the same for you!! You also have a friend in me to e-mail, text or call anytime. I know my situation is different but I know the fear involved with taking care of loved one with a medical issue.It can be a lot of anxiety,exhaustion and helpless feelings involved but you can focus on the good days and let people help you. Take the meals, prayers and friendships. Most of all you will have a renewed faith in this trial. God knows the story, the outcome and the journey. It is a trusting time, and it's okay to be flat out angry but you will need your faith and Gods love. Love you!!! Katie

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  163. Diana I am praying. I will be taking a break from blogging too so that I can give more of my time to prayer. Please know that you can email me with any specific prayer requests or anything. Much love to you, your hero and beautiful family. Merry Christmas xo Kerrie
    Phil 4:5-7

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  164. Diana, I hardly know what to say. We have been through this. I had breast cancer back in 2004-2005. Did everything...chemo drugs, surgery, more chemo and the radiation. It was exhausting. And I felt awful most of the time. My hubby didn't know what to do because it wasn't something he could 'fix'. Guys are like that. I just needed him to be there. That was all. That was enough.

    I know this can be a scary thing. And I also know that with Heavenly Father's help we can get through anything no matter what. He is there. He knows you . He knows your husband. He knows the best way to help. We usually doesn't take away the situation or trouble that we are dealing with, HE does make our burden lighter and us stronger so that we can handle them. I pray this for you and your family. We are all here for you. Please do let us know how things are going.

    Take care, Janet W ((( BIG HUGS)))






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  165. Saying prayers for your hubby, you, and your family.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  166. Diana you are so right, Cancer is a whole family thing. I am so sorry your family is facing this and I will also be praying for your husband and the rest of your family as well. Hugs, sweet lady!

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  167. Love and prayers, Diana! Will keep you and your hero in my prayers!!

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  168. Diana, I am just now finding out about your post about your sweet husband. Of course, I will hold you in prayer. Cancer is beatable and I will pray that your HERO will beat it, hands down! Sending you much love....Becky

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  169. Love and prayers sending your way.

    Kathy

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  170. I am sending you prayers and love, Diana. I am so sorry to hear about the diagnosis. xo Laura

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  171. Diana,
    I saw the title and "NO" came out of my mouth! You're right, it affects the whole the whole family. My heart goes out to you all as you fight this battle. Please know, you will not be alone - we will be lifting you all up in prayer daily. I am praying for the best case scenario. I am truly sorry you all have to go through this. My heart aches for you. Praying for strength to endure, peace and trust in the One who holds each of us, and encouragement for each day. Much love,
    Cecilia

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  172. I'm very sorry that you and your family have to face this challenge. While we may be out of touch for a bit, you will not be out of my thoughts and prayers for a minute.

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  173. Diana,
    None of us ever are prepared to face challenges like this...we will be lifting your hero up in prayer for healing and you and your entire family for the strength you will need during this battle. Peace be with you dear.
    xo Karen

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  174. Diana, I'm so very sorry you and your family has to go through this horrible disease. I will be sending tons of prayers your way. I know this will be a tough time for you all. Hold each other a little closer and listen and don't be afraid to ask for help and a million questions. Try to always have two sets of ears with doctor visits. It helps, what one may hear the other may miss by being overwhelmed. You may notice by now I have been down this road a time or two with family of my own. I'll being saying many prayers. Hang in there, you are strong.

    Cindy

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  175. My dear, dear sweet friend. You have my prayers and your sweet husband has my prayers. I am so thankful that God is our source and our strength. Without Him, this diagnosis would seem overwhelming. And yet we know that God is bigger than any diagnosis, bigger than any battle. The battle is the Lord's. Know that I am praying DAILY for you and your husband. I am praying for peace and strength, and I am praying for healing in Jesus name. Please feel free to shoot me an e-mail anytime you have a specific prayer request and I'm on it. Tell your husband to not look left or right, but to keep his eyes on Jesus. He will never, ever fail. Hugs.

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  176. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way! Please email me his full name so I can put his name in with our school's daily intentions in chapel. Love you. xo

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  177. So sorry to read this, Diana. You and your wonderful family will be in my thoughts and prayers. xo

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  178. Diana, I am so sorry to hear this news. I understand how scary that diagnosis is, but I also know that your outlook is important. Keep your positive outlook as strong as you can, keep your wonderful family close in person and in spirit when they can't be there and hold your hubby's hand as he walks through this. I'll pray for him as well (and all of you.)

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  179. Will keep you and family in my prayers, Diana! Your Hero has the best caretaker he could possibly need...that's you!! You have always been there for others needing prayer and now we will be there for you, dear Friend! Take care of yourself so you can care for your Hero as the demands will be great I'm sure. It's wonderful that you all have a strong faith to carry you through this trial that God has entrusted to you.
    Mary Alice

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  180. Diana, I'm popping over from Kris's blog just to say that I'm sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.

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  181. Dearest Diana, my goodness what a shock to read of the difficult "C" word that your family is facing right now! I have stopped to pray right now, and will continue to pray, that the doctors will be able to remove and get all the cancer, and that healing will come for your Hero in Jesus name with many more wonderful years with his family! Please do keep us posted, and I will continue praying for a healing work in your sweet husband's body in Jesus name!

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  182. Dear Diana,
    I have been praying. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Sending lots of hugs your way.
    Love, Carla

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  183. I am visiting from Sherry's blog, Thrift My House. I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news. You are correct in that cancer affects everyone in the family. I will be praying for your family.

    Hugs and Prayers, Vicky

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  184. Diana, Sending hugs and prayers to you and your hero. May God give you strength at this challenging time.
    Hugs, Jody

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  185. Thinking and praying for you and your family, sweet Diana.

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  186. My sweet Diana, this news gives me a whole different look at Christmas this year. You and your have been through so much and to think that you and your family are dealing with your life support being ill. There are just know words to give you other than I will keep you all in my prayers and will hold a pray circle for you. Hold on to hold my dear friend and know that the sweet Savior atoned for these things and so understands your hurt. Sending healing blessing your way. XX Jo

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  187. Lots of love and healing thoughts being sent your way along with wishes for the best doctors you can find while you're battling this disease. I know how it feels to watch the world gear up for Christmas while you feel nothing is normal and life seems surreal. (((Hugs)))

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  188. Came over from Thrift My House...Prayers and blessing for your HERO,you
    and your family.

    M : )

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  189. Oh my goodness Diana, I am so so sorry to hear this. I'll pray for healing and positive thoughts your way...I fear that we may be facing the same thing.....Take care, sweet friend. Continue to be sassy for you and your hero.

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  190. Dear Diana, I am so sorry to read the news about your Hero. I will be praying for him and for you, too, as you both go through this trial. Love and hugs, Cheryl

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  191. Oh my gosh diana... I never expected this....hang in there my friend! Keep us posted as time allows but of course your first focus right noe must be your hero and your family. We understand. Thoughts and prayers are surrounding yall. Never give up. If you need to talk you can call me anytime ok

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  192. Dear Diana, I am truly sorry to read your words here about your Hero! It is however, great to see how many have come here to comment and surround you and your family in prayer or send words of support. May strength be yours and especially your Hero's, as days go by and we keep you in prayer and in our hearts! Merry Christmas and in great hope we wait to hear better news for the New Year! Sending you a Big hug dear friend!<3

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