Dear friends, I received a very disturbing e-mail from my sick friend Joan who is suffering from uterine cancer (tissues and muscles around the uterus, so removal of uterus would not help.). After answering and receiving a couple more e-mails from her and some other classmates/friends, I found out the whole story. She had gone and spoke to the doctors at Sloan Kettering in NY who told her that they would do more chemo on her if she wished but that she should more than likely have had it done awhile ago, after her surgery. The chemo might lengthen her life a bit but probably not alot. She also got very sick after having the chemo. and did not wish to go through it all again. So, that is the way it will be.She also did not tell me right away but I gathered from the last part of her last e-mail that she was farther along in her sickness than it sounded like originally. Another classmate called and also told me that one of her kidneys were already starting to fail. She is ready for meds to make her comfortable and hospice to come in when it becomes necessary. Please do pray for Joan and her swift passing and as little discomfort as possible, if she cannot be completely healed. Thanks you to all of you who have been praying for her. Also, another sad story is our wonderul fairly new priest ( he has been with us for a couple of years now) that eveyone just loves. He is so sweet, forgiving and understanding - and funny to I might add. He is fighting lung cancer which has spread to the spine. He has had alot of chemo. and they did a PET scan on him the other day. I have heard from a couple of people that the cancer in his lungs is in remission . However, in the spine I am not sure. There MAY have been some shrinking of the tumor(s) not sure. I think they are going to do some more chemo on him to hopefully get rid of the spinal tumor(s).. He has had so many prayers going out for him. BTW, he is still smoking but we do not expect him to stop after the many years he has been smoking. Also, he needs to be kept as happy as possible and smoking does make him happy (-: ! He also has been doing alot more than he should be and even has a touch of pneumonia. So, last night he was ordered to bed by his doctor and not allowed to come to the St. Pats Party he started at the church. He is VERY Irish !! The party was great, so sorry he missed it but he did need to stay in bed. Poor guys has already lost at least 70 lbs. Nothing tastes good to him. We did send him some fish from our Lenten fish Fry that he really loves. Could you all please send out prayers and wonderful thoughts to him as well as my friend Joan. Hugs and blessings, Granni God bless you all from listeneing and for your prayers in a advance, as well as for those prayers already said !