Topic: Having a good cry today.

Not for myself.  I received good results from my latest scan.  Nothing new has developed.   

Not sure if this is the place to ask or not, but, Please can you all add my Dear Aunt Etnah, to your prayer chains?  This is just one of those people in my life that I would gladly give my life for.  She is one strong woman, never said a bad thing about anyone, never did a bad thing.   I cry as I can not understand why a woman like this has to endure such a horrible disease. 

This is a Sister in Law to my Mom. Her baby brothers wife. They were more parents to me as a child than my own. I also spent summers with them, driving their little ones to Swimming lessons, ect, as well as helping with Harvest. My heart is breaking. I can't stand to think of loosing her.
Please , Please, I am begging you to add her to your prayer chains. Thank you so much. I just can not tell you how much I despise cancer. This is one of three people close to me that are currently fighting lung cancer. Aunt Etnah, never smoked a day in her life.

Etnah had a new MRI and PET scan last thur. When we got to the house there was a message from the doctor. We knew things was not good. He wanted to talk right away. It seems this dam cancer has taken a bad turn. It's now in the brain and liver. She is starting radiation on the brain today and will be 5 sessions. It's not good, their talking a few months now. It just seems the chemo has done very little. We are not giving up. We are going to see a holistic doctor this week to see what they think. We have been doing so much research and it's had to know who the quacks are and the good ones. Anyway that might be about all that can be done. It's is just progressing so fast but she has never been sick and still is not, just some balance problems they think the brain is causing.

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Hi Jill, absolutely, consider it done....  Aunt Etnah will have many prayers coming her way. Someone on this board once said that prayer is a powerful transfer of energy, so you can be sure that she'll have lots of great energy coming in her direction.

Best to you Jill in this difficult time, let the tears come as they may..... that is what happens when we love.

Love,
Tess

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Jill.....I can't say it any more meaningful then Tess has been able to express to you.  You are not alone with your fears and pain...life is not meant to be that way.  Tragedy will force us to grow and will lead us to emerge as a stronger human being, in this complex world of ours. 
Love
Marion

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Jill, you will soon feel the prayers and love and strength coming from this Board.
It is true. We have felt it before as it is a feeling you can't describe as it floats around you. Prayers now going out to you and your Aunt.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Dear Jill,

I just prayed for you and your Aunt Etnah and will continue to do so. It's a difficult day for many of us today. I am glad that I can come to this board for support.

Thinking and praying for you and your aunt.

Danielle

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Thanks for the prayers, and please continue.  She found out about her cancer the day I was discharged from the hospital from my whipple surgery.   Despite multiple Dr apts, her GP, continued to diagnose it as bronchitis.   Since diagnosis, they have traveled to Colorado Springs, weekly for the chemo. 
They had built a beautiful cabin in the mountains near Cripple Creek, however, at this point, she can't breathe well in the higher altitude, so they drive on home, which is near Ulysses, Kansas.   

I have made up my mind to drive up one weekend to spend some time with her and make my Uncle Gary, take a little break.

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Dear Jill, prayers still floating your way. Sounds like you have  a good plan with a memorable visit. I did not realize you had a Whipple.  Teddy had one almost 4 years ago. It just hit me funny as I do believe you are the 1st woman I have heard of who had a Whipple. Hope you are doing well and you must also take care of yourself.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Dear Jill;
I have added your aunt Etnah and uncle Gary and you to my prayer list. I truly believe in the power of prayer. My prayers and good thoughts are being sent your way. God Bless,
Jamie

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Dear Jill:  Many good thoughts and prayers going to you and your family from me and I know a lot of other people.  Please remember to take a step back and take care of yourself too.  This is a very stressful time for you to be dealing with so much.  I know you have to do what you have to do, so continue to build your strength up.   Here's a cyber hug around your shoulders.

Marjo

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Dear Jill,
   Many prayers and good thoughts going out for your aunt, and prayers for you to keep up your strenght.....Ron and Lucille

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Dear Jill,

Sending prayers for your aunt, uncle, and yourself to keep you strong.  I strongly believe in prayer.  Let us know how your visit goes and please be careful!  Have a safe trip!

Karen

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I never got to go and spend time with my Aunt.  They traveled to Chicago, to Cancer Treatment Center of America.  There they found yet another tumor on her spine, and they spent two weeks there, getting radiation, 10 treatments, plus they did attempt another type of chemo.  Her body had such a bad reaction to this chemo, they were unable to give more than the one.  They arrived home June 6, and last night, June 14,  Etnah started having seizures, and was rushed to hospital, where she is drifting in and out.  As of that time, she had also been transfused 5 pints of blood.   

I only pray that her passing is peaceful and without pain.   Take her suffering away!

As much as my need is to jump in the car and as quickly as possible get to her bedside, her children and grandchildren, as well as Uncle Gary,  do not need me falling apart on their hands either.   They have so much of their own grief to deal with.  Does anyone understand this?

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Jill,

I totally understand what you are saying & how you are feeling. I too will pray that her passing is peaceful & without pain.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Jill,
I too pray that her passing is peaceful and without pain. I might suggest you are stronger than you think. PErhap if you went to visit, you would not fall apart. Often, people go into automatic drive because there is so much to do and other people need you. If you think you might regret not going there, then you need to go. You have to think of your mental health as well.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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I'm with Kris.  Jill, if it were me, I would go see my beloved aunt before it is too late.  God bless you in what ever decision you make.

I know that it's hard, hard, hard.  But you are not alone.

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Jill;
I agree with Kris and Lisa. You may regret not going to see her and you may be able to help her other family members. Remember, that as much as you loved her I am sure that she loved you. It may be that she would want you there with her also. Just my thoughts. I am sure that you will make the right decision for you. My prayers are with you and your Aunt.
God Bless,
Jamie

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Jill,

I say go if at all possible.  You will find a strength and calm deep inside of you that you won't believe is possible.  You will be fine.  We will all pray for a sense of peace for you.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam

My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.

"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is.  Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.

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Last Wednesday, my best friend, lost her battle with Lung Cancer, and today, My wonderful Auntie Etnah, lost her battle.  I am just so sad.....

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Jill, so sorry to hear about your best friend and your Aunt. I have been asking myself lately why bad things happen to good people! Our prayers are going out to you.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Jill,

I too am sorry to hear of the passing of both your friend & your Aunt.  Life is so unfair and so sad.  You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.   You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.

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Dear Jill,
I am so, so sorry.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Danielle

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Jill;
I too am so very sorry for your losses.  I have been keeping your Aunt and her family in my prayers. You can have some comfort knowing she is at peace, no more seizures or pain. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you during this most difficult time. God Bless,
Jamie

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My heart goes out to you Jill, what a terribly tough time you must be experiencing. I'm so sorry for your loss, you're in my prayers.

Hugs,
Tess