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wally post
11-14-2008, 09:57 PM
For those of you who pray, (or are sorcerers, witches or warlocks).
All healers are welcome. :D

My wife of 28 years is very suddenly ill and our lives have just drastically changed.

here's a link from my forum with some details:

http://billyward.yuku.com/topic/2987?page=-1


Thanks. go Reds!

Hoosier Red
11-14-2008, 11:27 PM
My prayers to you. You'll get through this.

Ravenlord
11-15-2008, 01:19 AM
you will have the prayers of many a Christian and Pagan tonight...

redsmetz
11-15-2008, 02:39 AM
Prayers coming. Hang in there.

SunDeck
11-15-2008, 07:05 AM
Keep strong, BW. Your friends here are all keeping you and Maura in their thoughts and prayers.

Chip R
11-15-2008, 08:14 AM
Will do, Billy.

camisadelgolf
11-15-2008, 08:54 AM
Best prayers, wishes, and thoughts are with you. Best of luck.

OldRightHander
11-15-2008, 09:16 AM
I'll be praying as well.

RANDY IN INDY
11-15-2008, 10:02 AM
You are in my prayers.

GoReds33
11-15-2008, 10:22 AM
You are in my prayers aswell, Billy.

RFS62
11-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Wow, Billy. You and Maura are in my thoughts and prayers.

Spitball
11-15-2008, 06:24 PM
I'll include you both in my prayers. Keep the faith and remember prayers are very powerful.

KronoRed
11-15-2008, 06:36 PM
Prayers said.

Bob Borkowski
11-15-2008, 06:39 PM
Consider me on board as well.

And remember, prayer changes things!

wally post
11-15-2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks all. I believe you can make a difference. thank you.

Bob Borkowski
11-17-2008, 06:18 PM
bump

GIK
11-17-2008, 09:29 PM
My thoughts are with you, billy.

RedlegJake
11-18-2008, 03:15 AM
Definitely both of you are on my prayer list - and in the prayer circle at church as well.

bucksfan
11-20-2008, 04:33 PM
I am praying for you both.

Edskin
11-20-2008, 05:27 PM
Prayers sent. Hang in there. My family has dealt with cancer several times, but I'm happy to report many happy endings. Things will get better.

wally post
11-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Thanks guys! She's doing well after her third day of chemo... We are looking into a possible bone marrow transplant.

Her (as artist) website for those who are interested is:
http://www.maurarobinson.com

Bob Borkowski
12-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Thanks guys! She's doing well after her third day of chemo... We are looking into a possible bone marrow transplant.

Her (as artist) website for those who are interested is:
http://www.maurarobinson.com

Billy,

Do you have a later update on Maura's situation?

Thanks.

wally post
12-08-2008, 10:11 PM
yes, my apologies for not being around - She received her first course of chemo. She went up and down a bit over the last weeks... today, Maura is doing well.. eating now - (lost twenty pounds in three weeks, and today - at the start of week four, she had another bone marrow test which showed some inconclusive results - mostly good, but a little teeny bit of doubt.

So she will remain in the hospital through the week and will have a nother test next Monday, at which time it will be determined that can come home for a bit before undergoing more treatment.. or else she will stay in the hospital and go through another course of Chemo. The treatment at the hospital and doctors have been A++++. They are getting loaded up with gifts (mostly food, but some of my drum companies have also sent clothing /"swag") from friends and family on a daily basis. :D


Once she gets well and is clean of bad cells (cancer) then we will have a crossroads where we need to decide whether to accept the treatment, or go for a home run (bone marrow transplant), which would be a permanent cure. But there is risk in the transplant idea so we will tread very carefully - with consults from other doctors. If any of you have some experience, I would be interested in hearing about this.

We're good... adjusting to the long red road ahead of us. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and kind thoughts.

Thank you!

WVPacman
12-09-2008, 12:52 AM
Wally you and your wife will be in my prayers and as you already see that you have all of this site behind you 110% and praying for you every step of the way.

WebScorpion
12-14-2008, 01:05 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Sending you love, hope, and and all the energy we can.
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/hug002.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Bob Borkowski
07-22-2009, 08:28 AM
I just read in the Game Thread for Tuesday, July 21, that Wally's wife Maura is still in the hospital (since November 8, 2008).

I'm hoping Wally will see this and give us a little bit of an update on her situation. As I had seen no activity on this thread for a while, I assumed that things had moved forward toward recovery.

In the meantime, we can all continue to remember her in our thoughts and prayers.

RANDY IN INDY
07-22-2009, 09:18 AM
Thanks for bringing this to the top, Bob. Prayers going up right now.

Spitball
07-22-2009, 11:54 AM
My prayers go out to Maura...and the family.

RBA
07-22-2009, 02:12 PM
Will do.

Larkin Fan
07-22-2009, 05:47 PM
I just saw now saw this... Billy, both of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there, my friend.

wally post
08-08-2009, 09:42 AM
thanks to Bob Borkowski for inviting me to update -
It is difficult to discuss, even on a typewriter/computer... My wife is still in the hospital and she has the clearly one of the top leukemic doctors (Dr. Gail Roboz), but her leukemia has rejected every treatment so far - and we are in the tenth month of this. We are wondering when they will come in and say "there is nothing more we can do". On one hand, the Roboz team is amazed at my wife's toughness and our determination, but leukemia apparently can be like cockroaches... you just can't get rid of them all.

I now know the true meaning of one day at a time - and have to say, this has brought us even closer than we were before. So I feel mostly gratitude, with a touch of fear thrown in.

RANDY IN INDY
08-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Continue to have faith, Wally. I will continue to pray for you and your wife.

reds1869
08-08-2009, 11:18 AM
I will continue to pray for you. Keep hanging tough.