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2007-10-17

Will there be a MIRACLE?

Do you remember quite sometimes back I wrote about the Prayer Card of Love & Hope air-flown over to me from the kind-hearted young Jamilla? Jamilla wrote in her recent post on the card preparation to the finished product. It was a lot of effort & she spend money on getting the good quality transparent sticker. I felt bad that she had to use her money to get it done. So sorry, Jamilla.
The Prayer Card is for my brother who is fighting his days over cancer all over his body. He is still in hospital now & doctor told us last month that there is no cure. He is counting down the days, how long he can survive will depend on his determination & will to hold on. Frankly, I have never seen a person so sick in my whole life. I tend to treasure my life & those around me more from this incident. We are so helpless beside his bed, what we see are constant images of him groaning in pain. The pain is excruciating, he is crying bcos of the pain. We are also crying in our heart seeing him fighting so hard for every second to survive. The morphine dosage has been increased to the maximum limit, but that is not enough cos the pain for cancer patient is accelerating over days. I really got no idea how long he can endure. I am sorry that his life has to be ended so very soon. He is our hero & a very very brave one !!

I thank you all who has send in their prayers for my brother. It is touching to have friends whom I have never met but showered love & care to my family.

I would like to take this opportunity to let the world know from my brother's experience :

1) See a SPECIALIST once you sense that something is seriously not quite right with you
2) DO NOT delay treatments, even if it mean borrowing money from someone.
3) DO NOT hide your illness from your family members or friends, they are those who are able to assist you
4) Eat a balanced diet
5) Have adequate rest, learn how to relax your mind & body, don't get too over-stress. Cancer is very much related to STRESS
6) Go for full body check-up yearly

A sentence from Jamilla "Make difference in your life by giving love, happiness, hope, joy, support and encouragement to the world!"

Let us all PRAY together for my brother ... ... will there be a miracle?

49 Hugs for Amos & Zac:

kegler747 said...

There will be if you believe as "FAITH can move mountains."

ed said...

It's very torturing, so much so that none of us will be able to feel the kind of pain he feels. However, it hurts me to know someone is suffering but yet there is nothing I can do to help. I believe some of us are feeling that helplessness that you are feeling too.

His fight against cancer is admirable, to be hanging on through all these pains is not what a normal person can withstand.

He will continue to sit in my prayers, hoping God will have mercy on him and spare him less pain in this journey.

And may you take care of yourself too, because your boys need you.

WaterLearner said...

Hi Jan,

I am sorry that he is in so much pain. He will be in my prayers.

Blessings!

Nick Phillips said...

Janice, sorry that your brother is suffering so much. It hurts seeing someone you love in so much pain ... It must be tough for you guys, stay string and keep the faith!

JO-N said...

It's difficult to endure this pain. We will all pray for him. Be strong, Janice.

Mariuca said...

Jan, I'm crying along with you now ... am very sorry u have to go through this pain and am even sorrier for ur brother. I told B abt this post, he's very sad for u too, take care sweetie and be strong. We are all praying for a miracle for you and your family. :):):)

FL Sam said...

So sad to hear about the latest condition of your brother. I Know what your brother is going through as my mum gone though this very same tough period.

Miracle will happen as long as we continue to have faith and prayers.
In Malaysia, there are a numbers of cancer patients who recovered from cancer.

Take care and be strong. :)

J@n!ce said...

Carlo : I really hope it can be done since curing a person seems easier that moving a mountain? I have heard how GOD has healed those blind pple. I hope miracle does exist :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Ed : Thank you so much for your email & your words here. I feel better than pple can understand how the patient's family is going through. It is really tourturing too.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Karen : Thank you :)

Janice Ng

Emila Yusof said...

Hi Janice! I am so sad to hear about your brother's latest condition. I hope he will survive. Be strong, dear, and keep the faith!

J@n!ce said...

Marzie : Sorry that my post made you sad. Thank you for the prayers :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Nick : Nothing much we could do except to constantly pray for him to suffer lesser in his last journey.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Jo-N : Thank you :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Uncle Sam : Yes, I've heard of a lot of cancer patient who survive. It is tough for my brother cos the cancer cells are spreading so fast. It has reached the other lung. His back & the latest I heard is a blood vessel which is very deadly :(

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Emila : Thanks for coming over. Nice to see you back & sorry to let you know abt this sad things after your joyful celebration. I will be strong :)

Janice Ng

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm sorry Janice to hear about your brother. My prayers go out to your brother and everyone in your family. Hope that God will continue to give your whole family strength and guidance. Always hold on to your faith. God bless.

J@n!ce said...

Rachel : Thank you. May GOD have mercy on him to suffer lesser pain to complete the journey...

Janice Ng

The Bimbo said...

Janice... I can imagine how helpless you must feel at this moment watching your brother. I'll also hope for a miracle for him... and for your family that all of you will also be well since there's so much stress coming from this.

Thank you for giving us tips even at this point when you're worrying so much about your brother. You take good care of yourself.

J@n!ce said...

Bobo : I am glad to be able to pass down what I learnt from his mistake to others. It is no joke to be ill, worst if its terribly ill like that :(

Janice Ng

Adrian said...

Janice! I am sorry that your brothers condition has deteriorated. It is so hard to be helpless while he suffers but your strength will help him endure the pain if not physically, at least spritually.

We will continue to pray for him!

Francine said...

janice, sorry to hear about your brother's condition. i understand how you feel. dont show to your brother that youre sad or something. it will make him only sad. but my dear friend, i'll include him in my prayers. he reminds me of my late grandma whose struggling with cancer as well. i wish there will be a very rapid medication for this *hugs *

Amel's Realm said...

I'll also pray for your brother, Janice. It is hard to see someone we love in pain. :-((((

We'll see what miracle God'll give him...

Life's so precious, yet so fragile...HUGE HUGS to you!!!!

Jean Chia said...

jan, my heart weep with you as i read your post. I am so sorry that it turn out this way. My thoughts & prayers will always be with you and your brother. Stay strong, woman! Take care and a BIG HUGZ to you!!

Jean Chia

ilovepearly said...

Send my love, wishes and prayers your way. I don't know what to say other then cherish the time you have together. Don't let a moment in life just slide by without telling your love ones that you love them.

Judy said...

Janice, I am so sorry to hear about your brother's illness. The post I read some time ago, was that he was unwell.

My prayers and thoughts are with your brother and all of you, his beloved family.

I pray that he will not suffer much pain and that the doctors will administer pain killers to ease his pain.

Take care.

J@n!ce said...

Adrian : Early treatment is the best solution for a faster recovery. Selecting a good doctor is also crucial. Now is all too late for him & his condition has deteriorated to a state of no return unless miracle !!

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Francine : It is easy to say but one will just weep looking at him on the bed. It is hard to control the tears. The once healthy chap can become so ill all over a year, it is terribly sad.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Amel : Life is indeed precious & so fragile. A tiny lump & spread into uncontrollable monster that attacked the whole body system :(

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Jean : Sorry that you have to shed your tears reading this. He is still young & life has to be ended very soon. That is what we all feel is so miserable.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Pearly : Yes, we tried to visit him as much as we can.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Judy : Thank you. He is all dependent on the medicine to lower his pain level now.

Janice Ng

Johnny Ong said...

sometimes we need to know what is God's will for the family and yr brother. it's hard to understand why such illness befalls on yr bro but everything, somehow, has a reason to it

JaMiLLa said...

Janice,

My cost does not mean so much. I invested the cost and effort into the steps toward MIRACLE.

Have you bought The Secret dvd to let him watch? Its very empowerment dvd that really reduce his pain.

I guess there is no effect yet when you show him the prayer right?

Let me make another stuff.
What if I invited all the most kind hearted bloggers or even reader who are not blogger to participate in the campaign of sending powerful and encouragement words for him in a card as well?

I invited all to give any words that really inspire and encourage him the most. The words required for them to say is unlimited. I need alot of energy from people all over the world to send to ur brother. Maybe the energy i sent through the card was not enough so this time I need alot of energy!!!

How to spread this campaign?

I will wish the bloggers who receive the heart badge to make another post in spreading the news that we need alot of encouragement giving to your bro.

Making difference in our life. Other than waiting for miracle, I will create the miracle by taking action.

I got a friend who me and my sister really treat her as family because we have a friend-family team. Shes having cancer that had been operation few months ago. Before going to operation, most of our friends do alot of effort to her. We called up her to cheer up ...make her not so stress and nervous. Accompany her hiking as shes very hardworking that every morning she went for hiking. We folded many lucky birds and love to her. Writing alot of inspired words...most of it its our handmade artwork.

After the operation, she can wake up and walk around within few hours. One of her close friend really shocked that how brave she was....still can wake so energetic after having such a big operation esp in brunei who still in process of improving operation skills not like Spore.

You might be thinking that it will be too late for your brother.

Janice, let me tell you. It's always our thought that really restrict us for doing or taking an action which has the possibility of creating the miracle.

Other than siting there and feeling the helpfulness inside you, it's better to take action. I don't really hope so much that your brother can really cure the cancer cells but at least for the time being to reduce his pain.

Whether it helps or not, I will do my best till the end. So do you, Janice as his close sister.

At the moment he needs alot of people to encourage him into the possibility. You dont know how far we can achieve it, but our best is only way to determine. Dont look for the result, our best is what we count.

Hope you understand what I mean.

J@n!ce said...

Johnny : It would be good if we could know the reason why so that we could make it up for what he had done wrong if given a chance.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Jamilla : My bro is a stubborn head since young. It is difficult to talk sense into him at times. That is also the reason why his treatments were delayed. None of us knew about it until he could no longer walk properly. That was how bad. We brought music & dvds for him to listen & watch a few months back. He can still appreciate them but not now. The pain is so acute that he cannot help not to think of it. Nothing can make him feel better. He become frustrated at times & refused to see anyone. He is only eating a few mouthful of food everyday. When we try to cheer him up through words of encouragement. He will ask us to keep quiet, he wanted to have some peace. Of course we have to understand his situation & the painful phase he is going through. We also dun want to agitate him further. That is what I mean by so helpless, only he can tell us what he wants or to make him feel better but looks like all means are difficult to be accomplished now that he is also handicapped at the moment.

I am glad to hear that your cheerful & warm hearted nature is able to make a friend recover so speedy. It is really a blessing :)

You are so young & able to understand the complexity of life & comforting a friend through love, care, hope & faith. You will definitely grow up to be a very wise & lovely lady that everyone admire. :)

Janice Ng

JaMiLLa said...

Janice,

Thanks for sharing your helplessness to ur brother in here. Now you are much more better after saying it out here, right? At least your friends and reader are here to listen to your words of heart.

I seems like words from mouth, music and dvd did not attract him to listen and watch. It's very common sign when a patient is on the way of hopeless and seeing himself in the middle of no-way.

I cant really feel the situation of your brother and even you, Janice as we are Chinese, helping others is our job. So when we cant help others, we lost our nature job.

I think your brother is a high-ego person. He dont want to show his weakness to you all, thats why he don wan see you guys, don wanna listen anyone. So now when people approach him, i guess no use unless Jesus or Buddha enter his dream and get him inspired.

It feels like nothing can really trusted by him, not even himself i guess.

Hmm...do you wanna let me try by sending a big card to him again? Whether it pass or fail, I just wanna have a try on my best.

J@n!ce said...

Jamilla : I know it takes a lot of effort to do up a card. I don't want to waste your time & money to do that. I know you mean it from the heart & that is good enough. Really !! I am really blessed to know you. Thank you so much :)

Janice Ng

JaMiLLa said...

Hehe ok ok! I get it! Just hope your brother get inspired one day from his inner voice.

The card that I did previously took me for a night onli few hours because I really did the draft so it's easy and simple, my dear.

J@n!ce said...

Jamilla : You are really a creative gal. I do not have the creative blogger awards, if not, I will sure pass it on to you :)

Janice Ng

THE NAFASG TEAM said...

Jan, we will continue to pray for your brother. Miracles can happen. What's important is that we have faith in the good things in life.

Do not get too stressed up ok? U have to take care of yourself too. We are here for u yeah? =)

J@n!ce said...

Nafa : Thank you for being there all this while :)

Janice Ng

Bobby said...

Janice, I pray for you and your brother everyday. I am here for you my friend. Just know how much I care:)

J@n!ce said...

Bobby : It feels so good to have friends that care. Thank you so much for your daily prayers for him. He may not fully recover but at least to pray that he suffer lesser till the end of journey. Thank you so much :)

Janice Ng

darlene said...

wonderful post Janice....my prayers are definatly with him right now....god bless him...

J@n!ce said...

Darlene : Thank you for remembering him & keeping him in your prayers. :)

Janice Ng

Suzie said...

hi janice, i'm sorry i havent been popping in for quite a while. but when i did, i'm strucked by the news of your brother.hang in there my dear. stand firm to your blog title. believe me, miracle do happens. lift and trust everything up to the Big One up there.
i pray that the Lord will work thru His mirable on your bro. may the Lords strengthen him and grant him protection. i pray that the Lord's Healing grace be upon him and make him whole again. you have to be strong too. your bro needs all the encouragement and strength to gather from his loved ones.
take care my dear. kiss the 2 kids for me. blessings!

p.s. can i have his name so that i can personalise my prayer for him?

J@n!ce said...

Suzie : Thank you for your prayers & blessing. His condition was very bad late afternoon. We thought we're gonna miss him already. Luckily he managed to get over. He got difficulty breathing now & rely on breathing aids. His name is Beng Hwee.

Janice Ng

LadyJava said...

Dearest Janice

Am really sorry and sad to hear about your brother. Seeing someone you love in severe pain is never easy. I know coz I saw my late father went through the same thing although it was not cancer. Staying strong is never easy because all you want to is breakdown and cry but that's the last thing you want to do because you have to be strong for everyone else. Take care dearie and always remember God is always with those that persevere and have faith in him. Your brother and your family will be in my prayers.

God Bless
LadyJava