Friday, December 12, 2008

If you could, please spare a prayer

I'm going to take some time out from blogging about weight loss as I just received this letter from a friend of mine:


Hello everyone,
Just wanted to give you an update. I just got off the phone with Jen and kinda good news/bad news. Its officially breast cancer and it has so far spread to at least one lymph node. The tumor in her chest is size of a walnut and the lymph is size of pea. There could be more in the nodes, but they are small enough to not be felt. She is undergoing CAT scan on Tuesday to make sure it hasn't spread any further.
Now for the good news. Its a non-aggressive form of cancer. So if you are going to have cancer, best kind to have.
They are going to be starting chemo asap and then following with radiation. Surgery is last resort if the chemo/radiation doesn't take care of it all. She's looking at a rough 8 months. But she sounded relieved to at least know its treatable and she's sounds pretty optimistic. She's drained though for obvious reasons.
I am so glad that we are going out there - interesting thing about timing sometimes huh?
Just want to thank you for your prayers and ask if you could to continue them. If you have any prayer warriors in your circle of friends, I know she would greatly appreciate all the assistance!


Please, if you've got some time, Jen could use positive thoughts, prayers and wishes. She's in for the fight of her life. Thank you.


Katschi said...

I will definitely keep Jen in my prayers, Roder! Happy thoughts only :)

I am a cancer survivor myself ~~ thyroid cancer which is a "good" cancer to get as it's highly treatable :)

Tamzin said...

Just did.
I've got my fingers crossed for her as well.

Pamela said...

I will be keeping Jen and her family in my thoughts and prayers, Roder!

My mom is a two-year breast cancer survivor.

Merry Mary said...

Will keep her in my prayers.

Lyn said...

I will keep her in my prayers too. And I wanted to just say thank you, Roder, for your support while I've been struggling. It means a lot to me.

Tena said...

She's in my prayers. As well as her family and friends.

Skye's the Limit said...

Awe, how sad. :o( I will definitely keep them in my prayers. They are blessed to have you as a friend.

SeaShore said...

I have said a prayer for your friend and her family.

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