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Three words nobody ever wants to hear (or say)

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    On Monday, my wife came home from a visit to the doctor. I generally take Mondays off, so I was at home.

    She came in the back door, and I could tell by the look on her face that something wasn't good.

    The tears began do run down her cheeks, and she said, "I have cancer".

    Wisdom told me just to shut up and hug her. So I hugged her and she cried, and nobody said a word for quite a while.

    She calmed down a bit, and began to relate her visit to the doctor, and what the doctor had said. She had (don't understand it, but it's what she calls it) a "ridge" on the side of her breast that she was concerned about, and her Doctor examined it and said, "I'm just going to be straight up -- without all the tests, we can't be sure, but I believe it's cancer, and I believe we need to do something soon".

    Her Doctor helped her make an appointment at St. Luke's Hospital (associated with MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston), and we spent Wednesday getting ultrasound, mammogram, bloodwork, etc.... The Doctor there confirmed it is, indeed, cancer.

    Thus begins the next challenge in our lives, and God will see us through this.

    Your prayers are appreciated.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      Lord, have mercy!

      What's her name? You've probably said before, but I'm a forgetful pig.
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        A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill


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            Praying for you both, dear friend.

            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.


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                Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                Lord, have mercy!

                What's her name? You've probably said before, but I'm a forgetful pig.

                And, thanks, all. I'll post updates. The first appointment we could get at MD Anderson is the 17th, so that's a lot of time for her to worry.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.


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                  "Faith is nothing less than the will to keep one's mind fixed precisely on what reason has discovered to it." - Edward Feser


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                    Watch your links!


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                      3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures --1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (borrowed with gratitude from 37818's sig)


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                        If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!


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                          The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

                          [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


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                            Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

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                              I will be praying, Brother.
                              Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?


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