Prayer Requests – Part 8

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

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  1. Silielas says:

    I’d like to request prayers for my parents, my mother is a regular here (her username is Ash).

    She has a past history of cancer and she got an abnormal MRI scan, they are supposed to do a follow up test today. So please pray for her that the test doesn’t show a cancer recurrence.

    Also my father’s symptoms for his neurological disorder are getting worse and he could use prayers as well.

    Thank you.

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  2. Cetera says:

    Stopping by, checking in. Still praying for everyone, Sha, Angie, ZM, Taqi, KT, Dee, Silielas, and everyone. I get all the updates to the thread in my email, so I don’t actually come on to here to post very frequently, but you’re all in my prayers.

    BTW, has anyone heard from Taqi in a while?

    Also, I need to ask for prayers for my brother. He works in an ER. He was treating a patient, had a freak accident while irrigating a wound, and got splashback in his face, including his eyes. Of course the patient had Hep B and C, and maybe other stuff too. He’ll be undergoing tests for the next month to see if develops anything.

    Love you all! May God bless each and every one of us. I can’t wait to meet you all, someday.

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  3. Dee says:

    Another prayer request please. Two steps forward, one step back. Ralph has developed an arterial bleed in his abdomen. It’s serious. They’re taking him down to fix it shortly.

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  4. justfactsplz says:

    Taqqi, I am thinking about you an lifting you up in prayer.

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  5. Menagerie says:

    This is a prayer thread. Through the years it has remained a haven for us, troubled, seeking consolation and the help of friends who join with us in prayer when we most need it. Until lately, I have never seen anyone post anything other than heartfelt personal requests.

    It is not a political thread, and never will be. It will not be used as a political thread, though the politics be disguised as a “prayer.” If you want to write a page long political treatise and pray about it, then if you must, post it on the political threads, not here. Not ever here.

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  6. Sha says:

    Stormy I still have you family on my mind and in my prayers this morning .Dear lord please watch over Sydney and her mom this morning while they are in surgery.Please let the surgery be a success in Jesus name I pray amen. ( if this post two times I am sorry it didn’t go threw earlier )

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  7. Dee says:

    I wanted to give an update for all that have been praying for my husband Ralph. He had a major setback with the arterial bleed he developed on Saturday. It was life threatening. He’s back in critical care ICU and was in very grave condition for a few days. He was put back on a ventilator. His kidneys shut down and they had to put him on dialysis. He has slowly improved the last few days and is much more stable now. This morning we got good news – he got the vent tube removed. Also his kidneys have come back slowly but are functioning again and they may be able to remove the dialysis tomorrow! Thank you so much for keeping him in your prayers.

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  8. Melissa Jenkins says:

    Prayer request for Donald Trump. An American hero taking on the evil forces of the self serving GOPe and the left. He is making enemies everywhere and I pray for his safety, strength and health. Please send your angels to watch over him. Hear my prayer oh lord is your son Jesus’ name. Amen.

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    • LBB says:

      Melissa-I join you in this prayer today too. Through the Holy Spirit we can feel the pain this process has taken on Mr Trump and all those praying for him. I pray those surrounding him can lift him through these toxic moments . I believe God has been and will continue to prepare Mr Trump to be our President . We will be able to help so many if we strengthen ourselves. Prayers to all.

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  9. MaryfromMarin says:

    Any update on Stormy’s granddaughter Sydney and daughter Kendra?

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  10. angie says:

    Hi y’all, R. went to the doctor today about her Chiari Malformation. Next Friday, she will have 3 different MRIs and then meet with her doctor to schedule the surgery which is pretty grueling. R. won’t be able to lift more than 5 lbs for at least 6 weeks following the surgery. From what I’ve read, the pain is supposed to be intense for 2-3 weeks afterward as well. On the bright side, many people say they have gained more patience and are not as aggressive-please God, from their mouths to your ears. So, if you all could say prayers, I would appreciate it. If this doesn’t sound awful, would you say a few for my husband and me too? Her children are 2 1/2 and 3 months old. Thankfully, the grandparents of the older child are very helpful but a lot of the children’s care as well as R.’s care will be on T. and me. I’m tired just thinking about all of this, lol.

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  11. justfactsplz says:

    Stormy, I add my prayers for Sydney and Kendra.

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  12. justfactsplz says:

    I am requesting prayers for my dear friend, G. G. is such a loving, kind, and giving person. She has had tough times. She lost her brother, parents, and husband, and has no children. We went to high school together.

    G. has had serious health issues. She is diabetic, severe back pain, and has been depressed. She has one other friend besides me. Yesterday that friend called me as she lives in a town closer to G. than I do. She got a call from G. that she couldn’t stand up or dress herself. Gary and I met the friend at G’s. She was barely conscious. We called an ambulance to come pick her up. The rest of the story is so very heartbreaking.

    G.’s home was in deplorable condition. It made the show “Horders” look like something good. The home was in shambles, filthy, garbage piled everywhere, cats everywhere, and cat feces and urine everywhere. The stove didn’t work and most of the plumbing didn’t work. There was spoiled food everywhere and food in the refrigerator had dates of 2008.

    Things were so bad the ambulance crew would not take G. out of the house. We had to get her out and down the steps to the back of the ambulance. We are talking about a human being here and the ambulance crew were awful.

    Today at the hospital G’s other friend, Gary, and myself had an intervention with G. We told her how much we loved her and that no way could she return back to that home and that we were contacting the proper agencies to have it condemned. G. took the news well and seemed relieved but mostly concerned about the cats.

    G. will have to go to rehab for awhile to get her health and strength back. Gary and I told her when she gets out she can come live with us.

    Tomorrow we are meeting the friend at G’s house to get her valuables as we saw cash laying everywhere. We will have to wear masks and gloves as the black mold is severe and you can hardly breathe in there. We have to try to round up all of the cats who have been well fed. I promised G. I would keep one cat that she swears saved her life.

    Pray for G’s recovery and healing of her brokenness. Pray for us as we step in and handle things for her. It’s enough to make a grown man cry and Gary has. He loves G. to death. She used to ho hunting and camping with our group years ago.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Should be go hunting, not ho hunting, lol.

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    • angie says:

      G. is blessed to have you, Gary, and her other friend in her life. God bless y’all for looking out for G. Your loving kindness may be just the ticket to help get her well. I’m praying for all of you! Hugs

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    • tdtweety says:

      My dearest (((JFP))) please know prayers are being sent for (((G))). May the white Light of our Lord Jesus Christ heal, surround and protect her. Dear Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour please bless her being, amen. Surrounding all of you in His Light. JFP, y’all please be careful as the condition of this home cannot be healthy for either one of you. Am asking the Lord to please surround you with His Angels. Please simply get what is necessary. G is certainly blessed to have you both. May God bless and keep you and Gary. Much love, Trish.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you for such a lovely prayer. Gary and I and G.’s friend were at the home all day sifting through trying to find important papers, sentimental items from her family, etc. There were box after box of brand new items, never opened or used. There must have been several hundred cans and bags of cat food. G. also fed the raccoons and had them all named. They came up looking for food. It’s so sad. G. is still in the hospital and is so very ill.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Prayers for all of you.

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    • Sha says:

      JFP I’ll be praying for G to get better and for her to know what good friends she has in you and Gary and that she still has people around who love and care about her . It seems like she has been very lonely and trying to fill her life with animals and things.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        G. has been lonely. Since her back went bad she hasn’t come around as much. Today we found out she has come down with pneumonia on top of everything else. She needs lots of prayers and TLC.

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        • KBR says:

          More prayers coming your way, for G and for you too!

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        • angie says:

          My prayers for G. and all of you continue!

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Thank you, Angie. G. is gravely sick. We are taking a break from her house for a couple of days. It was making us physically sick and my back and leg won’t let me do too much at one time. I am trying to find all of G’s sentimental photographs and important papers. You literally have to sift through piles as tall as I am.

            Part of G’s mental state is due to a traumatic episode that she never got counseling for because she never told her parents. When G. was nine she was attacked and raped by a man who worked for her father. She has carried that burden by herself for years. I just want her to be healthy and experience some joy in this life.

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            • angie says:

              JFP,something similar happened to me when I was 10. I held it in until I was 30 and had a nervous breakdown. My anorexia stemmed from this incident. If G. Can bring this up at the hospital, her doctor could recommend counseling. I was in therapy for years and it helped. In gavt, I still go to,see a therapist for “tune-ups” a few times a year.

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              • angie says:

                Ugh, I meant “in fact”, not in gavt. I have to remember to spell check when I’m on my iPad.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                It would help her a lot. G. is a believer and her faith has seen her through some horrendous times. She didn’t get the eating disorder but she became a hoarder. Before this illness hit her G. was going to see a psychiatrist to get clearance to have a machine implanted in her spine for the debilitating pain.

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            • Sha says:

              JFP and Angie I was seven and it happened over and over ( I never told a sole, I was ashamed )…………I learned to put up a mental block. I am and have always been a over protective mom and grandmother because of it. I will shred you to pieces if you look at my kids sideways or my grand baby. Everyone has to learn to handle the bad things in life in there own way. When you feel alone like G with no family around it has to be terrible……….

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              • angie says:

                I’m sorry, Sha. In my case, my mind blanked it out for years. When I first told my parents (at 30 years old), they didn’t believe me. My uncle admitted the abuse to my grandmother and my mom a few years later.

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                • Sha says:

                  My earliest memory or I could say nightmare was flash backs of being raped at seven. I started to have flash backs because when I would be wrestling or playing with other kids I would flip out if someone would try to hold me down. I was very scared of men for a while. My step dad(dad) came into my life when I was ten and he was a awesome mom/dad and very protective.(were I get it from) He never knew what happened to me but he watched out for me and my brother and it never happened again. His kindness is why I’m not afraid of men and why I know that all men are not bad. My husband doesn’t know , no one knows except you guys…….. that part of my life is in the past and the only time I let it out is if that pain can help someone else through what they are going through to know they are not alone. We can’t change the past Angie but we can stop the past from changing us. Life is good through all the bad .

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                • Sha says:

                  OOps my comment might be in spam………( if not I’ll rewrite it )

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                • Sha says:

                  Angle I’m sorry that you weren’t believed until he admitted to it. No one wants to tell anyone when something that bad happens so I can’t understand people who would even think about lying about something that terrible. But mostly I don’t understand why it’s up to the victims to have to defend them selves when they tell . please forgive me for going on and on about me when you were shareing something so personal with me.

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        • Sha says:

          I’m still praying for her ………

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          • justfactsplz says:

            They discovered today that she is bleeding internally. They are doing an endoscopy tomorrow. Her other friend saw her today and said she looked better and wasn’t confused at all.

            I have not gone to see her for a few days because I have been sick myself. I go to the doctor tomorrow. I am afraid I may have pneumonia or pleurisy. Trying to breathe over at G’s house was very hard so we are taking a break from it. I have been so sick for a few days and it hurts to breathe unless I am sitting in my chair.

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            • Sha says:

              I hope they find where she is bleeding and can stop it. You have to be very careful in places like G’s to keep from getting sick. Stop the cleaning and take time to take care of you. You can’t help anyone else if you can’t help your self first. I’ll be praying for both of you to get better .

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  13. KBR says:

    JFP, you have my sincere prayers for you Gary and G. You are a true friend to G. And devoted to Gary too. What a blessing you are! May you be blessed!

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  14. KBR says:

    I put this comment under my original post yesterday, but reposting here for the people who requested an update, in case they did not see it due to the new page.

    Update on my mom:

    Through these weeks mom has been gaining her strength and coming to terms with the understanding that, at her age, open heart surgery and quadruple bypass might shorten her remaining days or it might lengthen them, with potential unwanted costs.

    The odds are unclear, and even the best heart surgeon cannot give anything close to reliable odds for my mom. She looks and acts more like 67 than 87, and has been in very good health (so we thought) for a long time. Although she has macular degeneration and is legally blind, and has late-in-life adult onset diabetes, she was managing very well, and had no limits on her physical stamina…until her heart let her know it was time to slow down. She didn’t have a heart attack, but she did have pain running down her arm and shortness of breath. So she went to the ER, and they admitted her for cardiac cath. They found the blockages then, but interestingly, they found that her body had grown a couple of new vessels for her heart.

    They sent her home, to rest and gain strength. But also, I think, to decide whether the risk of the surgery itself was too great. There was also a factor of some blockage in a vessel leading not to her heart but to her head, which the surgeon was concerned might break loose, potentially giving her a massive stroke.

    Mom has made her decision. I think it is a brave one and a smart one. She says she is ready when God calls her, but meanwhile she wants to enjoy life instead of battling death.

    For now, at least, she has decided NOT to undergo this massive insult to her body, realizing that chances are probably greater that she would die on the table, or soon afterward and/or live in pain or insensibility for her remaining days than that she would get fully well again.

    I hope you will all continue to remember her and our family in prayers.

    I want to thank you all so very much! I was able to say “Mom, many people are praying for you,” when times were rough. It meant a lot to her, and to me.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I hope you will keep us posted. She sounds like a courageous and indomitable woman. I’m betting she will be for quite a few more years.

      I add my prayers as well for her and your family.

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    • Sha says:

      I like her fighting spirit. I also believe she will be here until the good lord wants to call her home. I will be praying for her.

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      • KBR says:

        Sha, thank you! It’s good to know she is reaching out through my posts to others, with her fighting spirit shining through.

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    • Dee says:

      Your Mom sounds like a very strong and courageous woman. I will remember her and your family in my prayers.

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    • tdtweety says:

      KBR, thank you for the update. Your Mom’s loving spirit is beautifully pouring over a computer screen, wow. May God keep her surrounded in His Light, His joy and His love. Our prayers will continue for your Mother, her family and all who love her.

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    • angie says:

      Hugs, KBR. God Bless your Mom and you too!

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    • justfactsplz says:

      KBR, my prayers for your mother and the family are lifted up. Your mother made a very wise decision considering her age. My husband had new blood vessels appear also. It is the body’s own defense mechanism to create it’s own “by pass”. With proper care and pacing her activity, your mother could live longer and better than she might have if she had chosen the surgery.

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      • KBR says:

        That is what I am thinking too. I support her decision. I know she would not want to spend her remaining days suffering,or bed fast.

        It is hard enough on her just to slow down: we always call her the “energizer bunny.” She never did anything at a slow pace in her lifetime! She gets extremely irritable that the family members who come to help don’t move as fast as she would have done, lol.

        Give us patience with her impatience, dear Lord.

        Thank you and all here for keeping her and all of us in your prayers.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          A special prayer to the Blessed Mother, spiritual mother for us all, for your mother, who sounds like a very remarkable woman. Do keep us posted and am proud to be praying for someone with such an indominable spirit.

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  15. MTeresa says:

    Prayers requested for those of us who are looking to find work. I know it’s not a physical health crisis, but more of an emotional and spiritual one not to lose faith that things will work out and to trust more in God. I’m grateful for this board and knowing that there are people out there who pray and care for each other. Truly God’s spirit of (to coin tdtweety’s post) His light, His joy, His love. I’m going to think about that today when things stress me out. Blessing’s to you all.

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    • tdtweety says:

      MTeresa, may the doors for gainful employment open for you very soon! It can be very frustrating in the job market, especially right now. Many (myself included) have taken jobs to simply survive. It’s not the easiest path but am most grateful for the opportunity. Prayers that your request be answered. My Mom would tell you to keep your chin up, your faith strong and your thoughts His. Blessings to your loving spirit, do not let the fear creep into your spirit. Remember, our God can move mountains.

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      • MTeresa says:

        My mom (who I miss dearly) would have said the same thing, so thank you for your message. I’ve heard something to the effect that worry is like sitting in a rocking chair – you feel like you’re moving but in reality it doesn’t take you anywhere. I think worry is in my DNA :-/

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    • Dee says:

      Prayers for you MTeresa and others who are looking for work in this depressed economy. It’s easy to lose faith, become discouraged.

      Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

      May He guide you to the right people and open the doors of opportunity for you.

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    • angie says:

      Praying for you MTeresa and for everyone looking for work.

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    • KBR says:

      MTeresa (and all who are looking for work), my prayers are for you!

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    • Sha says:

      MTeresa I’ll be praying for you to find the perfect job for you. I ended up having to put my pride a side and take a job that I really didn’t want to because I’m the only income in my home. It has been very hard …… the lady I’m working for was a friend who i had looked out for over the years and now that I work for her she is terrible. She acts like a jealous child who is afraid I’m going to take her job. I don’t do back stabbing or bad mouthing so I don’t understand were she is coming from, all I have done is help her in every way I can to make her look better. I go in every day I do my best and I KNOW God will open a door for me when the time is right for were I’m suppose to be. I pray he sends you blessings to lead you to were you are suppose to be. 🙂

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      • tdtweety says:

        (((Sha))) just a hug to say hi to your precious self 🙂 MTeresa, you have quite a squad praying for you and all those in need of employment.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Sha, I have prayed for quite awhile about your job situation. I pray God will lead you to a better and more enjoyable job. I’m still praying for your husband’s disability too.

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        • Sha says:

          Thank you JFP. I might not be happy with the situation but I am grateful for a job and it has taught me a lot. If I end up back in management some were I will make a point to let every person who works with me know they are valued . I made my husband call the local ss office today because we still haven’t heard anything and the guy he spoke with told him we should have heard something by now and that he was going to send a letter in for us. I hope you are feeling better and Gary is doing well.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Nowadays I guess most people are grateful to have a job of any kind the way things are. I will keep praying about the S.S. I have been in bed for two days. Hopefully the medicine the doctor gave me will kick in soon.

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            • tdtweety says:

              (((JFP))) Asking for healing Light to surround you and bring you comfort. Please know you and (((Gary))) are never far from our thoughts or our prayers.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                Thank you. I live in the woods and am surrounded by pine trees. Their yellow pollen dust is blanketing everything. I am so allergic to it and it is adding to my respiratory infection problems. I’ll be glad when this season passes.

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            • Sha says:

              I hope you are feeling better JFP. I’m sorry I haven’t told you that before today but I’ve been feeling bad myself which is why I’m up tonight plus I’m trying to learn how to comment back from this phone. I’m not very good at it.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                I hope you feel better. I went back to the doctor today and my Coumadin level is way off and my blood is too thick again. They also heard rattling in my lungs and ordered an X ray at the hospital. I had gained ten pounds since Thursday so they fear it’s the congestive heart failure again. They doubled my Lasix. I feel pretty bad.

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                • Sha says:

                  I’ll be praying. for you to get better and for it not to be congestive heart failure. Please take your meds and take care of your self. Keep checking in with us are I wi) be worried about you.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I always pray for the unemployed and underemployed, and I will add you specifically. Best wished on your job hunt, I am searching again as well.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      There is no need too small or too big to take it to the Lord in prayer. He cares about every thing that concerns us. I pray that God will open the doors of opportunity for you that will lead to meaningful employment. May you feel God’s calming presence and the stress leave. Take heart, the Wolverine Prayer Warriors are on this!

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Hang in there. I am an “older employee” and have had to search high and low for employment twice is the past 4 years. It will work out in the end — but getting there is tough and can make one despondent with bills piling up and people depending on you. For me, I found maintaining a dicipline of unemployment activities: get up, clean up, house in order, look for work, take a walk, pray, do something nice for someone else (keep involved) — day after day, and the rhythm of life is restored somewhat, which I believe also puts you on a path to expect the unexpected — good things, positive things.

      Prayers to St. Cajetan, patron of the unemployed, coming your way.

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  16. angie says:

    Does it ever end? Our older son, E., called my husband , T., this morning and told him that he had been arrested. E told him that he had brought a cellphone and cigarettes to the inmate. What we were told is that on Monday he went to the jail to see someone as their attorney. First off, he never finished his continuing education so he can’t practice. Our other son called a friend of his in the DA’s office and he is the one who told us the truth. E. brought the inmate a cellphone and drugs.

               Next, we heard that there were multiple police cars and a helicopter in E's yard this morning when he was arrested. T and I are wondering if the police have been watching E. Did they have a search warrant? Has E been selling drugs? We don't know what he has been living on as far as money goes. A while ago, E called and told my husband to go to the bail bondman to pay $350 to get him out of jail. T said that he wasn't going to do that and then let E have it. Then, E threatened T. T told him off and that we had been trying to help him for 3 years with his drug problem and that this is on him.  
    
       At night, my prayer for my children is that God gives them what they need. I'm looking at E.'s arrest as God answering my prayer. Maybe this is E's bottom. Waiting for a call tonight or tomorrow to tell us that E has been taken to the hospital. If he has been taking drugs-heroin or Oxy - and hasn't had them since early this morning or last night, he will start going through withdrawal. It's too dangerous for him to detox in jail. My heart is broken. Please pray for us.
    

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    • angie says:

      Sorry for the formatting, I don’t know what happened.

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      • tdtweety says:

        Oh (((Angie))) prayers for all of you. Am praying this is God’s way of saving your son’s life. It seems he’s been on a downward spiral for a while. (am recalling the wedding last year of your other son?) (I may be confused, forgive me) Am praying the E. accepts this lesson wisely. It must have been very difficult for T to ignore E request to bail him out. Praying for all of you, God bless your loving heart (((Angie))).

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        • angie says:

          Thank-you, Tweety for your prayers. You are correct about the wedding. I am hoping that E getting arrested is God’s answer to my prayers. It was very hard for T not to bail E out of jail. Our first instinct as parents is to run and save E. Unfortunately, I think our pattern of always trying to help has hurt instead of helped. Thank God for faith because I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t believe that E getting arrested is part of God’s plan.

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    • Sha says:

      I will be praying for E and the the rest of the family. It’s a very painful thing to see your child in a bad situation . I know you and your husband have tried time and time again to help him. My prayer is for him to find the help he needs to save his life .

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      • angie says:

        Thank-you, Sha. It really is on E to get help. Unless he is really committed to getting sober, there is nothing anyone can do.
        E came to our house at 5:30 this morning after bailing out of jail. I thought maybe he was coming to apologize but no, he was fussing because he couldn’t find his dog and because we wouldn’t go get him out of jail. I told him we went for the dog but the gate to his property was locked. He was being a jacka_ _. He asked us if we thought it was funny to leave him in jail. Then he asked if we what it was like. Umm, NO and T told him that in no uncertain terms. Then, he had the girl who was arrested with him in the car. I Googled her last night and she has l4-5 arrests including theft and forgery. You would have had to know the younger E to understand his fall. E was athletic, popular in school and his fraternity, well liked by the legal community, and handsome. In his arrest picture, he looks older than T and me. His face is sunken. E looks like an addict. So sad and heartbreaking

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        • Sha says:

          It must be very heart breaking to see your child with so much in his future destroy him self. My heart goes out to you and your husband as much as your son . No parent wants to see there child in the situation your son is in. 😦

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          • angie says:

            It really is heartbreaking, Sha. Until about 3 years ago when E. got mixed up with drugs-first 37 years of his life-, he was the model child- kind, considerate, loving, hard working, etc. My prayer is that a part of that E. is still somewhere inside the E today fighting to make him sober.

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            • Sha says:

              He’s still in there Angie…….. all that good hasn’t went away, He’s just lost right now. Do you know what triggered the drug use ?

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              • angie says:

                Thanks, Sha. A few years ago, E’s paternal grandfather, my first husband’s dad, was sick and dying. E. left his law practice to go and care for him. He and his Uncle did everything from tube feedings to changing his Papa’s diapers to giving him meds in his IV. After PaPa died, E came home and fell apart. He told me that one of his “friends” gave him a hit of Oxy. E knew that he was in trouble. I wish he had come to us then. E said that he was hooked after taking literally 1 pill.
                A contributing factor too is a history of alcohol and substance abuse on his dad’s side. Only 1 of his dad’s siblings is still alive. His uncle died in a car wreck after taking Quaaludes. One of his aunts died of AIDS from using IV drugs. His dad died from a cocaine overdose. His other aunt died in a fire when she passed out drunk and they couldn’t unlock the door to her room. All of these people died before E was 10 years old and each of them was under 30. The family has such a tragic history. Once E. graduated high school, college, and law school, I breathed a sigh of relief thinking he had dodged the drug abuse/ alcohol addiction curse.

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                • tdtweety says:

                  Angie, what a tragic read. Please know I am not making excuses for his addiction but the pharm companies are well aware of this and continue to produce and sell this garbage. It only takes one pill. Am asking the Lord to intervene, to release (((E))) from the chains that bind him. May he find His path to walk. May God bless and keep you (((Angie))), this has been quite a trying time for you and your family.

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                • angie says:

                  I agree 100% Tweety and I felt that way even before E had his drug problem. Oxy is highly addictive and expensive. As I posted before, when money runs low, addicts turn to heroin. We have a HUGE herion problem in the US. Where are Congress, the FDA, and the CDC? Is it like other drugs in that members of the committees that okay drugs also serve on Pharma boards? How many billions do these companies have lobbyists pay out to men and women who are supposed to represnt us? Thank-you so much for your prayers. We need them. Today was hard because the shock has worn off. We’re making it though.

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                • Sha says:

                  Fight for him Angie ! Kick him up his rear so hard it gives him a head ache. Tell him this is not how his story is going to end . Just because his dad and that side of the family have died from bad things at a young age doesn’t mean that’s how his life should end. Make him remember what he worked so hard for when he got that college education and remind him of how life was good before the drugs. Ask him if he thinks this is how his papa and dad would want to see him or would they want him to learn from the mistakes of the others. No one can fight this fight for him but they can be a strong support group with tough love and a kick in the rear when he needs it. I’m going to pray for God to pull him through this and to open his eyes . He want leave my prayers……… God Bless.

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                • tdtweety says:

                  (((Angie))) just wanted you to know the prayers are mighty, you are not alone. Am asking the Lord to land in the middle of this and bring the Holy Spirit. Please take time to rest, please. Easier written than done, I know but even if it’s only 10 minutes lay your worries at His feet. “On Earth as it is in Heaven” please try and feel that peace. Allow Him to hold you. Prayers abound.

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    • Menagerie says:

      My prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you fortitude and wisdom in your trials.

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    • KBR says:

      God bless you Angie and T also, it is so so hard to suffer through a child’s wrongdoing.
      My prayer is strength and peace in your decisions, and that E recognize the path he chose and choose a better one.

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      • angie says:

        Thank-you, KBR. It is hard. E had better recognize his path because if he doesn’t get it together, he’s going down. All of the judges in town know E. He even clerked for one of them after law school. Judges usually do one of 2 things- either they come down hard or they feel sorry and go easy. We’ll see.

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        • tdtweety says:

          (((Angie))) y’all have been on my mind and in my prayers today. Here’s to (((E))) finding the truth and His way.

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          • angie says:

            Thank-you, Tweety. T. and I went to his house to see him today. E. was angry that we didn’t run to bail him out the other night. I told him he needs to get over that. We have forgiven him and he should forgive us too.
            A judge he clerked for and a lawyer friend are setting up some kind of program for him. Rehab and some sort of restitution-not exactly sure what those entail. This time, T and I will not pay for rehab. We’ve done that twice. He is getting some lease money soon. E can take it out of that. He needs to feel the hit to his wallet. The lawyer friend and judge are more worried about E losing his license than they are about the drugs. The paper said they found drugs-it was 2 doses- still not happy about that but the paper made it sound like he had a huge stash. Apparently too, the police searched his house then called for a search warrant. Not too smart on their part considering they were searching the house of a guy who practiced law.
            All in all though, I am glad that E. stayed in jail for almost 24 hours. If T. and I had run to bail him out and if his friends had run to help immediately, E. would have landed on a soft cushion. He needed to land hard. I’m sure the thought crossed his mind more than once that if he was frightened in jail-and he was- how much worse would he have it in prison?
            We told him that we love him as much as we ever have but also told him that he needs to start making smart choices. When we left, all was good. Thank-you Jesus!

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Oh, Angie, my heart breaks for you. You have had so much on your plate and now this. I hate to hear that E still has a drug problem. I pray that E has indeed hit rock bottom and that he will seek help. I pray for you and T too. You are one strong woman and with God’s help you will get through this together. Hugs sent your way.

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    • Dee says:

      Oh Angie, I feel for what you are going through. It is so hard not to rush in and rescue our children (and they are children to us no matter how old they are). Our natural inclination is to protect them. I’ll be praying for you and E and the rest of your family.

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      • angie says:

        Thank-you, Dee for your prayers. I hope everything is going better with y’all. Just want to let you all know that you are in my daily prayers. Thanks again!

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        • Dee says:

          Thank you for remembering us in prayer Angie. Ralph is improving slowly. Two steps forward, one step back but at least it’s forward progress. He’s had to overcome a lot. Tomorrow it will a month that he’s been in the hospital.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            I have continued to pray for Ralph and you too, Dee. I am glad to hear he is improving. My husband was in the hospital for two months and on a ventilator for six weeks over a tick bite so I feel for what you both are going through.

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            • Dee says:

              Thank you jfp. Wow, how horrible what happened to your husband!

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              • justfactsplz says:

                He caught a disease called ehrlichiosis from a lone star tick bite. He went in to renal failure, heart failure, had blood poisoning, liver failure, and his platelets dropped requiring four blood transfusions. He made a complete recovery eventually except for his heart is bad. This prayer thread is what kept me going. This was two years ago this month.

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                • tdtweety says:

                  (((JFP))) It is amazing how very resilient we all are under God’s umbrella. Please know you and Gary remain in my prayers, as does Ralph and Dee. Angie and her family are never far from my heart, as well as the precious Sha and her husband. Prayers still rolling for Mike, his Dad and his family. For KBR, her Mom and family. Prayers for WeeWeed and her friend’s loss of Nathan. for Taqui, prayers still abound, for Ash and her family too. For MTheresa, Menagerie and Sha finding wonderful job opportunities that help them shine mind, body and spirit. This is simply off the top of my head, forgive me if I have forgotten anyone, the prayers are there. Home of the Wolverines, the warriors who rest under God’s umbrella.

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                • justfactsplz says:

                  Those are the requests that I have been praying also. I don’t think we forgot anybody.

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                • ZurichMike says:

                  Thank you, tweety — for keeping vigil over all of our requests. Prayers for your concerns, too, don’t forget!

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                • Dee says:

                  Wow. Prayers for him.

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  17. Menagerie says:

    Zurich Mike, how are your parents? I may have missed an update up thread, I hope not. Still praying!

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Thank you for asking. They are better, especially my father — his condition has stabilized and he is starting another round of chemo after Easter. I am amazed at their fortitude and focus on staying as independent as possible, as frustrating as that is for us children, who always imagine they are just one tumble down the stairs into the hospital — or the funeral home. But that is the way they want to live their lives.

      Goodness, you asked on March 10th, and here it is March 25th — so sorry I have not been a bettere correspondent.

      A Blessed Easter to you and your family. Thank you very much for your prayers for my family.

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  18. Dee says:

    Requesting more prayers for my husband Ralph please. He’s had a complication with bloody bowels for about a week. They’ve gone back and forth over what’s causing it. Off food and on tube feedings, back onto regular food and as of last night back on only tube feedings again. Now this morning it’s apparently been discovered it’s something more serious than diverticulitis (they’re original thought). Talking emergency surgery. Back to the hospital I go. He’s been so weak the last few days. I’m really worried about this surgery and if his body can take it. Prayers for him and for the doctors please.

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    • Sha says:

      Dee I will be praying even harder and more focused on Ralph’s health issues .

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      • Dee says:

        Thank you Sha. Update – after a CT scan yesterday afternoon they decided last night to hold off on the surgery. In doing the scan they discovered a malformation between his lower intestines and his colon. They think it was caused by the abdominal bleed he had 2 weeks ago. They are going to insert a drain into his abdomen to remove anything that’s leaking in there, load him up on antibiotics and wait. They think it may heal itself, if not he will need surgery but it’s not an emergency anymore. It can wait until he’s stronger and can tolerate surgery better. He’s back in ICU so he can be more closely monitored.

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  19. WeeWeed says:

    I humbly request prayers tonight and for awhile for a longtime friend of mine. She lost her youngest son this morning and it’s been a very hard day for all that know her. Prayers for Nathan and strength for the family to get through this difficult time.

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  20. justfactsplz says:

    I wanted to give an update on my friend, G. She got well enough to leave the hospital and go to rehab. She was only there two days and she was sent to a bigger hospital in the city. Her white blood count climbed in the millions and her platelets took a dive. They have never seen white counts so high. They are bringing in an infectious disease doctor to try to find the source of infection. They said her blood is very critical but she herself is stable and not critical. The pneumonia has cleared up.

    Gary and I went to see G. today. I was worried sick about her. She was awake and talked like normal. She is very weak. They brought in huge amounts of food to try to entice her to eat but she has little appetite. I don’t think she was eating right at home at all. She was grateful for what her other friend and us have been doing at her home for her. She is sad. I told her we were going through with a fine tooth comb trying to salvage her belongings and memories. I told her we had secured all of the weapons, jewelry, and money and that we had started a box for pictures and her father’s military medals. That made her feel batter.

    The hard thing for G. is the situation with her cats. Her other friend took the blind one to be put to sleep yesterday and got cages so we can catch the others. I had told G. I would get the one cat and bring to my house but I am not going to be able to keep that promise. The vet told her friend that the black mold has probably made all of the cats sick and if I take one around my tiny Chihuahuas it could make them very ill or kill them with respiratory problems. I can’t take that chance with my dogs and my old cat. Sadly, all of G’s cats will have to be put down. They were her only family.

    Continued prayers for G. and for us as we try to finish up at her home. Her home is making all three of us sick to be in it even with masks and gloves.

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    • Sha says:

      I’m still sending prayers for G and for you. It’s sad that she has to let her animals go when she has lost so much . I know were your coming from when it comes to the sick animals making people and other animals sick , that’s not a chance I would want to take either . I’m worried about all of you being in that house because if she’s that sick what ever has done that to her and those animals could happen to you so please be cautious .

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      • tdtweety says:

        JFP, am agreeing with Sha about y’all being in the house. That environment cannot be good for anyone, including her animals and most importantly, the humans. Perhaps you do not have to tell G right now since they are having a hard time trying to stabilize her. You have such a beautiful heart but endangering your home and your animals is simply out of the question. We will continue to pray for you, Gary and G. Much love, His Light and His angels to your side.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I am not going back. I am too sick. Gary and her other friend went today and were able to catch one more cat. The friend is done going back too. I told Gary we have done what we could and not go back.

        Today they had to give G. blood transfusions and potassium. Not knowing a diagnosis on her yet makes me more scared of her house.

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    • Dee says:

      I’ll continue to pray for G.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Still praying. Glad you updated us.

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  21. tdtweety says:

    Just found out my SIL (((M))) is going in tomorrow morning so they can biopsy some swollen lymph nodes. Please keep her in your prayers, she’s one of the greatest people I know and for decades have only called her Sistah! (it’s a Southern thing)

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  22. mossback says:

    Hello, A few months ago I posted a prayer request for my wife Elena and her battle with cancer. Update on her condition: Jan 2016, this year she had a P.E.T. test and the results showed the metastasized cancer area on her right upper portion of her thigh bone was inactive. The lump in her breast was much less active. This was good news.
    However, she is still experiencing aches all through her body, as this battle is extracting a toll from her.
    On top of all this, I have been diagnosed with Optic Ischemic Neuroapathy……(loss of blood supply) to my eyes and every day it seems my vision is fading……there is no approved treatment for that which is approved by insurance or the VA. There are alternate treatments; however, with the costs for my wife’s battle, I have to sit this one out and pray the Lord will work a miracle on my eyes.

    I ask for prayers for the both of us…….

    Michael

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  23. Dee says:

    Here I am again asking for more prayers. Our landlord passed away a while ago and the houses he owned are in probate. I found out today they are going to have to liquidate all his assets. Which means we are going to have to move. I don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re financially and emotionally drained with what’s going on with Ralph’s medical issues. Absolutely didn’t need this news right now. I’m very depressed and stressed. Ralph knows because I got the call while at the hospital with him. Now he’s stressed too, which is the last thing he needs. Please pray for us.

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  24. Backspin says:

    I’m praying for understanding / discernment , and asking others to as well , for all of us to understand the evil enemy. Brussels – spring blood sacrifice. On the satanic / pagan / old earth religions worshiping movement of Moon and stars . ( Includes islam ). There is a correlation between satanic holy days and these events. If people in power belive it , it can affect us , even if we do not. The next events may be from April 19 to May 1 . Also known as beltane or walpurgis.
    April , 19 has been historically important . May 1 ( May Day parades ) = birth of Illuminati , Bavaria.
    ‘ Spiritual wickedness in high places ‘ ….. Those so inclined , study these things that we may give a warning if able. Thanks.

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    • tdtweety says:

      Backspin, thank you for the information. Wow, the depths of the darkness is beyond my comprehension so I am thankful for the devoted who study such horrors. Please know more prayers will be spoken because of your sharing. Thank you, God bless.

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      • Backspin says:

        Thank you. We have been ‘ trained ‘ to roll our eyes , and dismiss much. That is Exactly what the fallen legion wants …. No Resistance !! – The more eyes on the subject , the better. I forgot to add … What does evil want ? >> It wants to U.N. do the works of God.
        The UN – ( United Nations ) is trying in all sorts of ways to UN-Make Creation and Gods Word and Laws. ( The UN sits on blood soaked ground , former slaughter house district.)

        If folks are going to roll their eyes , give these facts for them to look up.

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  25. justfactsplz says:

    Thank you to all of you who have been praying for my friend, G. Her white cell counts came down to normal. They did find she had a bad fungal infection in her throat and they treated that. Today they transferred G. back to rehab. G. hates it there. They don’t get her plain meds for hours past time due, the noise level is driving her crazy from hollering patients with dementia. This place doesn’t have a separate wing in the nursing home for rehab patients. G’s other friend is going to ask them tomorrow if they will release G. to come home with me and have home health care and physical therapy here like Gary did. I think she would do better.

    There is also encouraging news about the last cat we caught at G.’s. The vet said this one was healthy. It is G.’s favorite one because it saved her life twice from a diabetic coma. It is an older cat. The vet gave it all of it’s shots and treated it for pests. G.’s friend took it home with her and is having it groomed tomorrow so it can be ready to come to my house when G. comes home.

    G. has never worked or wanted to work on a computer. She has no interest in them. She likes to read and I am having the t.v. hooked up in her room. I know she will enjoy sitting on the front porch watching all of the wildlife. She loves the outdoors and used to fish, hunt, and camp with us. I just want her to have some happy in her life for a change.

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    • angie says:

      God bless you, JFP, Gray, ad your friends for helping G. Hugs

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    • ZurichMike says:

      I am late to this intention, but add my prayers now, on Good Friday, for G.

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    • tdtweety says:

      Great news, JFP. May God bless you, Gary, G and her kitty. Blessings to your loving heart.

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    • Dee says:

      I’m very happy to hear this update on G. You are a wonderful friend jfp. I’ll continue paying for her recovery.

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      • Dee says:

        Sorry, that was supposed to be praying not paying 🙂

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you!

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      • Sha says:

        Dee I’m still praying for that full recovery………

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        • Dee says:

          Thank you Sha. 44 days later and Ralph’s still in the hospital. He’s recovering but very slowly. As a result of the artery bleed he had a month ago and the drain they had to put in his abdomen to remove the blood, he’s gotten a small hole in his colon (caused by the drain). They were hoping it would heal on it’s own but it’s not happening. So tomorrow he has to go for surgery at noon. They’re going to put a temporary colostomy bag above where the hole is to divert everything away and let his colon rest. They’re hoping with nothing moving through there it will heal. He’s also got a large abscess in his abdomen from bacteria leaking from his colon into his abdomen. They have a drain in there already pulling stuff out into a bag. With nothing leaking in there anymore they can clear up the abscess and remove that drain. At least this will let him begin to heal and eat regular food again. He’s been on bag nutrition and clear fluids only for about a week and a half and can’t regain any strength.

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          • Sha says:

            That poor man and you have been put through the ringer……………… I’m not going to stop praying and believing that he is going to have a full recovery, it might be slow but it’s coming.

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          • tdtweety says:

            Dee, please know we are still praying for you and Ralph. Dear Lord, y’all have been through the ringer. Prayers that all the complications subside and he is returned to health once more. Prayers for you, may the strength you need surround you, may His Earth angels continue to help you during this most difficult time.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Dee, I continue to pray for Ralph. My husband was fed through a nose tube for six weeks when he was on the ventilator. He lost a lot of weight and it took a couple of months after he got out of the hospital to regain his strength. It will come for Ralph, too. I know how hard critical illness is on the patient and the spouse. Take time to take care of yourself so you will be strong to take care of Ralph when he comes home.

            What is happening on the home front concerning you maybe having to move? Keep us posted and know we are all praying.

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    • Sha says:

      I am so glad they figured out what was wrong with G. and she is getting better. I think you and Gary will be a blessing in her life and I’m sure she will be happy you were able to save her cat. Please keep us updated on all of you. DONT do to much until you are feeling ALOT better. 🙂

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I love the huge smiley, Sha. G. is in rehab and getting better everyday. She wants out and could be out soon. I have been busy the best I can getting her room and bathroom ready. Thursday they are delivering a big shed outside to store some of her stuff and stuff I had in the guest room. Gary has been busy getting things ready for that. G’s other friend is keeping her cat until G.comes home so the cat will adjust to my cat and three Chihuahuas easier. Tiny dog likes to chase the kittehs. It should be interesting.

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        • Sha says:

          I think you are going to have a very busy Thursday………I look forward to your up date of the animals all getting to know each other and you Gary and G sitting on the front porch just relaxing.

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          • tdtweety says:

            JFP, you never cease to amaze me, what an incredible spirit you are. Blessings that the transition goes smoothly and y’all have time to relax and simply enjoy each other. Prayers for you, for Gary, for G and all the critters.

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            • justfactsplz says:

              Now my daughter, L. is in the hospital sick from black mold in her house. G. is still in rehab but should get out soon. L is engaged and supposed to move to Virginia in a couple of months.

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              • Sha says:

                I knew that black mold was bad news and hard to get rid of. We had to tear out what was left of the floor under a tub in our house and my brother n law just started throwing up and hurting in his chest. I stopped them from working and started spraying everything with bleach until we could get mask and gloves to rip everything out and then I rebleached what was left. If there was even a little bit left in her home it can come back. I hope she gets better and gets out of there.

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                • justfactsplz says:

                  She had it in her walls and floors and her father basically put a band aid on it and it came back stronger than ever. I worked the first day at G’s house without a mask and gloves and it was awful. I can’t stand to even go in my daughter’s house. I think the hospital is going to contact the health department and and the dept. of children and families on her behalf since she is disabled and her father has not done right by her. But that’s another ugly story.

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                • tdtweety says:

                  Oh JFP, I am so sorry. Prayers that your daughter receives the help that she needs to have a safe home to live in, prayers that she regains her health.

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                • justfactsplz says:

                  What are the odds that two people I love are dealing with this black mold, right? It’s just another thing with this “wonderful” state of Florida and all of the humidity I guess.

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                • Sha says:

                  He should have had it striped down to the studs and then had them sprayed . Do you remember what Pam went through with that in her house. Sometimes it has to be professionally cleaned and then inspected for safety if it’s bad enough. I hope she can go some were else and doesn’t have to go back there.

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  26. jessinwis says:

    Please send blessings to Corey and his family as he undergoes surgery today. He is a young man with a bright future who is suffering from cancer. Please pray for his complete healing and his spiritual and emotional wellbeing. I found this site (the treehouse) to stay sane regarding what’s really going on these days (soo much spin), but what’s really important in life is taking care of each other. Corey needs our prayers. Thanks!

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  27. Pam says:

    Hey, my dear prayer friends! I’m back! I’ve been commenting elsewhere on the site a little while and told JFP I would come here asap and get in the groove. But now it’s after 9:00 p.m.!! I’m falling on face, have to go shower and get ready for bed.

    I’ll be back, hopefully tomorrow, to start catching up with what’s happening with everyone. If you don’t see me tomorrow, it’s because my 23-year-old daughter totally messed up her taxes from two years ago and this year’s also have to be done. I help her because she’s still clueless and there’s no way she’ll get the messed up part straight. After this year, I will introduce her to Turbotax and she’s on her own.

    Love you all. Anxious to “meet” new people and love on old friends. I’m stable physically…same old stuff trucking along but bearable. In new house. What a story that is.

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    • Pam says:

      Have been afraid to ask elsewhere. Sharon?? OK??

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      • Sha says:

        Stella has a site called stellasplace1.com you can ask her she stays in touch with her but the last I heard she still reads but just doesn’t post these days.

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        • Pam says:

          Hey there, Sha. Glad to see you here still. I just wanted to know she was still in the world and hopefully not really ill or anything like that. She is a special person.
          Well, so are all of you! Hope you and husband are ok. I haven’t been able to go and read through everything.

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          • Sha says:

            Were doing well ,thank you for asking. Sharon is a very special and kind soul I think she draws people in with her strength and the way she can touch your heart with her words. I don’t know how her health is but I pray it is well. If I see her around I will let you know.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          I wondered what happened to her. My other comment to you is held up in moderation. It’s my turn, lol.

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    • Sha says:

      Pam Lots of (((hugs))) I have missed you ! Hurry back and tell us how you have been. 🙂

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    • tdtweety says:

      Pam, it’s so good to see you once more. Blessings and strength to take on those hurdles. We’ll be right here looking forward to all of your news 🙂

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      • Pam says:

        Hey, tweety! I’m sitting here procrastinating, because I have to pick up my daughter’s tax folder and start going through it. Guess I’d better face the music. Oh, wait! The electricity just went off and on. That storm in the South is almost upon us. Can I use that as an excuse? Guess not. Lights still on. 🙂

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    • justfactsplz says:

      You have been terribly missed, Pam. I have been wondering about your health and the new house.

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      • Pam says:

        You are so sweet. Thank you. I still don’t have the time to go into all the house stuff. I will, because I think some of you will find it very interesting. But I have so many things on my plate I have to do right now. LOL! If 3 things are “on my plate,” that’s a really big deal for me!

        Re the house, I’ll just say it straight out — I truly believe there was great opposition from the forces of darkness trying to keep us from this house. I actually “saw” two or three things (I won’t call them visions..not sure what to call them) involving angels and demons. (For any new folks who right about now be thinking I am a nutcase – well maybe I am, but you’d have to know me to really decide.) Anyway, that sort of thing doesn’t happen to me normally. There have been a few. I do not claim to be a visionary. However, it was THAT intense.

        As for my health, I went through this winter and did not go down as far and as long as I had been doing in winters in VA. I’m so grateful. I think this winter here was considered somewhat mild, but I know in general that winters here are not as bad as up there. Last summer, I was able to actually go out and do some things. I went to the grocery store some, to the library, even out to eat a few times. Then, we went into the period of time where we had to travel back and forth to VA to load all our stuff that was in 3 big storage units and bring them down here. Also had to make a trip to Cleveland to see the vascular surgeon. We didn’t actually get into the house until September. I regressed back to more my normal, then winter began and I more or less stayed in that state.

        One really wonderful thing. I had made it my priority to live very near our one parish church. We are 5 minutes from there. I wanted, more than almost anything, to be able to go to confession and Mass. I have been able to do that. God is good!

        Then at the beginning of December, our daughter finally threw in the towel with that lowlife and came back with us on our final expedition to VA to get the last storage unit emptied. She got a decent job within 3 weeks and is working her little you-know-what off. Now she can save some money, instead of spending it all on other people. She says she is starting at the local college here this summer to work toward a nursing degree. Please pray she does it. She wants her own place, and I agree, but if she stays here awhile so she can start college, as long as she abides by our house rules, I’m good. She is paying her own way and contributes some rent money.

        At the end of December, lo and behold, here comes our son from MI. That’s another long story. We thought he meant it when he said he had left for good and wanted to start his life over. Looks like that may have not been true, or he changed his mind. Two weeks ago, back he went. I will explain and ask for prayer for him later also.

        I would like to ask for prayer right now for help in getting a doctor(s). I am having a terrible time here trying to find a PCP who will continue prescribing my meds. I also have to get a rheumatologist and vascular specialist, but they probably won’t be in this immediate area. My husband has been having to drive back and forth to VA every three months to get prescriptions for him and me from our old PCP. We’ve both had to go back to see him, so he can continue prescribing, but we were able to combine it with our trips to get our stuff. My husband has found a neurologist about 2 hours away who will now take care of his meds. I have not had any success so far.

        Today and through this week, I have to deal with very complicated procedures to hopefully have a friend from VA be able to go pick up a prescription from my doctor up there, take it to the pharmacy we used, and get my meds for me. Please pray that the whole thing goes smoothly and actually works! Thank you in advance.

        Love you guys. Now I have to “gird my loins” and go deal with the medical bureaucracy..

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        • tdtweety says:

          Thank you so much for the update, Pam! Bless your precious heart which must be racing what with the move, the doctors, your health, the kids, your husband, dang! Blessings that you and the Lord cleared out your home and personally I believe there is a lot of darkness on this plane. Great work, His angels to your side and am glad a Church is so close to you. Prayers for your daughter continuing her education which is truly the gateway to freedom. May you be guided to a Doctor who can continue your medicines without having to drive so far away. May you have patience concerning your Son and his inability to commit to a beneficial life path at this time. Prayers that your friend is able to help you get the medicine you need. (((Pam))) it’s so good to see you again. God bless.

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          • Pam says:

            Awww…thank you. But what’s this “racing” thing? Oh yes, that’s what I used to do, long ago. I got nothing that has enough energy to race now. 🙂

            Our house – haha – just got the kitchen unpacked a few weeks ago. Our bedroom was painted and cleaned and set up before I moved in, but to-date The rest? A great big, long room (dining, living area, wood stove) completely full of furniture piled all over the place and what looks like a hundred big boxes. Oh, and plywood floor because the carpeting had to be ripped out. We’ve got lots of stuff to do. We move like snails. That’s just the way it is.

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            • Pam says:

              My dog posted my comment before I was through. Was going to say bedroom, to-date only has one of my lovely pictures hanging on the wall. But it’s painted and clean!!

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Pam, I hope your complicated procedures went well. It’s so good to have you back here. You are not a nut job. Demons and angels are very real. I have had experiences with them and so have both of my daughters. My grandmother had visions a lot through the years.

          You are I Georgia, right? Georgia and Florida have really toughened up on pain meds and their availability. You may have to get a pain management doctor to write them for you so you can get them where you live now.

          The boxes and setting up your new home can wait until your timing. A snails pace is good and it will get done in time.

          I will also pray for daughter and son. I know you have had some difficulty through the years there.

          I love that your dog posted a comment. Tiny dog jumps up on the couch then walks across the end table to reach Gary in his recliner. She often steps on the remote to the t.v. and messes up the buttons. Gotta love them critters. My cat tries to push the computer off my lap when he decides it’s petting time.

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          • Pam says:

            Yes, I am discovering what’s going on in GA. By law, the doctors ARE allowed to write the prescriptions, but then they have all these complicated procedures they have to follow. So, to save themselves time and potential trouble, they try to shovel everyone to a pain management clinic. Well, we have one right here, at the hospital. Now, I had one experience with these places in VA. It was awful. There had been huge legal scandals about the pain management clinics themselves in VA some years ago.

            So, a few weeks ago, my husband and son were over near the hospital. Police cars and stuff going on. It was the pain management clinic being searched by warrant for misbehavior. I think the doctor running it got arrested.

            My neighbor just gave me the name of his doctor. He says that office doesn’t have a problem if you have been on a medication for years under another doctor’s supervision. I hope he’s right. I’m going to try there.

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            • justfactsplz says:

              I will be praying you get the meds without a hassle. My family doctor writes mine or I would be too crippled with pain to walk. My friend G. is on a lot of pain meds and is moving in with us because her home is condemned with black mold. I hope I won’t have problems getting her meds. Florida is terrible about pain meds because of all of the pill mills.

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              • Pam says:

                Criminals are causing people with legitimate needs to suffer. The fumbling, bumbling attempts by government and medical bureaucrats to fix the problem are stomping all over the needs and rights of innocent people who live their lives in chronic pain.

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  28. This is a praise report. I hope ok to share. I have health issues (in bed with pain right now) so could ask for prayer but sometimes a praise report and rejoicing are more restorative than anything else for me! Also, I am not really comfortable sharing with friends my full excitement as I dont want to come across as bragging.

    We just closed on a house in the country yesterday!! We have lived small and lived in a not great area of town (one that has made national news several times and is always in the local news). Now, a house with a few acres in the country! So happy to move. So Very happy to see my son’s joy as he runs around outside, free and safe! Getting it ready and moving over the next weeks. Great for myself but my momma’s heart is overflowing with joy for my son! No more gun violence, danger, drug crazy people, etc. (we didn’t see that all the time but were on the edge of of a bad area but occasionally it was way too close for comfort!) now fresh air and sunshine and a big, big yard! So blessed to give this to our son!!!

    We are not buying clear (have a mortgage) and it isnt a fashionable house but its perfectly nice, has a lovely view and in the country. Now, for the strength to fix it up some (fixing the floors and painting) and pack and move! Never chosen paint colors before so that is stressful! So many! But I am not complaining as its a great “problem” to have!

    Thank you for rejoicing with me! My parents have passed – just wish Momma could see it. I never stop missing her!

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    • My son heard me cry as i finished above post and came to see what was wrong. I assured him i was crying because i am overwhelmed with happiness .. But also missing Mom and wishing i could show her the new house. He assured me that she already knows, is so happy for us and was probably in on the secret of the house God had for us before we did! So sweet! When i list my blessings, such as that sweet child of mine, a hard working husband, hope for our county’s future…I feel so rich! Nothing fancy or wealthy about our life but I really do feel rich!

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      • Pam says:

        That’s really beautiful, Katherine. God bless you and your family in your move to a good, good place. I’ve been poor, above the average income, poorer again. You know what? You ARE rich! I know the truth now about health being more precious than money and fancy living. As long as you can eat and have a roof over your head (away from bad places) and have your family, it’s all good! Plus some acres, too. Happy for you.

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      • tdtweety says:

        Katherine, what a wonderful read, thank you for sharing your joy! May your new home be filled with His love, His Light and His joy. Prayers that you are restored to health and can enjoy your new home with your son! This is so exciting for y’all. God bless.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Katherine, I am so happy for you and your family on the wonderful new home. I too live in the country and love the peace and quiet. Ours is an old place but we feel blessed to have found something we can afford. We are renting ours on a long term basis. We have been in it for three years. Country living is a great for raising children.

      When you choose the paint, consider what the room is. Some kinds of colors are cheery while others are tranquil. What fun you will have painting and decorating and making it your own.

      I will pray for your pain. I suffer from chronic pain but God sees me through.

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    • Sha says:

      Katherine It is never bragging to be grateful and celebrate all the blessings in your life. If we don’t learn to celebrate even small victories in our life how are we ever going to be blessed enough to receive the big ones. You are very rich ! In your soul were it counts. I think you already know what is important in life family. I know you haven’t ask but I will start praying for your health so you will be around for that son of yours and to enjoy that new home and all the happiness I hope it brings your family. God Bless. 🙂

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    • ZurichMike says:

      A prayer to the Holy Family for yours!

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  29. angie says:

    Hi y’all! Basically, I’m able to put one foot in front of the other and that is taking all of my energy. Shock has worn off about my son’s arrest (E.)and my self defense walls are cracking. Actually, I should call him E A with the A standing in for addict because my son E, is somewhere in the body that Addict has taken over. Apparently, he was able to quit the heroin but now he’s addicted to crystal methOn Monday afternoon, he wrecked his rental car. He got a ride to our house and it was so apparent that he was high. E was furious when I wouldn’t let him take my car. I brought him home and he was cursing and raving at me the whole time. The next day I took him to get another rental car- was shocked the company would even consider renting him another one. It took 1.5 hours to go through the insurance claim and fill out all of the papers. Then the last thing they needed was his license. He had lost it. Now, anyone who has 2 working brain cells would know that no one would rent him a car with no license So I told him that I would bring him to get a replacement yesterday. When I talked to him in the morning, he told me that he was “f’d” all the way round because it turns out he can’t just get a replacement because his was suspended due to an unpaid ticket. So, all of his problems are everyone else’s fault- it’s a conspiracy. He wanted me to rent a car in my name and let him drive it. I told him absolutely not. My son, E., would never have asked me to do that nor would he have cursed or ranted at me.
    Supposedly, he went to New Orleans, passed out, and someone stole his Rolex which my parents had given to him after my brother died. My brother and E had been very close. T. and I think he pawned it and is freaking out because he’s afraid it will be sold. T told him today that the watch is not important, he needs to get his rear end to rehab. E is insisting that he will not go until he gets the watch back.
    I cried myself to sleep last night because I am so worried all the time that the Addict will either commit suicide or OD and kill E. I find myself planning his funeral when I close my eyes. This is my way of preparing myself, I guess.
    Still praying for everyone and adding new folks to my list.
    YAY on your happy house news, Katherine.
    Pam, it’s great to see you! I worried when I had not seen you in a while.
    God Bless you, my Treepers. Please continue praying for us.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Oh, Angie! Sad to see anyone in E’s condition but for a mother to see her son like this and see the road is going down…I can not imagine the heavy heart you have right now. Will pray and pray. Never to late for him to turn around. Will pray for you, strength as well as wisdom on how to deal with this and how best to help your son.

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      • angie says:

        Thank-you for your prayers, Katherine. He sold some stock to pay for rehab. The money should be coming in any day. T and I paid for the first 2 stays but he has to pay for this one. My therapist said he has to claim responsibility for his recovery and making him pay for rehab fits into that. Once he is checked in, I think my depression will lift some because I’ll know that he’s safe. His Uncle is coming down and will drive him to the rehab center on his way home. Praying that it won’t be longer than Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Angie, tough love is so hard to implement as a parent but is the right way to go. You are right not giving in to E. I continue to pray for both E and R and for you and T’s safety. Hugs.

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    • Sha says:

      Angie I am proud of you for saying no to him when you need to. You are growing stronger and stronger and it shows in how you handle E and R. If all you can do is one step at a time right now that pretty darn good to me with everything that is on your plate.The fact he is even willing to go to rehab and to pay for it shows you have him headed in the right direction. I will continue to pray for all of you . Don’t doubt how well you are doing my friend or how strong you are. God Bless.

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      • tdtweety says:

        Angie, this has been so tough on y’all and you have shown great restraint. (((E))) needs help beyond that which you can give him, good that he is paying for this rehab. At this moment he is unaware of the most valuable asset in his life and that is the unconditional love he receives from you, I am glad you are standing your ground and know this is so tough on your spirit. Am asking the Lord to surround each of you. We will keep praying for all you.

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    • angie says:

      Thank-you, JFP, Sha, and Tweety. It is so nice to read your posts. Stepping back is so foreign to me. Tough love feels wrong even though I know it’s the right thing to do and may , please God, save E’s life. Your prayers and best wishes mean the world to me.

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    • Pam says:

      Angie, I just saw this post. So, so sad. As soon as I can, I will read it in depth and am already praying. I absolutely know how you are feeling. One suggestion: Consecrate him to God. Put him completely into the hands of God, especially the hands of our Lord Jesus. I did this a few months ago with our two children. My husband did this (with my asking the Lord to let me contribute) for his two older, adult children. One of them has fallen away big time. We continue this practice almost every day.

      I have found much peace and acceptance in doing this. I discovered the idea while reading something, somewhere. If I can find it, I will let you know.

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    • skifflegirl says:

      angie, I have not posted very much on this thread except to ask for prayers in my ongoing separation and divorce, yet I had to post something when I saw what you are going through. I have dealt with substance abusers in my family and relationships most of my life. I attended family education classes and al anon to learn how to detach and not enable my loved one’s addiction. I benefited the most from learning to set limits in how and when I would interact with them. I have not had to deal with an addict who is a child, but I have witnessed it first hand and it is the worst pain I have ever seen. There are no right or wrong answers, only how to best deal with a crisis on a case by case, day by day basis. I pray I never have to go through what you are enduring although I have seen tendencies that I dread may turn into something. God bless you and your son.

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      • angie says:

        Thank-you, skifflegirl. I looked up local al anon meetings and had planned to go last night but now I have the flu. Hopefully by Saturday, the next meeting, I will feel up to going.
        Today, I went to pick E up to take him to a meeting with his attorney. He started pushing to use my vehicle. E has a suspended license and I told him no. Then he tells me he won’t go to rehab if I won’t let him use my car. I told him that he hated spending 1 night in the local jail. Then I asked him to imagine what will happen to him if he doesn’t go to rehab. He won’t be spending his sentence in a the local jail. He’s pissy. My husband. T.. went to pick him up from the appt. I’m waiting for him to get home so I can get the latest details. My son, E, never tried to manipulate me like that. That’s the addict talking.

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        • skifflegirl says:

          Yes, that is the Mr. Hyde personality taking over. I know it well. I felt the most important thing I learned to save my sanity was the limit setting. Over a period of time, I was able to learn how to do it and it’s not easy. You want so badly to help them, but find that the old way of ‘helping’ isn’t really helpful to you or him. So, a new way of conducting a relationship must be found to let them know you love and care about him, but circumstances are different now because of their actions and behavior. It’s the toughest thing you’ll ever do. I will think of you and pray for you and your family. I’m so glad you are finding the support that al anon can provide. I hope they can help you as much as they helped me. God bless you. 🙂

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Prayers to the Blessed Mother to care for a concerned mother like you, and prayers to Archangel Raphael the Healer and St. Jude for Hopeless Cases for your son, that they join you and us in praying to the Lord for help. Guarian angels, attend!

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  30. Sha says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the prayers for my husband and me. The group that has been helping my husband with his disability called and said that if he is willing to drop the back pay for him and for my son and just take a date a year back from now the judge will award him his disability. He told them that was fine he is just tired …….. so we are waiting for a letter to see what they have done now.

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    • Pam says:

      Good news! Praying all works as explained.

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    • angie says:

      Praying it all works out for y’all Sha. Hugs

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Praise God, Sha. I have been praying for this outcome of your husband being awarded his disability. I know this will take a load off your mind and help with the finances too. God is so good. I am thrilled for you.

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    • Sha says:

      Pam,Angie,JFP Thank you and to all the others that have prayed for us. I’m not quite sure what is going on with the case with my husband passing along the information to me which is bits and pieces that he’s not even sure of except that the judge is trying to match the on set date up with the medical reports and thats hard to do with so many failed attempts to go back to work. The group that is helping us said the judge was making a very good offer because he knew he wouldn’t have a problem with the date he ask us about in ruling fully favorable so now it is just a waiting game I guess. It does take a lot of stress off of me knowing things are going to get better . 🙂

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      • tdtweety says:

        Thank you, Lord! (((Sha))), prayers that you all receive a fair and just settlement very soon. You are such an amazing spirit and have withstood this difficult time with such grace. Prayers that you all continue to thrive and shine.

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        • Sha says:

          Thank. You so much for the prayers tweety and thank you for your friendship. All of my treehouse friends have been a blessing from God in my life.

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  31. Pam says:

    JFP and any others who might want to know, I just left a long comment up-thread under a post from you. Love y’all.

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  32. Ma'iingankwe says:

    I’m not sure how this works, the technical aspect of it. Im not sure if this is the box where I ask the kindness of others to put my Father in their prayers. I will give it a shot though.

    My Father, George, is a Korean Veteran. He spent most of his retired life from the military as a Veterans Advocate in the late ’70’s through early ’90’s. He lived in Wisconsin and travelled throughout mainly searching and finding Veterans from Vietnam to let them know of the programs available. It was not unusual to find him in a cabin deep in the woods hidden from society, on the reservations, and in the prison systems. He was everywhere and gained a high respect from all involved. He worked hard and put hours in he never claimed. It was who he was. A man of honor, and it showed through his actions everyday.

    My Father was a horrible speller, and so he would have me, his very young daughter edit his papers before they were handed in to the proper authorities. So I learned a great deal very quickly about what our Vietnam Veterans were facing on a daily basis. I even grew up to find myself working as a technical editor for the military. My Father was very proud of that, and rightfully took credit.

    My Father has dementia, and it has really wrecked havoc with his mind. To watch a man who tried so hard to to drill common sense in his children, it is heartbreaking to have watched that part of him leave so quickly, so early on in his disease.

    I live over 3,000 miles away, and can only visit for five days every other month. My Mother passed away, and the money she left our family goes to the expense of seeing him. My husband told me the money is best spent on visiting him and making memories rather than buying toys for the family or paying our mortgage. He is an awesome husband. He takes care of our daughter while I am away, and we use the seven days off he has in a row for me to travel. It takes one full day to get there, so it leaves me with only five days to visit. It is not rare to find me there 8-9hrs in a day with my Dad.

    My last visit in March was very difficult because he has refused to eat except for every couple days. He has also refused to take his medicine on most days. I know his disease will only get worse, and I know his days may be limited now, so I am not asking for a recovery, nor am I asking that he will eat. Yes, I do pray he starts to eat, but that is my own selfishness. I am not ready to let him go. However, it is not reality.

    I ask for prayers to make his transition to Heaven easy with no difficulties. I ask that he is in no pain or sadness. I ask that his friends and family go visit him. I’m so tired of the excuses they do not want to see him as he is now and only want to remember him as he was. In a way I understand, but right now I think it is selfish of them. He still remembers some people and it makes him so happy to receive visitors. It literally makes his day. He is so lonely in the care facility. Right now I believe we should put his happiness first. Earlier I was respectful of people’s wishes, but now it just hurts to see him so lonely.

    I love my Father with all of my being. He has been so good to me in so many ways. He taught me to fish and hunt. He gave me my first rifle and shotgun. He taught me how to train hunting dogs for birds. I could write for hours of all the things he has taught me and has done for me. He is an incredible man.

    Ther are so many things I wish I could ask my Father, but it is too late for me. However, it is not too late for so many people out there. I ask those of you who still have their parents to ask them endless questions of their lives and their past. We never know when it will be too late, and I do not want anyone to feel as I do.

    Miigwetch (thank you)
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Ad rem says:

      Ma’iingankwe…. You’ve come to exactly the right place, and you’ve aced the technicalities. You’re father sounds like a most amazing man. I lost my father to dementia about nine years ago, so I, in some small measure, perhaps know what you are going through.
      The Treehouse has a powerful network of prayer warriors who will be happy to offer you and your father what we hope will be comfort and understanding. You’ve spent a long time writing out your thoughts and cares, so I hope you’ll check back with us on a regular basis and let us keep you in our prayers.

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    • Margaret-Ann says:

      Hello Ma’iingankwe,

      This really touched me, your Father sounds so much like mine. I had the most amazing relationship with my dad. He suffered from dementia and I was able to witness all the “stages” (traveling much and often) and was at his side the last year — 2012.

      Take care of YOU, this is important. When you have a dilemma, ask “What would Father advise me to do?” (I still do this in my daily decision making.) Those times when it becomes a burden and difficult, remember you are blessed to be able to spend this time with him. So many lose their parents unexpectedly and never get to say goodbye. Talk to him and tell him stories about the past, this will help you as well. You are doing your BEST whether you think so or not, always remember this.

      Thoughts and prayers being said for you, for added strength and comfort at this time. Prayers going up for your Father for reasons asked and a few more of my own.

      Bless you! ❤

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    • angie says:

      Hugs Miigwetch. You have been a loving daughter to your Father. It sounds to me like both of you have been blessed with each other. My prayers are with your Father for an easy transition to Heaven and for you and your family too. Your husband is a kind and decent man to be so understanding of the relationship that you have with your Father. God bless.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Ma’iingankwe, I will be happy to pray for your father during this transition time and for you, too. I lost my father to dementia. He was a very smart man and it hurt to see him decline. I am also on this same journey of the long goodbye with my husband. I understand what you are going through and am here for you. Draw from God’s peace and comfort to get through this. You are being such a good daughter spending this time with your dad. Each day I find is something to cherish.

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    • Sha says:

      Ma’iingankwe Your story has touch my heart. I will keep you and your father in my prayers. God Bless.

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      • tdtweety says:

        Ma’iingankwe please know we will pray for you and your Family, most especially your Father. Your letter was so beautiful, filled with love and respect for him. May you be granted all you need to walk this journey. Blessings to your loving spirit.

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    • Pam says:

      Dear Ma’iingankwe, you write such a beautifully touching thing here. As I read your words, my heart just filled up and tears are standing in my eyes. My experience with dementia is one of long years watching my mother slowly go down that road, and trying to deal with the many, complicated issues of getting help for her. My mother was mentally ill before the dementia began to take hold, and she was one of those who fought everything and everyone. I have a friend who is single and who lived with her mother and took care of her in their house through the many years as her mother went down the same road. She experienced a totally different situation than I. Even though the illness is the same, the person with the illness is not, at least until later stages.

      All through your words, I can feel the pain and sadness of a daughter who loves her father, honors and respects him. The most important thing, I think, is that you have this love. Although, in a sense, the great love would seem to be the factor which contributes to the great pain and sadness, that love IS higher than and will triumph over any feelings of grief and loss you will experience. When you may feel your heart breaking, the love will be right in the middle of all that. If you love God, He will sustain your heart, even as He allows the pain. If you love God, this time can bring you ever closer to Him. I do not mean to underestimate or brush off the suffering. I realize how real and consuming it can be. But even at its worst, when you are consumed with it, underneath, possibly hidden from consciousness, will still be love, and love flowing into and through us from Love Itself, is the greatest single thing in the universe.

      There are many things I could say, and others will continue to contribute from their experiences, I’m sure. Those who have already replied to you have said beautiful things. The thing I most want to share with you comes from my own experience with my mother, and the years of prayer and reflection during her illness and after she passed five years ago.

      In order to express my thoughts, I have to say a little about my experience. I don’t want to jump in on your comment and rattle on about myself. People here have already heard my story about my mother, so this part will be brief and blunt. I didn’t have that love for and from a parent…neither with my mother nor my father. When I read your words, it is obvious that you did have it. So my grief and sadness had everything to do with loss from a whole lifetime of never having the relationship a child should have with their parent. I say this, not to bring any attention to myself, but to point to this one thing you have had.

      You have a lifetime of loving your father, and he sounds like an absolutely wonderful man and father. You have that. It cannot be taken from you. Some day, when the extremity of the pain is able to at least diminish somewhat, you will still have all that love, all those wonderful memories; and I believe you will cherish them and rejoice in them.

      As you walk this road, please keep coming back here to share with us. People here are beautiful, loving people. They will pray for you and your father. They helped sustain me through some of the worst times of my life. You can absolutely trust this place.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Thanks you for sharing your father’s story. It is not often we get to hear such stories.

      I always pray for my Treeper friends, and will add your father to my prayers, as well as you and your family. I pray hearts will be opened and people will make an act of charity and visit him.

      Please let us know how you are all doing.

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    • entagor says:

      Ma’iingankwe
      thank you for telling us about your father. He sounds like a dear brave man. Remember John 20.

      15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
      16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
      17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

      The spirit of your father is already in a better place. Your tears represent love. I pray for your father on his journey. He is blessed to have such good family. Be strong for your family

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Prayers for your father to St. Joseph, earthly father of Jesus, and to Archangel Raphael the Healer. Prayers to Archangel Michael for your husband for “clearing a path” for you to be with your father in his time of need. You do indeed have a wonderful family.

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  33. RoseD1st says:

    For anyone that loves their pets please say a prayer for my boy Gizmo a 9 yr old shih-tzu he is going under the knife to remove cancer Friday morning

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  34. nyetneetot says:

    Estranged prayers for estranged family.

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  35. tdtweety says:

    Am not certain where to find my thread for my SIL (((M))) but she receives her first Chemo treatment today. If you could keep her, my brother (((J))) and her children in your prayers it would be greatly appreciated.

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  36. oldiadguy says:

    I humbly ask you to pray for my youngest brother Doug who is under going surgery tomorrow to remove a growth from beneath his lung. At this point the doctors are unsure what the growth is and whether it is malignant or benign.

    To complicate the surgery, Doug suffers from a rare blood disorder (the disorder has a long name that I can’t think of at the moment) that cause his blood to thicken to the consistency of motor oil. Doug has to have blood withdrawn every couple of weeks to maintain his health. Doug is a tough “kid” who has far outlived the normal life expectancy for those who suffer from his disease.

    I would also ask you to pray for Doug’s wife (Roxie) and his son (Andy) as they are naturally under a great deal of strain at the moment. What adds to this strain in that Doug and Roxie’s eldest son and Andy’s brother, Tyler was killed in an auto accident in March of 2012.

    Thank you in advance and take care
    oldiadguy

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    • Ad rem says:

      Of course you have my prayers for your brother, his family, and yourself. Be sure to let us all know the minute you have any results you’d like to share.

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      • oldiadguy says:

        I would like to thank you and all the prayer warriors here at the Tree House. It appears that your prayers went from your lips to God’s ear.

        The surgery went far better than hoped. Originally the surgeon anticipated a 4 to 5 hour procedure. Instead it took a little over an hour. The tumor was not within the lung as feared, but was an intact mass outside the lung. The surgeon was able to remove it completely by using a thoracic scope. By not having to make a large incision into his chest cavity to reach the mass, this reduced the likelihood of any complications due to his blood condition.

        In fact, the surgeon was a bit surprised how easily the tumor was able to be extracted. I suspect he had some Help from Above. 🙂

        Doug is still not out of the woods, but we are very hopeful at this point. We are awaiting the biopsy results which should be in by Saturday. Still praying the tumor was not malignant.

        Again, thank you and the rest of the Treepers who prayed for my brother and his family. the prayers are appreciated more than you can ever know.

        God Bless

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    • tdtweety says:

      oldiadguy, please know your brother, Doug, Roxie and Andy will be added to our prayers. I am so sorry for your family’s loss of Tyler. Keep us posted when time allows, but know we will keep them all in His Light. Prayers…

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      • oldiadguy says:

        Thank you for your prayers, they are appreciated. Tyler was a really good kid and was growing up to be a fine young man when he was taken from us.

        Tyler had a favorite poem from John Wesley that he had posted on his wall. It reads thus:

        Do all the good you can.
        By all means you can.
        In all ways you can.
        In all places you can.
        At all the times you can.
        To all the people you can.
        As long as you can.

        Tyler did just that. He lived his too short life by that poem. Such a loss.

        Take Care

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Oldiadguy, I ‘am so sorry to hear about these tough times for your family. I will pray for Doug’s surgery tomorrow that God will guide the surgeon’s hands in removing this mass. I will pray for peace of mind and strength for you, his wife, and son. God bless.

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    • Sha says:

      Praying right now for Doug, Roxie,Andy and you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    • Dee says:

      Prayers for your brother’s surgery and for his family too, oldiadguy.

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  37. justfactsplz says:

    Well, G. and Sweetie came home today. G. is so much better getting out of her old environment. Please continue to pray for recovery and for the chronic pain she is in. She has had two back surgeries in the past and is in so much pain and all crippled up not being able to stand straight. She is walking around by holding onto my furniture. Sweetie has been hiding under the bed all day but glad to see G.

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    • Sha says:

      I’m sure she is glad to be out of the hospital. I’ll continue to pray for G and for you,Gary and your daughter. Thank you for the update.

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    • Dee says:

      I’m glad to hear G is home with you jfp. Continuing to pray for you all.

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    • Pam says:

      You are good, do you know that? A good person. Now, lol because I can say this, with my physical issues, where sometimes I can hardly make it to get out of the bed, walk 15 steps to the shower, take a 3-minute shower, and get back to the bed without almost collapsing! I get a picture of all of you, except maybe the cat, in your house with those moving walkways and rails on them to hold on…sort of like toy train tracks kids runs all over floors. (Everyone, I’m joking! I think JFP understands that.) Sometimes I wish I had something like that. But mine would have a chair to sit on. “Deliver me to the kitchen. Deliver me to the orange couch next to the wood stove.. Only the wood stove is practically buried amidst the boxes and piles of furniture, still. 🙂

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Maybe you could hire a home health aid to help you unpack while you sit and give directions. My daughter is having one help her to pack.

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        • Pam says:

          I have my husband home health aid. I sit and give him directions. Sometimes he does it. Sometimes not. 🙂 🙂 Honestly, though, I am so grateful he is still a pretty strong man and likes to be active. I’m sure he never dreamed he would have to take care of a wife who is so limited. God bless him.

          Actually, one of the ladies who works in the church office and I have been emailing each other. She has offered help from, possibly, some of the women and the Knights of Columbus. I am thinking of what to ask help for. I think I am going to see if some of the men can help us get all the furniture and boxes out of the middle part and get it to temporary storage, so we can get the flooring down. Maybe some of those guys know how to put down the flooring and can help my husband.

          After that big project gets done, it’s a matter of giving away or selling the furniture and stuff we don’t need to keep, then arranging furniture and putting pictures on the walls, etc. There is a lot of painting, but most of that can wait a while.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Glad to hear. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  38. Pam says:

    Tweety reminded me to ask for prayer for our new neighbors, Dave and Carole. They have been here for many years. We just moved next to them a few months ago. They mostly keep to themselves and of the 10 houses going down our road (we’re at the top of the hill), they are the only ones who are permanently here besides us.

    Carole is battling a recurrence of cancer. Dave let me know a few months ago, when they began to make weekly trips to Chattanooga so that she could have chemo. Two weeks ago, they didn’t come home as usual. Carole’s kidneys started failing and they put her in the hospital. They weren’t sure what caused it and had to have different experts in. That got somewhat fixed, but then the chemo expert said there was no more use doing chemo. Now they’re back in TN to see another doctor to decide if radiation will be next. Dave is apparently the only caretaker and support for her. He has physical problems and chronic pain issues also.

    He is beginning to open up and talk a little. I feel very bad for both of them and now he will call and let me know how things are going. I try to get him to let us do some little things for them. He finally called me last week and asked if we could get some milk for when they got home. Yay! I keep telling him we’re praying. Could some of you also pray for them? Thank you.

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  39. Pam says:

    I had asked for prayer for the complicated process of getting one of my medications handled, since we left VA. We are still having to keep our VA doctor until we get a local doctor. Thankfully, after jumping through all the hoops, a friend was able to get a prescription filled up there for me from my doctor. The way things are going, I will keep having to go all the way to VA for periodic appointments with him.

    I need to get a doctor here. Up-thread I told about the pain clinic most of the local doctors try to funnel any patients needing pain medication to. It got raided and I think the doctor running it was arrested a few weeks ago. So two days ago, I called a local doctor’s office (third one) which a neighbor told me about. This clinic was supposed to be pretty decent and reasonable with patients. If you had a long medical history and had had one doctor monitoring you, a doctor who wasn’t in trouble or a quack, they would respect that. Well, no more. They told me they weren’t even taking new patients! They were “too full.” My neighbor saw their nurse practitioner yesterday. He tried to put in a word for me. She just told him that BECAUSE of the pain clinic getting in trouble, they aren’t taking anyone now who needs pain medication. Not the pain clinic — the other doctors! Way to handle the problem!

    Here’s the really odd part. When I called, I didn’t say anything about my medications or my illnesses. I just said we needed a local pcp or nurse practitioner. I mean we have to have regular blood work and regular physical exams. Now when I try to get in as a new patient, they’re asking me my name and birth date. I’m wondering if they’re checking in some national database. I wasn’t trying to be sneaky. We do need a pcp, not just someone to prescribe one medication. I was going to go in and talk face-to-face with the human being. Looks like these doctors won’t even let me in the door to see about all the other things I need a doctor for. Something is seriously not right here.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Pam, I am so sorry you are going through this. It has gotten so bad in many states. There is a data base of some sort where doctors can pull up what medications you are on to make sure you aren’t doctor shopping for pills. SMH.

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    • Sha says:

      My husband has to go to pain management to get his medicine and they drug test him all the time . He has had to jump through all the hoop’s , so I know what you are talking about. I’ll be praying it all gets better for you so you can get the med’s you need with out all that non sense.

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    • Dee says:

      Wow, I’m sorry you’re having to go through this nonsense. You’ll be in my prayers that this gets resolved and you can get proper medical care locally.

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    • angie says:

      Pitiful that doctors are not taking new patients because a quack was raided. Whatever happend to , “First do no harm”? Hoping and praying that you can find a doctor closer than VA.

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  40. justfactsplz says:

    When I had the blood clots they put in an IVC filter in me. It was supposed to be removed three months later. It has been thirteen months since they put it in. Putting them in is easy but taking them out is very risky and dangerous come to find out. They can break off and damage organs or kill you. My doctor has not been able to find a doctor in all of central Florida who will do it since they didn’t do the first surgery. It was done by a radiology doctor on an emergency basis. The longer the filter remains the harder it is to remove. If it is not taken out it will probably break up and cause problems later on.

    I have been having to undergo expensive pet scans every few months to check on this thing.
    Today my doctor told me she is going to try to send me to Shands Hospital in the northern part of the state and see if they will do the surgery. Shands is real well known and has a great reputation. Please pray this all works out okay. I feel like a walking time bomb. I see constant ads on t.v. about lawsuits over these devices where people have been hurt or killed by them. I don’t know what to do.

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    • Sha says:

      JFP – I’ll be praying for them to hurry up and get the IVC out and replaced soon for you.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you. If they can just get out they won’t put another one in now they know what they are doing to people. The blood thinner, Coumadin, I take will hopefully keep blot clots away.

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    • Dee says:

      That’s got to be scary. I hope Shands will take you. Praying for you jfp.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      I have never even heard of an IVC filter until your post. Of course we send our prayers up for you.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I had never heard of one either. They put it in the vena cava to try to catch and keep blood clots from reaching your lungs and heart during an episode of a lot of blood clots. Now it’s all over the t. v. about them.

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    • Pam says:

      Oh JFP, that is just so awful! I don’t suppose there is any way you can go to Mayo in Jacksonville. I’m sure you’ve probably already thought of them. I can just imagine what this does to you in the back (and front) of your mind.

      I take this shot every week, Enbrel. It’s for the rheumatoid arthritis. Without it, I could be in a wheelchair or worse by now. The thing about this medication is that it can kill people. I don’t even try to remember all the severe warnings that comes with this (several pages), and I’ve been on it for 15 years. But one big thing is you can get TB. And other things can just come and strike you down. It’s like Russian Roulette.

      I think I am going to start one of those formal novena prayers for you. I don’t claim any special “miracles” from God or anything like that just because I say a prayer like this. But it’s a way of putting my faith into action and reminds me to carefully formulate what I am praying for and to say it every day.

      May God bring you a solution, quickly, and someone to successfully handle this issue.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I may have passed the window of when it can be successfully removed while I was waiting on them to try to find a doctor who would take me. I was reading up on it and they like for it to only stay in 30 to 60 days. I wish I had never agreed to them putting it in.

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        • Pam says:

          Well it sounds like you didn’t get all the information. And the medical people, supposed to know it is a big deal, apparently weren’t aggressive enough. I have such a hard time with this kind of garbage going on. These are the bodies and lives of human beings they are dealing with! I realize they can’t get all personal with patients, but honestly, it’s not like fixing a darn car or dishwasher. Mistakes and not paying attention in the medical field are a whole different ball game.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Yes, they made it sound so simple when they put it in but then no doctor would agree to see me to take it out because they didn’t put it in. It was put in on an emergency by radiology doctor but they can’t take them out. It is maddening.

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    • angie says:

      Wow, that’s awful, jfp! Praying that Shands will take you.

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  41. Dee says:

    Once again asking for prayers for Ralph. He was having trouble breathing today and they discovered his lungs are filling up with fluid. They don’t know why, they don’t think it’s pneumonia. They’ve moved him back to ICU and are discussing intubation again. He will be so discouraged if he had to go back on a ventilator. He was making good progress too. Thank you.

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    • Dee says:

      So far, hasn’t had to be intubated, just the oxygen mask. He did spike a fever of 101.7 overnight so pneumonia is now a possibility.

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    • Sha says:

      I’m still praying Dee………..

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    • angie says:

      Gosh y’all have really been through it, Dee. My prayers continue for both you and Ralph.

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      • Dee says:

        Thank you both for the prayers. The fever has subsided, test results show no pneumonia. They’re doing a procedure today to draw some of the fluid off his right lung so he can breath more easily. They now think it’s left over fluid that built up in his body from the aneurism he had 2 months ago. They think it settled in his lungs because he’s been prone for so long. Hopefully he can be out of ICU and back in a regular room by the end of the week.

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        • Sha says:

          Tell Ralph to keep fighting Dee and we will keep praying. I want to hear you say he is better now and we can go home . I am looking forward to that day.

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  42. Ad rem says:

    Psst….the brand new Prayer Request – 9 is now ready….and without a second to spare. 😀

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  43. imprimipotest says:

    Prayers, please, for my wife who is declining with incurable Huntington’s Disease; and for me, a college prof. who lost my teaching position due to some pathologically warped ideological administrators.

    Blessings on all Treepers, the POTUS, and These United States of America.

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