Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A request for prayers

We got the news tonight.
Buddy's PET showed that things have progressed, despite the chemo. Despite having had painful radiation therapy. We had a short, calm conversation just now. But frankly I'm not sure what to think or how to feel. And I'm sure they're going through a hell of a time.
Bud, one of the kindest souls I know. My roomate for 5 years, one of my best friends. The Best Man at our wedding last year. And for whom I shall be standing in as Best Man for HIS wedding this June.
Bud, the unassuming but extremely bright oncologist from Penang, who has dedicated his life to healing others. Engaged to another oncologist, to be married in 108 days. Who, at 29 years of age was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer.
I've never considered myself particularly religious though I do believe in a Higher Power who oversees everything. That things in life happen for a reason.
Dear readers, I know I'm only getting ~150 of you daily, but if there is one selfish thing I can ask of you, please pray for TS. If at all you believe in miracles, please pray for one.


Anonymous Zona said...

asking for prayers is not a selfish request. it's the opposite - a humbled one, Vagus.

*hugs* your friend is in my prayers. may this time of adversity only strengthen his love for life and with the woman he's decided to spend his life with, and that he'll be an inspiration to others including those he will treat in future.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Dolphin said...

life is so incredibly unfair sometimes. He's very fortunate he's getting the best treatments in Mayo. I feel for him, and can only pray that he'll get better soon. Miracles do happen.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O Lord Jesus ... keep calling on His name ...'For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved'. Romans 10:13 ... ( Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21).

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*speechless* ... will keep him in my prayers.


4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for him...all the way from Penang.

God bless.

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish him all the best...Will keep praying for him.....

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will pray for him.

10:02 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

It's been quite some time since I read your posts bro. My apologies.

Indeed I will continue to pray for Buddy. Do take care and we believe in Miracles. they do happen.. Indeed they do!

11:25 PM  

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