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August 22, 2013

The Bump in the Road

It took us a while to process the news we received a few weeks ago . . . . . I guess you can say that it knocked the wind right out of our sails.  Our "bump in the road" is cancer and it is the reality we are facing. My husband, Ron will be starting chemo and radiation on Monday and has a long road ahead of him.  We are optimistic and full of hope for a complete recovery but the journey will be tough.  

We will be doing our best to get our orders filled and finish the year of sheep.  I am even hoping that we can launch a new series at the end of this year but don't hold me to anything just yet!  Gotta take care of my sweetie. . . . . . .he comes first.  

Your prayers are appreciated and welcome!

Diane


165 comments:

  1. Diane

    I wish your husband well on this difficult journey. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

    Nataly

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  2. Dena Selmer6:57 AM

    Thoughts and prayers sent to ya'll!

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  3. Having been down this road with a parent and an aunt my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  4. Sending healing thoughts and positive healing energy as you and your husband face this bump in the road. I love your designs and will be watching for news as how things progress and any new designs that come along♥

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  5. Anonymous7:00 AM

    I am so sorry to hear the news, but have hope! I am a cancer survivor and it can be some sad moments, but have faith and absolutely take care of your "sweetie". Prays to you.

    Gloria

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  6. Sending prayers for the family.

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  7. Very best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery for your husband. Sweeties always come first.

    Hugs Hildit

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  8. Diane - While I don't know you and your husband, I feel like I do after years of stitching your wonderful designs. I will be keeping you, Ron and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you tackle this hurdle together. Please know that there are tons of people out here wishing you nothing but the best and a lot can be said for the power of prayer! Take care ~ Kris

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  9. Prayers are headed your way for healing and strength for the journey.

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  10. Peggy wiegand7:03 AM

    I will be keeping positive thoughts and prayers for your hubby and you. I understand that lemon grass candles can make a person going through chemo feel better. Maybe that will help in the healing. Peggy Wiegand

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  11. Diane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Ron. It's only right that your time, attention, and priorities would be redirected to joining Ron in his fight against cancer. I pray for successful treatment and speedy recovery. And for peace of mind for all involved along the way.

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  12. Prayers to you, your husband and family. It's a lot to process and turns your world upside down. You've got lots of stitcher love and prayers out there. Take care.

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  13. So sorry to hear this news. I will certainly keep your whole family in my prayers. God bless you all.

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  14. Sending your husband and family lots of positive thoughts!!! Here's to a speedy recovery!

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  15. Diane I am so sorry to hear about Alan, I will keep your family in our prayers and add you to the prayer book at church. My husband always keeps me on my toes. He just had a cardiac cath last month and Sept 3 he is having a hip replacement. So to keep my sanity I am stitching your dancing in the rain. I always have loved that saying and it is so true!!!
    A very close friend of ours is going through pancreatic cancer and he has such a good outlook. I am trying to remain strong...

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  16. Prayers of health, patience,love,guidance and so much more for your hubby, you,your family, his doctors,nurses and all involved with his treatment.

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  17. Family always comes first. :) Wishing you both strength for the journey ahead.

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  18. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Best wishes for your husband's speedy recovery to good health.

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  19. Dear Diane,

    So sorry to hear such news.... You are right, your sweety comes first.
    Take all the time needed.... all the best to you two.
    May the needles and threads help you around.
    Marianne

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  20. Anonymous7:14 AM

    I am so sorry to read about Ron's illness. I was diagnosed almost 7 years ago and with radiation and 2 rounds of chemo I am still here! I will be thinking and praying for a full recovery. God Bless Ron and your family during this difficult time.

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  21. Anonymous7:14 AM

    So sorry to hear this new, Diane. I will be praying for both of you.
    Linda

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  22. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!

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  23. Oh Diane! I'm so sorry! We will be praying for your husband and your whole family. You are right - family first! :)

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  24. Praying for your husband to have a complete recovery! I hope all goes smoothly and quickly!

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  25. Oh no! I hope you are over the bump quickly and he has a perfect recovery!! Don't forget to take care of yourself as well - we will be here when you are ready to come back!

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  26. Diane, so sorry to read about your dh. My dh went through the chemo with colon cancer 10 years ago and also did radiation for prostate cancer about five years ago. He is now cancer free and doing fine. I just finished my radiation for breast cancer and I'm doing okay. It's a rough journey, but I'll be thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers.
    Hugs, Phyllis

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  27. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  28. Diane I messed up and wrote Alan I meant Ron.
    I will be praying for the right person and God knew what I meant...

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  29. I had my own bump in the road one a three quarter years ago: at the time you feel the rug is pulled right out under you but here I am, fit and well. You and your family will have a lot of 'new normals' to get used to: sometimes more than one a day! Just go with the flow; take each day as it comes and live in the now. Don't worry about tomorrow. I am so sorry you are having to go through this but the treatments are amazing and more and more of us come out the other side, wiser and more appreciative of life.
    Tell hubby you don't get medals for being a martyr: any side effects with the chemo: tell the Drs. Nip them in the bud. They only become a problem if you leave them too long and believe me, chemo is very doable, it is not as bad as people think. Just lots of little niggles which vary with each treatment...dont be afraid to complain if you feel like crap: there will be medication to counteract all the potential side effects. And don't worry if some days you can't do the positive: people don't get cured smiling all the time: you are allowed to shout at the universe and have 'hide under the duvet' days...long as you get back out of there when your hissy fit is over lol xxxxxx

    You can find my blog through this post if you want to chat. You are not alone.

    ((((hugs))))

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  30. Diane:

    My prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery for your dear husband and also for you. If you don't mind, I'd like to put your husband on my Church's Prayer Chain and say a Rosary for him.
    May the Good Lord Bless you both.

    Terri

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  31. Prayers are definitely sent your way! Bless you all as you make this journey.

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  32. So sorry to hear of your news. I will definitely lift both of you up in my prayers. Stay strong and know you are loved.
    Diane Grick
    Silver Creek Samplers

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  33. Diane...he MUST come first. Don't worry about us and any new patterns.
    We all have our stash of your patterns and can go on as long as we need to.
    Take care of your husband and give him all our good thoughts. He CAN beat this!
    Joanie R.

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  34. So sorry to hear your news. Your family are in my prayers

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  35. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Diane - Praying for your family during this difficult time. Take care of your Sweetie!

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  36. Many prayers for your family, Diane. I have recently walked the chemo path, just this past spring, in fact. There are challenging days, easy days, and days you forget anything is "wrong". Take care of yourself even as you care for hubby dearest. Know that you are not alone.

    Love from Sapulpa, OK
    Lisa Milzarek

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  37. Anonymous7:45 AM

    Praying for you and your family. May God wrap His healing arms around all of you.

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  38. Thoughts and prayers are being sent. Please know that not only are we fans of your talent and designs, but we consider you a friend. Take care of your 'sweetie" and take care of yourself. God bless.

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  39. Oh so sad for you!!! I will pray that your husband will recover is health in the better way.
    Blessings from France

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  40. God's strength and blessings.

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  41. Dear Diane, I'm so sorry for your "bump in the road" right now, but I am glad for your hope and knowledge that it will be alright, and that you are in the arms of Jesus during this time. I will pray for your Sweetie and you, as I am sure so many friends will be, and as you know, prayer is a very positive power that will lift you up and make things so much better. You are dear to so many people, and your beautiful and charming designs are my absolute favorites! Take all the time you need - you have provided us with a great number of lovely charts, and we will keep watching for when you do new things again, and keep stitching our favorites. Blessings, Peace, and Healing, Shari Witt in KY

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  42. Best of luck Diane! My Mother is 4 years out from Her 2 positive Breast Cancer and my stitching and beading kept me sane at all her five hour treatments. Just know that you have an army of friends praying for your husbands complete recovery!

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  43. I am so sorry for your "Bump". Have Faith and know that there are so many people pulling for you and your husband.

    Stephanie Bishop
    stephsfabbys.com

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  44. praying Diane. Believing in the great physician to heal your husband Ron.

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  45. I am sorry to hear about your husband's cancer. Our thought and prayers are with you as you deal with this. Love your designs and look forward to your new ones when the time is right

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  46. Prayers are coming your way.

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  47. You can do this! I am a cancer survivor and it is hard and tiring at times but having the support of friends and family made it possible. Yes he is your first priority and will need lots of rest - chemo was not so bad for me but the radiation makes you so fatigued it is hard to function.
    I'll keep you both in my prayers.

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  48. So sorry to hear your news. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers as you fight this monster. xx

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  49. Oh, so sorry to hear this! Will pray right now for successful treatment for your hubby, and strength and stamina for you!

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  50. Many prayers coming your way- We all understand and will enjoy all the many wonderful charts you have already released until you start releasing new ones-

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  51. Praying for you and Ron--for a complete recovery, and peace in the Lord.

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  52. I am close, I embrace you and I will pray intensely because the care of your husband destroy the cancer. Simonetta

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  53. You got it - all of our hugs, prayers and positive thoughts! - from Dena and the crew at Kreinik

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  54. Thinking of you and your family during this time and wishing nothing but the very best! Please know many are thinking of you and adding your family to their prayer lists - a powerful support team no doubt! Marty Branch

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  55. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Ron! Family always comes first!

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  56. My dear. I am so sorry to hear your news. Please take good care of your love. We will be there when you are ready to work again. Sending warm supportive hugs and prayers.

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  57. Anonymous8:39 AM

    So sorry to hear your news. Prayers are with you and your husband. Take care of yourselves first. I'm sure all of us have plenty of LHN stash to keep us busy until your "road" smooths out again.

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  58. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way! :)

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  59. I am thinking of you , your husband and family!

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  60. Hello, Diane,
    I love your designs and have been following your posts - not commenting much though... Wishing you strength, patience and success in overcoming this "bump on the road." As Judy Dench said, " It will all turn out all right in the end. And if it's not all right, it's not yet the end."...
    Best wishes,
    Katya

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  61. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Diane,
    You and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers. I found out last summer that I have cancer...at 45 that was the last thing I expected to hear. My online cancer support group has this motto...just keep going. Take lots of notes and don't be afraid to ask questions. One year after diagnosis, I am doing great...the chemo was manageable for me. I have learned so much in this last year about what it really means to love and be loved.

    Alex
    Mjb08@msn.com

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  62. Anonymous8:52 AM

    That kind of news does knock you to your knees. Takes a bit of time to process and get beyond the shock. But oncologists are amazing and know all the tricks of the trade so to speak. You both will see progress and will be encouraged. Never hesitate to ask the doctors questions. They're on your side. Lots of hugs and prayers flying your way from Portland, OR.

    irene m.

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  63. I'm so sorry. You will be in my prayers. Best wishes for your family at this difficult time.

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  64. Please know your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  65. So sorry to hear the news about your husband... Praying the chemo and radiation will lead to a full recovery for your husband.

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  66. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  67. rhondapolk9:09 AM

    Darn ol`cancer anyway.....prayers being said for the both of you, may Jehovah give you a smooth road on your journey......

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  68. So sad to hear it!
    I know cancer very well, my dad had and even 4 more family members...
    count with my prayers

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  69. Oh my god
    I will pray for you
    Be strong

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  70. Dear Dianne, my prayers go from Portugal to you and your husband in this hard time that starts. Just a bit of advise related to cancer... ask his doctor about the dendritic cells treatment in Duderstadt, Germany.
    Hugs
    Elsa

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  71. Hugs and prayers!

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  72. Will be keeping Ron and your family in my prayers as he traverses the treatment path.

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  73. Diane, you all are in my prayers...such hard news to take but prayers are the way to his full recovery and to knock this disease.

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  74. Oh my goodness, Diane. Take the time you need, both of you! Listen to your bodies and get the rest you need.
    God will be with you all the way. He loves you dearly.

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  75. Anonymous10:04 AM

    You are so sweet to let us be involved in your life. We put a lot of demands on such a wonderful designer but we also care about you and your family and family definitely comes first. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and be happy when new designs come our way.

    Tammie Latimer

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  76. I wish you strenght for the time ahead of you, take good care of your hubby and don't forget yourself!

    Hugs Yvon.

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  77. Praying for you and your family.

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  78. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery!

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  79. My husband was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago - a type that's never been cured before and here we are ten years on. We know it may come back but you take each step as it comes and deal with it. I wish your husband well and also yourself as it's not an easy journey to undertake. Don't jump too far ahead and just take each different stage of the journey a day at a time and stay positive. Ann in Scotland.

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  80. Diane, I will keep you and Ron in my prayers. My DH was diagnosed last October with a Gastrointestonal Tumor (GIST) and it was the size of a grapefruit.............by the Grace of God, a fall at work happened and the tumor hemmoraged......that is how we found it. He is now fully recovered; has an MRI every six months and takes a chemo pill for this type cancer. You and Ron hang tough!!!! The Lord will see you through.........hugs and lots of prayers.

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  81. Anonymous10:39 AM

    All I know of you is your charts. You put such care in to them and I love your designs. I know you will put as much care and hard work in to your husband's care. I will be praying for you both.

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  82. Hi Diane,
    I am so sorry to hear of your distressing news. Please know that this stranger will keep both you and your 'sweetie' in my thoughts and prayers. Speedy recovery!

    -Sherry-

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  83. Hi Diane. I am praying for you and Ron during this `bump in the road` in your journey of life. I so enjoy your patterns and hope you can find a peace and a little blessing each day as you support Ron in this.

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  84. Prayers for you and your family! Keep up the faith! God bless you all!

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  85. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Hi Diane,

    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Best Wishes.
    Beth

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  86. I was hoping that wasn't your speed bump. Prayers for your family that you'll both come through this, strong and healthy. It was my DH two years ago, and he's doing very well. Good luck to your family.

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  87. You're in our thoughts Diane - health comes before all, so take care to get those priorites right first and then fingers crossed, stitching can fit in around that.
    God speed for a safe and healthy recovery, Rx

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  88. Anonymous11:19 AM

    You are in my prayers...good luck with all ahead.

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  89. I am so sorry to read this...please know that I will keep you both in my thoughts....I care.

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  90. Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. Thinking of you. Take care of yourself as well your fans will be waiting when you are ready.

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  91. Wishing you and your husband all the best as you face this difficult journey together. You are so lucky to have each other. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Take care.

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  92. Best wishes to all of you...it affects everyone. Hoping for a wonderful outcome.

    Bobbi

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  93. Diane & Ron, sending prayers. Cathryn

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  94. Asking the Lord's healing touch and blessings as you take this journey.

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  95. So sorry to hear that, Diane! You take good care of him and the family and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. And you're right, family is THE most important part of our lives.

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  96. That is a big bump but it can be overcome. I will be saying prayers for both of you as you start this journey. Stay strong, remember you never walk alone. And he should come first! God Bless you both!

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  97. Oh my goodness. . . you are all so wonderful and supportive. Ron and I thank you for your prayers and well wishes!

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  98. Dear Diane, I am so sorry to hear your news. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your husband. Take good care.

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  99. I am sending prayers and good wishes to both of you. Take care.

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  100. Diane

    I wish your husband well on this difficult journey. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love from South Africa
    Cucki x

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  101. Oh my goodness. So sorry to hear that . Hoping for a good result at the end of the treatment .
    Don't forget to take care of yourself too .xxx

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  102. Praying for all of you as you go through this.

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  103. Wishing all the best for you and your husband! Sending my prayers and asking God to send you both angels to carry you during your way through a rough time! <3

    Mia
    from Finland

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  104. My sweetie was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1990, and here we are 23 years later. See what the Lord can do! We love you, Diane.

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  105. Diane, I am so sorry to hear this! Prayers for you, your hubby and the rest of your family. You are totally right in putting your family first. I hope all your loyal followers will be patient and know that when you can, you will get to your designing, but when you can't that we need to keep you all in our prayers.

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  106. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Dear Diane & Ron
    so sorry to hear this news,..sending love to you & your family
    kind regards Debbie in Australia.

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  107. What a very nasty bump!! I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way! You are right he comes first.

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  108. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Dear Dianne and Ron,
    Sending many warm thoughts to you both as you take this journey together.
    Kind regards,
    Vivien in Australia

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  109. Praying for grace and strength in the days ahead and a complete recovery.
    Update us as you are able.

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  110. Sending prayers and good thoughts to your husband and family during this very difficult time. My brother was diagnosed with leukemia this summer, and we've experienced a "bump in the road" as we'll. he is doing well. I pray the same for your husband.

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  111. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Many prayers are going your way. Mot only for your husband but for your family. A family shares the good times and the bad times. I am so glad you are putting him first. I am a loyal stitcher of your beautiful designs. Thank you for all you have given the needlework industry.

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  112. Sending love, prayers and all good wishes your way!! May your husband be blessed with good health from this day forward and know that even though we have never met you and your husband our in all of our thoughts and prayers.

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  113. I'm so very sorry. Prayers to you and your hubby and family. ♥

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  114. Dear Diane, I'm so sorry to hear your news. My husband was diagnosed two years ago. He just finished his chemo, which he had a good response to. He kept to his regular schedule as much as possible and we found a lot of humor went a long way to keeping our spirits up! I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts. It is not fun, but you can get through it! I second the advice of others, keep in close contact with the doctors AND the nurses - they always have good advice to combat side effects. Take advantage of any extras your hospital may provide - massages, groups - it all helps. And-don't forget to take care of yourself, it is hard to see a loved one go through an illness and you need to renew your energy also!
    Lori

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  115. My dear Diane,

    I send love and prayers to you and your husband. I've always admired your marriage and the deep devotion you and Ron have for each other. Oh, yes -- family comes first. As one of your many, many admirers from all over the world, I join in a collective prayer for healing and strength in the days ahead. I'll be thinking of you often. Hugs to you and Ron.

    Warmest regards, Liz in NYC

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  116. so sorry that you are embarking on this journey. It is one that we are one currently with my father in law, my sister in law & a close friend's 4 year old daughter. Sending you strength & healing xx

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  117. Thoughts and prayers being send to your family. My husband was diagnosed in 2011 and it threw us all for a loop too. Stay strong, cancer no longer has to be a death sentence. Dr's gave my husband about a year to live. That was Mar of 2011. He is still here and it was stage 4 and throughout his lymph system. It will be tough, but you'll make it through. I am here for any kind of support you and your husband may need. It's what we do for each other. If you would like my email address, i'd be happy to send it.

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  118. So sorry to hear about your DH and of course will be praying for his return to good health and for you to have the strength and energy to help him get there. No worries about your designs. I have plenty of them to keep me busy LOL and will be patiently waiting when you return to designing. Do what you have to do now and we will all be here when you need us (stitchers are like that).
    Hugs and Prayers,
    Rose

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  119. Of course your husband must come first! Take as long as you need, and know that the best wishes of stitchers the world over are with you!

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  120. So sorry to hear this news, thinking positive thoughts for you and your husband at this difficult time.

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  121. Geri Royer7:21 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your husnand.

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  122. My thoughts and prayers and positive thoughts will be with you and your husband as he begins his treatment - all of your stitching friends and fans will be here when you are ready to return...until then, take care of your honey and take care of YOU too!
    Deb
    The Stitching Bear

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  123. I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news, we will keep you in our prayers and thoughts hun.

    Hugs, Shar

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  124. Prayers for your husband, you and your family. Of course your husband comes first. Praying for strength, healing and sending you much LOVE!
    love Annette

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  125. I'm so sorry to get this news. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  126. Lydie3:41 AM

    Dear Diane
    I wish you strenght for you and your husband.

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  127. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

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  128. Please take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane and Ron.

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  129. Oh dear - I am so sorry to hear. You are right - your DH comes first. thanks for sharing the news so your friends and fans can be with you in prayer. We will hold you in our thoughts - Melody

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  130. So many messages!! Full of well wishers too :)
    All the best to your husband, I hope he gets better soon.
    Sending you plenty of positive thoughts x

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  131. Sending healing thoughts and prayers, he definitely comes first!

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  132. Prayers for you all. May you feel His loving arms around you.

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  133. Many Blessing to you and yours. May God take your hands and help you through the days and months ahead.

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  134. Try to stay strong, it will be a difficult road but so many of us out here are sending good thoughts for your husband. I hope all his treatments are successful.

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  135. Will be praying for you and your husband and family, Diane. We are traveling this road ourselves. As difficult as this journey is, do not fear. The Lord will not forsake you. There will be many blessings along the way.

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  136. Diane and Family i know will be a hard road but i'm sure the treatments will works! Sending good thought from Italy!

    Hugs
    Elena

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  137. I will be thinking of all of you and don't worried about the patterns... your husband comes first !!

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  138. My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you face this bump in the road. May it smooth out quickly so that you can continue the journey together.

    As a cancer survivor, I know Ron has a long and difficult road ahead of him. I truly believe in the power of prayer and I know you both have tons coming your way.

    Take care,
    Amanda

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  139. Oh my goodness! My heart and prayers are with you and your husband. We fight Cancer in this house as well. I have a deep dislike for it. Quick recovery for your hubby and strength to you!

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  140. Warm enveloping hugs for you, your hubby and your family. May you be blessed with a steady recovery and successful treatments. Your friends both direct and online are here with you on this road we must all travel together.
    baa-ronny in Frankston, Victoria, Australia

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  141. I am sooo sorry to hear this news about your husband! Yes, this is a bump in the road but embrace this news that you have received and know that there are treatments out there! I will be praying for you both!

    Don't worry about the designing for now. You need to spend time with your husband!

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  142. All my prayers for your family in this difficult moment.

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  143. toutes mes pensees et mes voeux de guerison vont vers votre mari.bon courage a vous .sandra

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  144. Am so sorry to hear he has cancer. My thoughts and best wishes coming your way.

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  145. Oh so very sorry for your news. Yes, family has to come first. Always! Sending prayers from TN!

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  146. Of course your dear one comes first! Take all the time you need, and know you are both being sent positive hopes and well wishes!

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  147. Prayers for healing, strength and peace, offered up for both of you.

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  148. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your husband. With the best wishes for a successful recovery from Austria.
    Silvia

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  149. all my best wishes and hugs are with you and your family.
    it's a sad time, I know it, but don't' forget there's hope.
    we'll be waiting for you when you're ready, don't worry.
    all the best,
    chiara

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  150. all my best wishes and hugs are with you and your family.
    it's a sad time, I know it, but don't' forget there's hope.
    we'll be waiting for you when you're ready, don't worry.
    all the best,
    chiara

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  151. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Pray for exceptional knowledge and wisdom from the Lord for the doctors, nurses, and staff. Pray for encouragement and peace for Ron and Diane. Pray for discernment to ask the pertinent questions of professionals and for complete understanding of answers given. Pray for compassion for all who hurt and are going through trials and pain and uncertainty. I have so much wonderful LHN to stitch you could take 2 years off and I would still be behind. Take care and remember the Lord loves you!

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  152. O Diane ~ My heart goes out to you, Ron and yours. Your designs have
    been so uplifting and it is now our turn to lift you up. Keep yourself
    strong and trusting. May you all feel His sweet Presence, His healing
    mercies, His love, comfort, strength and peace. Reading the messages of
    your followers is grace and hope-filling. May they bless you as you
    continue to embrace them to your heart. You have our prayers.
    Gentility

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  153. Dear Diane, I am sorry to hear this news. I wish you a lot of courage, hope and luck to stay strong and to find your way in this battle with your husband. No one ever said life would be easy but I know out of experience that love & friendship is the best cure. So I'm sending you all my love.

    May the Lord bless you & your family.
    Please take care!
    Miss t.

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  154. Thinking of you, Ron and your family and keeping you all in my prayers.

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  155. Diane I am so sorry that your family is facing this bump in the road as our family has had to face this also and it is so hard.All of you are in my prayers to your husband,to you and to all your family members.

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  156. Thinking of you both and sending lots of love and good thoughts across the pond xx

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  157. Most definitely your sweetie comes first. Don't forget to take care of yourself too. We'll all be here. Prayers for strength & healing to your husband, you and all of your family.

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  158. I am very sorry for both of you.... but I will bring your husband all the support he needs to face the cancer (sorry if my English is not as good as I would like .

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  159. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Je ne saurai pas l'écrire en anglais alors je l'écris dans ma langue, le français. Je pense qu'il y a tant et tant de brodeuses dans le monde qui aiment et brodent vos modèles que je suis persuadée qu'avec conviction, elles prieront pour votre mari et tourneront leurs pensées vers votre famille pour que cette épreuve soit traversée.
    Nous vous aimons beaucoup, nous aimons beaucoup votre travail.
    Toutes mes amitiés et mon réconfort pour votre mari et pour vous-même sans oublier votre fille dont nous brodons aussi les modèles.
    Véronique

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  160. Dear Diane, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am in a similar position but I'm the one fighting for my life in the big C world. This will be quite a journey for you both and my thoughts will be with you. It won't be easy but keep positive and strong. Just knowing you have family, friends and Bloggers behind you, makes a world of difference and gives you that extra boost when you need it. I know it has certainly helped me. Take all the time you need. Your family comes first and you know we'll all be here when you get the chance to check in. All the best, Cathey

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  161. My most heartfelt good wishes go to Ron, you, and your family. Quite a few of my loved ones have gone down this path. For one of them, I stitched your "Where There is Life There is Hope" design. It was a helpful message for us then; may it be one you can hold on to now.

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  162. Hello Diane, today I read about Ron and the cancer. I will wish you many luck for the healing progress, and send some prayers to you.
    Sylvia from Germany

    PS: I love your designs and everybody has time to wait for the next. Don´t hurry. Your husband is the very important person to think about at the moment.

    Bless you

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  163. Prayers for you and your family - God bless

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