I don't know how much more I can take right now! those I have on facebook might have seen my recent post about friends needing prayer. so let me go back to Friday. good friend/coworker on Friday (actually 3am sat) had to have emergency surgery. she's had issues with cysts (masses?) in the past and they have not been able to get them under control. (One of hte last ones she had was the size of a grapefruit. she has gotten preg and cannot carry past 11 weeks. she was abused as a teenager and she has so much damage they gave her no chances of getting preg, but when she did they knew it was going to end in miscarriage. she has been preg a total of 3 times all of which resulted in miscarriage. they ahve been trying to get her to have a partial hystorectomy for over a year now. She has refused bc she doesnt want her abusers to be the cause of her not having kids. I have tried to get her to understand if she one day does it doesnt matter bc her health is getting so bad bc of it she won't be able to care for htem. She's always considered adoption. but wants to have children of her own. (drs gave a 2% chance of this) she finally said the other day that if this last surgery was deemed unsuccessful she will give in to a parital hysterectomy. My heart breaks for her but she needs her health. she's made the decision, she's just not at peace with it.
Saturday one of our best friends father had a stroke. he is still not awake and they jsut today were able to get his heartrate down.
Sunday- found out a friend of mine has tumors in her lungs, liver and adrenal glands. She's at the hospital and her kids are unaware of waht is goign on. she's scared to death (with good reason) this all came up over a 2 week time frame. Then yesterday she finds out that sometime over hte last 2 days her house was broken into.
Today- a friend of mine hwo has a little boy that has all kinds of health problems (he's anemic, has a rare disorder where his brain was coming through where his spine is) he's had tons of surgeries including brain surgery and he's only 4. (if I remember his age correctly) This family has been through heck. Then I find out today that her little girl (first grader) had a mole removed that had cancerous cells in it. My heart is breaking for this family. I could seriously go curl on the couch and cry for hours at this point. I can't imagine. I honestly hope nothign else goes bad before Christmas bc I dont know if I can handle it. (because on top of all of this DS is being AWFUL to me. mean, throwing things, refusing to get ready in the morning etc. terrible twos have nothing compared to his terrifying threes! )
Im sorry ladies I just needed to vent and get it off my chest to see if htat would help.
I am so sorry. Sometimes life just isn't fair. I will be praying for you and all of the families that you have mentioned. It is such a horrible time of the year for bad news like that (even though no time is great, but you know what I mean). I hope you can find the right words of comfort for everyone envolved and find strength in yourself to get through the season.
Yes, these problems are just terrible. I am a Nana, but I too have been going through a huge pile of painful problems with friends, family, neighbors etc... I'm afraid no one gets through life scott-free. It is so hard dealing with these things...yet, it helps us to really appreciate the wonderful things in life!Life is just never simple
Hang in there!
Ivy, Leo and Forrest - May 2013
Patience - I just saw on you FB that your friend with adrenal cancer passed away. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I'm almost in tears here looking at her pictures on FB. What a horrible loss. Are those her kids in the pictures? That just tore me up, the thought of those kids with no mommy. *hugs*
for anyone that is not on my facebook, I lost a close friend today to adrenal cancer. she was diagnosed a month ago and had been given 6 months to a year. very quickly that went to weeks, then days. and this weekend days was cut short to hours. I pray that her wishes can be honored and awareness is made. This is a horrible horrible type of cancer and it is not usually caught very quickly. WE are in the process of starting a foundation for awareness in her honor. from what I have heard from others working on this, the more "likes" on facebook the easier it is to get the nonprofit started... I am not sure how accurate this is as I am not a part of that aspect of it. but it can't hurt right? so please go here and click like and share so others can do the same. make someone aware. Our goal of 1000 likes was reached... we are aiming for 2000 by the end of the week.
Life can be so unfair. I am sorry for everyone dealing with these problems, and hope that all of them get a good outcome.