Thursday, September 22, 2011

Updates and Prayers


Okay.  First of all, I don't know if I'm gonna get in trouble for sharing this or not.  Technically, I'm not sharing on facebook, so...anyway.  My dad is a VERY private person.  He is 72, and in that generation, you keep your problems to yourself, it's nobody's business, we don't talk about things like this, blah, blah, blah.  Well tough.

My dad is also a Christian.  They have told their closest friends...I have asked a few people to pray via e-mail and such, but I want as many people praying for my Daddy as possible, so I'm making it known.  My dad was just diagnosed with cancer.  Adenocarcinoma to be exact.  Right now all we know is that he has one "small" tumor in his right lung.  He had a PET scan last Saturday, and an MRI on Monday which will determine if the cancer is anywhere else, and what stage he is.  So I am asking you to please pray that this cancer is only in the one spot, and that it can be treated and cured without surgery.  My dad is not in the best of health anyway.  Ironically, he quit smoking about 3 months ago after 60+ years.

Also, if you know my parents, please do not say anything to them at this time.  His name is Harold.

Obviously this is horrible news, and it's stressing me out.  I'm not ready to lose my dad.  I know no one ever is, but Jacob is only 5 and he needs his Papa.

Stress is not good for my MG.  Nor is this wicked cold that will not leave me alone.  So that's my second request, that you please pray for me to get rid of this blasted thing.  It's really starting to take its toll.

Jacob is mostly better...still coughing a bit and runny nose on and off.  Doug hasn't gotten the head cold, but he has been achy and just generally feeling kind of under the weather for the last week or so as well.

Finally, I am scheduled to have a port put in Wednesday the 28th.  I MUST be over this cold, and I want everything to go well.  I have toughed out a lot of bad treatments with the plasmapheresis, but this last one was just too much.  I have never wanted a port.  The risk of infection, of it clotting, not working, having to be replaced too soon, etc.  But my veins are revolting, so after 11 years, I think it's time. I would very much appreciate your prayers for that as well.

So thanks you can tell I kind of have a lot on my plate right now, and knowing you all are praying helps me SO much.


Rachel said...

I'm sorry you are going through so much right now...
You know you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers...
Remember, I'm only an e-mail away...

The Jammie Girl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I will certainly keep him in my prayers. My mom was diagnosed with a rare and virulent form of cancer, but after surgery and chemo four years ago she's doing great - I'm praying for results just as good for your dad. And I've put your port placement on my calendar - I'll be praying for you all day. The power of prayer is not to be underestimated!!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

As always, Kerri, you are in my prayers and I'll include your dad as well.


Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Patty Ann said...

Kerri, I am so sorry. We will keep both of you in our prayers. I am an EMT (not great, but I love it). The people that I know with ports love them. It makes treatments so much less painful and they are not getting poked all the time and yes, you do have to watch, but they seem to do so much better than the hunt and stick method. I hope you discover that your decision is a great thing!!

Young Wife said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father! Praying for him, and you!

Carole Brown said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, your worries about him and your cold. Will be praying for you and him, and also asking God to take good care of all of your loved ones.
Will also focus on you feeling healthier for your procedure on the 28th and sending your prayers for that day too. xox

Patricia said...

My heart aches for you, Kerri, and my eyes cry real tears. You can rest assured you, your Dad, your son, and your husband, are in my prayers as of right now.

Hold on tight to each other.