Posted by Arkansas Hillbilly at HILLBILLY MUSINGS:
Due to personal issues, Hillbilly Musings will be closing for a few months. Keep me in your prayers.
I've emailed Hillbilly.
SCG, at WAKE UP AND LIVE, asked us a while back to pray for her friend, Charlotte who was to undergo exploratory surgery for cancer. Things have been happening fast in this lady's life recently, but it seems to be a Thanks Be To God situation. For full detail's, go check out SCG's blog.
Posted by Mark at PRELUDIUM:
For the past twelve days I've been able to do very little except to think of Haiti, a country and people that I love. Added to that I've lost a good friend, Arnold, whose heart gave out after a long fight. I led the service for him today.
Posted at PLANETTRANSGENDER:
Friends and family of Myra Ical would like to invite the community to pay their last respects on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Santana Funeral Home located at 5352 Katy Freeway (corner of I-10 & T C Jester).
Myra Ical was a Houston transgender woman who was brutally murdered January 18th and whose memory was imediatly slandered by media. The community spoke out against the slander and organized the largest TG action in Houston's history.After the community spoke up, the media corrected their portrayal of Myra's life and death, the request for information leading to the arrest of Myra's killer was carried on practically all Houston media and we now know the name of a person of interest.
Myra's friends were moved beyond words by the response from the community. Many of them shared stories about Myra's life - especially her compassion - with me. Myra's family and friends asked me to extend this invitation to help them say goodbye to their loved one and our sister, Myra Ical between the hours of 1 and 9 PM this Saturday.
Posted by Sara at CRYING IN THE NIGHT:
As I said before, I have a friend here who has chosen to undergo cancer treatment in China. I have been struggling with what my response should be. So far all I've done is listen and offer help. I have been asking everyone I know for advice and opinions. Many of my friends have lived in China for years and have experience with the medical system or know someone who has.
This morning a friend of a friend called me. She is an RN who has been in China for a long time and works for one of the "organizations". She told me all of the horror stories of people who have opted to stay in country for medical care. She did not mince words, "tell your friend to get back to the states, now". If my friend continues with the proposed plan of two weeks of chemo followed by surgery, she probably won't survive a week after the surgery. The Chinese routinely kill people with chemo, they give too much. If she survives that, her immune system will be depressed. They don't practice basic hygiene, even in the hospitals, so post op infection is normal. This is a disaster."
Now I need a plan. I know she won't listen to me, she's decided it's God's will.
Posted by Note Bene at DON'T PANIC. RTFM:
Posted by Mardé at SEEV'S PLACE:
“Enjoy your new eyes.”, said Dr. Bruce Cassidy on my left eye post-op visit on Wednesday. Both eyes feel quite good, minus their cataracts and plus their new lenses, for now. But last eve I got a little worried that my right eye may be faintly showing double images, and when I was out snow shoeing yesterday afternoon I noticed a cobweb-like floater in my right eye vision. Is the “macular pucker” that Dr. Cassidy pointed out to me in a test on my first visit rearing it’s puckered head? Macular pucker may or may not affect vision and I don’t really think the vision in my right eye is suffering much, but when I have my visit with Dr. Christine Newell on Feb. 10, I can find out if there is any loss or distortion of vision in my right eye. Otherwise, it’s fun having this new set of eyes and not having to wear glasses, except for reading and computer viewing.
pray for us.