by chubbylilblkcat 03 Sep 2010

I haven't been on since I had my son Charlie in December.. Maybe you all remember I was requesting votes for a contest he was in for Turbo Tax.. He didn't win but that's ok he is still the apple of my eye.

Back in June, I was diagnosed with Breast cancer at age 41 and just had bilateral mastectomies a few weeks ago, I will be starting chemo the end of the month.
This really scares me and I never thought I would be in this situation but with all the prayers I'm getting I will be fine..

I don't have medical insurance, I was able to get my surgeries paid for by a organization here locally but my medicines are not paid for so I am looking into selling my Brother PE700 to take care of some of the cost. My husband is the only one working and his job is a little shaky at the time.
I used this machine to help bring in a little income but with chemo and having to take care of 2 little ones I won't be able to embroidery.
I just wanted to know if anyone might be interested in my machine or know someone that would be ? or the best way to try to sell it.. :(
It breaks my heart to have to sell it but hopefully someday I can replace it.
Thank You so much for your help xoxoxoxo


by bevgrift 08 Sep 2010

My Prayers will also include you.
Get better soon!
From Bev

by rwalden 08 Sep 2010

I'll remember you in my prayers Julie. Never lose your faith!

by gerryvb 07 Sep 2010

dear Julie, prayers are coming your way to help you in this difficult time. miracles do happen so keep believing. lots of hugs and prayers for you and family.

by grandmamek 06 Sep 2010

I pray that you will come through this with flying colors. I am adding you to my prayer list. Just remember right now your priorities are yourself and your family. I do not know of anyone interested in a machine. I advertised mine on Craigs list just a couple of days ago and I had a lady look at it today. So you may want to try Craigs list in your locality. Hopefully you will have some luck with it. Hugs, Mary

by jrob Moderator 04 Sep 2010

Julie, may you feel God's loving arms around you every minute of every day.

by camylow 04 Sep 2010

I CAN TESTIFY TO THE MIRACLES OF PRAYER....I am glad you are here for you have the strength you need, the arms to hold you, the shoulders for your head and the hearts of everyone here...
The LORD is always with you..just hold still and listen to his voice....I will be sure to have you within my prayers and thoughts...

by chubbylilblkcat 04 Sep 2010

I thank you all so much, I feel so powerful now.
I know god is with me and I am going to be just fine.
Thank You for all of your support.
Julie xoxoxoxoxo

by kalinelson 04 Sep 2010

I will be praying God will give you the strength to go through the chemo treatments....knowing nothing is impossible with God I place you in his hands, may His love, mercy and grace surround you and may He supply all your needs......blessings Janet

by castelyn 04 Sep 2010

Julie, so sorry to read this. I sent this email to Lillian , she asked that I share it with you. Hugs Yvonne

Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: 'He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.' She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'

He smiled at her and answered,'Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.'
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

Pass this on right now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them.
And, whatever they're going through, they'll be a better person in the end.

'Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.'

by airyfairy 04 Sep 2010

So very sorry to hear about your breast cancer. You and your children are your top priorities. I wish you a speedy recovery and special thoughts from South Africa.

by lbrow 04 Sep 2010

Julie, so sorry to hear this but you have lots of encouraging words from the Cuties as well as our prayers. Keep a positive outlook being a nurse I know this goes a long way toward you getting well. Keep- telling yourself that with God's help you are going to over come this adversity.Praying for you.

by leenova54 03 Sep 2010

The prayer circle of cuties is powerful. Keep positive thoughts, I finished a short time with chemo for lung cancer after they removed the lower part of my right lung. Everyone said how positive I was and how strong I was. I have hair again and feeling fine, thought we were going to have to do it again as another mass showed up in the top part of the same lung but the next scan showed it smaller so we wait till the next scan in Dec. I refuse to let this beat me. Smile, it really does help. Best wishes!

by dlonnahawkins 03 Sep 2010

Julie - I am so sorry to hear of you health issues, and the road ahead of you. You need to take care of what is importat, and right now that is YOU. I don't know of anyone wanting a machine - but I wish you luck.

by shirlener88 03 Sep 2010

Julie, so sorry to hear about your health issues - I will be praying for you - I wished I knew someone that could use your machine - so sorry to hear that you have to let it go. I am wishing you joy and happiness - keep your spirits high for you and the rest of the family.

by keeponsewing 03 Sep 2010

Julie, I'm sorry to hear about your health. Just remember God has a plan for us, we don't always know what it is, but if you trust Him, He will get you through all this. As far as your machine goes, did you try Craig's list. If you do that, you can localize it, just leave an e-mail address and not your physical address/ph#...It is free to list this.
God Bless you and your family. And don't be a stranger, even without a machine you can still visit and chat with us.
Love and Prayers, Terre

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by read180 03 Sep 2010

Sorry to hear of all your problems. You are doing everything you can. Taking care of yourself and family is first and foremost. I shall keep you in my prayers take care and here is a big hug and prayers from me to you Cindy B.

by pennifold 03 Sep 2010

Hi Julie,

Sorry to read about your health issues. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

One of our wonderful Cuties Meganne has been through what you have just had.

At the moment she is up to her neck in getting ready to move into a new home and unpacking her mother-in-laws home etc.

She could give you some wonderful advice on the chemo side of things etc.

With regards to your selling your machine - the only thing I can think of is EBAY, but writing on here is also a good start too.

God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

Love and blessings Chris

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chubbylilblkcat by chubbylilblkcat 03 Sep 2010

Thank You so much..

by maryanns66 03 Sep 2010

I just sent you a PM. May God bless you and stay close to you during this time in your life.

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chubbylilblkcat by chubbylilblkcat 03 Sep 2010

Thanks.. :)