Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2008, 02:52 PM   #21
Nixy
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cornwall, England
Posts: 6
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
My dad was diagnosed with cancer in several organs last year and he is still having treatment.
The thing he needs more than anything else is to know that people are thinking of him. He can't get out of bed at the moment, but having phone calls from friends is enough to keep him smiling!

The chemotherapy is going to make her feel quite ill but with the support of friends she should be ok. Radiotherapy is a lot easier and doesn't make you feel quite as ill.

I hope she's doing ok. Give her all my love.
Nixy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nixy For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-21-2008)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #22
auburnchick
Grafting the Toe
 
auburnchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,382
Thanks: 3,280
Thanked 2,085 Times in 1,688 Posts
I just wanted to give an update.

My friend had surgery yesterday, and it went well. She had either seven or eight inches of her colon removed. The doctors found cancer in only one inch. The doctor did not find cancer in her liver, which was another good thing. She had a few (don't know how many) lymph nodes removed, and they have been sent off for testing. She'll get the results on Friday. If the results come back clear, she won't have to go through chemotherapy.

Please continue to keep her and her family in your prayers.

BTW, I haven't started on the throw yet. I've had a slew of Oddball Baby Blankets arrive at my house this week, which I anticipate finishing this weekend. Then I'll dedicate all of my energy to the throw. I'm sure she'll still be able to use it, as I don't expect her to be up and about that much.
__________________
Nathalie - AuburnChick's Adventures

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. -- Isaac Asimov
auburnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #23
HollyP
Working the Gusset
 
HollyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: under a pile of UFOs and homework
Posts: 1,870
Thanks: 654
Thanked 786 Times in 577 Posts
That's great news that the surgery went well and the cancer didn't metastasize to the liver! I'll continue to keep her in my prayers.
__________________
Holly


Southeast Baby Oddball Blog
HollyP is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to HollyP For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-23-2008)
Old 04-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #24
Denise in Michigan
Turning the Heel
 
Denise in Michigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southeastern Michigan, but Yooper at heart
Posts: 698
Thanks: 250
Thanked 145 Times in 119 Posts
Thanks for the update! I'll keep her in my prayers!
__________________
Knitting is more like tying your shoes than it is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time.
Denise in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Denise in Michigan For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-24-2008)
Old 04-24-2008, 10:06 AM   #25
figaro
Working the Gusset
 
figaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Thanks: 357
Thanked 170 Times in 143 Posts
What good news for her! I will keep sending her and her family positive thoughts.
__________________
Figaro, AKA Debbie



figaro
and also on Plurk

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

figaro is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to figaro For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-24-2008)
Old 04-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #26
Dangles
Working the Gusset
 
Dangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wet Coast, eh.
Posts: 1,337
Thanks: 59
Thanked 477 Times in 435 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Dangles Send a message via Yahoo to Dangles
Thanks for the update, I'll be continuing to pray for her and her family and your DD.
__________________

Dangles is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dangles For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-29-2008)
Old 04-29-2008, 12:13 AM   #27
auburnchick
Grafting the Toe
 
auburnchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,382
Thanks: 3,280
Thanked 2,085 Times in 1,688 Posts
Another update...

My friend is home from the hospital!

She said that she could lay around at home as good as she could lay around at the hospital. She's got a great attitude.

The tests on her lymph nodes came back. Out of 15 tested, only one came back positive for cancer. This node was the one closest to the original site of the cancer.

She told me that she's going to go ahead and go through chemo to kill any rogue cancer cells.

So, I'll probably start working on some hats soon. Here is a pattern that I thought I would make one of...just to gauge her reaction.



My daughter doesn't think she'll like it. I think she might find it funny. We'll see.

I've begun work on the throw. It's coming along nicely. I've completed two full pattern repeats. I will probably do three more, possibly four. It's not too bad, despite the complexity of the cables. I researched how to knit cables without a cable needle, and I've pretty much got that down pat.

Here's a picture of my progress thus far (it actually only shows one pattern repeat -- I finished a second repeat after taking the picture).




Please continue to keep her in your prayers. She thinks she'll probably start chemotherapy in about three weeks, after her body has had time to heal from the surgery.

Thanks, y'all!
__________________
Nathalie - AuburnChick's Adventures

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. -- Isaac Asimov
auburnchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 03:26 AM   #28
Debkcs
Instepping Out
 
Debkcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 2,919
Thanks: 384
Thanked 1,281 Times in 1,192 Posts
I'm so glad she's home from the hospital, it's no place to get any rest.

Using the fun yarn is great, she'll probably like it, I would as a change from the regular caps.

You're a good friend!
__________________
I LOVE THIS SITE!

"All good things and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights who cannot change."
James 1:17
Debkcs is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Debkcs For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-29-2008)
Old 04-29-2008, 08:36 AM   #29
figaro
Working the Gusset
 
figaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Thanks: 357
Thanked 170 Times in 143 Posts
I am glad that she is home. I know for my brother when he was going through chemo, he had to stay in San Jose, CA, 300 hundred miles from home until he was done. He made him so happy to be able to go home. It sounds like she has a good attitude about so far, I think that will definatly help her.

The throw is looking great! I think she will really appreciate it when she receives it from you. I have always like that cable, maybe one day....
__________________
Figaro, AKA Debbie



figaro
and also on Plurk

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

figaro is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to figaro For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-29-2008)
Old 04-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #30
scout52
Working the Gusset
 
scout52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,497
Thanks: 912
Thanked 651 Times in 610 Posts
I'm so glad her outlook is good. I will keep her in my thoughts. Her afghan is coming out great.
scout52 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to scout52 For This Useful Post:
auburnchick (04-29-2008)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*Update 5/30* Prayer request for a friend... dustinac The Lounge 27 05-30-2008 11:23 AM
Prayer request HollyP The Lounge 17 02-29-2008 12:10 PM
Prayer request.... boo1 The Lounge 17 02-14-2008 11:55 PM
Prayer Request for my Friend and her Mom. --- Update pg 2, shes home. Thank you Guys! Krystal The Lounge 18 01-22-2008 09:29 PM
OT-Prayer request for DH ItsBecca General Knitting 25 01-27-2006 09:38 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 AM.