Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Absurdity of It All

I was sitting here thinking and I jotted down on the journal we got from Kaitlyn's oncologist that it was so absurd that she has cancer. It just doesn't seem real. I know of parents on the CaringBridge website who have seriously ill children and it is so real to read their stories. But with my child it is just not real at all. It just seem so, well ... absurd!
The tests and doctor visits are so exhausting. I still get the "what ifs" thoughts. It's hard not to. I wish I knew where the Lord was going with this.

5 comments:

  1. Yes, it does seem absurd. I know what you mean. It seems like a joke. That is denial. The first of 5 stages to grief.

    I am praying for you and your family.

    Dear Lord, Thank You that You are Trustworthy and You love us. You are good, and wise. Please help Regina's family to draw close to you. Strengthen their faith and their understanding of who You are. Give them Your peace. Help them to communicate well and to be kind to one another. Give Kaitlyn's doctors and staff to be compassionate, skillful, and wise. Thank you for the medical technology and medicine to help Kaitlyn. Bring healing to her body. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  2. Regina...God is with you...sometimes all we can do is trust him...praying for your family and your precious daughter....God is able...blessings

    Father God,I lift this mother and this child to your throne...Please,give peace during this trial they are passing through...grant this family strength from on high to endure..make your presence so real to them,that they may feel your grace and mercies overflowing into their very lives....in the precious name of your only son...Christ Jesus...Amen

    One day at a time Sweet Jesus.

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  3. Regina,

    I am so sorry for this struggle you are facing. You and your family are in my prayers.

    May I share something as a nurse and the wife of a cancer survivor of 25+ years?

    Please don't be rushed in any decision making.

    There is a sense of urgency created which is often false. Rarely must you decide TODAY. Go home, pray about it, research it, get others who are less foggy to help you research, get a second opinion, find out how to encourage the immune system to fight this thing itself (or in addition to other treatment), ask a trusted (non-oncologist) doctor who he or she would go to with the same problem, ask the oncologist what he would do for his daughter, find out every choice---then decide.

    My dh had chemo which was mostly preventative after major surgery. He suffered greatly. He is alive and well. We don't know if it was because of the chemo or in spite of it, if you know what I mean. He was 19 and he and his parents asked few questions.

    I'm not telling you what to do or not to do, except make no decision until you have peace and the go-ahead from The Holy Spirit. It is harder when it is a child---but go slooooooowwwwly.

    J in VA

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  4. so sorry about ur daughter,etc. i am praying for u.i heard about u thur life as a prayer book. i am a woman who covers my head full time for more then 2 years now.and been covering the rest of me(modest clothes) for more than 30 years.stay strong,covering sister.

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  5. Regina, I know we've not officially 'met' but I've 'seen' you over at Joanna's and Joanne's blogs. My heart goes out to you or any other family who has someone with cancer...
    This is not trying to be pushy. Just like to pass along what has been helpful to me, ok? I have some personal experience with these people who have helped me alot with health issues.
    www.drfuhrman.com (you can find him on youtube as well. He has helped thousands of people with cancer and other diseases)
    www.gersontherapy.org (they have helped alot of cancer patients. YOu can find them on you tube as well)
    www.hacres.com
    God bless you with wisdom. I have learned so much from these people about nutrition and how our bodies work and how God has created wholesome foods to nourish our bodies...
    I will pray for you that you will know what to do.
    God bless.
    Marcia Zimmerman

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