Monday, August 3, 2009

Keep the prayers going! I finally made it to visit my dear friend Alleluiabelle. Anyone that has visited her site knows what a sweet, caring, Godly sister we have in her. Her and her husband have been struggling with health issues for some time now. Recently Ron was supposed to go see a rheumatologist, but it was cancelled and he can't be seen until November now.

Alleluiabelle has been struggling with health issues only to have a new one arise. The has rotator cuff tendinitis. Anyone that has dealt with inflamed joints, or any type of arthritic pain, knows this is painful. There is no reason for her having that trouble.

To top it all off, their roof sprang a leak. They are facing financial problems due to all the doctor visits, co0-pays, etc. This is the last thing they need. Plus there son was laid off. Please be praying for their family. They so need our prayers more than ever now.

Also, an update on my sister Lynn. I finally got the chance to talk to her. The results of her blood work does not sound good, but am holding onto faith that a miracle will occur and the cancer--if it's there--will be removed. Last year her numbers were raised and they thought that it was due to the extra high level of thyroid medication they had her on, so they backed it off and told her to go back in a year to be checked again. Well, the numbers are significantly higher this time and her doctor said there is definitely something going on.

Her diet has to be a sodium free diet. She's already lost 15 pounds in one week. That is way too much to fast. She sticks with the diet for three weeks, then goes in to receive radio active iodine shots on the 9th and 10th, then a pill on the 11th or 12th, and then in for a scan on Friday the 13th. If this scan shows nothing, she will have to go in for a pep scan which is a lot more sensitive and picks up cancer much easier. They are praying they won't have to do that, as it is very expensive and they are not sure her insurance will cover it.

I guess she has been dealing with a sore throat often, and found a lump in her neck that was there for a couple of weeks and can't find it now. Then she had some discoloration spots on her chest, neck and one on her back and they were perfectly round. Two days before seeing the endocrinologist, they disappeared. He told her that without seeing what they looked like, he couldn't be sure what it is but it could have to do with can be related to the cancer. She also is having unexplained bruising occurring on both her legs. She says they don't last long, so hopefully that is a good sign.

Her teenage daughter commented to her, "Mom, if you do have cancer, one way to look at it, is you will beat it again, and it will only make you stronger than the first time." From the mouths of babes.

I pray this finds everyone else doing well, and that all who are needing healing or what ever the case may be, to receive healing now. Thank You Father! May the Blessings of our great Father be poured out amongst you all. Love to you all.


Tami said...

My dearest Tammy,

I'm praying for all of you, keeping you up and lifted through Jesus.
Let Lynn know I'm praying for her and the family.

I LOVE YOU SIS! Keep yourself healthy too!


Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you Tami! You are such a wonderful woman, sister in Christ and friend. I have let Lynn know that you are praying for her. She really appreciates it. I continue to pray for you and your family as well. You are such a blessing sweet Tami. I LOVE YOU as well! Love hugs and blessings.

Denise said...

Does your sister have thyroid cancer? please email me, love you.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

yes she did Denise. They aren't sure if it's back or not. She had her thyroid from both sides removed. The one on the left side of her neck was huge. It had wrapped back around her spine. They were worried about removing that one, but it all came out okay. They feel there is cancer somewhere now, just not sure where. I sure hope not. I will e-mail you.