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Prayer Request for my brother
12/01/2011 | TheMom

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:36:56 PM PST by TheMom

In February of this year my older brother went to the hospital due to severe pain and swelling in one leg. Those doctors could not figure out what was causing the pain and swelling, so they sent him home to see his own doctor. His doctor could not figure out the problem either; mean while his other leg started hurting. He was sent to Houston for yet another set of test; still no results. His doctor and the doctors in Houston tried different treatments (medicine) to treat his pain. By this time he has used up his vacation, sick leave and disability time at work so they fired him. Last month he went to another set of doctors, this time in Temple, TX for more test. They determined he had anmemia and hyper or hyposomething (I can’t remember) and asked him to come back this week for results of test and some more testing.

I received a phone call from my sister-in-law yesterday telling me the doctors determined my brother might have Myelofibrosis ~ which if not treated could lead to Leukemia. The ran different blood test and today did a bone marrow biopsy. Those test came back that he has Leukemia. Tomorrow the bone marrow results will determine if the type of Leukemia he has is aggressive or non-aggressive. If non-aggressive, he will receive a week of chemo and have to stay in the hospital for at least one month. My sister-in-law said she went blank before she could hear about what will happen if the Leukemia is aggressive.

Please pray that the Leukemia is non-aggressive and that my brother can be healed with as little as pain as possible.


TOPICS: Daily Prayer; Health/Medicine; Religion
KEYWORDS: leukemia; prayerrequest; themomsbrother
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To: TheMom

Prayers up.


101 posted on 12/01/2011 8:48:46 PM PST by CJ Wolf (OMG - Obama Must Go!)
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To: TheMom

(((Sending Prayers)))


102 posted on 12/01/2011 8:57:02 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Thank God that you are in remission. I’ll add you in my prayers that you stay that way until you are at a ripe old age.


103 posted on 12/01/2011 9:10:28 PM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom

Donna, I am so sorry to hear this.
I will pray long and hard for you brother.
I know how close I am to mine, and I would be devastated to lose him.

Keep your chin up, hang in there..
It might be a rough ride but we are here for you, and so is our beloved Jesus.
Love and prayers to you.
*HUG*


104 posted on 12/01/2011 9:10:49 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: TheMom

Prayers up for your brother and you as well.


105 posted on 12/01/2011 9:13:58 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: TheMom

I join in urgent prayer for your brother!


106 posted on 12/01/2011 9:17:15 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TheMom

Prayers for your brother and all in your family


107 posted on 12/01/2011 9:21:00 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: TheMom

Your brother’s immediate recovery and healing are in my prayers. Calm, peace and strength for you and your family are also in my prayers.

<3 <3 <3


108 posted on 12/01/2011 9:24:12 PM PST by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thank you darling!

My brother & I were very close when we were kids, but both lost our way for awhile in early to mid adulthood. In the past 10 years we have become close again and now the thought of maybe losing him is hurting my heart.


109 posted on 12/01/2011 9:26:51 PM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom

Prayers up for your dear brother, and for you.


110 posted on 12/01/2011 9:43:18 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; TheMom

Your post should makes us all a little more appreciative of God’s graces for us.

My very best wishes to you for a great Christmas.

Our prayers for you as well.


111 posted on 12/01/2011 10:02:37 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: TheMom

Terrible news. Will pray for him.


112 posted on 12/01/2011 10:17:55 PM PST by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: TheMom
Your Brother is in my thoughts and prayers.

Please remember that we live in a wonderful age of advanced Medicine and never give up hope. I have been fighting Chronic Lyphocytic Leukemia for the past six years, having been in and out of Remission during that time.

My Father, thirty years my senior, was diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma one month after my diagnosis. He went through one round of Chemotherapy and now at age 88 has been symptom free for nearly six years. Miracles do happen...

Both my Father and I use the same Oncologist who also happens to be Cancer survivor. We have been blessed to have him and his wonderful staff looking after us. I hope your Brother finds the same caring Medical Professionals in his locale.

The most important thing is to make sure that all your questions are answered. Various treatment options, possible co-pays that might come up during treatment regimens, pain management, Hospital treatment versus Doctor Office treatment facilities and even using holistic medications such as B-12, Green Tea, Folic Acid etc.

The treatment options for Lymphoma / Leukemia have been improving year to year. Drug regimens have advanced with “cocktail” treatments that were not available as little as ten years ago, not only utilizing new drugs but combining them with older drugs with good track records. I have been very fortunate in benefiting from these new therapies, as I'm sure your Brother will.

My best to your Brother from a fellow traveler. He is not alone as long as he has a supportive Family and others that he may never meet praying for him. Count me in along with many other FReepers posting on this thread. God Bless...

113 posted on 12/01/2011 10:45:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: TheMom

heh. a grunch? ;=P


114 posted on 12/02/2011 1:21:04 AM PST by DetroitRight
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To: TheMom

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Tony and his wife Lynn and Tony’s family who loves him very much.

Thank You for the doctors, nurses and staff that will assist Tony in the healing process.

You Lord, are the great healer we look up to.

Your will be done.

In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Amen.


115 posted on 12/02/2011 1:42:25 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Pegita

Prayer ping.


116 posted on 12/02/2011 1:43:44 AM PST by Cindy
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To: TheMom

Your brother is in my prayers!


117 posted on 12/02/2011 2:10:47 AM PST by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and AccessibilityJournal.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


118 posted on 12/02/2011 2:48:11 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: TheMom
Prayers of peace and healing for you, Tony.
Lord, be with Tony and Lynn, his doctors, and his family.


One Day at A Time


119 posted on 12/02/2011 3:21:37 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: TheMom

Prayers for your brother.


120 posted on 12/02/2011 4:23:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Thank you! Your words of encouragement are what I really needed to wake up to.

I will keep you and your father in my prayers.


121 posted on 12/02/2011 4:33:06 AM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom

Doing lots of praying these days...I’m glad you let us know...

Keep us posted on the additional diagnosis...


122 posted on 12/02/2011 5:55:36 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: TheMom

Your brother and family are facing amazing challenges. I join your many friends at FR in praying that there is a healing outcome for your brother.
God bless.


123 posted on 12/02/2011 6:07:35 AM PST by fatfertile
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To: TheMom

We will hold your Brother close in prayer,God bless,Fatima ((((Hugs))))


124 posted on 12/02/2011 6:49:41 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: TheMom

prayers sent for all


125 posted on 12/02/2011 7:53:21 AM PST by Pathfinder
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To: TheMom

Prayers for your brother


126 posted on 12/02/2011 8:21:17 AM PST by mimaw
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To: TheMom

listen to a grunch of FReepers

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

boy, you’ve got that right!


127 posted on 12/02/2011 9:30:14 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: TheMom

Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+


128 posted on 12/02/2011 9:34:58 AM PST by Highway55
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To: TheMom

Prayers up for you and your brother.

Dear Lord, Father in Heaven, please bless TheMom and her brother, ease his pain and heal his body, restore him to good health and comfort his family, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.


129 posted on 12/02/2011 9:36:17 AM PST by RebelTex
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To: TheMom
Last month he went to another set of doctors, this time in Temple, TX

Scott & White?

They do great work, they've brought my dad back from the brink more than once.

130 posted on 12/02/2011 9:59:27 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Yes, he is at Scott & White. Both Tony & Lynn told me it is a great place ~ for a hospital.


131 posted on 12/02/2011 10:22:58 AM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom
Prayers for your brother's health and healing and for your sister-in-law's peace and comfort.

May He hold them both in the palm of His hand.

132 posted on 12/02/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TheMom

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


133 posted on 12/02/2011 11:16:45 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: TheMom

Prayers for healing and strength up for your brother The Mom.


134 posted on 12/02/2011 11:26:03 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: All

BTTT ~ Prayers needed!


135 posted on 12/02/2011 12:22:32 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: TheMom

Texas Prayers Up, Mom.

Hope he gets some help for his problem.


136 posted on 12/02/2011 1:10:37 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: TheMom

Prayers for all who are affected by this sadness. Strength to you!


137 posted on 12/02/2011 2:21:15 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: TheMom
   Healing prayers for TheMom's brother.
138 posted on 12/02/2011 3:17:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: TheMom

Yes, we can be a bit grunchy at times. (I guess that’s what grinches do?)


139 posted on 12/02/2011 3:25:37 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Joe 6-pack; svcw; freekitty; Tijeras_Slim; ColdOne; SatinDoll; chesty_puller; manic4organic; ...

To those of you I have not thanked yet ~ Thank You for your prayers.

The test results to know which type of Leukemia Tony has will not be back until Monday. The doctors in Temple are going to try to get him into MD Anderson, which would be a blessing for the family because it is a lot closer to everyone.

The doctor also told them that bone marrow transplants may be in future, depending on how it goes with the Chemo.


140 posted on 12/02/2011 5:47:04 PM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update TheMom. My prayers are continuing.


141 posted on 12/02/2011 5:51:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update, continuing to pray here.


142 posted on 12/02/2011 5:51:11 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: TheMom

Prayers ongoing for you and your family.


143 posted on 12/02/2011 5:57:36 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TheMom

Thanks, Mom. Please keep us informed.


144 posted on 12/02/2011 6:00:51 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: TheMom

With medicine today, it’s certainly not over.


145 posted on 12/02/2011 6:01:53 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: TheMom

More prayers up!


146 posted on 12/02/2011 6:03:16 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: TheMom

Prayers continue


147 posted on 12/02/2011 6:03:31 PM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum (rickrolling))
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To: TheMom

IMHO, M D Anderson is the place to be if you have any form of cancer. They can’t cure everybody, but their survival rate is very good.

The other place that is very good is Sloan Kettering.


148 posted on 12/02/2011 6:04:27 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TheMom
If bone marrow transplants are needed, please post your brother's ethnicity mix in case someone may be a match and would be willing to donate marrow. Prayers to you all.
149 posted on 12/02/2011 6:05:33 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update. You and your family have been on my mind today.


150 posted on 12/02/2011 6:18:28 PM PST by Ditter
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