My stepfather has just been diagnosed with chest cancer. He has a tumor wrapped around his left mammary artery, underneath his ribcage, and surgery is going to be very risky at best. The surgery involves the removal of three of his ribs and a section of artery, and the chance of failure is uncomfortably high with this particular procedure.
What I need is a spell that can heal him. I'm not in to casting other people's spells, because the only ones that have worked for me are ones that I have cast, so I will be making my own. However, I know almost nothing about healing magick. There is some basic information I would like before I even try to create and cast this spell, due to the fact that I could just make things worse.
Firstly, what crystals would be good to help focus the energy of my spell? Please don't say quartz, while it's good at focusing energy in general, I need something more tuned for healing energy. Preferably a stone that I can carve or scribe a healing sigil onto.
Secondly, what herbs are magickally associated with healing? I'm not looking for a holistic medical lesson here, just want to know what sort of herbs I would be looking for for traditional healing magick.
Thirdly, how should I word the spell? I know that one thing to avoid with spells is use of words with negative connotation, such as can't, won't, no, nothing, or never, but I am very new to healing magick.
This is a serious subject for me. Please, if you have the knowledge I am looking for, post it here or PM it to me. I need information as quickly as possible, because my stepdad's surgery is scheduled for the 15'th of january, and at the very least I'd like to have a spell ready that will help the surgery work if nothing else.