Personal Prayer Request

I’ve known this possibility exist for some time, but I was busy being positive this wouldn’t happen that it snuck up on me.

I found out I have breast cancer this morning. I can’t decide how I feel at the moment other than a little mad. I haven’t been able to do more than shed a tear or two, but when I feel the crying coming on, I’ll lock myself in my bedroom and let it fly.

The past few years, dealing with Cowden’s Syndrome and all the health issues it entails, I’ve felt like there is no way I can get cancer. Now I have to change my attitude to there is no way this cancer is going to get me! I’m actually angry. I guess that is where my fighting spirit comes from.

I’m worried about Barry and the stress he is putting himself through.This could have waited another year. He’d at least be two weeks post-stroke. I’m trying to be strong in front of him. He doesn’t need the worry. But I need him too!

Well, I need to write my usual weekend posts, so I’ll stop babbling.

If you are a praying person, please add me to your list. I need as many prayers as I can get. Thanks for your support!

38 thoughts on “Personal Prayer Request

  1. I also came across your blog through Martha’s blog, and see this as a “Divine
    appointment.” I will be praying for you and Barry as The Lord walks with you through
    this journey…drawing you ever-closer to His sustaining strength…

    • Thank you so much. Appointment could not have been better today. It is Stage one. They can remove it with outpatient surgery. Will know treatment needed when tumor is removed and canalized. Couldn’t have asked for a better report.
      Thank you for your support! Jill

  2. I was just asked to put you on my prayer list – so you are being lifted up to God. I would also like to share with you that I am 12 yr breast cancer survivor. I understand and like Presents of Presence stated, “Iā€™m holding my hand out to you”. God bless you

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  4. Martha sent me here, Jill – just so you know! God bless Martha!
    I’m so sorry! Now that I know about you and Barry, I plan to pray for you two. May Jesus give you strength and humor and everything you need.

    • Maria,

      Thank you for your strength and support. Martha is such a sweet lady. Thank you for visiting our Blog. Barry and I enjoy posting so much. It is our joint venture.
      Have a bless day, Jill

    • Thanks for your prayers and support, Jody! Always great to see you visiting our blog. One of these days I’m going to ask advice about a beach to take my hubby to…..Jill

      • What a wonderful idea! I never feel better than when I’m at the beach with loved ones! WebMD agrees: “Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.” That must be it! šŸ™‚

  5. Many hugs, Jill. As you know, I am so sorry you have yet more to go through. I’m glad you are reaching out. See tric’s comment above–it’s a good one. Please keep us in the loop. I am praying for you and your recovery, but I will also pray for Barry to get through this strongly.
    Is this another part of that nasty Cowden’s?

    • Doctors appt put off till Tuesday at lunch. I’ll let you know. There is a lot more to Cowden’s that I’d rather not deal with. The sad thing is no one knows how to treat it….Jillxo
      Thanks for the prayers and support, Luanne… šŸ™‚

  6. I’m holding my hand out to you ~ I’m an 11 yr breast cancer survivor. Please don’t hesitate to reach out ~ I’ll keep you in my prayers. You’ve been through enough already…so very sad for you!

  7. That stinks! You are in my prayers.

    I understand your reaction. Saturday I discovered a lump under my armpit. I was pissed. Then I was thankful that it was at least somewhere where I could feel it. I made the doctor appt for Wed, not Monday because I had more important things to do and a lump was not going to change that. I have been telling myself for a year since I was diagnosed with Cowden’s that when (not if) they found a lump, cancer, had to operate- that I will be letting go of both breasts.

    Just like you – this wasn’t supposed to be this soon.

    I need to lose 20 lbs (ha), clean my house, get in better shape, update my will again, organize my affairs better, get some time in at my new job, earn up some more sick time.

    I’m just pissed that I have to get all of this done now. I have a 4-6 wk wait to see if the lump is a lymph node infection. It’s not. In my heart I know that.

    I am in shock that you were diagnosed now. It makes me mad for you. I do trust in God and I do pray and I will for you, Jill. Please continue to blog. Your writing will help others out there. I do believe I am one of those you are helping.

    F Cancer. Just as the man with the license plate says. Fight.


    Sent from my iPhone

  8. Try to be positive. We have a very strong history in our family, my sister and four first cousins. All are between 1 and 15 years post treatment, BUT all are very very well! Mind yourself.

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