Friday, September 28, 2007

IT'S SNEAKY, AND IT STRIKES AGAIN

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this. After receiving such great news about my grandmother, we have received news from the other end of the spectrum for a close family friend.

Please pray for my sweet friend. Out of respect for her privacy and her family, I will refer to her as Mrs. C...God will know who you're talking about when you pray for her!

Mrs. C was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has just found out this week that it is Stage 4, and she just found out yesterday (Thursday) that it has metastasized to the bone. (She has six spots spread over three different areas of her bones.) It is in all of her lymph nodes as well.

They will be treating this cancer very aggressively. Chemotherapy will be the first step of many. Mrs. C has a very long battle ahead of her. Aside from the cancer, Mrs. C is very healthy. She has taken care of her body, and this will help her during treatment.

Ladies, Mrs. C was very faithful in getting her mammograms each year. Please carryout this important procedure on a regular schedule and do monthly self-exams. Report anything that feels or looks suspicious to your doctor.

I believe that God can take away Mrs. C's cancer if He so chooses. I believe in the power of prayer.

Matthew 19:26 says, "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."


Please, please pray for Mrs. C. Please pray for her husband and her two sons. Please pray for her extended family. Please pray that they may find peace in all of this sadness and fear. Please pray for a full recovery for her.

Blessings to all of you...

4 comments:

Monica said...

Wow, you have so much going on in your life right now and so many loved ones in need. I'll be praying for both your grandmother and friend. I'll be praying for you, too, and that God would use you to in the lives of these special ladies.

Life is just plain sad sometimes. I'm glad we don't have to mourn as those who have no hope.

Blessings.

jen at Conversations said...

I am so glad to hear that your grandma is doing so well. I will continue to pray for her and your friend Mrs. C.

Bubba's teacher was diagnosed in July, Mrs. P. She goes to our church and is doing well with it. She is in the first stages of chemo, and is attempting to teach most days. You can add her to your C-word prayer list.

Sarah said...

Oh wow... two sons... a husband... obviously countless friends...
I am praying that Mrs. C will find DELIVERANCE from this and that her healing will be a shocking testimony to the doctors, nurses, friends, & neighbors. And I'm praying for you as you hold up this family -- and your own.

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

Monica, Jen, and Sarah,

Thank you so much for your bold prayers and your support. I do appreciate it so much (and on behalf of Mrs. C and family.

Jen, I will add Mrs. P to our prayer list. That is wonderful that she is attempting to teach when she is able!