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Throwing it out into the universe

Friday, February 15, 2013

This is not something widely known to those who are not immediate family or very close friends.

At this moment, my dad is in pre-op at a hospital in Sacramento, CA. In an hour (8:00am PST), he will be having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his stomach.

Just over three weeks ago, the results came in. There was a ping pong ball sized malignant sarcoma (cancerous tumor) in the soft tissue of his abdomen/stomach area, as well as a large cyst on one of his kidneys. Xrays and scans show that the cancer had not spread and seems localized in this area. Two doctors will be tag-teaming this surgery. The oncologist is removing the tumor and my dad's doctor will be there to see if the cyst is cancerous. If so, that will go as well, and possibly the kidney, depending on circumstances.

Today is surgery day. I am scared beyond belief. My dad is obese and I worry about him coming out of the anesthesia. I worry because, due to his weight, they have to go in from a different area of his body, which puts him out even longer and they have to move internal organs out of the way to get to it.

I will try to update you after my mom calls me when the surgery is complete and my dad has been moved to recovery. My reason for sharing this with you all is because I *strongly* believe in the power of prayer and the positive juju that we all possess. I believe that we are heard when our voices throw it out into the universe.

My request is that you say a little prayer, do a little dance, cross your fingers, arms, legs, whatever you've got, to let my dad get out of this surgery as healthy as possible, with as few complications as possible and that, after time has passed, we find out that he is cancer-free.

I love you all. Thank you.
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AMBER281 2/18/2013 10:39PM

    I hope everything went well with your dad's surgery.

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CATLADY52 2/18/2013 6:18PM

    Positive vibes and all appendages crossed. emoticon

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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 2/17/2013 9:09PM

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WEIGHTLOSSKATEL 2/17/2013 8:22PM

    Saying a prayer for you... and thinking of your whole family. I went through this with my mom last year and I really feel for you. keep us posted.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 2/17/2013 7:45PM

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JANRTEACH 2/17/2013 12:45PM

    Keeping you in our thoughts today. I have been there and know how scary it all is.

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SNOOKUMS19 2/17/2013 12:16PM

    I pray all went well for you dad and family. I will keep you all in my prayers my friend.

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BECCAR6 2/17/2013 7:42AM

    Said a prayer for your dad, for his recovery, for you and your family.

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JEREMY723 2/16/2013 8:13PM

    I'm catching up on blogs a little late. Glad to see on your feed that he's resting comfortably.

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MLH148 2/16/2013 4:51PM

    Hope all is well. You are on my thoughts emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/16/2013 2:37PM

    Prayer for your dad and you for comfort and strength. You're strong but we all need comfort in difficult situations.

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VEEJAY3 2/16/2013 1:04PM

    years ago, I asked a good friend, who had called me, to pray for me. She said 'how about right now,' and proceeded to say the most beautiful prayer.
And so, to carry on that beautiful gesture, "how about right now, dear?"

Heavenly Father, you are the Great Physician. Thank you for this faithful woman, who holds her own earthly father up to you. We ask that you bless every hand that touches him, make wise every person who guides him, and comfort and encourage every heart that longs for his recovery. Amen

I also want you to know that my own father-in-law had kidney cancer ... ... ... over 20 years ago. And is healthy today. DOES happen, CAN happen! bless you.

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LISALGB 2/16/2013 11:20AM

    I just said a prayer for your Dad, for you and your family and for complete healing.
Know that the Lord is with you all!!
Sending you much love. Looking forward to hearing good news soon!!


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MARYRUN1 2/16/2013 10:34AM

    Prayers to your dad and family :)

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EZRIN101 2/16/2013 5:55AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. emoticon

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_JODI404 2/15/2013 11:18PM

    I will definitely pray for your Dad. I agree ~ I fully believe in the power of prayer.

TRY not to worry... FAITH over fear!!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 2/15/2013 10:41PM

    I am praying! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 2/15/2013 9:37PM

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to your Dad, YOU, and your family!!
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WINNIE1978 2/15/2013 9:23PM

    Sending prayers that the surgery went well and that your dad makes a full recovery! emoticon

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DONNA5281 2/15/2013 8:28PM

  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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MELROSE13 2/15/2013 8:10PM

    PRAYERS and positive thoughts coming your way for your dad and all involved!

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CALADRIANA 2/15/2013 5:08PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Caladriana

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CAMENDEZ13 2/15/2013 5:04PM

    Praying! My Dad went through a pretty serious-cancer related surgery a few years ago. It's rough! Hang in there... praying for all of you.. God is a BIG God!

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MOM-MOM8 2/15/2013 4:51PM

    You have my prayers for your father, medical staff caring for him, and you and your family. This is a difficult time to be away from home and family. emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 2/15/2013 4:29PM

    Prayers to you and your family!
May your Dad come through this with flying colors and thus be encouraged to get pro-active in taking care of his health!

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CHANGINGSAM 2/15/2013 2:58PM

    I'm praying and sending positive vibes. emoticon

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LRSILVER 2/15/2013 2:55PM

    Hoping everthing goes well. He is in my thoughts

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SAMANTHAP46 2/15/2013 2:45PM

  prayers are with you & your family .praying your father will be well soon and cancer free


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MERRY_XMAS 2/15/2013 2:34PM

    My thoughts are with you and your father. Please keep us posted about the surgery and how he feels.
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MANILUS 2/15/2013 1:35PM

    I hope everything turns out fine and he is rid of cancer after. Take good care!

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LADYJ6942 2/15/2013 12:48PM

    big hugs and oodles of positive thoughts and prayers.

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WORLDSERIES11 2/15/2013 12:45PM

    Sending positive thoughts and energy that there is a happy outcome and your Dad has a swift and successful recovery.
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ROBYNROSE26 2/15/2013 12:44PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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ARUNNINGKAT 2/15/2013 12:19PM

    Sending hugs and prayers to you for comfort and strength and to your dad for a successful surgery and recovery. I will be watching for updates. emoticon

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GRACEMCC45 2/15/2013 12:08PM

    Thinking of you and your family today Shelby!!

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FOXYTINA 2/15/2013 11:55AM

    Your dad and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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SENIOR62 2/15/2013 11:55AM

  Will b keeping your dad in my prayers. Hope his surgery goes well and he has a speedy recovery.

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LYNSEY723 2/15/2013 11:48AM

    Sending my thoughts!! I will keep my eye out for an update... Good thoughts... good thoughts... good thoughts.... emoticon

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SEATTLESIMS 2/15/2013 11:40AM

    best wishes for your dad, yourself and family! hope you hear good news soon.


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SHRINKING_SARA 2/15/2013 11:14AM

    Thoughts and prayers!

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MINKYJAM 2/15/2013 11:05AM

    *posi vibes*

I know how scary this can be. Hang in there, and stay in touch with your family.

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POISONGIRL999 2/15/2013 10:50AM

    I will be thinking of you today and will cross anything and everything that can be crossed. Breathe will be held until we hear from you again.

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HHB4181 2/15/2013 10:49AM

    My fingers are crossed!!!

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MOMMASLILGUNNY 2/15/2013 10:22AM

    Prayers are with you and your family....

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LINZBM21 2/15/2013 10:21AM

    Sending positive thoughts your way! Hope your dad does well!

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 2/15/2013 10:18AM

    sending prayers your way....

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BEMILLER30 2/15/2013 10:15AM

    I will be praying for your Dad and your whole family today! Positive thoughts your way!

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