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No. 0     Original Topic: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 7, 2017 at 10:40 PM   Viewed 2542 times     

I thought I was getting fat ... Surprise: tomorrow I see an oncologist for a suspect tumor.

Some time off MC will be happening as I go in through surgery and I cherish all sincere prayers.

Hopefully I will return with good news and prayers answered. I believe in His Answers and Greatness and Miracles ... .Praising Him, for He is Good!!!

No. 1     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 8, 2017 at 6:43 AM     
Heavenly Father ...

( remaining quiet before Him ... before anything else is said )

There IS Good News ... and ... as Christians ... we HAVE the Good News !

His Name is Jesus Christ !

We appreciate the friends we may have in this life, but we have a Friend in Christ ... a Friend ... with a ... love with no end !

We come ... thanking You ... for the wonderful gift You have given us in Christ ... knowing HE will see us through anything ... and no matter how hard the storm may be ... the Lord ... living inside of us ... will give us what we need ... when we need it ... to hold steady in the storm !

WE ... as Christian friends ... gather at this time ... in prayer ... for CAsandie. She has opened her heart and shared more of what's going on in her life ... calling out to You, Lord ... and requesting prayer from all of those who are here ... not just for what's being discussed in the forums ... not for those only checking in to see what's going on ... and not for those who have nothing better to do than to be an aggravation to those who have the desire to do what's right in Your sight !

Whoever is led to pray ... we are thankful for those who are sincere and genuine in their faith ... those who will ... pray without ceasing !

CAsandie ... is sincerely and openly ... asking for our prayers ... and we are here ( only if there's only a few to do so ) to PRAY !!!

Thank You ... for taking care of all of her needs at this time ... as she approaches what is ahead of her ... for we know ... she will face it all ... knowing YOU are with her ... all the way !

In Jesus' Name ... Amen ! :2thumbs:

:group_prayer:

No. 2     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM     
:bowdown:
No. 3     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 8, 2017 at 10:19 AM     
The prayer forum here on MC is so rarely visited, yet is quite 'alive' RPM. Thank you.

Why do I say this? ...where 'two' or more are gathered (and I know Veronica is in prayer as well, so your prayer is a two-fer and makes a few).

I thank you RPM and I say Amen.

As I said in private message, I truly do not fear, yet am shocked over this news. I am certain the Lord has had me in the palm of His hand and it's truly too early to discuss some things I have and I have come back to change my OP (it is a 'risk' of uterine cancer that very well might be found to be benign after removal regardless of what the MRI shows).

The surgery I dread, but many have had these and are fine. Praising and thanking the Lord.

Thanks again RPM. Where MC prayer forums are quiet ... even with two who still post here ... I believe in His Answers and Greatness and Miracles I have witnessed before in life.

No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 8, 2017 at 11:20 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

I believe in His Answers and Greatness and Miracles ... .



Absolutely ... Me Too ... Me Too ! :2thumbs:

God has His ways of " surprising " us with His Presence ... or anything else He has in mind for us ! :bowdown:

Surprise Sandie ... Lord ... we will leave that up to You on what and when.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Tavita   Gender: M   Age: 82   on  Sep 9, 2017 at 2:21 PM     
My prayers are with you Sandie.
May you hear good news and may you be healed, but most of all may you know the peace of God in your heart as you face this challenge in the strength of the Holy Spirit.
No. 6     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Sep 9, 2017 at 10:24 PM     
Praying..
No. 7     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Sep 10, 2017 at 3:17 PM     
Praying.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 10, 2017 at 6:56 PM     
Lord,

you know Sandie's circumstances. She has faced this type of fear before. Be in control and let only your will come to pass. Bring peace not only to her but to her mom. Quiet the lies and let the focus be on you. Don't let Sandie be robbed by the enemy. You are the great physician. You are the GREAT I AM. Let there be healing.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Judy757   Gender: F   Age: 62   on  Sep 10, 2017 at 7:32 PM     
I'll be praying for you, CAsandie. I'll miss you on MC. Other than Radio Preacher Man, you're the only one who knows I'm alive. Get well soon and come back to us.
No. 10     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Sep 10, 2017 at 7:54 PM     
CAsandie wrote:


I thought I was getting fat ... Surprise: tomorrow I see an oncologist for a suspect tumor.

Some time off MC will be happening as I go in through surgery and I cherish all sincere prayers.

Hopefully I will return with good news and prayers answered. I believe in His Answers and Greatness and Miracles ... .Praising Him, for He is Good!!!

:group_prayer:
No. 11     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 10, 2017 at 8:33 PM     
Oh the JOY ... a Joy Unspeakable ... and Full of Glory ...

Through all the storms ... we pull together ... and pray ...

The differences are set aside ... to stand by the side ...

Of those needing comfort and support ... and we will ...

Gather in this forum ... more so ... than any other ...

Knowing there is ... as each person offers their prayer ...

A place to come ... joining together ... not backing down ...

Sharing and encouraging each other ... AND ... God is Good !!!

AMEN !!!

No. 12     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Sep 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM     
Praying.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 12, 2017 at 11:18 PM     
Judy757 wrote:

I'll be praying for you, CAsandie. I'll miss you on MC. Other than Radio Preacher Man, you're the only one who knows I'm alive. Get well soon and come back to us.


Judy -- You are such a blessing here (sound/sane and kind -- and a Lutheran as is the origin of much of my family from my European side to include my Dad). I am so glad you are part of MC (I get ignored as well at times). :hug:

(I'm still around as well ... just not able to post daily).

I am following this post with an 'good' update, although your continued prayer is coveted!

No. 14     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 13, 2017 at 12:25 AM     
Update:

First, Thank you so much Tavita, Jeff, Insular, Judy, Devaprakash, Survivor and all for your prayers! I am so grateful. Tavita -- You were correct. I did receive 'good' news today:

I cornered my oncologist today with the question of why all of my organs show no sign of cancer and appears perfectly healthy on the MRI "if" an aggressive type of cancer is suspected? (this is where the good news follows...)

The oncologist stated he reviewed my charts and that there is an under 1% chance of cancer!!! (Praise God ... I truly believed this was not cancer to begin with).


Yet there is still bad news/not yet out of the woods:

This does not stop the need for surgery (although a blessing and a 'relief' to me that is certainly 'great' and an answer to prayers)!

Both doctors still suggested 'major' surgery due to the 1% chance of cancer that could not be ignored as well as the degree of difficulty in removing what the doctors are calling a 'mass' (it is between my uterus [outside] and my bladder). I am taking a PTscan this week. I believe it will be negative for cancer.

I have sent out for a second and a third opinion from doctors in Orange County and Santa Monica, CA. I will travel for expertise! (and often we need to in order to obtain the best services possible when it comes to our health)! I am praying for one of these doctors to approve a 'non' major surgery or surgical alternative.

Because my Mom relies on my care, I am now praying for this (my current doctor that I have been with since 2006 does not feel it possible, yet I know all things possible with God)!!!

Continued prayer is so appreciated and blessings wished upon all posting and praying. God is Good! <3



No. 15     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 64   on  Sep 13, 2017 at 9:35 AM     
I'm praying Sandie

No. 16     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 13, 2017 at 10:38 PM     
Verbatim wrote:

I'm praying Sandie



Thank you Verbatim. Your sincere prayers mean so much to me.

No. 17     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 14, 2017 at 6:55 AM     
Again ... a beautiful site to see ... :cloud9:

Christians joining together ... standing in " one accord " ... in prayer.

:group_prayer:
No. 18     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM     
RPM and all thank you for your continued prayer.

Leaving a bit of a update in case it can help other women going through this same scenario in their lives. Statistically 70% of Caucasian women and 80% of women of color will have problems with uterine tumors in their life time.

Why? Doctors do not state a 'scientific' cause for these, but there are a lot of hypotheses as to what causes this. The most significant hypothesis (which holds scientific truth) is that the uterus is a hormone receptive organ and hormones has been linked to cancer as well as benign tumor growth. My own hypothesis is that every time we eat at a restaurant (particularly fast food), we are digesting meat that might contain hormones contributing to our already overload of hormones naturally produced in some women and men (through our DNA) more than in others.

So I've been researching and it is rather interesting and aggravating at the same time. I desire a surgery called ablation over major surgery (more about this later), but doctors are refusing due to the inability to stage cancer if this turns out to be.

What was not understood by me is that doctors at UCSD have been tracking a 'benign' fibroid tumor for 11 years and I was told 'not to worry,' then all of sudden I am thrown the 'c' word and suggested to have a major surgery/organ removal and told they must due to the possibility of cancer (and the radical cancer surgery is needed). I've finally found out why...

The latest research shows that there is a high number of women facing abdominal cancer who had laparoscopic (non-major) surgery for the removal of what is thought to be benign fibroid tumors. This occurs by way of morcellation of the tumor. A morcellator is a surgical instrument used to literally mince the tumor in order to perform the laparoscopic surgery (thereby mincing down a large tumor to bring it out of a small incision). It is hypothesized that although a fibroid tumor are thought to be benign that malignant cells 'could' be hiding within the benign tumor and are thrown about during the morcellation process. Today doctors are countering this by morcellating the tumor within a surgical baggy. The problem though is that this morcellating process then lack the 'identification' of whether or not the patient has cancer. My tumor is 10cm and would require morcellation. Originally it was 2 cm and while a laparoscopic attempt was made to remove it at 2cm, the doctor did not feel confident once entering the body for it's removal, because she found it to be attached to the uterus as if part of the uterus, smooth, noncancerous. I had 'many' second opinions (about 4) and all the doctors told me not to worry about the benign tumor. My current doctor suggesting major surgery for 11 years told me not to worry.

So what I am facing is not an incompetent doctor who told me not to worry all these years and kept the tumor growing on the outside of my uterus, but rather 'new' medical findings in which 'most' women are going to be advised to have major surgery even with a finding like my own (where a tumor is ruled 'likely' benign over the old rule of thumb where it is stated 100% to be non-malignant. There are no 100% in medicine, because medicine is a science just like any other scientific field).

Interesting, huh? So I have found two types of ablation which is literally heating the cells of the tumor through radio frequency waves either guided by MRI or ultrasound. The heated tumor cells die indiscriminately whether they are cancer or benign. The surgery is either fully non-invasive (MRI guided) or minimally invasive (laparoscopic).

(so you are hearing it here first if this was unknown by you ... there is a way to kill cancer in one's body without making a single incision today, 'but' it is rarely used to kill cancer, but rather non-cancerous lesions, tumors and growths and rather new technology used [not created] as was proton when I resorted to this life saving measure for my Mom [today proton is a first protocol for patients and no incision is needed...in proton therapy radiation is used to kill the cancer cells]) My tumor is too large for proton therapy treatment.

I can not find a doctor to order/perform ablation surgery on me. UCSD will not because they state if it turns out later that I had cancer, they would have not done all they could for life saving measures (I say I am willing to submit to two MRIs a year and work with an oncologist, perhaps a 'insurance' issue)? Other doctors are stating the small risk of cancer as well for refusal to perform the surgery (there will be no way to stage cancer if cancer is later found).

Quite aggravating as ablation kills cancer as well as non-cancerous cells and ablation (without spreading them) and would allow me to continue with the care that my Mom needs (it's non or min. evasive with a recovery time of 5-10 days over that of months).

Please if you can continue to pray, your prayers are cherished. May the Lord bless. Also if there is someone who gets a word from the Lord or who has lived through this -- your advice is appreciated.


No. 19     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 19, 2017 at 6:03 AM     
Hope your surgery goes well and complication free Sandy.

A girl we knew who worked at the drug stores I worked at and was also a friend of our Family had tumors removed as a teen or early adult. She later went on to become an EMT for the Chicago Fire Dept last time I did a search on her. She was a few years older than me. She might even be retired now being she must be close to 60 now.

She went on vacation with us to our Camp A Float trip on Lake Ouachita, AR I remember.
No. 20     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Sep 20, 2017 at 7:53 AM     
Been praying and will continue.
No. 21     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  jadefox   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Sep 21, 2017 at 8:45 AM     
Sandie,

Thanks for the updates here. I've been wondering how things have been with you. Not on FB as much these days, and barely check in here. So I apologize that I didn't read this before now.

Keeping you in thoughts and prayers and sending well wishes your way.

All the best and God bless,

moi'
No. 22     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 4:16 PM     
BF, Jeff and Jade -- thank you for your continuing prayer.

I have put off surgery (but still obtaining my 2nd/3rd opinions), due to the necessity of taking my Mom to the Hospital last Sunday (she is still presently in the hospital for pneumonia [I am uncertain she ever healed fully from last November when she was hospitalized). It's truly difficult time, but I know only one thing: God is Good.

Thanks again for your continuing prayer (for my Mom as well if you are led to).

No. 23     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Sep 25, 2017 at 8:13 PM     
Still remembering both you and your mom in my prayers. Thank you for the updates.
No. 24     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Sep 26, 2017 at 11:01 AM     
Thank you so much for your sincere prayers, Jeff (and Brotherly concern).

My Mom was finally released from the hospital, but still on antibiotics for pneumonia. I am on Tamiflu getting stronger from a flu and I will return to going over my surgery options today.

I will not be able to have surgery until my Mom is healed (she has been in my sole care for years), although my brother has suggested we both live with him and his wife for a bit as a solution. I've never relied upon anyone before [but God], so difficult decisions and a difficult time for certain].

For now, we are taking one day at a time in His care and Trusting Him.

Your continued prayer is cherished. Thank you so much.



No. 25     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Sep 27, 2017 at 5:28 AM     
Yes ... thank you for the ... " up-dates " ... as we continue to pray.
No. 26     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 3, 2017 at 3:08 PM     

A bit of an update: They called last Friday to schedule my surgery, but I have continued to wait (standing still in Him still) and getting 2nd and 3rd opinions.

I had a situation when much younger that came to mind. I had a 10cm cyst on my ovary. The doctor wanted to remove all my organs as for the chance of cancer. I remember my Mom growing her hair (in case I was to go through chemo). I still have her braid [cut hair] to this day. I knew though it was not cancer and I felt it would go away. It did. So I've been questioning my faith as of lately (this tumor is the same size as the cyst that was on my ovary that they upgraded to a tumor back then).

I do not believe this is cancer. I have a 1% chance of being wrong though and I've never been a gambler nor have I ever had any luck.

I will continue to seek a multitude of counsel on this prior to undergoing any surgery, but keep praying this 'mass' might begin to shrink on its own (although doctors have told me it's impossible; doctors also told me the ovarian growth that disappeared many years ago would not).

Staying strong and waiting until my soul is convicted by the Lord on the path needed! Thanks for your continued prayers for guidance and also if my Mom can be included in (she is slowly getting better again which is quite a miracle and testimony to God of itself and I Praise Him daily for His Mercy)!

Thanks all for your continued prayers. <3
No. 27     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 4, 2017 at 1:45 PM     

Upcoming appointments with two other medical groups...

Next Tuesday with the Director of robotic surgery in the gynecological oncology department with Scripps. Although also an oncologist and basically treating cancer patients, this doctor seeks less invasive surgical inventions.

Please pray for good news and less invasive options!

Thank you (those who are praying with a pure heart)!

No. 28     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Oct 4, 2017 at 6:04 PM     
:2thumbs: :group_prayer: :2thumbs:
No. 29     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 12, 2017 at 10:20 AM     

RPM and Veronica -- Thank you. I cherish the two of your prayers!

A frustrating 2nd opinion for certain. I am speaking what the Lord designed (our bodies as they are) and the doctors are speaking law and money and a 1% chance of cancer causing a need for radical surgery.

A bit of 'son' shine though. I contacted a doctor in LA (UCLA) first when told I required surgery. After a month or close to it, he finally got my medical record and is reviewing my chart and he or his office will be contacting me soon! He does 'not' remove healthy organs (only tumors and uses the most min invasive techniques). He is renown (women travel across the country for his services)...but here is the 'kicker'...He is transferring to my own medical group here in San Diego in Dec (first week).

Irony or God's perfect timing (from the time the tumor was 'accidentally' discovered to the time this doctor is joining my own medical group)?

Lord bless all and thanks to all who are praying.

mod to add more update.
No. 30     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Oct 13, 2017 at 5:49 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

RPM and Veronica -- Thank you. I cherish the two of your prayers!

A frustrating 2nd opinion for certain. I am speaking what the Lord designed (our bodies as they are) and the doctors are speaking law and money and a 1% chance of cancer causing a need for radical surgery.

I'm exhausted at this time. I find it interesting that it is 'practicing' Christians that are supporting my desire for organ retention and the opposite is true of those who support the radical surgery.

Lord bless all.



I admire how you are taking your time with God ... to know His decision.

For we know ... once you know ... He will grant you His peace. :cloud9:



No. 31     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 8:59 AM     
Still praying.
No. 32     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 10:22 AM     
CAsandie wrote:


RPM and Veronica -- Thank you. I cherish the two of your prayers!

A frustrating 2nd opinion for certain. I am speaking what the Lord designed (our bodies as they are) and the doctors are speaking law and money and a 1% chance of cancer causing a need for radical surgery.

A bit of 'son' shine though. I contacted a doctor in LA (UCLA) first when told I required surgery. After a month or close to it, he finally got my medical record and is reviewing my chart and he or his office will be contacting me soon! He does 'not' remove healthy organs (only tumors and uses the most min invasive techniques). He is renown (women travel across the country for his services)...but here is the 'kicker'...He is transferring to my own medical group here in San Diego in Dec (first week).

Irony or God's perfect timing (from the time the tumor was 'accidentally' discovered to the time this doctor is joining my own medical group)?

Lord bless all and thanks to all who are praying.

mod to add more update.


Hope it all works out and is a total success.
No. 33     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 6:45 PM     
Thank you Survivor and Bullfighter for your continued thoughts and prayers! Your prayers are cherished. <3


I am still waiting for the 3rd opinion doctor who is relocating to San Diego to contact me back. In the meantime I am arranging home health care for my Mom which will assist when going through surgery. I am very happy about this being covered under insurance. I have another agency calling about personal care (to find out the costs).

I am unsure why, but I believe the 3rd opinion doctor will be my surgeon and I will be having the removal of the tumor solely through a less invasive surgery (robotic). This doctor will not be booking surgeries until early December though. If this is not the case, I will be traveling to Beverly Hills for treatment that some call experimental (but it is FDA cleared) that basically destroys all the cells of the tumor (it does not however test for cancer, but the doctor might allow for biopsies taken. It does kill the cancerous cells though). The treatment is covered by insurance, but not the doctor (so an exception under coverage is being requested). This would only be if the 3rd opinion was unable to take care of me, but his assistant said that I was 'in' his care now and it seems 'meant' to be! (and it does).

My Mom's and my prayer is that this tumor remains at bay until December!

Thanks again to everyone for continued prayers that I feel thankful and honored to receive. <3


No. 34     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 1, 2017 at 10:09 PM     
Just a slight update: My Mom still has pneumonia still. It is for this reason I am unable to have surgery (she is fully dependent upon me). She is having daily physical therapy through home health (which has been a God sent to us) and we are doing 'all' we can to heal this pneumonia. Progress is seen in x-rays, Praise God!

In the meantime, I will be working to get myself strong for the surgery which is likely to occur in December with the doctor who happens to be relocating to my same medical group (I too feel this is also a God sent, since he is one of the top doctors in the nation who doesn't take unaffected organs and is minimally invasive as well trained by a plastic surgeon in sutures).

We are taking it day by day with the Lord's Mercy and holding our faith and trust in His Eternal guidance as our true and greatest Physician! Thanks all who continue to pray in fellowship here! May blessings be bestowed upon all as only the Almighty can provide!!

No. 35     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Nov 2, 2017 at 9:31 AM     
Prayers that your faith hold strong as He walks you through your perfect path to healing while supporting your mother's journey as well.
His joy is your strength, as you well know and victory has already been purchased so... having done all, STAND! in Jesus Name
No. 36     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 3, 2017 at 8:47 AM     

Thank you Vickie! Your prayers are cherished! <3

No. 37     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Nov 3, 2017 at 8:13 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Just a slight update: My Mom still has pneumonia still. It is for this reason I am unable to have surgery (she is fully dependent upon me). She is having daily physical therapy through home health (which has been a God sent to us) and we are doing 'all' we can to heal this pneumonia. Progress is seen in x-rays, Praise God!

In the meantime, I will be working to get myself strong for the surgery which is likely to occur in December with the doctor who happens to be relocating to my same medical group (I too feel this is also a God sent, since he is one of the top doctors in the nation who doesn't take unaffected organs and is minimally invasive as well trained by a plastic surgeon in sutures).

We are taking it day by day with the Lord's Mercy and holding our faith and trust in His Eternal guidance as our true and greatest Physician! Thanks all who continue to pray in fellowship here! May blessings be bestowed upon all as only the Almighty can provide!!


Are you the only child to your mom? Does she have any sons?
No. 38     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 4, 2017 at 1:55 PM     
Devaprakash -- I do have a brother, but he works long hours and is married and has much responsibility there (since I am unwed, it has been just me providing care for my Mom for the past 10 years).

Thank you for your continued thoughts, caring and prayers. May God Bless you.

No. 39     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM     

A bit of an update ... it appears the Doctor I desired is going to accept me as a patient and feels he can spare my body parts (he will go in and only remove the tumor). The method is not determined yet, but I am hoping robotic (he ordered labs / pre-surgery labs) and is making that determination and can book me in December...

However, my Mother is having a procedure next week that is critical to her very life -- so I am taking this day by day (I left Church early to wash her SUV, clean her house and get things done while I can). If I had a different procedure called accessa ... then I could be up and around in a week (so I am still considering this, but would need to have this done in Beverly Hills).

Thanks everyone for your continued prayers (it is likely now when you might see less of me in forums (as for things pick up that require attention).

Love to all. <3



No. 40     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Nov 12, 2017 at 7:18 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Devaprakash -- I do have a brother, but he works long hours and is married and has much responsibility there (since I am unwed, it has been just me providing care for my Mom for the past 10 years).

Thank you for your continued thoughts, caring and prayers. May God Bless you.


The reason I asked because I have found, generally speaking, all over the world irrespective of religion, it is daughters who take care of their parents in their old age.
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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 13, 2017 at 10:33 AM     
Devaprakash wrote:

CAsandie wrote:

Devaprakash -- I do have a brother, but he works long hours and is married and has much responsibility there (since I am unwed, it has been just me providing care for my Mom for the past 10 years).

Thank you for your continued thoughts, caring and prayers. May God Bless you.


The reason I asked because I have found, generally speaking, all over the world irrespective of religion, it is daughters who take care of their parents in their old age.


This is often so. Women are wired to be care givers and I do with all my heart feel it an honor. Yet, I have and know also men who are care givers to their parents (men that I see Christ's love in that are true providers), but in general I would agree with you.

No. 42     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Nov 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM     
CAsandie wrote:


A bit of an update ... it appears the Doctor I desired is going to accept me as a patient and feels he can spare my body parts (he will go in and only remove the tumor). The method is not determined yet, but I am hoping robotic (he ordered labs / pre-surgery labs) and is making that determination and can book me in December...

However, my Mother is having a procedure next week that is critical to her very life -- so I am taking this day by day (I left Church early to wash her SUV, clean her house and get things done while I can). If I had a different procedure called accessa ... then I could be up and around in a week (so I am still considering this, but would need to have this done in Beverly Hills).
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Thanks everyone for your continued prayers (it is likely now when you might see less of me in forums (as for things pick up that require attention).

Love to all. <3





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Sandie, I am praying for you. and for your mom. give us an update.

love and blessings. Jim
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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM     
Thank you Jimmy for honoring my Mom and I with your prayers.

I am taking my Mom in on Monday to a doctor that is outside of San Diego (so a long drive) in hopes of more expeditious and competent care. Beyond this, nothing has changed (I am uncertain if I can even have my own surgery next month if there is no break in my Mom's pneumonia [currently UCSD has her on no aid, antibiotics, etc. and ordered a procedure that has not occurred and I got tired of waiting and thus, currently I am attempting to transfer some of her care to a better facility as well implementing natural cures researched absent appropriate doctor's care]). I am trying to raise her immune system naturally.

It is frustrating that since Universal Health Care and despite the construction at 'every' hospital near me, there is not enough medical staff to take care of everyone it seems.

Again thanks for your continuing prayers, Jimmy. They are cherished. <3



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By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 3:34 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Thank you Jimmy for honoring my Mom and I with your prayers.

I am taking my Mom in on Monday to a doctor that is outside of San Diego (so a long drive) in hopes of more expeditious and competent care. Beyond this, nothing has changed (I am uncertain if I can even have my own surgery next month if there is no break in my Mom's pneumonia [currently UCSD has her on no aid, antibiotics, etc. and ordered a procedure that has not occurred and I got tired of waiting and thus, currently I am attempting to transfer some of her care to a better facility as well implementing natural cures researched absent appropriate doctor's care]). I am trying to raise her immune system naturally.

It is frustrating that since Universal Health Care and despite the construction at 'every' hospital near me, there is not enough medical staff to take care of everyone it seems.

Again thanks for your continuing prayers, Jimmy. They are cherished. <3


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Hi Sandie.
should your mother be going in hospice? nursing home? is there room for her there?

I understand that you are very concerned for her. I sure hope your trip to the new doctor is productive.

I am concerned that you are putting off your own surgery. are you endangering yourself? I think I understood you have non cancerous tumor.

last month my 20 year old grandson had a tumor removed from throat chin area. non cancerous.

praying for you to get all resolved. bless you. Jim

No. 45     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM     
Thanks Jimmy! (wow about your grandson...so very young).

My Mom is still young (she is only slightly older than you/74 -- so no nursing home; fighting to cure this). She was up and around until a year ago (she had bad days that worried me, but nothing like this pneumonia).

As far as putting off surgery, I am trusting and believing in Him and feeling He is in the driver's seat (I am getting prepared and being productive in the mean time). Certainly hoping it's benign (they do not understand it's growth, so one doc is convinced it is cancer; the oncologist disagreed though and gave it a 1% or less chance of cancer).

Thanks for your prayers. <3

No. 46     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  LynnDear   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Nov 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM     
.....sounds like you have a fibroid tumor.
very common and usually benign.

spent thirty-fifth birthday in surgery
large grapefruit sized fibroid tumor.....
had necessary hysterectomy.....

no more monthlies......YAY!!!
No. 47     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM     
Hi Lynn and welcome to forums!

We hope it's just a fibroid and this growth too is about the same size.

They wanted to do the same with me as well (the emergency surgery).

I am not interested in removing my uterus or any other organs myself. I am glad it sounds like you did not have complications with your surgery (albeit on a birthday which doesn't sound enjoyable).

Thanks for your post and again welcome to forums. <3

No. 48     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 24, 2017 at 11:14 AM     
I sat and watched my Mom cry last night.

She's been with pneumonia for so long and the hardest thing for her is her need for care / incapability to do the things she normally can.

Thank you again all who are lifting prayer on this very real and trying situation in our lives.

May all be blessed who have pure hearts and love in Christ.

No. 49     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 3, 2017 at 10:59 AM     
Update prior to surgery:

It's that time again.

I am being put through a special CTScan and I am getting booked for the end of the month or after the New Year holiday (so it's around the corner and I'm doing all I can before surgery that I am unlikely able to do afterwards).

My Mom has seen some improvements since taking her outside of San Diego to a pulmonary specialist who has her on antibiotics. Not knowing the full results (she still sleeps most of the day, so by no means is fully cured).


Even still putting off the surgery longer is not likely. Surgery might be booked prior to Christmas [it's truly the doctor's schedule at this point and testing they want done prior to surgery]). I'm finding myself scrunched for time...so hopefully the next update with be 'after surgery!.

Thanks all who have offered and offer honest and sincere prayers and support through this time in advance.

No. 50     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 3, 2017 at 6:09 PM     
Heavenly Father,

As the time draws closer ... as CAsandie approaches what's ahead of her ... we continue to approach You with our prayers on her behalf ... knowing You will be there with her ... offering whatever is needed ... comforting her and letting her know ... " still here. "

Thank You for answering our prayers ... thank You for leading the way ... in her new life in Christ ... and " making the arrangements " ... where all she can say is ...

" God is Doing This " !!! :bowdown:

In Jesus' Name ... WE ALL SAY ... AMEN and AMEN ! :group_prayer:

No. 51     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 4, 2017 at 7:58 AM     
CAsandie I hope and Pray your Mother is able to beat the sickness that has been attacking her and that she can recover her strength.

And Praying your surgery is successful and complication free and that you quickly heal from it so you can continue to care for the needs of your Mother. :pray::pray::pray:
No. 52     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM     
Thank you BF and RPM. As the day comes closer...it is more real (my soul feels tested). There is no deviation in knowing the Lord is Good always though! Your prayers are so very appreciated and cherished.

No. 53     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Dec 6, 2017 at 10:09 AM     

Prayers for successful surgery with no complications and swift recovery and supernatural watch over your Mom during this time. For Peace for you both, every need met, in Jesus Name

No. 54     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM     

Thank you (((Vickie))) and Amen.

No. 55     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Judy757   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Dec 6, 2017 at 2:34 PM     
You're in my prayers, CAsandie.:pray:
No. 56     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 6, 2017 at 7:29 PM     
:group_prayer: We Praise the Lord ... As We Pray ! :group_prayer:

No. 57     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Dec 20, 2017 at 10:31 AM     

Continuing to pray that every step be perfectly directed by His Holy Spirit, everyone involved in your care and that of your mother's submitted to His Wisdom and skill. I speak Peace in Jesus Name believing there will be no complications or open doors for hindering spirits!

No. 58     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 21, 2017 at 6:37 AM     
:group_prayer: Yep ! Still Praying ! :group_prayer:
No. 59     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 22, 2017 at 11:07 AM     
Thank you Judy, Vickie and RPM for your continuing prayers ...

I was waiting to update (as Storm's situation and concern held there), but the surgery is coming up soon and I am working to do things I will not be able to after surgery for 2 months. The surgery will be in mid/early January. After the medial group conducted more testing to determine the correct surgery, I have opted for a more invasive surgery due to the new test results.

Sending prayers for blessings and a blessed Christmas and new year to everyone. I am entrusted in the Lord's presence and love during this time and appreciate each of your prayers so much. Again, Thank you!
No. 60     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 22, 2017 at 9:40 PM     
:2thumbs: Being in the Lord's Hands is the Best Place to Be :2thumbs:

No. 61     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 31, 2017 at 8:38 AM     
Dear Heavenly Father,

I am so glad that You are the Only One and True God.
How wonderful it is that You, with Your character and all Your kindness, love and patience is our Heavenly Father and that we can call you that!

And because of that; because You are our Heavenly Father, I humbly ask You to heal Cassandie as Your Son and our Saviour healed so many, and even raised the dead, as He walked upon this earth. Please touch Cassandie’s heart and touch her body as well so as to heal her according to Your wonderful and perfect will.

I ask this humbly in Jesus’ name.

So I thank You for hearing my humble, little prayer.

And I thank You so very, very much for answering it.

So be blessed, Cassaindie. Be greatly blessed by the Most High; our wonderful Heavenly Father!

Be so greatly and wonderfully blessed, Cassandie!

Hallelujah and Amen!
No. 62     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 31, 2017 at 2:18 PM     
A ... BIG AMEN ... to all the prayers being offered for CAsandie !!!

No. 63     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 8:58 AM     


Continuing to remember you in prayer, with all the many other, Cassandie.

May our wonderful and great Heavenly Father greatly bless you, Cassandie. I ask this not in my name but in the name of our Saviour; Jesus!

Thank You for hearing my prayer, Heavenly Father and thank You for answering it and greatly blessing our sister-in-Christ, Cassandie! Thank You so much for the blessings showered upon her!

No. 64     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 9:12 PM     
123John! Nice to see you post! Your posts have been missed on MC. I do hope things are well.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

I was scheduled for mid Jan (actually the 18th) and they rescheduled my surgery (after Universal Health Care ... there are not enough doctors, staff and rooms. All the hospitals here are building/expanding). I've been busy though preparing (doing things I will not be able to do during recovery, since I've opted for the open surgery to lessen the risk of cancer spread if it were cancer. I still say it is not though [God is a God of miracles and Mercies and while unexplained as far as growth ... my chosen doctor has marked it down to 3% cancer [recent testing had risen the odds greater than 1%]/97% not, but it will be revealed 4 working days after surgery after going through labs).

A beautiful prayer John (thanks again and Amen)!

No. 65     Reply: Re: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 9:15 PM     
RadioPreacherMan wrote:

A ... BIG AMEN ... to all the prayers being offered for CAsandie !!!



Thanks to you and Veronica as well. You two are so appreciated. May the Lord bless you this new year greatly!

No. 66     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 8:49 AM     
Cassandie wrote:
“123John! Nice to see you post! Your posts have been missed on MC. I do hope things are well.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

I was scheduled for mid Jan (actually the 18th) and they rescheduled my surgery (after Universal Health Care ... there are not enough doctors, staff and rooms. All the hospitals here are building/expanding). I've been busy though preparing (doing things I will not be able to do during recovery, since I've opted for the open surgery to lessen the risk of cancer spread if it were cancer. I still say it is not though [God is a God of miracles and Mercies and while unexplained as far as growth ... my chosen doctor has marked it down to 3% cancer [recent testing had risen the odds greater than 1%]/97% not, but it will be revealed 4 working days after surgery after going through labs).

A beautiful prayer John (thanks again and Amen)!”

No need to thank me, may our wonderful Heavenly Father.bless you greatly, Cassandie.

Thank you for your update. I’m so sorry to hear that your surgery had to be rescheduled. If you can, let us know the date of surgery. I and the others will surely continue to pray for you.

As for now, Cassandie, may you be comforted, relaxed and be put at ease by our Heavenly Father. May He continue protecting, guiding and blessing you. This I ask not in my name, but in the name of the Christ and Messaiah, our Savior, Jesus who stands before the Father advocating for us; those who believe and have accepted His great sacrififice to cleanse us from sin.

Thank You for hearing my simple and humble prayer, Heavenly Father. And thank You just as much for for answering it.

So be blessed. Be greatly blessed, Cassandie!



No. 67     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  PSUCookie   Gender: F   Age: 40   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM     
I havent been on this site in years, but CAsandie - you are in my thoughts and prayers. I just had some surgery for a large tumor but God was amazing and pulled me through. Sendind you comforting thoughts and prayers.

Cookie (aka Koko)
No. 68     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 6, 2018 at 2:31 PM     
Continuing to join in with the others in praying for you, Cassandie.
No. 69     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 7, 2018 at 10:29 AM     
Thanks Koko and John and all continuing to pray with a sincere heart.

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There has been a mix up in scheduling. Sigh (how do they give a risk of cancer and do this)? This surgery was supposed to be on the 18th and due to a scheduling mix up...it had to be cancelled....

I will be on the phone trying to get in this month or next tomorrow (praying it happens as with cancer risk and growth and pain...my other option would be the even more radical surgery with the oncologist as I could have had months ago).

No. 70     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 7, 2018 at 12:37 PM     
Cassandie wrote:

“There has been a mix up in scheduling. Sigh (how do they give a risk of cancer and do this)? This surgery was supposed to be on the 18th and due to a scheduling mix up...it had to be cancelled....

I will be on the phone trying to get in this month or next tomorrow (praying it happens as with cancer risk and growth and pain...my other option would be the even more radical surgery with the oncologist as I could have had months ago). ”

I’m very sorry to hear about the scheduling mix up that you are having to deal with.

I,as well as others, on this site are continuing to pray for you.

May or wonderful Heavenly Father guide, protect and bless you. Now and forevermore!

No. 71     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  Tavita   Gender: M   Age: 82   on  Jan 7, 2018 at 1:39 PM     
Sandi, I am continuing to pray for you and that this scheduling mixup can be sorted out quickly. I well know the problems that seem to arise to frustrate us as we seek hospital treatment.
May you know the Peace of Jesus in your heart as you go through this and may you be healed.
No. 72     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 8, 2018 at 7:35 PM     
Tavita wrote:

“Sandi, I am continuing to pray for you and that this scheduling mixup can be sorted out quickly. I well know the problems that seem to arise to frustrate us as we seek hospital treatment. May you know the Peace of Jesus in your heart as you go through this and may you be healed.”

Like Tavita and the others, I am continuing to rememember you in prayer, Cassandie. I hope and pray that this scheduling mess will be resolved and that you will be fully healed. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Thank You for hearing my little, humble prayer, Heavenly Father. And thank You for answering it.

So be blessed by the Almighty, Cassandie. Be greatly blessed!
No. 73     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Jan 10, 2018 at 8:29 AM     
:group_prayer: :group_prayer: :group_prayer: :group_prayer: :group_prayer:

Just a wonderful blessing thinking about the number of people praying.

And ... we are not letting up on our prayers for you CAsandie. :2thumbs:
No. 74     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 10, 2018 at 11:46 AM     
I am so grateful for all who are praying and I have been given the surgery date of February 15th now (as far as the reschedule from Jan 18th).

I pray that Storm might be up and around by then (I was reluctant to post update with all Storm is going through which is much more critical). :pray:

This will be non-cancerous and a safe removal (so I pray)!

Sending Blessings and gratitude.

No. 75     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 10, 2018 at 8:35 PM     
Thanks for the update and the new date of the operation schedule, Cassandie.

May our wonderful Heavenly Father be with you and bless you as well as Storm through these health issues and hospitalization that the two of you are going through.

The both of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
No. 76     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 14, 2018 at 9:57 AM     
Thank you 123John! I will not be posting a lot, so I am thanking all here in advance. Prayers returned as well for any experiencing hardships. God is always Good and it keeps me positive to consider Him as I go through this small hurdle in my road. <3

No. 77     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 15, 2018 at 1:50 PM     
As many others are, I’m continuing to remember you in prayer, Cassandie.

May our wonderful Heavenly Father bless and heal you. This is my simple and humble prayer that I ask to be fulfilled by God. And I ask it not in my name but in the name of the greatest Healer that ever walked upon the earth; our Savior Jesus Christ. So may you be greatly blessed and completely healed, Cassandie.

Dear Lord thank you for hearing my simple prayer and I thank You so very, very much for answering it.

So be blessed, Cassandie. Yes, be greatly blessed and completely healed, Cassandie, in the name of our Heavenly Father!

Hallelujah and amen!
No. 78     Reply: Re: Not a boy, not a girl -- it's a tumor   
By:  123john62   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Jan 18, 2018 at 11:45 AM     



My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cassandie. .....

......... So may our great and wonderful Heavenly Father bless and be with you in this. That is my sincere prayer for you, Cassandie, which I humbly pray in Jesus' name. ...........

....... So be blessed. .................. Yes, be greatly blessed, Cassandie!