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A prayer for my sister

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We recently found out that my sister had a tumor on her heart. It's been growing for a few years now and just began to break apart and cause, what we now know to be, mini strokes. We were told by doctors for the past couple of years that these strokes were actually seisures and she had epilepsy. So now we know thats not true, and we would not have been alerted to this if my sister hadn't started coughing up blood on Thursday. We took her to a specialist and from there we found out she had a tumor on her heart and needed open heart surgery.

Saturday was her surgery and she seems to be recovering well but I would still ask that you keep Leah in your prayers. . she has been burdened with so much all her life. Cancer and a brain tumor when she was only 7 years old, causing brain damage and many problems from there on.. bad eyesight, hearing problems (fixed with a hearing aid), a very weak immune system, stunted growth, paralysis on the left side of her face, poor balance and so much more.

So please, keep my sister in your prayers.

-Janelle

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My God. :saddevil: So sorry to hear all this bad news. She has had it really rough and its sad.

All the best to Leah and thoughts and prayers will go out to her. Hopefully she has a speedy recovery.

Keep us updated on her progress.

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Sorry to hear that. I wish her the best and a speedy recovery.

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Here's wishing your sister comfort, good health and happiness.

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I too have a sister that is burdened by health problems but, after many surgeries and countless Doctor visits is doing as well now as she's ever done since her diagnosis. You are in my prayers, don't lose sight that there will be better days ahead.

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Prayers forthcoming from me too. And I pray.

Best wishes

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Janelle, Leah is in my prayers. Here's to a speedy recovery and a better quality of life for her. :pray:

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That's so horrible to hear. I hope all goes well and she pulls through as she has before. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

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Your sister and your family is in my prayers. God bless.

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I will be praying for Leah and the rest of your family as well. Please let us know how she is doing.

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Thank you so much everyone for your kind words and thoughts. Leah seems to be doing well, they got her walking a little bit. One step at a time she's doing better. I think she's still a little confused to whats going on, she keeps asking why she's in the hospital but remembers it all once we tell her.

I too have a sister that is burdened by health problems but, after many surgeries and countless Doctor visits is doing as well now as she's ever done since her diagnosis. You are in my prayers, don't lose sight that there will be better days ahead.

I'm sorry to hear about her problems, I hope she lives healthy from here on!

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she's in my prayers, best wishes to her. nobody should have to endure all this.

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I'm very sorry to hear that Janelle. You, Leah and her friends/family will be in my prayers, especially during this Lenten season.

Best wishes.

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Thank you very much for the prayers. We need them still, Leah's been having quite a bit of seisures lately. I guess they weren't mini strokes after all, they WERE seisures. We've managed to catch her before she fell each time so she hasn't been hurt by them yet but they're still scary.

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All the best to your sister, and everyone who knows her. Nobody should have to endure all of that.

Please keep us updated with her condition if you feel comfortable in doing so.

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We recently found out that my sister had a tumor on her heart. It's been growing for a few years now and just began to break apart and cause, what we now know to be, mini strokes. We were told by doctors for the past couple of years that these strokes were actually seisures and she had epilepsy. So now we know thats not true, and we would not have been alerted to this if my sister hadn't started coughing up blood on Thursday. We took her to a specialist and from there we found out she had a tumor on her heart and needed open heart surgery.

Saturday was her surgery and she seems to be recovering well but I would still ask that you keep Leah in your prayers. . she has been burdened with so much all her life. Cancer and a brain tumor when she was only 7 years old, causing brain damage and many problems from there on.. bad eyesight, hearing problems (fixed with a hearing aid), a very weak immune system, stunted growth, paralysis on the left side of her face, poor balance and so much more.

So please, keep my sister in your prayers.

-Janelle

Not to try and change the mood but thats a kick ass, air tight malpractice case against the doctor who diagnosed your sister with only seizures. Its not hard for a doctor to do a CAT scan or an MRI. One of those or both right there would have found the tumor on her heart super fast and they could have treated it then.

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Not to try and change the mood but thats a kick ass, air tight malpractice case against the doctor who diagnosed your sister with only seizures. Its not hard for a doctor to do a CAT scan or an MRI. One of those or both right there would have found the tumor on her heart super fast and they could have treated it then.

Spoken like a true person who thinks Doctors should know all. Just sue us for your bad luck.

Someone comes in with seizures and meets the criteria for the disease, they are treated for that disease. You don't CAT scan somene's heart that has seizures. Not to say they can't cause seizures - they obviously can - but you can't do a full body scan on everyone that comes into the hospital.

Sometimes people present with things that seem obvious only when you look at them in retrospect. The world isn't filled with cases like you see on House, solved in 2 days - sometimes the patients signs and symptoms don't point to the true cause. Can you imagine doing a CAT scan on everyone that comes into the hospital with a headache? Sure, some of these people have brain tumors that are initially missed and it would be easy to look back at that Doctor and say he was wrong not to order a scan; was he also wrong not to order it on the 9999 other people who had headaches without the tumor?

Don't want this to turn into a thread on medical malpractice, my thoughts and prayers are still with your sister and her uphill battle back to health.

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