Sunday, September 13, 2009


My Dad has cancer.

72 comments:

Lorrie said...

Oh Jane, I'm so sorry to hear this. You must be reeling from shock. Please let us know more as you are able.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Jane, just coming on for the first time today. Oh, I am so sorry to see this. Please know that I am holding you and your family in my prayers. You are very special to me....I mean that.

Sending you love and prayers,
Barb :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Blondie!
I am so sorry honey. I am sending prayers as I see your picture. Prayers for your Dad to get through this and prayers for you to hold you up as he walks this path. Remember: Jeremiah 30:17 - "I will give you back your health & heal thy wounds", saith the Lord.
Stand firm on this scripture. I will be praying for all of you honey. Lots of love and hugs, Sherry

Sherri S said...

There are no words Jane. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
HUGS

Stacey said...

I'm sorry. I wish I could give you a hug. Keep us posted and have faith.

Stacey

Shelia said...

Oh, Jane! I'm so sorry to hear this about your dad! You and your family will be in my prayers. Your picture is breaking my heart.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Vicki said...

Hello, Jane,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's illness. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage. I would love for you to use the quote by Mary Ann Radmacher. Vicki

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Dear Jane, I will keep you all in my prayers... I have had four family members with cancer... it is a hard thing to go through... never give up... remember... "faith, hope, and love"... Much love, Julie Marie

Amy said...

I'm so sorry.

common ground said...

Your Dad and your family will be in my prayers.
Debra

vintage girl at heart said...

So sorry to hear that. I will keep Him and You in my prayers......

xinex said...

I am terribly sorry, Jane. I am going to be praying really hard for him and for you to have more strength. Your picture made me very sad and made me cry. You need to be strong for your dad. Let's just all pray for him together, ok?...Christine

June said...

I'm so sorry Jane. I'm sending you a big hug and sending up prayers for your father and family. I hope you can feel all of our love.
June

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh no Jane, I'm so so sorry to hear this... I'm sending you a big ((((((((hug)))))))). I know this scary news!

I'll be sending up prayers for you and your family.

XOXOXO
Sherri

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sorry.

Wishes that it's treatable.

Courage.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so sorry to hear that! I have all of the faith in the world that it will be cured. I will keep your father and your family in my prayers.
xo
Penny

Ashley ~ said...

Hey pretty lady....I too am so sorry to hear this. Cancer is such a scary word to us, but it's not to God. Your dad and family will certainly be in my prayers as he begans this journey. Keep in touch and let us know how he's doing.
(((warm hugs))) _Ashley*

blushing rose said...

May the Lord touch your Father with His healing hands ... may He hold you all up during this time. Prayers will be lifted for all of you. I am so sorry of this news.

Have a great week ... TTFN ~ Marydon

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm sorry to hear that... I will say a prayer for your family and for him.
Fifi

Paula said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I hope that what he has is treatable and that he has a good prognosis. Please keep us updated.

linda said...

Those must have been the hardest words to type...I'm so sorry! You, your Dad, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so very sorry Jane. I will thinking of you and your Dad. Sending prayers your way. Hugs, Cindy

Chatelaine said...

Those 4 words say it all. I am sure this is a time of great sadness for you.

Will pray for you and your family.

PatQ said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. But my dad lived for 15 yrs after his cancer diagnosis and your dad might too. Try to stay positive, I know it's hard.

Patti Cakes said...

So sorry dear! We love you!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Treasure every moment - the good and the bad, and never ever leave his side without telling him you love him. You'll never be sorry you did. Daddy's are very special.
Prayers headed your way.

carolinajewel said...

I am so sorry. I had the same news 4 years ago and and my Dad is still going strong. Just want you to know there is hope and I will be praying for you and your Dad.

Domestic Designer said...

So sorry. You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer a year and a half ago. He is doing really well now. I know exactly how you feel. Confused and scared. Prayer and the love of family and friends will get you all through this. Take care of yourself and know that you have lots of people who will be lifting you up.
DD

Connie said...

Blondie, that you for your visit and sweet comments on my aprons, but I'm sooooo sad for you learning about your dad having cancer, sugar. It must be absolutely devastating. I can't imagine anything worse than losing someone close to you.
xoxo,
Connie

Shirl said...

Hi, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I'm stopping back to say hello and read about your father. I'm so sorry, I know how you feel I went through this with both my parents. My prayers are with you.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Kathy said...

Those are harsh words when you first hear them...will be praying for you and your dad and family...The nurse in me wants to know what kind? We prayed for a friend of ours tonight who has Melanoma and will be learning the severity of it tomorrow...I'll be holding you all up in prayer...keep us posted when you can God Bless, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

recipes for the life said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We are all here for your support. Be strong so that you can be there for your dad. I will pray for his good health.

lots of love,
Chaitra

jeanne said...

Jane, I am so sad to hear your news. We all dread that word so very much. Cancer cures today have reached so much more effectiveness than ever before. I read that less people die from cancer than ever before. Prayers go out to you and your dad as we speak.

Blessings to you and your family...Jeanne

Beth at Aunties said...

Jane, I am so deeply sorry. I will pray his doctors will know of the best treatments available. My brother in law my age and my nephew both have cancer. It is a terrible thing to go through but I am amazed at all the wonderful treatments available.
I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Have faith and always hope in your heart.

Bless your heart!~♥

Lori E said...

Wow. That is a tough one. If it helps at all know that you have many people who are thinking positive thoughts for your dad.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

With all the modern technology and advancement in medicine it seems incredible to me that we aren't closer to a cure yet for this terrible desease. I send prayer your way to give you peace in this time of struggle. Lots of love to you and your family!

Tootsie said...

oh wow...I am so very sorry to hear this. I know how you feel...a couple of years back we found out mine has emphysema. It is a very hard thing to accept that our dad's are mortal. If there is anything I can do...please let me know.

On a brighter note...I got your comment...and yes I will be your friend in spite of the faces you like to make...after all....I make them too....wanna see? It's a unibrow smile... {8-)
made ya look!

Tootsie said...

oh...have to add...I am keeping you and your family in my prayers...stay strong friend!

xinex said...

You'll be fine, Janie, I know you are strong. I know it is not easy but who knows, maybe your dad will be ok. Don't think of the worse. I hope he is not in pain because that won't be easy for you to witness, but let's continue to pray for him. God is good.

We have a lot of luggage. Sometimes, I would take only 1 luggage when I travel and then I end up buying another one after shopping. You take care, my friend!...Christine

She'sSewPretty said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Bless you.

Blue Creek Home said...

I am very sorry about your dad.
Just remember that there is power in prayer.
And I believe in miracles.
Rhonda

Neabear said...

So sorry to hear about your father. Today has been an emotional day for me. We had a remembrance service at our church for our pastor who had committed suicide five years ago. So to hear about your father brings a tear to my eye as well. Just today I was hugging my father. I do that every time I see him now. Never sure how long he is going to be with us.

RobinfromCA said...

I am so sorry to read this. I will add him and your family to my prayers. Please keep us posted when you feel up to it.

Hugs,
Robin

kyle Garrett said...

Dear Friend,

I am so so sorry and totally empathize with you and your situation. I really hope and pray that your dad recovers fully, which I strongly believe with lots and lots of effort and prayers that it is very possible. I’ve definitely been there before with my dad passing away from bladder cancer a few years back. I wish there was something I can do to help. Perhaps I can help by just sending prayers your way and giving you the following recommendations… If nothing else, remember these basic things.

1. Have your dad laugh out loud everyday (3 stooges or Saturday Night Live is good).
2. Always give him the sense of ‘purpose’ (very very important!!).
3. Have your dad verbally say everyday that ‘he is thankful for his healing’.
4. Change his environment to a healthier one (food and air), with lots of antioxidants (strawberries & raspberries in frozen section—they are great!)

If you're up for reading (especially when you can’t sleep at night worrying about your dad), I've just read this book a couple of weeks ago that I highly recommend to everyone I know. It has to do with the Law of Attraction (I’m a firm believer in it—you hear miracles and testimonies on the internet all the time on the law of attraction) which can ‘invoke’ miracles if you attract it in a certain way, which requires some knowledge. It has not only made me ‘healthier’ and happier in the shortest period in time, but there have also been things in my life with nothing short of being miraculous. If I have it spelled right, the website where you can get this book is:

http://www.LawofAttract.com

I’ll check it and come back and change it if it’s wrong (it’s ‘attract’ at the end and not ‘attraction’).

Perhaps I can also help by offering you my email address for anything else I can do to help, or if you just need someone to write to.

kyle@filmtvjobs.com

Well, I hope I’ve been some help. Remember to always find a way to think positive, regardless of how you feel at the time.

Well, my email is long enough.

Hoping your dad gets back on his feet soon! I’ll definitely be sending prayers your way! Write to me if you need to talk.

: ) Wishing you and your Dad well always.

Kyle

Kasey said...

oh...i am so sorry to hear this.
I am sending you my prayers.
xo

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Blondie,
I am so truly, truly sorry. I am adding your precious dad and your family to my prayers sweetie.
Lots of love and hugs,
Amy

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Jane....I am so, so sorry. I have walked this road my friend, with my own beloved precious daddy, and it is not an easy one.

Cling fast to your faith, hope and love...

I will pray for each of you everyday....

Lou Cinda

Rue said...

I'm so sorry Jane... I'm praying for you and your family....

(((big giant comforting hugs))))
rue

Chari said...

Dearest Jane...

I was coming over to thank you for your sweet note that you left for me...and then I see this! Ohhh...my dear friend...I am so terribly sorry! Looking at your photo...I can see the hurt and my heart breaks right along with yours!!! There really are no words that can be said...but I do hope you know that you have an entire army of friends and by reading the comments...prayer warriors to support you, your dad and family!!! I am adding your dad to my prayer list now...I'll be lifting up him to the Lord daily, Sweetie! If there is anything at all that I can do...besides pray...please let me know!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

marmielu said...

I'm so sorry.
Mary Lou

Janie's World said...

I am so sorry to hear this devastating news! We will keep you and your father in our prayers. Prayers for a fast recovery and a cancer free life!

carolinajewel said...

I am so sorry. I had this very news about my father 4 years ago. He is doing great, so there is always hope. I will keep you and your Dad in my prayers. Hugs, Jewel

SmilingSally said...

That's such an ugly word. I'm a ovarian cancer survivor. My sister had colon cancer; she's struggling still. My brother has throat cancer, and is not doing well.

I'll pray for your dad. Maybe you could pray for my family.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

So sorry to hear this Jane....prayers are coming your way!

Tootsie said...

how are ya honey? I hope you are staying upbeat and strong! You have been in my thoughts today

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Oh no... I hate the C word! I am so sorry.

Sue said...

Dear Janie, I'm sorry you received this bad news. Put your trust in a higher power and know that you have many friends praying for you and your dad.
xo Sue

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I remember the day my Bobby G. walked in the door and into the kitchen, where I was cooking dinner, and said those same words to me. Talk about shock...and terror. But he is here and well and alive and kicking butt. So will your Dad. xo Lynn

Florida Sue said...

Keep us posted dear one. You are in my thoughts.

XOSue

Barb said...

God bless you honey. I am sending up prayers for your family. Stay strong and surround yourself with your loved ones.

love,
Barb

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I am so very sorry. I'm putting him on my prayer list right now!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

So sorry about your papa....
I hope your heart is comforted by the support that surrounds you at this fragile time.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

KarenHarveyCox said...

I am so sorry Jane. I will begin my prayer chain tonight. Prays for you, and for your dad.

Blessings,Karen

Maggie B said...

Jane,
I only just saw this, my heart goes out to you dear friend.
Thinking of you and sending reiki healing your way.
Maggie

Peonies & Magnolias said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy

Maryrose said...

Oh Janie,
I am so so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have become so accustomed to seeing your smiling face in my daily blog adventures.. and I hope with prayers and God's grace it will be back very soon.

Love to you and your family.
If I could reach out with a hug right now I would.
Maryrose

Mary said...

My prayers go out to your father in hopes he will eventually regain his health. Tell him to be strong and do all possible to beat the big C. I know it's hard but it's worth the effort - I know I've been there, also my dh. We are stronger for it and life is more precious each and every day.

......and sweet Jane, be sure to take care of you too because he will need you.

Warm hugs - Mary

Susie Q said...

Oh Jane. I am so, so sorry. I will keep your father and you..as well as all your family...in prayer and thought.
Know that you are uplifted by so many friends who love you.
We are all here for you...
Love,
Sue

Christine said...

Not even sure how I landed on your blog here...saw your comment here and felt a pang in my heart. My dad has cancer as well and has been battling it for some time now. Deep sigh, prayers for healing and comfort, deep breath and one day at a time.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OMG! How did I miss this?! I'm yammering on about tomatoes and corn...

I am so sorry to hear this...is he OK? Are YOU OK? I am sending you a big hug and loving thoughts from the shorehouse...I wish I were there to hug you in person. :-(

Snappy Di said...

I just came across your blog today and when I saw this post I had to leave a comment since my father too had cancer and I remember EXACTLY how I felt and was affected by it. It's exhausting and depressing to have a sick parent and especially with a disease that we have no control over. Nor does he. The only thing your father will have control over is the right to make his own decisions as to how he is treated.... It's very important that cancer patients make their own decisions.

I realize I don't know you, but if there is anything I can do for you while you are feeling these feelings please let me know... and do take care of yourself because your dad will need your strength even though you will just want to lay down and cry.

With warm wishes,
Diane Cayton-Hakey
The Blue Ridge Gal

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I'm SO sorry to hear this. I am also so sorry to be delinquent in commenting... my computer is still in the shop, and I'm on a borrowed one.

I'm sending you BIG hugs and much love and prayers for your father's recovery.

Love you, girlfriend...

XO,

Sheila :-)