for my sister
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For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven
and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his flory he may grant you to
be strengthened with power through is Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts
through faith - that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend
with all the saints what is the breadth and the length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled
with all the fullness of God.
My sister is living with stage 4 colon cancer. She has been since 2009 when she was first diagnosed.
She was 7 years cancer free but it did return in her sacrum, which is a little bone near your coxic.
Since then she has been through chemo, radiology, and all kinds of medications to treat
the cancer that is never going to go away. She has been told that it's not a matter of if it comes
back, it's a matter of when. So...every 6 months or more she has scans and tests to see where
it may have popped up next. There are spots on her liver and her lungs but so far they have
remained relatively quiet. At one point she had a huge blast of radiation to her iliac which
gave her permanent "drop foot" which means that she cannot walk without a walker and
a brace. She is on medication for pain which she experiences most of the time.
Through out all of this she remains positive and as active as she can be. She can no longer
work and so spends much of her time at home.
It's been heartbreaking to watch her go from a woman who worked, raised a family, travelled and
spent time with many friends to a woman who is mostly home.
They see something of interest in her thyroid and she had to have a biopsy this week.
Please include her in your prayers.
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