Monday, August 20, 2007

Lives not our own

I think about how pre-occupied we've been lately with preparing for Marissa's surgery, then the two girls being sick, and then I remember about things that other people have going on in their lives, and I feel terribly selfish.

So please, keep Rhonda Zweber in your prayers, she is the sister of a friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Her lumpectomy biopsy showed the cancer to be quite aggressive and this Wednesday (8/22) she is undergoing a double mastectomy, at the young age of 40. You can visit her Caring Bridge site by clicking here.

Or pray for Sally Johnson, mother to a high school classmate of mine and one of my parents' good friends. She was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago, battled it successfully, and now it has returned. She also was scheduled for a double mastectomy which was to happen today, only to have it postponed as they've found some spots on her sternum and shoulder blade. She is undergoing a full day of testing (MRI, Catscan, etc) on Wednesday to find out more.

There are lots of other people who need prayers and good thoughts more than us, a list that could go on and on. But those are the two that are high on my list of late, and I would appreciate it if they were high on yours as well.

Makes a little tiny procedure like an adenoidectomy seem like a cakewalk, doesn't it.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Sally Johnson. I did not know them well. I remember taking their son Chad hunting one time. I remember them from some school functions and I know your mother and Sally were becoming friendly when we split. It is so sad to hear the news that the cancer came back and perhaps has spread. I wish this darn Cancer thing would get solved. I wish both people the best, and I can really understand how we forget other's problems when ours are in our mind.

    I will pray for both and hope all turns out well.