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3/5/11 12:08 P

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Thank you for the prayers, but my husband passed away last spring. He did not die of the AML and was in remission until the end, so your prayers were answered on that count. However, he got a superbug that you can only get in the hospital and passed away from that. I did not have computer acess at that time as I was in the hospital with him and it took me a long time to get back on line after the funeral.

However, please go to my spark page and read my blogs about this and you will see God at work and the message I got in answer to prayer about my husband. Start with the one about his AML and then read to the next two blogs.

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3/5/11 6:00 A

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I'm sorry that your husband has AML. I'll pray for complete cure for him. My husband has CML also known as chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

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It is not my husband, but my 35 yr old son who was diagnosed in Dec '08 with Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH), a type of soft tissue sarcoma. In the short amount of time since then he's had 2 surgeries, 3 different chemos, radiation, mets to both lungs and brain.
Being the primary caregiver for my son, I know how very difficult it is to watch your loved one go through all the trials a cancer diagnosis presents.

Good luck on your continuing journey toward achieving a more healthy lifestyle.


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Take one day at a time, keep putting one foot in front of the other. Don't look back except to see how far you have come. Take comfort in the expressions of caring from loved ones and strangers alike. Most importantly, believe in yourself. You have the strength to withstand any storm.



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emoticon so much for sharing with us.

I pray that your DH will receive a mighty and powerful healing from up above and never be ill again.

God Bless You.

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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

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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I think I may have introduced myself wrong as I thought maybe we were all supposed to introduce ourselves on one post. After studying the posts I see that everyone has been introducing themselves separately, so I will try again and hope I get this right this time. emoticon

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this team, not to SP. My husband was diagnosed last November with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). We were told it was the worst you could get and the fastest growing.

He was in the hospital for Thanksgiving and Christmas and spent 3 months there. We almost lost him the last of January/first part of February when his liver and heart began failing due to the effects of the treatment. The doctors and nurses gave up on him and the doctor said he would not be able to have any more chemo.

They had just done a bone marrow biopsy and when I asked about his chances I was told that normally there would be a 20 per cent chance he would be in remission but a much higher percentage that there would be some good news if not remission. However, with his reaction to the chemo he was given less than a 10 percent chance that we would even get good news.

My dh gave up, said he could feel his life draining out of him (and I am sure he did) and wanted to call hospice so he could die at home, but I wouldn't give up until I could see the results of the test. I called for prayer from my spark friends, and friends and Christian friends all over the world and prayers kept pouring in.

They sent him spark goodies through me, along with well wishes and prayers. When the results came in the doctor expressed complete amazement. There were no blast cells!!!! He was in remission!!!

Now we are home and he is in out-patient chemo. He has had 3 chemo treatments since we almost lost him and has them every 28 days. We will find out Monday if he needs another round or not, but for now he is still in remission.

This has truly been a roller coaster ride that only cancer spouses can truly understand and we all know that remission is not a cure. We all need constant support and never know when the news can turn from good to bad or bad to good.

However, one nurse gave us such strength and hope I would like to share it. She would come into my dh's room every morning and on the board that had "Plan for the Day" on it she would draw a heart and write beside it TRUST GOD and that is truly the only way we could have made it through this far.

Yesterday was a good day for my dh, but today is a bad day. Whatever each day brings, we are just happy to wake up together. I find myself patting his knee as we drive down the road just to reassure myself that he is really here with me.

We have learned to be happy for each and every day we have together, however many days, months, or years that may be, but realize that we are given this time to for a reason and must never take it for granted as we did in the past.

Cancer really makes you live and focus on the "Now" rather than the past or future and I am not sure but what living in the present is not fullest and most aware form of living.





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