Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Life tends to throw curve balls......

First I want to apologize for being so distant from the blogging world. I am sure most of you have not even noticed. Between family being in town, Spring Break, and the Computer being touchy, I just haven't been on as often to read blogs or to blog on either on of my blogs. Oh well...time to play catch up.

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So meet my younger brother, Glen.

He is a very happy, healthy and active 30 yr old man. He exercises regularly, LOVES Volleyball and craves being outdoors. A few years ago he had a very large lump in his armpit. When the doctors took it out and biopsied it, they determined it was NOT cancer. Thank goodness..... but they diagnosed him with something called Castleman's Disease. Anyways... long story short.... he was going to have to move to Houston (from Utah) for several months for treatments, which are just as intense as Chemotherapy. A few days before he was to leave for Houston, they called and told him he had been Miss-diagnosed. They said it was "Over active Lymph nodes". OK..... Fast forward 2 1/2 years, a new lump, this time in his neck. After doing a small biopsy the results came back abnormal. They decided to go in and take it OUT. This was yesterday. They should know more about the results in a few days. After a day of fasting and MUCH praying on the behalf of Glen and his little family (a wife and two little girls and a baby boy on the way) we are very hopeful that again, it is NOT Cancer. So for those of you that have a spare moment, don't forget this cute little family in your prayers, that all will be OK.

25 comments:

aron said...

oh no :( my thoughts and prayers and with you and your family! i hope everything comes back ok.

Chic Runner said...

Thinking of you during this time! I'll be keeping you and their family in my prayers. Hopefully everything comes back okay. And how funny! my capthca or whatever, is ablessed. :)

Stacey said...

We will definitely keep you all in our prayers! Sounds like he is a fighter, and I hope everything is ok.

Oz Runner said...

praying with you for glen and his family...

Feener said...

sending prayers !!!

Ruthie said...

OH Janice.. sorry to read about this.. I will be praying for your brother!

The Lord watches over all who love Him. Psalm 145:20

In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He heard me. Psalm 120:1

I will pray for cancer free! strength, endurance and healing!

blessings
ruthie

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, I am sending all the hopes and well wishes I can to you and your brother's family.
Please let us know the results.

Melanie said...

Wow, sorry for all your brother and your family is going through. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. All the best.

Mark Berry said...

Janice, I'm really sorry to hear about your brother, but am grateful that God has honored your prayers and fasting and will commit to pray that he'll do well post-surgery.

I know how tough it is to keep up; my wife's mother died several weeks ago and we made the pilgrimage to Kentucky for visitation, funeral and time with her dad. I had a few articles stored that I was able to put in the queue or I'd have lapsed.

On behalf of your regular readers, I think we're all glad you're back at the keyboard.

joyRuN said...

I'm so sorry to hear about everything your little bro's been going through.

From recent experience - no matter what the biopsy results are, he might want a sample sent to another institution for second opinion.

Wishing your brother & family all the best.

Sarah said...

I am so very sorry to read about your brother. I will keep him in my thoughts and hope for good news.

Rookie on the Run said...

That's scary... for him, his little family, and everyone in your family. I will definitely keep Glen and the rest of the family in my prayers.

The Bensons said...

Oh my gosh! I hope he is ok. We will remember him in our prayers.

D10 said...

I will keep your brother and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive.

Missy said...

Love and good juju being sent your way!

RunningLaur said...

Sending healing thoughts your way.

RunToFinish said...

saying a prayer for your all now

Bethany said...

Definitely my prayers are with Glennie and his family! And You! I know it is hard for you being so far away. Keep us posted and my thoughts are with your family.

The Happy Runner said...

Oh, Janice, I hope he's OK! I will definitely keep your brother, you, and your whole family in my thoughts!

Denise said...

I hope your brother is ok. Stay strong and positive!

Marlene said...

Hoping and praying for the best!

RunnerMom said...

I said a prayer for Glen and his family.

I did six miles today, too. I am sure I will always remember this first marathon. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers during it! Your race is same day/same time, right? April 25 at 7:00?

Thanks for all your advice and support! You have been such a great help and inspiration to me! I can't wait to tell you all about it!

Ashley said...

My prayers go out to you, your brother, and all the family!!!

Kim said...

You, Glen and your family will be in my prayers. Keep us posted.

Dustie said...

I said a prayer for you and your family....and will continue to do so. :)