Prayer Requests – 9

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

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  1. Bull Durham says:

    A dear friend of my daughter, a wonderful woman, professional physical therapist for seniors, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She didicated her life to helping others.

    We are praying it is Stage 1 and minimal for her. She is a wonderful woman.

    Please add your prayers for Jill.

    Thank you.

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    • Ad rem says:

      I’m praying for your daughter’s friend and your daughter Bull. Let us know when you have more information as to her full condition.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Praying for your family, daughter and her friend. My sister had BC. It’s amazing what they can do now. Blessings to you all.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I just sent up a prayer for Jill, Bull.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        Thank you.
        Today, Tuesday, Feb. 7, she gets the oncologist’s eval.
        Please pray for good news for a prognosis of minimal impact on her.

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        • Bull Durham says:

          Here’s my daughter’s email on the doctor visit Jill had with my daughter in support.

          Hi Dad,
          We met with the surgeon today and they are going to schedule a lumpectomy soon(no date yet). At that time they will officially stage the cancer and take lymph node samples. As of now the ultrasound did not show any lymph node involvement. Thank GOD! The surgeon thinks it’s about a stage 1 or possibly 2? After lumpectomy it will be definitive . All in all , it was pretty much the best news we could have hoped for. He said if all goes as planned and there isn’t any big surprise during surgery she will have radiation after she heals from the surgery . She will meet with the oncologist after surgery.
          Thank you for the prayers . They work!!!!!

          So. Prayers work. We thank you and please keep her in mind.

          CTH is so special. What a blessing to have this support.

          Thanks.

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          • LBB says:

            This is great news and prayers answered. Same conversation my Mom got 7 yrs ago. ALL of it . Took 5yr pill (forget name of it) afterwards and has clean bill of health still today.
            Will pray for no surprises and for the Lord to give everyone involved the needed strength through each step & recovery.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Prayer does work. This is an encouraging prognosis. I lost a kidney to cancer in 2005. It was stage 2 cancer and I am doing just fine and cancer free 12 years later. I will say more prayers for Jill as she goes through surgery and treatment.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          I will pray specifically that Jill will get good news on her prognosis. Treatment from what I understand has come a long way in the last couple of years.

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    • Sis-in-law on tail end of BC treatment. It was very early for her and seemed quite “easy”, considering the possibilities. She has radically changed how she eats, her outlook on life, is exercising (first time in her life), etc. It has been rather life-changing and her attitude is outstanding. I will pray for Jill that this will have been caught very early for her too!

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      • Bull Durham says:

        Thank you all for your prayers for Jill.
        May God Bless you all.

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        • Bull Durham says:

          We have a date for Jill’s surgery. Feb. 24th. So, please focus on that date and outcome in your prayers for her.

          Very grateful to CTH and this prayer thread. Thanks to all.

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          • Ad rem says:

            Been off with the flu for this past week, but I’ve caught up with your comments and I’m so happy for the results you’ve been given so far. Marking the date (2/24) on the Tree House calendar….and will continue with our prayers.

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            • Bull Durham says:

              Really do appreciate your prayers. Thanks.

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            • Bull Durham says:

              Well, not good news. Stage 2.

              Here’s my daughter’s email.
              Hi Dad,
              We did not get the news we had hoped for today.
              It is stage 2 and it was is in lymph node . She has the referral to the oncologist and the lab results of the tumor and margins should be back by Wed. Definitely needs chemo because it’s in the lymph node.

              The Dr said the best thing to do is stay positive because that greatly influences the outcome .
              Keep praying for her please.

              So, if all will keep praying. It’s in the Lord’s hands.

              Thanks so much.

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              • Ad rem says:

                Thanks for the update Bull. The prayers will keep coming…..

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                • Bull Durham says:

                  Latest update on Jill. Not good. They will be doing a double mastectomy and lymphectomy. She’s in good spirits. My daughter located a great woman plastic surgeon for the reconstruction phase for her. She’s got good doctors. But the battle is on.

                  We need her and her family kept in your prayers. It is deeply appreciated.

                  Thanks to all at CTH.

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                  • Ad rem says:

                    All of you are being kept in my prayers Bull. The prayer warriors at CTH are battle tested and more than eager to re-engage.
                    Could you repost this at the bottom of the thread? I want as many people as possible to see this and lend their assistance to Jill.

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              • ZurichMike says:

                I am late to this thread. Adding my prayers to all others here.

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          • Sha says:

            Bull Durham I will be praying for Jill .

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    • Faraway says:

      Dear, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer half year ago at faraway land. I came upon the prayer of “open tread” prayed as a none believer as anyone would do if faced with that. Believe in miracles only Jesus son of god can give. I believe now in Jesus my lord, after couple of month of tests and lap works the word of Jesus send to me from all doctors and hospitals labs, you don’t have cancer. Nothing and they don’t understand why.
      Every day I wake up first thing I reside the Lord’s Prayer I’m so thankful to have found SD to guide me.
      I believe and I’m sure it is a miracle in some way, tell your friend to pray, and believe
      Thank you

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    • will pray for both, BD. Sis in law and a dear friend have come thru Stage 1 and Stage 2 and both are thriving. I hope there is an excellent outcome for Jill too!

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  2. G-d&Country says:

    Hello fellow Treepers. I am going to try and not post at all until next weekend, except one post on Cursday (let’s see how good I am) :-). I have been reading and posting way too much, and have become lazy, not copying out, changing font, and enlarging everything I want to read and reply to. This has caused my vision to become awful, and put too much of a strain on my eyes. I have a follow-up with an auto-immune eye specialist on Friday, and do not want this strain to mess up his examination. So everyone have a great week, prayers for all my Treeper friends, and I’ll be back!

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  3. justfactsplz says:

    Our situation with G. has no immediate answers. In my state if you receive mail some place you legally live there and cannot be evicted. There was a blow up between G. and Gary yesterday and one between G. and me yesterday and today. She says she won’t move until her land sells. She has been trying to sell it for fourteen years. There is an evil force at work in her, I can see it.

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  4. Good morning friends. Dear, long-time friends of our dear friends got a call over the weekend that one of their two college-age son’s took some sort of fall down stairs; later that night went to sleep and never woke up. Apparently nobody, the boy or his friends, thought about the ramifications of a concussion and that hospital observation would have been key. Oh, the what if’s….. my heart aches for all of them.

    Thank you for your prayers!

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    • LBB says:

      Cinderella, I just need to be clear if “never woke up” means he died vs being in a coma.
      My heart aches for all of you too. I once had to have my son call me every couple of hours after a fall and concussion at work. He lived alone and out of state. I pray all who have seen this message take it also as a gentle reminder.

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      • Yes, thank you for asking. Friday, he was at a frat party and fell down some basement stairs according to news reports. After that the details are still very sketchy but at some point he went to bed and from what I was told, died in his sleep. He was pronounced dead on Saturday at the hospital. The fraternity has been suspended in operations and there are questions as to why nobody called 911 for 12 hours. The whole thing is so sad… I don’t know what was going on at that frat house. It could’ve been all above board and this could be just a severe case of bad judgment. It could be opposite end of spectrum too. Either way, devasted parents, family, students and community.

        So scary about your son. I trust it all was fine in the end. People nowadays see definitely becoming more aware not to mess with concussions.

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        • LBB says:

          Very tragic for this young man.

          All was fine with my son. I told him to watch for possible savant qualities afterwards. Sent him an article about some who suddenly can do things they couldn’t before. Just part of my warped (at times) sense of humor.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I just said a prayer for God’s comfort for this grieving family in the unexpected loss of their son.

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    • Sha says:

      I am so sorry for your friends loss ……. I have a hard time finding the right words when something so horrible happens except that I will be thinking about and praying for this family.

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      • i know what you mean. Whenever I ask my dear friend how HER friends are (for it is they who suffered the loss and we know them thru this other couple) i feel so stupid…how can they be anything but devastated, horrified, angered, etc.? But my friend knows what I mean and that I care…

        Thank you for your prayers, Sha.

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  5. 7delta says:

    I’ve spoken of my dad several times in the comments about his prayers for this nation and her people…and his sense of humor. I got a call this morning from the Hospice nurse telling me I needed to contact my brother and come to the nursing home. My dad appears to be making his way home, but it’s hard to tell, since he’s done this before, then suddenly perked back up. My brother and I know that at his age of 89, one of these episodes will finally take him home.

    My dad is ready to go and has been probably since he accepted Jesus as his savior at age 9. The staff at the nursing home is emotional and heartbroken, he’s so loved. Of course, for us, we’re torn between letting him go, because it’s time, and our own desires, since his absence will leave such a huge hole in our lives. We have dwindled down to a small family and we’re all very close to our dad/grandfather. It’ll be difficult, but God knows what He’s doing.

    Dad perked up some this afternoon and drank some apple juice. My brother and I decided to go home to take care of the fur balls, then, unless something changed, we’d go back in the morning, since Dad was stable. I asked my father if he wanted me to spend the night. In a whisper he said, “I wouldn’t mind, if you did.” So, I’m going back as soon as I eat something.

    Please remember us in your prayers and that God’s Will is done. His Will is always perfect, but I’m not. Please pray I hold it together, if this time is my dad’s time…and that I will remember to praise God as my dad makes his journey home. I’ll be okay…I think. It’s that doubt that need to be removed.

    Thank you, Treepers. I have told my dad about you many times, often by screen name, because God dwells in this tree house. You all bring joy, comfort and truth. May God shower His best blessings upon you all.

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    • LBB says:

      Delta7. Many treepers will be with you, via Spirit, during your stay with your Father. God’s spirit will be with you both during this time.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, LBB. I need Jesus’s strong arms and your prayers.

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        • Buzzybee says:

          7delta, I’m unsure the time difference but hope you see this. My prayers are with you and with your dad. I’ve always believed that God prepares His people before he calls them home. God will comfort your dad possibly in ways you cannot see. As I’ve been praying for God to save my own dad, I’ve seen God work in ways I never would have thought. Anyway, prayers continue for you and for your dad also that the Lord will draw close to both of you.

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          • 7delta says:

            Thank you, Buzzybee. I just got home to shower after handing watch over to my brother. As soon as I’m presentable, I’ll go back. All of your prayers must be working. God hasn’t taken him home yet. Amazingly, he’s better. Still weak and sleepy, but more alert and taking fluids than yesterday morning. As I said above, he’s done this before, then rebounded, but yesterday did seem different. Hospice was right to call us.

            When I get back, I will tell my dad about yours and together, we’ll pray for God to knock down the final barriers in your dad’s heart. All things are possible through Jesus’ name.

            My dad is a minister. I usually say he’s retired, but in reality, ministers never retire. They just go into a different ministry. The nursing home staff tells me all the time that he’s still ministering, even when he’s unaware he’s doing it. Maybe God is waiting on us to pray for your dad. Every soul is precious and your dad’s is no exception. We’ll do our best.

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          • 7delta says:

            Buzzybee, I didn’t get to pray with my dad today due to constant traffic and an aunt and uncle that came to visit. I’ve prayed already for your dad, but I’m going back to spend the night in a little while. My dad’s breathing has changed and the nursing supervisors thought it time to give him a little morphine to help slow his respirations. Things were not as good this afternoon as they were earlier. However, when I get back and it’s quiet, I’ll tell him about your concerns and will pray with him. He’s knows what’s going on. Even if he can’t speak the words, he’ll be there with me.

            I feel a lot of peace about your dad. I believe in miracles and I believe God answers prayers. Whatever your dad’s needs are, spiritual, physical or both, God knows them better than we do. When two or more gather in His name… I think we have more than two praying. I’d bet everyone who has read your post has already prayed for him and will continue.

            I just spoke to my dad’s minister, who, it just so happens is a regular reader here at CTH. I told him about your dad, so your dad and mine are on his prayer list and will be remembered tonight at services.

            Just wanted you to know you’ve been on my mind all day. I love you and your dad, even though we don’t even know one another’s names or ever seen each other’s faces. God knows. He’s already blessed your dad with you.

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    • 7Delta, it sounds like you are fully aware of God’s perfect timing and God’s perfect will. That is the important thing. It is hard to praise him in pain, but you recognize this is the only thing to do. Peace to you this evening as you spend time with your dear father. my prayers are with you. The God of the universe has given you many many years with your dear father. Praise be to God.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, Cinderella. We’re hanging in there. My dad seems a little better this morning. I know things can change quickly, but I hold out hope that maybe he’ll get better enough to enjoy whatever time he has left. I don’t want him to be miserable. God knows that. It’s in His Hands. All is to God’s glory.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      7delta, I am sending up prayers for you. I lost my mother a year ago. She lacked one month of being 94 and was on hospice in a nursing home. I was alone in the room with my mother when she went to heaven. I too wondered how I could get through it and how I would handle it. God helped me hold it together. He gave me strength and a peace that truly passeth all understanding in those last hours. I was glad I was there holding her hand, kissing her forehead, and telling her she was going to heaven in those last moments. I pray that you too will feel a God’s presence very strongly this night.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, Justfactsplz. I was with my mom and grandmother when they passed. I think it’s a blessing, even though it’s hard knowing how much we’ll miss our loved ones. I’m sorry you lost your mom, but I’m glad you were with her. I appreciate you reminding me of the strength and peace that can only come from Our Father in Heaven. You note gives me a more peaceful feeling.

        Right now, my dad seems to be doing better. It’s all in God’s Hands. As my dad often says, one day we will be reunited in the presence of God. I’m very grateful for that too. Thank you for your prayers.

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

      Even so, there were those who were present at a time when a male child was born, your dad. It was their obligation to care, nurture, and love him at life’s beginning and as he traveled along life’s way. Now, to you it is entrusted the very special honor and obligation to care, nurture, and love him as he completes the end of his earthly journey taking him to God’s kingdom.

      May the Lord keep, protect, and strengthen your dad, you, and your family, relatives, and friends.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      God bless you, your dad and your family at this difficult time. Losing a parent is hard, no matter your or their age.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, Joanne. It’s taking time for me to not plan everything around him. He was always a pleasure. I miss him, but I’m happy he’s with my mother, his parents and brothers and with his Lord.

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  6. G-d&Country says:

    Hello everyone. Thank you for your prayers good wishes. I pray for those who have left posts here for cancer healing, their ailing fathers, justfactsplz, and also for those too sick to post – may God keep all of us close to His loving heart Amen.
    I am asking for prayers for a truly wonderful man. My husband’s best best friend at work for 23 years has liver cancer, and has been through multiple chemotherapies. He (let’s call him K) has been told there is nothing else to be done, and he has 1 month to 1 year left. K is 53yo, married with 2 teenage children. smart, hardworking, good-hearted, family man. An example of his good heart was when Hubby & I sold our house we had to move into a rental, and it had mold. I became very ill, we had to throw out many of our possessions, and go live in a hotel. Hubby did not have any vacation time left to straighten out the legal mess, take me to the doctor, and find a new place to live. K said he had vacation time stored he had to use or lose, (pre-cancer he never got sick) so he transferred a week of his time to Hubby instead of using it himself! We have not been able to transfer any time back to him because all Hubby’s time has been used for our medical needs and housing problems (Hubby has not had a full week off in 27 years between our medical and housing problems). Hubby asked if there was anything he could do, and K said no. We are heartbroken. The only thing we can do is pray. A calendar I had 40 years ago comes to mind. It said “Faith isn’t Faith until it’s all you’re hanging onto.”
    PS: (justfactsplz Please keep a dated journal with everything going on with G: her lawyers name, descriptions of blow ups with her, the ambulance company name that would not go into her filthy house, pictures of her filthy house, what your clean house looks like vs (hopefully not) what her dirty area of your house looks like, how this affects you and your husband, and who else has witnessed things. This dated journal may become valuable evidence in your favor.)

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    • justfactsplz says:

      The journal is a good idea, thank you. I will pray for K. I believe in miracles and will pray. God is the final voice in when we are to die. I continue prayers for your health issues also.

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  7. tinkerthinker2 says:

    I’d like to ask for prayers for my daughter. She has suffered off and on all her life with stomach aches. The doctors always said there was nothing wrong with her, classified her as an hypochondriac. Other things started going wrong as she got older…symptoms of RA, IBS, and lots of stomach pain. Every test showed negative for anything so they kept telling her it was all in her head. It has come to the point that she is now hospitalized with a digestive system that doesn’t work. After about a million test they finally found a birth defect in her small intestine which has now caused Chrones throughout her intestines. She had surgery to remove the birth defect and was prescribed a medication for the inflammation but insurance refuses to pay for it. It’s $1200.00…so now she’s back in the hospital suffering. right now I don’t know if she will recover we are at our wits end. Please send a prayer to her. Her name is Samantha.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I just sent up prayers for Samantha that God will touch her body and clear up the inflammation and Chrones. Contact the drug company that makes the $1200.00 medicine Samantha needs. Many times they will provide it for free if insurance doesn’t cover it and you can’t afford it. Keep us posted on how she is doing tinkerthinker2. I also pray for God’s comfort and assurance for you and your husband.

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      • tinkerthinker2 says:

        Thank you. As for the medicine…all that was done..her employer is a Dr. ..she is a little better today. They began feeding her through a tube so she is now getting some nutrition. I appreciate all the prayers, it really helps.

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    • 7delta says:

      I have already added your daughter to my prayer list. I pray things will turn around soon for Samantha and you will all feel the comfort and presence of God.

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      • tinkerthinker2 says:

        Thank you! She has improved a little more, they took the nasogastric tube out a few hours ago that was sucking everything out of her stomach and let her try some apple juice and broth. I’m very encouraged and humbled by the power of prayer! Thank you again!

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  8. 7delta says:

    As of this morning, my dad is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior. There is much rejoicing in the Heavenly Realm with souls gone before. The family is tired and will miss him terribly, but happy for him. The support we’ve gotten from the nursing home and friends has been overwhelming. Thank you all for you kind prayers. You are all very special. Thank you.

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    • tinkerthinker2 says:

      I’m sorry for your loss and rejoice that he is where we all strive to go. Godspeed and bless you.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I rejoice with Heaven that your dad went home there and doesn’t have to suffer. I am sorry for your earthly loss. Prayers for you and the family for strength and comfort as you go through the next few days.

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      Grant him rest eternal in the peace and joy of the Lord. And, may you be comforted in your bereavement by the everlasting love of God through Christ Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, gettherejustassoon. It’s been a busy day and I’m not sure I feel the full of impact, but I’m sustained by the joy of my father’s homecoming. He was a special man, loved Jesus and wanted everyone else to know Jesus’ love.

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        • gettherejustassoon says:

          Over time, as those close to me left this life, I was drawn to think of the Resurrected Christ, appearing to the disciples and saying, “Peace be with you.” Somehow, it seemed to me that He was not calling them away from their grief, rather that ought not grieve as those who have no hope.

          So, in the days following a loss, whether with memories of happier times or with tears overflowing, it’s as if the Lord’s comfort was in those words, “Peace be with you.”

          So, this is my prayer for you and yours, that you might know such peace as only He can give. God bless.

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    • Sha says:

      7delta I am sorry for your loss and know you will miss your dad but I am happy knowing he was saved and went home . You and your family will be in my prayers.

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    • I am so sorry for you 7delta, it must be horrible to have that ever-present parent gone; even when you know it is imminent. Lord bless you and your family.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      I lost my dad in November. It’s still sad but I think of him every day, and I am sure you will think of your dad ever day, too. Please accept my condolences and prayers (a bit late to this thread).

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, Mike. I’m sorry about your dad too. I guess it’s just part of life, but knowing that doesn’t make us miss them any less.

        You’re not too late, at all. I really appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers. Please accept mine for your loss.

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  9. justfactsplz says:

    I just wanted to let buzzybee and alleycats know that I am sending up prayers for them. I pray for T.D. Tweety, Angie, Pam, Taqui, and others that we have not seen grace these pages in a long time. If you read here you are not forgotten. Continued prayers for Sharon for her full recovery also. May God bless all of the Treepers.

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    • Buzzybee says:

      7delta, JFP, and others here— I am so sorry I’ve been remiss on keeping up. I got overwhelmed and had to let some computer time go. I’m caught up on reading everyone’s prayer blogs now. 7delta, your sharing about prayers for my dad made my eyes water. Hugs and love to you in your loss. JFP, you’re never forgotten by me. tinkerthinker, I rejoice that your daughter is improving. My prayer is for her to continue to improve.

      My update; tomorrow in about 30 hours we will bury stepmom’s ashes. This will be in a National Cemetery for Veterans as my dad is a vet. When he dies, her ashes will go into his casket so they can be in the same plot. That is the way they both wanted it. Since she died first, she’ll be in that cemetery in an above ground columbarium. My dad seems quite focused on this whole cemetery thing, and this is very tough for him. For me, it’s like having the funeral all over again. Dad was in shock at the funeral service last Nov. and does not remember much of it. The stress I’m feeling as I care for Dad is beyond description. Your support and prayers help very much. Normally I get CTH updates in my inbox, but for some reason haven’t gotten them. Perhaps because I haven’t made entries in a while.

      Thank you so much all of you for your prayers and support. Dad and I have a journey yet to go. Only God knows how long it will be. We will be touring some foster care homes in a few weeks. I hope to get him moved closer to me and his house sold. He seems on the fence about it. I’m unhappy about his living alone with his heart (CHF). His heart doctor is behind in scheduling. Their office seems to be having problems keeping up. Another thing we have to address as Dad needs to be seen in a few weeks for check up.

      It may be several days before I post again, but rest assured I’ve not forgotten anyone here. I do read all, even if I don’t always comment. God knows each and every situation and His love is big enough to cover ALL of our needs. Love and Hugs to every one. I will try to post again before too long.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Prayers for you and your dad tomorrow at the cemetery. I know it will be difficult for both of you. I pray for God to help ease your stress. I know what it’s like to care for someone for an extended period of time. It really drains you. I went through it with my mother and am living it now with Gary. Hugs.

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        • Buzzybee says:

          Thanks, JFP! Much appreciated! I’ll be praying for you and Gary too. Today is the day after the cemetery time. It went okay. Now it’s just the caregiving part. Dad’s heart doctor’s office has dropped the ball in scheduling and there seems to be some problem there. It may be that the good doctor is spread too thin. But now we have to deal with that as Dad will need to be seen in a few weeks by his heart doctor, unless we are forced to find a new one since they cannot seem to give him an appointment in this last 6 weeks. They’ve been giving him excuses (we don’t have the doctor’s calender; the scheduler has to call you; the scheduler is not here, etc.) Another matter for prayer. I may have to throw my weight around tomorrow, tactfully but assertively. I don’t think they’re behaving professionally.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            That doctor’s office is not acting professionally. Maybe you do need to change doctors as your dad will need to be seen more often. I have taken care of sick people in my family since my oldest daughter was five and had her first surgery. Sometimes I wanted to pull my hair out fighting for the best of care for her even going out of state for surgeries a few times. It is upsetting. I will pray about that situation for you. I know how hard it is to deal with your loved ones pending parting without having to worry about their care too. I have had to get tough a few times. I don’t like confrontation at all but God helped me to stand up for myself and my loved ones when necessary.

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            • buzzybee says:

              Thank you sooo much, JFP. Knowing you’re praying helps a lot. I hope Dad lets me get tough with them. This heart doctor is good with care at appointments, but his office needs to get a clue. I’m unsure WHY this problem exists now as it didn’t before. I’m hoping to find out what’s really going on.

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  10. gettherejustassoon says:

    Praying that we may come to know, believe, live, and be renewed daily in a life of “Love Divine, All Love Excelling. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i6NrqCfLTs

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  11. tinkerthinker2 says:

    A quick up date about my daughter Samantha…and my eternal gratitude for our Lord in Christ…She turned the corner! She has improved, her digestive system is now working! For the first time in three weeks she does not have ‘that ashen look’ but some color back. Dr is treating her with what they would have done 15 years ago..it’s something they can use to control the Chrones while they continue to work on getting the medication she needs…It’s so complicated I won’t bore ya but she now has three doctors, the hospital, her boss(Dr also) who are going to bat for her! Thank you all for your prayers, I believe they worked. And I am humbled by the glory of GOD .

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  12. buzzybee says:

    JFP, I’m praying especially for you and Gary this week as I know you’re both having health issues from what you’ve shared before.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Thank you. I have been in physical therapy and it has made my pain worse. G. is taking a toll on Gary now too. I think it has made him worse. He has been really grouchy lately. He said if he had known what she was really like he would have never told her she could come live with us. I wish he hadn’t too. We thought we were doing a good thing and could help her. She doesn’t want better for herself. She doesn’t see God as a loving God. Pity.

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      • buzzybee says:

        I’m so sad for you and Gary. Prayers for your whole situation. I have a cousin similar to this. She does believe in God, but she’s not taking care of herself. I send her a care package every Christmas, but I sent less last year so I wouldn’t be enabling. I was shocked to discover she was going to Casinos, even though she’s low income. She said she doesn’t go very often, but sometimes I’ve wondered. She has R.A. really badly, which is why I’ve sent her things. There are things she could do to help herself, but she won’t do them. We cannot help people who put up walls to the help that God provides. Perhaps God is using this situation to help you grow (refiner’s fire). That’s when I want to say; ‘I’ve grown enough for now, Lord! I need a respite!’ My prayer for you is to get a respite and some rest (physical and mental). Oh, how we need to rest under the shadow of God’s wings when tribulations threaten to overwhelm! — ‘Thy face, Lord, do I seek.’

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        • justfactsplz says:

          God never gives us more than we can handle. He helps us through the most difficult times. He is truly our Rock and Refuge. I don’t know how people cope who don’t have Him in their lives. I believe the only reason G. came to be with us is so I could lead her to His salvation. I did that. The rest is up to her.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Yes. The rest is up to her. God has made His move. We cannot see into G’s heart, but God can. Difficult as she is, and resistant as she is, God knows her frame and knows her heart. It sounds to me like you’ve obediently planted seeds in G’s life. Now it’s God’s job to water those seeds thru the work of the Holy Spirit that He has sent. We cannot see all that God does or will do. But we can have faith that God is not willing that any should perish, but that all will come to the knowledge of the truth.

            Prayers ongoing for your pain/physical therapy.

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  13. justfactsplz says:

    I wanted to give an update on my daughter, L. Her eye is still having problems and the pupil has not changed it’s shape or size. She has seen the eye doctor every couple of days to be treated. She found out this morning he will no longer take her Medicaid insurance so she must find another one. She needs to remain under the care of a specialist. She is still waiting until next month to see a rheumatologist about the Lupis and RA. Also her fiancé did not get the job he flew to Atlanta about and has recruiters working to try to find him work. They need your prayers.

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    • Sha says:

      It’s really hard to start over with a new doctor when you are hurt or sick because they want to start all over with running test. On the other side of that maybe a fresh input will help her to find out exactly what is going on with her. I’m sorry he didn’t get his job and I will keep praying for both of them .

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thanks, Sha. I worry about her more now because for the first time she doesn’t live close enough to see her and help her. I miss her so. We are very close.

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          It’s really hard on us mom’s not being able to get to our babies when we know they are sick, I don’t think it matters a bit that they are grown in our eyes .

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    • ZurichMike says:

      We need to start a separate prayer thread just for you! My goodness, you have your cross to bear and then some. I pray the Holy Spirit sustain you and advocate for you and your multiple situations before the Throne of God.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thanks Mike. It does seem like a lot sometimes but I never give up hope or lose faith. The Lord never promised life would be easy for us here on earth.

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  14. gettherejustassoon says:

    Please consider including “cuddlers” in your prayers. These are persons who volunteer to cuddle newborns addicted to opioids. For additional reference, see: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/17/volunteer-cuddlers-helping-infants-born-addicted-to-opioids.html

    Pray for the newborns to know the healing power of the Lord, as well as their parents to be freed from addiction. Pray for the medical staff that they be blessed with skill in the art of healing. Pray for the “cuddlers” to be blessed with His love to sustain them in their love for these newborns. Pray for others to be similarly drawn and inspired by the “cuddlers” example to volunteer to love those who are at the outset beginning their early journey in troubling circumstance. Lord, have mercy.

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    • Sha says:

      Those are some really awesome people. I will pray for all of them.

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        While still in the womb, they are assailed by adult problems. Then, their first experiences after birth are of suffering.

        These cuddlers bring loving, tender mercies to these little ones,in such a simple way yet has such a profound effect. They are “awesome,” indeed.
        Thanks be to God!

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        • Sha says:

          I love kids . My only problem with loving on those little angels would be I would want to take everyone of them home. I’m sure a lot of the cuddlers feel that way as well.

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          • gettherejustassoon says:

            Most likely, inasmuch as it’s likely many of these infants will leave the hospital and be going to questionable home environments. There’s a great need for aiding the parents of these children to, basically, grow up themselves. We pray for them and any who might assist in this endeavor as well.

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  15. Kay Emig says:

    Will be offline during Lent starting tomorrow; but I will be joining with you in prayer for President Trump, his family and assorted ‘good guys’ who are dealing with the vipers. May the Lord have mercy on them, strengthen them, and guide them throughout such a HUGE task. Will miss you all, see ya fellow Treepers on the other side after Holy Week. K

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  16. Katherine McCoun says:

    pain very bad today. calling my husband home from work. doing everything I know to do and its very bad. please pray for releif

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  17. Alleycats says:

    Good evening lovely Warriors. Sweet Jfp, I saw above where you prayed for me; thank you so much for thinking of me when you have so much going on yourself. I apologize for backing off from the threads lately. I don’t really have a reason, I’ve just sort of withdrawn into myself. Trying to get used to my “new normal”… my lungs are as good as they’re going to get. But, with medications, luck, and God’s Grace, hopefully they won’t get any worse.
    I’m still trying to cope with my lost energy and stamina, but I do earnestly pray for everyone here every day while I mostly just lurk and read. A lot of days I’m in bed asleep by 9, lol.

    On a brighter note, I’m going to be a grandma again in July, praise God. My youngest daughter is having a baby girl. Spring is starting to peek out from the dull gray winter as well, which always makes me hopeful. So today, I’m just going to be thankful for what I still have, and grateful for the precious gift of new life. (I can’t wait for the opportunities to buy little frilly Easter dresses, lol!)
    Love and Blessings to all,
    Alleycats

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  18. the right phoenix says:

    Praying for all here …

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  19. pluffmudgirl says:

    My prayers are winging for all here on the board. May the Lord Bless you and keep you.

    Because thou has made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling, For he shall give his angels charge over thee in all thy ways. Ps 91: 9-11

    Amen

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  20. justfactsplz says:

    I have a couple of prayer requests. One is for J. who is in the hospital with lung cancer and is waiting for a biopsy to return on her liver. She is skin and bones.

    The other request is for N. N was shopping at an upscale mall in Orlando at 10:30 A.M. She came out of Macy’s and got in her car with her purse on her shoulder. A man reached in and grabbed her, pulled her out of the car and slammed her to the pavement. She is in her early seventies. A security guard heard her yell out. While the ambulance was tending to N. the man went to the other side of the mall and did the same thing to another woman and stole her purse too. He was finally caught at a Publix robbing another older lady. N’s shoulder was broken in four places and she had to have a total shoulder replacement for this. Pray for the terrible pain she is in and that her arm will heal. If only these ladies had been armed. Thanks, Treepers. I know both of these ladies. N. is my ex’s cousin.

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  21. manatee says:

    Please pray for my family and younger brother, who is an untreated, bipolar, angry man who’s anger and disfunction is causing deep pain. I have him in my prayers, hoping that he truly sees the light, and can begin to heal his tortured soul.

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    • the right phoenix says:

      Joining you in prayer for you, your younger brother, and your family.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Manatee, you, your brother, and your family are all being lifted up in prayer.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Manatee I pray for you, your family, and your younger brother. I pray that he will seek medical treatment for his bipolar disorder and that he will look to God to help him deal with his anger and spiritual needs.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Manatee, I am so sorry to hear about your younger brother. May I ask why he is not getting treatment? It takes time, but eventually a medical / psychiatric solution can be found.
      Prayers coming your way.

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      • manatee says:

        Hi ZM,
        He refuses treatment and I now think that there might be other influences. He is a grown adult, and seems to have manipulated a lot of people with his sickness. I’m scared for him, his future, and the peace that my parents deserve in their late years. I’m far away from it, and he’s not in contact with anyone who challenges his actions. I hate to get the legal system involved, but it may come to that.
        I’ve been praying and listening to Ancient Faith podcasts for some solace, because I don’t know what to do.
        Thank you all for your prayers, and keep them coming.

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    • Sha says:

      My mom’s bipolar so my heart goes out to you. I’ll be praying for him and your family.

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  22. zephyrbreeze says:

    I forget to check the prayer page and now I’m in need.

    My husband was in Atlanta for business. Got on the plane last night, Sat. feeling a little woozy. Thought he might have the flu. They took him off the flight. We found him a nearby hotel room. When he woke up his foot was huge. The blister he had treated the day before had turned into a massive ulcer.

    He’s been admitted to a hospital in Atlanta on 3 IV’s looking at surgery tomorrow. The doctor said it’s a life threatening infection, and I’m way out here in the Southwest. My older son, 18, has surgery tomorrow noon for his hernia. My phone broke this morning and won’t recharge. Probably because I made so many calls on it. Haha. Missionaries from our church did go and give him a blessing, and he was comforted.

    8 years ago he almost died from a cat bite. He was in the hospital 4 days with a massive infection. Needed surgery. This is Kitty 2.0. The nightmare is happening all over again.

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    • Buzzybee says:

      Prayers going up for all of you, dear. God loves you and loves your husband and son. My mother in law had hernia surgery some years ago. It should go fine for your son, but I can understand the stress of everything happening at once. I will be praying specifically for your husband to recover.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Zephyrbreeze I just said a prayer for your husband and the infections in his foot, your son’s hernia surgery, and for strength and comfort for you. It’s to your husband’s advantage that he is in the hospital in Atlanta instead of a small town. Keep us posted. If you cant get a new phone right away because of your son’s surgery, consider stopping by a convenience store on the way to the hospital and get a burner one for temporary use so you won’t be without one during this time.

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      • zephyrbreeze says:

        Thanks for your prayers. My son’s surgery was fine, and he’s in good shape. My husband says he’s feeling better than he has in days. A friend is going out to be with my husband. Things seem better than they have in a long time.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Keep us posted. You have a lot to handle. Prayers for you and entire family.

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    • Sha says:

      zephyrbreeze You have your hands full. I’ll be praying for your husband and son to be restored back to good health.

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  23. justfactsplz says:

    Please say a prayer for Gary and me. Today Gary had to have part of his nose removed for an aggressive skin cancer. They had to do a skin graft taking skin from behind his ear. He is hurting pretty badly and is dizzy. I will be staying up with him as he has to keep his head elevated. Pray he just sleeps.

    Also yesterday I really hurt my back. My back has been very bad this past year and it is affecting my legs and walking. I bent over yesterday from a chair to pick up my tiny Chihuahua. When I did something snapped and it felt like someone stabbed me. Then it went into a lengthy muscles spasm up the whole back. I am in a lot of pain. If I move my torso the slightest bit it feels like more stabbing. It hurts to walk or sit. My doctor ordered a CT scan and I have to schedule it.

    To top it all off I can tell G. is upset at the thought that Gary and I can’t do much right now and she might have to actually do something around here. Thank you again for all of your warm support and prayers you always show.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Dear JFP, tonight my bedtime prayers are for you and Gary and all you’ve mentioned. Keep us posted on Gary’s recovery. I hope and pray you are both able to rest/sleep in spite of having to remain upright and the pains you’re both enduring. Prayers also for daily healing and that recovery goes well.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you for continued prayers. Gary has been in so much pain but I give him the pain medicine and he sleeps off and on but not through the night. He is having bad headaches from this. He goes Monday to get stitches removed and to see if the skin grafts took okay.

        I had my CT scan today. Whatever I did on Sunday to myself has pretty much finished my back. It is affecting both legs. If I move my torso any it feels like someone is stabbing me. I have been putting off back surgery for nine years. I don’t know if they can even do it now as I am also having a flareup of the congestive heart failure and my legs are swollen huge even in the a.m. They won’t do surgery while that’s going on. I told Gary it’s time to put me out to pasture as I am falling apart all over.

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        • Buzzybee says:

          Oh dear dear dear… no words can express my concerns for you. Lifting you up in prayers as the whispers of the Spirit lead. May God cradle you in His loving arms.

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    • Sha says:

      JFP I’m sorry I haven’t seen this until now as well as everyone elses request for prayers but I have been traveling back and fourth between Alabama ,north carolina and home. I have been working long hours and 6 days so I have been behind on everything lately. I’m sorry to hear that Gary had to have surgery for skin Cancer . My husbands uncle had the same surgery .His uncle had to have part of his ear removed as well. I always keep you two in my prayers but I will focus them on your back and Gary’s pain.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you Sha. Gary gets his stitches out tomorrow. He lost the top half of his ear and one third of his nose on the other side from this surgery already from fast growing skin cancer.

        I am waiting for results on my CT scan. My back injury from a week ago is getting worse instead of better. The pain is so bad if I move wrong, cough, blow my nose, and try to stand up from a sitting position. I can barely dress myself. My back was already bad before I hurt it. I may have to go to the ER with it while I am waiting around on the doctors. I need some relief.

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        • Sha says:

          It sounds like you have hurt something really bad. You need to do as little as possible until you know whats going on.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Sha, you are doing a lot of traveling with your new job. I will pray for your safety. I love both Alabama and North Carolina. They are pretty states. Take care.

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        • Sha says:

          They have me bouncing all over the place. They sent me in to help a credit manager and staff that haven’t been trained after there manager quit. I meet some really good people and learned a few things about how to handle a store in trouble before I get my own so all in all even though it has been stressful it has been a learning experience. Thank you for the prayers. I have never traveled by my self before so two Trips back to back nine and a half hours one way was a big deal to me. ( side note ) Driving that far with out cruise control is horrible on your leg and foot. 🙂 Take care of your self and I’ll check in on you as soon as I can.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Sha, so good to see you here again. I’ll be praying for travel safety for you as you go. I hope this training ends up working out well for you so that you find that all the travel was worth it in the long run.

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            • Sha says:

              Thank You buzzybee . I hope so to, if nothing else I have made some new friends and help some people along the way. I’m hoping this is were I’m suppose to retire from when I get settled in. I haven’t forgot about you or your dad you are still on my prayer list. 🙂

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              • buzzybee says:

                Thank you, Sha. He is fairly stable for now. I think the grief of losing his wife (my stepmom) hit him hard and weakened him, but he actually seems to be getting some stamina back. One can live with Congestive Heart Failure for a long time. Since I now only travel the half hour to see him twice a week, and a stepsister goes once a week, it’s easier. I just check on him by phone each morning. We also haven’t found a housekeeper, but his needs are simple and I know he’s doing his own laundry okay. It’s not ideal, but can be managed through Spring and even Summer if necessary. For sure, I don’t want him spending another winter in his house alone. That’s the next conversation we’ll need to have this summer if necessary. He’s dug in his heels on the independence issue, but he’s also mentioned selling the house. I get mixed messages. I hope he knows it would be foolhardy for him to try to spend another winter living alone.

                Also, I don’t know where he’s at spiritually. I still think he needs to get to know Jesus as His Savior in a more real way. I believe God has given him a reprieve that he might truly know God and embrace the idea of eternal life in Heaven. I know my stepmom was saved. I appreciate the prayer support very much. Thank you.

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                • Sha says:

                  He might just be getting use to being by him self and that maybe the reason for not being sure about selling his house. I use to check in on my father n law a lot when he lost my mother n law. He got use to the peace and quite even though he really missed her a lot. I’m still praying that he’s saved and we just don’t know it yet. 🙂

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  24. ZurichMike says:

    My brother just had emergency surgery for a detached retina and although we are hopeful, it’s still scary — it’s his eyesight! — and he could use a few prayers from the Treehouse Prayer Squad. I am saying an extra prayer to martyr Santa Lucia di Syracusa, patron saint of those with eye problems.

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  25. zephyrbreeze says:

    In order of importance”

    My husband is having foot surgery this morning. He is far away in Atlanta.
    My son is recovering from his surgery, but he still can’t drive, so I don’t have him to help me get the younger one around.
    My car is acting up.
    My phone broke.
    I’m sick.
    And my older son moved out into his new place last night, which is a good thing, but now I miss him.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Zephyrbreeze, I pray that your husband’s foot surgery was successful and for your son’s continued healing from his surgery. I pray that God gives you strength to take care of things that you must. You are stronger than you probably think you are. With God you will get through all of these things. I know God gave me strength for the last seventeen years. My husband broke his neck and back at work in 2000 but wasn’t paralyzed thank God. He was in a coma for two months three years ago and nearly died from a rare tick bite disease. He also has alzhiemers so I am living the Long Goodbye. I could not cope with any of this if God wasn’t by my side. He will help you too. Hugs.

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    • Just sent a prayer up for your whole family. 🙂

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  26. G-d&Country says:

    Hello fellow prayer warriors. Just been going to the daily thread, mostly for Cursday and Caturday for a little uplifting fun. Have not been feeling well, and eyes have been a little inflamed, but getting better now. Thanks be to God.
    Just wanted to say I’m thinking of you all. You are the most amazing group of people. You show to those reading this thread the great love and strength that comes from our Lord & Savior.
    tinkerthinker2 so glad your daughter is improving, 7delta may peace be with you, Buzzybee may peace be with you also & your dad’s heart be OK, Sha, the right phoenix, pluffmudgirl & gettherejustassoon thanks for your support to everyone, Katherine McCoun I pray your pain has continued to decrease, Alleycats we all understand. I pray God gives you healing, manatee I pray healing & the Holy Spirit come to your brother & family, zephyrbreeze I pray for your husband’s & son’s healing, & strength for you, ZurichMike I pray for your brother’s eyesight. I know vision problems are scary. and my dear justfactsplz you are our chief prayer warrior. May God shower His Blessings on you, Gary and your daughter, and may the Holy Spirit heal and enlighten the soul and mind of G. How are your daughter’s eyes? Has she seen the other doctor yet? If I have missed anyone please forgive me. I pray for you all & for Sundance & the moderators.
    Jesus lived on Earth experiencing all the pain and frailties of a human body. He was tempted for 40 days & nights in the desert, and was tortured and crucified all for LOVE OF US. Dear God in Heaven, the Father, Son & Holy Spirit please give these wonderful people who love You peace, strength, joy, healing, and when the time comes eventually for all of us, final perseverance so we may hear Your words “Well done My good & faithful servant”. We ask this in the name of Jesus for our love for You, and the glory of God. Amen.

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  27. Just now found this page. So glad to see prayer warriors in the Treehouse!

    May God hear all the prayers offered up in this space, and may He heal those who need healing, protect those who need safety, speak to those who need direction, and comfort those who are anxious. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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  28. G-d&Country says:

    I am writing to ask for prayers for my husband J. I had to rush him to the ER last night.We spent until this morning there until he was admitted. I just came home to do a few things and take my thyroid. He has a severe infection and heart problems combined. He is stable now, but will be in hospital at least 1 more day, maybe more because of IV antibiotics and uncontrolled afib, svt, and heart rate. A glass of cold water sent his heart rate way up. He has sleep apnea, tried a cpap for 7 weeks – never getting more than 1-2 hours sleep a night so the doc said was not working. He could not function or go to work. Thank you all for your prayers, and I hope things are improving for all of you, and that you have the peace and strength that comes from God.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Hubby got worse again while I was home. He does not want me being in hospital overnight because of my medical conditions even though there is recliner in room. I do not have a good feeling about this. He improved so much. then went back to almost square one. Rationally, I know the doctors said he would be on antibiotics for a long stretch, but he went back so far it worries me. I brought him to this ER because it was by far the closest, but not my 1st or 2nd choice for care. It is not part of system where my highly regarded PCP knows the best docs. I must put my trust in God. Please pray for him. Thank you.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I pray for your husband that he would become stabilized and that the infection would come under control. I also pray for his heart issues. Does he have a pacemaker or defibrillator?

        Your husband is right in wanting you home at night with your own medical problems you have. If you wake in the night or are worried about him you can call the nurse’s station and talk to them about how he is doing. When my husband was in the hospital for two months I did that sometimes and it helped ease my mind.

        I pray that God will look out for your husband and that he will guide the hospital in giving him excellent care even though it’s not your first choice for his care.

        I pray for peace of mind and strength for you so you can see your husband through this time.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Thank you justfactsplz. That’s good idea about calling nurses station.
          He does not have a have a pacemaker or defibrillator. He may land up having an ablation because the electrical cue to fire heart muscles circle and they fire so much the heart does not work right. Yesterday his pulse/heart rate went up to 255 when his temp went over 101 again. The hospital does not seem to be concerned sending him home with that even though I can not put the meds to control his heart into an IV he will no longer have. They are only concerned about his temp being under 101 and figuring out exactly which infection he has so they can send him home with a pill. They said if he gets high heart rate and rigors again bring him to ER again. It was only by the mercy of God the rigors slowed somewhat for a short time so I could get him to the car the first time.
          He used to be in a single room, but this afternoon they moved him to another wing with 2 to a room. They only said “it is less busy here. We can’t guarantee there won’t be another person in the room, but it’s less busy”. The man in the room next to him in the original wing complained loudly about every tiny thing. It took 4 nurses over half an hour to get him out of bed and into a wheelchair with the nurses saying “you have to work with us” while the man complained, and 2 more lab techs and transport waited outside his room to bring him for a test. My husband was not getting his regular hourly temp and BP checks, nor was his bedding and johnny changed. I very nicely (honest) pointed this out when I asked the nurse to come in because his IV had been beeping and was empty for an extended period of time. I think they moved him because I complained. They really should have moved the other man. He was in a lot better condition than my husband. I hope no one else gets put into his new room.
          We have to make an appointment with the heart doctor, and also the orthopedics doc to get him checked because an infection like this can get into his hip replacements (please dear God no), and that is bad.
          I do not want to sound like a whiner. I must walk the walk of faith, and not just talk the talk.
          It just dawned on me – they just want him out of the hospital because of his heart. The hospital further away I should have brought him to is the one with the heart specialists.
          Thank you for your prayers. How are your daughter’s eyes? I pray things are improving for you and Gary.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            When you get your husband home watch that heart rate very closely. It is dangerous for it to beat that fast. I know because it happened to me. Don’t hesitate to call an ambulance and request he be taken to the better hospital if you need to. Gary was sent home on I.V. antibiotics once. Home health care taught me how to do it twice a day for Still praying. My daughter’s eye is better but not back to normal yet. Gary is having littlepain now with the headaches and his nose now. I just have to keep him inside and out of the dirt for another week which isn’t easy, lol. I had a bad day yesterday, the worst pain I ever had. Today is better.

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            • G-d&Country says:

              Did you get the rigors? I had never seen that before – it’s scary. What treatment did you have? I am glad for whatever it was, and that you are here now. 😉
              I have to find out if I can tell the ambulance which hospital to go to,especially since it’s a particular specialist problem. At one time in Mass. by law they had to bring you to closest hospital. Must find out about NH.
              I am so thankful to God your daughter’s eyes are improving. I hope she gets to see the specialists she needs. Am glad Gary is enjoying the outside, but his health comes first.Did the graft take? I am so sorry you are in pain. Did you have your ct scan?
              I am exhausted and have to make my breakfast & lunch for tomorrow now (multiple food allergies), and go to bed soon so I can get back to hospital early morning before doctor does rounds. I will check back as soon as I can (tomorrow PM probably) for your response.
              God please help JFP and her family. I ask this in the name of Jesus for the glory of God. Amen

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              • justfactsplz says:

                I did not get rigors. My problem was not from an infection. I had ventricular fibrillation. My heart beat so fast that it quivered and stopped. They call it sudden cardiac death. They were able to shock me back to life and I have had an internal defibrillator for nine years now. It will deliver a life saving shock if it can’t pace my heart rate back down.

                Gary has to keep the skin graft wet at all times for another week. It is sore but the bad pain he had with it is gone.

                I pray your husband is getting better and that you get him in with a cardio specialist right away. Still praying for your eyesight also. God bless you.

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  So glad they saved you and you have defibrillator. Praise God. Sorry i missed about you having ct already. I copy prayer thread into word, enlarge and change font to read. Then reply from that while trying to match up to web screen, so sometimes I miss stuff. I pray your back can be helped with the least invasive method available.
                  Hubby is home now & we are doing/recording BP, Pulse, Temp multiple times a day, and keeping track of lots of water intake. He can keep very bland food down but throat still raw from all the vomiting. Going to primary tomorrow, and getting name of NEW urologist. Making apptmt with heart doctor hopefully next week as well. Eventually go to orthopedist to make sure infection not hiding on 2 hip replacements. Just some general info we did not know: If a male has an enlarged prostate, a uti can sit unnoticed for a long time until it goes into blood which is what they think happened to hubby. His only symptoms prior to collapse were fatigue and body aches we thought was flu and were going to go to doc on Monday. Why do so many things start on Fri PM and go over weekend? One of my eyes became swollen, sore and bloodshot/pink, but after some actual sleep it has improved to point swelling can be felt, but not seen, and irritation just looks like allergy redness. THANK GOD I was able to get to autoimmune Doctor in Dallas for treatment. Back is sore from horrid hospital chairs (a mess since I was hit by car years ago), and leg is swollen and red from sitting around so much, but that should improve once I start moving that lymphatic fluid by walking around house as hubby sleeps.
                  Thank you justfactsplz for all your prayers and advice.It is greatly appreciated.

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                  • justfactsplz says:

                    You are welcome and I will continue to pray for you both. I’m glad he is home. It is hard on the patient and spouse when one is in the hospital.

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            • buzzybee says:

              Whew! JFP, you sure had me worried. I am so glad to read your last sentence. And I echo your reply to G-d&Country. Don’t hesitate to call the ambulance to get your husband to a better hospital if you need to. I’ve been praying for your husband.

              A word about what you’d said about not sounding like a whiner. The thought occurred to me about Psalms, how David says he pours out his complaint to God. God can handle our complaints. It’s okay to cry out to him in our distresses. To ‘Cast our cares upon him’, because He cares for us. It’s okay to be human. We are His children. He wants us to cry to Him when we hurt. Prayers continuing for you and your husband also.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                That is what I did last night. I cried out to God that I could not bear the pain any longer.

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                • buzzybee says:

                  I can sympathize. Years ago I had some migraines like that. I wanted God to take me home to heaven, and I was still in my thirties at the time. I’ve been praying for you. I pray that God heals Gary and gives you a respite from the pain. If both of you ever have to leave for medical care, I hope you won’t leave G alone in your home. Love and hugs.

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                  • justfactsplz says:

                    I basically told God I was ready to come home, that I couldn’t bear the pain and that I am pretty much worthless not being able to take care of the simple everday tasks right now. He reminded me I can still pray for people. It’s not over until God says it’s over. So much for my little pity party.

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                  • Buzzybee says:

                    And you know (I hope) that you are not worthless. There are many people, and God of course, who value you. I have a feeling you already know that we are worth something not because of what we can do, but because of who we are in Christ, God’s created people. You have been a great encouragement to me and others on this thread and I appreciate you. But I also understand throwing a pity party when life knocks us down. We’re only human. It’s good though when God crashes our parties like that and brings us through. Hugs.

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                • Sha says:

                  JFP there is nothing wrong with a good pity party . Sometimes we just have to let it all out instead of holding all inside. You will never be worth less because you have given hope, love, advise and friendship to a lot of people who have needed it. I haven’t stop praying for God to take your pain away but not for him to take you. You still have a lot to do here on earth my friend, Gods plan for you isn’t over yet. I am praying for Gary”s pain to go away as well.

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                  • justfactsplz says:

                    Thanks, Sha. Gary is doing much better and his nose is starting to heal.

                    I have another health crisis that popped up last night. I tried to make an appointment with my doctor today but can’t get in until Monday afternoon unless he has a cancellation tomorrow. It could land me in the hospital. It involves my leg that had the blood clots. It will tell more when I know more. Prayers, as always, are appreciated.

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                  • buzzybee says:

                    Prayers going forth, JFP!

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                  • justfactsplz says:

                    Thanks.

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                  • Sha says:

                    I’m glad Gary is doing better. Keep us updated on whats going on with you.

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              • G-d&Country says:

                Thank you so much for this comment. It gives me pause to think that God really does love me like a loving parent. Hubby and I were brought up as stoic New Englanders. My parents never allowed us to cry or whine when sick or hurt. This is very meaningful to me. Thank you.
                Update about hubby is in JFP comment above.

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      • buzzybee says:

        Prayers going up for you G-d&C.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Thank you for your prayers buzzybee. I pray things are looking up for you as well. There is an update in response to justfactsplz comment prior to this.

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          • buzzybee says:

            I just now read that after I’d made a reply. Keep us posted, yes. Dad just had his heart doctor appointment last Monday and it went very well. JFP, we finally got through to the staff. The hold up had to do with waiting on an insurance pre-auth. I won’t get started here on insurance woes. Our new POTUS is addressing that. Suffice to say that Dad is fairly stable and I’m only travelling twice a week now to see him. I call him every morning to check on him. I’m only 30 min. away, so this is manageable for a while. Thank you all for your prayers. Dad’s heart is unpredictable, so things could change anytime, but for now we can manage, thankfully. I hope thru Spring anyway.

            G-d&Country, your husband’s welfare is very much on my heart. That means God is nudging me to pray for him. Good sign. May the Lord bless you both and keep you in His loving care through all of this. I’ll check later for another update when you’re able.

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            • justfactsplz says:

              I am happy that you have a little breather now with your Dad’s care. Maybe now you can give yourself some TLC. Praying for you in this path you are now walking. Jesus holds your hand.

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            • G-d&Country says:

              Thank God things are improving for you & your dad. My dad is also weakening – really – dying. 😦 Insurance – auuugh! ’nuff said. Thank you for yours prayers. Prayer is powerful. There is an update on a justfactsplz comment. Sorry I get a little confused with posting and replying – have only been doing this a few months.

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              • buzzybee says:

                No problem G-d&Ctry. You’re doing fine. A grief counselor told me that when we have a lot on our minds and a lot to cope with, it’s normal for our brains to drop things occasionally. I’ve been there many times lately. I’ll be praying for your dad also. I know what it’s like to see a parent decline. Not easy at all. You have a lot to cope with, so please be good to yourself. If the threads get confusing, we can always go to the base of the page and comment. I’ve had to do that. I get confused too sometimes.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my dad in 1996. I lost my mom Nov, 2015. I know how hard that can be on someone when they have other illness in the family going on at the same time. More prayers just sent up for you.

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  justfactsplz I am sorry about the loss of both your parents. I just wanted to say you are especially in my prayers. I missed that you have migraines. I had severe migraines form about age 5. Mine were caused by chemicals (paints, glues,insecticides, herbicides etc.), or later in life by inconsistent amounts of caffeine, or from cold medication. I pray you figure out what causes them and can stop them. Fresh, clean, cool air, damp, cool, cloths and darkness may help. God please heal, comfort and protect Your child justfactsplz & her family.. amen.

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                  • justfactsplz says:

                    It’s not me but Gary that has migraines. I used to have them bad in my 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Then they just stopped. I think it must have been hormonal.

                    Gary broke his neck and back at work in 2000. He has suffered the headaches off and on since then. He was lucky and wasn’t paralyzed but had two neck and one back surgery. His neck is basically froze, he can’t move it to the sides or look up much.

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      • Sha says:

        I’m sending up prayers for your husband now and I will continue until you tell me all is well.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Thank you Sha for your continual prayers, not only for me, but for all the prayers for all the people here you and everyone prays for. What wonderful people we have here at our Treehouse. May your worries and heart be light, and may the love of God surround your kind heart.
          (There is an update a couple comments back in response to justfactsplz comment.)

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          • Sha says:

            We do have some wonderful people here.Thank You for the prayers in a time when I know you have a lot on your plate. I pray the healing power of God touches your family and takes away your worries. God Bless G-d&Country.

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            • G-d&Country says:

              Hubby is home now. There is an update on a justfactsplz comment.I did not know whether to write a new comment or do this. Maybe a new comment is better. Thank you for your prayers. I do appreciate.Just not eloquent at this time.

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  29. Sally Firestone says:

    Please pray for my brother Keith, who has stage 4 gastric cancer. My whole family is devastated.

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  30. buzzybee says:

    Prayers for the following; Bull Durham, Jill and her family and you are very much in my prayers and very much remembered by our Lord and Savior. I pray that her surgery goes well, recovery be swift, and her high spirits continue to soar. Sally, my heart aches for your brother Keith. He is being lifted up in prayer as I am typing this. May the God of all comfort be a comforting Presence with all of our dear family members who are ill, and also with the rest of us who are anxious about them. Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for your hand of healing for Jill and also for Keith. I ask for the comfort of Your loving Presence to surround each patient as they rest in their hospital beds, or recovering at home. Thank you that You are our ever present help in times of trial. I ask that you would protect these dear ones from discouragement and also protect their loved ones from becoming overwhelmed with worry or anxiety. Each person here, I know, is dear to You, Lord and I ask that You would undertake a miracle of healing for those spoken of here who are ill and in need of Your loving touch. Thank you, Father God, for Your great love for all of us. Thank you for this wonderful treehouse and the prayer warriors within. I praise You that we can always look to You at any time when sorrows, and trials, and storms threaten our peace. I pray that You would deliver peace to those who are anxious and crying out to You. Thank you, Father God, that You listen to each and every prayer, every cry, every whisper of pain, and every request. Not a sparrow falls without your notice, and the hairs of our heads are all numbered. I praise You, Lord, for Your tender mercies and love. Amen.

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  31. zephyrbreeze says:

    My husband is home and doing with is recovering foot. He’s trying to be positive about missing so much of his foot. He’s a trooper. I’m still in shock, and trying to manage his food so that he eats extremely well, and his diabetes can be reduced or eliminated.

    God bless us all, as we struggle through these times.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Thanks for the update, zephyrbreeze, I was wondering how he is doing. Prayers for his continuing recovery and also for you as you care for him. Please don’t neglect yourself in the process. Take care of yourself too. I found out the hard way not to push myself too hard when caring for other family members. Prayers and Hugs for you both.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      God bless your family.May God give you strength for the road ahead.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Thank you for the update. I pray for husband’s recovery. My husband is a diabetic. It’s a terrible disease. I pray for you also as you care for him.

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    • Sha says:

      zephyrbreeze I’m glad your husband is home and getting better. I will continue to pray for his health and well being.

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    • Roamer says:

      All of you suffering with type 2 diabetes please go to https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb and read up on this way of eating. I corrected my pre-diabetes eating this way and thousands of others have got off their insulin and corrected their glucose readings. I am praying for you all.

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  32. G-d&Country says:

    I am new to posting/ replying so maybe it is better if I post an update as a separate post. So I’ll re-post my reply to JFP here.
    Hubby is home now & we are doing/recording BP, Pulse, Temp multiple times a day, and keeping track of lots of water intake. He can keep very bland food down but throat still raw from all the vomiting. Going to primary tomorrow, and getting name of NEW urologist. Making apptmt with heart doctor hopefully next week as well. Eventually go to orthopedist to make sure infection not hiding on 2 hip replacements. Just some general info we did not know: If a male has an enlarged prostate, a uti can sit unnoticed for a long time until it goes into blood which is what they think happened to hubby. His only symptoms prior to collapse were fatigue and body aches we thought was flu and were going to go to doc on Monday. Why do so many things start on Fri PM and go over weekend? One of my eyes became swollen, sore and bloodshot/pink, but after some actual sleep it has improved to point swelling can be felt, but not seen, and irritation just looks like allergy redness. THANK GOD I was able to get to autoimmune Doctor in Dallas for treatment. Back is sore from horrid hospital chairs (a mess since I was hit by car years ago), and leg is swollen and red from sitting around so much, but that should improve once I start moving that lymphatic fluid by walking around house as hubby sleeps.
    Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and advice.It is greatly appreciated. Will post again with updates when more coherent/less tired.
    PS Hubby said:” what day is it? I said Thursday, and he said Cursday 🙂 he has sense of humor back yes!
    PPS saw comment from Sharon on open thread Yeah 🙂
    Please pray for rashamon who had Four friends die or become disabled this week.(see open thread)
    Thank You God
    Thank you Treepers
    Thank You God for Treeper prayer warriors.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Yes, G-d&ctry, you still have a journey with your husband’s care, your own medical, and your dad weakening too. This is a lot. Prayers for you continuing. Be assured that God does indeed love you very much. He has numbered the hairs of your head. I’ll be praying about your eyes, etc. and everything else. Hugs.

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    • Sha says:

      G-d&Country I’m still sending up prayers for your husband and you. I know you both are going through a really hard time with your health so I will continue to pray and ask the lord to help you.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Thank you so much. Went to primary doc Friday. Hubby also has respiratory virus. If we waited until Mon am to go to doc instead of ER Sun pm, he most likely would have died. Please everyone be aware of this extremely time sensitive emergency. There is a 7.6% decrease in survivability for every hour you wait for treatment. I really believe all the prayers helped not only hubby, but me as well dealing with it. Please also pray for hubby’s best friend of 23 years in prior prayer request. He is failing fast. I am concerned he will pass before hubby gets to see him again, but that is God’s will. I have also never asked for prayers for my brother because I feel “greedy” but he has very rare cancer – only 100 people in USA get it a year. It was misdiagnosed for 2 years and spread to his lymphs. He has had it for a year and seems to be doing well. They are treating him for free at Mass Genl hospital as a test study case of one. Thank you all so much. God Bless you all.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Never feel greedy when it comes to prayer requests. That’s what we are here for, to pray for one another. God wants us to bring all that concerns us to Him in prayer and thanksgiving. Prayers going up for you and your husband. I pray also for your husband’s friend. It’s good that your brother is getting this individual care for this rare cancer. I pray that he might receive a medical miracle and beat this cancer.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Thank you justfactsplz for your prayers and wisdom ~ ” Never feel greedy when it comes to prayer requests…..God wants us to bring all that concerns us to Him in prayer and thanksgiving.” This is important for me to realize. Praying for one another I understand. I just am not used to asking for or expecting any help.
            J is stable and eating small amounts of real food. His throat is better, and his cough is less. His temp went up a little for 1 reading, but otherwise has been normal. We are going to get 16-24 inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday, & we have to figure out how to get out to his doctor appointment Friday, & hopefully not reschedule like everyone else.
            Oh well worrying never added a hour to our lives, & it probably took many hours away. Why worry when you can pray & correspond with such wonderful people. I really think that not only the specific prayers we say for each other is praying, but also the support & kindness we give to each other is also prayer, & that along with praise pleases God. (See, I’m learning)
            Thank You again, and I pray to our beloved God things are improving for you, your hubby, your daughter, and G..

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            • Buzzybee says:

              G-d&Ctry, prayers for your brother are not too much to add. God knows every detail and asks us to lift everything up to Him, as well as sharing one another’s burdens. It’s not too much because Jesus says His yoke is easy and His burden is light. When we come under the yoke of Christ in prayer, the burdens are shared and become lighter. Your brother is added to my prayers for you and your husband. So glad he is making progress (eating a bit of food, etc.). Please do keep us updated on the progress of both of your beloved men (your brother and husband).

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              • G-d&Country says:

                Thank you Buzzybee. “God knows every detail and asks us to lift everything up to Him, as well as sharing one another’s burdens.” What wonderful reminders & words of wisdom I get on these pages. Thank God for things improving with your dad, & I pray things continue to go as well as possible with him. God bless you and yours.

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            • justfactsplz says:

              I fell led to remind you that Jesus said the greatest gift is love. I know you shared that you came from a strict upbringing where showing emotion was frowned upon. Jesus had such compassion for people that were hurting, all kinds of hurting and He showed great love for them. He wants us to show this same love for others. It is totally okay to ask for help and to reach out to others. You and your husband are loved here where we all join in praying for you. You in turn show love in your concern and prayers for us.

              It took a long time for me to accept this wonderful principle that Jesus taught. Sometimes I just didn’t feel deserving of that love. What a joyous day when the Lord flooded my whole being with His incredible light and love for me. He gives each of us spiritual gifts. One of mine is a gift of mercy. I feel for people who are hurting and try to share His love with them.

              You guys be safe in going to the doctor. Hugs to you and your hubby.

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              • G-d&Country says:

                “What a joyous day when the Lord flooded my whole being with His incredible light and love for me.” ~ what a most amazing and wonderful day. What a loving post. Sincere thank you justfactsplz. God bless you & yours.

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        • Sha says:

          Thank God you listened to your instincts and went to the hospital. You can always bring your prayer request here weather its 1 or 100 we are here for each other. God didn’t bring us to this thread by mistake. We are here because we can help each other . Greedy and the love for others doesn’t exist in the same sentence. It’s never greedy to love and care about someone so much you only want the best for them . Bring all your concerns and prayer request here and we will help you lift them up to the lord. I have added your brother to my prayer list and will continue to pray for your husbands friend.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Thank you Sha. There is so much wisdom in your, and others comments here. “God didn’t bring us to this thread by mistake. It’s never greedy to love and care about someone so much you only want the best for them.” ~ I have to take this in and remember this.
            J is stable and eating small amounts of real food. His throat is better, and his cough is less. His temp went up a little for 1 reading, but otherwise has been normal. We are going to get 16-24 inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday, & we have to figure out how to get out to his doctor appointment Friday, & hopefully not reschedule like everyone else.
            Oh well worrying never added a hour to our lives, & it probably took many hours away. Why worry when you can pray & correspond with such wonderful people. I really think that not only the specific prayers we say for each other is praying, but also the support & kindness we give to each other is also prayer, & that along with praise pleases God. (See, I’m learning)
            I am praying for your safety in all your travels, and that you get enough rest. You work very hard.
            Thank you again, and God Bless you and yours.

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            • Sha says:

              Thank You for your prayers for my safety. Be safe in your travels to the doctors office and stay warm in the snow. ((hugs))

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          • buzzybee says:

            I forgot to add that I’ll pray for G-d&Ctry’s husband’s friend also who is terminal. G-d&C, your husband has a lot to cope with. My heart goes out to both of you. Also Just wanted to say ‘ditto’ to what Sha says. This Treehouse is such a blessing! It’s such an encouragement to know I have a place to go when life pulls the rug out from under me. Anyway, prayers are ongoing for all the recent concerns brought here. It dawned on me once that our prayers do not have expiration dates. God remembers everything.

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  33. Bull Durham says:

    I posted this up thread and was asked to put it here.
    Jill is a dear woman, mother and friend of my oldest daughter. She herself is a health caregiver to seniors. Now faces a tough phase in life. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Bull Durham says:
    March 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    Latest update on Jill. Not good. They will be doing a double mastectomy and lymphectomy. She’s in good spirits. My daughter located a great woman plastic surgeon for the reconstruction phase for her. She’s got good doctors. But the battle is on.

    We need her and her family kept in your prayers. It is deeply appreciated.

    Thanks to all at CTH.

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  34. Plz pray for a young fireman who has taken his own life. A dear sweet fireman friend of ours was very close to him.
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”

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  35. I know this is thread is specifically for prayer requests, but I thought a little encouragement and praise might be welcome.

    A friend of mine, an extremely faithful and joyful person, has battled cancer for a long time and had taken so much chemotherapy they had to take a break due to the horrible side-effects it was causing. This meant my friend had to be left untreated for awhile before they could do anything else. Well, recently my friend went in for a scan so the doctors could check to see how far the cancer spread during the break from treatment. However, to their shock and amazement, they found absolutely NOTHING! My friend was declared cancer free! The doctors said there was absolutely no medical reason the cancer should be gone, but my friend told them exactly what happened… “God healed me”! 🙂

    It has helped me to remember that even when it looks like nothing is happening or things are getting worse, God is always full of amazing power, unending love, steadfast faithfulness, and miraculous grace! If we remain faithful, He will do breathtaking things! 🙂

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Thank you so much for posting this. Miracle reports, praise, and encouragement are always welcome. I am so happy for your friend. My grandmother was healed from cancer and lived another 50 years. God saved my own life three times from life threatening illnesses. I certainly believe in miracles.

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    • buzzybee says:

      This is very encouraging. So glad to know this. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing and wonderful news.

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    • Sha says:

      Thank You God for another victory !!!! 🙂

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    • Fe says:

      I felt led to come to this thread and have been sobbing because the evidence here is so powerful that our God hears our prayers and he still heals people which leads us to give all the glory to a God. He is mighty to save and heal.

      And he gives comfort and peace to those who don’t get their healing until we go on to live our real lives with Jesus. Personally, I cannot wait to be with Jesus. One reason is I want to see if my Uncle Jim is there. In Aug. of 2015 he was rushed to the emergency room. I had been praying for the right moment to witness to him. And God was faithful to provide. I had a few moments alone with him. He couldn’t talk but I know he was listening as I bumbled my way sharing the gospel. The last thing I said to him was anyone who calls out on the name of Jesus shall be saved.

      Less than a week later my husband and I went to the hospital to visit him. We had been told he was getting better. Much to our shock, we found him on life support. No other family was there. I called my mom and I think she had just found out. She was relieved we were there. She came with my brother who is a nurse in that very same critical care unit. We called my uncle’s 3 adult children.

      Later that evening he was removed from life support, my mother (his big sister), me, my brother, and the 3 kids watched him struggle until his last breath. I immediately looked up and said goodbye and smiled through my tears trusting that he called out to Jesus to save his soul that day in the emergency room. This man gave me away at my wedding and he’s only 5 years older than me. This one was hard. I’ve never watched anyone die, but how thankful I am that we were there surrounding him with the love of family.

      I cry very easily, especially when its a spiritual God thing matter. Thank you for this post, it has lifted my heart and faith as I’ve been struggling with some type of nerve pain that leaves me feeling like my entirely body is inflamed.

      The people here are filled with the Holy Spirit and I thank my Savior Jesus Christ for each and every one of you. God bless you all. ❤

      Proverbs 3:5-6
      Romans 8:1
      James 5:14-16

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      • Ad rem says:

        For some (unknown to me) reason, anytime someone uses the word “Proverbs”, the comment automatically goes into “trash”. I’m guessing the word partially resembles a word or part of someone’s email address that’s on our black list. So sorry for causing you distress…..30 min. is a long time to spend on something that disappears! 😦

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      • Amen to everything Fe! Also, so sorry to hear about your uncle and your nerve pain.

        With people like you witnessing to him and praying for him I have no doubts at all! 🙂

        Also, as I type all of this, a special prayer is going up for complete healing for your body. No more nerve pain ever again! 🙂

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      • buzzybee says:

        Fe, thank you for sharing your beautiful message with the verses and about your uncle. Your story touched me deeply. I will pray about your nerve pain that you’ve had to cope with, that you experience relief, and that God will touch and heal you. I know others on here will also pray for you. May the Lord surround you with His love and comfort and keep you in His loving care.

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        • Fe says:

          Buzzybee, thank you for your kind words, and for your prayers. I did have relief all day yesterday on Friday and I’m still feeling pretty spiffy. I actually felt like my old self, which hasn’t happened alot since this all started 2-1/2 years ago. I thank God for it.

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          • Buzzybee says:

            Hurray for feeling spiffy! I am so glad to hear it. May God continue to work in your life, continue His healing touch upon you, provide you comfort, and keep you in His loving care. Praise and thanks be to God for His loving kindness and care for His people.

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    • Fe says:

      Illinoiswarrior, I spent about 30 minutes composing a response to your beautiful uplifting God glorifying post, but I don’t see it. Maybe Ad Rem can check the spam bin.

      Thank you for this post…I needed it. Truly thankful for all of the people here.

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  36. justfactsplz says:

    I received my CT scan results on my back. I have four bad discs. For starters they are sending me to pain management to get epidural blocks so hopefully they will help. I am very nervous about them because years ago my sister was partially paralyzed by one.

    Also I had commented to Sha that I was having problems with my leg that had the blood clots but didn’t have a diagnosis then. On last Wednesday night I came home from the grocery and my lower leg was hurting more than usual. When I pulled off my boots and socks I saw that my lower inner leg was covered in a bright red raised rash. It did not itch and the skin didn’t hurt. The pain was deeper in the tissues. I had to wait until today to see the doctor so I went five days without treatment. It is a bacterial infection called cellulitis which can get in your blood stream. I have had fever and chills and was feeling sick. The doctor put me on 10 days of oral antibiotic and if that doesn’t work I will have to be hospitalized on I.V. antibiotics.

    Because of being on Coumadin for blood clots there are many antibiotics I can’t take. This one they gave me has terrible side effects. I had to take it before when I had lymes disease and another time for a bad case of shingles. I was unable to finish the course both times because it made me so sick with the side effects. Pray I will be able to finish the antibiotics and that will clear up the infection because I really don’t want to have to be hospitalized. I have to have blood work tomorrow to make sure the infection hasn’t caused sepsis which can be deadly. If I need to I will go to the hospital. This type of infection is nothing to mess around with.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Egads JFP! You are going straight to the top of my prayer list. Let us know the latest results when you can. Hope Gary is taking this in his stride as well.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thanks Ad rem. Gary is doing fine. Most of it goes over the top of his head. He only gets bad if I am hospitalized or have surgery. Then he always comes unglued. As long as I am home he does pretty good. Ms. G. is taking it worse coming up with all of these ailments and complaints all of a sudden. Geesh!

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        • buzzybee says:

          Prayers going up like soap bubbles for you, JFP! Especially for this infection. Keep us posted as you can. Hugs.

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        • buzzybee says:

          BTW – JFP, earlier when I’d said I hoped you wouldn’t leave G. alone in your house if both you and Gary were gone, it was from concern for safety of your possessions and home, not for concern about G. Not that I wish to be coldhearted toward G, but I just don’t think she is trustworthy. I imagine you know this already though.

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    • Sha says:

      I’ll be praying for you to be able to take all your medicine and for that infection to go away. I knew your back was messed up from the way you talked but goodness girl……. I’ll be praying for you.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Oh JFP ! Blood infection – sepsis – going into septic shock is what hubby had! No kidding don’t fool around with it. As you told me: check your temp HOURLY OR IF YOU FEEL A CHANGE, and blood pressure and pulse as well. As you know make sure pulse not fast. Also hubby has high bp, but as he started slipping into septic shock bp dropped very low.
      I came to ask for prayers for my eye flaring up, but you must check your vitals consistently.
      Dear God in Heaven please heal your faithful, loving servant JFP. Please give her strength to take her meds and care for herself. I ask this not only for glory to You, but also for all of us that love her both in her life, and at this Treehouse – I ask this In Jesus’ name. Amen
      P.S. Yup I think G is seeking attention – whether because of pure narcissism or because she is afraid you will no longer take care of everything at your house. She thinks you may ask her to take of you, so she is listing all her problems as an excuse to not take care of you. Keep writing in the journal, and keep it somewhere from prying eyes. I know it is hard to do now, but it may actually relieve your mind to be able to write things down and then let them go.
      I am just putting in a quick prayer request for my eye below, and then I must stop reading the computer – it is stressful on eyes, but know I have not forgotten you if I do not respond. God Bless and keep you.

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  37. lvdancer says:

    Aid Workers with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse Kidnapped in South Sudan
    Please pray for these good souls!
    http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/march/aid-workers-with-franklin-grahams-samaritans-purse-kidnapped-in-south-sudan

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  38. G-d&Country says:

    Please pray for my eye.It is flaring up probably from lack of sleep, stress, and it was actually triggered by mold when I walked into post office to pick up and send mail (1st time noticed mold there) As long as it has not become infected it should improve with less stress and sleep. I have to call autoimmune doc. I did find someone to plow most of steep 100+ foot driveway so that is big worry off mind. Now I can get hubby to doctor Friday. Pill antibiotics end Friday, so important to get to specialist follow-up. I’m still in trouble if my eye gets bad though. Hubby still has cough from respiratory virus, but is walking around, eating more, and vitals are stable. Thank You God.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Prayers going up for you right now, dear. Keep us updated as you can. Hugs.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Thank you for your prayers. i know you are a busy bee as well as a buzzybee 😉
        God Bless you.

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        • Buzzybee says:

          I don’t know how you all keep up with all the blogs. I’ve been trying to keep up with news about our new president and current events. Helps that I only have to drive twice a week to look in on Dad, and that he is stable for now is good. Stress level still up at times, but I try to lean on God. Praying is not difficult as I’m in the habit of talking to God off and on each day anyway.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Father God, I lift up my prayers to heaven that you would help G_d&Country’s eye to heal. Lord I ask that her eyesight will improve so she can continue to read. I ask that you would give her a stronger immune system and stamina. I also pray for her husband to make a full recovery. Please give them safe travel in the bad weather to get to the important doctor’s appointment. Keep them both in your loving care. In Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen.

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    • Sha says:

      G-d&Country My hopes and prayers are that you and your husband are doing better by the time I respond to this. I’ll still be sending up a prayer for both of you right now.

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  39. buzzybee says:

    One quick prayer request. We will be taking Dad to the cemetery to see the new plaque for my stepmom. I know he misses her, so it’s understandable. But he surprised me when he mentioned that he wanted to visit the cemetery on Easter. I have no problem with the idea of occasional visits except for one thing; it’s an awful drive about 90 min. away. Neither my husband or I wish to make many trips up there. I told Dad ‘no’ on the Easter trip and asked if he’d want to come to our house for Easter dinner. I got a non-committal answer so I’m unsure what he’ll decide but we agreed that he could ride up there with my stepsister perhaps on Mother’s Day. The problem is I fear he’ll want to visit up there more often. I hope not. I warned my husband that Dad will want to go up there to visit and lay flowers. It wouldn’t be too big a deal except for the awful drive. I made one comment to Dad saying gently ‘She’s not there’. This is why I wonder if he gets that the spirit is separate from body and whether he understands that his wife is in heaven. He hasn’t been taught, never went to church, and has minimal understanding of the bible.

    This is why I’ve been concerned about his spiritual welfare. I would like prayers for wisdom in sharing with him, and especially that God would send a Christian witness to Dad (his neighbor across the street is a fine Christian, but she hasn’t come over for a few months). I’ve thought of asking him if he’d like a Pastor to come and visit. He liked the one who did the funeral service. Anyway, this weighs on me. I do not want to spend ANY holiday going to the cemetery. I could really use some help in ministering to my dad. Neither of my stepsisters are mature Christians (if they are at all), so this is a challenge right now. I do have Christian friends who are supportive, but none of them know my dad. What would be awesome is if God put a Christian widower in his life.

    Sorry so wordy. The cemetery thing just tied my stomach in knots. I hate to say ‘no’ to Dad, and he cannot drive there by himself (nor should he). If it becomes more of a problem, I may consider trying to find a grief counselor to help him adjust if he’s open to that. I think he’d talk to someone if they were caring and compassionate. A Pastor who can explain the spiritual aspects of death would be best I think. Thanks all.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      The first year after a loved one dies is the hardest and most people want to go to the cemetery on special occasions. Your dad is no different. He may want to go more than other people would because of his condition. He finds comfort in visiting I would imagine. My parents graves are 90 minutes away from me and I know that is difficult. I pray that you can work something out that is good for you and also meaningful for your dad. He probably is remembering Easters past is why he wants to go be there where she is.

      The most important thing you can do for your dad is do everything in your power to see that he is saved before he dies. Maybe a pastoral visit would work. Or pray that God will help you lead your dad to the Lord.

      My mother was saved late in life. I sowed the seeds but she had lots of questions so I took her to my pastor and he led her in the sinners prayer. In those last few minutes of my mother’s life I reminded her that she was indeed saved and that she was going to go to heaven and be with Jesus and her favorite grandson who had recently died. I told her I loved her and would miss her but it was okay to go. And she did, right then and there. I pray for your dad’s soul to be saved before he dies.

      I know this walk is not an easy one and you feel overwhelmed at times. I know I did. I pray God’s comfort and guidance will be with you and give you the strength to do the things you need to do. Hang in there!

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      • buzzybee says:

        Thanks muchly, JFP. Yes, there are days I feel quite overwhelmed. My husband is a good man, but he talks like it’s a big chore to go up to the cemetery. I need his support and don’t feel I’m getting it (I mean moral support). It’s very difficult for me to do things alone with Dad as a constant. Once in a while is okay. But I don’t think I should be the only one in Dad’s life. Thankfully my other stepsister will go to visit him tomorrow. I talk to Dad by phone daily due to his living alone with congestive heart failure, on oxygen 24-7, stage 3 kidney damage, & shingles nerve pain from shingles attack last August. He does tend to internalize his stress, which is part of my concern for his soul. It does help to know that this is likely normal the first year after a spouse or close loved one dies. I agree he likely remembers Easters past. I don’t think he’s ever fully dealt with the reality of the passage of time in terms of difficulty adjusting to life’s transitions. Again this is part of his spiritual condition I think. I’m just unsure how best to minister, which is why I’ve requested prayers.

        I’ve been thinking of asking Dad if he’d like a visit from the pastor who led the funeral service, since he said he liked him. Also, I’m trying to think of a way for Dad to have some sort of memorial for my stepmom that’s closer to home. He’d like to have some tulips, and she loved flowers, so I think I’ll make him up a tulip bowl with hers and his favorite colors. I think my stepsister will continue to visit weekly for a while. I’d wanted him in assisted living or Foster Care late this Spring, but those are expensive and he wants to stay in his house as long as he can. I do not think he should spend another winter alone there. I’ve not said this yet. I’m hoping he’ll be willing to move by end of summer. The sale of the house can offset the expense.

        On a better note, he did drive himself to his barber today. It’s not too far and he needs the feeling of independence. An errand also offsets his loneliness. How long he can keep driving, I do not know. I’m leaving the future in God’s hands, but still feel the stress and overwhelm at times. I’m attending a weekly women’s bible study right now for the fellowship, which helps. Thanks for the support, JFP. I’m thankful to have a place where I can shed some load.

        I believe part of my stress is due to my own major life transitions going on at the same time. My husband just retired last June. He has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, diagnosed Nov. 2014. He can live with this condition for many years we are told. He only has to get his blood checked twice a year now. His results have been good. But it is still part of the load I live with daily. I can only imagine what it must be like for you to live with Gary’s diagnosis along with all your own medical issues, plus having lost loved ones. You are amazing. And God is so good to us. I don’t know how I’ll get through all this, I just know I’m hanging on to God’s help as much as possible.

        At least I’m not worried about losing the country like I was last Fall. For this I am thankful. God holds my future, my family’s future, and our country’s future. And the Lord is my Shepherd. Guess I can say I truly feel ‘sheepish’ lately. Ha. Thanks for letting me unload.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          You’re welcome. I fell for all of your dad’s issues. I have congestive heart failure, loss of kidney function, and nerve pain in my right arm and hand from shingles. Any one of those three is tough but all three is really tough.

          My brother-in-law had leukemia. I don’t know what kind but he lived ten years with it

          I am lucky. Gary will go to the cemetery any time I want. His parents are buried in a town close to where my parents are buried. He lost his mother when she was 58 and his father when he was 69. I never met his mother who was one half Cherokee Indian but I did meet and loved his dad.

          Prayers will continue for you and your family. I pray God will open a door that you can talk to your dad about salvation before it is too late. It’s possible God wants you to do it and it would be a very nice bond to remember later. Hugs.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Thank you so much, dear JFP. Must sleep now, but will update later on.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Dear JFP my prayers are also with you. May God surround you. keeping you in the palm of His hand, never far from His heart, and always within His loving embrace. Amen

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            • justfactsplz says:

              Thank you. This past week was hard. I had to be out every day with doctor’s appointments for me or G. I wasn’t able rest except when I felt like I was going to faint if I didn’t lay down. I am struggling with this antibiotic but determined to get through the side effects until I finish it. The cellulitis in my leg is much much better. This week will be better as there is only one doctor’s appointment for me to get my blood rechecked. G. has physical therapists and occupational therapists ongoing three times a week since last December. It’s hard to rest with people coming in and out at different times and the dogs barking every time. But God’s presence is ever with me and all of the prayers strengthen me. Hope you and hubby are doing okay.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Dear buzzybee how about talking to your dad about considering Easter a “season” then you would not have to go exactly on that day. Our family knew our deceased relatives’ souls were in Heaven, but we would always go sometime Easter to Memorial Day to the cemetery, pray together, and make sure the graves were being taken care of properly. I actually liked going closer to Easter because that time of year reminded me of the Resurrection. It was a very spiritual experience.
          I was also going to suggest planting a tree or a small garden, or having something specific to her that would be a physical item for your dad to have. After his wife passed my uncle had a nice picture of her smiling, with her favorite silk flowers in a bowl in front of it, and her favorite prayer, all on a small table.
          It takes time. The deceased is in Heaven, but the surviving spouse is still a living, corporeal being who is used to physically being around their loved one for years or decades..
          I understand him wanting to stay in his house. That may also change in time. I knew a man who’s wife was terminal. He said as soon as she was gone, he was moving into senior housing – he couldn’t wait. Well it took a little over a year for him to make the move. People react differently from each other, and even differently than they think they will act.
          I ask God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to guide and comfort you and your entire family, and especially bring peace to your dad. Amen

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          • buzzybee says:

            Dear G-d&Ctry, thank you so much for your tender heart toward these issues. I’ve actually been thinking of suggesting to Dad about putting a picture with flowers or something on a little round accent table I know he has. Also, I took him some tulips and daffodils recently and will plant them soon as both he and stepmom loved flowers. We did go to the cemetery yesterday and it was okay. I just don’t want to make that long drive every month, but I think he may go with my stepsister sometime in May. That’s an excellent idea about the prayer. She had a Psalm that we’d read at her burial, which I could type for Dad. I gave him an extra copy to put in his bible. I didn’t know until recently that he even had a bible. I had suggested to him some time ago that he look up the devotional passages in stepmom’s booklet that she’d had marked. I do not know what he’s reading, or if he reads his bible.

            He’d made one comment yesterday at our cemetery visit (I’d mentioned in my last post to JFP). I’ll throw this out to see if anyone can help me figure a way (if any) to address this. We took flowers to the Columbarium (as she chose cremation) so it’s basically a wall with small openings for urns or boxes. When we chose the flowers, we discussed whether some were already open, and some were tight budded. I made the comment that “Dad, you won’t be up here to see the blooms open anyway.” (as I knew we’d be back home and he wouldn’t return for a while) He said, “No, but SHE will.” [pause and let that sink in]

            This comment made me wonder if Dad thinks she hovers around her gravesite, or if he thinks she hovers everywhere, or what. But it doesn’t make sense to me. I almost forgot…my reply to him then was, “If she’s looking down from heaven.” I am pretty sure that Dad doesn’t understand that our spirits return to God (Who created us) and that He is preparing a place for us. In fact, I don’t think Dad even understands that we have a soul that is separate from our temporal bodies. It’s basic theology, but he’s never been taught these things as far as I know. This is why I’d like a Pastor to visit him. I could share with him, but it has to be at the right time when he is open to it. I didn’t have the heart to say that I don’t believe people hang around their gravesites after they die. If they came to earth (and I don’t believe they do with perhaps some exceptions), I’d think they’d hang around their loved ones at home. NOT the cemetery. I do have a good poem called, ‘Remember Me’ that I plan to give to Dad soon. It’s a popular poem and there are apparently several versions of it.

            I’m good with him staying in his house awhile now, although I’m not happy about his being alone at night, still I check by phone each morning. We can maintain this for awhile. He does need to stay there a while longer to save some money for his future care.

            Sorry this is so long. Thank you muchly for the prayer support. I appreciate CTH so much and the support and kindness I’ve found here means a lot to me. Part of my earlier stress last Fall was wondering if I would lose both my dad and my country within the year. Such a relief now. God is good. I praise Him for His loving kindness, grace, and mercy to us.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s condition, but glad to hear it is treatable. Please try to take care of yourself. Remember that oxygen mask has to go on you 1st before you can help anyone else, Sending up prayers now that God may give you both strength, and also healing for him – in God’s name, for God’s glory. Amen.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Thank you for your concern for me, G-d&Ctry. Don’t worry, I’m getting better at my self-care. I do need to overcome some nights of insomnia but overall I’m much better than I was last Fall. My husband has a very good prognosis. Quite possible he can live with this for twenty years or more. Currently he’s stable enough to not need any treatment at all, and his only symptom is occasional fatigue and tiring easily. This is one of the least dangerous types of leukemia, so we are blessed in that regard. His last blood check was very good, and the doctor has moved him to getting tested just twice a year now. Apparently this is typical with this type of leukemia if the patient is stable, which he is, so that is a praise. My husband also does not know the Lord, but living with me he gets an almost daily witness. 😉 Our daughter also has shared some things with him in the past I think. God knows all about it.

            Well, I almost feel like I’ve put my life story on this thread lately. How are you and your hubby doing? How are your eyes and are you sleeping better? Keep us posted on things, okay? May God bless you both richly and cover you with His care and His healing touch upon you both. I praise God for His love and care for us all.

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    • Sha says:

      buzzybee is there a good church close by your dad ? If so it would be nice if someone close to your dads age could pick him up for church or bible study. When I was running from the lord it wasn’t what people told me that lead me to God it was watching the peace that the people who had already found him had that made me want to learn more. I think he would enjoy being part of something for him self as well. I have to go for now but I will be back to check in and see how he is doing.

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      • buzzybee says:

        Thanks, Sha. Dad tends to fall asleep in church. But a bible study group would not be a bad idea. If it’s during daytime, he can drive himself. We will see. A visit from a local pastor that I have in mind would be a start. Praying for wisdom.

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  40. I am praying this morning for all on this thread who need comfort, answers, healing.

    Today I ask for your prayers:
    – I don’t get to see a beloved family member this weekend like I though I would. 😦 long story.
    – family I mentioned upthread, whose son died at university recently (during frat party – hazing appears to have played a role 😦 ) is really really struggling.
    – dear neighbor just lost his best friend of 46 years to cancer this week. he is a mess.

    In a book I just finished is something that you all might find useful during tough times – I sure have:
    Ireland, a Novel:
    “…But I’ve just had very bad news.” “What’s the good news inside it? There’s always good news wrapped up in bad news.”

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  41. justfactsplz says:

    I got my blood work back. The good news is I don’t have sepsis. The bad news is my kidney function is declining and I only have one kidney. It’s not real bad yet. The infection in the leg is starting to respond to the antibiotic. I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish the course though. I have been so sick with my stomach and intestines the past two days from it. I also feel so shaky and weak like I’m going to pass out. I can only sit or lay down. If I stand or try to walk I almost topple over. I have always had trouble with this and one other antibiotic. My adverse reactions to these two seem to get worse with age. I have also been having chills and sweats. The blood was drawn Tuesday morning after only four doses of the antibiotic. So that’s good I think.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Targeted prayers for you tonight, dear JFP. I pray you are able to rest, and will also plead with heaven for your feeling so sick. One kidney? Yikes! Okay, I’m asking Jesus to protect your remaining kidney. Please do rest as you are able, sleep, and give us an update when you’re up and about as you can.

      Precious Jesus, our dear Savior and Healer, I ask that You would protect JFP’s remaining kidney and keep it going. Nothing is too hard for you. I ask that Your healing touch would be upon JFP and that Your Presence would be powerfully felt by her in such a way that she is at peace and receives Your comfort as she is resting with this awful illness. I ask that the medications would do the work they are designed to do, defeat the infection, and free her from illness and disease. I ask that You would cradle her in Your loving arms and grant her a peaceful rest as You work Your healing miracle in her body. I lift her up to You dear wonderful Lord, and ask that Your loving will be done within her and for her. In Your mighty name I pray. Amen.

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      • buzzybee says:

        Will update later on my dad. We visited the cemetery today. It went okay. He did make one comment that I find concerning, but I’ll share later. Overall, we are plugging along alright. I am thinking of calling a Pastor I have in mind. Have to get his name and phone number from Dad’s neighbor (a sweet lady). This is the Pastor who conducted the funeral of my stepmom. Since Dad said he liked him, and he’s geographically not too far, I’m leaning toward calling him just to ask him to look in on Dad. Meanwhile, I’ll be planting some spring flowers for Dad within the week in his front yard to cheer him up.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Prayers continue for you and your dad. I’ve been thinking that he is probably very lonely with the passing of your stepmom. When he is alone in his house and she is not there it must be very difficult for him. Maybe one of the group homes would have been good for him so he would have people to talk to but I know he wanted to stay in his own home. I know things are very hard for you. I hope you planted some pretty flowers for yourself. Be kind to yourself.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Thank you, JFP! God surely knew… I did manage to plant a few lovely flowers in my yard today. And I hope to plant a few of the spring ones for my dad either tomorrow or later this week. He does get lonesome I know, but he wants to stay put for a while regardless. He gets company from my stepsister once a week, and I see him twice a week. My husband and I try to take him somewhere each week.

            Dad is going to miss his wife, no matter where he lives, so I just have to let him process his grief and loss. I do think that my husband and I are some comfort to him though. And so is our daughter. With the weather getting nicer, he sees the neighbors outside when he goes to his mailbox. They told me they watch out for him. One of them called me when he left his garage door open once. I believe God is working in my dad’s life, I’m just unsure what part I play exactly in terms of my witness, other than my ongoing care in looking after him. Dad is fairly stable right now physically, and his shingles nerve pain is not as intense as it was. He still gets pain attacks, but not as often. So I’m not as anxious about him right now as I was. At least not as often (I do have my moments).

            I’m praying that you’ll recover from this infection successfully and that God will continue to bring you through. I know you’ve had a very tough time yourself. Prayers ongoing for you.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Oh my gosh JFP! Really glad it’s not sepsis. Have you talked to your doctor about your reaction to the anti-antibiotics? Please give them a call. Praying fervently right now for God’s protection for you………….I ask these prayers in the name of Jesus for the glory of God. Amen.
      I wish I knew what to do to make it all better for you.

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    • 💖💖May God give you strength and comfort! God bless, you are lifted up in prayer and thought of most preciously! Rest easy 💖💖

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    • G-d&Country says:

      JFP I’ve been thinking about you. This comment is offered in humility. You need to rest both physically and mentally. Please have G take a cab or (senior) bus to her appointments. I don’t know if you live somewhere very rural or in a city/suburb. Hopefully there is a (senior) bus or cab service. You are at the point of collapse, and must rest. There is no reason if alternative transportation exists for you to drive her. If there is no alternative transportation that is one more reason for her to move to somewhere closer to her doctors. You are enabling her to stay at your house. She is taking advantage of you. You know this. If you won’t take care of yourself for yourself, take care of yourself for your husband.
      The culture in my family was that the youngest was brought up to take care of the house and parents. That was me. Everyone thought I was the oldest because my 2 oldest siblings were spoiled rotten, and I was the responsible one. When I could no longer do things for them or buy things for them they abandoned me like parasites that had sucked all the life from the host until it died.
      I thought I had no value unless I was doing for others. You have made similar statements. Even though I had listened to readings at church and read readings from the Bible, and logically knew, it was not until I sat down and read the New Testament through that it really, actually dawned on me that GOD PUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ME! God thought enough of me to create me and put the Holy Spirit in me! I have value whether I can work and do or buy for others, or whether I am in a coma dying in a bed. You have great value. Accept the value God gives you of the Holy Spirit in you. Your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Take care of that most wonderful gift God gave you. One last thing I do that may help you. I think of how I would advise a young adult, but naive child I had: Imagine your daughter living in your circumstance, sick with a sick husband, and someone living in their house using them, playing on their emotions basically through guilt. What you would tell her? You have value – God gave it to you, and no one can take it away, even if you ignore it, it’s still there. I think God is waiting for you to realize your value, and value and love yourself as much as He does. God Bless You.

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      • buzzybee says:

        Dear G-d&C, it sure sounds like you grew up in an abusive situation with very self-centered and dysfunctional people. My family of origin was also dysfunctional, but not quite that bad. My mother has a personality disorder, my sister withdrew into herself from the psychological damage growing up. A counselor told me that I was dealing with stuff, but my sister wasn’t. Today my mom has Alzheimer’s on top of the mental disorder. My sister thought she could help her, but she’s gotten an education the hard way. She almost had a nervous breakdown. I’d had much to forgive, but Jesus has healed me and helped me through it all. I also had to learn that I have value, as well as setting boundaries. This is what helps me now with my dad. At times he makes things very difficult, but as long as I keep those boundaries in place, lean on the Lord, and look to Him for guidance, I’m getting through. I have a good support system of friends also. Not to mention the blessing of CTH! 🙂

        Anyway, JFP, I hope you won’t take G-d&C’s message too hard, and remember that you are valued and cared about. Not for what you do, but for WHO you are. God made you and loves you as He does all of His children. But I realize that G presents a dilemma. I hope you’re setting boundaries with her and not making it easy for her to use you for her own selfish ends. I took in a friend of my daughter’s some years ago and learned some verrrry hard lessons. I’ve seen friends do the same. Your husband comes first before G, but I’m sure you know this already. I will pray and ask God to give you wisdom and a strong constitution in this situation. Meanwhile, prayers continue for your medical needs too.

        The prayer warriors here at CTH are God’s beloved and He cares for us as His children. A few years ago, I’d asked God to raise up prayer warriors for our country. Then I discovered CTH. How good God is! His love is from everlasting to everlasting. He cares for us even when we do not realize it.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Dear Buzzybee I certainly did not mean to distress JFP : “Anyway, JFP, I hope you won’t take G-d&C’s message too hard” Please see comment reply above or below to JFP.. As far as my family, yes they are self-centered and dysfunctional, but God has been close to me for a long time, and even though at times everyone’s life is difficult, I am content with God’s love..God Bless.

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          • buzzybee says:

            Not to worry. I think I’ve said similar things to her in weeks past. I just figured she might feel extra sensitivity since she has so many medical problems and illness. I know I would be. A lot to cope with! You have a compassionate heart and obviously care about others. Bless you.

            I almost got into it with a friend of mine about a week ago. She bluntly said I was not listening to her and I bluntly said yes I was. I ended by telling her I loved her anyway. Turned out it was a misunderstanding. Once we clarified what each of us was truly saying, we had no more misunderstanding. Also, she’d had an extra stressful day with hard work and news that a friend of her husband’s had just died. So she was not in the best of spirits.

            Both you and JFP have an awfully lot to cope with medically. That alone causes a great deal of stress. But you both love the Lord and love people too. You’re right that God never promised us an easy life. He promises to never fail us or forsake us. I praise Him and thank Him for His goodness and love to His children. I couldn’t get along without my Lord. It is due to His leading that I’ve found CTH. May God continue to surround you both with His love and care.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Dear JFP I hope my message did not cause you any distress ( Buzzybee comment below “Anyway, JFP, I hope you won’t take G-d&C’s message too hard” ).
        Sometimes, especially when someone is tired, sick, and overwhelmed, they need a friend to say what someone outside of the situation can see, that the person themselves would see if they were not so tired, sick, and overwhelmed. I meant this to be a loving, helpful, comment not distressing. My long time friends and I have said things like this to each other over the years as we found ourselves in difficult situations. Please accept my apologies if this has upset you. I pray for only the best for you. God Bless you and your family.

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    • Sha says:

      Sending up focused prayers for you JFP.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thanks Sha. I finally was able to finish the antibiotic. Due to you all’s prayers I was able to get through the side affects. The infection seems to be gone from the leg. The swelling and redness is permanent because of the post thrombotic syndrome. I wear the support socks for that.

        G. couldn’t move around and was off balance and her therapist said I needed to take her to the hospital. She was there over the weekend. She had some renal failure due to dehydration. She normally drinks a lot of water and I hadn’t noticed she wasn’t. They let her out yesterday before I could talk to a social worker on Monday.

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        • buzzybee says:

          JFP, I’m so glad to see you post here again! I was wondering about your leg and how you’ve been doing with the antibiotics. I hope the worst is over for you. Saddened that somehow an opportunity for you to speak with a hospital social worker was missed. Drat! Well, God knows all about it. Let us know how you’re doing. I’m amazed at all you’ve survived over the months and years. You’re a walking miracle! Hope Gary is doing okay.

          Sha, it’s also good to see your post. Hope the job and travels are going along okay.

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  42. G-d&Country says:

    Brought hubby to new doctor Friday. He is continuing antibiotics until middle next week as well as adding a new medication for 2-3 months then back for tests. We are really praying he does not have to be on another medicine permanently. There is no good way to tell when or if things would get really bad again. He just has to watch his symptoms very closely, and get to the ER right away – no delays – even if he thinks he’s getting better. He drove locally this weekend and is steadily improving, but still resting after he does something physical.
    My eyes are a little bit irritated, but I had (much needed) fun on Cursday and Caturday. I’ll cut way down on reading until next Cursday 😉 That and the laundry list of other things I’m supposed to do to keep these eyes happy should help a lot. I am getting back to sleeping more normally, (although it is quite late now), The sleep makes a huge difference. Thank you all very, very much for your kind prayers, and most of all thank You God. Amen.
    Good Night all.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I am so happy to hear that your hubby is steadily improving. Maybe it will be easier now for you to get rest yourself. I wish you had some way to speak and listen on your computer so that you wouldn’t have to strain your eyes. I’m sure blind people must have something like that so they can do computer but I’ll bet it would be very expensive. Take care. Spring is in the air and with it new promise.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Thank you JFP I am trying to sleep more. Now we are dealing with our emotions about our friend Ken dying. (the names I’ll use are fake) At work Donna is trying to put together a little get together for a few close friends of Ken. Donna worked with Ken, and is Ken’s wife’s good friend, and they live close to each other, about 90 minutes south of us. My hubby is hoping the new meds he starts taking today do not bother him so he can drive down to see his dear friend of 23 years before he passes. Where they all work people stay working there for decades, so people become very close, even though they may live far away. Please pray, not only for Ken of course, but also for the many people whose hearts are breaking cant type anymore crying

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        • buzzybee says:

          G-d&C, your post made my eyes water yesterday. Please know that my heart goes out to Ken and all of his friends and loved ones. I’m reminded of how Jesus wept when he saw the people weeping for Lazarus, even though he restored him from the grave that time. I pray that your husband gets a meaningful time with Ken before God calls him home. I pray that those around will be a comfort to each other, and receive comfort from God’s ministering Presence during this time. Keep us updated as you are able and let us know how things are going and how your husband is doing.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Thank You Buzzybee for your kind, thoughtful response. Mourning a loved one is a natural, human response, and then our belief in God’s teaching of our souls brings us to peace. Life has trials for everyone, and God did not promise us an easy life in this world, but if we live as He wants us to, we will have a glorious life with Him in the next life. God Bless.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Prayers continuing for your husband’s healing and for you that you sleep better and your eyes continue to improve. Sleep well. My turn to say ‘Good Night All’. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Thank you buzzybee. I also pray you had a goodnight’s sleep, and you continueto do so with such a busy life. God’s blessings to you and your family.

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        • buzzybee says:

          Had a great night’s sleep last night! Feel better today. Hope for another good night tonight. Thank you muchly for prayers. Blessings back to you and all.

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    • Sha says:

      I’m still praying for both of you. I am so Happy your husband is doing better and you are getting some rest.

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  43. nole2016 says:

    Tomorrow morning I am driving from Maryland to Florida with my wife, son and daughter to be with my Mom. She is in home hospice, and she is at the end of the journey called life. We were all with her last week and she told us she loved us, and we told her we loved her. Today I found out that her year long battle with Cancer was almost over. Shortly, she will be with her husband, and my Father, who died from a tragic accident at the age of 58. She never dated after he died…he was her penguin. She was a Mother to four children, grandmother to eight, and great grandmother to two, soon to be three. I am thankful knowing that she will soon be pain free and sitting next to my Dad. I know God will welcome her with open arms. Please pray for us, as she will be in good hands.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Praying for you all nole……

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    • buzzybee says:

      Prayers for your mother and all of your family, Nole. May God be with you during your travel, keep you safe, and comfort you all during this time. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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      • nole2016 says:

        Thank you, buzzybee. As the oldest child, I will be speaking first at her funeral. Thoughts and memories are all rolling through my mind. I plan on speaking from the heart knowing, God, will give me the strength and the words to express my true love for my Mother, and family. Faith, love, and trust, will help us all through this short journey we call life. Thank you, God, for giving us the strength and wisdom to endure the pain at the moment, knowing greater love will prevail.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Heavenly Father, I lift up nole2016 and his family in prayer. I pray that you would be with his mother and ease her pain and hold her hand as she leaves this world to join her husband in heaven. I pray for safe travels for nole2016 and that you would comfort and strengthen him. Help to deliver the thoughts from his heart at her funeral. May your presence be with them. I ask these things in your precious son Jesus’ name. Amen.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Go forth, Christian soul, from this world
      in the name of God the almighty Father,
      who created you,
      in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
      who suffered for you,
      in the name of the Holy Spirit,
      who was poured out upon you,
      go forth, faithful Christian.
      May you live in God’s peace this day.
      May your home be with God in Zion,
      with Mary, Joseph, and all the Angels and Saints.
      (Prayer for the dying)

      My deepest condolences nole2016.
      May God guide you and your family, and give you peace and strength.

      ” …knowing greater love will prevail” – How beautiful and wise.
      Love Never Dies.
      God Bless you all.

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  44. lyfsatrip says:

    I have 2 special people that are in need of extra prayers. One is battling stage 4 Leukemia and the other has very ill, nearing death, in-laws and is dealing with caregiving challenges. Both of these friends are incredibly good and caring people and it breaks my heart to see them suffer so much. May God give them strength and peace of mind that whatever the result they know our loving Lord is guiding them through their storm. I appreciate you remembering them in your prayers and lifting them up. Thank you.

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  45. dm says:

    My godson Chris is in a very dark place in his battle with heroin addiction. Any prayers for his safety and recovery are most appreciated. Thank you.

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    • Sha says:

      I will add him to my prayer list and start praying for him now.

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      • dm says:

        Thank you…I was hoping for a miracle, but he decided to go be with God…22, smart, good looking, talented and very tortured. Thank you again…peace be with you and yours.

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        • Buzzybee says:

          Hi dm, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this bright and talented young man. I will pray for you and his loved ones who are sure to be grieving his loss. My husband lost a brother to heroin about 27 years ago so I have seen the effects on loved ones. Praying for God’s comfort through all tears.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          dm, I am so sorry about your godson, Chris. I pray that God will hold you and his family close and comfort you in this most difficult time.

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