Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, December 18, 2015

MEDICAL UPDATE on My Hero- #1

I will do an update
without going into too much detail today.
There is much to tell you but I want
to get a basic post out there to
keep you all in the loop.

MyHero was admitted to the ICU 
with a massive infection in the area 
of the mass on his neck
on Monday night.
The mass is on the left side but
I thought I would spare you that.
You can see the swelling is already
coming down around and is under 
his neck-moving now to his right side.
He has been moved from ICU to 
the medical floor and will be 
in the hospital until the middle of next week.
He is off oxygen 
and able to eat soft food 
for the first time
in about 8 days!
Notice his arm?
To put it in simple terms- 
the IV dislodged 
and his arm filled with saline solution.
Just a minor "tick" in the world of medicine..
painful but not harmful. 

We have been praying for a miracle.
Did we get one?
Maybe- in a sense we did.

The Drs. all thought the huge mass on 
his neck was cancer growing at a super rapid pace.
It IS growing fast but a large part of the mass
was infection.

Another "miracle"?
The PET scan.
The Drs. warned us that the PET scan  
"could" light John up 
(like a Christmas tree-)
that his body was most likely 
FULL OF CANCER.

There is NO OTHER CANCER,
that they can see,
in his body.

They could not believe that.
Neither can we.
The cancer team went from
"cautious approach for long-term success
and possible pallative care"
to 
YOU CAN BEAT THIS WITH
AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT.

So, that is what we are going to do.
We are going to hit the ground and 
run hard.
He will have 37 radiation treatments-
5 days a week for 7 weeks+.
We can do this!

We need to get this infection under control
so we can move forward into treatment.
Praying for another little miracle there.

I was going to close the comments
but started getting them anyway-
lol- so I am opening them up again.
(you guys---shheeesshhh--
you can find me no matter where I am)

I will keep you all posted 
as we move along.
Thank you so much for all the prayers
and good thoughts.
I am overwhelmed and so is
MyHero.

Just so you know- 
We have had 
ALL THE DOCTORS LAUGHING
 at one point or another.
THAT is another small MIRACLE!
There is not a lot of laughter
on these floors.

Have a blessed week leading up to Christmas!
My super kids are picking up all the pieces
to make Christmas special for all of us-
shopping, cooking, baking,
wrapping gifts and doing it ALL!
What a blessing!!
In spite of all of this pain and angst-
we are blessed!

Love you all-Thanks again!

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153 comments:

  1. Diana it is the best news and prayers are being answered. Many more will be lifted for John and you in the days ahead. I pray the next 7 weeks goes by quick once the treatments begin. Wishing you many blessings and love to all your kids taking on Christmas to make it special for you all. They are the best.
    God Bless and Merry Christmas. Love to you,xo

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  2. I am thanking God for all the miracles you have experienced, Diana. You and your Hero are in my prayers, dear one. You can do this! Hang in there sweet friend!!! xoxo ♥

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  3. Dear Dians, I am so thankful for this Christmas Miracle... Praying daily and will continue till we have another great report! God Bless you and your family! Much Love, Roxy

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  4. Hello dear friend, We continue to pray and we are thankful for this bit of good news among the difficult news you have shared. We carry you in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for the update. xoxo

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  5. Great news Diana! Continued prayers for your hero. I know you bring joy no matter where you are. Merry Christmas!

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  6. This is indeed answered prayer. I am so glad to know that the cancer has not spread.
    Continued prayers for your dear husband.
    I'm happy that he is able to eat soft food.
    Take care of you as you take care of him. Sending you love...
    Jackie

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  7. Dear Diana, We are still praying for a miracle for you and your other half. I will keep saying prayers and sending you some long distance hugs. It is hard when you have health issues here at the holidays, but family all pulls together. Just like the family has become my transportation. Take care. Hugs and prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  8. So thankful for your miracles! Still keeping him in my prayers and Mama added him to hers.

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  9. That is great news! The prayers will keep coming your way!

    ~Trisha

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  10. I've never been so glad to hear such good news..Yes, I do believe ya'll can do this....xoxo

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  11. My dearest friend, you have experienced TWO MIRACLES with your hero! I will pray so he can continue been blessed with some more miracles. He looks good and even strong to me. I'm sure he'll beat this health challenge with your help and strength God always somehow gives us women.
    I will pray hard for your hubby and I know HE will cure him, as I have so much fate in my Lord Jesus Christ.
    Sending you a big hug sweet friend and keep it there, as strong as you are.
    Love,
    FABBY

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  12. Thanks for the update! We all will continue to hold your hubs, you and your entire family in prayer. Hugs sweetie...

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  13. Those doctors never should have mentioned "it would light him up like a Christmas tree." That is very unprofessional and that obviously turned out not to be the truth. They are supposed to be positive, not scare you. I am so sorry. Will be thinking of you both.
    Brenda

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  14. Darling friend, thanks for letting us leave comments of love and support. The treatment will be hard, as you said, and the results will be beautiful, I believe. I had a medical procedure recently and told the doctor I have prayer warriors praying, I think good doctors like to know that. You two are surrounded in prayer.

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  15. Praise to be to God on High!

    This is REALLY GREAT news, love.

    Hugs to you and yours! ♥♥♥

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  16. PRAISE GOD!!!! So glad to hear the GREAT news!! Sending a super big hug to you both and take care.♥♥♥♥

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  17. You are all in my prayers and apparently all our prayers are being heard. Try and have a Merry Christmas and let the rest of us pray and worry for you.

    Patty

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  18. Praying for y'all and I appreciate your taking the time for an update!

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  19. So glad to get an update. Have been thinking of you. Sometimes doctor makes mistake. He has a higher power looking on him to. You both take care and may your Christmas turn out a little brighter.

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  20. Happy to read the positive news and continue to keep you in thought and prayer. There is no doubt in my mind that you would spread laughter where every you are, Diana. ;-)

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  21. Diana,
    You really have to know how much I have praying for your husband and for you. And this news from you, well, I think that it just goes to show that the doctors like to prepare you for the worst, so you really have to wait a while to know what it is that is REALLY going on with the patient!!
    I know you are busy but I have to tell you this...my sister was told that she had had a heart attack.
    Did she panic? Was she worried or concerned? NO! She simply said, "Well, you better go back and check your records, that's wrong!" And guess what, she was RIGHT! She had NOT had a heart attack, they had made a mistake! Hang in there! Don't forget your prayer warriors! xx Love, Kay P.S. I bet the doctors and nurses love you both for your laughter and positive vibes.

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  22. Thanks be to God for these miracles, and the love and the laughter, and the family taking care of family and you and your hero. May the Lord bless and keep you all and may His healing power flow through your hero in a mighty way as you fight this thing. Xoxoxo, love you, Connie

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  23. Oh Diana, what joy filled my heart to see this post, and hear that John is doing so well in spite of so many scares! That is just what the Lord does, brings us joy and laughter in those difficult moments, and that helps us through the scary times! I can only imagine the stories you will have to tell us one day when you have time... wherever you are, there are smiles abounding, and I know this situation is no different! I am giving PRAISE to the LORD for the amazing reports that you are getting, and will continue to stand with you and believe that John will be completely healed of this cancer when his radiation treatments are done! Your family is such a treasure, stepping up to take care of things while this is happening. Diana, please know that your entire family are in our prayers, and we are standing and believing with you for more miracles, and more disbelief on the doctor's faces when the miraculous keeps happening! Keep everyone laughing girl... laughter truly is the best medicine. Love you so much!

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  24. Thank you so much for taking the time to update us! I sent you an email earlier today. :) There is great power in collective prayer and the PET scan is evidence. God can do what Drs can't! We're all here supporting you and I'm so glad your kids have stepped up and handling Christmas for you...that's awesome!!

    Glad you're both laughing ~ that helps in healing too.
    xo
    Pat

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  25. Continuing to believe for more miracles and complete healing with treatment. You are Both in my prayers daily!!! Love to you, Cindy

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  26. Diana, I have been praying and will continue. Thanks for the update....God bless you both.

    Barb

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  27. I am continuing to pray for more miracles throughout the treatment! Thank God for the ones you have already received. How wonderful to have so much support from your kids...have a blessed Christmas!

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  28. So happy to hear this great news Diana. The prayer warriors are at their best. Hugs.
    Kris

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  29. This is very good news and I am continuing to pray for complete healing, dear Diana. So wonderful to hear how your family is pulling together to give you a lovely Christmas. I am not surprised about the laughing doctors :) Hugs xo Karen

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  30. I hope to see the day where nobody suffers from cancer ever again.

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  31. Oh Diana...what a Christmas blessing indeed for these little miracles for your hubby! I'm praying constantly and looking forward to his progress report as you post.
    May you be richly blessed this Christmas season and for the New Year as well!♡
    Hugs to you,
    Amy

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  32. Oh Diana...what a Christmas blessing indeed for these little miracles for your hubby! I'm praying constantly and looking forward to his progress report as you post.
    May you be richly blessed this Christmas season and for the New Year as well!♡
    Hugs to you,
    Amy

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  33. So happy to hear this, Diana! Thanks be to God that the doctors were wrong! A much happier Christmas for your family, I'm sure! Your hero looks much, much better in that most recent pic! We'll continue to pray y'all through the radiation treatments. Please continue to update us so we can know how to pray! Hugs and love and a Merry Christmas to you dear lady!

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  34. A Christmas Blessing for sure!! Keeping both of you in my prayer and your whole family too.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  35. I'm so thankful to read this, Diana! You're right, you can do this! We're pulling for your husband and will keep the prayers going daily.

    And I knew those kids of yours would be powerhouses of care!

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  36. Such good news, Diana. I'm praying and believing all will turn out well!

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  37. This is such wonderful news Diana, as my dearest and I have been praying daily for your Hero and his healing. He looks very handsome in his hospital bed. We will continue to pray that the radiation treatment and God's hand completely takes care of this old ugly cancer. How wonderful that your kids are picking up the ball to make your Christmas much easier. Sending so much love and hugs and prayers from me and my dearest to you and yours.

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  38. Terrific news, Diana! I will continue to pray for your Hero and that the news continues to be good. Thanks for the update. Take care of yourself, too! Hugs, Cheryl

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  39. Oh Diana, thank you so much for the update - we all celebrate the good news, and continue to pray for miracles for your sweet hero. Besides the power of prayer, I know you know laughter is some of the best medicine out there! Keeping you and your family in ny thoughts and prayers. Jane

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  41. Oh Diana, you and your husband are going through so much right now. But this is good news for your husband. I will continue to pray, my dear. May God be with you and your family during this time, Diana. They are all wonderful helping out with everything.

    Sending my love to you this Christmas.

    ~Sheri

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  42. Hi Diana,
    Sigh, I was thinking about you tonight and came by to see if there was any updates and I was so happy to hear that there is positive now! It will be a fight, like you said...but your husband can beat this!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you friend, and I am thinking about you lots and lots!
    Big Hugs to you!!
    Kimberley

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  43. Much love and many prayers.....

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  44. Oh wow...what great news!! Will keep praying and sending you guys positive thoughts and love. Merry, merry Christmas my friend. xo

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  45. Still praying for you guys...your hero is fighting a hard battle but sounds like the news is going in the right direction. {{hugs}}

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  46. What great news and a relief. Pet scans are great and I believe almost anyone should have one done. The cancer does light up. That's how they found my thyroid cancer, the same time they found the ovarian cancer 2 years ago. I pray he is strong and will come through this strong. Radiation 7 days a week is a burden, but if it works, then it is all worth it. Hang in there and enjoy the Christmas season. XO

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  47. Thanks be to God! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers...I have a LONG drive ahead of me this weekend so I'll have extra time to pray. :-) Bless you!

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  48. Of Diana, I am so happy for you and hubby! Heaven is so close to earth this time of year. Big or small miracles are always in our life. So happy that you can discern them. xx Jo

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  49. This is wonderful news! The entire congregation of my church is praying for your Hero and you too! God is so good. We will continue to pray for healing.

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  50. Miracles do happen and God is holding you both in the palm of His hand. Wish I were there to give you a big old hug. You and your Hero are strong in every sense of the word, and you DO have this! Prayers are being sent up from Chicago, and for what it's worth I know God LOVES Chicago! Hang in there. We are all with you. xoKathleen

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  51. Good news! You and your whole family are in my prayers!

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  52. Dianna,
    Yes, miracles do happpen , my friend!! Attitude can play a big part in those miracles too. As a staff nurse for 37 years, I have seen it happen to those who have a good attitude. I know this can get you all down but please rememeber that you can work hard and beat this beast!! Wishing you the merriest Christmas you can have. Hey! You have already gotten better news, right??? And no other cancer is such a blessing!!
    Many Hugs to you,
    Deb

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  53. Keep the laughter going, Diana - that may be the best medicine. Thank you for taking the time to give us an update - I'm sure it's not easy. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers!

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  54. oh my gosh,, thank you for updating,, things sound very promising,, he will beat this,, of course you made everyone laugh you are a smile maker ,,, take care,, we keep you all in our prayers,,

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  55. Sending up prayers for your husband, family and doctors and nurses.

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  56. That is wonderful news. As difficult as it all is, keeping your sense of humor will help. Hopefully, your hero will be home for Christmas and the love from your family will add to that healing. Radiation treatment will start in my family also in January and hopefully in eight or nine weeks, life will be better for us all.

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  57. May the good lord bless you all. This indeed is very good news...prayers are being heard. Bigs hugs and many blessings for your Christmas!

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  58. Thank you for the update and we'll continue to pray ! :)

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  59. Thank you sweet lady Di for up dates for your Hero. Keeping humor flowing is the way to do it.And having Drs included is really a miracle. Love you and your family.
    Give your hero a big hug from Us Canadians. Only a gentle hug. We love your Hero. And prayer becomes miracles with us all in one accord. May the Lord give you a nice Christmas and your Grands. Pray life will be one happy Laughs at Christmas for hero. He can join in as well. Off I go and get dressed. Company coming for 11. o'clock Lunch. Sid made his special Pea soup as our best friends love his soup. Then dessert after with strong coffee and laughter to join us. Then present exchange. Then off we go next Thursday to our family. Melissa is singing at the church with brother Christmas Eve. Have been to two Christmas fun times at the Apt here. A happy lot of wonderful caring people. The best move we decided to make. Merry Christmas Di xxoo.

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  60. You have an amazing attitude Diana, but of course, you're right...you can, and WILL , do this! If laughter is indeed the best medicine, your hero is getting the best care in the possible ;).

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  61. God is our great Physician. Praises to Him for the healing He has already given!

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  62. I have been checking your blog every day and thinking of you and your family every day. I am so very very happy to hear your positive news. Hang in there!!! -Jenn

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  63. Oh, Diana, what a blessing you have received - hope is an incredible gift!! Hugs to you and your hero - keeping you both in my prayers. xoxo

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  64. words can't express how much my heart is with you.. prayers will continue as will meditations for a total healing. Candles will be lit for your hero by me and many others at midnight mass on Christmas eve.
    I am a firm believer in Miracles, as I have experienced several myself and have not a doubt about them.

    Praying without Ceasing
    Sonny

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  65. God's mercy...
    plain
    and
    simple.

    He hears our prayers. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers.

    Much love....

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  66. My Dear Friend, so glad to hear an update.
    So sorry he is in the hospital, but so glad to hear that it is a realistic fight!
    Prayers continue....love to all...
    Merry, Merry Christmas!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  67. Oh, My Darlin' Dear!

    What a relief to hear such wonderful news, and to have such a great support group all around you! I've been sending you my very best thoughts and many tiny moments of prayer in this busy, frantic week of Grands in the house.

    Must hurry, but am sending you great wishes for such ease of mind and sweet rest from all the worry for you both. God bless those healing hands, all your wonderful supportive family and friends, and both of you in this time of work and caring and healing.

    love and,

    rachel

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  68. I am SO glad to hear of your miracles, Diana! They are miracles indeed! You guys have been in the forefront of my thoughts and prayers, and I am SO happy to hear your good news! I will be praying that the infection goes away so that your Hero can get on with his treatments. And that he'll be able to come home in time for Christmas. We just got home late last night and Celestina mentioned you did a post.
    Love you lots!
    Donna

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  69. Bless his heart! I'm so glad to get an update. I can only imagine how difficult this has been on all of you. I hate knowing he will be in the hospital on Christmas Day!! Such good news that his mass is partly fluid and not all cancer. So glad to hear that it hasn't spread either! As long as there is hope you have something to hang on to. Thank goodness for your kids taking over and bringing you a good Christmas as well. Where would we be without our kids?! Thinking of you this week and hope you will have a blessed Christmas and more good health news next week.

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  70. Continuing to pray for your hero, you and your family. Will he be home for Christmas? Hero has the greatest gift...you right beside him .

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  71. Such great news! I told you that rainbow was a good sign. :) Continuing to pray for all of you. xoxo

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  72. Diana,
    My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your hero. A miracle yes, isolated and in one place is a true blessing considering what could of shown in the scan. As you go through this day by day may strength and blessings guide you. Always in my prayers I send you, your hero and family love.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  73. I am so glad that things are not as bad as everyone thought - miracles do happen!

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  74. Diana, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you both. As you know, my scans came back all clear this year. And, after a scare so did Brooke's. We have seen Him work in our midst and know he works in all circumstances for the good of those who love Him. We have been witnesses to many miracles taking place even today, and we will pray for yet another one. When so many come together to pray great things happen. So thankful for your sweet kiddos devotion to you both, and their helpfulness...will be praying for them as well. Love you sweet friend! And, I am going to say it despite the circumstances...Merry Christmas!

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  75. Diana, it is so good to hear some good news in all of this! Praise God for his blessings to us! Continuing to keep you guys in our prayers. I'll say another little prayer for YourHero too, that he won't kill his wife for taking all these hospital photos of him. :-) Many blessings on you two. So wonderful to have family, isn't it! And God still does miracles... xoxo

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  76. oh...so the card I sent out today may not be relevant in parts, but...and I'm just hoping it will get to you guys. I had lost your address so I tracked you down via Google. I even had to read the minutes about a meeting re. trees in the park to find it! LOL

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  77. OMG, I am so glad I missed the first post and just came in on the one with good news! Well, OK not great but, I guess you have to get really bad news to appreciate the not so bad news and actually good news. Since it has not spread you guys are in GREAT shape (Said this old nurse) give it all you got, hit it with all guns firing and you will lick this thing. Stopping right now to say a prayer for strength. love and of course laughter!!!

    Carol

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  78. Diana...oh what wonderful news! Yes, there are miracles everyday and it sounds like you guys are seeing one!! smile.... My prayers continue you both!

    Blessings
    Gert

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  79. Diana, this is great news, and I know you guys will come out OK. The radiation seems difficult having to go 5 days a week, but it's the only way. Don't let him skip a treatment. Big hug to both of you...

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  80. Amazing! You can do this and when you think you can't remember that God will carry you. Bless those kiddos of yours for hopping in and making Christmas happen. Sending love and prayers.

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  81. I am so glad to hear it is infection and not a huge fast growing mass. Also glad he went from ICU to a medical floor. That is always a good thing.
    I know all those trips in for radiation treatment sound like a lot but I am praying for you all through this. Thank you for the update and allowing us to comment. Sometimes some of the best medicine is the prayers and good thoughts from family and friends.

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  82. Dear Diana, thank you so much for the update on your husband. I am praying for him every day and for you to keep strong through all this. I am so very sad that this had to happen to such a wonderful man. I will keep on praying as long as needed, Diana! Please take care and God bless your wonderful family. The Lord loves you, Diana, I know that for sure. I have always thought that you are such a special person. You are in my thoughts, you and your husband. Hang in there. You are not alone. Many people carry you in their hearts as you have carried them in yours. I do believe in miraculous healings. Absolutely!

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  83. Sweetest Diana, Yes, miracles do exist....and many more to come your way! You and your Hero keep laughing....hugs and prayers, Roxie

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  84. Great news! I am so happy for you. It sounds like only one area needs to be adressed. That is wonderful news. I clean in the diagnostic area of a local hospital (PET, CT, X-ray, ultra sound etc.). I will pray for your family that more miracles come your way. Scary times, but just remember that you have family and friends who love you.

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  85. Praying, praising and sending you love,
    Lily

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  86. I think you already know how I feel.....keep positive, gather your cheerleaders, and keep on praying! How wonderful that there is no other cancer. You can count on me to be one of yours & John's cheerleaders, and I will be praying for both of you.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  87. In light of his situation this is great news!.....My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Hero....You are blessed with so many friends and family who love and support you through this most difficult time. Thanks for the update!

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  88. Such good news, despite all the treatments ahead. Prayers for him and your family. xoxo Su

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  89. I'm still praying for you and your hero!!

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  90. The miracles are adding up! Praise the good Lord! Now for the best miracle of all...Complete Healing! Prayers for more wonderful Heaven sent miracles for your Hero. Prayers for you and the rest of your Hero's family to stay strong and the strength to see this to the miracles to come.

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  91. You have so been in my thoughts and prayers. Glad there was some positive news and the 2 of you can do this dear one. Continue prayers and hugs your way

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  92. You have so been in my thoughts and prayers. Glad there was some positive news and the 2 of you can do this dear one. Continue prayers and hugs your way

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  93. It is good news not to be anywhere else in his body! Radiation usually doesn't make you sick, does it? But not fun to do for sure. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers and at least enjoy you are together for the holidays, not at home, but together. May God keep you both safe!

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  94. That is good news. Still praying for you for more miracles. Merry Christmas to you!

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  95. I'm so happy for the good reports Diana. The radiation will be over with in the blink of an eye. I'm praying for complete healing for your HERO. Nothing is too hard for God!Don't forget to take care of yourself along the way.
    Love, Teresa

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  96. Oh, Diana! I've been off blogging so long that I had no idea! This does seem to be some good news from the doctors, and I hope the radiation will take care of all of it! Sending along my hugs, thoughts, and prayers for both you and your Hero! Blessings, Nellie

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  97. Oh, he looks so good in the second photo! You got your miracle and this next part will take some doing, but you guys can do this! Hey, John! You know you are blessed! Hang in there, I am hoping the really "fun" part is over. I hope you get to come home for Christmas. If not, that group of yours will be flooding that floor! Merry Christmas!

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  98. So glad that you both got more positive reports. I will be praying that your husband's infection is resolved and the treatments begin and are successful. Take care of yourself, let your family help out however they can. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and more good news as the days go on.
    Elizabeth

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  99. I am so glad you got much better news than you thought! I am sending good thoughts and prayers that the infection will soon be healed and treatment will do the rest!! xoxo
    PS Don't worry about responding! Take care of yourself, too! more xoxo

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  100. Thank you, thank you for updating us Diana. I have been praying like crazy for Hero and you. This is good news and I'm so glad to share in it. Yes, you can do this. God is with you. We are with you. Your kids are wonderful. But why wouldn't they be with fantastic parents like you two. Hugs and love and prayers ~ Nancy

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  101. Thank you for the update and praise God for this better news than you expected. I am not surprised that you have managed to make the doctors laugh! Merry Christmas to you and your dear hubby and all the family.

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  102. Hi my dear, I'm kinda reluctant to burden you with comments but I wanted you to know you still are in my prayers, for the infection to go, for the approach you are taking and of course for a complete all clear ( not underestimating the long journey of treatment that has to be made, it is so tough).
    Thank you for sharing this with us and your loveable humor -amazing! and honesty. You have my admiration.
    Blessings on yourHero. Blessings on you and your family, I will be thinking of you.
    Xx

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  103. I'm so excited what God is doing - and know, too the joy of finding that alot of what is seen on those "tests" is infection. 10 months ago, and after being diagnosed with lung cancer and mets to the liver...I was surprised and happy when the doctors announced that EVERYTHING seen on the "tests" was infection and there was no cancer in my husband's body. PTL for all of us! A month later, is when hubby decided to walk away from our home, our pups and me and never turn back...never a phone call...nothing. But God blessed me again, with a new life. I'm really living again after years of stuff I'd rather leave in the past. PTL!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  104. I'm so excited what God is doing - and know, too the joy of finding that alot of what is seen on those "tests" is infection. 10 months ago, and after being diagnosed with lung cancer and mets to the liver...I was surprised and happy when the doctors announced that EVERYTHING seen on the "tests" was infection and there was no cancer in my husband's body. PTL for all of us! A month later, is when hubby decided to walk away from our home, our pups and me and never turn back...never a phone call...nothing. But God blessed me again, with a new life. I'm really living again after years of stuff I'd rather leave in the past. PTL!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  105. The GREAT PHYSICIAN doesn't "work" in a hospital. He rules and reigns in heaven!!!! So thankful for the many miracles, and expecting many many more. To God be the glory! What a testimony your husband will be to the healing power of the living God! Praying for you too my friend! Blessings!

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  106. So glad you got some GOOD news and beating it is a very real outcome. Sending prayer and wishes for peace of mind and healing in the new year - xo

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  107. Hello,
    Thank you for the update. WOW, what great news. We will continue to pray. The POWER of PRAYER!
    Lots of love and Christmas HUGS to you and all,
    Carla

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  108. My thoughts, my heart and my prayers are with you both! Big hugs!! Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  109. Praise God! We will continue to lift your Hero and your entire family up in prayer. Stay strong in your faith and love on each other a lot during this wonderful time of year :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Karen

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  110. God is good. God Bless your family.

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  111. Oh Diana..this is all so scary..prayers for you and your hubby..(:)
    Praying for another little miracle...hugs,Patty

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  112. I'm so sorry to hear the news that your hubby is so sick, but happy to learn that he's feeling a little better! I will definitely keep him and your family in my prayers, in the days ahead. Hang in there!
    Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)

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  113. This is such good news although I'm sure he is very uncomfortable. It's amazing how doctors can think they are so right sometimes but they aren't. Their knowledge and skill is such a gift to us though. Many prayers for you and your husband.

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  114. You are in my prayers..wish I could give you a big hug.

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  115. This is amazing news. So happy for a little goods news for you. Something very similar to my friend that had jaw cancer. She had a big infection as well. SO glad that nothing showed up in the PET scan. I love hearing that you can beat this. Yeah, for the kids taking over. You do so much for them and they appreciate it. I hope your hubby gets home to celebrate the holidays. May Christmas HUGS to you and your sweet family.

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  116. This is such an encouraging and wonderful update, Diana! We will continue to pray for your continued road ahead. I know you all will have a wonderful Christmas with your loving family...it may be different in may ways, but a memorable one for sure.
    Mary Alice

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  117. Oh my gosh, SO scary! How lucky you are to have such an amazing family to step in and take care of things so you both can focus on healing and treatment.

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  118. What a beautiful post to read Diana - I'm going to consider this one of my Christmas gifts this year - I really am - because words can't express how worried sick I've been.
    Much love to ALL of you !!!
    XOX

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  119. Awe, bless your hubby's heart! Will keep him and you in my prayers! We will help you fight this ugly cancer!!! My hubby had it 1 1/2 years ago...so far, so good. Sorry I have been out of the loop on things. My computer was broken for 4 weeks. XOXOXOXOX

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  120. Oh Diana! Prayers and hugs for you and your husband. Glad you have such a wonderful support system with your children.
    Deb

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  121. I'm praying for you and your family Diana...you both will get thur this, what miracles in just the past few days!

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  122. Prayers said for your hubby, you, and family.

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  123. You and your family are in my thoughts every day my friend!!

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  124. You and your family are in my thoughts every day my friend!!

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  125. Blessed be the name of the LORD!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for the update... enjoy family time.

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  126. That is really good news, I have been praying for your husband. God is good I am will continue to pray for good results!!

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  127. Thank you for the update and great news, Diana. Prayers will continue to be lifted up for both of you. Love, God bless, and Merry Christmas!

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  128. OH DARLING GIRL!
    i wish i could just give you a huge bear hug.
    this is good news.
    and you're both up for the charge ahead! BLESS YOU!
    keeping thinking 'jimmy carter!' he is now cancer free.
    it can and it will happen for john too!
    i was on a trip. you were in my mind the whole time.
    then got back and my email quit. hope you see this.
    love you. praying and sending gratitude for continued healing!!!
    XOXOXOXO♥

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  129. Oh Diana, I've been away from blog land for a little while. Here I come to say hi and see all this! My heart is with you, your hero and your family! I'm so glad to hear the good news. Sending hugs, healing thoughts and best wishes to your entire family!

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  130. Diana, I haven't seen this until today! I'm so sorry! The notification got lost somewhere. Thank you for the update on your hero. I will continue to pray for all! XO, Betsy

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  131. Diana I am just getting over here to check in and am so thankful the cancer is less than they first thought. Infections are scary too but they can do wonders those Doctors and I believe they are. Most importantly is the faith you both have...to believe is greater than to hope....so keep believing, trusting and surrendering.

    Merry Christmas
    God bless you
    xo Kerrie

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  132. God is alive and well and he can make your hero alive and well. We will keep the prayers of healing coming his way.

    Seems like aggressive treatment? but that is what the doctors do to treat cancer, I'v heard it all before

    Merry Christmas dear to you and your hero

    God's blessings

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  133. God is good. He works miracles. Prayers continuing for your main man. Merry Christmas to you and yours.... xo

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  134. I haven't been keeping up with blogging and reading blogs...but, I came over to see you. I just saw this. You bet I will be praying for you and your husband on a daily basis. Hugs your way, peace and strength. Love you nana Diana!!!!

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  135. Dear Diana, You are a strong family and I will pray for your husband and for all of you. Sending you love and hugs!!!

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  136. Oh I am so sorry to hear such sad news I am keeping you in my thoughts.

    Hugs diane

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  137. Hug your Hero for all of us and looking forward to all the future good news that I know will come. You are both in our hearts here At Rivercrest Cottage.

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  138. Sending move and more and more prayers for good news! :)

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  139. you know we all are waiting to hear more good news, and h ope that the Christmas was a good one for all of you.. Hope too that the New Year brings more miracles and that the infection and the cancer are both gone in a few weeks after all the radiation... not a pleasant thing to undergo but most affective... good luck to you and your man, thinking of you, from over the pond.. janzixx Happy New Year to you all too!

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  140. Your hero husband and you will be in my thoughts. I hope all will go smoothly.

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  141. Diana, so glad that your family had its own Christmas miracle. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping for more good news.

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  142. Diana! How am I just seeing this? I'm sorry! No, I mean I'm sorry I'm just seeing this. I'm so thrilled to read this good news! Im a firm believer in miracles as I have experienced three firsthand. Hope you had a merry Christmas! Wishing you a joyous New Years celebration as well! I'm sure it will be!

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  143. Praise the Lord! Wonderful news to read this morning. Late getting here, but so glad I did as this is wonderful news.
    My prayers continue for you all.
    Bless your family for stepping up to the plate and looking after Christmas.
    Much love, Debbie

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  144. Diana, So happy to hear some good news with your hero. Sounds like you have a wonderful supportive family helping you out at Christmas. That's great!! Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  145. Good news Diana, so glad no other cancer was found and still praying for a miracle for your dear husband. Your kids are awesome. What a wonderful support they must be. Thanks for the update, it helps us know how to pray! Sending love....

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  146. Dropping by to say I am thinking about you! Keeping your hero in my heart and prayers! xox

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  147. Dear Diana, sending you a Big HUG dear friend and prayers of continued support and HOPE for the days to come! May smiles and laughter always surround you both and be the added medicine to help your Hero through this! May our Lord bless your family through out this New Year! <3

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  148. Diana, I saw this post while I was in Spain, but the internet was soooo slow, I couldn't even leave you a message. I am glad to hear there is some good news mixed with the bad ones. I am keeping you and your husband in my prayers. He is a tough guy and I know he will do well. You know if you need anything all you have to do is ask. Keep smiling dear friend. xoxo Maria

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  149. Please give us a new update....been praying for you and your Hero....how was your Christmas? How is your Hero??
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  150. Dear Diana, I have been a bit out-of-the-loop lately, but you and Super-Hero : ) have been in my prayers. The report thus far is a miracle, really~ And I am anxious to read your most recent post. God bless you. ~Karen O (don't know if you remember me, but that matters little!:) Glad to hear it is not as grim as first thought~

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  151. We'll all keep the prayers coming.

    *hugs* and Miracles on 34th Street,
    Kelley~

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