Wednesday, April 13

Life Lately via IG || Martin's ER visit, Houston hospital, etc

Hello my friends. I know that many of you reading this already follow along in other places like Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, etc, and if so than this post probably won't bring any fresh news for you. If you don't follow else-ware, a lot has happened since my last post and I'll share those bullet points right here. I should say first though that Instagram is the place to go for the most recent updates, as it's the fastest and easiest way for me to reach the most of my internet family as well as most of my regular family and friends all at once. That being said, I'll go into much more detail as soon as I can on the blog, but here is what I've been sharing lately:

Sunday. April 3rd
Currently I'm waiting in our emergency room while Martin is getting a CT scan:/ For those of you interested, after his last visit to the hospital where he's been getting treated (stage 4 melanoma), he had some miraculous results where most of the tumors/cancer lesions were gone, but his liver in particular was very riddled and in bad shape. He's been bed-ridden since he got back with pain from the treatment (which is usual for the first while), but the last couple days have gotten so bad that I decided to take him to the hospital. He's showing signs of liver failure, but the worst pain could also be appendicitis or something of the sort. I'll do my best to keep updating when we know more.  Love you all, and your support and encouragement means the world to us ♡♡♡ • I'm going to try to periscope more updates and maybe a Q&A etc, as we make decisions and such as well (it's a live broadcasting app), so feel to find me over there as Emily Meyers or @TheFreckledFox ♡♡♡ || #cancer #melanoma #livercancer #keeppositive #mysweetheart
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Monday, April 4th


Wednesday, April 6th


Thursday. April 7th


Saturday, April 9th


Sunday, April 10th


Monday, April 11th
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I hope you don't mind my sharing these posts this way, but Martin is in the OR currently having a biopsy done on the tumors in his liver, and actually it's the first chance I've had to update here despite my good intentions and hopes of keeping better records.

The most amazing part of seeing these posts all in a row, is knowing that each of those hundreds of comments are so full of love and support and encouragement, which has been such an incredible blessing through all of this. Someone commented with curiosity last week about why I would share something so personal with strangers, but I don't see it that way at all.

I've been pretty open here about Martin and my families journey with his cancer from the beginning(nearly a year ago now), and as I said above, not only do most of my real life family and friends follow along here, but I really see my supporters/followers as my internet family. Many of you have expressed benefits from sharing in that part of our life, and at the same time I know that that same encouragement and all those prayers have played a such a massive part in helping us keep strong emotionally and mentally, etc. You've been understanding and respectful of our space and the breaks I take often, but you're right back here with me every time I find my way to a keyboard and hit publish.

Thank you so much.

Be back soon,

25 comments:

  1. We will forever continue to be here for you Emily. You are one of the strongest people I 'know' and I'm so glad so many others feel the same way. Love always.

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  2. Been following on Instagram, but am so glad to see you've updated and will continue to update your followers. I've been following you for so long, it breaks my heart to watch you and your precious family go through this trial. We don't know each other, but I am a firm believer that you can have "family" that you've never met before....people who support you and pray for you no matter what. Isn't that what family is about? Blessings and prayers being sent to you and Martin and those who watch over your precious children.

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  3. Praying for you so hard! Hang in there mama! Wishing I could give you the biggest hug!
    "Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed or look around you in terror for I AM your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10
    He is right there with you and He will Strengthen you.
    Love and Prayers,
    Victoria
    https://rufflesandgrace.wordpress.com/

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  4. I continue to pray for you and your family. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I am in such awe of your strength. Your love for your husband and family is so beautiful to see and inspiring.
    Xo,
    Carole

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  5. Keeping your sweet family in my prayers. Your grace through your posts is inspiring. Love and prayers, Allie

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  6. Why wouldn't you share? I believe God allowed your public success to start prior to this so that when this did happen, your life would be a testimony to your viewers (supportive and non). You handled it with maturity and poise. Don't give up now. God often will only let us see one step at a time when He is trying to grow our faith! He must think you and your family are very special to allow you to go through this. Trust in the process...no matter what happens.

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  7. While we have never met, I've been following you for years and it breaks my heart to see you and your family go through this ordeal. I'm glad that your internet family has been of some help and comfort throughout. You, Martin and your kids are in my thoughts.

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  8. Thank you for posting here-I don't instagram so wasn't aware. Prayers for you and Martin, and your little ones especially while they are separated from you. Prayers for the doctors and their abilities. Good luck and hang in there!

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  9. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. Your strength and positive outlook both amazes and inspires me.

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  10. Your family is never far from my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the update!

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  11. I am so sorry you have to go for this. When my dad was sick with cancer i always felt so helpless.

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  12. For all the hundreds of people who comment and show their support; know that there are hundreds more (like myself) who don't comment on your social media but who still support you and Martin and send love and encouraging thoughts. Safest of travels on this terrible journey. 💕

    Jenna
    Www.loveabibliophile.com

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  13. Emily! I am so glad you posted. I have been checking regularly - praying for your family. There will always be people who don't "get" your journey - trust me, I've had my fair share in the 10+ years I've been blogging. But - it's so wonderful to find people who "get" you - and that makes sharing all the more worth it. On Periscope, you mentioned April 20th is a significant date for you guys (both for the diagnosis and bc Martin's bday is that day???) - That struck me bc April 20th is also a significant day in my family's journey with my stepdad's cancer. I'm so sorry you are going through this - especially with young kids, it's so hard. I hope you will share ways that your internet family can support you through this - we want to be here for you! Sending you so much love as you navigate this terribly difficult time. ((((hugs)))))

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  14. I am holding your family in my heart as you warrior on through these challenges.

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  15. Even though I haven't been following your blog for long, I do love reading your updates and seeing your gorgeous family. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and sending good vibes your way!

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  16. Thank you for sharing your journey. You and your beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  17. You are amazing, Emily. You and your family are in my constant prayers.

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  18. Sending lots of love to you and your beautiful family. You will get through this.

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  19. Emily and Martin, you don't know me but I've gotten to "know" you and your beautiful family through your internet presence. I want you to know that I pray for you every day. For Martin to offer his suffering up to God as God suffered for us, He will help us through our suffering. For Martin to not have much pain and to be at peace with what's happening with his body on earth. For skilled doctors and nurses and other medical professionals to use their intelligence and knowledge to treat Martin in the very best possible way. I also pray for Emily, that she feels the warm embrace of Jesus at this scary time. That through all of this scary stuff going on with her husband and missing her children, she is able to feel peace and calmness every now and then. That her faith in God will remain strong, no matter what happens. That she feels comfort in knowing there are thousands of people who care about her and Martin and want to hear these updates, even when they are difficult, so we can stand beside you wherever we are, and support you the best we can. Don't be afraid to ask for what you need Emily, I can speak for myself and others when I say that I am here to help in any way that you need. Again, we don't know each other but my prayers are just as fervent as if we were sisters. Because we are sisters in God's eyes. Hang in there!

    Dear Lord, as Martin and Emily await the results of medical tests about his affliction, let them offer you their anxieties for our good and your glory. Calm them in their worries, knowing these don’t add wisdom but rather stress to this situation. Enlighten them, though the power of your Spirit, to make wise decisions as to treatment. Help them not to turn away from You in these fragile, painful moments, but rather towards you for grace and strength. Comfort them in seeking you now as they place all their concerns in your loving hands as we say “Thy Will Be Done.”

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  20. We too wish you all the strength to keep yourself healthy and positive, which must be very hard! thank you for sharing your journey, it's such a reminder for us all to value every day and all those precious moments we get to spend with our loved ones. Hugs and blessings to you and your beautiful family, from Australia 💗

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  21. you are so strong. thanks for being so open.. you are amazing. xo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

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  22. Sending love to Martin and your family as always, keep on being strong xx
    http://art-love-fashion.blogspot.com.au

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  23. You are such a beautiful , brave warrior ..🙌 Much love to you and your gorgeous family 💗

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