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Help me!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

There are times that it's hard to know what to share or what to say. This is one of those times. I have two friends that are battling cancer. Her battle is with the disease itself- because it's not her first battle- she has fought it before, but it keeps coming back. For him, it's watching his wife summon the strength to fight this monster yet again and to know that he can't fight it for her or with her- just give her support.
She's in the hospital now and family has gathered. There's not much the doctor's can do for her, except make her "comfortable". To which the cynic in me says "what's comfortable about cancer?"
I've fought my own battle... deciding what to share on here and not wanting to invade their privacy by posting about it... but then the power of prayer hits me and I'm making a plea for those that read this, to keep them in their thoughts... because even though I don't know what to say or how to say it, I know enough to say "help me"...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VTORIA3 4/12/2010 6:35AM

    I have stood by and watched those I love die of cancer. It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. emoticon

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ARMSPORTS 4/9/2010 10:43AM

    I have had many family and friends that have had to deal with cancer, so I know how scary and overwhelming a process it can be for everyone involved. I will keep you and your friends in my thoughts and prayers.

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GOLDBERG73 4/9/2010 10:11AM

We are all sparkfriends - support is what we do!


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JIMDAB 4/9/2010 10:07AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to them and you.

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PICKIE98 4/9/2010 7:02AM

    We are all here for each other, you should never hesitate to reach out!! We do not need to know who they are, just that they need us. Ditto for you,, you need us to support you, to know that somebody i sbehind you..
As previous posters said, we have all had people in our lives that dealt with this, I worked on an oncology floor and loved it. The people are open, searching for peace and comfort....
Both of those things eventually come from within, but knowing that others share and support you is a biggie.
ONe big mistake that people make with this situation isnot visiting, or yakking instead of listening,,, my patients told me that they wish somebody would read to them, hold their hand, smile at them without pity, walk their dog, pick up the mail and paper for family, clean the house, depending on the relationship with the patient, ,,
a footrub, manicure, hairbrushing, etc.. normal things,, not a pitiful stare or babling..
okay, that is MHO..

You feel so free to vent here, we will respond and be here for you!
Prayers are our top priority.. DONE!

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COOLGRANDMA03 4/8/2010 9:16PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends.

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TWEETYKC00 4/8/2010 7:47PM

    i can somewhat relate, i have had more than one relative that has battled cancer in on form or another. you are in my thoughts as are your friends. there is only so much that can be done with these situations.

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TAMI56 4/8/2010 6:12PM

    My prayers are definitely with you and your friends. I lost a brother ten years ago when he just turned 40 to a brain tumor. Right now I'm watching my mom go through chemo treatments for breast cancer. She's really strong but it breaks my heart to watch my dad worry over her. It's such a hopeless feeling but you have to believe that there are people out there in case you need them. Remember we are here for you.

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GOING4MUSCLE 4/8/2010 5:02PM

    I pray all involved, find the peace in their hearts, to handle what ever is coming. emoticon I lost my brother, 7yrs ago, at the young age of 38, to cancer, and so my heart just breaks when I read of others facing those same emotions. It is sooo not easy. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this struggle around you, and DO NOT feel anything but GOOD, about reaching out for help. You have to do what helps YOU. Your friends are very blessed to have you by their sides. emoticon

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SLKYSMTH 4/8/2010 3:45PM

    My heart goes out to your friend(s).

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A little bit about me- a chain blog-

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thanks to Purpleally I've decided to keep this chain blog going...

Not as easy as you might think!

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone? Purse.
Spouse? Yes.
Your hair? Ponytail.
Your mother? Heaven.
Your father? Amazing.
Your favorite thing? Depends.
Your dream last night? Garden.
Favorite drink? Water.
What room are you in? Office.
Your hobby? Reading.
Your fear? Nothing?
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired emoticon
Where were you last night? Hockey
Something that you aren't? Dangerous
Wish list item? Toned
Last thing you did? Filed
What are you wearing? Scrubs
Your pets? None
Friends? Awesome
Your life? Enjoyable
Your mood? Upbeat
Missing someone? Varies
Drinking? Water
Your car? Vera
Something you're not wearing? Makeup
Your favorite store? Online?
Your favorite color? Green
When is the last time you cried? Dunno
Where do you go over and over? U.P.
Five people who email me regularly? Spammers
Favorite place to eat? Home
Favorite place I'd like to be right now? Garden

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PICKIE98 3/22/2010 7:01PM

    I did this on two other teams!!LOL! Good one though!!!

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Finders Keepers!

Monday, March 08, 2010

I've found my inner Spark. I hit that A-HA moment when it all became crystal clear... where the motivation and drive that I seemed to be seeking was found within myself.
I've found a way to keep myself on a workout schedule, to train not only for fitness, but for enedurance and strength and flexibility.
I've found a way to say "no" to the foods that I'd eat simply because they were there and say "yes" to the foods that I should eat, but sometimes don't seem worth the bother.
I've found the fun in exercise, the inner joy in completing something I've set out to do and while I've never quite managed that runner's high, I've reached the point where I no longer am forcing myself to do it.
Finally, I'm saying Finders Keepers- because I don't intend on letting any of these things slip away from me!!!

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HPTEAGUE 3/18/2010 4:51PM

    I love this - all of it!

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JIMDAB 3/13/2010 12:07PM

    great!!!! would that I could say the same.

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TXHRT4U 3/8/2010 12:28PM

    That is emoticon Keep it up!


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Benefit Dinner March 7th

Friday, March 05, 2010

I've not said too much about a friend of mine who's son is struggling with Ewing's Sarcoma, but I feel the need to share this in case someone can make it.

JJ has been through two surgeries and radiation and chemo treatments. He has lost part of his pelvis, most of his left hip and has a long fight ahead of him with additional surgeries and treatment.

Friends are having a benefit spaghetti dinner (with 50/50raffle) at the Dawg House Bar and Grill on 35965 Groesbeck Hwy in Clinton Township (between 15 and 16 Mile). There will be live bands. For more information call 586-791-2773.

You may have heard about this on local radio stations... if you aren't able to make it, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


March Madness?

Monday, March 01, 2010

It's March first and it's already off to a crazy start. Work continues to keep me busy and with class winding down at college I've already starting writing their final exam- look at me planning ahead. I'm not about to shove my fitness time aside, so I'm putting it on the planner with all those sporting events, band concerts, etc that always seem to come on full force now.
It's time too, for me to decide on the length of the race I'll do for the Detroit Marathon... full? doubt it, in no condition to condition for that... half? more manageable I'm thinking, but still unsure.... maybe by St Paddy's Day I'll decide.


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