Juli’s Mom’s Cancer Update ~ (Personal, Non-Bargain Related)

I struggle with how much personal stuff to share here.  If non-bargain information bothers you, stop reading now.

Personally, I like to hear a little bit about the people behind the scenes.  I like to affirm that they are real, breathing people.  (I promise I am!)  I like to discover tidbits about their lives and feel connected, even in small ways.  But, then reality hits that I may be a freak and wonder why I’m thinking about posting something personal.  I realize this website isn’t about me and you’re here for bargains.  I don’t say that in a self-pity sort of way — love having you here for that!!  I would have started a personal bio/diary blog if I thought I was that exciting.  Bargains are much more enjoyable than reading about what I do each day, believe me!

But, here’s a big piece of my life right now and my heart wants to share it.  I don’t see it affecting the bargains we bring you very much.  I have a great team of helpers and I will still be out there in the real world — stumbling on and looking for bargains.

All that said . . . We got bad news about my mom’s bile duct cancer yesterday.  I wanted to update everyone who has been thinking about or praying for her.  Thank you — it’s appreciated very much!

To be lazy, I’m just copying the post I did on my personal Facebook page last night.

Stunned . . . went with my mom to Tuscon, to get her cancer zapped (ablation), but the mass has quadrupled in size since the last scan.  They couldn’t do it and guess that she has 2 – 4 months to live.  She’s feeling great — so unreal, but I’m thankful she is!  “We Trust in the Name of the Lord our God.”  We had this song at our wedding and at our son’s funeral … I had to go listen to it again and remind myself that He’s there for the ups & the downs.  I still trust, but am heartbroken.  This is a link to the song, though it’s just the lyrics while Steve Green sings.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVA88_Yieqw


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28 Responses to “Juli’s Mom’s Cancer Update ~ (Personal, Non-Bargain Related)”

  • Michelle says:

    I wish there was something I could say or do to take some of the burden from you. Thank you for trusting this community with what is on your heart. I appreciate the “real” factor that you bring to the page. Hugs

  • Deb Shreve says:

    I am so so sorry that you are dealing with that pain. I am tho very thankful that you have a relationship with God. I will be praying for you all.

  • Niki says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this but know you, your mother and the rest of your family are not alone. My aunt has stage 4 bone cancer. These are hard things to hear about our loved ones. We live each day to the fullest and though it is saddening to know we will physically lose them soon, we are excited that they will soon meet Him and dance on the streets of gold with our loved ones who have already made the journey home!

  • Mandy says:

    I am so sorry that you are going through such a hard, sad time. I know how hard watching your parent battle cancer is and will be praying for all of you.

  • Siggy says:

    Juli, I am so sorry to hear this. I know how you feel, as both my parents died of cancer. My mom had leukemia and after the very aggressive chemotherapy we were told that she had 1-2 years until it came back. Well, it came back after just 2 MONTHS. I think it was the feeling of helplessness that got to me the most. Just standing by and not being able to do anything.
    My thoughts and prayers to you and your mom.

  • Janice says:

    I am so sorry that your family received such terrible news. Praying for you.

  • Allison says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I cannot imagine the feelings you have right now ~ but at least your mother feels great rather than anything else. A relationship with Him is a wonderful thing to have, especially at this time. We will be praying for you, your mother, and your family.

  • Rosemary says:

    Juli,So sorry to hear about your mom. I pray that the Lord gives you and your family strenght thru these difficult times.

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  • Michelle S. says:

    Praying for your Mom and your family. Such devistating news but I’m glad to hear your Mom is not in pain. Enjoy this time you have with her thebest you can. God will take care of her and your family.

  • Jodi Oen says:

    So sorry Juli. I am at a loss for words. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  • Stephanie says:

    So sorry Juli. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Sarah says:

    Awwww, so sorry for that bad news, Juli. I will be praying for her and you and your family.

  • jp says:

    Juli….wish I had some great words of wisdom to help ease your pain, alas, all I can say is to enjoy your mom as best and often as you can. Please know that you, your mom and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Linda says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother (and son). God bless you and yours as you walk this walk!

  • HaroldS says:

    Juli, I am so sorry to hear this. Know that you have a wealth of thoughts and prayers out here to help you cope. Please spend the time you need to be with your mother.

  • Rachel says:

    I don’t think I could go through what you are going through … especially as I live alone … I hope a miracle can put things back to how they were … before the cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • eunice says:

    Hi, I’m not quite sure if this could be of help but I thought I should at least share this with you. I’m not sure if you have heard of the fruit GUYABANO or if it’s readily available in AZ.I heard that it has components that help to fight cancer cells. If GUYABANO is readily available in AZ it won’t hurt if you would purchase some and let your mom eat it everyday.

  • Kelly says:

    Juli- my ❤ aches with you. I am sad that this is one of life’s burdens you must bear but I know you know Him who loves us more than we can fathom. ❤You sister!

  • Andrea says:

    Juli, I am so sorry to hear this news. I sincerely hope you take comfort in knowing how many people are praying for your family and your Mom. I will be among them and every Wed. afternoon I spend time in our Blessed Sacrament chapel where I can bring this petition to Our Lord. If you are so inclined, there is another Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Christ the King church in Mesa devoted to St. Peregrine. It is a beautiful shrine to St. Peregrine who was miraculously cured of cancer and has been canonized as the patron saint of cancer patients. When I’ve visited this shrine before, I was able to take several cards into the chapel with me which had information of patients and family members to pray over. I know if you called up there, they would add your Mom’s name and information so they could print out prayer cards for patrons to take in with them to pray for her. The cards are then deposited into a type of “mail box” and given to the families so they have the reassurance of knowing how many people have been praying for them. I would encourage you to call and/or visit the shrine if you are able. God Bless you during this difficult time.

  • Tonya says:

    So sorry to hear this news, you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Tami says:

    I am sincerely sorry Juli.

  • Kathy says:

    Hi Juli. I was just checking out your site for the first time and saw your post about your mom. How hard that must have been to write that she only has a few months…I can’t even imagine. I love the personal touch of your site and that you do what your heart tells you to. It sounds like your mom is in the right frame of mind and I just hope she is well enough to do some of the things she has wanted to do. I will pray for you and your family. Thank you so much for taking time out to keep this site up…it’s great! I heard that you give classes every once in awhile and hope to eventually get to one of them. Take care of yourself.

  • jeff brown says:

    it doesnt help right now but my dad my mom my wifes mom and dad all met there demise from cancer.if you think for one minute i am only here for bargains then i willfind another site to follow. If you and your husband need anything i am here for you!

  • Kristal says:

    Praying for you Juli. Cancer sucks :( But God is able. I’m praying for you and your families strength.

    I just found your site a month ago. What a blessing it is for a working busy mom of little ones.

    God Bless you!

  • Wendi says:

    Oh Juli, I am just sitting down to catch up on my computer and read this post today. My heart breaks for your mother’s news and the news that affects all of you. If I could reach through the computer right now I would. Thank you for being personal on this blog and sharing this type of news. Thank you for allowing us to support you and to pray for you, your mom, and your family. We will be praying hard, praying for support, praying for understanding, praying for God’s will to be done in and through your mother’s life, praying for answers and praying fora loving community to stand by, support, hold up and celebrate the goodness. Hugs sweet lady, hugs.

  • Brenda Neuburger says:

    So very sorry to hear this news. The best advice I can offer is to enjoy every minute you and your family have with her, I lost my mom in 2008 and my mother in law in 2010 both to cancer. All the memories we have of the 2 of them is so important. Gets us through everyday. Blessing to you and your. Family. And thank you for all you do!

  • Thabal says:

    Very sorry to hear this news about your mother. Will keep her and your family in our prayers tonight.

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