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7/21/09 12:14 P

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Good For You! Keep on Sparking! Isn't all the paper work tedious and exhausting?! Hang in There! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/20/09 10:19 P

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Thank you all so much. Teresa, it feels so good to talk to someone who is in the same situation I am in..... I feel like though everyone really cares, no one really understands. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I will pray for your family as well. The appointment today didn't really give us any information. We're going back tomorrow for a brain scan and more chest x-rays, wednesday we find out her treatment schedule and thursday she's having a stint put in for her IVs, treatment, etc. So it's going to be quite a week. But I'm going to keep posting, keep praying and keep on sparking! I've had a really LONG day with the appointments and then trying to get all the paper work done to transfer schools and also my mom's disability papers, etc. But I still plan on going for my nightly jog in a few minutes. It's about the only thing that helps me sleep and clears my mind.

You guys are all great and I appreciate all the support! May God be with you all.

Love and prayers,

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7/20/09 9:40 P

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Hi Sheena,

Your feelings are normal. I am 47 and my mom is the only parent I've ever known (my dad died when I was 4). On May 4th she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to her brain and adrenal gland. She was given 9-12 months with treatment. She made it through 20 radiation treatments directly to her brain but was then told that the chemo would do more harm than good. The oncologist told her 2 weeks ago that she had "months". He couldn't be any more specific than that. Like you, my mom has been my best friend for years. I don't know what I'll do without her but I've learned in the last 2 months that God has given me the strength to do everything I need to do to care for her. We don't know how much time we have but we are spending a lot of quality time together. Like the others here, if you need to talk, you can send me a private message.

Love and Prayers,
Teresa



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7/20/09 9:25 P

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Sheena, these are scary times, finding out the seriousness of the diagnosis and wading through all the information while all the while trying to move as fast as possible. Our prayers are with you and your family as you walk through this. Come back to spark often for support.

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7/20/09 1:34 P

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Let us know how the Doc appointment goes today. Take Care. emoticon

Marilyn
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Everything you've ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Ann Wigmore

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Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs.
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7/20/09 1:22 P

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thank you Rose, the kind words really do mean a lot. It helps to talk to people outside of the situation, too. We are going today for the first appointment with our new oncologist at a special cancer treatment institute. They say this doctor works miracles.... he cured my gradnfather of colon cancer 25 years ago (when people didn't survive colon cancer very often) and he cured my uncle's luekemia about 5 years ago. I'm praying he can give my mom one of those miracles, too!

thanks for your support, my spark family has always been there for me throughout my journey to good health and I know they will also be there for me through out this battle. I feel very blessed to be part of such a wonderful community of people!

Take care and God bless!

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7/20/09 10:56 A

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Sheena, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Your feelings are normal, Dear, not selfish at all!
Dealing with the loss of loved ones is the biggest challenge in life, I think. I'm sure you will find the strength deep within yourself to take care of your Mom. You've already found the courage to quit your job, leave your home, and transfer schools. BRAVO!

I hope you will post here often or send me a private SparkMail message anytime. I've dealt with cancer in my family several times over the years.
Take Care of Yourself. emoticon

Marilyn
Boise, ID
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Everything you've ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Ann Wigmore

Max Lifetime Weight: 215
SP Start Weight: 199
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Initial Goal Weight: 178
Current Goal Weight: 170

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs.
Frederick Bue


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7/20/09 2:38 A

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Hi, my name is Sheena and I am 22 years old. My family and I found out a few weeks ago that my mother has pretty advanced cancer. I've quit my job, left my home, and transfered schools to be there to take care of her. I hate to admit it.... but I'm TERRIFIED. We don't know much yet other than she has lung cancer that has spread to several other spots in her body and what the doctor told me, "your mother is going to have to fight for her life" and that the odds look bleak.

I'm terrified of a world without her. She's been my rock and my support all my life. I never had a good relationship with my father and now I'm so scared that I'm going to loose the only person in my life who has been there for me always. My mother took care of her own mother when she was only 15, and watched her mother slowly die of breast cancer. I always knew deep down that I would have to do the same for my mother one day, because she's smoked since she was 13. I'm SO scared of loosing her. I know it is so selfish of me to have these feelings and I am 22 years old and I should be strong enough to do this for her and be strong for her..... but I just don't know what to do with myself.....

Please pray for my mother and I will pray for all of your mothers.

Love in Christ,

-Sheena

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6/18/09 4:39 P

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PSCHEP,

My husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer in March. He underwent an open partial nephrectomy in April. His cancer was stage I. He's recovering well, but 10 wks out he is still having considerable pain. I hope your mom is recovering well. Feel free to PM me if you want. I will keep you and your familiy in my prayers.

Melissa

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6/13/09 6:44 A

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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. my mom made it through kidney surgery and so far so good. now on to recovery and then to addressing the lungs. Will be back to visit you all often.

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6/7/09 10:43 P

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My thoughts and prayers are with you also. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer a month ago. Staying positive is part of the battle.

Hugs,
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6/7/09 8:13 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you will come back often!

Marilyn
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Everything you've ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Ann Wigmore

Max Lifetime Weight: 215
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Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's needs.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Stay positive.

God Bless.

Heila

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9

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((((Hugs)))) to you, and your mom. I wish her the best with her surgery, and also to you. I know how hard this is for you right now, as I am dealing with my mom having lung cancer. Hang in there, and know that there are a lot of us in the same situation.

Feel free to drop me a sparkmail when you need to talk, or post here, and I'm sure a lot of others here can help you through whatever you have going on.

Hang in there!
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6/7/09 7:57 A

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Just found out my mom has kidney cancer that has spread to her lungs. She will be having surgery this Wednesday. I've been having a hard time finding support for family members during this difficult time. Thanks for being here and I'll be back to visit often!!

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