Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hard times

There are periods in one's life when a succession of set backs sends one reeling. This is one such time for me and my family. I have written about my father-in-law, but that was only the start. Some things are too personal to write about. This is addressed to those of my readers who pray. Please, pray for us now.


judy gancasz said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Roger Bourland said...

with you all the way, Terry. Don't like my friends to suffer.

Anonymous said...

Dear Terry,

Beiing connected to CLL, you find yourself on prayer lists in places totally unknown to you.

Sending prayer your way, and best wishes.

Bill Duffy

Jim McVey said...

Terry with the amount of empathy you so willingly dispense. You will have many good thoughts and prayers sent your way from many thankful people.

You create affection by your support
and that affection will be returned many times multiplied.

You have created friends you never knew, take strength from that.

Deb said...

Praying for you.You give so freely of yourself and God hears and answers our prayers.

God Bless,


David Arenson said...


You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jenny Lou said...

Dear Terry,
Prayers are coming your way. A candle will be lit for you and yours. Take good care,

Anonymous said...

Prayers, good thoughts and hope for you and your family.

Carlin Camp

Steve Madden said...


You and your family are in my thoughts.

Love from Steve & Jo Madden

Terry Hamblin said...

Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts.

There were three particular things worrying us and several background, chronic worries that have been coming to the boil.

The first was a personal medical problem. I saw the doctor this morning and all was well. My fears were not realized and a benign and self-limmiting diagnosis was made.

On the second matter, it does look as though we will have to cancel our trip to Seattle as Diane's father has recovered sufficiently to think about going home, but he will need a good deal of support.

The other matters will not be resolved for some time, so we have to learn to live with them.

John Escott said...

Dear Prof. H
We are thinking and praying for you and your family.

John and Ann Escott

Jenny Lou said...

Good news from your personal Dr. I guess even Dr.'s themselves have fears when they are faced with a possible dx. You have more to worry about since you actually know symptoms and where they could possibly lead. You must feel sometimes that we non-medical ones are truly blessed that we don't know where all the roads lead to.

So glad that one stressor is off your plate.

Anonymous said...

Dr Hamblin

You have been an inspiration to me and an enormous help with my CLL disease.

I shall light a candle and say a prayer for you and your father in law, along with all your loved ones. May G-D be with you in your times of need.

Anonymous said...

Dear Terry,
All of your virtual friends in the CLL community are forever in your debt.
You and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers.
Hoping everything turns out for the best!
Pat F.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. As you know, God sometimes sets a hard road, but He does have the best plans, as difficult as they are to understand and to accept.

John Wagner said...


I have been out of town for a few days and did not see this until now. I am so glad that a part of your situation has had a positive outcome. Although we here do not know all the details, our God does. Please know that my prayers are being added to the many that are being offered. Intercessory prayer works! Also, your request was posted over on cllforum.com and many of the folks indicated they are also offering prayers. Your assistance and compassion for all of us is so very much appreciated and it is an honor to return some of that support in some small way.

Bob Larkin said...


The treasure you have become to my life has you and yours always in my thoughts and prayers. I just read this today, and am pleased the medical scare is resolved. Best wishes re Diane's dad and the other matters.


H Paul Garland said...

Dear Dr. Hamblin,

You are truly one of the most amazing guys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You amaze me more all the time!

Wishing you and your family all the best.

Paul Garland

Anonymous said...

Dear Terry,

You and your family are in my prayers.
May He bless you and your family
with comfort, hope and His warmth.
You, your work, and your faith
are appreciated by me and countless others.
Dick Syfrett

Terry Hamblin said...

My father-in-law seems to have re-bled. He is going to have another endoscopy tommorrow.

I have developed severe facial pain. I think it is tempero-mandibulitis from grinding my teeth in my sleep. I have got myself a mouth guard to stop myself doing it.

Anonymous said...

Have been on vacation and catching up on my favorite internet places.
So, I have just read your prayer request. Will be praying for you and your family.

Liz W.
Minnesota, USA

ark said...

May God help you as you have helped so many. May God's mercy be with you and yours.