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Monday, February 20, 2012

ALL APOLOGIES AND UPDATES

Hello all my lovely friends and followers in blogland.  As you may have noticed, I have not posted since Weds., which is very rare for me.  I wound up taking a wee self-imposed "mental health" break.  I will be catching up on some posting over the rest of the week, but just at this time, wanted to ask for your prayers, and LOTS of them.

First, my 9 year old son and I got to visit CB today - we were hoping to go late last week, but I came down with an illness, which is a sinus infection, but at the time I was not sure if it was a cold, flu or what was going on.  CB is looking good and feeling decent even with having to do chemo once a week, but he definitely has a long fight on his hands - he will do chemo for 3 years - so I would LOVE if you could keep your prayers coming for him and his family!

The next thing, I found out about on Fri. and it has pretty much wiped me out mentally.  I don't know if you remember, but back in Dec., a dear friend of mine found out she had a rare form of women's cancer. She had surgery and when they went in to do a follow up, they did not find clear margins, which means there was still cancer, but they thought they could monitor it and treat it with drugs and not have to do chemo or other treatments.  Unfortunately, she started having some other issues last weekend and had to go back into the hospital.  They found metastasizing cancer in her lungs that has spread to her brain and bone.  This came as a complete shock and the prognosis is not so good.  This person is about 20 years older than me and is a great friend, confidant and mentor - someone who has gotten me through a lot of tough times over the past 6 years.  She started chemo on Fri. and I am praying for a miracle for her, I hope you will include her in your prayers as well.

Thanks so much and sorry for the somber tone of this post, but I just needed to share this information with you.  THANKS for listening.  Hugs!

27 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends, Audrey. Please take care.

Julia said...

Praying things will get better soon.
Hugs,
Julia

Rhonda Miller said...

Sorry to hear your news. I will be praying for both of them. I hope things go well. Take care of yourself as well.

Ardilla said...

Praying for you and your friends.
Sorry for the news.

Jill said...

Audrey, so sorry to hear of all that sadness, I'll be thinking of you. Jill x

Meihsia Liu said...

Praying for you and your friends.

Glennis said...

Sorry to read your sad news - I am thinking of you

craftykitten said...

Hey Aud, so sorry to read your sad news hunni. You should not apologise for sharing sweetie, after all a trouble shared is a trouble halved! It is hard to see friends and family go through cancer treatments and sometimes just as hard for your friends to watch you go through it mentally with them.
My thoughts and prayers are with you as well as those receiving treatment. Take care of yourself through all this Aud.
Big hugs
Dawn xxx

Chrizette said...

I will be thinking of you and your friends and family in this terrible time. We found out this weekend that my father has cancer as well . . .

Celestial Things

Danie May said...

You and your friend will both be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time Audrey. I know how devasting such news can be having just lost a close friend to a very short battle with cancer late last year.

Maryann said...

It´s really true, what a saying we have here says, that one accident necver stands alone, isn´t it? I feel really sorry for you Audrey and I really hope and pray, that a miracle will happen to your friend, and I will keep both of you and your families in my thoughts and prayers, that´s for sure, and you don´t need to appoligize for these things hun, I really think we all would go down mentally, with sooo much bad news in such a short time. I know, what it´s like, as I too have lost not just one but 3 close friends to this dreadful disease the last 5 years and just got the news, that another one have got it too now, so I know exactly how you feel right now hun.
Stay strong and please take good care hun.

Lizy said...

I am so sorry to hear of the illnesses of your friends. I will pray for them and I sincerely hope a miracle will save them.
Hugs to you too for your strength and friendship to the ones you love and care for.
Lizy xx

Sandra said...

Oh so sorry to read about your news Audrey lots and lots of prayers go out to you all and no appologies are needed, hopefully strenght will draw from one an other and keep your spirits up too Audrey, nice of you to let us know and like myself there are lots of lovely people out there that are going to say lots of prayers l'm sure, take care and love to all:) Sandra H

Karen said...

You are a very good friend Audrey and my wishes and prayers are sent to you. They are making such big strides in the treatment of cancer these days and I hope something comes good for your friends soon hugs Karen x

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness Audrey, I am so sorry to hear all this. How awful for poor wee CB and your friend. I hope you are ok. Im keeping you, CB and your friend in my thoughts. Look after yourself Audrey. We'll all be here when you are ready to come back. Lee xx

Crie Artezzanato said...

Hi Audrey!

Dont worry, trust in God.
I will be praying for both of them too.

Val from Brazil.
www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

Lisa Atha said...

Awe, Audrey, so sorry to hear all of this. I lost a friend very suddenly last summer to a neuro-muscular disease. We thought she was improving, then one night it moved into her heart and took her away from us. I have been so lost ever since, I used to talk to her on the phone almost everyday. So, I so know what you must be feeling. Prayers are with you!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Lisa

Frea said...

Dear Audrey, I am so sorry you are having such a rough time right now. I know how hard it is to watch someone who is dear to you having to fight for their life. You are all in my thoughts. Hugs, Frea

Kathy Bradley said...

You and your friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Craftyanny said...

I'm so sorry your having a rough time Aud.
I'll keep you and your friends in me prayers
Anne x

Mary J said...

OH Audrey honey, you are going through so much at the moment - I will be thinking of you and just let me know if there is anything, anything at all, that I can do to help.

{{hugs}}

Mary xxxxxxxx

Love crafts forever said...

So sorry Audrey to hear about this. My prayers goes to you and your Family, and your Friends. Sometimes mirecle does happend
Hugs Nat

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness sweetie-such a lot to handle-I would take a mental break myself.
Thank goodness they all have you in their lives....saying prayers for you and your family and your friends.
These are the times we find out just how strong we are.
Wanted to thank you for becoming my newest follower...I am now yours sweetie.
Holy smokes that is one spectacular giveaway,would be over the top to win that one...is there an end date, couldn't find any date.
Thanks for offering
Hugs sweetie

Lisa M said...

Most certainly our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family and friend as we pray for a miracle and recovery.
Warmest hugs to you Audrey and sincerest wishes and positive thoughts.

Hugs,
Lisa xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Oh so sorry to read about these unfortunate happenings. I will keep my fingers crossed and pray for a miracle too, hunny. Hope you are feeling better too. Take care! Hugs...Mona

Trish and Treasure said...

Sending some love and support during these difficult times.
Hugs Trish xoxoxo

Kendra said...

Big hugs and warm thoughts for you and your family and friends!