Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not sure how to title this one

You know those preliminary tests that I reported on. The ones that said there was no cancer in my spine.

They were wrong. Cancer is there.

Please help me in praying for complete healing.

"And when Jesus went into Peter's house, He saw his mother-in-law lying ill with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began waiting on Him. When evening came, they brought to Him many who were under the power of Demons, and he drove out the spirits with a word and restored to health all who were sick. And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases." Matthew 14-17


At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please know we pray for you every day. We will pray harder for a complete recovery.

All our love and prayers,
Kathy, Pat, Kathleen and John

At 6:17 AM, Blogger C said...

We are praying for you!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger LH said...

I'm sending love and good thoughts your way, Cari!


At 7:13 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

Continually praying for you, upon every remembrance.

Psalm 91 (New Life Version):

The Lord - The One We Trust
1He who lives in the safe place of the Most High will be in the shadow of the All-powerful. 2I will say to the Lord, "You are my safe and strong place, my God, in Whom I trust." 3For it is He Who takes you away from the trap, and from the killing sickness. 4He will cover you with His wings. And under His wings you will be safe. He is faithful like a safe-covering and a strong wall.

5You will not be afraid of trouble at night, or of the arrow that flies by day. 6You will not be afraid of the sickness that walks in darkness, or of the trouble that destroys at noon. 7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand. But it will not come near you. 8You will only look on with your eyes, and see how the sinful are punished. 9Because you have made the Lord your safe place, and the Most High the place where you live, 10nothing will hurt you. No trouble will come near your tent.

11For He will tell His angels to care for you and keep you in all your ways. 12They will hold you up in their hands. So your foot will not hit against a stone. 13You will walk upon the lion and the snake. You will crush under your feet the young lion and the snake.

14Because he has loved Me, I will bring him out of trouble. I will set him in a safe place on high, because he has known My name. 15He will call upon Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will take him out of trouble and honor him. 16I will please him with a long life. And I will show him My saving power.

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual you are all in my thoughts and prayers...at every turn there seems to be a new hurdle. Be strong!!!!

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Fantastic Four said...

Oh Cari- this brought me to tears! Please know that not a day goes by without thinking of you! We are always praying for you and your family...Please let me know if you need anything!!!!

At 8:19 AM, Blogger KC said...

I am praying extra hard today.

At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came across this today...

You say: 'It's impossible' God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
You say: 'I'm too tired' God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: 'Nobody really loves me' God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 ) You say: 'I can't go on' God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: 'I can't figure things out' God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5- 6)
You say: 'I can't do it' God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)
You say: 'I'm not able' God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: 'It's not worth it' God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28 )
You say: 'I can't forgive myself' God says: I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: 'I can't manage' God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)
You say: 'I'm afraid' God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated' God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
You say: 'I'm not smart enough' God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: 'I feel all alone' God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

My family is praying...

At 10:12 AM, Blogger cg said...

Oh no Cari, I am so sad to read this. Sending you and your beautiful family lots of thoughts and hugs

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Dear Lord,
Please uphold Cari in your right hand and give her peace. Strengthen her and restore her to complete health. This I ask according to your will, thy will be done. Amen.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life...with your right hand you save me. Psalm 138:7

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Heather "Zib" Davidson said...


Please know that I think about you and pray for you everyday...stay stong for you have so many people who care about you and love you!!


At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be strong - love and prayer will guide you!
God bless you

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Angi said...

I had rec'd this card a LONG time ago that I held onto because it was from where I grew up - a place called The Shrine of our Lady of the Snows in Belleville IL.
The card reads....

O 'Mother of Mercy, healer of the sick, look with mercy on me and comfort me in my time of trouble.

Dear and blessed Lady of Lourdes, you bathe all in your radiant light, and soothe the suffering with healing waters of the spring you revealed to St. Bernadette. Though I am far from your sacred grotto, look with compassion upon me. See my need for your healing love. See how my body fails me. See how troubled is my soul. I ask you humbly not only for healing, Mother Immaculate, but to wash away my doubts and misgivings, to solidify my faith, to open my heart to you healing love, and the love of your Son, thus to see that this suffering, which now seems overwhelming, may soon be healed.

I hope this prayer helps you. What you have been through is terrifying to me as I have went from breast cancer to recurrence 3 years later. I worry that eventually they will find the same in me, but I have to remain hopeful and feel blessed that my cancer wasn't triple negative. At the same time I have to be hopeful that you can survive thism cause I have to know that I can survive the worst that cancer has to offer.

Good luck. Stay strong!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger mi said...

What upsetting news. I sure hope your docs gave you a course of treatment that is tolerable and highly effective, so that you have something to counter such news. Hug those kids and absorb the love of your family. Find comfort in your spiritual communication, and give it up to a higher power. I'm so sad that you have to deal with this further diagnosis. You have not been given an easy journey.

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


That's my initial reaction. And now I will pray for you. Love,


At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking at the pictures of your very beautiful children just breaks my heart.....don't know what to say......keep praying

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just logged onto your blog for the first time in about a week...I can't believe this is happening to you and your family. I will continue to pray for your complete healing and continued strength.
Take care,
Bernice Adair

At 6:55 PM, Blogger AnnD said...

So not fair - I will throw a tantrum for you, if you won't.

Many are thinking of you today and in the days to come.

At 7:10 PM, Blogger jkhenson said...


At 7:20 PM, Blogger IrishMommy said...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Romans 15:13

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please know that you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers. You will conquer this disease and it will be sorry that it ever chose to mess with you.

Praying for you and sending you much love and strength.


At 7:53 PM, Blogger momo said...

oh, cari, please know you're in my prayers. hugs, friend.

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am praying for your healing. One of my best friends was diagnosed with Mutiple Myeloma 10 years ago. He was not given long to live and there are not very many treatment options. We prayed for him and prayed for him. He is still alive today and the doctors do not detect any cancer in his blood.
God can heal and does heal! Heavenly Father, I pray your healing touch on Cari. I pray for your peace for Cari and her family. I pray for your wisdom and your guidance. Amen.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger JJ said...

I'm sorry for the terrible news. I say a prayer for you every night and send you pain-free wishes.

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are ALL praying for you! I have added your name to our prayer list at my bible study and at church (ST. Ambrose). The Lord will hear us!


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