Husband has Cancer

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  1. teacherintexas

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    Husband has Cancer *New prayer request on p. 7

    My husband was diagnosed today with cancer in his liver. It is the secondary source. They have not found where the cancer originated. The tumor on his liver is the size of a grapefruit and is inoperable. He's 42, and otherwise has been healthy, so I'm hoping he can fight this and win.

    Please put him in your prayers. I would appreciate it- and I know he would also. It's quite a scary sight to see your big, strong husband cry because he is scared.
     
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    Praying for strength for you and your husband during this difficult time. Please keep us posted. **HUG**
     
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    My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and son.
     
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    Thinking of you and sending best wishes. I am sorry to hear the news.
     
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    Prayers for your hubby, you & family!!!
     
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    I'll keep you in my prayers.
     
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    As someone who has lost two family members to cancer, you and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    I am so very sorry, and I can relate because I have lost three family members/friends to cancer. My prayers are with you, your husband, and those others in your lives.
     
  10. teacherintexas

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    They have found the primary source. It's in the bile ducts to the gal bladder, pancreas and liver. Unfortunately, this type of cancer does not respond well to chemo and since they can't operate, the outlook does not look good.

    I'm still telling my husband that the new hospital we are going to may have better protocols to follow for this type of cancer and that the power of prayer and the will to live can be a very strong thing. I'm trying to keep him optomistic, but it is very hard after hearing what the doctor had to say.

    Please pray that the chemo will help a thousand times more than they anticipate, and that my husband's willingness to fight continues.
     
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    You and your husband are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. I know the outlook is bleak, but that doesn't mean he can't make it through it. :hugs:
     
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    Any way you can get to the Mayo clinic? They have a lot of great information online, by the way. We could do donations or something like that for travel, lodging, etc...
     
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    teacherintexas--you and your husband will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you in any way, no matter how small.
     
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    Praying for your husband and your entire family.
     
  15. eduk8r

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    There is some quote though, "Pray as if no work would help and work as if no prayer would help." So do both.
     
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    I know many people who have survived all types of cancer. Doctors aren't gods. Pray hard.
     
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    New prayer request: Please pray that my husband's liver functions are up some so he can qualify for a clinical trial at M.D. Anderson.

    The traditional treatments only buy about an extra seven months and only in about a third of patients. If he is in a trial, maybe there is more hope from the medical world.
     
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    Definitely will do, teacherintexas. You are in our daily prayers.
     
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    We have appointments on this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We may be in Houston for 5-7 business days, but they have only scheduled appointments for three days so far.

    My husband's pain has gotten worse. He's taking 2 advil and 2 vicodin every four hours instead of 2 advil and 1 vicodin every six hours and it still isn't taking all the pain away. I hope the doctors can give him something stronger for the pain, as well as start some treatment to attack the cancer.

    The strange thing is his abdomen doesn't hurt, but his neck and shoulders are where he has the pain.

    Thank you for your prayers, and I hope you continue praying for his recovery. I have been praying that God will give the doctors knowledge to prescribe the right attack plan, and that He will heal my husband.

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/etz
     
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    Thinking of you and hope all prayers are helping somehow.
     
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    I'm sorry he hasn't started treatment yet and that he is in so much pain. We will continue to pray. God bless you & yours.
     
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    May the Lord give you both the strength you need for this battle.
     
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    Sending prayers and positive thoughts!!! :love:
     
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    I'm new to the boards, but I wanted to let you know that I am certainly going to keep your husband (and you, of course!) in my prayers! God Bless you both!!

    {{HUGS}}
     
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    They found a fourth spot with cancer. It's in his spine. I'm still hoping and praying for a cure...it will just take a lot more prayers. I think we are at the right place though. Every time we have come home from M. D. Anderson, I feel hope.

    I've taken the privacy filter off his caringbridge site. Please check the site and leave a message for him. He doesn't read this site but he does read the caring bridge one.

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/etz
     
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    Sorry to hear they found a spot...I will be praying for you & your hubby!!! Take care!!!
     
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    I am sorry to hear your latest news.

    God's blessings to you both.
     
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    Sorry to hear this news...you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Hubby had emergency surgery to remove pockets of staph infection so he will not be eligible for the clinical trials for four weeks from his surgery date.

    He will start regular chemo on the 27th.

    He has not had an appetite so I am worried that after he starts chemo, he will stop eating altogether.

    Please pray that he will be able to eat and tolerate the chemo effects so that the chemo will kill all those nasty cancer cells.

    I really appreciate your prayers.
     
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    I just said a prayer for you and your husband. God bless you and your family...
     
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    May God guide the hands of the doctors and nurses caring for your husband and may He also give you the strength necessary to help your husband through this difficult time. Miracles happen everyday.....may your husband be the recipient of one! :angel:
     
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    Your husband and family continue to be in my prayers. Stay strong.
     
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    I just saw this thread. Hugs to you teacherintx. I pray God gives you the strength and courage to get through this difficult time, and peace and comfort for your husband. Blessings and hugs to you both!
     
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    teacherintexas, you and your family continue to be in my prayers. I hope the surgery is a success and the chemo does what it's supposed to do.

    When my mom was going through chemo, she would lose her appetite for the first few days after her treatment, but it would come back strong. I'm sure your hubby will begin eating again.

    Stay strong and keep up your faith. God is with you!
     
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    Definitely lifting prayers up for your husband, for you, and for your family. I'll pray that the chemo kicks the nasty cancer cells' a** and that everything goes smoothly for him.

    :hugs:
     
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    Your family is in my thoughts.
     
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    Sending prayers to Heaven. Hope the news turns good and soon.
     
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    I hope you can treasure your Christmas tomorrow, not think about the past or worry about the future. Just enjoy tomorrow. It's hard, I know. I've been there.
     
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    Sending blessings your way!
     

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