Give me strength

Sometimes life is just plain hard. This past week has been extremely difficult since my twin sister got some scary results back after a follow up cat scan. She is almost seven years cancer free on St. Patrick's day, so for her lung cancer to come back, would be rare. They have found spots a few times in the past,but they have disappeared That fact does not take out the fear of the results. In Minnesota, many people get spots on their lungs that don't cause any problems. In Minnesota, thawing snow and mold can cause spots to appear on the lungs When the snow melts. The mold on the snow can cause respiratory issues.

My sister received good news that the spot she had three months ago is now gone. The bad news is, she now has three new spots on her lung. Her doctor told her it could be nothing. It is still so difficult and challenging to wait three months to find out if the spots are gone or cancerous. My sister and I will rely on our faith and remember that the Lord has a divine plan. Being human, I feel bad she must endure this long wait to get answers.

I drove out to my Shaklee representative today and picked up a great supplement that is helpful build up my sisters immune system. On a positive note, Linda's nurse reassured her that the spots were likely due to her allergy symptoms she was displaying. She sounds very congested, is sneezing and hacking. I have never been so happy that Linda is suffering from allergy and respiratory issues.

On another positive note, my intuition told me the morning of her scan, that all would be fine. We are of Irish heritage and I had a dream that had me asking the doctor how Linda was? The doctor could not understand me and kept asking me to repeat my last name. At the end of the dream, I said " Doctor, It's the luck of the Irish." At that, the doctor finally heard my last name and repeated it. Now, Linda will be seven years cancer free this St. Patrick's day. The lucky seven I will hold onto and cling to. My intuition has served me quite well over the years. I know this St. Patrick's day we will have the luck of the Irish on our side.

Lung cancer stinks. Please pray for my dear sis. This is going to be another very long three months. God, give me strength.

© Laura Rogers Arne

Me on the left, Linda on right
Me on the left, Linda on right

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susanmarion 5 years ago from Bunnell

My heart goes out to you and your sister. So do my positive thoughts. I'm sure the hub community will be feeling the same or will be able to identify with the worry that you and your sister must endure.


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

I will give my support here with my prayers. I just went through this with my daughter and is was such a grand fighter, and still is. I, now must say I am not that kind of fighter, the will can make choices. Let your sister know, we will call upon the angles to surround as for now she needs lots of light. Love & peace darski


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

susanmarion

Thanks so much for the positive words. We need them right now.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Darski

Light of the angels will help tons. Thanks so much.


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Cassie Ann 5 years ago

You have my prayers for both you and your sister. There is power in prayer. Have faith for faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Believe. I will be doing that for your sister - I have faith and believe that all will be well.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Cassie Ann

I love your faith. For she is healed...........


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

We'll pray for you both.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

WillStarr

Thanks buddy. We will take your prayers buddy.


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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

You and your sister are in my thoughts HT. I hope everything works out well for both of you. JR


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

jrsearam

I so appreciate the well wishes. Peace


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

Good luck, cancer sucks! Prayers to you and your sister.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

PR Morgan

Thanks. We have to believe in the luck of the Irish. Cancer does suck


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Life is in God's hands. Pray to God. At one time, there were 4 types of cancer in 4 members of our family. I have written a number hubs on food and cancer in my hubs.

Here is my profile.

http://hubpages.com/@einron

GARLIC CURES CANCER: My 98 year old uncle eats fresh garlic every day

Place your trust in the Lord. Peace.


Denizee 5 years ago

My prayers for your sister as well as your family. May God hold you all in the palms of his hands and give strength to uphold all positives, guide the physicians with treatment and intervene with positive outcome on future scans for healing and good health. I've been reading a bit about nutrients and special diets. I know sweet potatoes, and of late lemon grass are recommended.

Bless you and yours.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your love for your "twinner" is precious. Praying Exodus 23:25-"But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. ..."

Joy in Jesus, Hyphenbird


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Cancer is a terrible disease, always lurking in the shadows. I can imagine how this must feel for you and your family and the only thing to do is to hold on to the positive thoughts you have. I will be thinking about you and your sister and hope with all my heart that all is well! ~Tina


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Yes ma'am Healing Touch, I'm praying.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Healing Touch, You and your sister are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care my friend !


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Good Luck and God Bless.;)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My thoughts and prayers are always with you both!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I will pray for your sister and my thoughts are with both of you.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Healing Touch, I will pray for your sister and that God will continue to give you the strength to carry on through this ordeal. God bless.


einron 5 years ago

God is the only help>


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LoraKayAlexander 5 years ago

We know who the great Physician is and we will thank Him for His healings. He supplies all our needs by His grace. Sending all good wishes to your sister. Love


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

That photo of you two when you were flower girls is so darn cute and precious. You both are in my prayers. Keep thinkn luck of the Irish


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jantamaya 5 years ago from UK

Dear Healing Touch, your thinking radiates the right energy. Stay positive and pray. I'm sure, your sis is OK.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

Positive vibes and prayers coming from Chicago!


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drdspervez 5 years ago from Pakistan

Dear Healing Touch I rated you up ,song was beautiful and I appreciate your love for your twin sister. May God give you the strength and heal your sister's wound and give her a longer life. Amen.

DR.DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ


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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Well o'course she's gonna be fine, why? Cause we still have to dance on the side of the road when I get the chance to visit!!

Just to ensure my statement, I'll say a little prayer!!

P.S. Thanks for including Louie!! Love this song!


lilyfly 5 years ago

I'll be praying for you and Linda... be strong...


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

I feel for you and your sister. The waiting is so hard. You both are in my prayers. Love is a very strong healer, so between the luck of the Irish, and the love you have for each other, there is a lot of good on your side. Stay positive, take care of yourself too, and give your sister a hug for me.


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europewalker 5 years ago

Healing touch,, will keep you and your sister in my prayers, positive thoughts going your way.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I'll tell you what I told your sis. I sleep odd hours and am around the computer (probably way too much) but I'm a good listener and if you want to write, vent, scream, whatever I can do, God willing I'll be around for at least the next three months. Give me a shout. ;) Prayers, of course, will continue and my favorite is for the Peace that surpasses all understanding, His peace.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well this is a genuine and sincere appeal to my favorite two sisters in the entire world - and let it be known that I think of both of you in such an endearing and fond way - and in particular I pray for a clean bill of health and happiness for your dear sister and maybe you can give her some of your own 'healing' touch ......


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epigramman 5 years ago

..please send your sister's e-mail again in a private in house e-mail letter - I would like to send her a nice card! Thank you again and look after yourself too!


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

My sincere prayer goes out for both you and your sister.

Almighty Father God,please reach out with your loving hand and touch this dear daughter of yours and permit your healing powers to flow into her and remove any illness that may be trying to attach itself to her. Father we place our trust and faith in you and your ability to heal your child. We ask that right now, in the Name of Christ Jesus, you grant this our prayer to you. AMEN!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Linda, you and Laura are both bEaUtIfUl and your love for each other beams bright and warm for all of us to feel. You two are like sunrays in this virtual world of us. I am so sorry you have to live under the guillotine called Death, but are we not all living under it? The healthiest of us might die tomorrow. But oh, don’t read me wrong!

The reason why I postpone my doctor’s appointments is exactly because I fear any kind of bad news. I don’t want to know where Death is in my life and when I can expect his scheduled visit. I don’t want to go through that awful ‘saying goodbye to life and all my beloveds’ phase.

My heart goes out to the two of you – in my view the bravest women and role models for all us women – it ‘feels’ if you are my own sisters. I want to repeat your words, Linda: “Please, Laura, live as if you are going to die tomorrow and if you are going to live forever.” You are going to live forever! Of course not as a human being, but you, for sure, are going to be a spirit of strength in the hearts of many and God knows what more you are going to be. All of us should live like this. I know this is easier said than done, and I will certainly not be able to do this while watching the blade of the guillotine coming down on me. But I do believe we should not allow Death to steal the happiness, joy and peace we are so fortunate to enjoy today. Carpe Diem – grab the day – is one of my mottos in life. Not always easy to practice, but I do try my best….

Linda, I’m in awe of you and Laura. You are the best example of the perfect love between sisters AND friends. Catch my love for you – believe me, it contains a lot of iron and steel. You just have to feel it with you heart once a day for 24 hours :))))))


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

Dear lord, hear my prayer, Look over, protect,and give this family the strength and guidance that they will need for the upcoming months. In Jesus name,Amen. My prayers will continue to go out to you and your family.


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Tkumah 5 years ago

There is so much pressure going on with the earth, I honestly feel that all is well and it is a scare. Its always like that, confidence brings about unlike itself.

Whatever happens (yes/no)you two have what it takes in spirit and especially in guts.

I know and do not ask me why that all will be well.

In love and light.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Tkumah,

How beautiful your words are.Thanks so much. We will say " all is well".


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Tinamarie

Bless you are your lovely prayer. I say, Yes Lord, give us strength. We accept wholeheartedly. Blessings


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Einron,

I love garlic. My sis takes it daily too. I know many do not know this info. Thanks so much for your words. I did read your hub. Great stuff. Thanks so much


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Denizee

Thanks so much for the prayers. I told my sis about the lemon grass and sweet potato. I love all this support. Blessings


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Dear sweet sister in soul Martie Coetser

Twinner and I will catch the love your sending. We got it, and are strengthened by it. I love the Carpe Diem. Linda and I are seizing each moment. Blessings.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Hyphenbird

Bless you and the verses in exodus.... I am putting this on the fridge so my sister and I never forget. No sickness......


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

thoughtforce

I am so touched by your lovely words. Thanks so much for your support.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

MickyDee my lovely friend.

I love your prayers and you...................Linda and I feel so bonded to you...........


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

i once sent her a clip of self healing meditation.please please please ask ehr to practice that regularly.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Kashmir56

Thanks so much for your wonderful positive thoughts. I so appreciate it more than you know.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Mentalist Acer

Thanks so very much for reading my hub and giving your support.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

JustAskSusan

I feel so happy to know that your here. Thanks so much.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Poogranma

Love the peace that surpasses all understanding. That is so yummy. I so appreciate your kindness and love. Twinner and I may just take you up on the call. Blessings to you


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Colin

Linda and I feel such a deep connection to you. Your such a sweet heart and we feel so supported in your love right now. I will give twinner a healing or two in the next days. I am trying to keep her busy so she does not think of it since so many are having the crud I pray that is what it is..........


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Breakfast pop,

Thanks so much for your awesome support right now. It means so very much.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

neeleshkulkarni

Thanks for coming by. Linda wants you to know that she has doing the meditation. Thanks so much. How wonderful of you.


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

So sorry your sister as well as you are going through this. As you stated in your hub, "sometimes life is just plain hard." I pray both of you will receive strength and comfort from God.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Cari Jean

Thanks so much for the support. We will try to stay strong.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Praying here for your sister and you healing touch. Stay strong, you are a good sister.

God bless.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

FaithDream

God Bless you for the nice words. We will take the prayer.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Just keep picturing the positive.

I saw a greeting card that read "Cancer" then on the inside "F**king Sucks!" My Dad would have loved that.


Healing touch 5 years ago

Randy Behavior

What a great card and so to the point. We will try to stay underwhelmed. lol


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Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK

My love to you and your sister and I wish her all the strength she will need. So sorry she has to fight yet again x


Healing touch 5 years ago

Ddraigcoch

Thanks so much for the well wishes. yes, it is going to be a long three months.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi I am so sorry to learn that your sister is not well. However she is lucky to have a sister like you and I wish you best wishes and strength.

You are in my thoughts and take care to you and your sister.

Eiddwen.


Eiddwen 5 years ago

Thanks so much for reading this. We are praying those spots are going to be gone at her next appt. Thanks so much for your well wishes.


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Deborah Demander 5 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

It is always wise to trust your intuition. I am sending healing prayers and energy your way.

Namaste.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Deborah Demander

Thanks ever so much for the prayers and energy....


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

SweetSusie,

Just seeing your name here on this hub makes me feel better. It is so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.....

We will all be dancing on the side of the road. I love your O' course she will be fine. Love the hope.Need the hope. " It's the Luck O' the Irish."


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The Story of Us 5 years ago

My father died of melanoma cancer. Obviously it started as a mass on his back 12 years ago, then in 2008 it popped up on his head. After a radical dissection he was told he had less than 20% chance of it coming back. Finally during Christmas 2009 he was diagnosed Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer- it traveled to his lungs, liver, spleen, his spine and finally his bones. Although our relationship was tumultuous to say the least, it was a demonic illness that put fear in his eyes. And that look alone was stunning. It was almost as if I had to flinch myself because we had just seen a horrific matter scene. Sometimes I wish I knew what he was thinking when we locked eyes the day he died.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Dearest Dave Matthews.

My sister and I so loved the prayer. I read it outloud and we both felt the presence of the holy spirit. Thanks for being a vehicle. Blessings.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

The story of us,

I am so sorry your dad suffered so. Thanks for stopping by my hub and I hope I have great news to share when my sis goes back in. Hoping it is just from her cold.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Healing Touch,

I will pray for your sister, I know how hard it is to watch someone you love suffer, it's worse than suffering yourself. I am part Irish, and have visions of what may be. I'm awake when I have them, and they are always accurate. It began when I was in my early 20's. It's starting to happen with my son now, he's in his early 20's and getting the visions. Don't count out all that Irish intuition, it's usually right! Your sis is lucky she has you on her team!


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Raitu Disong 3 years ago

Hi Healing touch!

I like your name:)

I am sorry to hear about your sister, but I know God will bring out the best even out the darkest moments in life. My prayers are with you.

By the those picture of you and you sis are very lovely and beautiful, full of love!

Your lil brother in Christ , Raitu:)

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