Sunday, March 10, 2013

Prayer Request


This week, I will be heading to Texas to help take care of my Dad, and get him to and from his radiation and chemo treatments. A while back, I typed a post about Dad having surgery on some of the vertebrae on his back.  After the surgery, he started radiation. When initially diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer in his lower vertebrae, doctors were not able to pinpoint the origin of his cancer.    Even through CAT scans and MRI’s, there was no origin identified.  Finally, doctors requested an upper GI series, at which point the origin was identified.  The origin turned out to be a tumor in the lower-third of his esophagus.   Doctors stretched my Dad’s esophagus, to make it easier for him to get food and liquids in his stomach.  On Tuesday, he will finish his radiation, then start going for chemo.  The chemo treatments will be in-depth to reduce the size of the tumor and kill it off. 

If and when I have down time this week, I will try to read and comment on all of your posts and try to answer your comments. 

I have just one request from my friends; please keep my Dad in your prayers.  He is strong, wants to fight this cancer, kick its butt, and live life to its fullest.

 

33 comments:

  1. Father God, we come together in Your presence to declare that the cancer in Sandy's dad is NOT welcome, and must go! We speak a healing in Jesus' name - a name which is above all other names - and command the cancer to die & disappear from her dad's body.

    We thank You and give You all the praise, honor and glory, Lord. In Jesus' name, amen!

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Thank you so very for your warm words and prayers. Heading for Texas in the morning and will share your prayers with my Dad.

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    2. Rev. Paul - thank you for the beautiful prayer for Sandy's Dad....with words like yours, his cancer doesn't stand a chance!

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    1. Practical Parsimony,

      Thank you so much, we truly appreciate your prayers.

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  3. You both will be in our prayers!!!

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    1. Jillian,

      Thank you for your prayers :-)

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  4. The power of prayer is amazing.

    My voice joins all the others in praying for your Dad.

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    1. Gail,

      Yes Ma'am the power is very amazing.
      Thank you for your warm words and prayers.

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  5. You can count on our clan to say prayers for you and yours.

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    1. K,

      Thank you so very much, prayers are needed :-)

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  6. With an attitude like your Dad's he certainly may ! He is in our prayers ! Travel safely.

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  7. I will pray for your dad...I don't forget. Take care.

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    1. JMD,

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be sending you a e-mail response.

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  8. Sandy, it is our privilege to pray in agreement with you for your father's healing. We'll also pray for you as the job of a caretaker is also very stressful.

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  9. dear Sweet Sandy - you and yours are always in our thoughts and prayers! but we will be sure to "extra" pray that you travel safely and that your tough Dad gets through this. he sounds like a great man and if you got your guts, wit and will from him - then he will be just fine! lots of love, hugs and prayers heading your, and your Dad's way, from me and jambaloney!!!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber and Jambaloney,

      Thank you for being dear friends and sending prayers. I believe I did get Dad's guts, wit and will :-)

      Hugs and Love back at you.
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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  10. Gotcha covered! No reply needed, take care of your Dad.

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  11. Sweet Sandy...We will be praying for your safe journey and a complete healing for your Dad.

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      Thank you so much for your kind words :-)

      Your Friend,
      sandy

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  12. If you need anything while you are down here don't hesitate to let us know.

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    1. MDR,

      Thank you for the offer, I so appreciate your kindness.

      Your Texas/Oklahoma Friend,
      Sandy

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  13. We have been having special prayer services at our church 2 times a week, for a few weeks now for those living and suffering from cancer...I will add him to our prayer list...Take care my friend!

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    1. Homestead Lady,

      Thank you so much for adding my dad to your prayer list. I will give you a call this weekend sometime.
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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  14. Oh Sandy I am so sorry I will keep him in my prayers. Take care. Hug B

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    1. Buttons,

      Thank you for your warm words and prayers.
      Sandy

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  15. This sickens my heart. WHY am I hearing the same story from so many people. My family. My friends. My bloggers. This is insane and beyond cruel.

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    1. Lotta Joy,
      Yes it's insane and cruel. Cancer is a bad word!!!!

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  16. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will pray for all of you.

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    1. Glenda,

      Thank you so much for your warm words and prayers.

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