View Full Version : For your thoughts and prayers...

06-09-2009, 10:01 PM
My dad got diagnosed with lung cancer a few months ago, and he will be going in for surgery on Monday to get it removed. He is 66 years old, and he's not in the absolutle best condition either.

The cancer was found when he broke a rib and went in for an x-ray. They found a small spot on his lung, so they sent him in for other tests. They discovered a large spot with little fingers coming off of it. It looks like a star fish.

There is a good chance he will have to go through chemotherapy, and possibly radiation treatment.

Please keep him in your prayers during this week, and I hope he doesn't have to go through with the chemo and radiation.


06-10-2009, 04:52 AM
Hey Brad,

I will be keeping you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers. I know he will come through this just fine. Sounds like they caught it early. Keep your chin up and remember we're here for you. I bet your dad will be the first one through your new haunt this year!! Also, have a great time, again, in Alaska. Call when you get back!!

06-10-2009, 06:20 AM
All the best for you all and especially your father, postive thinking makes a huge difference so I pray he keeps his spirits high!

Best of luck,

06-10-2009, 07:52 AM
I think with excitement of returning from MHC this post got overlooked.

Family is so important. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your father. Keep positive and it does help with moving forward and healing.

My prayers are with you.

06-10-2009, 07:55 AM

I'm sorry to hear this man... I'll have your dad in my prayers and we'll keep him in our thoughts! I hope he gets through this fast and gets back to normal life safely and healthy!

Please man, keep us updated on this! -Tyler

Fear Unfathomed
06-10-2009, 10:13 AM
my thoughts and prayers to you, your dad, and your family.
with all of us praying, who knows what the power of prayer can do.

Haunts of Richmond
06-10-2009, 11:38 PM
That's really tough man. I'll be thinking about you. Keep us posted.

- Ryan

06-10-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone for you replies.

Im trying to keep my mind off it for right now, and concentrate on a few things. As soon as he goes thru surgery and we know the outcome, I will let ya'll know,

And thanks again everybody.

06-11-2009, 01:51 AM
I hope everything works out for you! Larry

damon carson
06-11-2009, 07:09 AM
Cancer is a difficult thing. And its really bad when a relative or love one gets it. I hope everything turns out alright. Our prayers are with you and family.

06-11-2009, 07:31 AM
Sending good thoughts and energy your way, all my best for a safe and speedy recovery.

Take care,


06-11-2009, 07:35 AM

Prayers going out from everyone here.

06-11-2009, 11:13 AM
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family....

06-11-2009, 08:42 PM
Wish you and your dad all the best.

06-11-2009, 08:49 PM
I'm sending thoughts and prayers for your dad and family.

Raycliff Manor
06-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Wow Brad. I'm trying to catch up on the forums here after concluding 3 promotional days of hosting a booth at a festival. So sorry to hear this, but it sounds like they may have caught this early, which would be a really good thing. We're sending positive energy, thoughts and prayers out to you and your family! Hang in there my friend.


The Forsaken Crypt
06-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Brad I will keep you and your father in my prayers every night. I really hope everything turns out okay. I can't imagine how hard this is on you and your family. May god bless you and your father

06-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Brad, today is Monday and I know looking at this forum is the last thing on your mind but know that you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how everything went. Sending good thoughts your way.

06-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Thanks everyone for this.

It's good to know I have a lot of people with us during this.

He goes in to surgery around 12, and hopefully around 7pm, I can get on here and let yall know how it goes.

Again, a BIG thanks to everybody for this!

Jim Warfield
06-14-2009, 10:29 PM
My Dad was not able to take the full chemo plus radiation treatment, his kidneys were too weak. He just had radiation and then surgery and they got it all.
He previously had hip-replacement that left a lump, the Doctor kept saying it was "normal" and "Nothing", it was cancer.
Then a year later he died from a stroke, not related.
He was 82.
Good luck.
If you want some incredible info on fighting cancer look up Brett Hudson's story (One of The Hudson Brothers) He found radical treatment in Germany that cured stage 4 neck cancer!
All any Doctor here would do was tell him to get his affairs in "order".

Fear Unfathomed
06-14-2009, 11:03 PM
I'll say an extra-special prayer amongst the ones I've already been praying at 12 tomorrow - God's richest blessings!

06-15-2009, 08:46 AM
Brad you have our prayers. God Bless.


06-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Prayers are with you. God bless you, your father and your entire family during this time.

06-15-2009, 11:09 PM

He went in at around 7, and they discovered that it was just some inflamation on the lung, and was totally harmless. They still removed it, but it was nothing like what we were afraid of. He was stitched up and put into recovery. He should be returning home in a few days.


......... the power of prayer in amazing.

06-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Glad to hear that everything went well.

Fear Unfathomed
06-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Good! Glad to hear it! God works in amazing ways. I wish your Dad a full and speedy recovery!!

06-15-2009, 11:45 PM
I'm new here, but I'm so glad that your father's surgery was so much better than expected. I'm also really impressed to see that this group is such a supportive community. I'm really glad to now be a part of it, and Brad, I really hope that your father makes a full recovery very soon! Like everyone else, I will keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

06-16-2009, 05:07 AM
I am happy the surgery went without a hitch. All the prayers positive feed and messeges will help to a speedy recovery.

I am happy for you and your family. God Bless a fast recovery for him.

06-16-2009, 03:17 PM
I'm so glad to hear it all worked out and that he will be fine!

06-17-2009, 04:33 AM
Yeah!!!! How wonderful!! Yes, the power of prayer is amazing. Tell your father we all say Hi and we wish for a quick recovery. Yes, Barbihaunt we ARE a family here and welcome to it! Take care Brad and again we are all so gratful for your fathers fantastic outcome.