A friend of mine from high school got in touch me with me tonight because she needed somebody to talk to that would listen and not preach to her.
Her best friend, who she thinks of as more like a sister, is 22 years old and has been diagnosed with cancer. She knew my Mom had been diagnosed with cancer 3 times and is still alive today and knew I would be the person to talk to. She wanted to know how she got through it.
I told her that she got through it by her Faith in God and reading the positive parts of the Bible. She needs to keep her friend in prayer, keep her hopes positive, never be afraid to ask for a second opinion from another doctor, and to have people come in and pray with her...but, also for other people she knows who are also struggling so she remembers they have their problems as well so she does not take pitty on herself or take a negative attitude on a constant basis. A lot of this came from my Mom to suggest to her.
She is going back and forth to Boston for treatment. I reminded her that a friend of mine was given 6 months to live and was being treated in Boston and lived more than 5 years. So when God is in control and you put your life in His hands and the doctors and nurses in His hands. Anything can happen.
They both are Christians and are in need of support. I will do my part.
My friend and hers are very depressed and feel like somebody has ripped out their hearts. So if everybody would please throw all your thoughts and prayers in their direction. Aim them in the direction of Boston, MA and Portland, ME it would be appreciated.
If anybody has anything I can suggest or pass on. I would be willing to do that.