Because of my years of being a caregiver for my first husband, Wayne, I have a desire to encourage family caregivers. In a sense we are all caregivers to someone we know and perhaps love. Caregiving can be an intense day after day endeavor for months or years like it was for me. It can also involve stepping up and being a caregiver for a shorter term illness.
Caregiving can also come through words of encouragement and prayer for people you know and love. I am asking that you will do that today. I am asking that you will pray for my sister, Nancy, her husband, her adult children and spouses, and her grandchildren. Nancy was diagnosed about two years ago with colon cancer. This cancer is also in the lining around her organs. Nancy needs prayer and so does her family members who care about and for her. She has already been in an intense battle against this cancer through chemo and surgery to remove a tumor which was ready to burst in her colon.
The chemo is no longer working as it should. So in a few days on Wednesday, May 25 Nancy is scheduled for a very serious surgery in a hospital a few hours from her home. She will need to stay in the hospital for seven to fourteen days after surgery, and there will be recovery time at home after that. This surgery is serious and scary to those of us who love her. It also gives us a sense of hope and excitement at the possibilities. Will you please pray for her and her family? Please pray that this surgery will take place as scheduled, and that it will produce great results. Thank you ahead of time for your prayers.
(Below is Nancy's story in her own words. It is a link to her latest Caring Bridge post concerning this upcoming surgery.)
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