Monday, June 24, 2019

BACK FROM BREAK WITH 4 PRAYER REQUESTS & UPDATES

Hi there!
I had planned to come back today
with some fun stories about
my time away.

However, some things take
precedence over fun things.
Below are three people that 
really need prayer
and healing thoughts and
well-wishes.

The first is Erich.
You can read his original story here.
That was well over
A YEAR+ AGO.
You can imagine the angst
his mom, Carole, is going through.
That feeling of being helpless
and not being able to help your child.
Here is part of her latest email to me.
Things are not going the way I have prayed they would here.  Erich went for his usual scan after 12 weeks on maintenance treatment with the antigen since the radiation and antigen had made the cancer inactive.  They opted then for maintenance treatment for the next 12 weeks. That being completed he went for another scan and that was not good..  

The scan was done a week ago Friday, and we went to the oncologist for results a week later.  That was a few days ago.  There was reported to be an enlargement---  they type of which they cannot tell-- whether it is the tumor growing or scar tissue.  A new chemo BOTH bi-weekly and the antigen treatment again is prescribed.  Then another scan.  If that works, OK.  If not, the surgery is facing him .  If he chooses to have it as it is a horrible surgery that makes even the oncologist wince.  Hence, for this total last effort via medicines they can recommend.
Pray for her as well as for Erich.

Also, please continue praying for 
my friend, Jettie.
You can read about her latest surgery here.
Look at that baby face!
I won't tell you she is 70 and I kinda hate her for looking like that at 70! 
They think her daughters are her sisters.

Her surgeries have been rife with 
complications and this one is no exception.
She was hospitalized for several days
after she was released for an infection.
There are two types of bacterial infections
at the surgical site
and she is being treated with an IV at home.
If this doesn't work, the next step is 
NOT GOOD.

Also, Ted (same post) has had a 
rough road to recovery.
His meds are on hold at this point
because of some kidney problems.
Pray that the problem is resolved
so that he can continue on his
treatment plan.
Susie (She Junks) is holding on!

As always,
if you don't pray,
please send up healing thoughts
and well wishes.

Thank you all so much
and I will be back with some
'stories' in a day or so...
after I catch up on my work load here.

Love you guys----
You are the best followers EVER!!!!

Edited to add:
This is from Dawn P
and I do not have an email addy for her.
If you read this, Dawn, please send me
your email info to dianakos1@gmail.com

Always in my prayers - all of those with need. As all of you all have included my Mom in yours as well - she had 1st chemo, did not go well, treatment stopped 1/2 thru last Thursday, sent to ER, admitted with afib off the chart, got it under control by Saturday so they released her, and she had rough night Sat nite with some chemo side effects but as she only had 1/2 a treatment not as bad as could be ... but it is looking like her cardiologist will be putting the kabash on the chemo.. which leaves her with 6 mos, maybe a year left... - we will know more this week. So I share my prayers with ALL of you...
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58 comments:

Ron said...

Prayers to all for healing and comfort. xoxo

Dawn P. said...

Always in my prayers - all of those with need. As all of you all have included my Mom in yours as well - she had 1st chemo, did not go well, treatment stopped 1/2 thru last Thursday, sent to ER, admitted with afib off the chart, got it under control by Saturday so they released her, and she had rough night Sat nite with some chemo side effects but as she only had 1/2 a treatment not as bad as could be ... but it is looking like her cardiologist will be putting the kabash on the chemo.. which leaves her with 6 mos, maybe a year left... - we will know more this week. So I share my prayers with ALL of you...

Anonymous said...

prayers for all including yOu!

Sandra said...

prayers for all of these mentioned today and for those i see down below that were mentioned before

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh dear Lord, move in a mighty way . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

cloches and lavender said...

Prayers and thoughts for everyone.

Welcome home

Cindy

Sally said...

Many prayers for your friends, Diana.

xoxo

NanaDiana said...

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Jan said...

Praying for healing, strength and peace for all.

Red Rose Alley said...

A prayer being said for all these dear people, Diana. And I say a prayer for sweet Ted and Susie every day. He sure is something else - still has a smile with everything that is going on with him. Oh, I don't like to see people suffer, dear friend. I hope you had a good vacation with the kids. Looking forward to hearing about it.

love, ~me

bobbie said...

Welcome home!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Prayers continue for these special people. Sorry to hear Ted is having issues. Things were going so great there for awhile. Glad you had a great trip.
Hugs,
Kris

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

OMG prayers for all. So difficult to handle these stressful things in our lives. You are such an angel to share their stories. xo

jack69 said...

Funny how head aches seem so small. Prayers all round of course. God is good and He is there. It is good to know it is He who guides adn the route is chosen. So we PRAY!
Love from NC

Debby Ray said...

Thanks for sharing, Diana....Dear Father God, I am am lifting these requests for healing up to You. You already know all of the details about every single one of them. I pray for comfort and peace for the families as well. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It has been the HOTTEST month! Glad you got to make your trip though and I'm sure you had fun. Thanks for the updates on these precious friends. I'm keeping them in my prayers! Hugs!

Linda said...

Praying for all today and especially Ted and Susie......

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I'm glad you are back and so sorry to hear about your friends health issues.

mxtodis123 said...

Prayers for all mentioned today.

bj said...

My blanket prayers for understanding ,comfort and healings.

Diana said...

Prayers for each and every one of these folks, their families and friends, and all the medical staff involved in their treatments. These things that people go through, illnesses and disease, sure do put the rest of life into focus, don't they? Hugs and blessings to you, Diana! Keeping you in much prayer, also! ♥

Katie Isabella said...

Love to all and certainly your momma who are going through this . We are all together and praying for one another. You are a dear dear friend.

Karen Ann said...

Praying for healing and peace of mind for all - xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm sorry about your momma. Let's hope. xoox Su

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Pom Pom said...

Prayers for sure❤️

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My heart goes out to all these people who are going thru such horrible illnesses. Life can be so hard and these medical treatments are so painful and difficult. I am not sure that I could be so brave. Bless them all.

Heaven's Walk said...

There is so much illness and disease in our world today, and when it strikes so close to home, it's even more devastating and heartbreaking. I will truly be keeping your three friends in my prayers, Diana.

xoxo Laurie

krishna said...

Prayers for all of them including. Hope everything will be fine very soon.

Ann said...

prayers and healing thoughts going out to all that are in need of them

Woody said...

Prayers Lifted as God knows the needs and we have to accept Gods decision !
My first visit to your Entries, nice reading and Posts ! Gods Blessing and Love from Northern New York State ! Gary

This N That said...

Erich , Jettie and Ted.. sending healing thoughts for the three of you. You all have a big hill to climb. I did not know about Ted.. I am hoping that this is just a temporary setback. I will keep the three of you in my thoughts as well as your families ..it’s a difficult time for all of you.

Cecilia said...

Praying for healing, comfort and strength for all.

Jan said...

As always, I'm honored to be asked to pray for those who are in need. I always pray that one day there will be none of these people on your list, that all our prayers are answered!

Hope your trip was fun,
Jan

Kay G. said...

Praying for them all.
Strong prayers.

Jill said...

Will definitely include them in my prayers..... if only there were no bad things in this world..... Oh how I wish... Hoping you are doing well!!

Hugs,
Jill

Rick Watson said...

Bless their hearts.
R

Terri D said...

Well, I DO pray and will add and continue prayers for your dear friends. It is hard to understand the hard struggles some have to endure. All we can do is trust and continue to pray. Hugs!!

Gert said...

Thank you Diana for sharing all of these concerns. My prayers are with all of them.

Blessings
Gert

Doris said...

You are such a dear to pass along the intense needs of these dear people. Oh God, be merciful and meet their needs!

Chatty Crone said...

Prayers for all of these you mentioned today - a lot of very sick friends. I will keep them in my heart and pray.

Gayla said...

Sending prayers and healing thoughts. The amount of trouble facing so many good people is astounding.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers xoxo K

Theresa said...

Praying for all of these requests! Lots of folks are struggling thru tough times, I PRAY for them all! Have a blessed day dear friend and thanks for sharing! HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sending up prayers for all. May the dear Lord bless and comfort them.

Rain said...

I'll send out some prayers, healing energy and well wishes for sure! Oh that woman does NOT look 70!!!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing these needs with us, Diana. We all have so much to be thankful for, if we have our health. I pray for these today, and also that I will never complain. xoxo

Jeanie said...

Thank you, Diana, for sharing this so we can add our prayers to the mix.

Jeanie said...

Thank you, Diana, for sharing this so we can add our prayers to the mix.

Mevely317 said...

Carol, Erich, Jettie, Ted … and your sweet mama. All are precious in His sight. 'Honored to be one of your prayer warriers!

Lowcarb team member said...

Prayers for healing and comfort to all.
God bless.

All the best Jan

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sending prayers for all!

CHERI said...

So sorry to hear these sad stories and I do pray that each one is given all they need for the journey they are on. I know soooo many people right now that need prayer and strength and hope...my prayer list just gets longer and longer. Sometimes it can just be so disheartening. But God is good and He is in control. So glad you got some time away. How I love the beach but doesn't look like we are going to make it this year. Can't get hubby off his carcass to decide what to do!!!!! I've not had time to read blogs recently but just saw your PINK bike and....I love it!!!!! Who wants baby pink when you can have that pink???? Thanks for sharing those who need prayer...you have a good heart:)

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my, my heart goes out to that Mom of her precious son Erich. I know exactly where she is in this, and have been through this with our own dear son. They will all be in my prayers as they go on this journey of life. God is with them in the midst of all the pain and struggles to keep fighting. May He continue to give each of these mentioned the courage and will to keep fighting and to stay strong in the Lord. Praying now.

Melanie said...

Sending up prayers for all these dear hearts in need. xoxo

Carla from The River said...

Praying my dear friend, please keep us updated.
Carla

SImple and Serene Living said...

SO much heartbreak and suffering. My heart goes out to all of them. xo Laura

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Di, prayers going up for all those who are suffering and hoping for a miracle, or just some relief! If you have time, wondering if you could do one of your wonderful posts about Janet from MacQue blog? Her loss has hit me hard as I wasn't expecting it. My heart aches for Mac, and I love that he has made some posts to let her readers know of his loss as well as to share Janet's paintings with us. God bless everyone with good health I pray.

Anonymous said...

" You will keep in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed in You, because he trusts in You"
Isaiah 26:3

Praying for you mom and your family and your other prayer request.

God bless you


Erika