Friday, September 25, 2009

Prayer Needed....Please

Thank God it's Friday....

And I don't think I have ever meant it more...such a hard week for me...emotional and physical draining without a doubt the hardest in a while...Work was hard this week, a lot of choices and a lot of stress, but it all comes with the territory of being the manager of a lot of people, it usually isn't as bad as this week has been, and not even a weekend, I can only imagine...
Tonight I am sad and I even went and hung out with some friends, but this black cloud over me will not be shaken, sometimes it is this that just makes people throw in the towel and try to disappear for awhile...Get another job or just pack up and move far far away...My week as crappy as it was, wasn't even close to the news I got last night....

This is what this whole post is about....


Let me start at the beginning as you know from another post my sister suffers from tumors on her thyroid...Well yesterday she went in for surgery to have those removed and even her thyroid if she had to..well her surgery went great and they didn't have to even take all her thyroid out, they left part of it, which just means she doesn't have to be on the strongest strength of the synthoid medicine. The surgery lasted over 5 hours, but it was a success...which we are all very relieved about!!!

The other part and the reason for all the talk about my sis, is this week she has been having headaches and vision problems she is 36 and a mother of 4...she is a strong woman and stubbornly strong willed, she has had this condition before a couple of years ago and they were able to treat it with medicine...okay I am getting ahead of myself...she went to the doctor last week for these symptoms and when she told him of her pain he immediately ordered an emergency CT and MRI...well she called me at work when she had the results from these tests....and I was not prepared to hear her tell me her brain is swollen she has a cyst on her brain...a tumor...she is getting rid of the ones in her throat on her thyroid and now....she has at least one on her brain....Is this what caused the swelling of her brain, the fluid on her brain is doing what they call “washing” her brain. She cannot see anything and she has such bad headaches that the surgery she had yesterday, she wasn't even worried about, she just wanted morphine, to make the headaches stop for awhile...when she had the swelling and fluid on her brain before, they never did a CT or MRI so who knows if last year this cyst was there then...

I just had to write this...this is bothering me so much and I cannot even think... My buddy has been so wonderful,I love him so mucn...he is always trying to find the positive in everything, and I do too, but cannot help thinking the worst and worrying about EVERYTHING...Please keep her in your prayers, she has another appointment on the 7th...and she is on medicine for the swelling and pressure of her hopefully that will get better so she can at least function....She went to the doctor on Tuesday and wanted to go to work on Wednesday and surgery on Thursday i took her to work but they sent her home...Which I told her they would....but the fact that she went as bad as she is doing and feeling says a lot for my sissy...


Thank you all for listening and for your support....It is so appreciated and thank you for praying for my sister...

cheers to new beginnings,


  1. I'm keeping your sister in my prayers and thoughts!!

  2. Oh, your sister and the whole family are in my prayers. Its horrible to see a sibling suffer, especially when they have young children - I lost my brother two years ago and he had 4 young kids, but his health was bad for a while.
    Hang in there...stress isn't easy on your new healthier ways - I hit a 10 week plateau in the spring that started with the death of my mother in law - but no matter what, keep going!
    Hugs to all of you....
    Lots of love....

  3. Hi Irene. Good on you for posting even when you are having such a difficult time.

    Your family must be going through so much at this time. I'll be thinking of your sister and hoping things get better for her. So many good wishes from so many people coming her way must make a positive difference.

    With Best Wishes to all of you,
    Bearfriend xx

  4. I'm so sorry that you and your sister are having such a terrible time... thinking of you all. It sounds like she is a strong woman - and a stubborn one - just the kind of personality you need at times like these

  5. Sending love and prayers to you, your sister, and your family during this time, Irene.


  6. I'll keep your sister and your family in my thoughts and prays.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear this about your sister. You're both in my thoughts.

  8. I'm definitely keep your sister in my thoughts and prayers. And you, too.

  9. Sorry to hear about all the challenges she has been facing. Prayers & positive thoughts for all of you.

    Best wishes,

  10. so sorry your sister is going thru all this, I will lift you both up in pray! Stay strong, I've seen others go thru this simular situation and come out ok...God has a plan for her. I hope you have a pleasany doing GREAT

  11. Hi Irene,

    I'll be thinking of your sister and sending her lots of good wishes.

    P.S. At least, don't worry about the thyroid. That's a piece of cake (I've got family and friend experience in that area.)

  12. Rene honey, I hate to hear that about Jo. Why didn't you call me? I'm sure you are awefully upset by that news. Jo is so strong, but she gets so tired at times... tired from the emotional and physical stress that gets her down. She has courage like I've never seen and optimism, good grief she is so optomistic! I'm sure she will be just fine. I will keep her in my prayers and you also. You need to have the courage she has to stay on track. I know stress gets up most of the time. Don't let it get to you. Hang in there and know that God will take care of Jo.

    x's and o's

  13. Baby,
    I truly believe that JoEllen will pull through this, I do. The cyst may be benign, operable and 100% removable, relieving the symptoms, and giving her life back. It does happen that way, it does. It can. I pray it will.

    Love you baby,
    We'll pray together sweety,

  14. Oh Irene, I am so sorry to hear about your Sister. May the best of the best review and see her through this and with much prayer and love may she start to live her life to the fullest again.
    Keep your chin up.

  15. your families strong bonds, and faith are so needed at this time. sending a prayer to you and yours. if anyone can get through this, you guys can. *hugs* r.

  16. Positve thoughts and prayers are being sent your way!!!

  17. I have lost all my family and I really have no answers but one...

    God is in charge. I don't know what the plan is but I know he is in control.

    I think for me to understand it would be like an ant trying to understand the ocean... so in the end I really do put it all down to trust and faith. Sometimes, a lot of the time, I'd like answers... but I know that end the end my faith in God really holds me together.

    I will pray for you and your family.


  18. May the Lod Bless your home and that the healing power of the Holy Spirit will heal your sister. In Jesus name. Amen

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your sis. I'm praying for her and you and the whole family. Prayer is a powerful thing. Hugs to you Irene.

  20. I'm so sorry that this difficulty has suddenly appeared in your lives. You will be in my thoughts. Hugs!

  21. Irene, I am so sorry for the problems you and your family are having. You are in my prayers! Stay positive.....and as your banner have to have a faith!

  22. Irene
    My prayers are with you and your sister and your family.
    I pray for complete healing
    Keep strong know where I am if you need to chat

  23. I'm praying and will continue to keep you, your sister and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. Irene, I've not met you yet, but hope to when Sean and I get the 2 of you and my husband and me together for dinner sometime. (I met Sean through the challenge, and am a regular follower.) I just read his blog today of the report on your sister. Please know that my husband and I will be praying for you all! I pray for peace for you all, and healing for your sister. Blessings to you all!

  26. (Sorry, the delete was because of typos.)