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Prayers needed for a dear, longtime friend

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

  1. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Oh Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs, prayers and good thoughts are headed your way!
  2. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - Glo beat me to the punch in asking how AJ is feeling?
  3. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your concern. AJ seems to be doing well, considering. He's started treatment and has an upcoming appointment with a major hospital to determine if he is a candidate for further treatment there with a well-known (in the field) sub-specialist in metastasized melanoma. His spirits are good, despite dealing with the side effects of both his condition and the treatment. The prognosis is grim, yet he is determined to do everything to give him as much quality time as possible.

    Thank you again for asking.
  4. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you for the update, Lisa. We can pray for a miracle, can't we?
  5. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Sending more good thoughts AJ's way, Lisa.
  6. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the update. Saying another prayer for him.
  7. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Sending prayers to AJ.
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Dear Lisa...There are no words to express my sorrow at the distressing news of your dear friend. My heart goes out to you and to your DH at this time and I will be saying prayers for AJ.

    Miracles do happen....my dear friend's son is one of those miracles!
  9. bostongal

    bostongal Well-Known Member

    Lisa - I am so sorry to read about your friend and I hope that the specialists can find something that will give a brighter outlook. I will keep your friend AJ in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Prayers that AJ is blessed with continuing good spirits, and that miracle that does happen.
  11. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear of your friend's prognosis and of the others' friends' on this board. This is a sad remembrance of dear Hucc and what he suffered. Remember the good times.
  12. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Seamom and everyone else who has responded or has thought about us. Speaking of Hucc, we learned the news of AJ on the anniversary of Hucc's passing.

    Medically, the news on AJ is not getting any better. His spirits remain excellent, though, although he is fully aware of his prognosis. He's letting go of what is not important, and is doing his best to live life to the fullest for as long as he's able. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.
  13. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    He's a brave guy, Lisa. I would like to think that if I were facing the same kind of issues, I too would find it within myself to be thankful for what I still have. Prayers continue.
  14. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    AJ Update

    Sadly, the news is not good.

    We just got a call from AJ's Dad (with whom we've been communicating regularly for the past two weeks). The cancer has spread rapidly, and it is now just a matter of days. If I may, I ask if you would be so kind to please keep AJ and his family in your prayers--AJ for a quick and painless transition, and his parents for strength.

    I last saw AJ about two weeks ago. I visited him in his hospital room and he was feeling quite well. Our visit lasted more than two hours, and we chatted about regular, everyday subjects, as he had asked.

    Two days later, he was in ICU for an infection from his medical port. He is no longer in ICU, yet he is being heavily sedated as the painkillers he had been taking are no longer sufficient.

    Thank you again, dear friends. He is family to us.

    Lisa63 and family
  15. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - I am so very sorry to read this. May AJ be kept comfortable for the time he has left, and may he have an easy transition when his final time comes.

    Prayers go out for him, his family and friends. I know you, personally, have lost some very dear friends in the past few years.

    Good thoughts and prayers are headed your way.


    Mary Ann
  16. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Prayers are on the way. You are such a dear friend. May his passing be painless and may his family and friends find comfort in one another.
  17. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    Prayers and hugs, Lisa....may God bless your dear friend.
  18. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    May his remaining time here be pain free & his passing easy. Hugs to you & your hubby. I am looking forward to seeing you in July.

  19. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Oh Lisa, I am so sorry to hear this news. It is so very difficult to say goodbye to those we love so much. Prayers continue for AJ, that he may find his release soon and be free of this pain. Your friendship and support have met more to him and his parents then you can know. God Bless you Lisa.
  20. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Prayers continue. I've seen this happen so many times, but I really appreciate his attitude. Dwell on the good times and not the bad ones and enjoy each day for what it brings, for there are no guarantees. I hope his transition is peaceful and without pain, and I know it will be a huge loss for his family and for you in his extended family. I'm very certain he appreciates your part in making his last days pleasant ones.

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