November 5, 2009

In An Instant

On October 14th I learned the hard way that life, as you know it, can change in an instant.

In the early hours of that Wednesday morning, my good friend was awakened by her husband. He was asking to go to the hospital. They thought that he had a kidney stone and it was trying to pass.

After some tests were run there was a kidney infection. Sadly, the doctors also found large tumors on his lungs and liver. By the end of the week it had been determined that my friend’s husband has Stage 4 esophageal cancer with tumors on his lungs and liver.

Just typing this makes me cry. My friend and I have become very close over the last couple of years. I see her every day at work, and we go out to dinner at least once a month. Only our dinners are never just hour-long visits. We usually end up sitting and chatting the hours away. It is not uncommon for us to suddenly realize that three or four hours have passed, and yet we still have so much to say. We frequently joke that we are sisters separated at birth married to brothers who were separated at birth ~ because our husbands are so much alike.

My heart aches for my friend. I wish there was something I could do. We did manage to get together last night for a couple of hours. It was so good to see her. She mentioned how amazed they are at the number of people who are sending thoughts and prayers for them. It made me think that even though there aren’t many people who still read blogs, maybe one or two extra prayers could come from those who still do read this one.

If you don’t mind, please keep Greg and Pam in your thoughts and prayers. It's the only thing I know to do for them right now.

12 comments:

  1. That is awful. I hope that he fights and is surrounded by lots of support and love.

    Keep smilin!

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  2. It is so heartbreaking. I am sending out prayers right now...

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear this. I will say a special prayer for both of them. You are a good friend.

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  4. Bit time prayers going out to this family. So sorry to hear this.

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  5. Prayers for them... and for you.

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  6. I am so, so sorry.

    You are ALL in my prayers.

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  7. Count on my prayers for Greg & Pam and those close to them.

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  8. Oh so sad, sending good thoughts for your friends.

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  9. I'm still reading and I will pray for your friends....

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  10. Stacy, I'm so sorry to read about your friend Greg. (and Pam) Being in the health field, I've seen these exact instances happen but honestly, I cannot imagine having to live through it as a wife, mother, sister,brother, or friend. Please keep us updated. I will be praying for Greg and Pam as well as you and Ryan.

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  11. We will be lifting them and you up in prayer.

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  12. You will all be in my prayers... so sorry to hear this.

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