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Well my time at home was shortened. I just got out of the hospital tonight where I was there for a week. My home nurse looked at the swelling in my leg and told me to go straight to the hospital. An ultrasound showed new blood clots. I was confined to bed and given I.V. blood thinners. Two major mistakes were made in my medications that really set me back and the nurse who made them probably lost her job over it. Luckily another nurse discovered the mistakes the next day. I have been sent home with home health care again and two blood thinners. I also now have white compression stockings to go with the fashionable footie socks from the hospital.
Continued prayers would be most appreciated. I have a lot of pain in the leg and am very weak. Hopefully the blood thinners will address the remaining clots in my leg. Love you guys.
I posted a message to you at same time you were posting…lol. So glad you are a little better and God bless that nurse being so observant and getting you the proper help. Love.
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Thank Goodness that nurse caught what was going on with you. Rest and take care of your self. I hope those fancy socks do the trick in helping your leg. I’ll be sending some focused prayers up for your leg as well as your well being. God Bless.
Thanks. The nurse came today and showed me how to give myself the shots twice a day. They will be monitoring my blood everyday until it is thinned enough. Meanwhile, it’s total bed rest until the blood is thinned enough that the clots won’t be a danger to me. I am glad to be home and have the visiting nurse.
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Listen to what the nurse tells you . I had to give myself shots in the stomach before twice a day for a while (diabetes) The thought of it scared me worse than the shot . I hate needles .When your sick there’s no place like home were you can get comfortable. I hope you start feeling a lot better soon.
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The shots are a piece of cake. After the nurse left I slept and just woke up. That helped a lot.
My post went to Neverland. jfp, my prayer
Dang it, lol. My prayers are with you. Thank God, the nurse caught the swelling and sent you to the hospital. Praying that from here on, your healing will be rapid and complete. Hugs.
We love you too. Prayers for God’s healing light being sent post haste. If you run out of those fashionable footies the hospitals have been providing for some time now, my DH has a supply we’d be glad to send you. He’s been in the hospital many times over the past few years and he has sticky fingers when it comes to the rubber gloves and footies. Every time the opportunity presented itself, he helped himself. I was constantly slapping his hands as he was reaching. Everybody knew about him and they all laughed which served only to make him worse. He likes to make people laugh…..except me…..he likes to make me scold. Regardless, if you need more………
Seriously, we need you back to full strength and participating again. Get well soon and quick. Angels in route…..
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Tell your sticky fingers husband this: Every footie sock, toothbrush, wash bin, and box of Kleenex are scanned which matches your hospital bracelet. They really aren’t “free”. You do pay for them, lol. I watched the nurse scan my white support stockings. Me and the stockings are currently in a tug of war.
They can’t scan them if they can’t find them. LOL! My husband is 85 and considerably older than me and so far, all nurses have been very indulgent of him. He can still turn on the charm when he wants to. He’s had a heart attack, congestive heart failure, 3 stents, more recently a stroke, a-fib, stomach problems, kidney problems, etc. etc. and he still maintains his sense of humor. God has blessed me with a very good man whose age is catching up with him. He’s very difficult at times but God willing, I will always be there for him.
P.S. I hope you won the tug of war……
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Your husband deserves to be indulged. May God bless you and him. He’s lucky to have you. Prayers for you and him.
It’s so good that you have people coming to help you and check everything out. I may have missed it somewhere, but has the stomach pain and nausea gone?
Was wondering the same thing, Pam, thank you for asking. JFP, prayers of healing Light and angels to your side. (((Dixie))) and all, the smiles you bring to my soul with your loving words and prayers are beyond inspirational. Blessings to all the Wolverines. Amen.
The stomach pain and nausea left to only return today. They did find my gallbladder isn’t functioning properly and contracts and folds over.
While I was in the hospital I had a flare up of the fibro and still have it. I had a follow up today with a doctor and it was most difficult only one day home from the hospital. He was livid that I was sent home the first time without the Coumadin. That’s three mistakes they made with my medications which really set me back. My leg is swollen huge again and all red. I’m back home now and in my comfy recliner. The pain gets so bad it even wakes me up. The hydrocodone isn’t working all that good right now.
I hope you are better now that you have moved. I pray for your daughter also.
I feel so bad for you and the many problems which have cropped up. You must have the stamina of a warrior, or better yet a wolverine to withstand all the different ailments cropping up not only from your surgery but the negligence which followed. I hope this last doctor you saw will be on top of all these problems and help you to get them cleared up. You probably don’t feel like taking up for yourself…..wish I could be there to help you. Because I AM a wolverine when it comes to doctors. Grrrr…..They tremble when I put my hands on my hips. So instead of me, I will send one of the angels to help…and pray for you to fully recover….from everything that ails you. I’ll ask God’s healing light to wrap around you tonight giving you relief from the nausea (have they given you something for nausea?) and to help you sleep like a baby (maybe you should ask them to switch you to oxy just to get you through this bad pain), make the swelling in your leg go down and feel better tomorrow morning and on the road to recovery. Sending…….
I would have stuck up for myself but the mistakes happened before my knowledge of them. I am praying I don’t get any more new clots and that they will get my blood thinned enough to take care of those they couldn’t remove.
(((JFP))) Healing angels to your side. May the White Light of our Lord Jesus Christ heal, surround and protect you. Dear Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour please bless our friend. Amen.
My prayers continue for you,jfp. I’m sorry you’re having flare ups again.
Bless your heart you are a born fighter. It seems like every time you get better with one thing something else wants to jump on you and you have to kick it’s butt. When you get rid of all these problems I hope you remember how to relax and not be stressed out.
I am fighting with all of my might. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am grateful to have it.
Happy Birthday Dear friend may God Bless you with many many more. 🙂
Blessings on your special day, April 28! May this new year bring an end to the medical parade that has been marching through your mind, body and spirit. May you have good health, prosperity, peace, joy, love and allow God’s perfection to pour through your incredible spirit restoring your health. This is my birthday prayer for you dear (((JFP))) now open those receiving hands. Amen.
Arms wide open, thank you.
LMG, I am still praying for you and your family. Hang in there. May God’s peace and comfort envelope you.
I think about him and his family every single day and I say a prayer .
Joining in prayer for LMG and his family. Sending Light in Christ’s name…
My son, took my daughter in law to the hospital last night, she is giving birth to their second child, my fourth grandchild a little girl..Thalia Rose, please pray for a safe & healthy delivery & baby girl..next Friday I will God willing go to visit them in Florida, :~) I have not seen my son or grandson in four years.
Prayers are being sent ……… Congrats on the grandbaby they our one of God’s most precious gifts to us grandparents.
Prayers for the safe delivery of Thalia Rose. Prayers too that you get to Florida next Friday!
Praying for a safe delivery of that sweet baby girl. When you come to Florida wave at me.
Praise God! God is so Good! Thank you so, for your prayers they mean so much to me!. :~) She was born this am…Thalia Rose 7 lbs 10 oz….now I have my sons going to Airborne training school in June, to add to my collection of grey hair! Lol
Yay for Thalia Rose, your son and his wife and you too!!! Gos bless all of you.
Stormy, what joyous news, thank you, Father. Blessings to your son, his wife and the beautiful Thalia Rose! Prayers for Stormy too, to keep those grays away 😉
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Sending out love, Light and peace in the name of our Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ…
My parents ( late 70’s) are moving and I’ve been there helping since we got back from Florida. Thank you God, we’re almost done. The closings are Friday.
Our son squeaked by signing up for obummer care and will get a provider list tomorrow for rehabs. Please God.
On the trip, our daughter’s boyfriend had a seizure. He had never had one before. It looked like the Grand Mal seizures my friend used to get in college. EMS took him to ORMC and they kept him overnight. The ER doc said it could have been brought on by dehydration and heat because the CT scan, blood work, etc. showed nothing but that a seizure had occurred. STAY HYDRATED. He’s supposed to follow up here at home but he isn’t. Other than that, the trip was great.
Praying for my dear CTH friends.
Angie, congrats on your hard work coming to fruition soon. Continued prayers for your son may he receive and accept the help offered to him. Healing prayers for your daughter’s boyfriend, truly for them both and more earnestly for you all.
Thanks so much, Tweety!
I’d like to ask for prayers for my husband, T. Last night, I thought that I would have to take him to the ER because he had trouble getting his breath after a coughing bout. He’s had the flu since last week with asthma as an added complication. I told him that he’s going back to the doctor tomorrow. It will not surprise me if the doctor puts. T. in the hospital.
For (((T))) may you receive perfect healing on your road to a complete recovery. Sending…(((Angie))) Prayers for you too as you’ve had a full plate for quite sometime. Sending…
Thank-you, Tweety. I’ve been looking at these life trials as God showing me my strength. At one time, I suffered from clinical depression and was hospitalized twice. I’ve been off anti depressants for years and I’m handling this stuff ok with God’s help, my husband’s help, and my CTH friends. If God thinks though that I now see my strength and He decides to let my life go on without all of the drama, I’m good with that too, lol. 😉
I just said a prayer for your daughter’s boyfriend, your son, and your husband. My 93 year old mother has pneumonia now. Scary stuff.
Thanks so much, jfp! We need all the prayers we can get. Prayers for your mother that she is healed by His grace.
Thank you, she is improving.
Good news JFP, continued prayers.
Angie I’m praying for your son to take back his life and for God to give him the strength he needs to win this battle. Sorry to hear about the seizure the young man had I hope he will be o.k. Make your husband go to the doctor before he ends up in bad shape. God Bless all of you. Oh ! I hope the wedding went perfect. 🙂
The wedding was beautiful! Both our son and his bride teared up and choked up a bit during their vows. It was wonderful to see both of them so happy and so in love.
I pray for my CTH friends every night regardless of whether you have made a problem known or not. I wish for the angel’s white healing light for those who need it. God bless all of you.
God bless you to Dixie ((hug))
We appreciate those prayers, too.
Thank you, sweet Dixie. Lots of stressful stuff going on around here. As with most everyone else, got a full plate to deal with. Prayers for all our dear Treepers.
Dear Lord, give us all the strength we need in these desperate times. Thank you. Amen.
Prayers for you lilbirdee. Sorry, I didn’t see this earlier. Hugs
Drive by :::::hugging for:::::::::: (((Dixie))) and all the loving (((Wolverines))) May blessings about.
I want to give an update on my recovery. It is hard to rest when there are so many doctors appointments and tests and nurses coming to the house. I stay tired out feeling. I received another B12 shot yesterday but can’t tell they are helping. I am walking now on a cane. The leg still swells and turns red. They are still working on getting my blood thinned just right. I have a Pet scan May 24th to check on the clots and blood flow. I have never had one of those before. The pain is now under control thank God. I am able to cook, do dishes, and laundry now and I know Gary is happy about that. I do a little and have to stop, elevate the leg, and rest. God is teaching me to be more dependent on Him. He is my strength when mine fails. He once again brings all of the different beautiful birds to the window for me to see. One cardinal admires himself in the side mirrors of the vehicles in the carport.
Glad to hear you are up and about, jfp. It is good medicine mentally and physically. Keeps that blood flowing good. God is my strength also, life has a way of stopping us in our tracks and letting us know we cannot do this on our own. I remember that you said you loved birds….you would love it at my house. I’ve got just about every kind you can think of AND a beautiful hawk that keeps watch over all of them (lol). Thanks for the update and as always…..praying for you daily for continued strength and healing.
ADD: Note that once again, we posted at the same time up above to Dixie..hahaha.
That’s funny about the posting. We must be kindred spirits, lol.
JFP, love that you are up and about! This is awesome news 🙂 The prayers will continue for you. Many thanks to our Father for answered prayers…He never ceases to amaze me!
His grace is truly amazing.
I’m so happy you have the pain under control and you are able to get around a little better. I’m sure Gary’s tummy is glad you can cook lol Don’t try to do to much to soon I know the care giver is coming out in you but let someone take care of you for a little while longer until you have had time to heal. My husband loves birds also he has a bird feeder on the back porch. It’s funny how when we get older we love the little things that we never took the time to notice before. 🙂
I think God wants us to notice and be thankful for the little things. After my sudden cardiac death eight years ago was when I started noticing birds and every design on a leaf for example. God would bring the most beautiful birds up close and personal to me. Now when He wants to get my attention and for me to slow down he brings me a bird, I thank Him and listen to what God is trying to tell me. Sometimes if I am blue He sends a bird to remind me that He is watching over me and there for me.
Love that post JFP. We are so busy surviving sometimes we forget to give thanks for all the blessings of this Earth. And birds are my heart smiles too, they each mean something different to my day. May we each find the beauty God lays across our path today and may we remember to give Him thanks. There’s my prayer for us all.
We really do need to take the time and stop and smell the roses.
JFP….that’s your guardian angel. If you take a moment of quiet, and just let your brain be empty and rest, the name of your guardian angel will appear and then you’ll know what to call that particular bird. They watch over us in many different ways. And just in case you did not know, you can have more than one. Yours have been working overtime lately to get you back in shape. With them in charge, I’m sure you will be fine. Guardian angels are what we should be most thankful for……I have three and when they haven’t been sent to help somebody else, they stay pretty much on the job. It always helps to know their names. God bless and heal you.
Hopefully, Cetera and Lovemygirl will advise of us their status soon, but in the meantime, we will continue to pray for them and any other treepers who need help.
My DH is just now getting over pneumonia. I suspected this was the case when he developed a cold and then came down with a cough and fever. We caught it in time with massive doses of antibiotics and steroids and were able to keep him at home instead of admitting him to the hospital. We are fortunate to have great help in our doctor and neighbor next door who is a nurse. (They can’t get close to one another without kissing and I surely hope she doesn’t come down with it – LOL!) I’m very thankful for their help as it is a lonely and responsible job to be alone and the caregiver for one who is 16 years older. But he is on the mend and I have assurance and hope that he will be fine.
All the rest of you, I pray for every night and will continue to do so. I am growing very fond of my CTH friends, all of you who post here and others as well and I will continue to pray to make you well or keep you well, whatever is needed. Love and God’s blessings to all.
Funny, but blessings from me are in spam hell. You think this is a message to me? LOL! I hope not.
WordPress is an equal-opportunity tyrant, Dixie. Blessings and curses BOTH get banished from time to time.
Sweet Dixie, so sorry to hear about your DH being so sick, but very glad he is better. Thankfully, you have a little help. That is a great responsibility you have on you now. I will say a special prayer for you daily that our Father will strengthen you physically and spiritually through your journey. You are a very special person to me and you have picked up my spirits more than you know by all the kind things you have said about me. Wish I was near, so that I could help you in some way. Just know, you are loved and thought of each day. Remember to take care of yourself also, please. Love and Hugs. God’s blessings to you and your DH.
Dixie Prayers are being sent to your DH and you. May the lord heal him and give you the strength you need to take care of you and him.
Dixie and the rest of you, I have become very fond of my CTH friends also and carry you all in my prayers and heart and wish only the best for all of you. I have cried with you and I have rejoiced with you . There are times when my heart is crushed by what you guys are going threw. I admire the strength and the wisdom that comes from you guys it lifts my spirit and puts the fight back in to me when I’m down and out. Just because I don’t see your faces doesn’t take away from the blessings I pray God sends your way for sharing your heart. God Bless.
Sha, that was beyond beautiful.
yes…made me tear up.
Dixie, I’m glad your husband is getting better! Pneumonia is scary. Thank God he didn’t end up in the hospital. Both my husband and my daughter think that they contracted the flu in the ER when her boyfriend was brought in with the seizure.
My husband is finally getting over the flu/asthma/post flu bronchitis. He’s going back to work today. T never misses work-he loves being on the farm. T not going in was huge in telling me how sick he really was.
We will finish packing up my parent’s house today. Don’t remember if I posted about this but my parents are downsizing from a 3700 sq ft house to an 1800 sq ft house. It’s been grueling packing up their house and getting Mom and Dad to let go of some of their possessions. Because of the buyer’s bank sending the appraiser late, they didn’t find out until last Wednesday that the closing would definitely be tomorrow. I’ve been there every day since then. We’ve had to pack it up in 1 week. The time crunch did not allow them to find a mover. Our living and dining rooms have over 80 boxes and the game room has boxes and furniture. My house has become their mini storage, lol. Plus we’ve filled a stow-n-go container and a U-haul truck. Thank God my godmother, sisters-in-law and my brother after work have helped us.
Thanks for the prayers. The good Lord knows we all need them! You guys are in my nightly and daily prayers.
Angie, incredible job! It is amazing the strength we have when needed. Incredible blessing to have been joined by helping hands. Packing down large homes can be quite daunting, Continued prayers for T and your daughter’s complete healing.
A little while ago,my dad got a call saying the sale was postponed from tomorrow to Monday. I told them though that Dad called the utilities to have them shut off tomorrow so we still need to pack as though they need to be out this evening. They will be out because all we have left is the little piddling things. YAY
It will be nice to have the weekend to recuperate a bit before we have to start unpacking.
Thank-you, tweety, for the prayers. All of the prayers are getting me through my hurdles.
It is an honor 🙂 Thank heavens for some breathing room, you and crew have worked hard, enjoy the rest before the madness begins again.
Getting them to “let go” of some of their possessions was probably your biggest hurdle! Older people don’t like to do dat! LOL! Hopefully once they become accustomed to their smaller “nest”, they will be happier and so will you. Sounds like you’ve got a great family since they have been so helpful. Since I don’t have much, I can honestly say, there is nothing like family. Blessings to you in the hope that everything will settle down before long.
and forgot to say, white healing light to finish gettin’ everybody well.
I think we are all very fortunate to have CTH and each other. I am very grateful to all of you, to God and to our guardian angels.
Thanks, Dixie. Mom would say, for example,”but these glasses are so pretty.”. I told her that some cute couple would go to the Habitat Restore, buy them, and love them as much as she has. Those glasses were in the dry bar. My sister-in-law and I packed about 20 bottles of liquor that have not been touched since they moved to town 4.5 years ago. Then, every piece of glass that she couldn’t remember where it came from was automatically Depression glass, lol. Some of the “Depression glass” came from a discount store. I bought it for an engagement party we threw for my brother and his wife 30 years ago. I put it in the Habitat box. Their move has inspired me. T and I will go through our house and cabana top to bottom and get rid of stuff. We’ll tell the kids to take anything they want and the rest will go either to my housekeeper or to the Habitat Restore. I told our kids, who have been helping us pack up mom and dad’s house, and they said, “Thank-you!!!!”, 🙂
Thank-you so much for the prayers!!!! You are 100% right about our CTH friends. I want to win the Powerball so that I can buy everyone tickets and have a giant CTH meet!
depression glass…..oh where have I heard that before. Your post was entertaining as a lot of us have been through all that before. I keep our house cleaned out to the walls….no clutter. The step-grandkids always can have whatever they want. Even our closets….if we haven’t worn something in the past year…..out it goes to Salvation Army. Just thinking about a desk chair I bought last year. The darn thing is uncomfortable when lowered but has to be lowered to go under any desk we have in the house which means anytime we sit in it, it has to be raised…up down up down…..out it goes! I do not like clutter.
Angie Box up some of that energy you guys have and mail it to me he….he…. It looks like this move has made some memories (priceless) It stinks when you go to the hospital and get sick 😦 I hope they both are feeling a lot better. Now you got me wanting my oldest son to move some of his stuff out of the junk room he created when he got married and moved out. 🙂
Lol, I’m out of gas. I’m planning to relax tomorrow and Saturday because our grandson is coming on Sunday for Mother’s Day. He stays with us and as I think I’ve posted before, he’s 20 months and my husband and I are 57. Guess who wears out first?
If I had extra energy, I’d gladly send it to you. Maybe it’s because we’re done but tonight I feel all the aches and pains that I haven’t felt since the packing began. Next week we get to unpack. 😮
😯 I’m glad it’s not me lol ! Those grandbabies melt the heart. 🙂
I too am anxious to hear from LMG and Cetera with updates.
I am extra thankful this evening. I must say my guardian angel or angels worked very hard today. We live in the woods in the country. Today the woods across the dirt road from us caught fire. It is very dry and spread very quickly. The fire jumped the road and started burning part of our property next to the house that is not cleared. There was only one fire truck at that time battling the blaze across the street. My DH hopped on the four wheeler to go tell the firemen the fire had jumped the road. One fireman and my DH were beating the fire with shovels until more help arrived.
A policeman came up and asked me to get in the car and vacate my house. The cat took off outside but I was trying to get the five dogs in the car and I tripped and fell on the concrete carport. Of course I hit my bad leg, foot, knee, and the palm of my hand at the thumb joint. I managed to get the car and five dogs down the road to safety.
Very soon tanker trucks from two counties arrived along with the forest department with heavy equipment. The fire was brought under control. Our house became command central for the deputies and fireman. I counted over fifteen vehicles plus two helicopters. Luckily no homes were lost but some yards were burned up to the homes. No one was hurt. The fire department left a small crew to stay all night and tend to any flare ups. Thank God He protected us and our neighbors.
But how are you after your fall?
The aches and pain get worse each passing hour. I sprained the top of my foot and wrenched my knee. The base of my hand is swelling and turning black and blue and the bone at the base of the thumb is sore. The first thing that crossed my mind is that I was warned about falling causing internal bleeding from the blood thinners. If the bruising gets bad I will have to go get it checked in the morning when Gary goes to the doctor. I’ll probably be stiff and sore tomorrow.
I’m sorry. You didn’t need this excitement. Stay on top of that and do seek the doctor’s advise. I hope you’re better in the morning. Sending white healing light and one more guardian angel. Look for a real purty bird.
Well hopefully you didn’t do any more damage. I’ll pray for more white healing light to surround you. Good to hear your house didn’t sustain any damage. I’m sure it’ll take several days to recover from all the upheaval and stress. God bless you and Gary and may your guardian angels work hard to help you recover.
Oh my goodness, jfp….that had to have been very frightening and stressful. So glad you and Gary and your home are safe. I’m so sorry you got hurt. If the swelling gets too bad tonight, you might want to go ahead and get checked out. I pray that very soon your entire situation calms down then you can sit back and admire your own stamina and laugh about some funny moments. Praying for you jfp….Big hugs to you.
Thanks for the hugs and prayers. I was trying to catch my little deaf dog who was scared and running away from the car instead of to it. I think tonight will be an early night with a pain pill.
Oh no, jfp! I’m so sorry. Bless your heart ( and I mean this in the nice way), you really have been having a rough go of it. God was watching out for you and your neighbors. Praying that your next excitement will come because of something good. Hugs.
Oh my goodness ! I am glad you guys are safe and your home is to. I would have been chasing my pets to . Be very careful about the spots you hurt, keep an eye on them. When my neighbors house burned down it was a awful feeling to watch someone lose everything. I’m glad you guys didn’t have to go threw that. I hope you didn’t hurt your self to bad from the fall. I wish LMG would post real soon to let us know how he’s doing and Cetera to.
(((JFP))) I am so sorry you fell while trying to rescue one of your pups. Am praying you are not feeling too much pain today and the swelling is minimal. Please take good care of you and Gary. And like Sha said keep an eye on those injured spots and keep the doctor informed. Am so grateful your home is intact.
Also hoping LMG will post soon, sending prayers of love, Light and healing for LMG and Cetera too.
I am okay. I have a few bruises and aches and pains but nothing major thank God.
The fire sparked back up last night. The fire department is keeping a close watch on it. Gary and a neighbor worked to fix the deep ditches the fire department left behind on our property. Two beautiful oak trees were saved.
Asking for Light to surround your all (((JFP)))
My ex entered rehab today with help from a friend. Please join me in prayer that he receives the help he needs and for him to finally give his life over to Christ, our Saviour.
I will pray for your ex tdtweety. Entering rehab is a start. Success will only be possible if He does turn everything over to Christ. Sometimes they have to hit rock bottom before committing to rehab. Has he hit rock bottom yet? Prayers for you also. You did the right thing where is concerned. God doesn’t want us to endure that kind of abuse.
May God’s light bring healing and health to your ex and may this lead him to Jesus, tweety.
tdtweety I pray he gets the help he needs and realizes all that he’s missing out on in life. If he finds Christ there want be a need for another stay in rehab.
Thank you (((JFP))) and (((Angie))). Am not sure if he’s hit rock bottom…this will be his 3rd stay and prayerfully, his last. The ego is a tricky thing but one thing it can never be is our master. We have only One. Thank you so much for your prayers, they are our most powerful weapon.
Thank you (((Sha))) and you are so right.
Hey everybody. I missed reading here yesterday and today and see I’ve missed a lot. Prayers and hugs for all of you with hope that things will settle down and go right for a change. I saw that LoveMyGirl “liked” someone’s comment yesterday. He may not feel like commenting but he is at least reading so that’s good. Hopefully we’ll hear from him soon. Best wishes and may God bless you each and every one as well as those who need help who are connected to you in any way.
Thank You for letting us know about LMG . ((hugs)) right back at ya…… 🙂
I missed a lot too. Still praying for LMG and all my Wolverine prayer warriors.
Hi y’all, I have a prayer request. Hope it’s not tacky. Yesterday my husband and I were talking and he said that he is going to approach one of his brothers about buying him out of the family sugar cane farm. T. has worked there for years but he’s 57 and it’s become hard. He hasn’t been 100% well since Christmas. This last bout with the flu changed his way of thinking, I believe. T told me that he wants to enjoy the rest of our lives. We have enough chaos between our son, E, and daughter, R. When things are calm, T wants to travel. I cannot explain how he shocked me with this announcement. He has been so dedicated to his job and hated to miss work. I’m thrilled though. He said maybe we could sell this house and build a smaller one or find a house on an acre in the country- yay. I’m a transplant to this town and even though I’ve lived here for almost 40 years, I’m still an outsider, so moving would suit me fine.
Wanted to say that I’m thrilled that our son, E. will be going to rehab after our Mother’s Day meal. As odd as this might sound, E going to rehab is a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.
Have to run, we’re having family over for crawfish! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my dear CTH. friends.
Thats not odd at all. All we ever want as parent’s is for our children to be happy and healthy.
Oh it’s never tacky to want to enjoy life together with your husband, you two have earned it. 🙂
Angie, that sounds wonderful! Y’all deserve to have some dang peace and fun. You have worked hard, and there is no time like the present to celebrate a life lived well. I remember before my Daddy passed he was lamenting over how hard he worked and he should have spent more time enjoying the fruits of his labor. He was a precious, self-made business man in our community. The saying, “I wish I’d spent more time at work,” has still yet to be uttered. No guilt, only joy 🙂 Blessings.
Angie grab unto this new life your husband has come up with with gusto. Enjoy your lives and each other while you can. You never know when bad health and advancing age would make this an impossibility. Go for it! Prayers for E and a successful stint at rehab.
lilbirdee’12 I came here to say I have had you on my mind all weekend. I hope what I said to you before when I said I didn’t know how you felt was hurtful to you. God know’s I didn’t mean it to be . I just meant I couldn’t imagine your heart ache because I hurt for you just thinking about it. You are in my prayers this week end and I just wanted to say I’m sorry if what I said hurt you in any way .
“Sorry” wasn’t hurtful is what I meant. 😦
LilBirdie, you haven’t left my heart or my prayers this weekend. I wish there were words that would console your aching heart. Know that you are loved, that you are prayed for from this Earth to the Heavens. Angels to your side, sending…
Thank you Sha and tdtweety so very much. Your kind words and prayers mean so much to me. This day and Christmas are my most difficult if it could be measured at all. When I read what you both said, I cried like a little baby and had to walk away before responding. It was a good cry though so don’t be offended by that. And Sha, you are a beautiful spirit and I know what you meant in your earlier post, so don’t worry about that another minute. I’m sure some people would say after 10 yrs., it should be better for me; but he was my world and I never thought I would have lived this long with my heart so broken. Without the Love of my Heavenly Father, I couldn’t.
Thank you again for your prayers….I pray for all the wonderful prayer warriors here who as a team, inspire and comfort each other and it truly does help lighten the burdens that we all carry.
Ten years would only be like a moment in time to a broken heart. We will always miss the ones we love until we see them again. We just have to trust in God to love and take care of them. ((hugs))
Lilbirdee’12, I have been wanting to say something to you but it is difficult for me to come up with the right words. I lost my oldest son in 2005. I completely know what you mean about it not being better. I can say that in some very small ways it is. I don’t have nearly as many days of just feeling flat out sad. And then sometimes I feel guilty that I don’t, like how could I have gone a few hours and didn’t think of him? I am so glad that you have God in your life because I know without him I would have been doomed. I have been praying for you and will continue. Take care.
Thank you so much, Tessa. I’m so sorry to hear about your son. I guess I can agree with you that in some very small ways it is better. In my situation, I was still grieving after losing my precious Angel Mama and my dad in the three years before I lost my son. That left only a sister (we’ve never been really close) and a couple of nieces and nephew. I know that God has His purpose for all things and I can say that I am more outspoken now than before and have witnessed to several people in the last few years. I feel that maybe with my emotions so raw and deep, that God lead me to them so that I could share how precious life and love is. May God bless you, Tessa, and I thank you again for your prayers.
tessa50 I don’t have the words…… 😦 (( hugs))
lilbirdee, I’m sorry that I missed your post. Hugs and prayers for you.
tessa50, hugs and prayers for you as well.
I cannot even imagine your pain.
God bless you both.
I wanted to share about a daily devotional book my daughter gave me for my birthday. It is Jesus Is Calling by Sarah Young. It is written as if Jesus is talking directly to you. It focuses on how we need to be totally trusting and dependent on Jesus and to know if we are going through hard times He can make something good out of it. It has been a blessing to me and I think you all would enjoy it. Love, and Prayers, JFP
Thank you, JFP.
You are welcome.
Try A.W. Tozer’s ** The Knowledge of the Holy **
Thank you, Spar.
I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
Good for spiritual striving as well as hanging on by the fingernails — — —
— with Love for all
Tozer’s prayers at the beginning of each chapter are a model to me and worth contemplating in their own right — — —
Cannot wait to find this, thank you Spar.
lovemygirl, I’m thinking of you a lot tonight. Will pray for you and for your family.
Hey all, checking in. I see updates have been desired regarding me. Why the heck any of you lovely people want to know about me, I have no idea. You must all be terribly bored. 😉
I love you all so much, terribly fiercely at times. However (confession time), I’ve been avoiding the Treehouse a bit. For the most part, I’m doing pretty well. Occassionally, though, it is very difficult keeping it all together, dealing with the unknown, and waiting, waiting, waiting. I didn’t really want to come here and report failure, and it is so easy to get sucked into the negativity of all things news related. Plus, I can lose whole days reading online stuff, and I’ve really wanted to be productive.
Looking for a job is a full time occupation, and it can be very, very frustrating. Hours and hourse of effort often goes completely unremarked and unresponded to. I have now gotten two polite declinations last week, though, so maybe I’m making progress at getting noticed. I had zero responses from anyone on anything up until last week.
It feels like I’ve been unemployed for months already. Part of it is even somewhat enjoyable, and life is moving at a little slower pace. I’ve been able to really take much better care of my wife during her recovery than I otherwise would have been able to do, and that has been a blessing.
The Wonderful Wife had her 6 week follow-up today, actually, and was given a clean bill of health! Hurray! Then she came home and cried, and said she wanted children so badly. She goes up and down on that too. Lots of emotional rollercoaster-ing here at the Cetera household recently. And don’t get me started on her hormonal balances, LOL.
I was talking with my mom this weekend, and she heard from an Aunt that I have never met, and have never spoken to. My mom has always liked her, but was never close. My mom says she’s always been a bit different, and a little “mystical.” Anyway, my mom related a story to me from her Aunt M.
Aunt M had a dream shortly after my grandma had died. My grandma died in February, and the dream was in March. In the dream, she saw my grandma, who had come to wave and say goodbye, because they hadn’t had a chance to at the end. My grandma was surrounded by lots and lots of family relations, but Aunt M said they were all blurry and could not be seen clearly. However, she knew beyond any doubt that everyone with grandma was family, and related to all of us. My grandma was also holding a little newborn baby. Aunt M said she knew the baby was a family member, knew the baby was brand new and recently deceased, but knew no one who had lost a baby.
I knew before my grandma died that she was going straight to Heaven. She had no attachment to sin, and was one of the most selfless people ever. Being a good Catholic, after she died I started praying to her, telling her if she ever wanted to be a Saint, she could start with pestering God for miracle for my WW, to let us have a baby. WW was having lots of ongoing issues with her parts, as per normal, and had gone in to the doctor to determine what we were going to do. They discovered WW was pregnant, completely unsuspected. Of course, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage in the middle of March, and WW had her hysterectomy on April 1.
That pregnancy proved to us that this was the right thing to do. There was simply nothing more that could be done to fix matters or make things better, and it was time to move on. I remember praying, thankful that we had been shown definitively the path that we were supposed to take. I also remember, completely unbidden, a strong sensation or feeling of understanding, that my grandma was going to love this new baby for us until we could be together, and would tell him all about life on Earth that he would never experience. I mentioned that feeling to my wife, and we laughed a little, and cried a lot, but we never spoke of it to anyone else.
Anyway, that story of the dream from my Great Aunt M was a powerful shock to me. I believe it to be true. I cried again after I heard it. My WW would be such a great mom, and is such a Wonderful Wife. We’ll have a lot more children than most if we ever make it to Heaven, but there is a lot of emptiness here for my WW now.
Lots, lots more to update on, but it’ll wait for another post. Thank you all for your prayers. I’ll try to be more diligent about praying too. Gotta get back on the horse…
Cetera, my niece (now in her 50s) was unable to bear children because of some medication used by docs back in the 50s for her mom during pregnancy – created problems for the baby-in-the-making that couldn’t be reversed. She ended up doing her masters thesis on the business of the oft-unrecognized grief process experienced by women who are barren. The grief that accompanies these dear ones is very real and very deep. Love and hugs for you and WW.
I’m glad that you had a sense of clear leading in the decision-making process.
The emptiness you and your dear wife feel is real. The grief is real. Love one another as you walk it out, just as you are doing.
I had a drug like that in the early seventies with my oldest daughter’s pregnancy. She was unable to have children and had a hysterectomy at age 26. You do grieve.
Any suggestions on what to do for her? She clearly feels it much, much more strongly than I do.
Friend Cetera, I have been in the role of bystander for those carrying such grief and we lost one baby in miscarriage….I only have simple thoughts that may be useful as a starting point.
Those who grieve deeply over unfixable loss, particularly those of solid constitution and faith, do not expect their grief to be fixed or casually alleviated. The great gift given to them in love will be to acknowledge and validate their actual loss and their experience of that reality.
I know you can recall the loving validations and acknowledgements Grant and I received from Treepers who “didn’t know us” – during the weeks he was preparing to leave – we were strengthened by the sense that the Treepers simple gathered around us in a forest clearing where he and I sat under a big tree, and they knelt down around us or sat cross-legged with us, slipping in and out quietly as the days went on. Their presence and acceptance of what was happening resulted in comfort as we were impacted by events. We were strengthened. Unfixable loss was validated. Grieving was given room.
So these simple thoughts – sift and use as seems good to you, dear friend.
*Ask her how she would like to acknowledge your children. Each of those who has gone before you into the Father’s presence is a child of yours. I believe that life begins at conception. The life of each child – in God’s mighty creative works – includes personality, hair color, little toes and fingers, color of eyes, the set of the little chin. They. Are. Your. Children. They are not incomplete persons even though they were not able to be in your arms. They are your children.
She may not have a ready answer to your gentle inquiry – but perhaps just to ask, “Is there something specific you would like to do, or would like for the two of us to do together to acknowledge the lives of our children?” Such acknowledgement may be a one time thing or repeated many times.
My granddaughter miscarried a couple of years ago. My son – grandpa-to-be – found some comfort and help when he named the little one with a name that might fit either boy or girl (Kerry, Robin, Kennedy, etc) to assert that child’s identity. I still remember our tiny Stephen who I miscarried at four months. I did not have some final closure that was needed until I realized we could give him a name. I didn’t figure that out until about 25 years after the miscarriage had occurred.
*Assure her that she may freely grieve in your presence and she need not hide away with it. Ever. …whether that is talking about it or just saying, “I feel sad today.”
Grant and I agreed, from the time we received his diagnosis, that neither of us would make it a habit to ‘cry alone’. When I felt a flood coming on, I would go and find him wherever he was in the house. Sometimes he would just continue what he was doing as I sat nearby and cried. We acknowledged that we were on different tracks sometimes and we didn’t always have to both be doing the same thing at the same time, but it was important that we have one another’s presence and not hide with our griefs.
Remind her she need not hide her tears or her grief. Give her your presence in ways that work for you. Even if they are brief, have deliberate conversations about these things.
Those are thoughts of the moment, Cetera. She is a blessed woman to have such a man loving her – one who is thoughtfully considering how to care for her. May God bless you both and may you recognize the tenderness of His presence as He holds you both.
Add:Keep an ear open for those who think they know stuff who minimize her losses and her grief, and intervene to remove her from their presence or remove them from her presence. Seriously. Do that for her.
Amazing words of love and understanding, thank you, Sharon.
Wow, thanks, Sharon. That is some truly great advice. I have to admit, early on in this process, I tried to talk her out of it. I am very much a methodical critical thinker in my own life, and I am sorry to say that I tried to walk her through reasoning it away. Needless to say, it never worked.
Since I’ve gotten a little wiser (after a long, long while), we’ve both come to a place that we accept it and each other a little more. She’s worried sometimes that I’ll see her as broken inside, and the cause of an empty home. That truly befuddles me, as I’ve never thought anything at all like that, and it will break my heart that she will feel incomplete or a failure because we don’t have and living children.
We, too, believe in life at conception, and there is no human being ever conceived, past, present, or future, that Christ did not come to die for and redeem. We have named the babies in Heaven we know of or were confirmed. They are Abigail, Sebastian, Catherine, Olivia, Augustine, and Daniel. Neither one of us has ever hesitated over what the gender is of any of them. One of us just always “knew,” and the other believed it to be absolutely correct without argument, every time. None of them ever lived long enough for the gender to be known. If we have a couple of “boy-named-Sue” moments when we finally meet, I’m sure we’ll all have a good laugh about it.
Should any have lived, they would have been Michael Vincent, or Stephen Jeffery, or Karen Elizabeth, or Sarah Marie.
Love and hugs to all of you. You have no idea what you all mean to me. I’m not sure why you all seem to think I’m a decent fellow, but I’m grateful you all believe in me and my WW.
Very well said, Sharon. I had three miscarriages I have always known they went to heaven. My first one was a little boy, I don’t know with the other two. I never thought about the fact I could name them. Thank you for that. The grief of loosing a child is so personal between the couple. We can only stand back and pray for them and let them have their grief. You are so wise, Ms. Sharon.
Thanks for giving us an update, Cetera. God has a plan for you and your WW; in His time you will know what that is. What a precious story about your Aunt M. I hope you have so many job prospects this week and next week that you can’t decide which to check out first. Love to you and your wonderful wife.
Thank you for the update, we have been thinking of you. You know the scripture that says all things work for the good for those that love the Lord. Being temporarily out of work has been a blessing in that you have been able to take good care of your wife when she needed it the most. I pray God will comfort both of you during this time of trials and grief. Love and hugs.
Cetera – A lot of times I come here a hot mess to this thread . I got turned down on a job just last week with a very polite letter. I have been looking around for a new job because mine isn’t very stable and I’m the only income but I took a few lessons away from that interview and learned a lot about my self and the kind of place I want to work at. Have you and your wife ever considered being foster parents ? You have a lot of love to give and there are a lot of children in this world that really could benefit from that love and attention. There are other ways to become a parent and you two will figure it out when you are ready if that’s what your heart desires. You are a smart man with a loving heart you will find a great job and you and your wife will find your way . 🙂
Sha, I’m terribly sorry to hear about your job woes. It is going around again. The week after I was let go, my best friend in town was also laid off. He had been at that job for 10 years, and it is the first time he’s ever been unemployed. I’ve been coaching him through the emotional upheavals he and his wife are going through, and helping him get moving in the right direction. Unfortunately, I’m becoming a bit of a self-taught expert at this. This is definitely not my first rodeo.
We have looked into both adoption and fostering. Neither one of us want to be foster parents. There is a lot of heartache that goes into that, and we don’t think either of us could handle it.
I have an aunt and uncle who adopted through the foster program, and they both say it was wonderful, but I know how much trouble they’ve had, from kidnappings of their children back by other family members, drug and sexual abuse of the adopted children and the subsequent emotional, mental, and physical issues that come along with that, and the constant struggles to raise a family under a lot of those pressures, including lots and lots of government interference.
Jenny has an aunt who was adopted herself, and a cousin who was adopted. We’re both much more open to adoption. Due to other family history, we’re very picky about who we would adopt, however, and while the social workers say that is good and makes it more likely we would get a placement, it also limits a lot of options. Adoption is also so expensive. Even through most charity organizations, you would often find it cheaper to just go buy a brand new vehicle, and you can’t easily take out a loan to adopt. You have to pay upfront.
I’m also quite a bit concerned that if we adopt, I won’t love the child enough. It isn’t something where you can change your mind and get a refund with a receipt. Especially with older kids, if they are really causing you a lot of grief and turmoil (see my aunt and uncle), I’m afraid my default reaction would be “You aren’t my damn kids, anyway, so screw you!”
We’re right at the end point of the natural child-bearing years anyway. It is a lot harder to turn your life upside down for children when you’ve never had any, and have been set in your ways for quite some time, and don’t have the energy from 10 or 20 years ago to deal with the kids. I suppose there are pros and cons, and we’re not ruling anything out. My wife joked the other day we should adopt while we have no income, to make things cheaper and get more assistance, but I think we’ve both come to realize that kids just may not be in the cards the Almighty Dealer has dealt us. We’re both OK with that, even though WW will cry about it and say she still wants to be a mom. When we do sit down and talk about it seriously, we always come to the same conclusions.
I don’t think I could be a foster parent either. I have had to fight my own family members when they let me have there kids but wanted to tell me how to raise them. I told them my kid my rules . I will love them and correct them the same way i have done my own children . It’s a long story on how I ended up raising so many that weren’t mine and it wasn’t easy but to see them now I know it was worth it and that me and my husband can take a little credit for who they are today. If you two decide to adopt , the love will come and you will dare anyone to tell you that childs not yours because in your heart it will be . It might be to soon for you wife right now to even think about it so give it some time and land that awesome high paying job that I know you can land and take it one day at a time. 🙂
Wow, Cetera, you certainly have a way with words. And you can tell it like it is. I like that about you. I hope you will continue to comment on these CTH threads as your comments are and always have been worthy.
The words of wisdom uttered here already are far more helpful than anything I could say. We really have some great prayer warriors.
I can only hope and pray that you and your wife will be guided by God to fulfill the jobs he has for you and that in fulfilling those jobs, you yourselves will be fulfilled and happy. That’s what I wish for everybody who comes to this thread…..to be happy and free of pain.
Nobody has a perfect life, but I pray that all of you will gain, through your faith, the best that life has to offer.
Beautifully penned, Dixie. Blessings.
Thank you….speaking from the heart.
Cetera, I was also afraid while waiting for our baby that I might not love her as much as our boys because she would be adopted. I can say that I did love her before she was born. Once I saw and held her, I knew that my love for her was as boundless as the love I had (have) for the 2 sons that were mine biologically.
I will say that should you adopt, go to counseling and when the baby is old enough, bring him/her to counseling as well. When we had to send our daughter to a boot camp, the staff told us that either 87% or 89% -can’t remember- were kids who had been adopted. Their problems stem, usually, not from the parents who raised and loved them but the bio parents who they feel abandoned them. When my husband and I decided to adopt, we were told by parents who had adopted to think long and hard. Of course, we disregarded them because we knew that our love was enough- it wasn’t. We love our daughter with all our hearts and it has broken our hearts both to see her suffer and to suffer the hatred she has spewed at us. Right now, thank-you God, things are pretty good. She’s pregnant and isn’t drinking. I try not to hope that she won’t start drinking again once the baby is born because my hopes have been dashed so many times.
If you’ve read my other posts, our son, who is my bio son is having problems as well. His did not develop until just a few years ago after a life trauma. I’m not trying to say that no one ever has problems with their biological children because, of course, they do. For some reason though, it seems that adopted children are more prone to problems. My husband and I talked though and said to each other that we feel an obligation to let other prospective adopted parents know of our experience and share what the boot camp staff told us. There is a doctor in Boston, Dr. Aguirre, who specializes in children with borderline personality disorder. Adopted children, for some reason, have a predisposition to this disorder. His book is called Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents.
Whatever you and your wife decide, my prayers are with you. Your situation is different because you do not have children so you would might not have the problem of an adopted child feeling they are less loved than biological children.
Sha, you have really been through some tough times. I pray that God will help you land a job He has in mind just for you.
My husband heard they might call him for his hearing between Sept threw Jan. He has to go back to his doctor next week the one who did the 5 surgeries . I got him some health insurance so he can go back to pain management and his regular doctor so he can get them to back him up. It’s been so rough for so long I would be nervous if things went to smooth because i would wander what the catch was lol ! I think I am a stronger and better person for it and I have learned not to be wasteful and ungrateful for all the things I do have. I have been trying to get a job in a doctors office it keeps calling to my heart and I’m not quit sure why because i have no medical back ground. I’ll land were ever the lord puts me because I’m trying to let him lead me to were ever I’m suppose to be. 🙂
You would be perfect for a doctor’s office. Too bad you don’t live here because my doctor just lost his receptionist when she came down with cancer. It’s never too late to learn a new trade. When I was in my late fifties I took a medical terminology and anatomy course and landed a job in the critical care unit of a hospital as a unit secretary. God will lead you. I hope your husband wins his case and gets his disability. You are right, hard times makes us survivors.
To all those in need, sending angels to your side.
I’ve been thinking about signing up for some courses .
Wonderful idea, Sha! Which courses are you leaning towards?
Medical Terminology and Microsoft office. I am knowledgeable in word , excel and access but I don’t feel like I am proficient in them. I also have never used the power point program.
Am in agreement about you and the medical field 🙂 Here’s to pursuing dreams and making them a reality!
Sha, that sounds fantastic! Medical terminology was my absolute favorite class when I was in nursing school. Hugs and prayers for success!!!
Thanks tdtweety and Angie……… 🙂
You are most welcomed dear Sha. Go gett’em!
There is no way to say any of this any better.
Love, hugs and blessings to you all.
Right back at Ya ! 🙂
Same to you dear Dixie.
There were 30 minutes where I had to lay quietly. The prayers began and I named you all with the names I know you as…”Dear God, please take loving care of Lil, send healing to JFP, strength to Cetera and his wife, employment for Sha, joy and answers for Angie, blessings to Admin and our leader, healing for LoveMyGirl, healing love and Light to Sharon, joy for Stella, thanks for Spar and peace, Stormy and her grandchildren, Dixie and her beautiful spirit…and honestly I started to giggle. I told Him, “Lord, you know these folks by name, I know them only through kindness and love, they are Warriors who carry your sword, please bless them. Amen.” Honestly, it made me giggle and just wanted to share that just in case anyone else experienced the beauty of it all. Blessings dear Treepers.
Awesome, tweety, thanks. Very, very nice, and very appreciated.
Thank You for the prayers. My nickname is Sha my name is Shari my husband gave me that nickname along time ago. When I say my prayers and I go threw all the names I smile and think God you know who I’m talking about. 🙂
God indeed does know who we are talking about.
Thank-upyiunformthenprayers, tweety. The same thing has happened to me. I’m praying and thinking that God knows all so I tell Him that I understand he knows everything but I still need to ask.
OMG, I have to stop posting using my iPad, lol.
E was supposed to go into rehab last Monday but kept delaying. Finally, on Thursday afternoon, my husband, T., went to E’s house and told him that he was taking him to the facility. T would not leave the house until E was ready to go in to the clinic. They left about 8 pm. T got back home about 3 am. E is not allowed calls during the detox phase but we can call and ask about him. I just called and they said they have been giving him meds for pain and that he has not left his bed. The nurse told me that they will make him get out of bed to eat today. He hasn’t eaten anything but crackers with Gatorade. E knew the pain would be bad and I think that’s one reason he delayed going to rehab.
Asking for continued prayers for his recovery, thanks!
Lots and lots of heart felt prayers are being sent up for him .
Thanks so much Sha and Tweety!
Angie I pray that God will enable E to successfully complete this rehab. Hugs.
Thanks, jfp! E is doing well according to the staff. We can’t communicate with him during detox.
I know that is hard for you. Detox is rough on the addict. It would be worse if you could communicate with him right now. When this is over you will have your son back. Chin up and carry on. We will pray E through this.
Thank you, jfp and everyone! The nurse told me that E has experienced pain. It’s sad because the last time he went through detox, he said that it was so painful that just the memory of the pain would keep him on the straight and narrow. Praying that this will be the last time he has to suffer through detox.
That was beautiful to read. All you guys are so terrific. Glad to meet you Trish. My real name is Sandy.
(((Sandy))) it’s such a pleasure. See, that’s what made me smile so, in prayer I referred to you as JFP, but God knew who I was talking about 😉 Ahh, coming here daily is such a joy to my heart. It is an honor to pray with you all and I thank you.
Thank you for tweety.
Tears of joy, thank you (((Dixie))) how very kind.
I finally have the time to check in with you guys. I have been keeping up as well as I could by clicking on the emails as they show up, so even though I haven’t been “here”, I have been keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Just got back very late last night from a whirlwind trip to the Cleveland Clinic so my vascular surgeon could do the tests and make sure the carotid artery deal is still ok. It is. Thank God. We have always driven there and back because it was a one-day car trip. From GA, it’s a two-day trip each way and the time and pain I would have built up going by car changed our plans to having to fly out of Atlanta. There was still plenty of pain, but it won’t last as long.
The look on the surgeon’s face when she walked into the examining room was priceless! She kept saying she just could not believe how great I looked. We had a very good talk about the whole thing. I told her, for the first time, what had happened after my first visit, when I went home to wait until I was scheduled for surgery. When she processed and understood that she had sent me home after that visit and delayed the surgery for two weeks, and that in that time I had almost left this world, the realization hit her in a way I had not wanted or anticipated. I have never held her responsible for that, and I made sure to let her know. I apparently simply did not present enough of the appearance of someone that close to death. There is a reason for everything. In her case, I think that she is the kind of human being who will be a little more careful with others who may come in like me. And that will be a very good thing.
She is now researching the department at the Clinic which specializes in rheumatology and fibromyalgia. They are recognized as one of the most advanced centers in the area of fibromyalgia. I didn’t know that. So she will be finding someone there for me to see and when I go back I will hopefully get some real help, which I truly need.
Our time, other than this medical visit, has been consumed with endless details and inspections centering around the house we found here. We put a contract on the house. The stories surrounding it are way too long and complicated. We did due diligence to the max and in the process discovered major problems which had been deliberately left “undisclosed”. Then, one of the last things we did uncovered an enormous, potentially dangerous mold problem in the crawlspace/basement of the house. The space is actually a full-sized basement area but was never finished with a floor so it’s technically a crawlspace. They had left a water leak going in there last year for 8 months before anyone did anything about it. They may not have known about the mold or the significance of it, but they do now. It has upset the apple cart and we don’t yet know how it will work out. It can be fixed, but we’re talking hazmat suits and lots of $$, which would have to come off the price at closing.
I’ve had to be very careful with my emotions and do a lot of praying, so that I don’t behave and react badly, while still doing the proper things to protect our interests. Regardless of a legal contract, it really boils down to the human beings involved, and the actions of the human beings on the other side of this deal have caused much concern. I just have asked God to sort it out, because I can’t know enough on my own to do it. Today, the ball is in the court of the seller and we may know soon, by the way they react to the contract amendment submitted this morning, whether it’s over or not. The house came to us out of the blue, after a great deal of praying. I was asking for a place we could afford which was very near the one parish church in the whole area. This house had many of the things I had asked for, besides just location. We’ll see what happens.
Prayers for all of you.
I’ll be sending some prayers up for you and hoping lots of blessings are being sent your way.
Pam, joining you in prayer for the perfect resolution. Your story with the surgeon touched my spirit, you, through our God, performed a great service for all those who follow. Am glad you are feeling better and know the prayers for you and yours will continue.
Pam, I’m glad you received good news at Cleveland. I would be extra careful about that house because of the mold. Mold can make you really sick. I’m not all that convinced they can totally get rid of it and it not coming back. Prayers God will guide you concerning this house and help you to recover from your trip soon.
Thank you for talking about the mold. We have done research and had a certified professional specialist out to the house, but I would appreciate any feedback from people who may have dealt with “significant” mold (that’s how they term more than 10 sq. feet). I’m writing a long thing about this, because of the very fact that so many of us ARE sick. You’re right, JFP. It’s a potentially significant health risk.
We can’t ever totally get rid of mold because it’s in the environment outside homes. They use visual inspection. If they see it, and it’s a lot, that’s all that’s necessary for the first step of saying you have significant mold. Then there is at least one test, called an “air test”. The equipment catches samples of air all around inside, then a sample outside for comparison purposes. At least in this part of the country, the samples go to FL to a lab. There are thousands of types of mold, and three types are usually the worst offenders. The air test can actually identify what types there are and how much. Some of it is so light, it floats on the air almost in a gaseous state. So, say if you have significant mold in your basement or somewhere outside near your house, you aren’t even supposed to open your windows upstairs because the drafting will suck it right inside, not to mention the a/c ducts.
When Katrina happened, huge numbers of homes were basically ruined because they sat in the water for so long and got mold. This was such a big problem that the awareness level rose and EPA and CDC now have published a lot of material.
In the case of this house, the house was not flooded. The crawlspace had a leak that did not occur in large enough volumes for water to rise and sit there. The major portion of this house sits up off the ground and is only at ground level at the very back. The house was vacant and had no electricity running and there is no a/c in the crawlspace. The heat and humidity in the closed area allowed rapid growth. Because of these circumstances, the specialist does not think the main part of the house is affected. However, it still needs to be tested to be sure. He says the air tests will catch it because there will be spores in the air. I am going to be sure that is true, if we go forward. Also, I will be sure air ducts are inspected.
Sellers with a problem like this have a really big problem. The value of their homes can go down to almost nothing, especially if it’s in the living area part of the house. They can be successfully sued, even after closing, if significant mold is discovered afterward. Someone else, not as careful and picky as we are, could have come along and bought that house. That really bothered me, when we discovered the problem, because I am not totally sure they didn’t know. It’s possible they didn’t. The daughter doesn’t live here. But I know she lied about some other things. I was upset that we had had contractors going in that space to look at things before we found out. My husband was in there a lot. It was dark in there and we just didn’t see it. The home inspector is a really old guy. He saw it, but didn’t act too concerned. He should have known better.
Anything more than 10 square feet has to be done by professionals. I also learned Clorox is not effective in dealing with mold. And even the home inspector, who has been doing his job for 20 years, was not aware that significant mold on something like the wood support beams which are holding up the main floor of the house will in time eat away at the wood and destroy it, although here it hasn’t been there long enough to do that. A proper professional company gives a guarantee when they are finished. I guess they come back to check. It can take several weeks to do the work. Just cleaning this crawlspace is $10,000.
Wherever we end up, I will probably pay to have the air test done. Four samples done for this house will cost $260. That’s not much, if you want to be sure your house or apartment doesn’t have a mold problem. Commercial or public buildings have regulations. There’s not much going on in that department with private dwellings. But when a seller is made aware, if they didn’t know, then disclosure must be made, so in effect they have to deal with it or they won’t be able to sell their house for anywhere near a “normal” price, if at all.
No one around here seemed to get the danger and magnitude of this mold thing at first. This isn’t a low-lying, flood-prone area. Our own realtor, who is really smart and very professional, was initially surprised at our reaction. We freaked out. She’s not taking it lightly now. I think she talked to the mold specialist.
Am glad to see you taking this very seriously, mold is a huge health hazard and should not be dealt with lightly. Am not certain the seller wasn’t aware of this before, but they are informed now. Congrats on treading wisely, Pam, it’s not a simple issue.
Yay, on your Cleveland clinic appt!
Pam, we were all set to buy a house in 2001. The day before were to buy, Tropical Storm Allison came to down and dumped 30 inches of rain. The house had 18 inches of water which could not drain right away- it took more than a day. Our contract was null and void but we still really liked the house and went back to see if repairs were possible. I smelled mold but T and I decided to make another offer. For some reason, (God’s plan), we went back to see it one more time before making the new offer. I wasn’t in the house more than a couple of minutes when I couldn’t catch my breath. Never in my life had I experienced anything as scary. After several minutes outside, I was able to breathe normally again. Turned out mold was growing up the walls behind the kitchen cabinets. We ended up not making an offer. The woman’s granddaughter bought it and she and her husband had to the inside- one of the things we loved was that it had needed no work.
Just sharing this because I want you to be very careful, especially with health issues.
Praying God leads y’all to the best decision. If this house doesn’t work out, prayerfully, another will become available.
Yes, Pam, do proceed with extreme caution. My ex bought a used mobile home for our handicapped daughter to live in. I think the thing had been through Katrina and brought down to Florida and resold. She has had major mold problems adding to her health problems. My ex had the mold treated and says it’s gone. No it isn’t. I can smell it whenever I enter the place. She has had a lot of plumbing problems. I would like to find a cheap place for her to rent that is closer to me. She lives in another town. Remember what the Bible taught about mold in the old testament. It gives laws for handling mold on material and in houses. Buyer beware.
Those Katrina trailers seemed to have lots of issues. I think there was a big stink about formaldehyde or something in a lot of them, also.
The formaldehyde was in the camp trailer’s paneling that FEMA brought in, not the mobile homes people were living in at the time.
Asking for prayers for a family friend, who will be having two heart valves replaced in a couple of days.
Joining you in prayer, Mary, for a safe and successful operation for your friend. Sending…
Prayers for your friend, Mary.
Consider it done, MfM. Praying that he/she will go home good as new.
Prayers sent up for your friend for successful heart valves replacement, Mary. That is a tough surgery but people do get through it okay.
prayers are being sent up for your friend to have a successful surgery and a full recovery.
The (long!) surgery went well; doctors were pleased. Our friend is in recovery and starting to respond (some movement, opening eyes). All signs neutral-to-positive so far.
Thank you all so much for your prayers, through the operation and for the recovery time to come.
Still in prayer for your friend, sending…
Thank you. Recovery has been a bit slow, but no setbacks, praise God.
Glad to hear the good news. Keeping you and yours in prayers and thoughts, Mary.
Hope the recovery is still going well.
ZurichMike is a bit overwhelmed now. Besides selling our apartment, renovating the new one, getting ready to move, getting ready for a new job, I am coaching two people through endless job searches and just found out this morning that my father has lesions on his liver and lungs — and my mother’s spine is deteriorating more quickly than anticipated. They have refrained from providing medical updates — stubbornness or New England stoicism — and don’t want to worry us kids, I suppose. My partner just had a stye surgically removed yesterday. My brother just had his hip replaced Monday (another one in the family who doesn’t talk about his ailments).
I am really at a breaking point — I cannot focus with so many things going on. I am physically fine (and unlike my siblings and parents, I actually tell people this after I go for check-ups!) — I am asking that you send prayers to everyone else: mom, dad, brother, partner, two desperate job-seeking friends.
I re-read the Breastplate of St. Patrick. Very uplifting.
Mike, prayers for you. It’s very difficult to let go and let God when everything, everyone needs your attention. Please take a moment to look at “Footprints.” (it’s always helped me.)
Prayers for your Mother, Father and Brother, may they be restored to peace and health. To those you assist may they be granted the employment they seek. May your partner’s eye heal to perfection.
Kind of amazing all these things are out of your control, so your worry is doing nothing sans wrinkling your forehead and robbing your sleep. Stay strong in His Light. Sending…
Words of wisdom, tdtweety, as always. I’ll add my prayers to yours for ZurichMike’s contingency of family and friends who need help and for ZurichMike too.
Thank you, tdtweety.
Mike, I’m sorry you are feeling so overwhelmed. There is so much going on in your life, it is not surprising. Prayers for health for your family and friends. Hugs and prayers for you. Take a breath of fresh air and just enjoy that for a bit. Helps me to center myself.
Oh, MIke, you are really having a round of hardships. Moving alone can be so stressful. I pray God will heal your Mom and Dad. I pray for your brother’s recovery. I had a hip replacement and it was the toughest of my surgeries. It takes awhile. I pray for your partner’s eye. I hope he isn’t in a lot of pain from the surgery. And may God grant your friends employment so you can experience the fruits of your labor. You are too nice a person to be going through so much at one time. Hugs to you and your family and friends.
ZM- Prayers are being sent up for your partner your family and your friends and for you. I know how it feels to be over whelmed until you feel like you can’t even think.
That stiff-upper-lip thing can cause unintended consequences sometimes, can’t it?
I am praying for all your people and asking that you get some reassurance and peace in all this.
Please let us know how it goes with everyone.
Thanks, Pam — feeling better. I just love the Breastplate of St. Patrick prayer — very powerful incantation.
Beyond beautiful, Mike, thank you for the post. Blessings, much Light to your spirit. In Christ’s peace,
I agree. It is an amazing prayer, isn’t it? Imagine what would happen if more people prayed this every day.
Well, I was finally released from home health care yesterday. I no longer get dizzy or lightheaded. I am able to stand and walk around on the leg about four hours a day now before it starts swelling, turning red, and throbbing. Please pray for my pet scan on Tuesday. I thought it was just for my leg but she ordered a full body scan because of some kind of endocrine tumor marker in my bloodwork. Good grief.
Remaining in prayer for you precious Warrior. Heal on, sending…
Thanks. I feel better every day.
oh wow. I don’t know anything about endocrine stuff but I know you must be really tired of dealing with everything and you have had more than your share. Sending an angel to wrap you in God’s blessing to bring you comfort, healing light and reassurance that everything will work out okay.
You haven’t said much recently about your original problems with nausea, pain and not being able to eat. Hoping that is better and you can at least enjoy a good meal occasionally to give you strength.
I still have the gallbladder issues from time to time. Some of the scans they ran in the hospital did show it isn’t functioning properly. Because of the blood clots deal I’m putting off any surgery. I have medicine for the nausea and I haven’t had but one painful attack since the hospital. I am eating better.
My recliner faces bay windows that look out onto the carport and yard. I often see my “angel” fluttering around in front of me.
I’m glad to hear that jfp.
Jfp, I’m so happy that you were released from home health. Prayers for a great pet scan. You deserve a break. Hugs honey bunny
I love hugs.
Praying everything looks great when they do your scan and you continue to heal .
Thank you, Sha.
We’re on it!
Please pray for me and my family (sister and her remaining five children). I just found out that my nephew was found dead in his apartment in Ohio. They had to break down his door and found him. They said he had been dead about a week. My sister had talked to him the week before. She lives in Illinois along with the rest of her children. We don’t know the cause of death yet. He is at the coroners office. He was in his late forties. We are absolutely heartbroken. I’m waiting to hear to see when I should fly up there. My sister lost her husband nine years ago to leukemia.
Please accept our most profound condolences on the loss of your nephew (((Sandy))). There is a candle lit for all of you as a sudden death knocks the breath right out of you. May the angels surround you, your (((Sister))) and the family at this time. God’s greatest Light of healing for you all.
I am so sorry for your loss…… that is terrible news to hear. I’m praying for you and your family . please be careful if you travel.
What a shock for the whole family, jfp. I’m reminded of one brief description of Jesus given in the gospels. In a situation when many people were listening to Him, the text says, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them.”
Our startles and our shocks are not invisible to our Shepherd. Praying for God’s comfort for your sister and her children.
Jfp, I’m sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how your sister must be hurting. Asking God to watch over all of you and to welcome your nephew to his Heavenly home.
How awful. Prayers coming your way.
Thank you, Treepers. I am still trying to let it sink in. I was very close to him, he was my first nephew and the first grandson on both sides. He was 47 years old. My poor sister is having a very hard time. The coroner told her he had been dead for over a week. It must have happened right after my sister talked to him. The coroner said his body was so swollen that he didn’t advise an autopsy. Through their investigation they feel he died of natural causes. The coroner also said he cannot be embalmed and will have to be cremated. Because of Cincinnati law John’s own doctor has to sign off on the cremation and with the holiday weekend that may take awhile. Then his ashes will be sent home to Illinois. The Illinois funeral director says they are probably looking at a week from Saturday before he can actually be buried. My sister is going to put his ashes in a coffin and bury him at the family burial place. She is having a hard time about the cremation.
My sister is worried about me traveling yet but I know she needs me. I don’t know what I would have done without her last year when Gary was so ill. I will check with my doctor and see if it is safe for me to travel. It’s only an hour and forty five minute flight then an hour and a half car ride. Pray I make the right decision.
Prayers for you to make the right decision. Know that you will remain in our prayers and held up in spirit. Sending…
This is shocking and sad. So sorry for all the family, especially his mother. I pray you do make the right decision. I’m sure your heart wants one thing and logic may say another thing. I pray God gives you discernment.
I am thinking and praying it through. My brother in law died three weeks after I had my cancerous kidney removed. I got on the plane and had to change planes in Atlanta, no direct flight back then. The stewardess asked me if I was okay. I must have been white as a sheet. That trip was very painful and difficult for me so I don’t want to repeat that or risk getting more blood clots which worry my sister and Gary here at home. I will see what the doctor thinks and I know God will let me know what He thinks is best if I listen to Him. He always does.
They say my nephew died from blood clots and sudden cardiac death, the very two things God save me from. His heart would race and race but he never got a defibrillator like me. He had told his case worker he had a blood clot.
Make sure it’s safe for you to travel. Your sister would blame her self if something happened to you . My mom had a hard time when we had to cremate my dad but There was no other choice at the time.Know that your family is in my prayers.
Will pray that you get there on the wings of an angel, safe and sound.
Prayers for you just the facts you are very special take care of yourself.
Prayers for your family in their time of grief
Hello to my fellow prayer warriors. Sorry that I haven’t been around lately. I lost a very dear friend last Friday and just was not able to focus here. Lots to do today so I just quickly scanned this prayer thread.
Please know that each of you hold a special place in my heart and my prayers.
(((Lil))) my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear friend. May the angels surround your mind, body and spirit at this time. Sending…
I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I will say a prayer for there family.
And please know that you also hold a special place in our hearts and prayers.
Thank you tweety, sha and Dixie. He was my dad’s best friend for the last 25 years of his life and has been there for me since my dad passed away. A strong and compassionate man who was rarely sick and it was totally unexpected. Make each and every day the best it can be with smiles, laughter and many hugs for all those you love.
I ~~~LOVE~~~ you all so very much. WOLVERINES
Blessings dear (((Lil)))) you are so very loving and I am truly sorry your heart is aching. Angels to your side.
YOU are an angel…that is for sure. Love to read your posts ! Blessings to you, my friend.
I’m sorry for your loss, lilbirdee. Hugs and prayers.
Thank you, Angie…hope all is progressing well for you. How’s the sugar cane dream going? Hugs & prayers for you and your family.
So far the dream is not progressing. T. Has been having a terrible cough since Dec. I was finally able to get him to call the doctor about a PET scan. The doc said he has to have a CAT scan first. 2 of his brothers and his dad died of cancer. One of the brothers who died had mesothelioma. Hoping the scans rule out all of our fears.
(((Angie))) prayers for you and (((T))), sending…
We love you to lilbirdee’12 ! You know family comes in all forms and you guys are part of my extended family. 🙂
Thank you Sha. You are a sweet soul. Y’all do feel like family ! Wouldn’t it be the most awesome thing ever if we could all meet one day (in this life) ??!!
It would be awesome ! I couldn’t imagine a finer group of people to spend time with. 🙂
yes, preferably in this life…….
lilbirdee’12 I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of grief.
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. May God comfort you during this time of grief. Know that you are loved.
Sorry about the duplicate post. My computer is really sick lately and on it’s last leg. Well, God made my decision for me. I had half way decided not to go to my sister’s even though I desperately wanted to. My niece called me this morning saying my sister wanted her to book me a flight. My sister is falling apart and my nieces and nephews are having a tough time too.
My friends I won’t go into great detail but John was the prodigal son that did not come home and then to die like this and come home like this is so hard to understand and deal with. He had everything going for him, looks, a good job. Then he went off the deep end and just took off one day and ended up in Cincinnati. We thought he had an apartment and job there but it was lies. He was homeless and living under a bridge. For the last three years his health was so bad that they put him on disability and secured an apartment for him in skid row. My sister had begged him to come home but he couldn’t handle the alcohol. He had promised recently to come south to see me. He did get involved with a Catholic church through a mission and read his Bible everyday. This is so heartbreaking. I can’t stop crying.
I will be leaving next Thursday and returning on June 7th. We still don’t know when he will arrive to the funeral home in Illinois.
Am crying with you, dear God may you all receive His strength. For those without addiction it will never make sense. Sincerely my heart aches for you…I wish there were words that would help you understand but alas as one who has faced the death and the loss of those close to me due to this addiction, there are only prayers.
Please believe me (((Sandy))) I will petition all of Heaven for your safe travel, for your strength and your family’s healing. Call upon the Archangel Michael and allow him to help you heal. Please know these beautiful Warriors will have you and yours wrapped in His Light, His love and His strength.
Thank you. I feel every one of you guy’s prayers for us.
That made me cry just reading it……… I will say a prayer for your safety as you travel. My heart hurts for your sister, I know if she were my sister I would be trying to get to her to. It’s times like this that as much as I talk to much I can’t find the words……….. 😦
Sometimes there just are no words that can adequately express what is going on. If we have the Holy Spirit in us, we can remember that when we don’t have the words, He is interceding. He is everywhere. He is not of this world, but He has come to this world for us.
Angels are messengers of God, but the Holy Spirit IS God. We pray because we have been told we are to pray, but when we don’t know what or how to pray, He does it for us. He sees our hearts and knows our intentions.
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Thank You Pam………..
Sha…you NEVER talk too much. We are always glad to hear (read) what you have to say.
So true dear Dixie!!!
Dixie & tdtweety you ladies are just very kind . 🙂
(((Sha))) as are you dear soul. In fact the people gathered here are all pretty amazing, kind and incredible prayer warriors. We are blessed.
So very sorry, jfp. What a horrible tragedy for you, your sis, family. Praying for the comforting arms of our Father to wrap all of you with His Peace as you face this unimaginable sorrow of losing a child who was lost.
Just said a prayer for you jfp on your pet scan today. On my mind till we hear from you.
Adding my prayers to yours that jfp got a clean report today.
I had the pet scan today. It was at a cancer center. They asked me when I was diagnosed. I said I wasn’t, that I had just had blood clots and I didn’t know why they ordered the pet scan. They didn’t say anything else. I get the results June 8th.
I packed today also. I leave very early Thursday morning.
JFP….you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know this will be such a comfort for your sister to have you with her. Please take care of yourself while away. When do you plan to return? Safe travels, friend…much love and many hugs!
I’ll be thinking about you and praying for you until you give us a update on everything. Give your sister a big hug and tell her that’s from Sha.
JFP, you, your Sister and family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May the White Light of our Lord Jesus Christ heal, surround and protect you and all those you love. Sending,,,
I just returned from visiting my son Michael, & grand baby in Florida.
He was supposed to start Airborne school in June but they canceled it, so he has to wait till Sept…Every time my son Michael came to visit before it was so happy, until they left & the house seemed so empty & quiet I would cry . When he dropped me off at the airport.. I couldn’t help crying as soon as I was out of sight…partly I knew I would miss him, still more so the thought of him not being saved..I believe the drought & severe weather is judgement on America, time is running out. this might sound silly, if so fine.. whatever…While I was in Florida.. the thought of a tidal wave wiping out Florida,so terrified me,an major earthquake or meteor strike offshore It would effect the east coat & destroy much of Florida., there has been several near misses of comets, asteroids recently/ PLEASE Pray that God would MERCIFULLY send someone to into my sons Micheal & Joseph life to lead him to know Christ, before its too late.
Stormz – I pray over my boys and my grandbaby and daughter in law everyday. As mom’s are job doesn’t stop when there grown because our love for them is way to deep . I will pray for your boys and grandbaby also.
That wasn’t silly at all, Stormz. I also believe we are living in the end days. You have shared your love for Christ with your sons. They will find Him. Prayers for you, Michael & Joseph, & your sweet grandbaby.
Thank you you all for your prayers. A mothers love never wanes, even if her children are grown You all are a blessing & comfort to me to have sisters & brothers in Christ to share my heart burdens with.
Prayers that Michael and Joseph find their way to Christ, Stormz.
Stormz, prayers sent for your sons, Michael and Joseph. May they be filled with the truth, love and Light of our Lord Jesus Christ, sending…
I send up several prayers every day and always include all Wolverines in the Treehouse. But for the last few days, there are four Treepers who have been heavy on my mind…
LoveMyGirl…Dixie…tdtweety…AdRem…..I pray for God to embrace you with Love and Grace. Whatever is going on at this moment, rest assured that many people love and need you and our Heavenly Father is always at your side. Hugs and kisses to you !
Right on, lilbirdee’12. There’s a slew of Treepers that are missed, greatly.
Wherever you are, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health
Hey CoffeeBreak….good to “see” you. I’ve been reading here at the Tree since Feb. ’12 but only got brave enough to comment about 6 months ago. There are many names that were commenting alot during GZ that I don’t see anymore. Hopefully, they are still around just not talkin. Wishing the best for all Lovers of Liberty and Truth !!!
Lilbirdee, thank you for your concern but I am fine. God is good. Hoping you have made peace with your loss for which I send condolences. I, too, believe we are living in the end days. I have made my peace with God and I’m ready for whatever happens. I hope and pray that all treepers and their loved ones can find the same peace. I pray every day for those mentioned here whether I comment or not. The angels are everywhere, helping where they can. Sending blessings and hugs to everybody……
Hey sweet Dixie ! I have been concerned if you were taking care of yourself. I know that being the only caretaker for someone with all the issues your DH has, can be very overwhelming and you can very easily forget to take care of YOU. I moved my dad in with me and took care of him till the end and only after he passed did I realize how extremely exhausted I was. Just take care please. Hugs & blessings to you.
Yes, I have made peace with losing my friend and with God for my own salvation.
(((Lil))) thank you so much for your loving prayers, they are greatly appreciated. May all the love and Light you share surround your precious being. Sending,,,
Thank you Lilbirdee. I am taking good care of myself as well as my DH. I appreciate your empathy and concern.
Well, the hits keep on coming. E., our son who has been in rehab, left today. He was angry the other day that the orderlies wanted to take his vitals while T and I were visiting. We didn’t know and if we had, we would have been fine waiting while his vitals were taken. Like E’s counselor said in a presentation before we were able to visit, ” The addict will come up with all sorts of reasons to leave rehab because it’s the only thing standing between the addict and his drug of choice.” T and I I figured he was confronted with his behavior in group and his pride was hurt.
I have the flu and his paternal uncle called to ask me what was going on. T knew but didn’t want to wake me because I feel so cruddy.
Asking for prayers both for E and for us.
Prayers for all of you.
Oh goodness…when it rains, it pours. So sorry you have the flu. I had it 2 yrs. ago and the cough from it lingered for 6 months and it took a full year before I got my full strength back. Hope yours is just a mild case. “T” needs to get those tests done. Sorry to hear about E. I will certainly pray for him, but as you already know…an addict will grab the first crutch he can find to pursue his needs/wants. Pride comes before the fall. Hoping that E get some motivation from his stay there at least enough to stay clean and get things right again. Take good care of yourself, Angie. Since you take care of so many, let others take care of you.
angels and white healing light to the rescue.
T sounds like a real blessing in your life, angie.
(((Angie))) May the White Light of our Lord Jesus Christ heal, surround and protect you and each member of your family. Sending…
I have had Lovemygirl on my mind a lot. I wish I knew how he was doing. I also have been wondering were Ad rem is and if she’s o.k. .
It seems that Lovemygirl is on our minds a lot, Sha and Lilbirdee. We are wearing the carpet out again. I have doubled up on my prayers for him and I have great hope that the new treatment will make a difference and so let’s just look upon this as “no news is good news”. Love, hugs and blessings to Lovemygirl from all of us.
That’s what I will claim for him and his family no news is good news and the treatment is a success. 🙂
Glass half full
I have been wondering about those two and also waltizingmatilda. I will pray for them.
I’ve been derelict in my visits to the prayer requests and I am sorry. I tried responding the other day but had trouble with my wordpress acct. I’ve reset the password so I wanted to stop in and let each of you know how much you mean to me and that I include you in my prayers.
JTFP, I can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you. Your sister is fortunate to have you. I believe your nephew has indeed returned home- to his Heavenly Father’s Kingdom! Love and prayers to you, my friend.
My thoughts are with you all, tonight. Each of you that is hurting, suffering from illness, family members who are lost or sick, financial problems, loneliness. I will lift you up in prayer.
LL- I have missed you on the prayer thread. I hope all is well with you and your family. 🙂
Hi y’all. E. seems to be doing ok. In a couple of days, he’s going to spend some time at his uncle’s house in MO.
This is a stop and go post because I still feel sick. Sha, you don’t talk too much- you’re an angel. Jfp, sending prayers for a clear PET scan. Dixie, take care of yourself. Tweety , thanks for the prayers- they keep me going. Lilbirdee, take care. LMG, praying all is well. Hope I didn’t miss anyone. Love y’all.
Praying for my Wolverines.
(((Angie))) Please take time to heal. Have come to understand that even if y’all aren’t on the thread, prayers are lighting up the Heaven. To all the Treepers prayers of love, Light, peace and healing, sending…
Thank you Angie. Get plenty of rest and keep those fluids going as well as light meals. Rest, rest and rest some more. Love ya !
I’m still praying for him and for the rest of you. Take care of yourself.
Would you guys say a prayer for my nephew. I got a panicked call from my brother just as I got home that my nephew text him a list of things of his to divide up with the family like he was getting ready to hurt himself . So I got my husband and rushed down to my brothers house were my nephew lives(my brother works out of town 5 days a week)Just as he came to the door we were getting ready to bust it in. He said nothing was wrong but I pulled him to the side and started talking to him why my husband searched the house and found a loaded gun laying out cocked. I stayed there talking to him until my brothers girl friend got there and told him how much I love him and needed for him to know that and he started to cry and tell me what was wrong. (I helped raise him) I told him he just turned 18 and he was going to go threw some ups and downs in life . Please say a prayer that he doesn’t do anything to hurt himself. I couldn’t get him to come home with me but we did take the gun away from him. My brothers girl friend lives there and said she would keep a close eye on him but I would have felt better if he would have came home with me.
Dear Sha, prayers for your (((Nephew))) may the White Light of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit heal and God our Father surround and protect him. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Sending….
correction unloaded gun laying out cocked. My husband looked for the bullets but didn’t find any and when he ask him were they were he said there were no bullets so my husband took the gun just in case. 😦 They live right down the street from us so i think its going to be a long night of going back and fourth to keep a eye on him.
Prayers for your nephew, Sha. Hope he’s feeling better! Hugs
Lord Jesus, please be with Sha’s nephew in the days and weeks ahead. This young man needs to know he is loved and needed. Surround him with people that will hear his troubles and calm him during this trying time. Give him the strength and knowledge to face each trial with courage.
Lilbirdee’12 and Dixie thank you for the prayers. I don’t know if he was doing what he was doing for attention or if he was serious about hurting him self. Me my husband and son are going to keep a eye on him . His dad is on his way home .
Adding my prayers Sha…..sending an angel to help your nephew.
Prayers for all, as always
(((((((Tessa50)))))) Blessings and Hugs to you !
Have we heard from JFP about her test results? Been watching but haven’t seen anything….
Well when I got to work this morning my supervisor was there and he told me they have decided to shut down my location . He ask me would I stay until they get it closed. I told him I needed a job so I would be there until I could find something else but I was going to be looking. I saw this coming just wasn’t expecting it so soon. 😦
(((Sha))) remember doors close so windows can open. Prayers for another job with better pay and greater stability. Sending…
Sha, words just aren’t coming to me this morning/afternoon. So I’ll just say what’s on my mind….I’m sorry you are having to deal with this. I hope you are feeling better. I echo tdtweety’s comment of one door closes while another one opens. I hope you are fortunate enough to experience that. Best wishes and prayers for you.
Praying that your window ipens soon. Love and prayers!
T and I saw San Andreas today. The movie was ok. It was nice to go on a date though. We had not been to a movie in years. The snacks brought on sticker shock. 1 order of nachos, 1 popcorn, a few candy bars, and 2 drinks was $40! From now on, I’ll bring my own candy. Time together was priceless!:)
Angie, am so glad y’all had a wonderful date night, it sounds like the evening was a success. My brother once joked he brought the all the grandkids to a movie but had to stop at the bank to take out a loan first. 😉
The last time me and my husband went to the show we had sticker shock to and decided to stay home with our big screen tv and pop corn for now on with our cheap behinds lol !
Time together is priceless angie enjoy each other . I think as parents we for get how important that is.
My friend and neighbor, Tom was just diagnosed with a rare form of bile duct cancer. Tom may have 6-8 months. My thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family.
Joining you in prayer for your friend, Tom and his family. Prayers for your aching heart Col. Ken, Sending…
I askk for prayers, Treepers. I have suddenly developed methicillin resistant bugs in my already weak lungs and went to to hospital last Thurrsday night. I lost some of the weekend. Now doctors tell me I have pneumonia, fluid around my lungs that needs to be drained surgicallly and an abscess inside a lung. Not good. I axpect surgery this afternoon. A thoracotomy. I may wind up on a ventilator. I could die. Please pray for me and for the pets I left abruptly in the care of others. Thank you.
Praying for you, Sam. We love you. You are loved beyond measure, and all will be alright. Hang in there!
(((Sam))) Joining in prayer for your complete healing. No worries about the animals they are in good hands. Only thoughts of a perfect healing for you. May the white Light of our Lord Jesus Christ heal, surround and protect you, sending…
Thank you so much Cetera.
Sam, we’re praying for you. Somehow your post ended up on an old page of the prayer thread and most of us haven’t seen it. But it showed up in some people’s emails. I’m taking the liberty of copying your post and putting it in the current prayer page. Please let us know how you are, as soon as you can. Try to be sure you are on the current prayer page (we’re on Page 7 right now). God bless you.
Thank you so much for your prayers and kindnesses, Cetera, Pam, tdtweety. And thanks to all treepers who send prayers and well wishes.
I had surgery to drain my lungs on Wednesday. The surgeon is very good and so was my anesthesiologist. I have pre-existing pulmonary hypertension and could easily have died in surgery but my anesthesiologist explained exactly what he would do and promised to do his best to keep me alive. My surgeon also explained in detail what he’d do and it all went just as they said. I wasn’t even on a ventilator. I have great doctors.
I have drainage tubes in and several IV lines as well as oxygen. I am still getting massive levels of very strong antibiotics. my surgeon tells me I am doing well and so do my infectious disease specialists. I am not out of the woods yet, but am getting there.
The two neighbors who are taking care of my German shepherd and my parrots say the pets are doing well. Max the dog is with someone who likes shepherds and knows the breed well. The other neighbor is going on vacation in several days but has promised to contact my backup caretaker and I hope the backup will be able to take over.
Thank you again Treepers for your prayers. I still need them. And I am praying for all of you and your intentions. I don’t know when I will get out of the hospital. I am still in critical care unit so I’m just focussing on getting to a ward.
May God bless you all.
(((Sam)) God is good and we are most grateful for answered prayers. We have you and all of your animals in our prayers. No worries, simply heal. Looking forward to you coming out of critical care and continuing to mend.
Please come together with me in prayer for my dear son and his battle buddies this week as they complete jump school, by completing 5 jumps 1250 ft from the ground parachuting, Amen!
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