Xiandi Needs Our Help!

Thoughts and Prayers Needed.....

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by RedneckDude | Discussion: Community

   Guys, it is with a heavy heart that I bring you some bad news.

   Our good friend, Xiandi has informed me that her pancreatic cancer is back. It's moved to her lungs.
It's stage 4, which means it's not curable. The only thing left to do is treat it to extend her life as long as possible. She will start chemotherapy again next week sometime, and they will continue that until they can't do it any more. Her doctor said she has at most 5 years to live.

I asked her, and she has said it's ok to post this here and to ask you all to pray, send thoughts, and keep good vibes going her way.

She is doing well at the moment. Just dealing with this news as best she can. I'm sure it gives her lots to think about.

Things will get rough once she starts chemo, she won't feel like being online much, etc.  So any continued thoughts, and prayers would be greatly appreciated.

She loves you all, and misses being a part of our WC family.

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Reply #21 Friday, October 28, 2016 3:25 PM

I'm sorry to hear about this, Xiandi. My thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you during this trying time. God Bless!

Reply #22 Friday, October 28, 2016 5:13 PM

One of my best online friends! I'll keep you in my thoughts and heart all through this ordeal. Be strong, Cynnie!

Reply #23 Friday, October 28, 2016 5:35 PM

I'll keep you in our prayers, Xiandi. 

Reply #24 Friday, October 28, 2016 7:19 PM

May you find many more moments of great happiness for and your family.

Reply #25 Friday, October 28, 2016 7:26 PM

All the best love, wishing u all the positive energy that can come ur way, and know u will always have friends here.

Reply #26 Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:37 AM

I am ashamed I didn't stay in touch as we used to talk much. You accepted me at Skinartistry and supported me with my meager talents and I flourished with your encouragement. That's why I came here to WC. Life inteferred with our communications and I never got around to talking to you again. Even tho I had the time I didn't I was caught behind and asailed from many sides but I still was filled with the need to talk to you for some reason, but I didn't. I am sorry i hope you can forgive me Cindi. You are my inspiration to do anything and against all odds I made a niche into a creative world. Without you I would be forgotten and I am remiss for having not stayed intouch regardless of my situation. I still have always looked for your art as it always inspired me to be more creative. You have still in my lack have always been in my thoughts and when making my art I thought of you. I prayed for you then and I will always pray for you. I have hope in you as you had hope in me.

Reply #27 Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:55 AM

Best wishes and good vibrations are sent. Hope you have a very speedy recovery.

Reply #28 Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:51 PM

Reply #29 Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:58 PM

your in our prayers Xiandi,

Reply #30 Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:53 AM

Cyndie...you've improved our lives by being here....and it's hoped we've improved yours likewise.

All the best,


Reply #31 Monday, October 31, 2016 10:32 PM
Hi Cyn.  Sending prayers from my heart. I’m sorry that we lost track of each other. I really enjoyed the times we spent talking and thinking up new skins to make. Thanks for being a friend. I will always treasure our friend ship.
Reply #32 Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:00 PM

I thought I'd let you guys know that Xiandi is home from the hospital. She has her port in, but she has some blood level problems. Apparently something else is wrong, other than the cancer.


She says they are running tests and cultures.


Keep the thoughts and prayers coming, please.  

Reply #33 Friday, November 4, 2016 1:51 AM

Your in our thoughts and prayers, our prayer warriors have been praying for you my friend  sending more prayers your way 

Reply #34 Friday, November 4, 2016 5:54 PM

May your courage and optimism be exponentially increased during this ordeal.

Running a small business with a staff of one in the IM space can seem overwhelming sometimes,

and I have not expressed my appreciation adequately to all the immensely creative talents that reside here.

Xiandi, your health situation (and mine for that matter, although it's not (yet) as challenging) has reminded me

that opportunities to express that appreciation should not go by too long.

Since I've had the great fortune to find this site and maintain a membership, your work has

been among the most inspirational and highly valued representations of artistry encountered here.


I am grateful for your generosity.

I am grateful for the direction you have provided.

Rest assured, you have probably touched more than you know.

Best Regards,

- Brandon Guillermo -

Reply #35 Friday, November 4, 2016 7:23 PM

My mother had cancer. She had surgery, but I also think an alkaline diet helped her. No meat, alcohol, dairy, (sugar), (grains). I try to eat "alkaline" myself just because it makes me feel better.

I did watch a lot of videos about people who had overcome severe forms of cancer. The alkaline diet was something that stuck in my head. Miracles happen all the time. I wish you the best

Reply #36 Monday, November 7, 2016 10:29 AM

I had no idea Xiandi was sick previously, I must have missed any mention of it....I just thought life outside the net was keeping her busy...grandkids an' all. 

I'm very sad to hear she's been going through all this...it's indeed very traumatic.


Keep the faith Xiandi, all the new discoveries that get announced frequently.... the new trials... you never know what's around the corner... and you are one strong lady.



^  we are indeed, all family... in our wayward way!!... and we've missed you a great deal here.. you've made such a mark here with your talent and creativity and kindness and sense of humour, it's people like you that make this place the remarkable place it is.

Many of us aren't around as much as we used to be, including myself, but I still pop back when I can to check things are OK.  I hope when you've finished treatment and things have settled down a little, that you'll be able to pop in occasionally and have a natter, we're good listeners.

love and hugs to you...




Rest assured, you have probably touched more than you know.

ain't that the truth... 

Reply #37 Monday, November 7, 2016 1:07 PM


I must have missed any mention of it....
There was no mention of it. Just a scant few close friends and family knew. I was honored to be one of those, but Cyn wanted it kept quiet at that time. Which is why I mentioned in the OP that she gave me permission to make this thread.


Cyndie is a great gal, a very accomplished artist, and an awesome friend. I know we all could benefit from having her around more. I think of her daily. I guess I'm a bit selfish too. She and her husband, Dave, were going to move here, to Tennessee, possibly even to the same town where I live. We would have had so much fun together. Not gonna happen now. The other day, a song I like came on the radio as I was travelling, and all of a sudden it now has a different meaning for me. I thought of Cyn and I had to pull over, sobbing like a baby.


I dunno if sharing that with her would be a good thing, or a bad thing......


But this I do know. Cyndie is a very strong lady, as you mentioned, Syd, and she will handle this with all the grace and dignity that we all know her for.


She'll kick it's ass.

Reply #38 Friday, November 11, 2016 4:07 PM

This year, man. I'm sad to hear this. Thoughts and love to you Cyndie.

Reply #39 Friday, November 11, 2016 6:43 PM

Nice to see you here, Eve. Miss you being around. 

Reply #40 Saturday, November 12, 2016 6:03 AM

Sorry to hear Xiandi...I know what your going through...going through similar problems. One day at a time.

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