August 01, 2008

Got Prayer?

No pictures today. No carefree postings. I'm shaking as I type this. I come to you today more scared than I've ever been in my life, asking you to pray for me and my family. About 10 or 11 years ago I took the diet drug known as phen fen. I have apparently suffered some damage to my heart from it. I have a doctor's appointment today at 2:40 to find out what this is going to mean to us. I humbly ask you to send your prayers, good vibes and well wishes my way. I'm trying to hold it together here and not doing a good job at all. I could use the strength of everyone I know right now. Love, Jen

58 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you today...

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  2. Jen-
    I have been lurking for a while at your blog...it is now time to introduce myself--so I can let you know I will surely be praying for you and your family. God is in control. In every circumstance.

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  3. My prayers are with you and your family. I know that shaking while you type feeling. When I was 31, I had a mole removed and the biopsy came back as malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. It made me come to grips with my own mortality in a way that I had never imagined before. It wasn't an easy time but I now just know it is out of my control so I don't worry as much since it is fruitless - now I just trust in God and hope that his plan for me is to be around for my kids for a long, long time. And I try to enjoy life a lot more! I pray that you will be just fine and that you can walk away from this strengthened.

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  4. I will say a prayer for you today.

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  5. I've only read you blog a few times, but I just want you to know that my prayer is with you today.
    ___________
    Mollie

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  6. Jen,
    Lifting you up in prayer...I know that it is frightening to learn something could be going on. I will stand firm with you and believe that whatever this is....God will take you in his healing hands and refresh your heart and body. I like what Joyce Meyers says...FEAR...is false evidence appearing real. I believe that you are fearful b/c of the unknown...but soon will learn that you need not fear.

    I'll leave you with 2 scriptures...
    Mark 5:36 KJV...Be not afraid, only believe.

    1Peter 5:7 NIV...Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    I'll keep you in my prayers and pray for a good report today.

    Blessings...
    Teresa

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  7. I'll be lifting you and your family as well as your doctor up in prayer!!

    "Be strong and take courage. Do not fear or be dismayed for the one who lives within you will be strong in you today"

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  8. Rest in the Lord and He will comfort you. Our prayers go up to Him on your behalf, know that He hears and is with you. Faith will overcome any fear -- take courage from that and from the love of those around you.

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  9. I too have been a lurker of your most fabulous blog and just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you....

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  10. I have lurked on your blog for a while now and enjoy it so much....I will be thinking of you today....and I just have a feeling that the creater of "The Cottage Next" - as I think of you....will be just fine indeed.

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  11. praying for you jen, that He would give you peace in the midst of this storm.

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  12. My favorite verse for any time I feel afraid or worried is Jeremiah 29:11. "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    I will pray for you today.
    Hugs, Susan

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  13. I am so sorry. Many prayers and vibes your way.

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  14. I don't post very often but I read your blog everytime you post. I will be thinking of you and your family today and praying for good news.

    Smiles, JoAnne

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  15. My prayers are with you and your family. I pray that He comforts you, guides you and gives you peace that transcends all understanding.

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  16. I, too, am a frequent lurker to your beautiful blog. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way today. A helpful mantra:

    "And all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
    Julian of Norwich

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  17. I'm usually a lurker, but I'll be praying for you today.

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  18. Prayer is powerful ... and mine are with you today!

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  19. praying for you all

    God bless

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  20. My name is bj and I came over from Warm Pies to find your blog.
    I am so sorry to hear of your fears today and would like you to know that I am praying for you.
    When things settle back down,(and I just know they will), pls come over to see me sometime.
    Prayers for you,
    bj

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  21. I wish you all the luck for the appointment. I am sending you all my love and good thought.

    Suzy

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  22. Jen,

    Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. I'll be lifting you in prayer.

    Kimberly

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  23. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. I hope that you will have good news to share with us soon.

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  24. I, too, have been a 'lurker' until today. You have my prayers.

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  25. Prayers for you. I know this is scarey but the good news is they caught it. Technology is a beautiful thing.

    (hugs)

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  26. You wiare in my prayers today.

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  27. May God give you his peace and enable you to trust him during this time of waiting - which is always so very hard.

    Blessings,
    Lorrie

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  28. You are added to my prayer list. God is in control and he can do miracles.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  29. Jen-
    consider a prayer said for you and your family.
    xxx-Tracy

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  30. Sending prayers and positive vibes your way. Remember...

    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding."

    Proverbs 3:5

    Leigh Ann

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  31. Sending angel wings to wrap you in prayer. Hope that everything turns out okay and that it won't be serious!

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  32. Thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed for a positive outcome.

    Hugs,
    Stacy

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  33. Praying for you today. You are in God's hands and He will hold you up. ~Adrienne~

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  34. Praying all will be well for you. :)

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  35. I've just discovered your blog in the last few days and I am enjoying your wonderful posts.

    I am wishing you all the best and my prayers are with you and yours.
    Rhonda

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  36. Oh my gosh! How scary! I hope it's not too bad! That was so scary when the bad news came out about that drug. I also took it but had forgotten about it until I read your post today! I hope you hear good news today! < Hugs>
    ~ Cindy

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  37. I will say a prayer for you and your family. God's best for you is a happy and healthy, full life. In which, you are blessed and are a blessing. I believe, that if you believe it, you will receive it. Looking forward to good news!

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  38. Jen, you will be in my thoughts & prayers. I wish that I could give you a hug.

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  39. I am praying for a complete healing. God is the great Physician and He knows. Lean into Him!

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  40. I will pray for you today. I have a friend at my job who had this same thing happen ..but she is not here today to ask questions. I will talk to her on Monday if she is in.

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  41. Saying a little prayer for you, Jen...I hope all is well.

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  42. Jen- Lifting you up in prayer...praying for wisdom and discernment for the doctor...good health and strength for you and your family. God is good!!!

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  43. You will absolutely be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  44. Praying. Please keep us posted.

    Beth B.

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  45. Oh Jen~
    You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers...keep us updated.
    Janae

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  46. of course I'll prayer for you, Jen...be strong...Lacy

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  47. sending healing and hopeful energy your way...

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  48. I'm praying for strength and healing for you, Jen. Please post back here after your appointment.

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  49. Good luck today! I'll be praying for you. Let us know how everything turns out.

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  50. All my prayers and hugs friend!!

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  51. Jen, of course we will pray for you. God hears the cries of His people and will move on our behalf. I'm thinking very positive thoughts for you.

    Rhoda

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  52. I haven't read your wonderful blog in a while (less free time now that I'm a mama) so I consider it fateful that I read it today when you need extra support in your life. I will indeed be saying a prayer for you & your family, and will send all my good wishes & thoughts your way.

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  53. ((((Jen))))
    Keeping sweet you in my prayers! Love to you,
    Kim

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  54. i missed this post earlier....i am so so glad to hear that all went well for your appointment.
    i can get eaten up with fear for those things too
    big hugs-

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  55. Thinking of you and hoping for a wonderful outcome. My sister took Phen Fen, and so far everything seems normal.

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