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Thanks for your prayers
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:14:33 PM »
Just a little update and a word of thanks for those who prayed for me as I was facing major surgery last week. I've been home now since Thursday morning, and gradually feeling stronger. The surgeon was quite happy about the surgery. I have a very long abdominal incision and he was forced to do an ileostomy, which is a temporary pulling to the surface of the intestine so that waste can bypass the rectum as it recovers. I was hoping this would not be necessary, but at least I did not have to have a colostomy. It's taken some time to get used to this pouch and the appearance of intestine on my stomach caused me many tears, but with God's help, I shall make it through this trial. The pathology of the tumour is being studied presently, and when it is determined, a second course of chemo will be decided upon.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 01:27:28 PM »
Continuing prayers sister.
And thank you for your example of courage and patience.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 02:13:28 PM »
Lord Have Mercy...God grant thee healing...Amen..,
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 02:33:39 PM »
Lord, Have Mercy!

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 02:44:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!  I am so glad to hear a colostomy was not needed!

May the Lord comfort you during this trial.  You display a courage I am not sure I would have.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 03:07:13 PM »
Thank you, dear friends, for your kind prayers. Sadly, I am not brave at all. If you had seen me as I sat dejectedly on the edge of the operating table as they shoved the epidural into me, you would not think me brave at all, for I was trembling and shaking like a leaf. One feels so vulnerable and completely out of control of the situation at such times.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 03:27:02 PM »
Lord have mercy, and may He continue to grant you strength!
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 06:08:13 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful handmaiden and our sister Rosehip!

I am so glad you are home and recovering!

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 06:10:50 PM »
Thank you, dear friends, for your kind prayers. Sadly, I am not brave at all. If you had seen me as I sat dejectedly on the edge of the operating table as they shoved the epidural into me, you would not think me brave at all, for I was trembling and shaking like a leaf. One feels so vulnerable and completely out of control of the situation at such times.

Most women I know react that way when they are having an epidural to give birth! Let alone the type of surgery you had. Give yourself some credit. You are a very brave woman going thru a very difficult fight.

Lord have mercy on Rosehip!

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 12:21:58 PM »
Lord have mercy on your handmaiden and grant her strength and healing!
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 12:28:41 PM »

You are in our prayers, Rosehip!

Lord have mercy!

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 02:17:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 02:53:37 PM »
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 07:34:53 PM »
You are in my prayers, dear Rosehip.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2009, 07:32:04 PM »
Thank you, dear friends, for your kind prayers. Sadly, I am not brave at all. If you had seen me as I sat dejectedly on the edge of the operating table as they shoved the epidural into me, you would not think me brave at all, for I was trembling and shaking like a leaf. One feels so vulnerable and completely out of control of the situation at such times.

Bravery isn't a lack of fear. . . it is stepping up and doing the needful thing at the right time. And trembling or not, you did what was necessary.  :)

Lord have mercy on his handmaiden and grant her healing.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009, 07:49:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2009, 11:15:50 PM »
Lord,have mercy!
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009, 04:29:11 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2009, 12:22:03 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2009, 12:45:21 AM »
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie Eleison.

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Re: Thanks for your prayers
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2009, 12:49:14 AM »
Bless Lord thy servant....Amen
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