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Prayers needed for a dear, longtime friend

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by Lurline63, May 30, 2011.

  1. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    DH and I learned today that a close friend of his from college, with whom we have both kept in regular contact, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. We'll know more in the next few days, yet the initial belief is that a melanoma he had a few years ago has metastasized to his brain, and possibly his lungs. The prognosis is uncertain. Please keep our friend AJ in your thoughts and prayers. I've seen what brain cancer can do.

    Thank you.
  2. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    :(..hugs from here..sigh .I guess you do know for sure..

    hugs on the Hucc day.

    .may it be your friend has the ability to battle it.love to Pizzaboy- Marty and Neil too...Joanne
  3. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Lisa, we are dealing with the exact same thing with a family member. Prayers on the way.
  4. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Cutie and Whimsy.

    Whimsy, I hadn't known, or had (unfortunately) forgotten. My thoughts are with you, also. HUGS.
  5. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Prayers and best wishes to both AJ and Whimsy's family member.

    JANPEP Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Prayers are on the way for your friend AJ & also for you & your family.
  7. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Prayers and good thoughts to your friend and Whimsy's family member also.
  8. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

    Prayers for all from here. Susan
  9. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Prayers for AJ and his family, and Whimsy's family also.

    My friend is also battling brain cancer, and has for almost 5 years now. She was supposed to start chemo again this morning (it would be her 6th chemo rounds since I've known her) but when she got to hospital, someone in the dr's office had forgotten to put her on the schedule! Back on Tuesday...
  10. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you again. Glo, thanks for the update on your friend, as well. I just spoke with AJ. His spirits are good, despite a prognosis that is not. As expected, he got confirmation today that this is related to the melanoma. He also learned that, in addition to his brain, it also spread to his lung (which was suspected) and to his liver. This is DH's best friend, and they go back 30+ years, so this is hard on him. Thank you again.
  11. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Prayers for your long time friend.
  12. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Oh Lisa, I am so sorry. I know too well how difficult this is for all his close and wider family. I have known too many people fighting cancer, and it is astounding how all of them are so brave and have such an amazing attitude. I learn a lot from people such as your husband's best friend. Bless him!

    My friend's brain cancer is not the type that can spread, it just grows and gets larger. But, it is inoperable, and does seem to shrink with each chemo set. In addition to her brain cancer, Angela also has lupus, lung and heart issues, etc. No matter how bad I might hurt from my nerve injuries, I think of Angela, and I realize I don't have much to complain about.
  13. H2O babe

    H2O babe Well-Known Member

    Lisa - I will add your dear friend to my prayer list. Also, hugs to you and your hubby as I know how tough it is to hear this kind of news about someone so close.

  14. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Prayers and healing thoughts are on the way for your friend.
  15. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, all. DH will be visiting him this weekend (as he lives quite a distance from us). It was one of these situations that he was told to visit now as opposed to later. AJ is getting the best of care and will participate in an experimental treatment plan. Please keep the prayers coming, as the diagnosis is, in fact, poor.
  16. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Prayers for all of you - this is not an easy journey to go. So sorry to hear this!
  17. korinalacount

    korinalacount Well-Known Member

    prayers on the way girl,hope the news gets better,Im so sorry you have to go thru this with a best friend of your hubbys,much love,korina
  18. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - I am so sorry to read this, both for your friend and knowing how this particular diagnosis hits a very tender spot in our hearts and memories. Know that AJ is in my prayers.
  19. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Our thoughts are on the way
  20. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Lisa, how is AJ doing?

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