December 18, 2014
I was diagnosed w/breast cancer April 15th, had 16 chemo treatments, have had a bilateral mastectomy Oct. 24th. I've had a lot of pain. The cancer responded very well to chemo, but I was told I wouldn't need radiation if I had the mastectomy. The pathology report after surgery said the cancer was gone. PRAISE JESUS!! Today I received a call from my oncologist who now wants me to have a consult with a Radiation specialist. I've missed 8 weeks of work, no short term disability and don't qualify of other assistance due to my 401k is too much. Money is tight, I've had such depression but seeing a cancer psychologist and have been doing better mentally, but this news of possibly now needing radiation has terribly upset me. I don't want to do radiation and I've already been through so much, I don't want to make anymore decisions, please pray that God will give me the right choice.
December 08, 2014
I am desperately hoping for prayers. We need God's help so much! Our family is a mess! My young-adult son has a heroin addiction, is going to UW-Madison, trying to get the support and counseling he needs, and I am desperately co-dependent! He is always conning me into money, that I think will get him off to a new, fresh start. He says they are past loans and that he will get beat up if he doesn't pay the loans back. I always seem to be suckered into giving him money, no matter how hard I try not to. I am always so mixed up about what Jesus would do. . . help him out of debt or let him hit rock bottom. He needs your prayers and so do I so that both of us will follow the path that God wants us to take. We are both so ill, and I feel like an awful person and parent. Thank you so very much for your prayers and thoughts. I pray that none of you have to go through this challenge of addiction in our families! God bless each of you!! God, please forgive me! I am weak and need you!