Friday, June 12, 2009

Heart thread - 06/12/2009 - updated (2x)

Susankay sends a request:
Paul -- request prayers for my next door neighbors (and frequent adversaries in various suits) Kathy with COPD and worries over Dan with pancreatic cancer which has developed into bone mets. We have fought about so much but they are now hurting and in need of our prayers.

I ask your ongoing prayers for Ellie who faces many challenges.

Update on my nephew Jay below.

UPDATE #2 from my sister Iva this evening:
Thank you!
for your prayers, also those of your prayer partners.

News flash! Aunt May is in Selma hospital, will be going to rest home on Monday for "a week or two" to gain strength. Also Shirley [our sister] took a fall tonight in a restaurant. She is home and I will check with her in the morning and keep you informed!
Nighty night!
We have some good news.
From Roseann:

I just talked to Gary's surgeon and everything went really well. They put a pain blocker in his shoulder so he didn't have to be put deeply under and he's waking up now. I'll bring him home in about an hour.

Thank you so much everyone for all the prayers. You're the best!

(I nicked Roseann's update from Mimi. The next two are also from Mimi.)

Let us continue to remember Mimi's niece:
It is cancer - about the size of a dime - totally encapsulated - he took out extra tissue. She has to go back next week for chest x-ray, MRI and blood work - and they'll take some lymph nodes from her armpit? I think next step after that is radiation. She's handling it pretty well.

UPDATE: Please add KJ, his sister, and his father to your prayers.

My sister heads towards the conclusion of chemo next month, and is doing well. She has been the primary support person for my dad in his battle with colon cancer. I can't remember if I reported that it is stage 4. Chemo has been complicated by low white blood cell count. Fortunately, he's a tough old bird.
For Joel and Margaret.

Continued healing for Diane's arm.

Offering thanksgiving for Gallito Mescalito's healing.

For Erik von Brunn, son of alleged killer James van Brunn, who wrote this:
For the extremists who believe my father is a hero: it is imperative you understand what he did was an act of cowardice. To physically force your beliefs onto others with violence is not brave, but bullying. Doing so only serves to prove how weak those beliefs are. It is simply desperation, reminiscent of a temper tantrum when a child cannot get his way. Violence is a cop out; an easy answer for an ignorant problem.

His actions have undermined your "movement," and strengthened the resistance against your cause. He should not be remembered as a brave man or a hero, but a coward unable to come to grips with the fact he threw his and his families lives away for an ideology that fostered sadness and anguish.
Duh! Continued prayers for my sister-in-law Janet's healing. And ongoing recovery for my friend Kathy.

"One Love" for our hearts this evening:

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for all.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!