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« on: October 25, 2007, 08:58:56 PM »

Here in Boston's North End, I have a wonderful landlord. He's lived here all his life, and the building has only two apartments (not including his on the ground floor). The poor man had a serious stroke a few years ago (he's 51 now) and has to deal with serious handicaps---slurred speech, loss of full use of his hands, difficulty walking, etc. Still, through it all, he is always thankful of God's blessings (and for his sister, who lives with him). He is a very sweet man, always says hello and always glad to help.

I saw him at Mass last Sunday, and he seemed a bit down---said he'd been sick. Well, he found out today what was wrong---he has pancreatic cancer.

As some of you may know, pancreatic cancer is the worst form of cancer. Survival rate after 5 years is less than 5 percent, and the average life expectancy after diagnosis is 3-6 months.

Prayers for him.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 09:11:06 PM »

Prayers...

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 09:48:51 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 10:16:36 PM »

Ginoo kaloy-i kami!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2007, 10:32:53 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 10:35:14 PM »

He is a very sweet man, always says hello and always glad to help.

The world needs more of this type.
May the Lord have mercy on His servant.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 10:43:53 PM »

I have a nice landlord too.

My father died of pancreatic cancer.

What Jibrail said.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 11:06:27 PM »

Lord, have mercy. Lord, please help those, who suffer.

My father died of pancreatic cancer.



Very sorry to hear. My deepest condolences. May Jesus grant him eternal comfort.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 11:14:23 PM »

Lord have mercy!   
My father died of pancreatic cancer.  He was diagnosed with it 1991 (at the age of 56) and three weeks later died.  I feel like he was taken away so quickly. All of his children (there are six of us)  barely had time to say goodbye to him.   The doctor was blown away that he had only been taking Tylenol for discomfort.  He was in advanced stage of pancreatic cancer and by then should have been on Morophine.  I always admired my father for his courage and pragmatism...and when he got the news of his terminal illness all he said was "I need to confess to a priest."  {Both he and my mother were devout Roman Catholics}  After that the only thing my father was concerned about was making sure my mother was alright and would be financially set for life. Sadly my mother passed away 5 years ago in an accident.  I miss both her and my father dearly. 
   Forgive me Lubeltri for unloading on you but your post struck my heart.  May God give comfort to your landlord.               Juliana
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 11:16:04 PM »

Senor, ten piedad.
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 12:34:18 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 05:58:05 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 06:02:02 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007, 07:37:55 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007, 03:15:46 PM »

Lord have mercy. My mother, a nurse, worked on the oncology floor at our local Catholic hospital for eight years. I've heard many a story about pancreatic cancer. She always spoke of it as a death sentence.
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