Prayers needed....

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-04-07 07:28:18 -0500
Started 2015-04-02 13:06:26 -0500

My younger sister has been dealt more health issues than any one person should ever have to deal with..(which is why I have a much different attitude about my diabetes than most)…She contracted a very rare auto immune disease that left her legs paralyzed but still left her at a constant 9-10 on the pain scale…She has survived going septic twice…having MERCA…cervical cancer and breast cancer.. Then she was hit 5 mos ago when her son was diagnosed type 1…well if all that wasn't enough the doctor just told her that they have found more cancer..the belief is that her breast cancer spread before they removed her breast…she is getting ready for another round of chemo…but she is also getting her affairs in order…she is 43 and the chances of her seeing 50 are remote at best…I ask for prayers…and I ask that people count their blessings as I do everyday…diabetes sucks ass..but if we take care of ourselves we can live long healthy lives…some people are not as lucky…


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-04-06 14:38:07 -0500 Report

How is your sister doing? How are you doing?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-06 16:45:22 -0500 Report

We are fine..thank you for asking…and we are grateful…my sister was told over a decade ago that she was lucky she survived the infection that made her a paraplegic…she was also told at that time that chances are the autoimmune disease that caused it would kill her within ten years…and to borrow a quote from that wonderful old woman living with type 1 "she is STILL HERE"…and fighting the good fight…my sister and I both know that will will never grow to be an old woman…and never see her grand children…if this lastest round of cancer doesn't take her…(and lord knows she has survived before when they told her she wouldn't ) something will…and probably sooner rather than later…but she has already lived longer than they told her she would..and she is not ready to throw the towel in yet…and she makes me laugh…because she says that her disease has given her a free pass to see the country…she is only one of six people in the country that have this disease…and she has flown all over the country to see specialist…have experimental treatments and surgeries…(mostly for pain relief)…she always sees the bright side in everything…and I just found out she left me the rights to both her books…I have read them and they are amazing…she had several offers to publish…but she is not a stupid woman..she knows her medical treatments cost millions a year..and if she publishes her books she will lose her Medicaid..which picks up what medicare doesn't pay for her treatments…she told me that money is for her kids…when she is gone…I will have the books published and use the money to care for them…she is my sister..and always has the 'big picture" going on in her head..The children go to me…and I am glad for that..because my nephew is type 1…and I feel like I am the best person to raise him and make sure he is properly cared for and educated about his disease…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-04-06 18:03:14 -0500 Report

She is amazing indeed. I can see you guys are cut from the same fabric. I can see you adding a few of your own chapters to the story as you raise her kids. She is lucky you are willing and able to take that on.

I have a friend of mine who is planning to write a book about her daughter who also has a very rare cancer (usually in men over 50) and she is neither. Her daughter is an adult, but she is like your sister, always seeing the bright side of things, even when she feels so bad. The lodge they live at has adopted her as a mascot so to speak. She likes how I write and she has quite a story to tell. Her daughter is hopefully going to be able to go home (after a over a year of living in NY to be near her medical team) in May. We are praying it will be so.

There are amazing people all around us if we but take a moment to look. Continued prayers for you all.

AB#3
AB#3 2015-04-03 08:05:11 -0500 Report

Prayers sent. I actually do understand a little.
Been type 1 since I was very little. A couple medical problems like MS, Celiac, Neuropathy, Nephropathy, Gastroparesis and a few others. I have always taken care of myself, not perfect by any means. Just the life I was dealt I always say. Had cervical cancer at age 23 then more recent ovarian cancer.
Wishing you and her the best.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-03 14:59:26 -0500 Report

I am so sorry you have been through so much…leaving for Good Friday services right now…Will keep you in my prayers while there…

RebDee
RebDee 2015-04-03 12:26:39 -0500 Report

OMG, you AB#3 have had more bad health luck in your short years than most have in a lifetime. Keep your head above water and swim for all that you are worth. I'll pray for you also.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-04-03 05:24:17 -0500 Report

Howdy Jib Jab
I will be praying for your sister.
My late wife had the auto immund diseas Lupis and I thought she had a lot of health issues for one person. She did have a good attitude about it and she was emotionally a very sweet person even though she had so many what she laughingly called "Medical challenges"

Sharon has my prayers.

James

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-04-02 20:52:42 -0500 Report

Hi Jib Jab,
So sorry to hear this distressing news My prayers are with her, your
nephew and of course you as well. What's her name? I want the Lord to know exactly to whom I'm referring. First name will do. Take care of you…don't allow the stress from this get the best of you. We are all here to help. By all means vent…if you want to vent privately do so in my private mail. Love ya…

RebDee
RebDee 2015-04-02 17:32:20 -0500 Report

I will keep her in my prayers. What is her name?

My sister and I are as different as could possibly be. I have Diabetes II, genetically from both sides of my family, while she has MS which is supposed to be a genetic disease but in her case is not. She is confined to a wheelchair. The other differences are that she has 4 cats (to which I am allergic) while I have 2 dogs, I have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren and she has none. I have freckles and she has none. I have brown eyes and she has blue. She lives in CO while I live in CA. But she is still my baby sister. And I pray for her health on a daily basis.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-04-02 13:12:26 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for your sister's health struggles. I pray that she will fully recover. I hope that you will have many special moments with her in the months to come. I am glad she is getting her affairs in order but hoping the best for her treatment(s) to be successful. I will surely be in prayer for her. Thank you for the reminder to take care of myself and enjoy every moment of every day.

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