Shooters Forum banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
The Verdict is in...

As many of you know, my wife, Kathy, had Stage 2 ovarian cancer tens years ago, when she was 37. She was, quite literally, gutted. We, then, almost lost her to a massive internal infection. She underwent 8 months of intense chemo.

Last year at this time, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a bilateral mastectomy. Her hair, after all the chemo, is just now about 1.5 inches long.

We've just gotten the results of her latest PET scan. Compared to one 3 months ago, there's a marked difference. Problematic areas show as dark black spots and she now has 11 of them on her liver, her left kidney, left lung and 3 on her spine. She saw her GP, yesterday, and all he would say is that she would have to discuss the results with her oncologist. As an O.R. RN with 20 years in the OR, she has enough knowledge to know there's a real problem. If she is correct, there will be little in the way of treatment options.

Kathy has the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 gene mutations which are high indicators of susceptibility to ovarian and breast cancers, both of which very often lead to reappearance in other forms, throughout the body. For us, it has never been "if" she gets cancer again, but, rather, when.

I'd appreciate every prayer your willing to offer up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,054 Posts
I am prayng for you and your wife in this difficult time - You both have been through so much. We can never take anything in life for granted. If possible, keep your faith in God in spite of all this fallen world does to you and your wife. God Bless you and keep you.
 

·
"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
Joined
·
7,762 Posts
I sat rereading you post over again and again and it only leaves me with the thought of hold her hand every chance you get, and the rest you'll know better than I. I only wish there was something I could say or do that offered assurances of better things to come in your life. At age 72, I've been exposed to "it's not fair" a number of times in my life and don't have answers for that either other than whatever the grand plan is, it's up to us to do the best we can and hopefully be excited and impressed with the beauty of the world around us....and part of that beauty is the strength and will power of people under stress, sometimes beyond imagination.

Be well,

Dan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,239 Posts
God bless you both! Prayers are coming!
Greg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
596 Posts
Prayers are coming from north of the border.
We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, may our Farther wrap his arms around you and your family and give you comfort.

Blessings,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Lord I pray that you will watch over this man and his wife as they are going through a tough time.I ask that you will take away their pain and help them to over come what they are going throught together.help them to keep each other lifted up in happyness.for Lord it is your will to their lives her life.for you know whats best as we have no clue.load they need you now more than ever.for its you we love and trust.Amen

hope your wife is Ok and doing better.when I read this I just had to pray this very minute.so I went to typeing it out as I prayed.your new friend when you need one for help.just wish could help or at lest give a hand.John
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
217 Posts
I too have prayed

I am sorry to hear of your very troubling situation. I have prayed for you and your wife.

May God be with you and your wife and make his presence known to you both.

Terry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
An update... Kathy and I are in the process of planning her funeral and interment. She's very pragmatic about death after working in the O.R. for nearly 25 years and recognizes that everyone faces death - some younger than she. Me? I'm a wreck.

We have more biopsies to do on Monday and then we meet with the big guns. Already her G.P. has termed her condition, grievous. The guns will be the last stop and we will continue walking the trail, together, until we reach the end.

My wife, my lover, my best friend and soulmate... it hurts so bad...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
I am so sorry to hear of you and your wife's suffering. This morning as I lead my Sunday School class we'll say a prayer for you. Just think, though, your wife spent 25 years as an OR nurse? She got to help sooo many people in her career. You are both loved in Christ and He will give you both the strength to endure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Well... we met with the big three Docs today. Prognosis is 6 months on the high side with no viable treatment.

I have no words.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
217 Posts
I am so sorry to hear of awful news.

I know you have no words, of course you don't. Who could at a time so tough as this?

I will continue to pray for you in this time and that coming.

Terry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
596 Posts
Prayer will continue to come from my family for your wife and yourself along with the rest of your family.


Blessings,
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
205 Posts
My friend, Just want you to know that you and your wife are special to God and me. I share a common burden in that my wife is cancerous, too. Ginny and I will pray for you. Keep us posted
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top