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Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25/04

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Michael called me this morning after his appointment with the oncologist. It wasn't easy for him to give the news that wasn't good...the doctor gave him 9 months to live. They also said that radiation could not be used, but chemotherepy could and might prolong his life a couple of more months. He is considering the chemo option, but thinks he would rather not have the side effects on his quality of life. Again, I wish this was better news. I know Michael appreciates all of your support with replies and your thoughts and prayers. Keep it up...it really does help him. Hugs!


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lots of thoughts and energy going your way Michael and to you too Martie as you share news with us from Michael - Paul
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He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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Thankyou Martie for updating us.

Michael, don't give up dear man.
Only God can say how long we have on this earth school. Doctors can only guess.
I will continue praying for you and holding you in my heart. Hug, Chris
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time is precious no matter how much of it we have. take it dear man, and run with it.
our hearts are with you
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Martie I appreciate you passing on this update.

Dearest Michael,
Sometimes life seems to fall apart a little at a time,
and we want to fold up our dreams and put them away.
Then from somewhere inside, there comes a song of courage
and we know we can never give up.
Hope is that song we sing to ourselves.
Although it may be difficult to hear,
it is always there for us, deep within our hearts.
Please remember I am holding you close in thought and prayer.
~Hugs & Love, Nancy~

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Michael... know that God holds us through everything. Personally, when I go through bad times (which pale compared to yours) it is enough for me to know that He has it all in His master plan. He loves you, and He is always there. He gave you what you need to get through this, and He will lead you home when He sees fit. Don't dispair, and don't be afraid. Know that I'm praying for you...

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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so very sad
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Michael,
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~~**~~
There are moments when speech
is but a mouth pressed lightly and
humbly against the angel's hands.

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My prayers and thoughts go out for you, Michael.  

believe in what your heart feels...
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that's not fair!

damn!

just damn!
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Chemo only offers me another two or three months at best and radiation is no longer an option.  I'm very, very ill, much more so than I generally let on.

According to the doctors I may hang on as long as nine months and chemo may offer me as many as three more, but it's not looking good, dear friends.  They just missed it the first time around and now it's spread beyond control.

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am, or how hard it is to give my goodbyes to friends and family at this point.  

Also, I can't begin to understand how to tell my only child, just 15, how serious it has become, though I've told him that I'm likely to die now, anytime within the next mine months, or less.  Even so, I still try to carry on life as normally with him as I've always done so, even though the *normal* times of father and son seem to be quickly diminishing because of health and continuing memory and weight loss.

I go many days without being able to eat, rarely get more than an hour of sleep in days at a time and am only barely to keep down a cup of water a day now, if that.  I can't even rest now, not even in bed.

Thank you for your prayers and replies.  More than ever, they are helping me now.

Michael  

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

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love and prayers are on the way Michael.
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Michael, I'm so very sorry that the news was bad.

I pray that you and your son and family and friends are comforted at this time by the knowledge that God will be walking with you and them through this valley of tears. One day He will dry all our tears and we will have no more reason for crying ever again. (((HUGS)))
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Dear Michael,

Yes, please continue to have Faith.
Love and Faith never die, and never fade.
When you leave your life in God's hands, you need not worry about destiny. He will do what needs to be done.
Many people have been cured by their love and Faith in God. And many others have not, but because of their love and faith in God, they knew they were in the best hands possible...even if it meant that it was time to go....they knew they would go into God's arms.
Are there better hands to leave one's life in, than God's hands?
We are all born to one day go into eternal life. There is no exception...we all will one day or another.
A blessing before this passage is being able to say to the ones we love, "I love you", and "I'm sorry", and "I admire you" and "Thank you"..."I forgive you", and many more love sentences.
There are people who don't get this chance, they go suddenly - in an accident, or other instant, non-expected unfortunate events.
Yes, a blessing is to have the time to know when this time is...and be able to live the love needed.
The best thing we can leave a child of ours is: love, guidance to a wonderful and happy life, teach forgiveness, compassion and wisdom. To teach a child the priorities of life, is to give him/her a happy future.
Material things can be gone from night to day...but love never fades and never dies.
My mother and my sister had cancer. They also had several months to live the love they needed to live, and wanted to live.
Those last months of their lives was a blessing because they knew the true meaning of life and love.
Yes, we all prayed and had Faith that they would get better and be able to live many more years...but God thought it was best that He take them. So they went into God's arms...to where we will all go...someday, sometime.
Michael, don't lose hope and faith...and leave your life in God's hands. We will never understand the 'why's' of God's decisions...but if we have Faith, we know He will be there to hug us on this passage.
If we get healed and live more years on this earth, we cannot forget the true meaning of life and love and give thanks.
Everyone, before leaving their house in the morning, when waking up in the morning, should give thanks for another day and make that day shine with love and forgiveness...that is what will make us happy, no matter what happens around us. Because we never will know, when this day will come.

But like I said, those who do know this day, have the blessing of being able to live until then, in love, thanks and forgivenss.

God bless you my friend, every second of your life.

You are in my prayers as well.

Tais  
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Michael ... you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Please check your e-mail.
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Michael: I was so hoping the news would be better... Be strong, my friend... my prayers are with you.
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Hey Mike... don't give up the ship... Now that you have seen the white in its eyes - it is time to fight even harder! I am hoping for you, man!
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Praying for you and your son, may God bless you with strenght, hope and lighten your path with love.

I wish I knew some words to say, but somehow they wont show up. But do know that you will be in my prayers and thoughts as I really ache with you.

(((warm hugs)))
Charisma

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Dear Michael, I am holding you in my heart and prayers. May Our Lord of Heavens give you His touch of love and healing power. Trust and relax in Him. We don't know all the answers, but we know of His love. And this is enough to trust.
I wish you could eat a little and gain some strength again, so that you will be able to rest and to feel serene in spite of the bad news.
Love and hugs. Margherita
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I am so sorry to hear this. Michael, I wish you the very best.
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Michael this news is hard to read and I am so sorry. However, don't lose hope and know and my heart goes out to you along with my prayers and the prayers of everyone here at PiP.

Our prayers are storming Heaven for you dear man.

Hugs for healing, Marti
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Michael,

They told my father's best friend the same thing almost 20 years ago.  He went on to live for 6 more years.  When he passed, he had fulfilled his purpose here on earth.  He is still greatly missed, but we were grateful for the extra time.  Miracles are a wonderful thing Michael, and I will pray for one for you...

God Bless...
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I didn't read this thread until tonight, Martie. This is a very sad post.
Michael, I'll be emailing you tonight.
I believe you and Chris will have many many more quality moments together, and hope the pain and memory loss does not keep you from sharing every possible second you have available.
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