Sunday, August 25, 2013

An Update And Request For More Prayers

A few weeks ago I asked for prayer
for my blogging friend,
Beth Marie.
You can read that here.
I want to give you an update
and a request to please keep praying for her.
She is in excruciating pain
and still has a ways to go with her treatment.
Here is a copy of her last post.


Life in a hospital room…

with radiation is not pleasant.   To begin with I  have these lead wires going up underneath my chin into my mouth.  There is a ball of radiation (somewhat like an over size BB that has been planted in the base of my tongue someway.  I don’t even want to know how.  I am praying all of the while that it is securely attached someway and I am not going to swallow it.  

Add the wires that are delivering the radiation to the right side and back of my tongue, then to top it off the guard that the dentist made which is protecting my teeth and jawbone and seems to be cutting my mouth to shreds.  I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that the pain is excruciating. 

One night I was just lying in my hospital bed punching the morphine pump and trying to think to say my prayers before I drifted off a bit.  I couldn’t for the life of me think what I needed to pray about.

When you have radiation like I did your room is considered contaminated.  There is a bag of protective footwear hanging on the outside door knob.  As you go into the room there is a protective radiation guard that the nurses stay behind when they come in the room.  You soon learn to separate the dedicated oncology nurses from the rest,  The ‘rest’ tiptoe in your room and ask '” is there anything you need dear” and hurry out quickly before you get a chance to answer.

All trays, garbage, etc. pile up inside your room and even though the radiation aide declares they are safe to be moved they are still in the room when I leave a few days later.  (More to follow.)

I hope this week is going well for you all.  I am determined to feel better and I keep praying for that.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

Please leave a comment for her here so she can read it.
Thanks so much- Let's pray her through this!
Sunday blessings to all of you.
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48 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, that is heartbreaking! I will keep Beth Marie in my prayers!

Junkchiccottage said...

Marybeth,
My heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers to better days ahead and you will not be in so much pain. I believe in the power of prayer so thank you Diana for posting this for Marybeth.
Kris

andrea@townandprairie said...

Unbelievable, the trauma and the trial. Prayers, definitely, right now.

Susie said...

Diana, I have been continuing to pray for Beth Marie. I think of her often. She has to keep her faith. May God see her through this to good health once again. Blessings Beth . xoxo,Susie

Maria Elena said...

Beth, I am so sorry you are going through this. I will be praying for strengh for you and a very quick recovery. You are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Adding my prayers too.

Suzan Sweatman said...

count my prayers in please Beth.....
this is so painful to even read so my heart is with you during this terrible time.......
Huge hugs from Montreal ( prayers without borders )
XXX

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Diana:

I will keep Beth in my prayers!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Oh, how trying! Stay strong and focus on healing. Prayers are surrounding you.

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh ! Jesus be with your child.
Hear her as she calls out to You.Take away her fear and pain. Healing is in your touch.
Amen

Shirley said...

Diana, I will go see Beth and continue to pray for her. I love seeing the pictures of the girls on facebook. Sweetcheeks really makes you laugh. Hopefully the girls are enjoying school if it has started. The heat is getting up there with the humidity it is hot. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Kelly said...

I am so sorry for you sweet friend to be going through that. That sounds awful! I wonder if there is anything that can be done about the mouth guard the dentist made to not hurt her. That shouldn't be happening! I hope that she can hang on to the thoughts of what the radiation is doing (healing her) rather than the discomfort she is in. Thank goodness for Morphine! I'm sure the fact that she is feeling so isolated, makes it much worse too. It would be helpful for someone to be able to sit with her and hold her hand. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers that this situation will be over quickly and she will be healed.

Anonymous said...

Karen and I continue to pray for Beth.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my friend, how sad and heart breaking to hear this is happening to your friend Beth Marie. I am praying for her immediately! Hope she starts to feel less pain in the coming days. Thank you for your always sweet and kind comments pretty lady. Hope you have a lovely week ahead.
FABBY

Blondie's Journal said...

Stay strong, dear one. I know...easier said than done. I am just so sorry you are going through this but it is hopefully going to lead you toward better days.

Sending much love and many prayers.

XO,
Jane

Teresa said...

Prayers said for an end to the pain. God have grace on you.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Gosh, that sounds awful! I will indeed lift her up for peace, healing and comfort.....

Sherri B. said...

Dearest Beth,
My prayers are with you. When I was having my treatment, I found this scripture to be a constant strength for me.

Exodus 14:14 "I (God) am fighting for you..you need only to be still." (Paraphrased by me to quickly be said).

This still is the scripture I turn to every day. xxoo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

My prayers are for God to give you the energy needed to heal your way to better times ahead!
~Lynne
withLove!


Beth said...

Thank you Diana! You are such a good friend! I am starting to feel better! I am resting better at night now and I have weaned myself off the pain pills. Thank you to all of your friends for their prayers and kind thoughts.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You/she is being thought of and deeply lifted up in prayer.

Ours is not to understand why bad things happen, but to lay our cares, hurts and worries at the feet of the Lord. HE shall hold you and keep you.

God bless, get well soon. I am so so sorry you are suffering.

Healing hugs.

NanaNor's said...

Diana, I can't even imagine what your friend is going through-but the Lord sees and knows it all. Lifting her up right now. She is blessed to have you as a friend.
Hugs, Noreen

20 North Ora said...

Prayers and best wishes sent to Beth. Bless her heart - you can't help but just ache with her.

Judy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Prayers and hugs for Beth! She sounds like a strong woman.

Sweet Tea said...

May God intercept your pain with blessed relief. Praying for you!

must love junk said...

This just breaks my heart! Beth Marie, I pray for your healing and comfort!
Susan

Dewena Callis said...

Prayers and thoughts for Beth coming from all Nana Diana's friends. With God's power and grace you can do this Beth. A moment at a time. Our love is going out to you.

Dewena

lynn said...

beth, i wish and pray you get the strength and comfort you so deserve--fast!

missy said...

So sorry about your friend..She has cancer in a very bad place....Oral cancer is one of the worst..to me...I pray that she has the gumption to deal with all this..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear dear Diana, thank you for visiting today, and I wish BETH...NO WAIT...

HI BETH! Anita here...I am wishing you peace and all that God has for you that you may know all the comfort that comes from HIM miraculously, and from your friends and family, that comes through their love and support. Big PRAYERS FOR YOU! Anita

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I'm so sorry Beth Marie is not well. Prayers coming her way and going over to comment too. Thanks for sharing the update!

joanne said...

Oh Beth that sounds absolutely dreadful. My dear, I will be praying for you, for strength to endure, for comfort for the pain, for healing to come quickly, for your family to be strong...I ask all of this in the name of the Lord. Bless you and be well, we are here for you.

ImSoVintage said...

Sending up more prayers for healing and relief from pain. xo Laura

Karen L. Bates said...

I really wasn't sure why I would want to read you post, it sounded so horrific. I want to thank you for having the courage to post about your experience. You are so darn BRAVE!

You are amazing! Best wishes for you. I don't have to tell you to hang in there....I know you are good for that one. God love you!

Shelia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this about your friends. I'm saying a prayer for her health and recovery right now.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

I'm so sad to hear this Diana. Whenever I start having a pity party I need to remember people like this.

Marissa said...

keeping Beth in my prayers in Jesus name she will be healed!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Praying for relief from pain and peace in the midst of this trial.

Gypsy Heart said...

Beth, I am so very sorry you're going through this...my heart goes out to you. I will lift you up in prayer for pain relief, strength, comfort and healing. I send you a feeling of peace, a cup of tea that you can drink with no pain, a bouquet of daisies and a huge hug!

xo
Pat

Beth said...

Thank you Diana and all of your friends who left prayers and kind thoughts for me!

Red Rose Alley said...

It breaks my heart to hear when people are in pain. May God be with her during this most difficult time. And God bless the nurses who give so much of their time and care every day.

You are a true friend to her, Diana, and your love shines through.

~Sheri

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

How dreadful...and how brave to get through it all. Sending prayers for healing and for the pain to be less.

Ramblingon said...

I know our Beth was so happy to read these wonderful loving comments.

xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, My heart goes out to Beth. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Sending Beth big hugs and good thoughts.
xx,
Sherry

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Hang in there Beth!! I'm believing our Healer is working right now! Many prayers your way.

XOXO,
Meredith

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Will be praying for you and so glad that prayers are working and your feeling better.

Babs Richman said...

I just read Beth's story of her surgery and radiation, and my prayers go out to her. May God especially bless her during this trial.

Chatty Crone said...

Sorry I am so late.
Never the less I follow her too and have been praying. She is a brave lady.

sandie