Friday, February 22, 2008

~Bee in My Bonnet~

How in the world is anyone expected to deal with cancer, as well as the outrageous cost of cancer. My sister who has brain cancer is starting a new treatment program. One of the medications is as high $27,000 to $18,000 per month depending on the pharmacy. Her portion on the $18,000 is $3,600. This is only one medication. Who can afford $3,600 each month for at least a year over and above their other expenses. I guess you can, but then look at the debt. Her life is worth thousands more than this. The pharmaceutical companies should not be allowed to charge this, especially for a medication that is over 45 years old. She has excellent insurance.

It has been a very exhausting week. We had a wonderful weekend. Her church put together a benefit dinner and silent auction in her behalf to raise money which we are so thankful for. This money is so greatly needed. We are now in the process of trying to figure out so many other ways to raise money after finding out this news.

A person with cancer needs a positive attitude. It is so very important to be able to have this. We, as her family, are trying to shoulder so much so she can concentrate on her health, but we cannot lie to her and not tell her about these expenses.

We ask that you pray for peace for Jan. For her to have a positive attitude. She has so much to live for and work still left to do here on earth. It is still baffling to know that she has brain cancer. You just never think your sister will have brain cancer.

Here is a devotional I read: “Defeating Unbelief” by Joyce Meyer.
“Turn all your worries over to Him. He cares about you. Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow. Stand up to Him. Stand firm in what you believe. All over the world you know that your brothers and sisters are going through the same kind of suffering. God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ.”1 Peter 5:6-10

“When struggles, trials and hardships come your way - and they always do - you have a choice. You can heed Peter’s words and give God your cares, worries and concerns. No matter how dark the night or how evil the situation, you must remind yourself that God is not only present with you in those situations, but He also loves you and will provide for you.

One more thing. Sometimes you may wonder why you have so many trials and problems. Is it possible that the devil may have singled you out because of God’s great plan for your life? The more faithful you are, the more you have to resist him and his lies of unbelief. The enemy often tries to fill you with unbelief and make you deny God’s powerful love for you. Stand firm on God’s promises and thank Him for always being with you.” Joyce Meyer

1 comment:

Faithful Froggers said...

Thanks so much for sharing the you tube video. I love Nancy Guthrie - she is one of my favorite authors.

My heart just hurts for your sister. I will be praying for her. How lucky she is to have you help her!

Have a great weekend!
Love & FROG,