Prayer Requests – 9

Please share any prayer requests you may have for friends or loved ones here….

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  1. justfactsplz says:

    I just wanted to let you know that Carl died at two this morning. Please pray for Gary as he was so believing Carl would make it. Thank you so very much.

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    • LBB says:

      May Carl rest in peace and with hopes that intercessory prayers for his salvation came in time. I feel for Gary who was not wanting this outcome. May he find understanding and comfort while he goes through the grieving process. Dear Lord please soothe the pain for all involved.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you LBB. With Gary’s disease he is very child like so he is processing this differently than we would. He has never handled death well even before the alzheimers.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      I’m very sorry, justfacts. Prayers for Gary’s comfort.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Prayers being sent…. i have been there and truly know how Gary feels….I pray we will all understand someday why some prayers appear not to be answered in the way we wanted…

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    • The Defiant One says:

      Justfactsplz, Carl will be in my prayers and I wish I could say the words to take some of the burden from your heart from his passing!

      Please don’t forget that you aren’t alone and that people care about you!

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Praying now.

      For Unfailing Strength for Gary

      Do not look forward to what may happen
      tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares
      for you today will take care of you tomorrow and
      every day. Either He will shield you from suffering,
      or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
      Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and
      imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my
      strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him
      and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me,
      and I in Him.

      Amen

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  2. bcsurvivor2 says:

    So sorry to hear about Carl. May he rest in peace.

    You know, like many of you I have gone through many periods of grief and loss. Not understanding God’s plan at all and many, many prayers seemed to go unanswered.
    As I get older, and maybe more observant and in retrospective moments or introspective moments, God’s plan, for me, has been revealed to me.
    Every moment where I felt forsaken has caused me to gather more strength, and through my experiences I have been able to be more compassionate and helpful to others. I’ve learned to let go and have faith….to trust.
    Praise God.
    Peace,
    Eve

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I have experienced much the same. What toughens us and strengthens us is often the blessing of our hardships.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      We humans are stubborn. If we don’t understand something or it doesn’t fit with our own way of thinking, we have a tendency to disregard it. This is often why so many people have trouble with faith. You can see it in all facets of life, from rather mundane things like one’s favorite sports teams, to more serious matters like the OIG/Sessions/Huber investigation we have going now, all the way to our relationship with Him. And it’s something we’re all guilty of at one time or another.

      As it pertains to the Lord, the Bible verse I always come back to is Isaiah 55:8-9:
      “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” As tough as it is sometimes, we must remember that our human brains are finite & cannot understand everything as we imagine it. When we do that, we do indeed begin to see a clearer picture of God’s plan for us.

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    • Trumpismine says:

      Indeed.
      Prayer asking God for Guildness and blessings are returned with blessings on our lives and shows us Gods love. The trials and pain we endure only makes us stronger. Inspiration helps in body and spirtit.
      God asks no man whether he will accept life.
      You must take it.
      The only choice is how.

      God bless the Tree prayers

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  3. justfactsplz says:

    Out contract on the two homes on the same land expires at midnight tonight. Today the engineer got an email from the builder who is pushing through the finish line and expects a go ahead and purchase order from corporate on G’s land. Timing is everything. I know if it is meant to be God will hold the other property for us. They expect corporate’s answer the first of next week.

    Gary and I have gotten to the point that G. had to get out from under our roof by the time our lease is up July 31st. We just couldn’t take any more of the stress of living with her. Living next to her will probably be challenging also but not as bad. G. has to have some help with transportation and meals but does not quite meat the requirement for assisted living or a nursing home.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Thank you for update. I’m glad to hear you’ll be planning your life under a different roof from G. Both you and Gary deserve peace and calmness, which is the very thing Gary’s health needs and for you, too.

      I have a cousin and a nephew who have problems, similar to G. We’ve welcome them into our homes, until it got out of control for too long. 3 years ago I put a stop to it as neither hubbie or I was well, and noticed our own health was going down. We needed to be well when the grandkids visit or we visit them, They were the ones we needed to be here for at this point in our life, and visa versa. It was a high priority over the others who seems to like conflicts within relationships.

      I’m sorry to hear of Carl’s passing.and will continue to pray for a safe home for each you two and for G. Have you called a senior agency in Florida to see if they have any other suggestions or ideas for a home for G?

      May the Lord continue to guide you and Gary to a resolution soon. I pray your daughter and family are settling in now in Washington and her health getting better.

      Take Care.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        It is time. G. is trying to cause problems between Gary and I where there are none. I am now fighting back with her just like Gary does. Enough.

        My daughter says she feels better in Everette so that is a plus. She is trying to get her medical team set up. They laughed that they were freezing there, lol. They have their apartment and electric. Until he gets a check money is very tight for food, getting t.v. service, and internet service. But they are making it and I am grateful.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Praise the Lord. The Lord is taking care of them….that is a praise.

          Really sad about G. I pray for peace in your household…..until positive changes happens in your life.
          Take care, dear Justfactsplz.

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  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Oh Lord my God
    When I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the worlds
    Thy hands have made
    I see the stars
    I hear the rolling thunder
    Thy power throughout
    The universe displayed
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great thou art
    How great thou art
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art

    And when I think of God,
    His son not sparing,
    Sent Him to die,
    I scarce can take it in;
    That on the cross, my burden
    gladly bearing He bled and died
    to take away my sin
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great thou art
    How great thou art
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art

    When Christ shall come
    With shout of acclamation
    And take me home
    What joy shall fill my heart
    Then I shall bow
    With humble adoration
    And then proclaim My God
    How great Thou art
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art
    Then sings my soul
    My Savior, God, to Thee
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art
    How great Thou art

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Amen….favorite song of everyone, no doubt.

      How great You are, My God….Praising Your Name, Lord.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        The power of faith. Amen.

        Romans 15:13 King James Version (KJV)

        13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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  5. MTeresa says:

    Thank you Jesus for prayers answered……………….

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  6. Trumpismine says:

    Got back from the camp Saturday from 4 days working on the deck to get my wife. Our son in law has
    been sick after he got a wisdom tooth pulled and has not been getting better. With the recent passing of her little Baby Shih Ztu and now this she has been down in the dumps.
    I thought I would bring her back to the camp and get her mind off things but I misjudged and brought her back this morning. Seems our worries follows us…
    So many things to pray for and so little time

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Being so attached to my four baby dogs I know what your wife is going through. Two of mine I may not have much longer. It does hurt so much

      I prayed for you son in law’s mouth and jaw to heal and that he will much better real soon
      I prayed for your wife that God would comfort her over the loss of her fur baby and ease her worry over the son in law. I prayed that God would bring the camp to your wife in spirit, that she would feel a breath of fresh air and God’s presence to give her hope for better days ahead. God bless and keep you both.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Prayers for your son-in-law, TIM. I had all four of mine out all at once when I was older, so I can sympathize.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Losing a loved one, human or furry, is tough tough tough. Praying for you and your family, Tim.

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      • Trumpismine says:

        Son in law diagnosed with trench mouth. Curious since he’s very frugal with dental hygiene. Good news though! Responding to new antibiotics and feeling much better.
        God bless you all. Your prayers are a great source of strength. Wife glad to be back home too. She has a pillow that baby CC (Shih Ztu)laid on next to her head that gives her comfort at night.

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  7. justfactsplz says:

    Gary has asked me to put in a prayer request for him, the first time he has done that. He hears me talking about this prayer thread all of the time. He has another friend that he has been friends with for many years, much longer than Carl. His name is Donny. Donny is sick with liver cancer he got from bad ink in a foreign tattoo he received many years ago when he was in the service. He has been sick for years but is critically ill now. Donny knows the Lord so that is a plus. He worked with Gary at the county, they attended church together, their children were raised as friends and Gary and Donny hunt together every year.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      I feel so bad for Gary, justfacts. I pray that the Lord will have mercy on Donny. Please tell Gary that we are all thinking of & praying for him as well.

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      • Trumpismine says:

        Justfactsplz and Joe and all you beloved God seekers I pray the love of Jesus permeates your souls.
        Gary an old saying is Jesus is the path to God. I pray you feel His joy and peace. The dawn is breaking and birds are singing praise to him for this day

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I told him and he is very appreciative of all the prayers.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Joe Blow said what I feel, Add me to Joe’s for Gary.
      About twenty years ago, I lost 3 best friends within 3 years, and miss them to this day.

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  8. bcsurvivor2 says:

    add my prayers to everyone needing some grace in their lives.

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  9. Grace, peace and answered prayer to all who are in need…

    My dog, who doctors pulled out 3 liters of fluid from his lungs a few weeks ago has been acting like nothing has EVER been out of order. Go figer…! :). Thank you, Lord, that apparently it is not his time yet. Thanks to everybody who prayed on his behalf.

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  10. bcsurvivor2 says:

    I feel kinda silly asking for prayers for my husband given the much more immediate needs mentioned above.
    But here goes.
    My husband is the absolute best spouse evah! Dad too, step dad also. He is extremely generous with his time and money when a friend or son/sons need a little help. His mom and dad are also included in his helping them with every little need. Just an all around great man.
    I love him dearly.
    He typically works from 6:30am and doesn’t make it home before 8pm or 9pm. He is a 3rd party logistics warehouse manager. The company ships out millions and millions of product every month. It’s getting bigger every month. Right now they are at 10+ million. The stress is becoming unbearable. AND the company is expanding AGAIN. While that is great news, I’m worried about him.
    I humbly ask for prayers that somehow there can be a better balance in his responsibilities and his down time. Prayers for the company to hire people that will step up and do their job so my husband can do his. Also to upgrade their software system to make expediting shipping in a more timely manner. And any thing else you can think of… 😉
    Thanks all
    you are the best.
    peace
    Eve

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  11. justfactsplz says:

    We looked at eight homes today. Gary and I made an offer on a lovely little house in a small settlement by the name of Astor, Fl. There was another older couple looking at this home just before us and we waited a long time for them to finish so we could see it I hope they didn’t put an offer in too and it be bigger than ours. it is perfect for the two of us.

    G. insisted on going with us and all day complained about every house if it didn’t have a private bathroom for HER. Tomorrow is the day. We have to confront her yet once again and get it through to her that she is not moving with us and she needs to make arrangements for herself. The engineer still hasn’t heard about her land. The Holy Spirit has impressed upon me that I cannot help G. Her outlook on God is getting worse by the day. She is so angry.

    I feel like peace is coming and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Praying.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Praying with you, justfacts. I have had people like G. in my life. It is very sad but you’ve done all you could do.

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    • Sharon says:

      “We have to confront her yet once again and get it through to her….”

      No. You don’t.

      Sometimes it helps to think in terms of informing such a person rather than “confronting” them. Inform her of your plans and then make choices going forward that reflect the information you give her today.

      You do not need her permission, either directly or indirectly.

      The language is, “You will not be able to live with us any longer.”

      Endless discussions just wear you out and don’t change her perspective. There is no reason to participate in them.

      She probably doesn’t believe you because of past patterns so don’t waste energy trying to persuade her. Inform her of your decision and then make choices that reflect the decision.

      It costs her far less, energy-wise, to keep on behaving the way she has than it costs you and Gary to let her. She has momentum going for her – and I don’t say that lightly. I have dealt, more than once, with a family member with those behaviors and skillsets.

      Trying to avoid the blowup and the final battle is a waste of time and energy. You are not responsible for her condition or her responses to reality.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Praying everything falls in place for you and Gary, Justfactsplz. We all are 100% behind you. You and Gary are covered in love and prayers.
      G is covered in prayer, too, for different reasons.
      We all love you–

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  12. justfactsplz says:

    Ad rem, Ma”iingankwe asked me to tell you she is trying hard to post here but it isn’t going through and she keeps getting knocked off of the website. She has tried everything to clear things up on her end. She wants to pray for others so I will fill her in on what she may have missed.

    She was real sick for a few days from the last round of chemo but was some better today. Maybe you could drop her an email with suggestions on how to get back on CTH. She is having trouble on all threads.
    Thanks.

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    Back in the day, fasting and prayer in my family and we used this scripture:

    Matthew 18:20 King James Version (KJV)
    20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    Ma”iingankwe, we gather for you.

    Lord, your word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles. Today I claim those promises over Ma”iingankwe. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of Ma”iingankwe.

    Please reach down and surround her with peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible in you. Protect her and let her miraculous healing begin.

    Amen.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    We received a prayer request in the email for Sandy….she is on a ventilator and is expected to pass away.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Lord I pray for Sandy that you would watch over her and keep her close to you. I pray she knows you dear Lord. I pray if it is not Sandy’s time that you would help bring her off of the ventilator. I ask this is Jesus mighty name.

      Amen.

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  15. justfactsplz says:

    I am asking for prayer for my nephew, Mark, and his wife, Gwen. Gwen is only 37 years old. She had a massive heart attack last week and was airlifted to a hospital. She needed open heart surgery but they said her veins were too small and they couldn’t do it. She just had another massive heart attack and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. This time it took 1

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  16. justfactsplz says:

    Sorry that posted too soon. It took 15 minutes to revive her and she is on life support. If she is not brain dead they will try to put in stents next week. It doesn’t look good at all. She and Mark are Christians. Mark is taking this so very hard. They have only been married a few years. My sister lost his brother a few years ago so my family has really been through the ringer. My sister is not well so please remember her, Rita, in your prayers.

    I will write later about G. and the new house. Thank you to all who have been praying about it and to you, Sharon, for such wise advice as usual. Love you guys.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Oh justfacts, that is awful. I prayed that the Lord would keep Gwen alive & that the doctors would be able to put in the stents for her. I also prayed that He would comfort Mark & get him through this.

      I will keep Rita in my prayers as well. God bless.

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    • The Defiant One says:

      Justfacts, my prayer are for you, Rita, Mark and Gwen, and I’ll say a prayer hoping that Gwen makes it through! And I’ll also say a prayer for your sister Rita!

      Stay strong and don’t give up hope!

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      So sorry to hear that. Praying……for Mark, Gwen and Rita.

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    • @justfactplz, I have not been on the prayer request thread for some time, but I have been keeping you, Gary and G in my prayers.

      I’ve added Gwen, Mark and your sister Rita to my prayer list as well.

      God bless you all.

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  17. maiingankwe says:

    Oh my goodness, I have no idea what is going on with my phone and CTH. However, I can happily say when I clicked on my CTH bar it came directly to the Prayer Thread, which it has never ever done before. If I ever do want to come to this thread, I have to scroll to the bottom of the CTH page and click a button where it will come up. It will change the whole format and make everything so small. I have no idea how to change it back either. It just does after a few days. Otherwise, I would never see the candle on the right-hand side.

    I know I do have a computer virus with this site, and I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix it. It doesn’t matter if I go to the advance button to clear my history or cache and shut off phone to reboot. Every time I come back I either get kicked out with a stupid I’ve won something from amazon or it goes blank with a message the website is down even though the site comes back up pretty quickly. If I want to watch a video clip shared by Sundance it may take five or six times of it automatically shutting down and having to get back in, which is ever so frustrating.

    A few days ago, I was finally able to make a comment. After, I went directly to see if I had any messages from anyone and the moment I did it had shut down and kicked me out of the site and WordPress. I have to sign in every time I want to make a comment on WordPress and here at CTH, which gets frustrating too, especially if I have a lot to share or comment on.

    So I’ve been able to lurk on the regular threads, I have just been blocked from coming here is all. Thankfully, we have a fabulous Warrior here who has kept me up to date with who has asked for prayers. Thank you Warrior Lady, you so rock! (Justfactsplz)

    I though I was doing really well after this 4th chemo and then it hit me on my bum and had me out for more than a few days of a lot of pain and nausea.

    My husband and daughter, Dokme are in Colorado on our vacation, so I have someone staying with me to help with meals and pups. She is young at 24, but very mature for her age. She’s been a real God send and I’m more than thankful. She’s my friend’s younger sister. Our whole family is grateful. It’s been a rough road this past week.

    I just got another call that my white blood cell count is low at 1,000. I don’t have to take antibiotics this time. They just asked that I stay home and have people around me wash their hands a lot. Nothing to really worry about.

    I do have bad news to share. My four rounds of A&C is done and they did an ultrasound to see if there has been any shrinkage. I went and did this Wednesday. I am sorry to say there has been no change whatsoever. None.

    Yesterday, when I went to give blood to test white blood cells, I came in with a list of ten questions for the doctor. The nurse was able to answer four of them. I got a call to answer two more today, and the rest will be answered when I get my new round of chemo treatments this coming Thursday.

    I will be doing Taxol for the next twelve weeks and perjeta and Herceptin for 52 weeks. In two months rather than the previously planned four, I will be doing another ultrasound. Hopefully, this next time we will see actual shrinkage.

    I really did think the tumors were shrinking. Both my doctor and her Nurse Practitioner told me they have gotten softer and both say this to this day (Part of one of my questions).

    I’m just really sad is all. I’ve been fighting the best I know how. My husband calls me his Little Warrior and Super Trooper because of my behavior with all of this. Somehow I feel as if I’ve let everyone down even though this isn’t realistic. Also a lot of people have been dying of cancer around me, and I don’t want to join them. There I’ve said it. It wasn’t easy and I’ve got ugly face tears. Okay, I’m better now. I took a few minutes to just let it out.

    It’s hard being upbeat all of the time, especially when you’re hit with the unexpected. I know, I can hear some of you asking, but it isn’t growing either, that’s good right? Yes, yes it is good news. I was just thinking different is all. When the docs told me softer, I just assumed they were shrinking. Now I’ve learned my lesson to never ever assume with cancer. It’s a nasty bwitch.

    I’ve had a lot of rough and tumbles in my life, but I have always been surrounded by the best of friends and some of family. My life is good right now, minus this battle. I don’t and won’t give up. There is no giving up in my body or mind. It’s not a part of me and never has and never will. It’s just hard sometimes is all. I know hard times, I’ve had to fight for everything I have. Heck, even my pregnancy and birth was a rough fight, but I got a beautiful Angel Girl out of it all. I know I’m going to be one of those ladies sitting in the office with short hair getting tested to see if I’m still in remission. I know I’m going to be one of those ladies and my hair will grow longer each and every day. I will have the best hair cuts just because I have a magician for my hairstylist and friend.

    I do have good news. I now have 21 pots of beautiful flowers all on my deck. Most of the pots are large with four different flower sets in them. I have one small one and the rest have two, but most have three or four flowers in a pot. I also have one of basil, chives and dill. Yum! If any of you want, I will take some pictures and show the beauty of my new deck. I also have a big umbrella and table and chairs! I have a place to sit and enjoy all of them. I spent this morning getting them all out of the house and just sitting with them. It was so nice.

    Our temps have been going below 50F, so we have to lug them all in and then back out in the am. It’s quite the chore, but so worth it and I don’t want to lose one little flower. I have also been covering the peas, carrots and tomatoes. I figure if I can see my breath at night, I should cover in case. I’m sure I don’t need to, but I don’t want to take any chances.

    My Dahlia is my favorite right now. I should write down all of the names and share them next time. I have one that I can only get at one greenhouse. One of their horticulturist came up with the most beautiful flower ever. They don’t sell the seeds, so I have to tighten my belt and buy them. They come in pinks, purples, orange, yellow and white and purple and I think white and pink. Now this one I will have to beg our Ad rem I to sharing a picture of. They close at night, so I will have to take one in the morning. If you want to see one of the most beautiful flowers ever, please let Ad rem know what a beautiful spirit she is and how much we appreciate all of her hard work for all of us every day. Thank you Ad rem, you’re the absolute best in my eyes.

    And with that, I’m going to let you all go for now. God Bless all of you.
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Ad rem says:

      Ma’….you made it….well, at least as far as the spam bin. But that’s a start. You have be missed by so many…… 😀

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    • Ad rem says:

      Ma’….I found this that may help you. Someone wrote us about a month ago asking if we had a special TreeHouse APP he could use to make reading us on his iPad or cell phone easier. Well…

      Good news! Upon doing a little research, I found just what we need in the Apple App Store….and it’s FREE!

      Go to the App store and search under “WordPress”. Its the first app to come up — by a company called “Automattic”. (“Automattic” is WordPress’ parent company.) Download it. Open and login. Tap the “reader” selection along the bottom. Then go to the manage page and type in “theconservativetreehouse.com”. That’s it!

      You can then read articles from LastRefuge either on iPad or iPhone. If you press the post window for 3 seconds, that overview window closes. And the format fits the screen nicely. Comments open in a new window so there is plenty of room to read and post responses. NO ADS EITHER! I imagine they probably have an APP that also works for other brands of phones as well. .Anyhoo….I think this might get rid of whatever has infected your device…..fingers crossed!

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I so love you. I’m going there right now to try it. I will let you know how it goes. You’ve just made my day! Thank you and yes, my fingers are crossed too!

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I went to the App Store right away and I checked every single app and nothing came up under the name you gave me. I put it in front of the word, ‘Wordpress’, and after to try both ways to no avail. I would’ve written sooner, but I had fallen asleep with my head down hurting my neck and just went directly to bed. I did check through hundreds of them though. The whole dang page.

        I’ve had some rough days since then, but I’m just tired right now is all. It seems like I can read the articles, some of the comments and I’m just tired after that. Sometimes I can get a word in and then when I want to come here, I’m wiped out.

        Our power went off for a few minutes and ever since then I’ve been able to post without a problem except for hitting the bin here, which is a-okay with me. I know you will find me and dust me off to post.

        I have taken a picture of your helpful post and will try some more later. Thank you for finding it, now I just have to. Crazy weird though isn’t it? It’s the first to come up for you and I get nothing? Doesn’t make any sense to me. I must’ve ticked off some gremlins somewhere.

        Thank you for all of your help and know these words are unable to hold the amount of thanks I have in my heart.
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • Prayers going up for you Ma’iingankwe. I will keep you in my daily prayers. God bless you.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Ma’ii, we have indeed missed you. I pray for you & your husband & Dokme every day. I know it’s discouraging to hear there hasn’t been any shrinking of the tumors yet, but please don’t ever feel like you’re letting anyone down. It is the Lord Who is in control of this, as He is with all things. You have only to trust in Him.

      You have an indomitable spirit that will carry you through this as it has all those other times in your life. May God keep you & bless you.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        You’re right Joe, it’s all in God’s hands. I gave it all up to him at the beginning. I just have to remember that is all. 😁

        I’m sorry you’ve missed me, but it did feel really good to hear it too.

        Tomorrow (Thursday), I start my new chemo meds, so please cross your fingers for me. It’s so hard to walk through those doors, but I know it is what is helping in the end.

        Hey, did you know mosquitoes don’t want to bite me and suck my blood? It’s poisonous to them! Ha ha ha! I’m serious! Most will come and right before they land, they fly away. At least that is one good side effect. It might be the only one but I will take it. We have 32 different species of those nasties in our state, and they’ve been known to literally drive people crazy.

        Hope all is well with your Dad and he’s had time to heal. Hoping all of your family and you are doing great.
        Stay smiling and be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I am so happy to hear about your beautiful flowers. I knew there might be some purple in there just for you. And you are really going to enjoy that table ad chairs. The fresh air will be so good for you.

      While it may be disappointing for you it is still very early in your treatments for the tumors to show shrinkage. If you get a little down that’s a perfectly normal reaction. Any time you need to vent just drop me a line or even if you are bored.

      Be well and keep smiling and dancing.

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Yay!!! You are back Ma’iigankwe…
      I really missed you.
      A bigly YES! I would love to see pictures of your flowers. I love my garden, although it is very tiny. My Bougainvilleas are the talk of the neighborhood when they are in bloom. I have yellow and sunset colored ones. I also grow basil and rosemary, yum indeed. We are trying hops this year for my hubby’s home brewed beer. Hops are a vine that grows like mad. The flowers are very pretty.

      Anyhow, sorry the chemo has been so harsh. I have researched your next round of chemos. Most ladies do very well with it. Not gonna say great but very well. I pray you’re in the great category.
      The “ugly face crying” actually made me chuckle…my brother used to say that to me. Get as ugly faced as you need too. Crying isn’t a weakness, it is cleansing. Let those emotions out. And then go kick cancers butt!

      I just got really po’d when my BC kept coming back. Sigh. I’d check for lumps after extensive surgery and dang after 9 months another one cropped up. Crap! Back to my surgeon. The last time,18 months ago, my surgeon suggested radiation. I said no! Just cut ’em off. That seemed to do the trick. Still AOK and no drugs at all.Again so happy you can post again.
      Prayers for you and your family. Warrior INDEED.
      Peace,
      Eve

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  18. justfactsplz says:

    Just a little update. Gary’s friend, Donny went home from the hospital this morning. That was good news for a change.

    My nephew, Mark called me this morning and talked a couple of hours. He is holding up well under the circumstances and has faith. Gwen is in a hospital in St. Louis. They have very renowned heart specialists there so she is in good hands. They are still trying to wake her up slowly from the induced coma to see if she is brain dead. If not she will be having a very delicate surgery. They can’t put stents into her tiny arteries. They already put a pacemaker in. They are going to try to put a pump in behind her heart to help it pump. Mark said he told her parents if she was brain dead he would not let her live like a vegetable. He is facing a lot and they are young with a whole lot of life to live. I pray for a miracle.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Glad to hear about Donny, justfacts. Am praying too for a miracle for Mark & Gwen. That’s an unthinkable position for him to be in.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        It is a terrible position to be in for sure. He and I talked about how we didn’t know how people made it through such tough ties if they didn’t know the Lord. No hope I would imagine.

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Great news about Donny.
      Praying for Gwen, wow so sad. Hopefully she will surprise everyone. So tough for Mark too. Thankfully she is in a fabulous hospital. Prayers for everyone.
      peace,
      eve

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” ~ Isaiah 40:29

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1

    “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.” ~ Psalm 28:7-8

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  20. Ad rem says:

    Prayer request from our email:

    Pray for my niece Carla who is going through a spiritual upheaval that is nearing a breaking point.

    Helen.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      This kind of request always leaves me with a heavy heart and I feel the weight of the importance of this kind of request until I pray. I prayed against the dark principalities and all matter of spiritual warfare. I prayed for the Holy Spirit to shine the light of the truth on Carla that she would see the warming forever love of Jesus Christ.

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  21. Ad rem says:

    Another email request for prayer:

    May I have some prayers for a friends daughter who is having thyroid cancer surgery today.
    Her name is Courtney.

    Many thanks,
    Annie

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Prayers were just sent up for Annie’s friend’s daughter. I prayed surgery went well and that they got all of the cancer. I also prayed for her recovery process.

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  22. justfactsplz says:

    Heaven is rejoicing tonight even those loved ones left behind grieve. Gwen died today. My sister called me from the nursing home. As soon as I hung up from her Mark called me from the hospital. They were going to give Gwen an artificial heart today but testing did prove she was brain dead. She had had another heart attack this morning and they say several strokes. Mark told them to pull the plug and she died two minutes later. Mark is standing strong for now because the Lord is propping him up. So sad. They were only married eight years. We talked a long time.

    I wanted to go to the funeral but I am still not walking well at all and don’t want to be a burden on other family members. Mark and I are very close and he understands. My sister wants to waith until after we move and then bring Gary and me up there in the fall if we can find someone to watch our zoo.

    Gary and I decided to pass on the little house. That area has problems with the water table and you have to have a grinder to break up sewage so it can travel to a plant. They had septic tanks come up out of the ground. We feard it might become a money pit.

    A lady called today interested in G’s land and the builder is also bringing corporate down on Wednesday to give final approval on her land.So maybe something big is about to happen there. I had the talk with G. and told her we were not taking her with us to live under one roof again. She has been on the phone for two days checking out facilities. Gary and her had a long talk (I was there) and cleared up a lot. They both still want to get the land with the two homes if her land sells. I don’t know how long Gary has and it would make him so happy to have a garden and cickens again. I want him and G. to have some kind of happiness. I an handle it as long as she is not living under my roof hoarding, and cursing and getting mad at life in general. I feel better having told G. I wasn’t gong to live in that turmoil anymore. Sharon was right about how to handle it. G. had had a fight with Gary over lunchmeant of all things. She started slamming doors and yelling and cursing at me the next morning about it. I told myself it’ s now or never so I told her what we had decided, no confrontation. She immediately stopped the ugly behavior towards us both. Still praying for where to live.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Justfacts, I’m crying reading this. What that poor girl must’ve endured. Every prayer for comfort for Mark & your whole family right now.

      Incidentally, I am glad you were able to tell G. what needed to be said. Praying the Lord will guide you & Gary on your next place to live.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Whew….I think you just finished the toughest leg of you climb right there. That must have been a massive relief just to lay your cards all on the table, and tell her what is and what isn’t gonna happen. Reality check……done!

      Now….we just get to praying for a fine home for you and Gary to call your own.

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Oh nooooo, I am so sorry to hear of Gwen’s passing.Praying for strength for everyone near to her.

      Good on you to finally put G in her place. What a relief it must be for you. Now that you changed the dynamic in the relationship, G will have to change also. Stand your ground. Been there done that. Amazing how just saying NO! I’m not playing that game anymore can bring such empowerment and joy back into your life.

      Here’s hoping now, that the negativity is gone, the perfect house will come your way and G’s land sells quickly.
      peace,
      Eve

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    • The Defiant One says:

      Justfactsplz,

      I’m so sorry for your loss of Gwen! My heart aches for you and Mark. I am without words at the moment, but you and Mark will be in my prayers!

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  23. SSI01 says:

    Just wanted to update folks here about what’s happening with our family. Last Sunday I had to go to the local ER to have a well-embedded tick removed from my back. The wife noticed it Sunday evening and we went straight to the ER with it. Several years ago her family lost an excellent man – in every respect – to a tick bite and she moved very quickly once that was plainly my case as well. I must have picked it up while doing one of my bike rides last week. The ER removed it. Today our PC physician said it appeared not to be a threat and after examining the site of the bite informed me the wound was clean and to just continue the course of antibiotics the hospital put me on. A word of caution – it is incredibly easy to pick up one of these things, you don’t have to be a woodsman to do that, in my case last week I wound up in a stand of overgrown weeds for a few moments, it may have happened then. In addition the bike path I use is overgrown in many places and could be better maintained. Could have picked him up there, too. If you are outside for any reason, near any growth, make sure you have someone in the house examine any part of your body you can not see plainly yourself. This one was on my back and I would never have seen it. Take them seriously.

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    • Trumpismine says:

      My condolences exactly! Put on anti-itch creme and after 3 showers and washing work clothes and scratching at the unseen foe they got me. Deep woods spray and fear of ticks and weeds and rain didn’t help. Be vigilant for sure but all Gods creature love you too.
      And smile😡

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Very good advice. A few years ago my husband was bit on his back by a Lonestar tick nymph. A couple of weeks later he was running a high fever. The hospital admitted him for overnight observation. By morning he was in intensive care. His heart was not beating correctly. By the next day he was on a ventilator. His platelets went crazy. He had sepsis. They had to put in a pacemaker. His liver enzymes went crazy. His kidneys went into failure and he was dialysis. For a month he was this way and they couldn’t find out what he had. None of their antibiotics worked.

      One day the doctor asked me if he could have been bitten by a tick. I said yes he was. They ran cultures and it came back the not to often heard of tick disease called ehrlichiosis. It attacks the organs and people die from it.

      My husband was on the ventilator for two months. The wonderful prayer warriors here prayed with me every step of the way. More than once I was told he wasn’t going to make it. He ended up having to go to a special hospital to get him off of the ventilator.

      So yes, everyone be very careful about ticks. I myself had Lyme Disease about ten years ago and I thought that was painful and made me so sick. It was nothing compared to the disease my husband contracted.

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      • Trumpismine says:

        God Bless you JUSTFACTSPLZ.
        Back in the mid 70’s our neighbor who was having numerous problems with her health like you might see in an older person and she was not quite 30. About 20 years later she was diagnosed with Lyme and she was a Hospice nurse.
        I love being outdoors and fishing and have been covered in ticks that still make my skin crawl. Chiggers got me this time. Praying for you and your husband

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Thank you for your prayers.

          My husband hunted and fished all of his life and would get covered with ticks with no problem. It just t takes one infected tick to wreak havoc.

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  24. Trumpismine says:

    Hello God lovers and prayer for you all. Last Wednesday I checked in and after all seemed to be ok at the homestead and getting my chores done here headed back to the camp to finish up my projects at the camp. I had high hopes to get it done but the weather got bad – like a ‘monSOON!
    My lovely 1st wife had to have a MRI on her left shoulder after 20/30 years of playing softball (think aggressive) with her younger sister.
    Bone spur in there and a few falls the last year on that arm tore up the soft tissue pretty bad in there so early this morning took required coffee and pain relievers and headed out to beat the flooded Portage river.
    Lord bless her she was glad to see me bring her lunch and a kiss and God edging me on. Grass cut my ,birdie friends fed and my soul relieved except for missing my prayer group, I wish Gods Blessing on you all!

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  25. Trumpismine says:

    I’ve been meaning to leave you all a note with a few things but after such a frightening day I urge you all to pray for our country and president. God help us

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  26. Anon says:

    Can you guys say a prayer for me? God knows me, even if you don’t.
    Blessings on all of you.

    Like

    • justfactsplz says:

      Father God, I lift up prayers for Anon that you bless him/her and answer my prayer on Anon’s behalf. You do know Anon and every need Anon has. I pray that you would take care of every need and that you would comfort, guide, and love Anon with your everlasting love. May your presence surround Anon. I ask this in your precious son Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  27. Lumina says:

    Prayer request for my niece. She posted a ” I just can’t take it anymore. I loved you guys.” on Facebook last night. I just heard back from her big bro who said their Mom talked to her, She is ok and it was something to do with her friends, boyfriend, and too much to drink. She also texted me a bit ago, ” Hi auntie. I’m ok, I’m sorry I scared you and everyone. Please know I love you and safe.”
    Also my daughter said she posted on Facebook that she had just left behavior health. I’m not sure what’s up or will I probably ever know, but prayers for her peace of mind. I texted her back, “Just know YOU are precious, beautiful & special and I am so proud of you & LOVE you…”

    She is my little bro’s daughter and she is 29 almost 30. My brother died in January of last year. So Father’s Day may be difficult for her & her siblings. I recently found a picture of my little bro at age 14. I was planning to text it to the 5 kids tomorrow, but maybe I’ll wait. His youngest boy looks like him in the pic. Maybe a couple prayers for him also. His Mom (exwife#2) died suddenly in 2016, he’ll be 21 this year.

    My little bro was the best Dad…

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Lumina, how frightening this is for family members I know. I prayed that God would surround your niece with his protection. I prayed he would guide her on the right path. It’s good that behavior health is involved. because usually people have the thoughts awhile before they verbalize them. Sometimes it is a cry out for help. I pray that it is just as she explained. Maybe she could use a new boyfriend and girlfriends? I asked God to guide her there too.

      Within the past year I had a granddaughter that was baker acted because she cut her chest with a knife and told authorities she meant to do it. No one would have ever thought this 16 year old could do such a thing. I had worried about her for some time as she was withdrawn and alone too much. Today she seems okay and laughs again. I thank God she is still here.

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  28. Bill Gavila says:

    I would like to request prayers for myself and my family. I go in for tests on Tuesday to see if I have cancer. Hopefully I do not, but if I do, I would like to have God bless those near to me with serenity to endure whatever trails they may face. I wouldn’t mind having some of that serenity myself, either.

    Thanks! May your prayers be returned with a hundredfold blessings to you!

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Prayers going up mightily for you .
      Been there done that. Be assured that you and your family has this. I cried once, after my biopsy, wasn’t even sure about the results. All the tests just got so overwhelming.

      But when cancer was finally confirmed I felt amazingly calm and at that moment I had something to sink my teeth into and FIGHT. I immersed myself into research into my cancer and was better able to be in control of my treatment. A boon to not being afraid.

      Having gone through the gauntlet brought my family and friends together into a big beautiful support group. Just so wonderful.

      Point is hang in there, take control and let the people in your life step up and let them love you.
      Praying for a great report. If not, praying harder.
      Keep in touch so we can support you, no matter your journey.
      peace,
      eve

      PS..almost 4 years out from original diagnoses, 2 years from time last tumor popped up. So far so good!

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    • Sharon says:

      The unknowns and related anticipation – yup, that’s difficult.

      What will tend to unfold among family members will have a familiarity about it: the strengths and weaknesses that have been part of your (and their) world will be apparent. Some parts of it will “fall into place” easier than anticipated. Some parts of it will be more difficult to process.

      Regardless of the details, each individual will find their way to keep moving through, regardless of the news you receive, regardless of the severity.

      A dear friend was so helpful to me when my husband was preparing to leave us due to liver cancer, and this friend repeatedly told me, “Sharon, there is no right or wrong about how you do this. None of your efforts or responses are wrong.”

      Two years after my husband died, almost to the week, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and was under treatment with chemo, surgery, radiation for 15 months. I found that the principles I had experienced and learned earlier stood me in good stead also for my own, successful journey.

      If you do receive a diagnosis of cancer, bear in mind that the highly motivated, highly trained medical professionals will control the conversation by default unless you speak up with plain questions and requests for plain answers. (To the extent that you want plain answers, of course – that varies a lot from one person to another) Just keep in mind that they will be choosing to tell you what they think you need to know and you will not yet be in a place to articulate what you WANT to know. You won’t be able to think of all the questions right away – of course not. But you will be able to formulate the questions with a little time.

      If there is a cancer diagnosis, may I suggest that it is not “your battle” – shoot, all I did while I was under treatment was show up on time for dozens and dozens and dozens of appointments. THEY are the ones waging the battle. THEY are the ones who have understanding as to how to go after this thing. My part was managing hydration and nutrition and personal care. I live alone so that was also about all I could manage.

      The unknowns and the anticipations within these next couple of days are uncomfortable.

      The resources that been helpful to you in times of crisis before will be helpful to you now as well.

      Some of these lines reflect my opinions – of course! 😉 so just sift and take what seems useful to you.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Bill, I pray to the Lord that there will be no cancer found. Whatever may happen, I pray for comfort & peace for you & your family through whatever is to come, that the Lord’s presence may guide you & be a continual source of hope. God bless.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Praying for you Bill.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Bill, I prayed that you might not have cancer. If it turns out that you do I prayed that God will be with you and your family through all of the ups and downs.

      I, like others here am a cancer survivor. I am a 13 year kidney cancer survivor. My diagnosis was a complete shock. I was having a CT scan for something else and they found my cancer. The ER doctor blurted out “you have kidney cancer”. I nearly fell off of the bed. They immediately rolled me over to MD Anderson Cancer Center and there I lay all night with my thoughts. My thoughts were all over the place until I prayed and asked God’s help. He never left my side from that moment on.

      When you feel serene, God will be there. When you feel stressed, God will be there. When you are strong and positive He’s there. When you feel down and afraid, He is right there beside you. Every step of the way on your journey, God will be right there beside you.

      I too found out that knowledge was empowering to me. It helped me make good decisions. I learned everything I could about kidney cancer.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Bill, Praying for you….that tomorrow testings will have good results.

      Keep us posted, if you can.
      May the Lord bless you this week.

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  29. maiingankwe says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve missed so many posts and feeling guilty of not putting prayers to those who have asked lately. Thankfully, our Creator is kind and has listened to all of my updates just now when I caught up with all of the new posts.

    In the evenings, when I rest my head from a long and difficult day, I have asked our Creator to include all of those I’ve missed. However, it makes it easier and the prayers more powerful I think to know what kind of prayers are needed though. And please know that even though my days have been hard lately, I’ve always had rays of sunshine too. 🌞

    I started three new chemo meds this past Thursday and was there for 7 hours. It’s a good thing I know how to entertain myself to make it go quicker. 🙃. The last half I also slept most of the time until they’d wake me up for one thing or another. To me, it went smoothly.

    It’s been a difficult weekend though. I’ve just gotten off the phone with one of the nurses and I’m supposed to go to the ER today. My husband worked last night and recently got home, so I need to wait until he wakes up and the nurse seemed fine about, especially when I explained I’ve gone this long already.

    They gave me a double dose of the perjeta and herceptin to start out with, so I’m sure that’s what may be the cause for my symptoms.

    I’m having a great deal of chest pain, but not labored breathing, so that’s good. It just hurts like heck is all. I’d love for someone to get the dang elephant off of my chest.

    I don’t have any appetite whatsoever. I’m just not hungry and that is not like me. I’ve had a few bites of chicken noodle soup and 1/2 of a 1/2 if a slice of pizza in three days. I know, I was just thinking this would pass like the last time. I promise to try and eat more soup. If it takes all day to reheat and eat a bowl I will. Thankfully, my husband has three days off to help me. He gave me a light massage on my shoulder this morning before he crashed.

    I’ve also been having a lot of stomach problems, which is a new one for me. No matter what I’ve eaten or not eaten I’ve been getting a lot of stomach pain. Thankfully, the nurse sent a script to soften stools thinking this may be the reason. This morning was pure hell trying to go. Sorry, TMI.

    I’ve also been having some bad headaches and feel like someone took a baseball bat to my body. It hurts all over. And my port hurts a great deal too. There, I think I got it all. Oh and my eyesight has decreased even more. Oh, and the tips of my fingers? Too hard to explain, but they don’t like to work as they should and they have pains going through too. Sometimes a bit of tingling and numbness as well. And my goodness, they look horrendous. So ugly. My poor, poor nails. I think when I feel better I will paint them a pretty color.

    Last, (I think) I thought I had broken my big toe. I had x-rays on Thursday cause I don’t know or why, the NP wanted to know for sure? It’s not like they can do much. Thankfully, I just stubbed it pretty bad. It took nine days before it started to feel better. I couldn’t cover it with a blanket until this morning. Still aches to walk and do stairs, but so dang happy and relieved it has calmed down a great deal. Amazing how a little thing like that could cause so much pain. Almost unbelievable. I was calling myself a big baby. I was. A big ole baby. 🙂

    I have been able to pop in to the regular threads here at CTH, but getting to this Prayer Thread is a lot more difficult, and that’s why I haven’t been here. Plus, I’ve been able to do 30 minutes or so, and I know coming here and even writing would take more than hour. I owe so many people thanks from the last time I posted, and I apologize for not responding. I am ever so sorry to those who took the time to write to me and it’s not right that I’m writing this first. I think that’s what kept me away for a bit to be honest. I just didn’t have the energy to write to everyone in return. Please good people, forgive me and know your posts and prayers mean the absolute world to me.

    I know some of you may brush it off and not think less because of the energy I’m trying to fight, but please know it has bothered me. A lot.

    Some parts of the day I can fit 15-20 minutes in an article, but not more than that. I don’t think I’ve spent close to an hour unless it was just reading what others may have said. It’s like I have a few good windows and that is it. My body is tiring out faster and quicker. Oh my gosh, and let’s just skip over about walking up or down the stairs.

    I will try harder and jump through the hoops to get here though. This is my favorite place on all of the web. 💕Hands down, guaranteed. All of you mean the world to me, and I always put all of you in my prayers every night. If there are special requests, I will say them throughout the day too. Otherwise, I make sure you’re all in there. I like doing that and I know our Creator likes hearing them as well.

    My cancer doctor was hoping I would have less problems this time round, and I was hoping and praying for that too. My fingers are crossed because they did give me double dosages of 2 out of 3 of the chemos. My body just isn’t used to the meds thy put in and I think my body is simply trying to fight it rather than work with it. It’s stubborn that way.

    Oh, I do have good news! Yay! My Uncle Brian gave me some Chaga. It grows on birch trees and have been used extensively by our Anishinabeg Tribe. He also told me it was pretty big in Russia.

    I put this in my juice every morning and evening. I put it through the coffee maker. Don’t laugh, but we’ve had this coffee maker for probably six years and I had no idea how to get it to work. My husband and I don’t drink coffee and we only have it for our family and guests. I had to have my friend’s Dad show us when he came over. It’s okay, I gave him a jar of pure, homemade honey. He seemed to be real happy. He’s always giving me something from the garden or what have you, so I felt so good to be able to give something he’d really like in return. It was like a “I gotcha moment!” I was so in that moment he’d barely gotten up our stairs when I thrust it into his hands. He thought I had needed help opening it. That’s how fast I had jumped him to help me. He got a good laugh when I explained that was his gift for coming over to help with the coffee machine. He also laughed when all he had to do was press one button. I wasn’t laughing though. I wanted to hit the darn thing.

    Please look up Chaga and check out all of the medicinal properties it has. It really is a gift from our Creator. My Uncle Brian told me the story of Chaga a few years ago, but I’m missing parts of it. I would love to share the story when I talk and ask him again. He is a great storyteller, one of the best. He puts you right there in the moment. Plus, I love our Anishinabeg stories and I have feeling many of you will too.

    I haven’t been able to take pictures of my beautiful flowers because we’ve had some ugh days. Rain and no sunshine. So when they start thriving again, I promise to send them to Ad rem to post for all of you.

    It’s amazing how the simple things in life can bring so much joy and I’ve found they are usually gifts from our Creator. So many things to be thankful for.

    Last, but not least, here is a belated, but warm and from the heart, Happy Fathers Day to all of you Dads’. You make our lives and family complete and ever so thankful for all that you do for us. Happy Fathers Day!
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Ad rem says:

      Ma’….so sorry, found your long comment in the bin. 😦

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      • maiingankwe says:

        You’re right, it was a bit long wasn’t it? I will try and do better next time.

        We got back from the ER about 1:30am. All is well. They did an EKG right away and had bumped me to the front of the line even though I had told them it was not necessary. They said it was protocol. Oh well, and they were busy. My nurse told me there were only 30 beds and had about 50 people in all.

        They had to give me the EKG in like a small waiting room. They did cover the windows and put a sheet on a long couch with no arms.

        They did x-rays, a cat scan, blood work and urine sample. They did the cat scan with the blue dye because of previous blood clots. The doctor said my numbers were good in April and I ended up having them anyways, so best to play it safe. Thankfully, no clots due to the meds I take everyday.

        The doctor said my chest pains are more than likely due to my new chemos. I guess I’m just the small percentage who gets this side effect. Oh well, it is what it is. At least I know now and can move on easier.

        My nurse had worked with pediatric cancer patients in Boston and said the ER here was a cake walk. I was ever so greatfull to have had her due to the care she took with my port and all of the preventions she put in place, so I wouldn’t get an infection through the port. It’s how a lot of cancer patients die, through infections.

        My nurse and I had a lot of fun and laughs. She said I was by far her funnest patient in a long time. She said us cancer patients are pretty tough and take things more in stride in the ER than other patients. She had used different words, but it meant the same.

        My only bad experience was when they had me laying flat for the cat scan. It causes a great deal of pain with my port. Of course, the tech had me all strapped in and we had to wait for the nurse since she wasn’t trained to go through a port. Thankfully, and there must’ve been an Angel, but it was my nurse who came in. She saw my face and the distress and said it was a good thing she had my pain meds in her pocket, which she gave me ASAP through my port.

        It took a bit for the pain to subside, but when it did, we were back to joking again in my ER room. It was weird though, here we both were having fun, bu the moment she saw my distress, she was all business and she let me take my time to get back to the joking. I gave her a lot of respect for that. Yuuge kudos to her and her professionalism.

        Thank you all for understanding with me not being able to reply to all of the beautiful spirits here. And thank you for keeping me in your prayers.
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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        • Ad rem says:

          Eeks! Ma’, I didn’t mean “long’ comment as a criticism. The only problem with a really long comment is… the longer your comment, the greater your chances are that you’ll inadvertently use a word that’s on the banned list, and accidentally get sent to trash. I worry for you!

          I get really busy, and sometimes I don’t “think through” all the different ways the stuff I write can be interpreted. My bad. 😦

          Ma’…I’m so glad you’ve found a wonderful nurse that you feel comfortable and at ease with. Personal relations mean everything when you have to rely on others in a stressful situation. Another huge relief….there are NO blood clots in your lungs.

          With love and (((hugs)))….”Puddy”.

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          • bcsurvivor2 says:

            oh boy Puddy,
            I do the same thing.

            I’ll post something that was supposed to be helpful and then i realize ooops, should’ve re-read that.
            You are the best!,
            Eve

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          • maiingankwe says:

            Oh that’s okay, every time Sundance puts up the rules for us to review I can’t help but cringe when he tells us to make them short and sweet. It’s a talent I’ve never had, but try and work on in the other threads. I’ve gotten better there though! On the other threads. 😁

            The great nurse was in the ER, so she was only my nurse for the night. My chemo nurse is so young and wet behind the ears, however, she knows her job and does it well. Very well. I do love to tease her though and she never knows what I’m going to say next.

            I did explain to her that by the time I’m done with chemo next year, I will have her up and ready to face the world with comebacks. She’s trying to figure out how I easily I can turn the tables on her. She always thinks she has me, and then realizes we are all laughing her way. It frustrates the heck out of her.

            When I have more time and feeling better I will tell a few short stories about our Ellen. Let’s just say she is looking forward to next year and being far better at comebacks and turning the tables on her opponents.

            I always and I mean always let everyone in the room know how much I care about her and her exemplary work ethic and skills. So she does get that. I know she likes hearing it too amongst her peers cause of that little smile she gives that she thinks no one can see. She also knows I would protect her in a heartbeat.

            So yes, I have an excellent nurse. Very smart, just not street smart and quite gullible, which just makes her sweet.

            Have an awesome day and thank you for clearing that bit up. I know you have hands full and appreciate everything you do. I also didn’t take it as you being upset with me either. Just a friendly reminder is how I took it, especially with my long winded self. All is good. Life is beautiful!
            Be well and stay smiling,
            Ma’iingankwe

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Hi Ma’iingankwe,
      So nice to hear from you.
      So sorry the new chemo is rough. Hopefully the next lessor round will be easier.
      I am really interested in your tribe’s stories. I wish I could move to Alaska. Such a beautiful state, i’m afraid I am just too old at this point. Takes a lot of mettle to live and flourish there.

      Please dont worry about keeping up with prayer requests, we KNOW you are there. As we are always thinking about you.
      I’m going to try and find your Chaga, every little bit helps.
      Peace,
      Eve

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Ma’ii, I’m sorry the last few days have been so hard. Everything you are going through now though cannot compare to the glory that is to come.

      I was watching a documentary called “Alone in the Wilderness” the other night, about a man who lived all by himself in the Alaskan wilderness for 30 years back in the 60’s. He even built his own log cabin. The landscape was just breathtaking to behold. I thought of you while I was watching it.

      Prayers of comfort & joy to you & your family as always. God bless.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Boozhoo! I am so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time. We are all praying for you. Please don’t feel bad about not writing to each person. One post we can all read when you are able to do it is plenty. I know things are so hectic for me right now that I get behind on keeping up with people and I am counting on them to understand too.

      That is so fascinating about the Chaga. I love hearing about your heritage and tribe. Gary’s grandmother knew a lot about nature’s gifts from the Creator. and their medicinal purposes.

      Do your cancer doctors and nurses know you had blood clots in your lungs? If not you might want to let them know. Shortness of breath and chest pain can come from having them. Of course it may just be side affects of that strong chemio cocktail you got this week. It sounds very potent.

      You take care. Know you are thought of, prayed for, and loved dearly.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Still praying for you….

      No need to respond back individually-we know you like doing that because you have a very big thoughtful heart. But we also know you are now focusing on preserving your energy to fight your cancer. That part is very important.

      If you ever feel the need to update but have low energy, a simple sentence is still good, letting us know you’re still “kicking” and your week was ‘good’, ‘so-so’ or ‘bad’….then we will pray/praise accordingly. So happy to hear you connecting with other people there. and I looked up Chaga-very interesting and will look more into it.

      Take care– May the Lord bless you this week.

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  30. mariegrace says:

    Good Morning everyone, I must say I know God is able, I know God is faithful and merciful. However, I am asking for prayers . Everything just seem to be going wrong. Everywhere I turn there is a roadblock. I can’t find a job, I have tried and I will keep trying , but every door just keep slamming on me. I really trust the Lord, but sometimes I just cry out to God for mercy. I really need your prayers that I will get a breakthrough. I really need it. thank you.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      God is indeed working in your life mariegrace. He is closing all of the wrong doors. Keep the faith and He will open the right door to the right job for you. Do not give up. Trust Him I sent prayers up for you..

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      • mariegrace says:

        Thank you so much for that comforting word JustfactsPlz. I really appreciate it. God bless you and family. You will always be in my prayers also.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Praying you will find the right job at the right time..and very soon.
      The Lord knows what you need, and He is there for you. Praise The Lord.
      Praying for you…

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Hi mariegrace. I was in a very similar situation a few years ago. Everything I applied for went unanswered or outright rejected. It seemed like there just wasn’t anything for me. Fortunately God knew what I did not—that there was a job waiting for me, I just wasn’t ready for it. He used the time it took me to get right with Him to knock out all the things that weren’t right for me. Then when the time came, He lead me to the job He had chosen for me.

      Prayers that the Lord will lead you to the right job for you, too. God bless.

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      • mariegrace says:

        Thank you Joe . you are so right. We just have to believe that he will provide the right opportunity. Someone once said thank God for unanswered prayers. But you know it is the “waiting” that trips us up sometimes. But I remember the verse “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength”. God bless you. Treepers we are the best.

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  31. Ad rem says:

    We have an email request for prayer from Ruth A…..

    My lovely sweet, 10 year old granddaughter Gia has suffered seizures since she was 3 and they are still on going. I take turns to sleep with her to help my daughter and son in law get sleep. Gia seizes about 10 times during the night sometimes quite violently and can fall off the bed. Whoever sleeps with her cannot sleep as the seizures come usually just as we are about to fall asleep. The parents have tried many different methods to help Gia with medications and natural remedies, healers, body workers, infrared lamps etc; she does not go to school, but has to have tutors. Her life is mainly running from one doctor to another.

    Since I have slept next to her, I have noticed that Gia is an open book to possession by more than one type of entity. I have seen them walk in to her and I have seen them around her at night. I have not been able to use my own power to stop this.I know what possession is as I had a time of that when my Kundalini was activated. This is possession, but the healer who should have been able to cure it has not been able to help. We are all getting exhausted.

    I am asking for the help of Jesus and the Arch Angels in guarding Gia and helping all of us heal; her porous shields do not keep these creatures out of her mind and body. When she is herself she is sweet and innocent. When these things take over, she is a monster who swears and bites and resists all efforts to improve her health. We live in California near San Francisco.

    Bless you for any help you can give. Ruth

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    • justfactsplz says:

      This is a dire situation that Ruth A. and the family is in. The Bible talks about demons causing seizures. The disciples came to Jesus and asked why they could not cast them out. Jesus answered that it required both prayer and fasting. Jesus then cast them out of the child.

      I have had some experience in these evil creatures. The grandmother and the whole family need to be saved and believe in Jesus. Jesus left believers with the Holy Spirit to help us. We have power in Jesus name. One must have faith in that and strongly use Jesus name when you COMMAND the demons leave. The family cannot leave any open doors for the demons to enter. No dabbling in the occult or any other way to get rid of the demons. There are people usually in a Pentecostal church who have a spiritual gift of casting out demons. One must be careful because there is fraud even in that. Choose carefully. The family needs to put on the full armor of God as told in Ephesians.

      I hope this helps and I will be praying for little Ruth that God will send his waring angels to do battle on her behalf with the demons. To attack an innocent child like this shows just how real and despicable our enemy rerally is.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We have encountered Satanic presences, too, and I feel for this family.
      Praying with Justfactsplz.

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  32. justfactsplz says:

    l am asking for prayer. Gary and put an offer in on a little home yesterday. We are the second or back up offer on it. It has only been on the market two days. We have no idea if our offer is higher than the other people.

    The situation with G’s land is bleak. There is an offer but it involves a down payment with a balloon payment in two years. She is looking into low income senior apartments. Thank you Jesus. We need to be on our own, just the two of us.

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