Thursday, October 12

What a week...

I suppose most people don't think of what they might do the when they get diagnosed with cancer... I guess I didn't think it would ever happen. Well, it did. Today. They don't know what kind it is or what the prognosis is. They just know there is a tumor in me about the size of a mango. I will try keep you posted here as I have the computer in the hospital with me. Keep me in your prayers.



Blogger Ilmarinen said...

Dang! I'm sorry to hear that, Markus. You'll be in my thoughts, and... here's to a speedy recovery!

6:06 AM  
Blogger cvow said...

Markus, you have my prayers. Get well!

6:26 PM  
Blogger free2bme said...

Well, that's just terrible, Markus. I hope it's a very clean-edged mango and you are soon rid of it. Please keep us posted and know that we are all pulling for you.

9:01 PM  
Blogger one small life said...

Marcus, you have shown amazing courage in the past and I'm sure you'll face this latest challenge in a similar fashion.

Meanwhile, may God lift you up through this ordeal.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Onespirit said...

I was referred to your blog by a friend and former Laestadian, I too am an ex Laestadian, and I'm gay as well, I just wanted to say hello, it looks like I found you at a difficult time in your life, I will pray for your healing though, and I hope that we can chat sometime when things in your life are not so uncertain, and you have some time. my email is on my blog, I created a blog just so I could comment you! :)

9:11 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Hey, Markus! Wow, what a blow.. I don't think any of us can truly fathom what that would be like to be given that type of diagnosis! You've been in my thoughts often already and now just know that you are in my and so many other people's thoughts and prayers as you begin this next tough stage in your life. I've read your blog before this and have actually commented as "ajourneyfriend".. hadn't meant to mask myself under a false name, only noticed that almost everyone else had some "screen name", and since I had never ventured into the blog world before then, just thought that's what you do! Since this just isn't my typical way of communicating with others, I had already felt a bit vulnerable commenting on here without knowing who all these other people are, who read what each person offers and then quite aggressively attack their input that had been based on very personal feelings about faith and life. Although it felt a bit like cheap shots at one another hiding behind fake names (not something I'm used to), that vulnerable feeling made it even easier to do as almost everyone else had done. So when I later read your comment about how difficult it is to be there at the computer, open about your identity but not knowing who everyone else is (with the exception of a few people) commenting on you and your situation, I could see how it would be especially difficult for you. After that I always meant to sign back on and belatedly identify myself but just never got that far! I'm a sister of your sister-in-law, in case you don't know who I am. Best of luck to you and take care of yourself!

10:20 PM  
Blogger exmplsllc said...

Markus, I have always admired your courage. I have always thought the one thing more difficult than to follow my heart and leave the minneapolis laestadian lutheran church, would be if I had to also come out as a gay person.

I believe you are still a member of the church. I will pray for you and know that God is walking with you always.

Barb T

1:34 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

My prayers are with you Markus. Trust on God to guide you through this difficult time. He will always be with you when you call on him. I am an ex llc member as well, but God is still with me and he has helped me through difficulties with leaving that church. I know he will help you as well with your difficulties with cancer, and being gay. Your own personal relationship with him is what is most important. Focus on that through this time, he will help you. God Bless!

8:38 AM  
Blogger oalc-doubter said...

Markus, we do not know each other, but after reading over your blog, I feel like I know you. You seem like a caring person, who has been through a lot, and now life has dealt you a terrible blow. I don't pretend to know what it is like to receive such a diagnosis, but it must be devastating!
My advice to you is to continue to trust in God, and stay close to your loved ones, who will help you through this very difficult time.
I will pray for you.

9:50 PM  

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