Friday, April 25, 2008

Prayers

My eye is gunky, red, straight, and healing well. Thank you for all of your prayers.

I got a call from my dermatologist this afternoon. The bump on the back of my ear, that we thought might be basal-cell skin cancer, turns out to be melanoma.

I'll know more on Monday.

I am, in a word, terrified. Pray, please.

Thank you, MadPriest, Mimi, Paul, and everyone. And thank you, all who surround me in real time. This is community. Your support means more than you know.

UPDATE: My appointment is at Kaiser Oakland at 1:30 (West Coast time). I"ll post again as soon as I know anything. What I know right now, is that I'm held in grace and love. I feel like the planet is lifting me up. Thank you all, so much--your support means more than I hope you'll ever need to know. You are helping the fear subside.

42 comments:

FranIAm said...

Prayers upon prayers upon prayers upon prayers for you. You are held in the great light at this moment and always.

(((((Kirstin)))))

Jane R said...

Dear Kirstin, I will pray, and pray also that you have people around in the non-virtual community who can pray with you in person and give you big hugs and be with you right now. (((Kirstin))) (Also, Maya Pavlova puts her white paws on you and gives you a cat hug. Which she really does do with people!)

Kevin M said...

Kirstin,
If I were there, I'd give you a big hug, but I will definitely keep you in my prayers. Hang in there.

Kevin

Paul said...

Major prayers from the desert, ever since I got your mail last night.

We shall hope for the best, pray like mad, and hold you fiercely in love.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Kirstin, prayers for you starting right now. I will pray for you in church tomorrow, and I will add your name to our prayer chain.

My dear, I'm sure you are terrified. I pray that God will heal you in body, soul and spirit, and that you may experience God's powerful presence and the peace that passes understanding to keep your mind and heart.

I posted this at my blog, too. I hope that's OK. Let me know if it's not, and I'll take it down.

MikeF said...

Prayers from here in distant Dorset - like Paul said, fiercely, until we hear that all's well.

Much love

Mike

oyster said...

Be strong Kirstin. We'll be praying for you.

Mimi said...

Yikes! Oh, hon, I have tears. Tonight, as we celebrate the Resurrection, be assured of my extra hard prayers.

Caminante said...

Of course many prayers. May you find in your heart the calm centre that comes only from God, even in the midst of your understandable fear.

My partner had a melanoma taken from her back six years ago and a dear friend had a stage IV melanoma removed from his arm six years ago, so I pray yours will be of that variety (that is, a one-time occurance with no further complications — not a stage IV melanoma).

pj said...

Kirstin, I'll be praying for you from wherever I am this weekend. I've been off-blog for a while but now I'm back. Please keep us all posted.

((((((((Kirstin))))))))

Mary Clara said...

Kirstin, I am here to be your good-luck friend. I had a melanoma removed from my leg over twenty years ago and have had no recurrence. So I am surrounding you with my good luck and will also be praying hard for you. The waiting is unbearable, I know.

GOOD((((((Kirstin))))))LUCK

Alcibiades said...

Prayers from this side of the world: we're thinking of you.

Lapinbizarre said...

Been thinking about you all day, since I first saw Mimi's post and wishing the very best for you. Love. Roger

susan s. said...

(((((((Kirstin)))))))) from Illinois until I return next week.

FranIAm said...

Kirstin - checking back in.

I went to our vigil mass tonight and before the liturgy started they sang Holy Ground as a prelude, before the processional.

Tears sprung to my eyes as I was already holding you in prayer and the words transported me to how I know you via the blog.

Prayers in abundance and all of God's healing love for you in body, mind and spirit dear friend.

You are beloved.

PseudoPiskie said...

Asking for the healing light and love of Jesus to be with you in this terrifying time. Hugs.

Ann said...

Christ be with you to defend you
within you to keep you
before you to lead you
beside you to guard you
above you to bless you

May the love of God surround you and give you peace in the midst of your fears -- rest in our love.

Kirstin said...

Wow. This is community. All of you are really amazing.

I do feel held in love. Thank you.

((((((((everyone)))))))

johnieb said...

You are being held in the love of Godde and in all our prayers, dear.

Waiting may be the hardest part; being scared shitless is just where we'd all be. Godde is with us, and we shall prevail.

((((Kristin))))

Two Auntees said...

Waiting truly is the hardest part. Know that many prayers are being offered for you. Draw near to those around you. They can be an immeasurable comfort.

Suzer said...

Oh, Kirstin! Prayers for healing headed your way. It is hard to wait, but having had a brief similar scare a few years ago myself, I know that the not knowing is the worst part. You are in my thoughts and prayers...

Susan

Juniper said...

peace and healing and hugs.....

Saintly Ramblings said...

Be assured of God's unconditional love and care for you through this.

Jane R said...

Just comin' by after church to leave another hug. (((Kirstin)))

And we prayed for you this morning at St. Mary's House, Greensboro.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Kirstin, we prayed for you at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux. Much love to you.

Kirstin said...

Thank you, all, so much.

Sally said...

praying

pj said...

Here's a little extra love for Sunday night. (((((Kirstin)))))

The Swandive said...

Joining with the choirs of prayers for you. (((((((you))))))))

Space Age Housewife said...

Love, hugs, and my best wishes for you. (((HUG)))

Paul said...

Sunday night huggies from NOLA.

eileen said...

SHIT! I've been away for the weekend and I'm just finding this out now (and I was looking in on you too!!)

Prayers ascending immediately.

Don't hesitate to let us know what you need, and what if anything we can do...

I'm now home if you need to call me.

(((((((((((((K)))))))))))))))))

Cecilia said...

Prayers for you, (((Kirsten))).

Pax, C.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

I was offline all weekend, and came back to MP's to see your news.

Hugs and prayers for you, my friend. May God shelter you in the palm of Her hand and give you a quiet mind and a peaceful heart.

Love,
Doxy

Anonymous said...

Prayers said from the altar in church yesterday, Kirsten. Courage, ma brave.
revLois Keen

Kenny said...

Prayers from a wee congregation in Scotland!

David said...

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant Kirstin the help of your power, that her sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, p. 458)

Diane said...

Kirstin, I have been praying. I thought I left a message here before, but apparently, it didn't "take". I am holding you in prayer.

Brian R said...

Prayers for you Kirstin as well as for my sister who has just had a melanoma cut out of her back and I am travelling half a world away from her.

Anonymous said...

Kirstin,

I certainly will be praying for you!
And will add your name to our prayer list too.

Peace and Love and Hugs

Alice in Phoenix

FranIAm said...

Just checking in again to let you know that prayers continue and continue.

(((((Kirstin)))))

Lauralew said...

Wow, Kirstin, I've been so caught up in my life's own puny dramas that I've not looked at Facebook or blogs closely. Yeek (as you said on my blog)! Many prayers for you, my sister. I'm so glad you got to the dermatologist. Cancer is so scary. Hugs and prayers!