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Tumor Is a Bad Word - Skeins Her Way

Tumor Is a Bad Word

by Ali on July 30, 2011

This is not how I wanted to make a crafty bloggy comeback. I wanted to find some pockets of time somewhere and churn out projects complete with great pictures and pithy posts. Someone once said “You can’t always get what you want.” We all know they were right.

Something other than new knitting has me typing this morning…

Our family has a major prayer request.

Our oldest son, Ian (sometimes referred to as The Teenager), was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Needless to say, this is not something that we were prepared for. I’m pretty sure no one is ever prepared for that.

You can read more about it over at my an ordinary mom blog, but the short version is that the neurosurgeon is very optimistic that this tumor is low-grade or benign, judging by the look of it on the MRI.

We covet your prayers for our son, for our family.

Thank you, my friends.

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Enid Shaw August 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

sending good thoughts, hopes, and wishes


Rachel L. August 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm



gnbx3 August 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family, but especially for your son. It is a frightening experience just to hear the words, tumor and/or growth. I have been where you are – my daughter had a tumor that I was told could be 50% non-malignant and 50% malignant. A two hour operation turned into five and for those five hours; however it turned out to be the 50% that were non-malignant. My daughter was fortunate. My your son have the some results.


mrspao August 2, 2011 at 4:07 am

Praying for you all.


Renata August 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Wow, that is tough. I will be praying for you and your family.


Kate (knitsinclass) August 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

Ian and your family are in my prayers. I'm grateful that the neurosurgeon is optimistic – that must be very reassuring to all of you.


Machelle July 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I will definately add your son in my prayers.


theresa July 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

my thoughts and prayers are with you.


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