NO - not any of us here at Team Beaglebratz altho I did get a little disturbing news at the eye doctor today but it is nothing I haven't handled before and probably will again (more about this later).
I don't know if I have mentioned a young friend and her family I got to know through my sis . Christine is in her mid-twenties now but when I first met her and her family, she was about 12 - we were at the Relay For Life here in Topeka - me, for family and friends and Christine, for friends and herself. She had recently been undergoing cancer treatment and was too weak to walk so her dad was pushing her around the track in a wheelchair. I have a pretty vivid memory of that occasion because Shiloh had joined my family less than a month earlier and he was keeping Christine company, sitting in her lap as she went around the track.
She beat the cancer - is cancer free but before she hit her early twenties, she would lose the same leg due to the after effects of all the treatment. Also when she was younger and the cancer was active, there were signs the cancer had spread to her lungs so the cancer treatment became focused on her lungs. But like I said, eventually, NO signs of cancer. However, all this treatment on her lungs, left them weak also - eventually a lung transplant would be needed. Christine almost lost her life while waiting for the transplant - her boyfriend who became her husband during this whole ordeal, remained faithfully by her side as did her family. They are the kind of folks who would give you the shirt off their backs if needed.
Now Christine once again lies in a hospital bed. Her body needs another lung transplant but this time, things are not in her favor to have one done - no one knows for sure what the outcome will be this time. I know she must be tired of fighting all of this but I would love to see her fight it all and win but I can only wonder about all of the medical issues she has been through. And I do have a bit of an idea of what it is like to fight and fight and fight until there is no more fight left - I lost both of my parents to this type of fighting.
So at this time I pray for Christine's healing - whether it is the type of healing that may not be what I or anyone else wants - the type of healing that only God knows is best. Would you please join me in prayer?
(Now for a quick update on my vision - the defect on my eye is a little bigger HOWEVER, it still remains OUT OF my direct line of vision and I do pray that it remains that way or hopefully improves and heals. My actual vision is improved - better without my glasses than it is with)