Prayer Requests – 9

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

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  1. Michael says:

    Grounding.
    I’m sceptical but upon further research I’m going to try this.
    “Earthing (grounding) the human body reduces blood viscosity-a major factor in cardiovascular disease.”
    “The biologic effects of grounding the human body during sleep as measured by cortisol levels and subjective reporting of sleep, pain, and stress.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/#B16
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22757749
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15650465/

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  2. carshop says:

    H Treepers, I have been out of work for almost 4 months and am pretty discouraged. I have faithfully interviewed, searched and have been offered 3 contract type jobs only to to have he funding removed at the last minute. I’m starting to think it is my age because I have great qualifications and a good track record. Please pray for a breakthrough. Much appreciated!

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    • Trumpismine says:

      Car shop,
      Being out of work was one of the toughest chapters In my young career. If you have family depending on you it makes it worse. You know I came through it? Looking back now I see it made me stronger. Like fine steel tempered in the furnace.
      God help us keep our faith in you.
      In Jesus Name.
      amen

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      • carshop says:

        I have a senior in high school about to apply for colleges and a husband hurt at work. I know God refines us in our times of struggle but sometimes it seems way too hot in the oven! Thanks for the encouragement.

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    • mariegrace says:

      Carshop, I understand exactly what you are going through. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. May God open the right door for you/ I am praying for your breakthrough . God bless and comfort and keep you.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Hi carshop. I was just telling mariegrace about my own experience with this the other day. As TIM said, looking back now I know why it took me as long as it did to find work again. Though it be difficult, keep your heart pointed to the Lord & your faith strong, & you will come through this. God bless.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Lord, I pray that you will open the doors of employment opportunity for carshop add that he will find a job. I pray there will be no age discrimination and that his qualifications will win prospective employers over. Amen.

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  3. Trumpismine says:

    Valerie,
    What you said was so uplifting!
    Thank you and if I might add James 3:26
    Confess your faults one to another,and pray for another,
    That ye may be healed. The effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Bless you

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  4. MTeresa says:

    I know I can count on those here in TCH for help. Asking for prayers for my daughter. She will be consulting with her neurologist on Friday to consider another brain surgery for intractable epilepsy. The first surgery she had three years ago, a laser ablation, was only partially successful. The more invasive surgery has a 80% success rate so it is very hopeful. Please pray for her and her doctors to guide them to the right decision. It’s not going to be easy for her if she has to do this, but if it stops the seizures it could be life changing. Lord, I lift them in prayer today to heal her body mind and soul. Whatever is your will Lord, give us the strength to get through it.

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    • carshop says:

      I’ll pray not only pray for her but for you, that you have peace.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      MTeresa, I know as a mother the concern you feel and how you are seeking God’s will. I have been through over 30 surgeries with my own daughter. I could have never held up without God being by my side and the prayers of others.

      I prayed for wisdom for the doctors and your daughter to make this decision. Should they decide to proceed with the surgery I pray for a successful outcome. May God’s healing hand be on her in every way and may He comfort and strengthen you as you sit on the sidelines waiting. God bless you both.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Prayers of comfort & wisdom, MTeresa. May the Lord guide your daughter & her doctors in making this decision, & prayers for a successful outcome. God bless.

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    • The Defiant One says:

      MTeresa, you and your daughter will be in my prayers!

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    • Trumpismine says:

      MTeresa,
      I pray for your daughter and your family and all the medical staff involved in her care.
      Romans:37 thru 39
      Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
      For I am persuaded that neither death.nor life,nor angels,nor principalities,nor powers,nor things present,nor things to come.
      Nor height,nor depth,nor any other creature,shall be able to separate us from the love of God,which in in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    • Lumina says:

      Isn’t amazing what technology can do!?! A little prayer is amazing also…Prayers for you & your daughter tomorrow…

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  5. Annie says:

    am sending up prayers to all that are hurting in any way, physical or mentally. I am also asking for healing prayers for my 87 yr. old friend ,Virginia..the doctors are not sure what is wrong, which is very worrying..she has never really been ill and now she is in terrible pain. Thank you.

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    • carshop says:

      Lord, we are fearfully and wonderfully made and I praise you for being the God of all things seen and unseen. Please let the doctors help Annie’s friend Virginia and relieve her of her pain. Amen.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      God bless, Annie. Prayers that the doctors can figure out what’s wrong & help Virginia to be well.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Annie, Jesus is The Great Physician. I pray that He will show the doctors what the problem is that is causing Virginia so much pain. I also pray He will ease her pain and suffering. Prayers for God’s loving arms to surround you too, Annie.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Prayers have been sent for your good friend Virginia, and pray the doctors will find out what is causing her so much pain as well as being able to relieve it with healing. Please let her know she is loved.
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        Hello my friend…. I continue to face one challenge after the other. I have not been CTH much lately… but I think of you often and send prayers your way – know I am thinking of you and praying for your complete recovery. Lots of hugs and kisses xo

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  6. carshop says:

    Update on my job situation. Since I asked for prayer I have had 2 jobs present themselves. My first interview for one is today on the phone. The other I passed the phone screen with the manager with flying colors and am going to an on site interview for next week. Thanks for the prayers!

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    • Trumpismine says:

      That is wonderful Carshop!

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Praise God for working in your life and answering our prayers. So happy for you.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      I am so excited for you as I am sure many others here are as well. I haven’t been able to post for awhile, but I did read your posts and added you to my evening prayers when you first posted.

      Please let us know how it all goes and I will continue keeping you in my prayers.

      What an awesome experience to sail with flying colors in your phone interview. I couldn’t help but break out in a yuuge smile for your success. I can’t wait till you tell us more!
      Stay smiling and be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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  7. justfactsplz says:

    G. had a conference call with her two attorneys and the engineering frim today about the offer on her land. It is a very bad offer which would not help her at all for over two years. They are trying to come up with a counter offer. G. told them she was having to move. They all understand as they have had to deal with her angry self for years. They even dispatched her into the conference call a half hour late so they could talk among themselves without her yelling. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for Gary and I to be able to get her out of our house. She is actively looking into senior housing.

    Our home search is frustrating. We have tried to buy around 20 houses to be outbid by competition and investors. Inventory is low. We give up on central Florida. it is time to leave it all behind and it’s rush rush atmosphere. We are now looking into north Florida. The hard part is moving farther from Gary’s children and grandchildren and leaving our doctors. But up there homes are cheaper and more easily available to us. So that’s where we are at unless the one in Pierson comes through.

    I went back to the surgeon yesterday and they gave me injections in both hips. I still hurt with every step I take and the left leg has the sciatica so bad. I am praying for a peaceful new abode for Gary and me. I know it will help us both immensely to get out from under this stress. Trying to find a place to live is hard. Our real estate broker says our landlord is trying to engage in predator lending. We are running out of time. Our lease is up at the end of July.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      The Lord may be leading you & Gary further north. Still praying something comes through for you in time. You both so deserve a break.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        God very well could be leading us out of this central Florida mess. We do have a counter offer on a home about 45 minutes from here that they have counter offered on and we back. It looks promising and is in the country. It needs come cleaning but it is doable

        North Florida has a lot of choices a lot cheaper.

        ..

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        • Ad rem says:

          Hope you don’t mind, but I edited out your real name and replaced it with your username.

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          • bruce buren says:

            No need to hope. It was a blessing. I thank you for your kind consideration.  And since you know,Bruce 

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Thank you. I don’t mind at all. I had to sign back into to Word Press and didn’t notice anything unusual about the name.

            We are right on the verge of maybe getting a house. We have been offering and counter offering on this one for a couple of weeks. It is one county over and is in the country. It wasn’t my first choice because it wasn’t fixed all up and flipped. It was just foreclosed on and it needs some cleaning and work. But it is a lovely (big) house with a very big yard. Gary can have his chickens and his garden. He cried earlier today thinking he was going to have to move away and he has lived in central Florida all of his life. This home is only 37 minutes from here so he will love it so I will love it.

            WE will hear a final answer on our latest and last offer tomorrow. God knows what he He is doing. I just have to trust.

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            • maiingankwe says:

              Justfactsplz,
              My fingers are crossed and on pins and needles. Please let us know how it all works out.

              37 minutes away isn’t too shabby, especially considering one can have a nice garden and chickens. I really hope this one works out. Hold strong and be well,
              Ma’iingankwe

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              • justfactsplz says:

                No answer yet. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Now we probably won’t hear until after the 4th. I am on pins and needles.

                G. had a conference call with her elder attorney today. She told her she needed to drop the price on her land. I have told her the same thing for two years.

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                • Joe Blow says:

                  Praying this is the one!

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                • maiingankwe says:

                  One would think dropping the price after two years plus would be a good thing. It would certainly help at the bargaining table, that’s for sure.

                  I’m sorry you have to wait another day, but I would say to take the day and have the greatest time ever! Do what you’d like to do, and if that means enjoying the air conditioning and reading a book, than so be it. I’d love to see you do something for you for once.

                  No matter what, I hope you are able to laugh and smile and just enjoy the Fourth.

                  I will be checking the board off and on on Thursday. It’s my dreaded chemo day. Thank goodness there are great nurses, so it’s not so bad. I just don’t like what they put in me and what it does to my body. I know, it’s helping, so there is that. Always gotta look for the silver lining. 😊

                  I hope your day is as close to perfect tomorrow on the Fourth.
                  Be well and hold tight,
                  Ma’iingankwe

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            • Ad rem says:

              I’ve been typing with crossed paws all month JFP! For the price of a few meals out, you can always hire a one-day cleaning crew to come in and take care of the really tough jobs before you move in. I’m also praying you have good and caring neighbors as well.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      To have put so many offers in and to not have given up hope or your drive, shows us all how simply amazing you really are. I am so encouraged by your drive and not give up attitude. I know it cannot be easy by any means, especially with so many no’s, but yet you’re still standing and looking at different options. Did I say you were amazing? You’re awesome too! Please know without any doubt that you simply are an amazing person who teaches us so much through your actions and resolve.

      I find myself sending up prayers for your home search every time I think of you. I’ve done it driving down the road, being put on hold by the insurance representative, every evening as I lay head to rest, planting a flower, playing with my pups and many more times too.

      We are working hard on your behalf because you give so much to all of us. I know I look forward to seeing one of your posts and the longer the better. I always smile when you add G. I also laughed when you explained why the lawyers spoke a half hour alone. Too funny.

      Anyways, I just wanted to let you know you’re in my heart and mind a lot and I hope and pray it will work out for you this month. I wish I lived close enough that I could offer our home as a buffer with your time constraint. I know I live too far, but if you and Gary wanted to come up you’re always, and I mean always welcome. I just wish we weren’t so far away. I would love to share my flowers on the deck, and give you lots of breathing room. A place where you could relax and regain your strength from all of your hard work.

      It’s 10:45pm right now and I have beautiful blue skies. Yes, pm not am. It’s glorious. It’s so glorious I took a picture and will send it to Ad rem if I can remember tonight. But it’s so peaceful and quiet. My pups are snoring by my feet, the birds are chirping with the squirrels and once in awhile I can hear a car going down the other street. Our cul de sac (takes 18min to walk), is of gravel, so we’re not city folks by any means. Just the way I like it.

      A friend of mine is moving to NC to stay with her brother and family. She is selling everything she can’t get in two suitcases and a carry on. So I bought all of her gnomes and a few other garden critters. I think I got 11 and three tiny, little bears and one separate little gnome in a swing. I just love them. She loves the fact they are going to a home that will take good care of them and appreciated. Easy peasy, I say.

      I’m sorry, I didn’t mean this to turn around and be about me. I just wanted to say hello and let you know how much strength you give me. I really do look up to you.

      Please keep us informed when you can. I love reading your posts. And I look forward to the one saying, Yes! We found it! Yay!
      Be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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  8. Trumpismine says:

    Justfactsplz,
    It seems God is leading you to a better place. Have faith and I pray you and G to find peace.

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  9. Trumpismine says:

    1st(and only) wife had shoulder surgery this past Wednesday and like the doctor said it had to be done. The good thing is it was a success and she’ll be100 per cent after rehab.
    About a month ago I came home from the camp and she had been going through some old photos and strategically place a few in our room when we were much younger. It reminded me how lucky we were and didn’t even know it!
    God helped me to see how much she means to me and made it easier to care for her.
    She is still in a lot of pain but last night she quit the pain relievers(bad stuff) and is now taking ibuprofen.
    Tomorrow morning we head back to physical therapy and after dinner Tonight and I cleaned her up and washed her hair she started getting down b/c of the realization this is a tough row to hoe.
    Please pray for her to be strong and have resolve.
    God Bless you all.
    T.I.M.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Prayers for a swift recovery for your wife, T.I.M. I pray the Lord will lift her spirits & comfort her in those down moments. She’s very lucky to have you, too.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      T.I.M., Thirteen months ago I had a hip revision surgery. It was unsuccessful and five months I had another one. My husband took care of me and was in it for the long haul. I am just now getting back to more of my normal self except I still have to walk with a cane. Shoulder surgery is just as tough.

      Praise God your wife has you. She will get discouraged about things she can’t do yet. She will suffer pain especially with physical therapy in the beginning. Just support her, tell her how much you love her and how much she means to you. Let her know this too will pass and she will be good as new after she heals. It’s just not a quick fix like we would like sometimes.

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  10. Trumpismine says:

    Prayers answered brothers and sisters🎶 And Gods Blessings on you all.
    Physical therapy for the wife gave her new confidence. The prayers had an effect?
    As Sundance sometimes says funny that! And I feel renewed again in the spirit.

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  11. Trumpismine says:

    Ad Rem,
    In all my years @ the treehouse I never got you were a real person and not an autobot. This 4th and the anniversary of our country I salute you has a patriot and lover of God. May the Lord of Lords richly Bless you.

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  12. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Happy Fourth to all our Wolferine Prayer Warriors.

    Ongoing prayers for you all–you all are the best, the best the world has ever seen….big hearts and Love of our Heavenly Father.

    ….and special prayers and appreciations to Sundance, AdRem and others for their true mission to keeping us informed of Real News thru TCTH and keeping the Treehouse a pleasant place to be. Believe me, the Treehouse is a better place for hubbie and me than at any of our siblings’ homes these days.
    You have no idea how grateful our hearts are for this site. We have yet to miss a day since finding this in August 2015.

    Love you all…
    Grandma Covfefe
    Make God’s Blessings Great Again (MGBGA)
    🙂

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  13. Trumpismine says:

    Grandama Covfefe, right back at you MGBGA. Been hiding out from the 108 degree heat index dashing outside to the grill making shrimp,ribs and chicken. Feel so blessed on this day of patriotism and the patriots that honor our country and God with their duty.
    Must say it’s easier just cooking for wife and myself but we do miss our family. The sun will be going down soon and the booms will start soon so maybe I’ll venture out again😎 Happy 4th to all!
    T.I.M.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Yes, same with us this year..we fixed grilled steaks for just the two of us. It has been a year of ups and downs and we figured we need the quietness of the day for a change.

      I pray you two will have some healing going on now. About 20 years ago, I had to move in and take care of my mom when she had shoulder surgery, so I understand what you’re going thru, too. I pray the therapy will continue to make your first wife (and only) feel better about her recovery.

      May the Lord continue to bless you two in the days, weeks and months to come…every day.
      MGBGA

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      • Trumpismine says:

        I love stories about what you all did on our country’s bday,if you can share….please humor and old man?

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        • Trumpismine says:

          Ma’ didn’t you say when I spelled your name wrong ‘just don’t call me late for dinner? (Still laughing)
          Here is my story.
          Wife1 was in the restaurant business years ago and at one time we were thinking(dreaming) of opening a place. In those days I was always hungry!
          Well providence let me retire and I’m still hungry but I like to cook. So I get to test it out on everybody hmmm? Well now they might say maybe that is not bad or put that on the potato or do you need that expensive food processor? HA!
          To be continued

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        • Hey, T. I. M. I’m replying to your story request from the 4th festivities. Our celebration was somewhat spread out due to family changes. In the past both my brothers & their families would make an effort to head to Northern Michigan to join us at my parents’ Cottage, one dwelling back from the lake. My one brother lives out of state & hasn’t made the trip in several years now.

          My youngest brother’s oldest child just got engaged the day after her college graduation. They are planning a mid August wedding so the family is scrambling to get everything done. They threw a large bridal shower the Saturday before the 4th so that delayed my parents’ arrival at the Cottage & prevented my brother’s family from travelling North at all.

          My immediate family had already scheduled time off for before the 4th so the Curren ladies didn’t make the bridal shower (but will host a small family one later). We had staggered arrival Up North in 3 cars for 7 people & all got there after Midnight, technically on Saturday. Later that day the local fireworks display was carried out over Otsego Lake & we had a great view of the show. This year I actually decided to swim during the fireworks, which is a first, while family & neighbors watched from the beach & others took their boats across the lake (about a mile) to get a closer viewing. One neighbor put on the local radio station’s version of “Booms Over Otsego” (I think it said) & there were numerous patriotic songs, including all the songs for the various service branches (I recognized them from Mark Levin’s shows renditions). That music combined with the sounds of the explosions really helped to swell the patriotic fervor in my heart, though I always mentally substitute “blessed” or “thankful” for “proud” in that “Proud to be an American” song…

          We had an amazing steak dinner a couple days later after my parents arrived & before my husband & two working kids had to head back to work on the 4th. We also took a day trip to beautiful Lake Michigan to enjoy an untamed beach along Sturgeon Bay, just South of Wilderness State Park–this trip may have been the highlight for our Up North adventures for the 7 Currens. Another day there was an excursion to the woods, deep into a section off a gas well (my husband used to supply those rigs when we lived there a decade & a half ago, so he still knows how to find some nicely secluded areas) where 5 Currens & my mom got to enjoy some target shooting using the handguns owned by 4 of us–this was the first time both my mom & I had ever shot a handgun & my middle son video-recorded much of this event…

          After everyone but my special needs son & I had headed back home he & I took in the American flag, something I’d never done at The Cottage…As we were lowering it off the 20 foot flag pole one of our neighbors stopped to salute this precious symbol of our freedom. It turns out that he is a vet & had served in the Army in Vietnam. Both Josiah & I were able to thank him for his service.

          The day before we left to head home Josiah & I headed into town to run some errands. We also visited the cemetery where several family members were buried, including my dad’s first cousin who had died earlier this year & whose oldest son had flown in from California to check on his gravestone a couple of days earlier. This small local burial ground is filled with patriots & heroes & it is especially moving & sobering to see all the American flags placed at the graves of the service members, especially near patriotic holidays. Josiah was moved to tears as he contemplated the level of sacrifice represented in this cemetery, whose burials include some Civil War era warriors through present day heroes.

          Two of my great uncles, my grandma’s brothers, both WWII vets were buried there. Uncle Hugh was a medic overseas during the war. He was a medical doctor who was always very generous with his time & talents. He had his wife & kids live at their Up North Cottage throughout WWII when he was away. He didn’t want them in Detroit, a place he considered likely to be targeted by the enemy because of its tremendous industrial war effort. My Uncle Thurman was a machinist who helped to build “The Bomb”–though he didn’t know what exactly the top-secret project was that he was working on at that time. My dad likes to tell some stories of Thurman’s encounters with military brass who thought he was AWOL when he was on this super secret assignment & how they were put in their place with just one phone call.

          My dad told Uncle Hugh’s grandson, Hugh III, who was there to check on his dad “Tom’s” (technically Hugh II) gravestone, about his friend Del who was a Dentist who served in the military during the Korean War, I believe. Hugh’s young son, “Moose” (technically Hugh IV) is considering becoming a dentist. Del had told my dad that one year as a dentist in the military was worth at least Five in the private sector! After his retirement Del continues to use his dental skills to care for prisoners in the UP & immigrants (seasonal workers) on Mackinac Island–a true patriot, humanitarian, & real world Christian. Dad also shared stories about his cousin Bud, Hugh’s & Thurman’s nephew, son of my grandma’s brother, who was also in the service, though not during war time. He was a mechanic or machinist working on aircraft & retains some amazing skills even in his early 80’s–he’s become somewhat of a legend in our family after our adult kids got to meet him a couple years back where he wowed us with his stories, his repairs to my brother’s boat, & his extremely skilled boat skippering–he brought the vehicle in “hot” & perfectly fit it between dock, boat, & shore, basically steering & stopping it on a dime!

          To sum up, our Fourth of July excursion included Family, Faith, Food, Fellowship,
          Feistiness, Fireworks, Freedom, Festive Music, Friendly Neighbors, Firearms, “Faith of our Fathers” (the movie & the memories), & Fun!

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      • Trumpismine says:

        Yes friend,another session at the physical therapist this morning and more progress! I can feel all the prayers every morning when I wake up. And I say a prayer for all my friends too. Thank You

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  14. pjpatriot says:

    Good Morning! I’ve been reading the posts and am grateful we can share our burdens and praises online with each other in peace. I wanted to update you on my job search. I have a THIRD company interested and am having a phone screen this afternoon. Thanks for the prayers and now I ask for discernment and God’s wisdom on interviewing them and to have good discussions with all. Thanks again for being there!

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  15. Trumpismine says:

    Pain all in the mind
    I wish I had gone into medical school to help the suffering. Wife has nerve damage also and the mind is misrepresenting the signals to the brain and causing breath stopping pain in her lower arm.
    Although her surgeon told her it should pass it still hurts you to tears. No help for those going through this.
    Lord give us wisdom to help us in Jesus Name.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Continued prayers for your wife, T.I.M. God bless.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I personally sympathize with your wife.. Nerve pain is the worst. Prayers going up for her.

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    • carshop says:

      Lord, you’re the great healer, please have mercy on TIM and his wife. Let her pain subside and speed her recovery. Thank you for your blessings and mercy. Amen

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      • Trumpismine says:

        Thank you all for your prayers. Wife1 doing better today kept her lower armed iced and rub the skin lightly. The hand on that arm almost looks like a claw with the muscle on her forearm is all flexed up. She wants me to go up tomorrow and check on the camp.
        I know God and her sisters and our sons will look after her. I guess I’ll sleep on it…
        She hasn’t seen them since the surgery and I’m sure she would like that. sigh

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Nerve pain is VERY painful.. The zingers are a sign the nerves are trying to find each other and repair themselves. That is good. In the mean time it can be very surprising, coming out of the blue. It will get better. praying your wife finds relief soon. Much empathy and sympathy. Hand in there.
      Eve

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  16. Ad rem says:

    Ma’iingankwe has sent pictures to the Tree House email! Enjoy!!! 😀

    Here are the pictures of our late evenings. One is at 10:46 and the other with Cheetah is at 11:04 I believe. She is trying to tell me it is time to go in and go to bed.

    I will also try and send a picture of my Dahlia’s. This is the first summer I planted them.
    Hope all is well and thank you,

    Ma’iingankwe




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    • Trumpismine says:

      The land of the midnight sun and man’s best friend. Cheetah does have that look⏲
      Please God let me go to the last frontier state just once. Thx for sharing

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      • maiingankwe says:

        If you ever decide to head up here, no matter how far down the road, please contact me. I can help with a lot of questions and would love to meet you and your wife.

        I pray every day gets better in her healing.

        It sounds like she’s thinking of you to by trying to get you out of the house to the place you love. You both sound like an amazing couple and team.
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Ad rem, I wrote a post to T.I.M. yesterday or the day before about his wife’s nerve pain. Could you please see if it went in the bin for me? If it’s not there, I will rewrite it. There was a small bit of information in there that I thought might help.
      Thank you, and a big thanks for posting these pictures. It seems like the one with Cheetah is brighter outside even though it’s later by about twenty minutes. It really is beautiful out here on the deck and has been helping me heal. So peaceful and quiet.

      I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with lots of laughter and smiles,
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • Ad rem says:

        Darn it Ma’….I’ve checked both bins (twice) and can not find it. 😦 It might have gotten cleared out of the span bin by someone earlier this afternoon. I was away from the computer for most of the afternoon, and now I see we only have 245 pieces of spam….which is light for us. I’m so sorry…..

        And yes, your deck looks like a little piece of heaven in the early evening. Flowers….loving pups….handsome husband and family…..what more could one ask for? Well, maybe that tiara? 😀

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Thank you so much for looking. Wow, that is a lot of spam for us, and way too much work for you. You only have to check it once next time. Seriously, I trust you the first time around. Heck, I feel guilty asking you to check it at all now considering how much spam there is.

          Yeah, I do have it pretty good, especially when I look at the big picture. Sure, I may have had one of my worse weeks, but my hubby was home to help take care of me, and my pups won’t leave my side. Okay, if hubby lets them know he’s going for a ride, they’re outta here without a second glance back. 😁.

          I wish you an absolutely amazing and fabulous day! And please know how greatfull I and so many others are for all that you do for us. You do a lot and it all takes your time.
          Be well and stay smiling,
          Ma’iingankwe

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  17. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Yes! Thanks for sharing your pics. I hope to visit also. Love Cheetah, my pup looks at me like that and i just wish I could talk dog. I can’t figure out what she wants except maybe to lift up the toilet seat so she can have a drink…lol. Funny my dog talks cat and my cats talk dog. I think they are making fun of me. But, i am the keeper of THE FOOD, so they pretty much behave.
    Love y’all,
    Eve

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  18. Reposting this from Stella’s here:
    https://stellasplace1.com/2018/07/06/general-discussion-friday-july-6-2018/

    joshua says:

    July 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    missing my name.
    I am still alive
    start Chemo treatments next Tuesday
    miss everyone here.
    love and kisses to all.

    stella says:

    July 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for checking in, joshua! People have been asking about you, and we will all pray for you.

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  19. justfactsplz says:

    At last the open door. We have an accepted contract on the house one county over, about 24 miles from here. Gary is as happy as a kid at the ice cream truck. The only thing that could put a damper in it is it will take these slow as snail corporate asset people about ten days to draw up the contracts. Right now it is a verbal agreement. If they were to get a cash offer before papers are signed they would take it. I don’t believe this particular house has had much activity. on it.

    The house is older, built in 1971. It is much bigger than we need but it will sure be nice. It has a lot of use of wood paneling, wallpaper, and wallpaper borders. Most people wouldn’t give it a second glance because it is so dated. I personally love it and think it has character. The use of all the wood makes me think of warmth and comfort. It is a three bedroom two bath, living room with a brick fireplace, family room, dining room, eat in kitchen, bonus room, utility room, enclosed back porch, and a one car garage. It is out in the country by itself on point six acre lot and is chain linked fenced in the back. Gary can have chickens and a little garden. I will have room to sew and do my hobbies again. Funny this is one of the first houses we saw but we put it on the back burner because it had not been all fixed up like the others. I believe God wanted us to have this particular house.

    Now I have to get well quick and start packing now that I know I can take everything if I want to. I need prayers as old stomach issues have come back and I have been so sick and in terrible stomach and back pain since July 4th along with chills and fever. It’s probably my gall bladder again but could be the flu. Pray it goes away so I may tend to business.

    Thank you for all of the encouragement and prayers during these past difficult times. Jesus is my rock but you guys are fantastic faith builders and cyber love and hug givers. I love you all and am so thankful for this prayer thread and for CTH, Sundance, and all my administrators they keep it humming along.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Justfactsplz,
      What a beautiful post. I had to read it twice to keep that smile and warm feeling in my belly going strong. I am ever so happy for the both of you.

      They sure don’t make it easy though so they? Ten whole days for someone else to come in? I doubt that will happen though, I really do.

      I know I’m a bit slow, but did you say, point 6 of an acre or six acres? It’s hard to imagine without sq footage of the home. I’m trying though!

      I’m just so happy for you and Gary and really happy that 26 min of a drive isn’t bothering him to get to town. Now we just have to get G in a good living spot and all will be well on that part.

      Do you think that tick bite could be causing your tummy and flu like problems? Would you go see a good doctor and find out, or are you stubborn? 🙃😊

      Sending prayers and lots of love and smiles to you and Gary. So happy to hear he’s in such a good mood. Now we just have to get you all better real soon.
      Love you too!
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I have been smiling all night too since I found out early evening about the acceptance. I do believe if they have had much activity on the home they would have turned us down and waited for a better offer. Believe me they are making tons of money. They bought it and are selling as is.

        The house is 1904 sq. feet and the lot is a little over half an acre but looks big because it is so deep. Gary doesn’t need six acres to take care of anyway. There are two nice sheds on it so I will get to park my little Caliber in the garage. It is out in the country on a two lane road and behond the two lane is a railroad track. The rest is woods. No neighbors in sight but Gary says there is one in the back far back though.

        When we were looking at houses in town we stopped to look at one and there were four cop cars across the street arresting people. One of the cops came over to talk to us and told us we didn’t want that house we were looking at because it had been a crack house.
        He told us for safety reasons to not even buy in town. He said if it were up to him he would buy in this particular town. Tha’ts where our new house is. He says everybody knows everybody and crime is very very rare. It really is a one stop sign “town”. It is the leather leaf fern capital of the world. Lots of nurseries growing that.

        I will email you a link of the house. Love the pictures Ad rem posted of yours.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Woo Hoo! Eya! (Yes!). So happy for you and Gary! I knew this day would come, I knew it! And right on time. Cutting it close though. 🙃. Whew! But that is life.

          🎼 I’m so happy, so happy for you! 🎶

          Yee Ha!

          Happy 💃 dance all done. Pups included. They had no idea why, but they jumped right in. I know they’d be happy for you too. They just thought I was being goofy. 😜

          Please keep us up to date with the moving and all of that. Plus, please seriously consider getting your gall bladder checked. I had mine taken out, and it was the best thing that could’ve ever happened. I was throwing up so much that I tore up my esophagus all up and down. It was horrible. I could actually get sick as many as nine times an hour, but that was at its absolute worse. I was so weak I could barely move.

          Oh, and get this…none of the doctors or surgeon explained I would have to go on a new and permanent diet of no fats. I’m dead serious, not a one. I’m sure they must’ve assumed I would’ve known. Nope, didn’t have a clue. So I ate my usual. I can actually eat a donut and be okay. It took more than a few weeks to get my body to be able to eat whatever I want, but it worked. I guess ignorance is bliss. Now, I wouldn’t recommend this for you, because I seriously was in the dark over all of it, and I’m sure that’s why I can eat what I want now.

          Please get it checked out. It could be something completely different too, and I really do want to see you as strong as you can be for this move. If I could come down and help, I would in a heartbeat. If it was six months ago, I would. Right now, I’m sleeping most of the day and the nights, so I would pretty useless, but my heart and wishful thinking is still there. 🙂

          I am ever so happy for you and Gary! Your new place is going to be amazing after you get all settled in and finish the minor stuff. I can’t wait for you to be sitting in your favorite chair and looking around and thinking, “We’ve made it!” This is all ours and we absolutely love it. Dings and all. Please let me know that day, so I can do another happy dance with the pups. 🐕
          Love ya!
          Ma’iingankwe

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          • justfactsplz says:

            This is the worse and longest gallbladder attack I have ever had. Today it seems to be starting to settle down I hope. Our closing date is August 24. Our lease here ends july 31. Don’t know what is gong to happen there. Hopefully the landlord will let us stay one more month. I don’t know where we would go with 4 dogs and a cat, lol.

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            • maiingankwe says:

              Oh my gosh, you’re right, closing can take up quite a lot of time. Your poor heart, it’s just one scare after another. Hopefully, your landlord will be understanding to your plight. I’ve got my fingers crossed for both of you. Prayers too!
              Hold strong Lady,
              Ma’iingankwe

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              • justfactsplz says:

                The landlord took the news very well. He has agreed to let us rent for one more month past our lease ending. That is terrific news.

                G. got good news. She is getting a big lump sum payment for her husband’s retirement fund. He died twenty years ago and she just found out about this. Now she definitely has the money to get into a place of her own. Thank the Lord.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      You can’t see me right now, but I’m doing a little happy dance in my chair! I’m so happy for you & Gary. Praise be to Jesus!😄

      And I will pray that you are all healthy in time to make the move. God bless!

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    • Lumina says:

      Home Sweet Home!!! Add me to the dancin’ Treepers tonight….Your future country home sounds wonderful…saying a prayer of thanks for you house & for your tummy…

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      • Lumina says:

        …for your tummy issues to be a minor bug and strength for the move….(I hit the post button in the middle of a twirl b4 I finished my prayer.)

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I am so thankful, I have to pinch myself that it is real. Thank you for all of your prayers added with the other wolverine prayer warriors.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Whoopie!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 I finally get to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! So, you think a house built in 1971 is old? LOLOL….Mine was build in 1938! 😀 Yours sounds practically brand new.

      Now…for those tummy issues. You say you think it might be gallbladder? I have a bum gallbladder, and I’ve been nursing mine for about the last year. Took me a while to self diagnose myself, but one day I remembered my late father had to have his out. Suddenly it and all the symptons started making sense.

      You MUST avoid fats….no more than 2 grams of fat in ANY meal. If you have to cook with oil, always use olive oil. Avoid processed foods like the plague. You must cook all foods from scratch…that is the only way you’ll know exactly what’s therein. Stick with this kind of diet for a week, and you’ll soon feel like a new woman. Yes, I know it’s a PITA, but feeling good is well worth it.

      Can I uncross my paws yet?

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you for keeping paws crossed and in prayer all of this time. Two of my favorite houses that we got beat out of were bungalows built in the early thirties. I just loved everything about them.

        Yes, it will be low fat and bland for me for now. I had gall bladder issues a few years ago. The sonograms and Hida scan came back normal. Finally I was so symptomatic that they agreed to remove it. Then I got all of those blood clots in my leg and that went out the window.

        When they did a CT scan looking for all of the clots they found that my gall bladder didn’t function normally. It didn’t open and close the flap right. Then I didn’t have any more trouble with it until now. It is so very painful.

        Gary went to Daytona to the Nascar races today with his kids and grandkids. G. has taken the opportunity to really play the victim. She has no money to get a place, she has no place to go, yada, yada, yada. I have no sympathy anymore. She needs to find herself some place and get off of her duff and do something. I wouldn’t be surprised if we move out and she is still here for the landlord to contend with, lol. She calls assisted living prisons. I so can hardly wait for us to be in our new home, just the two of us. So glad I told her she needed to find her own place.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          So happy for you. Praise the Lord.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          I would make sure all of the seats were well covered up/stacked and taken so she doesn’t think she can scoot in at the last minute.

          I know that’s mean, but it’s what I’d do. 🙂

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          • justfactsplz says:

            She is NOT going plain and simple. I saw her room for today for the first time in a long time. It looked horrible. Papers crammed in the dresser mirror frame and so much crap on my furniture that you couldn’t even see it. It is probably ruined.

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            • maiingankwe says:

              You know, all of that junk just might be protecting your furniture. It might. Okay, not all of the papers crammed into the mirror, I mean seriously, who does that? A picture? Sure, fine, no worries, but stacks of papers? I’m sure you counted to a 100 backwards and forwards or bit your tongue almost completely off, but you did good. You’re an amazing lady is all I know. Absolutely amazing. You have the patience of a Saint and then some.

              Hold strong Beautiful Lady, you’ve gotten this far, you will succeed in this.
              Be well and know lots of prayers are still being sent your way. We all love you here. Gary too!

              Ma’iingankwe

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Wow thank you Puddy for posting insight on gall bladder, I’m gonna send info on to my friend..she has been diagnosed with some gallstones.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Congratulations JFP, so happy for you and Gary! ❤️

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you. It was one of the first houses we looked at. We put it on the back burner because it was too big. Then when we couldn’t find anything else and get before others did, we came back to it. I guess God had this one picked out for us after all.

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        • Patriot1783 says:

          Always a reason why things turn out the way they do. Maybe if after living there and still feel too big, can turn an area into rental income?

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    • dbethd says:

      I’m so glad you found something that both you and Gary love! Wallpaper and paneling aren’t very popular anymore, but they are so unique! I have all sorts of ideas what this “new” wallpaper looks like your soon-to-be home.

      I’m so thankful that this door to a new home is opening for you, and the chapter in your life of living with G will soon be over.

      Praying that you will be recovering your health, so you will be able to pack.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I am feeling better now that gallbladder seems to be trying to settle down. The nerve pain in my lower back and my bad leg are a real challenge but I am managing with sure will power and a lot of help from God helping me to hold up.

        We have a system going. I clean it and Gary packs it. We do a little each day, as much as either of can stand and then we rest.

        God has answered some prayers for G. but she doesn’t see it that way. She is going to be getting twenty thousand dollars she wsn’t expecting from her husband’s retirement fund. He has been gone about twenty years.

        G. is still crying the blues saying she can’t afford a place to live. Also a counter offer is going back on her behalf on her land. She really doesn’t have it that
        bad. She is not trying to find a place very hard

        I am so looking forward to getting moved in and settled and for Gary and me to enjoy our peace and quiet. That will make us both feel better!

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  20. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Oh boy!!!!!! justfactsplz……oh joy!!!!!
    So very happy about your new house. How cool is that?!!
    Makes me feel like danc’in… i live in central Fl. man I would love to have chickens and a couple of Alpacas. Plus a yuge garden. One of theses days. Have a blast in your new home.

    I had my gallbladder out when I was 18yo. Awful pain from passing stones..AKK! Eggs were a trigger and yes anything fatty. I still can’t tolerate any fat. Well maybe a bit of bacon lol. Watch out, though, that bile in the gallbladder can back up into your pancreas and wreak havoc.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    peace,
    Eve

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  21. Donna in Oregon says:

    Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    — James 5:14 -16

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  22. Trumpismine says:

    Bless you brothers and sisters,
    Made the trip to the camp yesterday day morning and checked the place out. No problems except for the gazillions of May flies that I washed off so I could get in the door. Beautiful weather up there so after consulting with wife1 peddled around and lit a camp fire and made a little dinner and soaked in Gods glory. Headed back this morning and got home to the encouragement of my patient and once again feel the warmth of being home.
    The encouragement from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made all the difference and your prayers and well wishes Blessed me as well.
    May you all be so Blessed and be a peace

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  23. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Trumpismine,
    Don’t quite know how to say what i feel after reading your post.
    Some how in its simplicity i felt a great peace. A connection if you will..
    i find my peace and communion with the Creator in the beauty of nature. The quietness of being alone with the beauty around me. And yes coming home….or my hubby coming home after a day of work…just being. Renewed. Glorious.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Amen, Eve. I was out tending to my lawn today. I enjoy this especially because I am always curious to see which of God’s creatures will be joining me. Today a beautiful robin & several white butterflies accompanied me.

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  24. Trumpismine says:

    Bcsurvivor2,could it be the Lord has called you to uplift others because of your trials?
    Job 12:7-10
    But ask the animals and they will teach you,or the birds in the sky and will tell you,or speak to the earth and it will teach you,or let the fish in the sea inform you, Which all of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this. In his hand is every life of every creature and the breadth of all mankind.

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    • bcsurvivor2 says:

      Yes I do believe that the trials that I ‘ve experienced have helped me to comfort and inform others. There were times I thought I just couldn’t take anymore, but I’m not a woe is me person, not for long anyway. I try to focus on solutions and not get mired down in the what ifs, or blame game.
      One step at a time.
      peace, eve

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  25. Trumpismine says:

    I care about you all so much I went back a couple of years to learn a little about the prayer warriors here. What I found has humbled me to see some of the suffering you have endured. I sometimes have tried to lift your spirits but it feels like ramblings to me. Maybe I seek forgiveness for my ignorance but I wear mr heart on my sleeve. I pray God knows my heart and I say the right thing.
    Continuing to pray for you all and if anybody needs me I’ll be right here.
    T.I.M.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      God bless you, T.I.M.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I was blessed to stumble on to CTH back in 2012. I liked what I saw and decided to stay. Discovering the prayer thread was a God send to me. I thank you for the prayers and encouragement you give to us.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Oh my goodness T.I.M., please do not ever feel they are ramblings. I see many of your posts speaking from the heart, and that is not a ramble by any means. You have a beautiful kind heart and it’s a joy to see shared with so many.

      You’ve helped me Bigly. Your posts always make me think and smile. You give me that extra push I need too. I know I have been truly blessed by your presence, and I am ever so thankful.

      I love reading about your journeys to your camp and the simple things in life. I enjoy reading about your wife and how she is getting stronger every day. I enjoy you and what you have to say. None of it is inconsequential, none of it.

      And if you ever need to lean on us, it’s what we are here for. It goes both ways. I know there are times you have, but you mostly speak out and ask for others. We are here for you too, just like you are here for all of us as well.
      Be well my friend, we’ve got you,
      Ma’iingankwe

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      • Trumpismine says:

        God be with you Ma’ii.
        I sometimes get down on myself for I feel being mere mortal and unworthy of the love of God. I confess my sins all the time in my prayers and ask for forgiveness and forget the Lamb of God died for my sins and the blood of Jesus saved me.
        My heart is full so I have to go get more Kleenex. Be back in a little😂

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      • Joe Blow says:

        Amen!

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  26. Nigella says:

    I’m asking for prayers for a retirement problem… We are on a fixed income and our retirement fund was just liened for a back charge stemming from Our loses in 2010.. We are now looking at having to sell our home… I know it’s probably sounding selfish but it was almost half of what we had stemming from the foreclosure of our home in 2010 and unpaid bills.. Prayers would be appreciated…

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Nigella, prayers up for you. I prayed God would help you to be able to keep your house.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      It is not sounding selfish whatsoever, this is your home. Our fondest memories come from our homes.
      So yes, absolutely, prayers will be sent for you and your family. I too hope and pray you will not lose your home.

      May our Creator help you through these financial woes and help you see better opportunities if they arise. May our Creator listen to your hearts and dreams and help accommodate them the best they can with His own plan. (I know our Creator listens to every word of our Prayers, and I know is able to empathize and feel our pain.).

      No matter what happens, may our Creator shine His Love on you all and Bless you with the best outcome in the end.

      We don’t know His plans, and sometimes they make absolutely no sense until further down the road. I hope this doesn’t happen, but if it does, may He open the way to a far better path for you and your family. I pray all will be well.
      Hold strong,
      Ma’iingankwe

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  27. lizzyp says:

    Hey all- I just found out that the wife of one of my favorite clients was diagnosed yesterday with Stage 4 cancer. She is the sweetest lady and they are both just reeling- prayers would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I just prayed for your client and his wife. I know that God’s hand will be on that sweet lady and He will help her with whatever she faces.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Prayers for him & his wife, lizzy. May God comfort & surround them with His unfailing love.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      I am ever so sorry to hear of the pain in their hearts. Thank you for letting us know, so we can try and help through prayer.

      I do have to say this though. It takes an exceptional person to do what you’re doing. They’re not family, they’re not neighbors or close friends, they’re clients, well, the husband who you have a bond with. A special bond. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and trying to help them.

      I’m saying a prayer for you too, and to let our Creator know how touched I am by your selfless act.
      Be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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    • Trumpismine says:

      Ask and ye shall receive. Lord bless lizzyp and her sweet lady friend in Jesus Name

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  28. maiingankwe says:

    G’day my fellow Treepers and Prayer Warriors. I hope all is well.

    This past week has been a real doozy. Last Thursday, my chemo day, threw me on the ground and stomped on me for awhile, at least that is how it felt.

    I received all three chemo meds at once, so instead of being able to get things done as usual, I climbed under the warm covers and went to sleep. I don’t know how many hours I’ve slept since, but it’s been a heck of a lot.

    Every day I wake up hoping it will be the day I can finally start moving, and then I find myself climbing back into bed until someone or a pup wakes me up. Lots and lots of interrupted sleep, but sleep I got. So that’s good.

    Usually, it’s only one day of sleep, but this time has been many days of sleep. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day I had gotten out of the house and to a BBQ and bon fire. I lasted a few minutes past the hour, and went home to bed. It was really nice though.

    Wednesday evening a good friend will be picking me up and taking me for a nice drive and lots of fresh air. Yup, I will be like a pup with my head out the window. 🐶 I am so excited and can’t wait. There’s not a lot better than the road ahead of you with a good friend.

    I could go down the list and name all of my new owies, old ones that have gotten worse, but that would take a lot of yucky time, and I don’t want to bring anyone down either. Trust me, you all seriously don’t need to hear all about it just now. I’d rather talk of good things, happy things, small things that make the world of difference.

    For one, my hubby had the whole week off to take such great care of me. Every day, he made me two scrambled eggs and two pieces of toast or French toast (2-3). Yum. I can’t seem to get anything much else down and today is the very first day in about a week that I had two meals instead of my usual one. Plus, I’ve been having a lot of cravings for fresh, uncooked spinach and salads, so he will shop for me tomorrow and bring it home with a big, juicy tomato! Yum, yummy! Yum! I can’t wait!

    He’s been such a great help to me and our family. He helps me get from A to B without any complaints whatsoever. If anything, hes been chatty Kathy throughout. Boy, can he talk and about anything and everything, which really helps when all I had wanted to do was scream out in frustration of the things I could no longer do, but thought I should. However, today is a new day and I’ve been getting to my old self and getting it all done on my own, except for the cooking. 🙃

    He goes back to work Thursday night leaving around 5-15pm and will be back around 7:40am. If he’s going to be late, he will call or text to let me know, which I think is awesome, cause I will worry, especially with all of the tourists driving roads they’re not used to whether it be gravel or sharp turns on narrow roads with a long, long way down if they go through the small barriers.

    Yup, today I don’t have any flu-like symptoms, which is so awesome. Dang, I don’t like hurting all over like that week after week.

    So I’ve got two days before chemo starts again. It shouldn’t be too bad this time around considering they will only be giving me Taxol and not the other two that make my life difficult. Don’t get me wrong, Taxol is some real nasty stuff, I just don’t have to take it with two other nasty stuffs. Yay!

    I am real lucky that I have a ride there and back, which helps a lot. Plus, she is fun to hang around with afterwards. She is so not a morning person, so I only get grunts until about 30min into the drive, which is usually when we get there. She will perk up then. Too funny.

    I always want to be there early just in case the roads are bad or whatever. So we will sit in the parking lot for about ten minutes before I have to go in. Plus, it gives me a few minutes to psyche myself up.

    There are five nurses who work in the chemo room, but they will only have three on. They rotate. Each of us get our own nurse for the whole duration, but if one isn’t scheduled to come in till later, the other will get you started. I would have to say, if I was to be honest, they are all equally good at what they do. They of course all have different personalities, but they are all good ones. So I know I couldn’t say, oh, I wish I had so and so take care of me because they’re all that good. I have no problems if I’m scheduled early and another nurse has to get me started or if they are busy and one jumps in to help another. I like all of them.

    I really do believe we have one of the best cancer centers in the country. For one, the minute you’re diagnosed, boom, you start treatment as early as you want to. There is no waiting. If tests need to be done, they’re all done quickly and efficiently. Again, no waiting around for those cancer cells to keep on growing. This place will move fast to get you on the proper treatments.

    They don’t lose a lot of people either. I believe that is why they have people from Seattle come up and train with our oncology doctors and nurses. I believe they come from other states too. So all in all, I am in excellent hands.

    Tomorrow, I have to go in for another heart echo blah, blah, blah exam. It takes a bit more than an hour from start to finish, so I’m gonna go crash again. I’ve actually been up since past fourpm and it’s almost 11pm, so I did real good. Plus, I got to water my flowers and snip off the dead heads etc. I think that wears me out but in a good way, especially filling all of the containers with water, so I could water all of them.

    I wish you all beautiful dreams for when you all lay down your sweet and loving heads next time. (I know there is a better way to word that, but you all know what I mean.)
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Trumpismine says:

      Your so Blessed to have such good friends and a loving husband Ma’ii. I think Hubby has nervous energy b/c he’s worried about you. I’ve been the same yabber jabber about everything and cooking helps keep my mind off things. God bless you both and watch over you all

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    • Ad rem says:

      I just love reading your long and juicy (information packed) posts Ma’. Here, we’re the ones who should be cheering you up…..so WHY do I always feel so good after reading one of your posts? Thinking about it….I think it’s because it’s so good knowing you’re in such excellent hands.

      Only have one more thing to add. Always want to give you a giant hug after hearing from you. I’ll have to settle for this…… {{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGZ}}}}}}}}}}}}}.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        I was going to say exactly this. There is a beautiful quality to your posts, Ma’ii, that gives me such warmth & comfort. This time you also managed to make me hungry lol.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Oh my goodness, I knew I heard rumbling coming from somewhere, but I couldn’t quite place the who. So it was you who I made hungry! Now I’m hungry, and I don’t have time to grab food from the hospital diner or whatever you want to call it. I even did a bit of pleading, but since I’m hooked up to the chemo, they won’t let me leave their sight. I can see their point. Kinda. No, really, I can, but I’m still hungry. They have snacks, but I’d rather have eggs and stuff. Oh well, Cheetos it is.

          Can you hear my tummy rumbling? My nurse, Ellen could, but she wouldn’t admit it, cause she knew I wanted to escape. 😋

          By the time I’m done they will have changed over to their lunch menu. Maybe I can go get something then. I don’t know why my mind and tummy are fixated on a breakfast style meal. There is something about eggs, bacon/sausage and toast. Ooh! And hash browns, now that sounds really yum! Oh, and/or French toast that not only tastes so good, but is so inviting. Yum. Did I tell you I was hungry? I better saunter over to their snack table before it gets too low.

          Hoping you have lots of happy smiles come your way today.
          Be well,
          Ma’iingankwe

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          • Trumpismine says:

            Smiling now and a belly laugh or two lol!

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          • justfactsplz says:

            What, no grits? Now that’s the ticket. It’s a southern thang. Seriously it’s good you have some kind of appetite with all of those drugs. Sorry you had a rough week. You mentioned having chest pains. Do you follow up with a doctor about the blood clots you had in your lungs? They caused my sister some chest pains. Here’s praying for your echo to come out well.. You are the one who is amazing! Such spirit and perseverance. The Creator made you out of a very special mold.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Ad rem,
        Aw, that was one of the bestest and warmest hugs ever! I felt it Bigly. So thank you. Too cool. My heart is now filled with warmth to the very top. 💕
        Stay smiling,
        Ma’iingankwe

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    • dbethd says:

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts and pictures of your beautiful flowers!

      They are very uplifting.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        💐Aww, thank you, I have a new flower that finally popped up for the first time, and it’s beautiful! I couldn’t help but think I should take a picture of it and send it to Ad rem to see if she can post it for us. I will see what I can do in the next couple of days and will take a few more pictures of some of the others. 🌺

        🌷I am so happy you were able to enjoy them. There is something about flowers that just makes some of us so happy. Flowers are especially cool if you ask me and I know you’d agree. 🌸😁
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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  29. Lumina says:

    2 prayer requests…Please offer some prayers for Greyson’s Daddy (my neighbor’s son) he was let go from his job today. He is a good & honest kid, his manager is claiming there were “discrepancies.” It is more likely the manager is finding any reason to fire the most honest employees under him. Praying he finds a secure job with great benefits. About a month ago he was called in to headquarters and was very nervous he had done something. I told his Mom it could be something else. He had won a some big award. It is the companies loss. I told my neighbor he should document how his manager is implementing policies that will cause a loss of money to the company, and to get it in the hands of the top dogs of the company.

    The second request is for prayers of thanks….my buttons are a busting, I’m so proud of my oldest daughter. About a year ago I prayed w/ your help that she would figure out what she was doing career-wise. She was uncertain if she wanted to continue in the area she got her grad degree. She was working in a 2 person office as an intern. We encouraged her to apply with the state or a large company where she would get benefits & work there a year before scrapping it all. The end of Oct she accept a job w/ the state. In March she had her appendix out & thankful for good insurance. In April she took the 8 hr Professional Engineer exam & passed. Today she was offer a professional engineer position!!! She enjoys the people she works with. She just texted me the offer is conditional she gets the PE certification, and there is a big raise…

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  30. Ad rem says:

    Just got this in our email from Deplorable_Infidel. Please add your prayers to mine….

    Hi,

    i just got home, spent last 24 hours in hospital (ran out of house with
    tablet – but forgot phone).

    My mother is in ICU no phone in room.

    She was confused and unresponsive yesterday afternoon, so I had to call
    ambulance.

    No stroke, but she had two seizures in hospital one in ER and the other
    when she was getting settled into private room 525 -hence transfer to ICU.

    She is upright in chair and talking when not sleeping. Oxygen mask and
    nasogastric tube is a hassle.

    I have my own Dr. appointments to deal with at 3:45 today and 8 am tomorrow.

    I plan on spending all night with mom again, too. I did not set up email
    on phone

    She is 81.5 years old with heart disease and a ~60 year history of
    smoking. Her last cigarette was 6/24

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    • Trumpismine says:

      Dear Jesus heal the mother of this steadfast Christian and Bless his family.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Joe Blow says:

      Prayers for DI’s mom.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Dear Ad rem,
      Thanks for posting for me – I emailed it in because had to do a mass Bcc and did not have time. I missed posting “Two Minutes with the Bible” the past two days on the Open Thread as well. Here is today’s update that went out, modified for CTH:

      Hello everyone, here is Thursday’s update.

      My mother is still in ICU at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital. That place is phenomenal. I will spare the specifics of why I think so. At one point all four of us (her four sons) were there at the same time. We were going to try and get a health care proxy for her done, but it did not work out.

      She ripped out feeding tube this morning. Staff did a few swallow tests, which she passed, so she got pureed lunch and dinner. Dinner arrived at 4:45, which I wanted to help her with; however, she fell asleep at 4:30. I left about 7:15. Her oxygen was fluctuating 84-92 until she fell asleep, then it was running 93-97 (with mask she does not like.)

      She went through a number of tests today, CAT scan of lung, Doppler or something of legs to check for clots, etc. I plan on spending a significant amount of time there tomorrow as well. I was not able to talk to her about some things this afternoon (health care proxy, salvation of the soul, etc., due to various circumstances beyond my control.

      Sincere regards to all and thanks for your prayers.

      Michael

      Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

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      • Ad rem says:

        Hey…..when they[re rippin’ out their own ng tubes, I think that’s a good sign. Your mom’s a fighter, and that’s a good thing.

        Spend all the time you can with her Michael. In the future, you’ll be glad you did. Meanwhile, we’ll keep praying…….

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “Spend all the time you can with her ”

          Oh, I have. I wanted to help her with her dinner (because of the mask – right now her oxygen levels could not stay eye enough with the thin nasal cannula). I will get there ASAP tomorrow -no visiting hour limitations in ICU- you just have to go to the waiting room sometimes while the staff “does there thing”.

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          • maiingankwe says:

            Ad rem is right, your Mom is a real fighter. Plus, if she can tell she hates the CPAP, (mask) she’s doing a bit better too. 😉

            My best friend had COPD, and I spent a lot of days in ICU and the regular section with him. I’m happy to hear they allow you to stay longer. They allowed me too and that meant the world to him and I. He liked the idea he could wake up and I’d be right there. He could then yell at me to go home to my family even though he knew they had been fed and taken care of too. He just liked to yell at me.

            Anyways, ask the nurses about the numbers. I know anything above 96 could be just as bad. A nurse can explain why. Plus, anything that went below 88 wasn’t good either. Every patient is different of course and I don’t know your Mom’s history.

            It’s also been a lot more than a year when he was last in the hospital, and I’ve forgotten a lot of the information. Time does that to me. I could rattle it all off to you back then, but now? I kinda struggle.

            I used to write questions with Ponytail Kim on what he and I wanted and needed to know. We would the wait for one of the good nurses we liked and knew would give it to us straight and ask away. I would also write the answers down. Maybe your three brothers can help with the questions as well.

            The mask is what will get her better and out of there faster. Unfortunately, it’s loud as all get and dang uncomfortable. It’s hard for them to get any good sleep or rest.

            Sounds like the minute they took it off of her she was able to sleep better. It can be a real mess trying to find a solid, middle ground, and for that my heart goes out to you. All you can do is try and ask the nurses a 101 questions and if there is a part you don’t understand, keep asking until you do.

            The reason why I had Ponytail Kim help me with the questions is because I knew he was scared. By making him a part of it really helped and then we weren’t talking as if he wasn’t there. He absolutely hated that, and I would make sure they knew he could hear and think too. He contributed and that was very important to him.

            With the mask, we made sure he would wear it 2-3 hours at a time and so many times a day/night. This may not be what the doctor wants, but do ask if they can work in finding a middle ground acceptable to all.

            In ICU they made him wear it pretty much the whole time until he was getting better and was moved. I know each doctor and hospital is different, so please ask as many questions as you can, so you really know what is going on. Today, I found out if you don’t ask, they won’t tell you. My story is completely different, but I found the same with Ponytail Kim. They told us the essentials and that was it. So dig deep and read what you can from different reputable sources.

            I am so sorry you’re having to go through all of this. This is your Mom and I know it hurts. Please know prayers were sent earlier and they will be sent again and again.
            Be well and hold strong and sorry for being all over the place in this post. 🙃
            Ma’iingankwe

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            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              “your Mom is a real fighter”

              Also some stubbornness. She was off the mask today and on the nasal cannula. The mask was needed for a day or two because of the amount of oxygen she needed. She is in a regular room now.

              No COPD or emphysema after 60 yrs of smoking, but she does have heart disease. She was dying of congestive heart failure when my brother found her. I think now she will see her primary doctor ASAP like she was suppose to, but did not.

              She thought she would be all right on her own by not not smoking, taking her medicines and eating and drinking enough liquid to stay hydrated. Well headaches and severe edema swelling up the legs are signs that something is not right.

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          • WeeWeed says:

            Prayers up, DI – hopefully she’ll be a little more comfortable today.

            Liked by 2 people

            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              She was transferred out of the ICU to the 5th floor (primarily dealing with strokes & cardiac stuff). Off mask and on nasal cannula.
              She HATES bedpans! (totally understandable), but there are no patient lavatories in ICU.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Ad rem, I’m in the bin again. I posted a reply to Infidel with some information that may help. Of course I forgot to copy it too. I’m sorry for that, I should know better. My first post here always disappears.
          I promise to do my best next time. It’s late and I just wasn’t thinking like I should.

          Chemo day started out great and then went to hell in a hand basket in the afternoon when they said I had to return. Thankfully, all is good for now. I hope. I will write about it later or tomorrow since I’m so tired.

          Without being secretive, my Troponin number was high. This is probably why my chest hurts and I’ve been sleeping so much, way more than usual. Plus, I had a bad chest pain attack this past Saturday, which probably started the whole thing. My number is now low enough that they let me go home this afternoon. I got home after five pm. I had been there since 8am. I was able to get some errands done before they called me back.

          Anyways, don’t want to scare anyone or be secretive. I will fill in the gaps later. I will be fine, I’m just tired after an exceptionally long day is all and over doing it probably. All will be well, I have faith. Angels and our Creator are probably telling me I need to slow down. “I hear you!” Okay, all better, see? Plus, I got some fierce, Prayer Warriors on my side. I thank all of you for that. Thank you.
          Be well,
          Ma’iingankwe

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          • Sharon says:

            The potential impacts of these toxic treatments on various systems, including the heart, is simply a part of the treatment. Since this has manifested at this point, they will probably be following very closely to be identifying damage to the heart.

            About six months into my 15 month chemo process, damage to my heart was measurable in tests and noticeable to me in activity efforts. The level of damage stabilized after treatment stabilized but has not reversed so my heart function is, permanently, “less than….”.

            It does not make your context or condition worse to recognize that these are not side issues but significant issues. Allowing that recognition makes it more likely that you will be able to hear and make use of the information provided via the counsel of those providing your care. Remember the guideline my brother gave me – “They won’t tell you anything you don’t know enough to ask.” There’s a similar guideline that oncologists/staff are always working with – if they sense you don’t want to know, they won’t tell you.

            It’s ok to not want to have information but lack of information and not-understanding will make it more difficult to provide effective self care….and you strike me as a person who wants to be “hands on” in managing your own life.

            You are occupying ground at the moment that you never chose for yourself. You are feeling limits and dangers that are brand new. New stuff that we did not choose is inherently difficult….the problem being that even though we don’t know how to do it, it presents itself every day with the requirement that we keep walking. That is not an easy path.

            In the second verse of Psalm 23, the Psalmist reports on God’s work in his life when he says, “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” There is a refreshment of heart that comes with acceptance of the need to lie down.

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            • Trumpismine says:

              Amen Sharon

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            • bcsurvivor2 says:

              Totally agree about Information, and THEY won’t tell you anything unless you ask.
              So in that vein, do you know which chemo you received that compromised your heart?
              asking for a friend and so I can do some research.
              Thanks in advance,
              Eve

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              • Sharon says:

                No, I don’t know which one specifically was the culprit. Two of the four I received had the potential for causing heart damage.

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              • maiingankwe says:

                Eve,
                I went to chemocare.com and looked up my chemo meds, there’s only three of them, so easy peasy. It of course had to be the last one I typed in. Herceptin or the generic name: Trastuzumab (for further research). Is the one that can cause all of the heart problems. It’s a good place to start, and I really like the tabs they have to find your chemo meds you’re researching. They make it a lot easier. In addition, the nurses use this site and print out this stuff for me to take home to read and use for further reference.

                I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more than a few chemo meds that can cause heart problems.

                I’ve always been told I have a strong heart. Even my first and second heart test that they ran said the same thing. So when I read under herceptin that it occurs with people who have had previous heart problems that simply isn’t true. Who knows, maybe I’ve had something hidden all of these years, but I don’t think so.

                I really hope your friend will be alright and the info you’re able to find will help them Bigly. You’re a great friend to have.

                I hope this small bit of info helps you on your way. And I gotta say, I was so happy I could jump in and finally be the one to help for once. Made me feel pretty good.
                Have a fabulous weekend! Be well,
                Ma’iingankwe

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                • bcsurvivor2 says:

                  ummmmm, Ma’iingankwe you are the friend I asking about! lol
                  you are a peach!
                  love,
                  Eve

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                • bcsurvivor2 says:

                  you know, you are a huge help to everyone here. You are such an inspiration and so kind and lovely in all of your posts. Your support for everyone here is a beautiful testimony to the love and kindness that is in every one of us. You just wear it on your sleeve.
                  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you feel better.
                  You are always in my heart,
                  Be Well, indeed
                  Eve

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          • Ad rem says:

            Someone must have already sprung you Ma’….’cause I’m not seeing you in the bin.

            Liked by 2 people

            • maiingankwe says:

              I just replied to BC and it happened again. I knew the moment I hit send I was like, NOOOOO! I forgot to copy and save it. Ugh!

              I don’t know if it will take a few minutes or if someone will need to bail me out.

              Hopefully, the next time I will remember to save the darn thing and then try to send it. Alll I know is after my first attempt, I can type to anyone and it will show up. Go figure. It might be because I’ve signed in to WordPress, but I already have to do that for the first one, so I’m still confused. All I know is it’s as frustrating as all get and I really dislike asking you to look when there are hundreds and hundreds to go through. You’ve got better things to do.

              I don’t know if this will help, or if it’s applicable, but when I would write papers and have to find a word to change or what have you, I would hit CTRL F and fill out the little box. If you type my name in, would it make it easier to find out of the hundreds in your bin? It’s been years since I’ve used that trick, but it might still work.

              Before you go to the spam box, please look under BC where she is asking Sharon a question on the type of chemo. This is where I replied and it may somehow someway appear there. It may save time looking in the bin and I will keep coming back too to look.

              I hope you have an amazing day and a fabulous weekend to boot! Be well,
              Ma’iingankwe

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              • Ad rem says:

                Just pulled you out of the spam bil Ma’. The fact that they’re going to “spam” and not “trash” means that it had nothing to do with one of the words you chose. Also…the earlier one that was lost must have be cleared out by someone who didn’t notice it in spam as well.. Don’t ask me why WordPress thinks your comments are spam….they contain nothing that remotely looks like advertising.

                ETA… As for the CRTL F, or “find” function. I already search the list using your email address, and it pops up right away. Now that I know to look in the spam bin first, that should speed things up….as long as no one clears it out. We get thousands of spam mail per day, so we try and keep it cleared out.

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              • bcsurvivor2 says:

                Also i’ve sent you a couple of emails…did you get them?

                Like

      • Blue Ridge Mts Va says:

        God works fast. Will continue praying.
        Since you said she has CHF, I hope she is taking CoQ10 [The Sinatra Solution by Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra MD] for that, would really help her. Please read that book.

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  31. Trumpismine says:

    Prayers for all my brethren. May you know the Joy of the Lord

    Liked by 5 people

    • piper567 says:

      A neighbor, name of Tony, is in residential construction. He just fractured a femur (!) obeying a Foreman, over MD no-nos, at threat of firing. I’m thinkin’ lawsuit.
      He’s home now, w/a walker.
      Please pray that he may come to know Jesus personally…he is open to the Truth, which is a good start.
      Please pray he will favorably receive the many offers to help w/food, transport, etc. that we may effectively minister to him, as well as being of assistance to him.
      He’s a good man, yet accustomed to being self-sufficient….He’s off to a good start in that he understands major events in life happen “for a reason”.
      Please also pray we may be of help to him in his thinking ab this event having a long-lasting effect on his future employment. He’s only in his late 30s.
      Thanks a million. Tony says he believes in the power of prayer.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        It sounds like Tony’s soul is ripe for harvesting. I prayed that God would warm his heart that he may except the good news of the gospel and ask Jesus into his heart. I also prayed for his livelihood situation. My husband broke his neck and back at work and it forever changed his life.

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        • piper567 says:

          justfacts…oh my gosh…SO happy to hear of your husband’s recovery!!
          I agree, Tony “just happens” to live across the street from a friend who is gifted in bringing in the sheaves. I have complete faith in Jesus finding His lost sheep…after all, He found me!
          I will tell Tony of your husband’s recovery…and tell him he has total strangers praying for him.
          thanks for prayer.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        Prayers for Tony that he receives Jesus & is healed of his broken femur. It is good that he is open.

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  32. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Just haven’t had time to post here. I just want you all to know I’m thinking about you and adding my prayers.
    My kitty had to have surgery on Monday for a huge abscess on his side. He was attacked by a feral cat that tries to rule the neighborhood. This morning I had to take my beloved pup in because she had bumps on her nose and lips, after further examination i found her paws, ears and tummy were red and irritated also. Sigh. Turns out she is highly allergic to something. Can’t figure out WHAT! Thankfully she is on meds and will be ok.
    I just wanted to offer up heartfelt thanks to my vets and staff. They never hesitate to bring my fur babies right in. No waiting just fast and loving care.
    You all be good,
    Peace
    Eve

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I am glad your fir babies will be okay. Oh, how I love all of mine, even the cat that Gary dragged in when it was a feral kitten. It somehow survived to become a year old even with me after it constantly for climbing my curtains and clawing my furniture, lol. I called him The Cat From Hell because he was hell on wheels. Gary has found much joy in him so it’s all good. He calls him Buckshot. He is too rough with my four Chihuahuas though and I have to watch him.

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      • bcsurvivor2 says:

        My 2 tuxedo kitties found us. Rhiannon, who is 8yo showed up on Christmas Eve. Poor little guy was only 5 weeks old. Felix the Cat was a little older. He is 2yo now. Rhiannon, REe Ree is his nickname, I thought he was a female, hence the girl name. oops!.

        They have completely different personalities. Ree is very laid back, except that he loves water. He’ll get soaking wet from drinking from the tub faucet. Felix is like the old cartoon cat. He is all over the place and entertaining as heck, makes me laugh everyday. I’m letting them outside anymore. They seem to understand and don’t even try to sneak out.

        Pup is a rescue also. We had been broken into 3 times. Just petty theft. I asked the police what to do about it and they said get a dog. So we did. She is spectacular. Sweet and smart but don’t mess with her people or her house.
        Love my babies to the moon and back.
        They are on the mend and taking their afternoon naps.
        Have a great day, Justfactsplz
        Peace,
        Eve

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  33. Donna in Oregon says:

    A Prayer for Healing and Grace
    Dear God,
    We confess our need for you today. We need your healing and your grace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that you work on behalf of those you love, constantly, powerfully, completely. Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found first in You. Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we’ve carried. The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free. We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank you that you are Able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children. We reach out to you, and know that you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We love you. We need you today.
    In Jesus’ Name, Amen
    ~ Debbie McDaniel

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  34. carshop says:

    Job update: Well, I had interviews with 3 companies this week thanks to your prayers. Now here is when it gets confusing. I got an offer for contract work with a large company. When I hesitated, they upped the rate 10 dollars more. Meanwhile I interviewed for a contract job closer to home but have to go through more interviews. And finally, I had an interview with a company for a permanent position but unfortunately there is travel that can happen at a moment’s notice. My son is a high school senior and my hubby needs surgery. I would love the ‘security’ of a permanent position but that one doesn’t seem to fit right now. Plus it’s a downgrade. I wish God would just tell me what to do! Would you pray for wisdom and discernment? Thanks much!

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  35. Trumpismine says:

    I Agee with Piper Carshop,
    Life is so good with Jesus

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    • carshop says:

      Update! I took the contract job and they even agreed to let me work from home 2 days a week!!! The commute was bugging me and that obstacle was taken away. Thanks everyone for praying and being there.

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      • Trumpismine says:

        Praise God!

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      • piper567 says:

        carshop, what splendid news!
        God makes a way, and so many times He is making all manner of changes and adjustments that are required before YOU fall into His plan in precisely the right way, at the right time.
        So happy all the elements seem to have come into place!
        That has been my experience: while I have waited upon His goodness.
        Its quite amazing what has gone on in order for events and timing to work out for those who love Him.
        God bless you in your new adventure.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        So happy for you, carshop! The Lord was truly with you.

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        • carshop says:

          And the Lord is with all of you! Reaching out and asking for prayer and then having it answered so quickly after being out of work for months takes my breath away. God has a plan and I forget that when I rely on myself and my strengths and my will and supposed brainpower. But Holy Spirit power is where it’s at. We all get to rejoice together. What a beautiful bunch of believers you are.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Woo Hoo! 🎶Doing the happy dance for you! 💃 Pups too! 🐶🐶

        Amazing news! I can’t wait till you start and tell us all about it.

        What a blessing.

        Stay smiling,
        Ma’iingankwe

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  36. dbethd says:

    My husband and I found out that his childhood friend died last Tuesday age 34. We didn’t know he had died, and we found out the day after the funeral. We were devastated to find this out and heartbroken that we missed the funeral.

    He was a friend that no matter when you last saw him, you could just pick up where you left off. It was always natural to be with him like meeting up with a brother. My husband said that Chris was always willing to drop what he was doing and lend a hand and always had a kind word and upbeat attitude. It was always a treat to see my husband and Chris together; they could trade jokes and jabs all night long.

    It sounds like he may have committed suicide, thought we aren’t sure, which is always hard to hear.

    My heart breaks for all his family who lose a son, brother, uncle, grandson; and also for my husband losing his dear friend.

    Thanks for listening, everyone.

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  37. piper567 says:

    Some months ago, I asked for prayer regarding Docs having some medical insight into my difficulties with mobility. This issue is complicated a bit by some rather serious visual issues, but we are slowly getting to the bottom of all of this.
    Thanks for your prayer.
    Sunday I had my best friend drive us to church, as Saturday I had some intermittent dizziness, and I did not wish that to happen while driving.
    When she dropped me off after church, she lectured me ab not taking my deterioration seriously enough. I live upstairs, and my instability makes even hauling laundry pretty challenging.
    And, to be honest, she was right, in that I hadn’t been thinking of moving. At this point, I do not expect my condition to improve, and am unsure as to rate or occurrence of deterioration. So, you know, she is correct. I am thanking God for the goodness and care of friends such as this.

    Well, as I was being suitably chastised, I found myself staring at the windows of the empty apartment downstairs from me. My sweet and helpful young Military family has just moved to Idaho. I had not even thought of moving downstairs.
    So, I as I changed clothes, I got to thinking ab this “coincidence”, and realized this was an unmistakable gift from God.
    I love my complex, have been here for 14 yrs, and do not wish to relocate .And I have a good relationship w/my Manager, who is a believer.
    So, I wrote her a note saying I had a proposal for the downstairs apt.
    This morning I talked with her, and she said of course I could have the downstairs apt!
    Moving is a big deal…hundreds upon hundreds of books, work benches, drawing table, huge old oak roll-top desk, file cabinets…and, you know, I have been here forever!
    I am thinking of having a moving company pack and shag things downstairs, and I have a raft of folks from church who will help, as I have trouble navigating the stairs with only a shoulder bag,, ha!
    Please pray that the various elements necessary for this move are easily sequenced, that I will be able to find the right help in packing, that church help can be timely…some disassembly of stuff is necessary…and do thank God, along with me, for providing for me in this relatively simple way.
    I really cannot imagine my situation having a more perfect solution.
    Thanks for prayer.
    You all are a true blessing.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      In this dispensation of grace, we are promised what we need, not what we want while we are on the earth.

      Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

      2Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

      Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

      We have a HEAVENLY hope and and calling.

      Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

      Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

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    • Joe Blow says:

      I’m glad you’re finally getting some answers, piper, & even happier this opportunity came your way. Praise the Lord for his provision! Prayers that the move will be relatively easy for you.

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    • dbethd says:

      I am thankful for answered prayers that help us in our time of need. I pray that God’s children will see and fulfill the need to serve you, piper. I pray that you will take care of yourself and be thankful for what God has given you.

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      • piper567 says:

        dbeth, I am very grateful to God for His provision.
        And also happy to experience the care of a friend, which then prompted me to act realistically. I had bee dawdling.
        We have much need of paying attention…if we find ourselves sometimes overwhelmed, it is bc we momentarily forget: He forgets nothing; we sometimes forget Romans 8:28, and get ahead of His plans. Or, we forget that His answers and plans are generally much more comprehensive than ours, ha!
        Thanks.

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  38. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Hello everyone,

    Well, today started off with my mother getting prepared to leave the hospital for rehab. I spoke with case management and was suppose to meet with the social workers concerning discharge and rehab, which did not happen.

    She had the brainwaves checked and physical therapy walked her down the hall a bit. PT sat her in her chair and she became nauseous while I sat with her. The nausea seemed to subside, I got up for about 15 seconds to plug my phone into a charger in the lavatory. When I returned, she had vomited and was unresponsive.

    The Rapid Response team came and did their thing (the 3rd time I know of that they were summoned since she was admitted on 7/10 for congestive heart failure). A CAT scan showed normal perfusion, so it was not a stroke. Apparently people in my mother’s condition can have some issue with the vagus nerve in the neck being affected during the muscular contractions of reverse peristalsis. Memory and motor skills are the same.

    She was suppose to see the surgeon on Thursday for a follow up for the Carotid Endarterectomy she had done during the hospitalization of 6/24-7/3. I had to cancel this because of the latest admission. I talked to the Charge Nurse and left her a copy of the information so that the admitting physician can place a request/order to the vascular surgeon to do the follow up in the hospital.

    My plans are to go back around 9 am and see how things are doing. I prayed with her again, she recites the gospel to me and I left her reading the attached paper. Something that she was not interested in doing for the past 36 years.

    I left the hospital and I have never experienced the reality of this verse as I am this evening:

    Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    I did not quiz her that if something were to happen to her tonight, where she would go and why. I just left her reading the attached verses.

    Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    So, hopefully tomorrow I will be reporting on the progress into moving her into a rehab until she gets her strength back to go home.

    Maranatha.

    Michael

    Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      The attached verses mentioned above that my mother was reading when I left (both posts copied and pasted from an email I sent out):

      Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

      Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

      1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

      3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

      Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

      2Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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      • Joe Blow says:

        Continued prayers for your mom, DI. God does wondrous things often when & where we least expect them.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          Thank you.

          She is almost ready to move to the medical rehab floor at the hospital. That might happen tomorrow. There has been a glitch a day since my July 16 post above.

          Originally we were thinking of a 5 star rated facility close by (~10 minutes -same as hospital) for rehab. however, due to “incidents” perhaps caused by blood pressure falling too low, we are taking the physicians advice and having here do the rehab in the hospital. She is not a good candidate for off-site rehab.

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  39. Piper says:

    Please pray that my neighbor and new friend Mrs. Jean will be healed of her brain tumor.
    I ask Father God to heal her completely!

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  40. Lumina says:

    Sat down 20 min ago to peek at the Treehouse and my home phone rang…my oldest daughter is in the ER. She is on a work trip & went for a run after dinner. She was feeling ok when she finished & felt a little woozy in the motel lobby. They got her water is the last she remembers. She passed out. She remembers waking a little in ambulance, aware of them asking questions, but unable to form words. Her coworker is with her. They are taking her for a CT…prayers this evening…

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  41. reposting this from today’s open thread here, (fyi & blessings to all!):

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/20/friday-july-20th-open-thread/

    Deplorable_Infidel says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Good morning, WeeWeed.

    BTW – my mother was transferred to the Medical Rehab Unit on the sixth floor of the hospital complex early yesterday evening. A very preliminary estimate is about two more weeks before she comes home.

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  42. Trumpismine says:

    Prayers for you warriors,
    Been battling my demons and caring for wife1 and sleepless nights and long days.
    Please pray for me.
    I wake to blessings still
    bless us all
    In Jesus name,
    T.I.M.

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  43. Tikiwama says:

    Broken hearted and needing prayer for a breakthough. Love you Treepers. You bless my soul everyday with Hope and Encouragement. God bless you all for all that you do for our country and for our Spirits.

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  44. maiingankwe says:

    Hi de ho good Prayer Warriors,
    Yes, I know I keep saying I will write more often, and I always give an excuse, usually they’re pretty good, but they are always honest. This one concerns my fingernails and the pains I am having in my hands and nail beds, which makes it difficult to type. So for that I am sorry (the not writing part). Plus, I haven’t had a lot of good to say, and as I mentioned last time, if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all. My Dad taught me that. 😊

    My left, big toe nail has turned completely white and should be falling off soon enough, for now it just throbs and aches all of the time. I am doing my best by keeping it clean by pouring hydrogen peroxide over it and dabbing it and covering it with a band-aide. For now it would hurt too much if it got caught on something and ripped off before it is time. Yeah, that would definitely hurt.

    I think my left thumb and two fingernails may have a bit more time, but not much, and of course I could be wrong. They are my middle fingers.

    Yes, I know they will grow back, but I am still a girl. I really don’t want to be out in public with missing fingernails. For now it’s only three, but there isn’t a one of them that looks good, and I have five more weeks of the Taxol, which by the way has been beating me up pretty darn good.

    Taxol is some nasty stuff let me tell you, it’s one of the worse chemo meds out there when it comes to the damage it does to one’s body. I guess I should be lucky, I could be worse off.

    I could tell you all about my last chemo visit; would you all like to hear about it? It’s a bit better than what I’ve thrown at you all above. I promise. 😋.

    Well, when my doctor knocked on the door and slowly opened it, (the chair I sit on is right next to the door on the right-hand side) the first words out of my mouth was, “You’ve missed me haven’t you?” She burst out laughing and said, “Well, yes, now that you’ve mentioned it, I really have.” And that is how our conversation started.

    After she checked me out, she did say there is definite shrinkage, but when we sat down for my questions, and I asked if it was enough to escape a full mastectomy, she was unable to give a definite answer, which is to be expected. I only have five more Taxol infusions left, and I’ve already gone through the A&C. However, miracles do happen and it could shrink a heck of a lot more in the short time we have left.

    Plus, I will have another ultrasound next Wednesday and this will let her know how much actual shrinkage of the tumor there is. She did explain that there are two things (the names escape me for right now) that can surround the tumor and make it as if it is bigger, and the ultrasound will be able to denote this. So we have that too.

    When I walked into the chemo room first thing Thursday morning for my blood work and to get my port ready for its work out, I learned that Ellen was not going to be attending me, but rather the other young one, Hannah. You see, Ellen had a wedding to attend, her older sister no less. Now, who the heck gets married on a Thursday? On my Thursday? She could’ve at least came in the morning to take care of her favorite patient right? Nope. She couldn’t even tell me on the phone when I had called Tuesday to let me know she wouldn’t see me when I told her at the end of our conversation I would see her Thursday. Nope, nothing. Not a word of it. And get this, I’m the one who helped her decide on her final hair style for the wedding too. Did she tell me it would be on the following Thursday? Oh, heck no, quiet as a mouse she was. And here she was profusely thanking me for my honesty and good taste. Hmph.

    Poor Hannah had to listen to me too. 😁. And the lady, Wendy, sitting next to me, but she was outright laughing whereas Hannah was trying really hard to keep it in. The other nurses were laughing, they didn’t care. I don’t remember what else I said, but I know I said a lot. And I mean a lot. I just wouldn’t let it go for the first quarter of the morning. Almost got to the point Hannah was afraid to come near me knowing I was going to come out with something just as ridiculous as the last time.

    Thankfully, she had a bit of a sense of humor. She would put on her glove and make it slap as she walked towards me. Yeah, as if that was going to scare me, especially with all of the chemo they’ve been shooting me up with. She tried though. 😊

    At the very end, when she pulled out my tube from the port it did hurt, and I asked if she could pull it out faster the next time. So guess what she did? Yup, she slapped her dang glove again, and it was loud. So just as loud, I said, “You did that on purpose didn’t you?! Poor Wendy looked over and I swear her face was getting pale cause she would soon be next. I mean she had been laughing out loud the whole time at her expense, especially the first quarter of our time there.

    I had to explain I was just kidding just like I had been all day minus my little nap time. Boy, was she relieved, let me tell ya.

    Skipping around here a bit:

    After my blood work, and a few minutes of idling my fingers, one of the regular nurses came to take me away to see the doctor part of it. I don’t remember her name like I should, but she’s real nice. When we sat down she told me, “Finally I get to check you in, Dana needed more experience so she got you the last few weeks.” (I think that’s probably how I ended up asking the doctor if she had missed me. Huh, didn’t put that together till now.) 🙃

    I’ve never had a nurse tell me that before. Well, she’s not a nurse per se, but you know what I all mean. I even told her that was a really nice thing to say. She was like oh yeah, we all like it when we get you. You’re always so upbeat and make us laugh. I guess it doesn’t hurt I offer them candy as we walk down the hall to the tiny room they put you in either. Huh, it kinda makes me wonder how the other patients are?

    I do have my serious moments, and I do have a list of questions written out on paper or put in my phone to go over with them and the doc or the NP or the traveling salesman as I like to call him. Thankfully, he has moved on, but he did really help me out the last time, so I am grateful for that. He knocked down my Taxol by 25% because of my fingers and toenails, and this is permanent unless my doc or NP changes it, which I sincerely doubt. I really do believe that 25% has made a difference.

    I really do like to joke around and make those around me laugh, but when I need to be serious or professional I can do that easily too, especially when it comes to my health. I’m all serious about that.

    I also made sure my doctor was going to put in my chart for all of the nurses, doctors, and NP’s to be straight up with me from now on. No more beating around the bush and no more not telling me what I think I need to know.

    For a prime example, the week before I had gone in and had explained to the NP my chest pains that are constant and how on the previous Saturday I had such sharp pains I had almost dropped to my knees again. I gave her the full details and told her I didn’t go to the ER because they had explained the last time it was my chemo meds after all of the tests they had run. So she gave me an EKG test and it came out good.

    However, after I had left, and was running errands I had been called back in because my Troponin number was high. I explained this in my last post I believe. Anyways, no one was answering my questions and I so wasn’t happy. The only good thing was my nurse Ellen had run off to print out, staple and highlight what I needed to know about the high number. She also went over with it me before I left as well. Good nurse there, and I made sure to tell the doctor about that too. I made sure she got how relieved I was on how she took the initiative to do what she did. Anyways, let’s see if that conversation will make a difference from now on. My doc seems to get where I was coming from, especially when I explained to her I was an adult, not a child. And I had a right to know about all aspects of my health when I ask.

    When I walked into the chemo room first thing, I saw Wendy sitting in he chair right next mine. She’s the one who was so upset when I first met her and how upset she was with herself for what was it she said? Whining? Yup, whining. Boy, did I give her an earful about that. She needs to get it out of her system or she will get sicker. I told you guys about her too.

    This time she was worried about missing work for chemo. She gets really nauseous off of the A&C, which has her missing work all day Monday and half of Tuesday. So I asked her if she’d rather be alive and here next year or overwork herself, get an infection and then what? Spend endless days in the hospital and maybe make it out?

    It’s what scares all of us the most, forget the symptoms from the chemo, it’s getting an infection which scares the bejesus out of all of us. An infection can be our death sentence.

    I think she took my words to heart, I really do because she did perk up after. She also asked me a lot of questions because she will be having Taxol after her A&C, which will be in about three weeks or so. She had her last dosage this past Thursday and is taking an extra week off. I don’t know if that’s good or not, probably good in her case, so she can heal more. She’s had a real terrible time too.

    She’s a lawyer and she’s a lawyer in the National Guard, so she really has her hands full. Thankfully, one of her superiors in the National Guard had volunteered to take on the majority of her cases while she is going through this hell.

    While we go through chemo together I will be helping her study for a huge exam she has this fall. In return, she will sit down with my daughter, Dokme, and answer any and all questions she has about becoming a lawyer. How cool is that? I have helped people study for tests for decades and I know how to give a lot of easy study tips to help them remember. No one has yet flunked from my tutelage, they’ve all done well. I have faith this will be the same with Wendy. Plus, I always learn a lot too.

    The only other big bothersome with me has been the number of bloody noses I get in a day. Sometimes I wake up with blood all over. It’s only happened twice so far, but that is more than enough, and I have woken up to where it has just started. I did borrow a humidifier from a good friend, and I bought another one as well. I have one in the bedroom and one in the living room. My friend has said yes to borrowing it longer, so I don’t have to move it all the time when my husband is working.

    We can’t sleep together anymore because I have to have the feet of the bed up to its highest point and the head up a little bit past the half way mark. He can’t sleep like that, so we sleep separately for now. Yeah, I sleep in a V. To be honest, the other day when I woke up I had to seriously think if I had remembered to raise the foot and head. It felt as if I was laying flat. I’m serious, it was so weird, and then I opened my eyes and sure enough I had remembered to fix the bed. Never would I have thought that would’ve happened and it’s happened more than once too. I think that’s a good thing, my hubby thinks I’m crazy because the bed is in a serious V shape.

    He’s working days this week and weekend, so he goes to bed around 9-10pm and is up at 4am to get ready to leave at 5am, and he gets home around 7:45-8pm. Yes, long days away from the home, and I miss him. He’s a big help for me. He does things for me without me having to ask. Like, he filled up the humidifier and turned it back on for the one in the living room, so it will be good and ready when I finally go to bed, which will be when I’m done writing this very long post. Thankfully, Ad rem, our most awesomest moderator doesn’t seem to mind. 😁. She’s so fabulously cool and understanding. 😎 😉. Gotta love her, which I do.

    I am ever so grateful for all of your prayers and can’t imagine how much worse shape I would be in without them. So please know how thankful I am to all of you. Thank you.

    I did take a number of breaks in typing this, to help relieve the pain in my hands and fingernails. I also remembered to type this in my notes app just in case I get thrown in the bin again. Finally! Ad rem is thinking right? 😁 🤔

    I’m thinking about just doing a test first, which I’m sure may work too.

    I hope this post finds you all well and I will add all and new requests for prayers to my nightly list. And even though I haven’t been chatting like my usual self, there hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought of all of you here at our Prayer section of the Tree House. And how thankful I am to all of you.
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

    PS). If there are any questions, please feel free to ask. I know I was all over the place in this post and I could’ve been confusing at times. 🙃😊

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    • Ad rem says:

      Hi Ma’…
      It’s 1:37 here, but I had to stay up and see if you were well …I know Thursdays are the day you receive treatment. Wow….what a nice long and juicy story you had for us tonight! 😀

      Please don’t be disappointed with your nurse Hannah for not telling you she would be absent. I’m guessing in her heart of hearts she was afraid you would be anxious if you knew ahead of time she wouldn’t be there. No nurse would want to cause her patients further anxiety….especially one who really cared about you. That’s my take on things, and I’m sticking to it.

      BTW…Ad rem loves you just as much in return.
      Now, I can go to bed knowing my world is okay!

      PS…Will keep my eyes open for those flower pics in the email too. Remember… “V” is for victory, and sleeping if you’re Ma’. 😀

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    • dbethd says:

      Ma’,
      Thank you for the laughs.
      I’m sorry about your fingernails and toenails. Maybe you could start another fashion trend with fancy gloves and mismatched slippers. 😚

      Hopefully this picture isn’t too big.
      Dbethd

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Oh, my friend, God has given you such a wonderful gift of gab. I love your writings and you always make me laugh in in the worst of circumstances. I am so sorry you are having such a tough time of it. The big C has not lessened your resolve or your lovely good attitude. You’ve got this.

      Sorry I haven’t written. I have been pulling my hair out between G’s land and apartment deal, Gary’s flurry of “packing”, and trying to keep up with the Bank and all of their requests for yet ,more documents concerning us getting the loan on our new home. Add in their my physical problems and I am many times to tired to write.

      Even with all going on I think of you and pray for you. Can’t wait until I am settled and we can catch up. I am definitely looking forward to more peace and quiet.

      Oh, by the way, the part about your fingernails and toenails wasn’t one bit funny. That is tough when you are a purple fashion diva.

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  45. Sayit2016 says:

    Hi all– I am asking for pray as it seems like it has been one hit after the other… it has been nothing short of overwhelming and I am feeling very defeated. I pray for God to show the way and in some ways it seems there is grace for the day ( for which i am grateful ) but not a actual resolution. It has me so stressed out I have left my keys at least 5 times , put my phone on the top of the car and drove off, it fell off the car and a nice person called my phone to try and locate only to have a guy answer it and said hey we found this phone on the road- I was able to get it. My Phone is my second brain and it would have been a disaster to replace it. So grateful for that. Left my wallet at the gas station… I have never done this stuff before I am careful with my things.. but I am so distracted.

    So any prayers sent are appreciated that God shows me the way out of this crazy mess I find myself in. Thank you so much.

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    • dbethd says:

      Praying for you to have peace amidst the turmoil and patience to wait on God’s time. Praying also for a desired resolution that will fit into His plan.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I know exactly where you are coming from. When I have gone through much trials recently I was doing the same kind of things. I thought I was about to lose my own mind. The overwhelming stress was starting to get to me. The answer is never ever give up on your faith in God. He is watching over you and will lead you out of this crooked path. I found I was trudging along trying to do it all by myself. I had to put it ALL in God’s hands. He knows best and He has helped me through so much. I know He will you too.

      I pray that God will let you feel His loving presence and guidance and bring you peace in your storm. This too shall pass. Take it one day at a time. His grace is sufficient for you and once you get through that day face the next with His help. Much love and hugs for you. Hang in there.

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  46. justfactsplz says:

    I am asking for you all to say prayers for a special family in Orlando. I cant remember the man’s name but God knows. You may have heard about the man who was abusing his wife. She managed to get away and call for help. Her three children were with the abuser. Police came and the man shot a policeman in the face. There were hours of negotiation going on and swat teams. When the swat team finally entered the home the man and killed the children and himself.

    That policeman and his wife and two young boys go to my step daughter’s church. He was in a coma and moved from Orlando to a brain trauma place in Atlanta. He is responding but cannot speak. His wife is a relatively new Christian but God has giben her a great faith in Him. She believed her husband would live and he did. They say he may recover 80 percent. She is believing for 100 percent. They have know each other since they were children themselves.

    Please join in and pray for this cop’s recovery. Thank you so much. Blue lives matter too.

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  47. Concerned Virginian says:

    Dear CTH Family,
    Please know that I read the Prayer Requests from the CTH birds on their branches and I pray to the Almighty God for you. Here is an update from me:
    Next week I move from Virginia to North Carolina to be nearer to my son and his family. 38 years in Virginia is a long time and it is hard to leave, but my son is right in telling me that I need to be closer to where he is. I found a nice little house that will be good for me and my little Yorkies.
    Today is 7 months since my husband passed away. It still feels like yesterday. The grief counselor told me that the real grieving starts around 6 months because usually by then the initial hitting-the-wall feeling is being replaced by a sense of emptiness and visceral understanding of the loss. The grief counselor is getting me in touch with counselors in the area where my new home is so I can continue in counseling. I know I’ll make it but the road will be hard for awhile.
    But there are couple of things that I ask for your prayers about. First, there is “trouble” among some my husband’s other heirs. One of his children from his first marriage is the instigator. I had to hire an attorney to represent my interests in the Estate. Nasty situation.
    Second, and here’s a big lesson that I’m learning the hard way: People who are caregivers must find a way to take care of themselves. If they neglect their own health in making sure that their loved one/friend is taken care of, there will be a price to pay later on. Well, that’s what’s going on with me now. I was one of the caregivers who didn’t take of myself. And it’s coming back to bite me. Two days ago at my eye exam, the optometrist diagnosed that I have cataracts in both eyes with the right eye being the worse one. I have an urgent referral to an ophthamologist for this coming week. The cataract surgery may need to happen very soon. I have many of the symptoms of cataract: driving at night is almost impossible; halos around bright lights; intermittent blurry vision even with my glasses on; depth perception not as sharp as before. At least the retinas and maculas of the eyes are in good shape.
    Caregivers, please take the time and effort to take care of yourselves. Even if it means asking a friend to sit with your loved one while you go to an Urgent Care clinic for a general physical. I didn’t do these things and am now paying the price.

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