I need to ask for a few prayers. My niece's husband has been battling cancer and it seems the cancer is winning. He started with skin cancer then it went to his brain last May. This was all after battling colon cancer about 3 years ago. They did an experimental treatment and it seemed to hold it back for a while but now the cancer has spread to his spine. Gary is in terrible pain that they have not been able to get under control. I am not sure there are any more options for him at this time. He has been going to the doctor visits by himself. He is a very quiet type of man and he is not saying much but he only mentions pain meds, nothing about any further treatment. My niece is not putting this all together. If there is nothing else to be done I know she needs prayers for her to find a way to accept what lies ahead. They could really use the power of prayers right now. Also my lifelong best friend is having her lower spine fused on Wednesday. She has been in a lot of pain as well. She had the upper portion of her spine fused over 10 years ago. She did pretty good until a few years back when the pain started to increase. They found the lower back is now a mess and the surgery is probably going to limit her mobility even more but hopefully she will no longer be in so much pain. Please keep her in your prayers that all goes well with her surgery and she has an uneventful recovery. I'll come back and update after Tara's surgery and hopefully Gary will find some relief from his pain very soon. Thank you.