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Justwant2Bhealthy
03-03-2013, 03:19 PM
:angel: Time to start a new thread ladies and gents ~

So much to pray for but looking back I see so many prayers have been answered in ways that have brought happiness and understanding into our lives.

God does hear our prayers and answers them in His will and in His time as we bring them to Him through His Son.

May the new year bring us here often to share our needs and pray for all who ask.

Many more blessings in 2013 are waiting for us ... :D


Justwant2Bhealthy
03-03-2013, 03:21 PM
CURRENT PRAYER LIST: ^Prayers^ continue for present needs ...

Thank You GOD, for the gift of Life and your awesome Love; Thank you GOD, for all the blessings you send our way; Thank you GOD, for hearing & answering our prayers for healing today; Thank you GOD, for doctors & surgeons & all medical helpers; Thank you GOD, for providing the best treatments & drugs & the funds to pay for them; Thank you GOD, for family & friends & Prayer Warriors; Thank you GOD, for your Mercy & Grace & Peace & Comfort & Hope & yes, even Joy during these trials we face; Thank you GOD, for our LORD JESUS CHRIST, by whose stripes we are healed; and Thank You GOD, for being such a faithful Father & Friend, one that we can trust & lean on each & every day ... Amen.


BARGOO ~ cancer has spread to her brain; getting radiation treatments now; prayers that they will work 100% for her as before; full remission; Peace & comfort at this time. Thanks & Praise GOD for our good friend.
Bargoo's Son(s) ~ DAVID: bless his marriage. One has diabetes too: prayers he will be able to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Bargoo's church member ~ Wendy & kids; DH commited suicide
URSULA ~ BROTHER in alcohol re-hab: please set this captive free; grief prayers; restore his health & family. May your Kingdom come upon him, and your will be done in his life.
GARY's SIL ~ SUE MILLER: had a stroke/clots; speech issues; prayers for healing, restoration, peace & comfort for SUE, husband KEN, and family. PRZ GOD, Sue is now back home in San Diego, CA; but still needs lots of therapy.
GARY MILLER ~ our dear friend is home with our LORD; and I'm sure he is praying for us all over there. Also prayers for his wife, ANGIE & family for strength & peace as well ... :)
GARY's sister, ANNIE (Denise) ~ surgery done on Nov 5th, 2012. Prayers for full remission.
GARY'S FRIENDS ~ young GAVIN, and JIM from the Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA -- who are both battling cancer at this time. We pray for GOD's mercy, and healing power in their bodies; plus for peace & comfort & the best treatments too.
GARY ~ DDF, MARK; re: soldier with PTSD (bad memories); prayers for all soldiers & veterans for protection & healing.
DANE ~ Washington state: serious blood infection; wisdom for doctors for best meds/treatments. Elder sister needs special care & healing as well.
KYLIE ~ 4 years old; needs new heart ASAP; Alaska.
ADELINE ~ little girl with health issues; Lutheran Pastor Henry's daughter in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Praize GOD she is doing better.
JIMMY ~ bone cancer; getting radiation in Pittsburg 2day; prayers for strength & healing; plus for peace & comfort for him & his wife too.
RACHEL (Rochelle Fortier) ~ young mother with cancer & laryngitis; plus all the other cancer patients in Owen Sound where I had my chemo treatments. Also pray for the doctors, DA, nurses, and medical workers in the chemo clinic/units for continued wisdom, kindness, and compassion. We are very grateful for their care & dedication to their patients; they matter to us more than they could ever know ... :)
SHERRI ~ battling breast cancer gone into spine; pray for wholeness & remission; peace & comfort for her/family too.
ROSE'S SIL ~ lung cancer; comfort & peace & healing; best treatments; wisdom for doctors; comfort for her brother (Rose's DH).
ROBERT ANNAND ~ has gone home to be with GOD; he passed peacefully in his own home.
BOB BLACKBURN ~ multiple myeloma cancer (second time) attacking his back, jaw, and hip; presently getting chemo treatments; peace & comfort & healing grace for BOB & his wife, Francine (for fatigue).
GEORGE WINGER ~ George passed away this past weekend; prayers for comfort and peace for his wife, Alverna & family.
JEAN GILES ~ passed away last night; PRAIZE GOD for his mercy. Prayers for peace for her family (the Betz's).
PAT BELAIR ~ PRZ GOD; Pat doing better; prayers for comfort & peace. Son needs to find special kind of work that he can do with his health limitations.
WILMA'S brother, LARRY ~ on chemo round #2 for tumors on his brain; prayers for healing/shrinkage/removal, comfort, and peace for all. At home again -- PRZ GOD!
MURRAY JAMES ~ Murray has gone home to be with our LORD; and is no longer suffering. Prayers for his wife (Linda) & family for peace, comfort and strength at this time.
ELVISLOVER ~ prayers cancer stays in remission; and would love to have a child soon.
KATHARINE MARGARET ~ 42 yy; Northern BC; advanced MS; in a nursing home. Has great care & her angel friend DAVID who visits her daily & helps so much. May GOD bless them both with his Loving Comfort & Peace always.
JULIE GOODWIN ~ PRAIZE GOD, Julie's health totally restored.
DANIS TOUTTIT ~ severe diabetes; she's doing well right now. PRZ GOD!
MAGGIE JUPP ~ Fibromyalgia & VERTIGO; depression; PRZ GOD, she's back home.
DEE ~ for AL, who has passed over; esp prayers for peace for his wife, GINA, and family ... :hug:
DEE ~ BOSS continues to recover from Mono; DEE herself for grief after losing her furry baby.
WENDALYN ~ her niece; continued good health.
DANIELLE ~ healing of emotional-response eating.
KAREN ~ her 2nd grandson (+ stepbrother); custody battle; kids OK & get bi-weekly visits with Mother. MISSY ~ PRZ GOD, knees are getting better.
KAREN's ~ son, MIKE: had seizures; doctors need wisdom for best meds. Prayers for good health; PRZ GOD for great friends & caregivers.
IRISWhispers ~ schooling osteo medicine/funding; part-time job.
BB PRINCESS ~ kidney stones; relief of pain & infections.
COLTON ~ 22 y/o; leukemia; had chemo; bone marrow transplant caused illness. Prayers for healing touch & peace & comfort for Colton & his family. Prayers for full remission.
JENNA C ~ 22 y/o; rare cancer: Rabdomyosarcoma; in hospital getting treatments; bless doctors with wisdom; prayers for healing, comfort from nausea, and peaced for JENNA & her family.
RONNI's Mom, JUNE ~ schizo-bipolar: needs to continue meds. PRZ GOD for successful hip surgery @ Mayo Clinic.
RONNI'S ~ mom's Christian friend, LEITHA: has gone home to be with our LORD; and family has peace -- PRAIZE GOD!
RONNI ~ multiple health issues; stress relief; MS: pray for remission & wholeness. Guidance regarding future/moving?
RONNI's DH ~ PRAIZE GOD -- His job/pension/benefits have been reinstated. Peace & safety at work. Needs direction regarding future?
RONNI's DS1 ~ PRAIZE GOD; this family is back together; alcohol issues; prayers for deliverance & healing. LORD, please set this captive free ...
PATTY H ~ back issues & Fibromyalgia: pray for remission; good nursing school grades.
PATTY's SON ~ heal ear infection & lump on bone; restore hearing; needs job.
TRISH ~ Praize GOD for improved home situation. PRAIZE GOD -- Toni's surgery was successful. Prayers for complete healing. Restoration of finances; blessings. Son's broken ankle to heal quickly.
LISALOU ~ finances: DH job at YMCA/or direction?
LOOSE SEAL ~ PRZ GOD: SIL with thyroid cancer/removed & contained; another SIL with aggressive breast cancer/tumor: chemo, radiation & surgery needed; contain C-cells; peace, comfort & strength for all.
TBMMOM'S ~ DH: recovery from heart by-pass surgery & depression; and healthier lifestyle choices FTDF ...
NELLY's Son's FIL ~ RANDY G. in Texas/56yy; at home now & returned to work. PRAIZE GOD for this amazing miracle!!!
NELLY'S FATHER ~ the beginnings of memory problems; his wife/stepmother & family need prayers about a house sale & family reconciliation.
NELLY ~ increased income: mechanic's garage; needs: personal, car, home, schooling. Spring & latter rains for a great garden this year; PRZ GOD: her heart is fine ... :)
NELLY's MIL, ELSIE ~ early stage breast cancer; options good. FIL: health issues too.
LAURA ~ sister's family need new place to live before December 1st. Hope you found one!!!
KITTYCAT ~ DH's real estate business in NY to pick up; more work for her as well (enuff to cover all their needs+); PRZ GOD for increases this year ...
BOOTSIE ~ cholesterol levels normal; David prayers for improved health; protection from wild animals; Thank You for rain for Bourke County, Texas.
BEVERLYJOY's SISTER in CA ~ severe back problem; recovering from her 4th surgery; prayers for merciful pain relief & complete healing.
TREADMILER ~ (SoCal) 46 y/o widower with 2 teens; would like to find a wife to share his life with; may God bring them together.
ROSEBUD's ~ BIL, TOM M; contain aneurysm; pain relief (mild lower back pain); better appetite; peace for his wife, Denise.
ROSEBUD's DAD ~ BILL S: praise GOD, he is doing well with the chemo & radiation (nausea meds helping a lot). Prayers tumor in abdomen shrinks for surgery in September. Wife *GRACE* had bladder removed successfully; please pray for relief of pain & adjustment to urine bag. Son, JEFF R; heart attack; stressed: he needs a job that isn't too physically taxing.
ROSEBUD's Brother, RPS ~ struggling: pain & loneliness, turning to alcohol again. Jesus, we pray for a release from this bondage to alcohol: please set this captive free; filling him with peace of mind, body & spirit through your blessed Holy Spirit. May he find comfort in loving family & friends, but mostly in YOU! May your Kingdom (Spirit) come upon him; and your will be done in his life. Bless him for the help he has been giving us all: gives him a sense of purpose. His knee is getting better on its own; so surgery has been postponed. PRZ GOD -- answers to prayer ... :)
ROSEBUD's DH ~ Alzheimer's; PEACE & Joy of Spirit; positive attitude/words; peaceful & healing sleep. May your Kingdom (Spirit/Love) come upon him, and your will be done in his life. May GOD grant him Serenity about not driving (he is getting better). Wisdom to handle moods. New meds are helping with his hallucinations & fears; PRAISE GOD!!!
ROSEBUD's SISTER & BIL ~ SIS: good health; BIL`s knee & back; PRAIZE GOD -- a positive answer came regarding future of home. PRZ GOD: house issues resolved well. PRZ GOD -- new work plan is going well. Special grace with her job, so she can retire with a full pension. Thanks.
ROSEBUD's ~ UNCLE GARNET has gone home; prayers for his family.
Rosebud's cousin ~ SHELLEY -- stress eczema; peace for all (daughter/DH).
Rosebud's cousin ~ CINDY S -- blood pressure back to normal; less stress & healthy lifestyle choices.
ANGELIC M -- lung cancer; had cancer surgery in ear to stop spread to brain; alcoholic: abusive alcoholic upbringing. Whole family needs healing & GOD's LOVE & Grace; compassion for one another & others.
ROSEBUD ~ PRAIZE GOD: 100 LB tumor successfully removed. "Preventative" chemo treatments are done & went very well. PRZ GOD for comfort all the way through the tuff times. Thanks for all the prayers too. Cat scan on October 7th & blood tests and see oncologist on October 17th; praying for clear results all round!!! Thanks so much, fellow warriors ... :hug:


Hope I didn't miss any; let me know ...

NOTE: while I believe GOD can find out who we are praying for -- please give us as much information as you can. For instance, their first name & last initial, and maybe the state or town they live in. I just think the more specific we can be, the better -- esp when we are praying for life-threatening health issues ... thanks!

1 John 5:14-15 ~ "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of him."

Jeremiah 32:27 ~ Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? ... NO!

Prayer of Protection ~ The light of God surrounds me, the love of God enfolds me, the power of God protects me, and the presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is.

We Thank You & Praize you, FATHER ~ for hearing & answering all of our prayers and petitions here today; we thank you for your Mercy & Grace, and for your Healing Power in our lives each day; in JESUS' name, Amen & Amen ...

I'm praying for you ...

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Justwant2Bhealthy
03-03-2013, 03:27 PM
:welcome: to our newest ALL FAITHS -- PRAYER WARRIOR's THREAD for the remainder of 2013 ~ I just noticed that we are over the 500 post limit once again, so we must start a fresh one at this time. Let us continue our prayers here for GARY, and everyone else who has made recent requests the last few days. Please feel free to post them in this new thread, so we can see them again ...

I have also posted a CURRENT PRAYER LIST here on page 1, so that you can go back to reference it anytime you like. This thread can get so long, so it is a handy feature to be able to just go there and see who needs praying for. I try to put as many requests in it as I can. Please send us updates so that we can keep it as current as possible as well.

Thank you all for your prayers for everyone here ... :hug:


Justwant2Bhealthy
03-03-2013, 03:56 PM
Thank you all so much. You have no idea what peace this forum has brought me since I found all of you.


ELVISLOVER ~ oh, I have said that many times ever since I came to this forum, as the others here well know. Over the years they have prayed for a leg that took 2 years to heal; when we were left homeless; DH's Alzheimers diagnosis, and other daily issues & healing; "numerous" family health issues, esp cancer; when buying our home; this WL/good health journey; plus my tumor and cancer issues; and now going through the chemo, just to name a few.

This place and these people mean a great deal to me; they have been with me, and prayed with and for me & my family so much over the last 6 + years. Their faithfulness and encouragement has helped me in untold ways; no-one but our LORD truly knows.

We do know how you feel; and the prayers will continue on and on until they are answered one way or another ... :hug:


TRISH ~ sending up ^prayers^ that your son's foot heals speedily ... :)

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I thought this recent post from ELVISLOVER was important to put in here becuz it shows just how helpful and important this PRAYER WARRIOR'S THREAD is to us, and so many other people as well. :angel:

elvislover324
03-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Thank you so much, Rosebud. Your post made me cry before I even saw the one you posted to me. The prayer list was beautiful, thank you for taking the time to post everyone and our prayer needs. I am praying for every single one there. God is good and he hears our prayers.

This thread has helped me so much with my mental/spiritual state which in turn helps me calm myself to focus on my weightloss. My weightloss is instrumental in helping my cancer issues and it's the one thing I can control as long as I keep myself focused.

Thank you Rosebud, you have no idea how very thankful I am to have met you and the other wonderful posters here.:hug:

bargoo
03-03-2013, 05:15 PM
If I haven't said it before I will say it now. I have tried going on a cancer website and checked out their chatrooms and various forums. It was too depressing I could not stay there. I find 3FC in general to be much more positive and uplifting and the Faith Based Support Group to be Christ centered and God believing and full of hope, not despair. My health issue is cancer but on these boards I have read of many illnesses and disabilities some much worse than mine. I thank God for 3Fc in general but Faith Based Support Groups in particular. God Bless every one who is or has posted in this forum.

ronni62
03-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Just want to update on our situations--
Leitha passed away, but her family is doing well. They know they will see her again when they join her in the LORD's holy presence.
DS1 and his wife are back together--they do still have some struggles. DS1 has been diagnosed bi-polar and must stay on meds and not have alcohol, which may be a contributing factor to their issues. His real mom is a bi-polar alcoholic who has refused any kind of treatment for either, so she sets a poor example of how to behave and be responsible, but DS1 just gravitates to her and her messes.
My own mom, June, is doing so incredibly well! Completely healed from her hip replacement. She also figured out that she's allergic to wheat and has been able to go off the meds for her bipolar schizophrenia and has had NO return of any of the symptoms. (There's a lot of research out there connecting mental health issues with food allergies-we just stumbled upon some of it awhile back and decided to take a leap of faith.)

Thanks for all prayers on our family's behalf. Like everyone says, this is the best place to go for support with everything, not just weight issues:grouphug:

One new prayer request--I have a friend from high school who's 22-year-old daughter, Jenna C., has been diagnosed with a cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. It has already metastasized to bones in her spine and hips. She is in hospital now (& has been for 2 weeks as she was so ill when she came home from college she could not even stand on her own) and will be for quite a while longer. She has had a couple surgeries already and has started very intense chemo 2 days ago, but is already having difficulty eating due to nausea. Please lift her and her family up in your prayers. She's a Christian who has a degree in Biblical Studies and works with little children in daycares and churches. Thank you!

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-04-2013, 12:00 PM
THANKS FOR THE UPDATES, RONNI ~ I had been praying for LEITHA right up to last night; happy that she is with the LORD and her family has peace. PRAIZE GOD that your DS1's family is back together: praying for deliverance from alcohol & related issues. Have added JENNA C to the current list above as well.


PRAYER REQUEST ~ for me -- I have been blessed with few side effects until yesterday; and had a bad outbreak of acne on the T-part of my face, but especially my nose and it is red, swollen, and sore. My uncle had the same thing happen from his chemo meds. I pray that my immune system will be able to fight back soon; at first, they suppress it so the meds can kill any cancer cells that may be there.

In the next few days, my immune is supposed to rejuvenate itself (from around the 10th day and on), so that should help a bit too, I think. I can always cover the acne up but it's the pain/swelling issues that are not pleasant. I am taking extra vitamins and eating extra stuff with vitamin A/E in it to try and help my skin issues too. Thanks everyone ... :hug:

elvislover324
03-04-2013, 12:55 PM
:hug:Praying for you, Rosebud.:hug: So sad you are dealing with those side effects, I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-04-2013, 09:13 PM
THANKS, EL ~ I appreciate that so very much ... :hug:


PRAYER REQUEST ~ could you put up a little prayer for my sister, Wendy -- for her job. She works for a major insurance company that is always getting on her case to do more and more work. She already does her own full-time job, plus they get her to do call-center work on top of that (answering calls). She's a trouble-shooter for her company; and she solves problems for them and other employees. She has always worked her butt off for this company; putting in untold hours of unpaid overtime for years and years, but they are never satisfied. She gets disheartened when they do this to her and could use some prayers ... THANKS!

bargoo
03-05-2013, 08:45 AM
THANKS, EL ~ I appreciate that so very much ... :hug:


PRAYER REQUEST ~ could you put up a little prayer for my sister, Wendy -- for her job. She works for a major insurance company that is always getting on her case to do more and more work. She already does her own full-time job, plus they get her to do call-center work on top of that (answering calls). She's a trouble-shooter for her company; and she solves problems for them and other employees. She has always worked her butt off for this company; putting in untold hours of unpaid overtime for years and years, but they are never satisfied. She gets disheartened when they do this to her and could use some prayers ... THANKS!

Rosebud, will keep Wendy in prayer, it is so disheartening to know we are doing our best and are not appreciated. Her immediate supervisor probably has his/her supervisor on his/her case to do better and is passing the workload down the line. Job situations are not always fair.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-06-2013, 01:46 PM
THANKS, EVERYONE -- for your prayers for my family and me. Still sending up continuous prayers for GARY that he will heal quickly and completely; no more infections, etc. :hug:

Lovegrovemama
03-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Hello everyone, I am new here but I am so thrilled to see there is a faith thread! I have a prayer request, please pray for my brother in Christ Jimmy. He's in the midst of terminal bone cancer. He has started some radiation treatments to prolong, which is effecting him horribly. He goes to Pittsburgh in the AM to start the heavy doses. We are praying for a miriacle and a healing over this man. God is good, I've seen my friends faith blossom in this trail and I am grateful for that. Please pray for his sweet wife, she carries a heavy burden on her shoulders. I ask also that you pray for my friend Sherri. She's been battling this devil cancer for years! She had a double mastectomy, then they found some in her spine. She's refusing further treatment at this point because of the side effects and is being riddled with it now. I pray she finds a church where people can love on her more fully, and of course I also pray for her healing, especially for her young sons.

Thank you so much for laying this before the God of Healing~Jehovah Rapha
God Bless you for your prayers...

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-07-2013, 05:54 AM
LOVEGROVEMAMA ~ have sent up ^prayers^ for JIMMY & SHERRI; and added them both to our current list for further prayers as well ... :hug:


PRAYER REQUEST ~ my SM (stepmother) GRACE is having surgery again today (for her bladder cancer); prayers it all goes well for her with minimal side effects & quick healing. Also, her son (Jeff R) had a heart attack in December; he is doing better now, but is stressed becuz he has been having trouble finding work. I know they both would appreciate the prayers; thanks!

bargoo
03-07-2013, 08:47 AM
Lovegrovemama. welcome and be assured all prayer requests are heard. Cancer is tough but my God is tougher.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-08-2013, 02:29 PM
UPDATE ~ on my UNCLE GARNET -- just want to thank you & let you know that my uncle went home to be with our LORD last night at 10 pm ... at the very same time that I was praying for him and others in our prayer list here. We serve a merciful and loving GOD, who allowed him to go home so that he wouldn't be suffering anymore. Garnet told my aunt that he felt that he didn't have long to live; he was right. Often people can sense it themselves.

He was very ill; and I could sense that he was very tired from what he was saying, so our prayers refected that for him too. He is now home with his wife, Peggy and at peace. They were my godparents as well, so I am very pleased that they were both believers. We are praying for his family and siblings to have peace & comfort during this time, as our family has had a lot of losses lately. Once again, thanks for all your prayers for Uncle Garnet over the years; and thanks to GOD for his infinite wisdom and mercy!

bargoo
03-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Rosebud, Uncle Garnet now has perfect health and no longer suffers.
I continue to pray for all that need a healing touch or have a need of any kind.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-08-2013, 05:32 PM
Thanks, BARGOO ~ Uncle Garnet was a brave soul, who fought the C-battle every inch of the way for untold years. He had several surgeries and more than several rounds of chemo (I lost count). Our prayers for him were answered again & again; and his life was extended for many years. I have always admired his tenacity, but know that he is at peace now.

Yes, we will always continue to pray for all health concerns & other requests posted here .... :hug:

PRAYER REQUEST ~ my aunt's niece, LAURIE in North Bay, is having surgery on Monday to remove 3 benigns tumors; I'm sure she would appreciate the prayers for her, her family, and the doctors/team, etc. Thanks ...

pattygirl63
03-08-2013, 11:32 PM
I've been busy past few days, but you all have been in my prayers.

Lovegrovemama WELCOME. Prayig for Jimmy and Sherri and their families as they battle cancer.

Rosebud Praying for Wendy. My sister went throught the same type of thing when she worked for 20+ yrs for an insurance company. She actually let her health go at times when she shouldn't have because no one else could do her job. She finally retired this past year and says she doesn't miss it at all. Funny thing is they said they woud have to hire at least 2 people to do the job she did when she left. They were always going to hire her a helper but didn't. Also praying for your family in the loss of your Uncle Garnet. It is so difficult when loved ones leave us to go home with the Lord because we have mixed feelings. We are happy for them because they no longer suffer here and we know the joyful time they are having with loved ones who have gone before them, but our hearts ache because we miss them. I often think of how wise it is for the Lord to have done things this way because it not only comforts us that they are with the Lord, but we also look forward to the day that we wil be with the Lord and seen our loved ones again. GOD IS GOOD AND EXTREMELY WISE.

Prayers continue for all.

EZMONEY
03-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Angie here with another update:
Gary was discharged from the hosiptal yesterday and is now at the skilled nursing facility. I think he will be there for at least 8 days, since he will be on antibiotics for that long due to the c-diff infection he got in the hospital. One advantage to the infection is that he gets a private room. He's on a feeding tube and a liquid diet right now, trying to get those calories to put back some weight. One step at a time...

Thank you again for your prayers and support and please know that I am also praying for all of you and sending thanks to God for putting such wonderful prayer warriors in our lives.

bargoo
03-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Angie, thank you so much ffor the report. Even though we have not met face to face I consider you and Gary to be my Christian brother and sister. I continue to keep Gary in prayer that he will have complete healing, I also pray for you, Angie and his entire family, I know this is stressful for all of you.

pattygirl63
03-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Angie I "ditto" everything Bargoo said. I think of y'all as my brother and sister in Christ. Always look forward to hearing an update of Gary's progress. Y'all are always in my prayers that Gary will totally recover and this will become a memory and a testimony of God's Goodness as He has walked through this with y'all. Please give Gary our love.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-09-2013, 03:47 PM
ANGIE ~ thanks for the update on GARY ~ ^prayers^ continue as his recovery progresses. Thanks to GOD as well for hearing & answering our prayers & supplications on GARY'S behalf .... :hug:


TRISH ~ thanks to you all for your prayers for our family. Yes, my sister has worked 35+ years for her company and your prayers have been answered already. She had some positive feedback come her way this week, and that was a blessing. PRAIZE GOD for answered prayers ... :D


^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :)

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Well, I've had few new side effects from my chemo this week; some more hot flashes but that could be from having the total hysterectomy too though they did say, you could feel warm. The last two days, I have been losing hair, first off my body and this AM, from my head -- so I will look at the wraps and scarves again when I go to the hospital this Monday for the prep exam and the chemo is on Tuesday, if all is OK.

My temperatures have been good; I take them twice a day (once in the am and once in the pm) to make sure there's no fever -- praize GOD that's been really good for me. The last two days, I have felt very tired. I was able to go for a walk as the streets/laneway were all clear, but I felt tired when I got back yesterday. My legs are holding a bit of water but I hope that goes away before the weigh-in on Monday .... ;)

Then overnight we had a big ***** storm, so it's a beautiful, winter wonderland out there with icicles and all. It does look pretty and we ran into a white-out on the way to the hospital for my weekly blood tests this am, but we were OK, and it cleared up for us so we were able to pick up a few grocieries before coming back home.

We could use prayers for our trip this coming Monday and Tuesday to the city hospital for the tests on Monday; and the chemo on Tuesday which is a very long day. It takes 5.5 hours just to put the chemo in; then we have a the drive there and back too. Here's a really nice hopefilled song that I found while checking out youtube this week ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWejcH0JWTc

THANKS, EVERYONE; ^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

bargoo
03-13-2013, 08:28 PM
Sorry about the chemo. I know it is tough about your hair, but Rosebud, it is only hair. it will grow back. When you get through all of this you will be healthy , with a new body and a great testimony of what God can do.
I don't mean to sound harsh about the hair, I understand , we women love our hair and if we have spent a long time letting it grow long and beautiful , it is tough to see it go.

pattygirl63
03-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Rosebud Sorry about your hair. I will be praying with you that it will grow back and be beautiful like the beautician at the beauty salon where I go. My beauticians Mom just finished chemo and radiation and her Mom wanted a perm this week. BB said she would give her a mild one and if her hair falls out shei'll go get her a wig. There are some really pretty ones out there if you want to wear them until your hair grows back. I agree with Bargoo it has to be one of the tough things for us women to go through because our hair is so important to us. I will keep you in my prayers, praying for safe trip to and from treatment and tests. And of course praying for your DH.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-13-2013, 10:33 PM
BARGOO ~ I didn't think you were being harsh about my hair. I know for a man, they usually keep it short, and it can grow back in about 2-3 months; but mine took many, many years. I agree that in our society a woman's hair is considered her glory; even the bible says that -- but I KNOW it will grow back in again; and have even been planning how I will style it later on as it grows in. Many people say it will come back in even nicer than before; so that will be a blessing. One lady I know decided to keep her hair short afterwards, and I may not grow mine quite as long next time either -- we'll see. :hug:

TRISH ~ THANKS, I saw a really pretty head wrap and some lovely long, wispy scarves that would look nice and rather exotic, I think. I plan to check them out in a couple of places I saw them. I thought of the wigs too; but may just go with the wraps, we'll see. I guess I'd have to see how they look on me first, but I had a friend who had chronic hair loss, so she had two wigs that she switched back and forth. They looked so natural that you couldn't tell that it wasn't her hair.

I find it harder how long it takes to get all the chemo rounds done; can't wait for it all to be over with so I'm praying the LORD grants me His divine patience. It is sad to lose my hair; but it's more concern how I will look, it's not the hair itself that is difficult for me. I am doing quite well with it all, but I am human and it's only natural to feel this way. Not to worry, GOD has granted me a wonderful peace through all of this; and I am so very grateful for that. :D

THANKS for your prayers and words of support & encouragement -- they are very appreciated ... :hug:

bargoo
03-14-2013, 08:36 AM
Rosebud, Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God , which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

ronni62
03-14-2013, 09:45 AM
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but know that you are all in my prayers. I have been reading, but just not posting. Prayers continue for healing and patience, for Gary and his family, and everyone else's needs mentioned.

Rosebud-sorry to hear about your uncle, but glad you knew he was saved and is now with His Lord and Savior. The family has also been in my prayers. Also, like everyone else said, I know it will be hard to lose hair, but it will grow back and no matter what...you're still the beautiful person you've always been, because everyone can see it glowing from inside:hug: I'll be praying for your upcoming chemo.

Update on Jenna...she was able to go home from the hospital for a couple days, but the side effects of the chemo are pretty bad-she's experiencing a lot of nausea, plus her calcium levels went too high and she's now back in the hospital. Her chemo is very aggressive due to the nature of her cancer and that it's also in the bone marrow. Please continue to pray for this young lady and her parents and siblings (brother and twin sister).

Thank you all! God bless!

bargoo
03-14-2013, 11:16 AM
rommi, I will continue to pray for this precious girl that she will have complete healing. Praying aslo for peace for the family Please note the scriture I referred Rosebud to,. Phillipians 4:7

pattygirl63
03-14-2013, 06:06 PM
ronni Will contiue the prayers for the young girl and her family. I don't know much about cancer and especially not about anything concering bone marrow. I'm equally sure the docs have looked at everything. However, I will mention this anyway. Years ago before I met or knew my Pastor, he had a type of cancer that required some sort of bone transplant. He came close to dieing before they reallized he needed one, I guess. However, it turned out that his younger brother was a match and saved his life. I don't know if something like that even applies to Jenna, but I thought of it when you mentioned she has a twin sister. Will definitely be praying for her and family.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-14-2013, 08:17 PM
THANKS EVERYONE ~ for your prayers and words of support & encouragement; they mean a lot to me ... :hug:

RONNI ~ prayers continue for JENNA and her family. You know, this happens a lot when taking chemo. My uncle's potassium levels kept going too high on him, and I have to watch my B=vitamin intake -- some is OK, but too much has negative side effects for me.

BARGOO ~ yes, that's one of my favorite verses and is in my little notebook of encouraging verses that I keep near me every day. I also have praise and healing verses in it; and two pages of thanks and gratitude to start things off right from the start! :D

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours, as always ... :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-15-2013, 09:35 AM
PRAYER REQUEST ~ My AUNT sent me a few requests for relatives and friends ... MRS. JEAN SKIDMORE has been diagnosed with cancer; JEAN GILES has cancer as well; and NORM BOUVIER has pneumonia and sepsis infection -- this can be very serious. Please pray that our doctors can find the cause and the right meds to help NORM and anyone else who gets this condition. Another fella only 40 years old got this and died from it here, leaving behind a young, grieving family. THANKS, WARRIORS!!!

PLUS, I just got a call from my Sil that our Bil, TOM MOOREHEAD, is having his second cataract surgery today; they will be leaving shortly to go to the city for that. I know they both will appreciate prayers that all goes well for TOM, so his sight can be restored -- and we THANK GOD that the first one went well too!

Here's the link to the ANGEL song that I put in the Encouragers Thread -- I thought it would be nice for other Prayer Warriors to hear, as I think you are all angels too ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvDBjNG_pws

pattygirl63
03-15-2013, 01:26 PM
Prayers going up for MRS. JEAN SKIDMORE & JEAN GILES for doctors to have wisdom treating them successfully so they can be cancer free; and NORM BOUVIER has pneumonia and sepsis infection docs to have wisdom find the cause and treating with the right meds to help NORM and a quick recovery and for TOM MOOREHEAD to have successful surgery and recovery.

bargoo
03-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Prayer needs are many but God is able.
Praying that all needs be met.

EZMONEY
03-16-2013, 01:09 AM
Another update from Angie:
It's been a week since Gary was discharged from the hospital and has been in skilled nursing. He got pnemonia and an infection in his bloodstream. The anitbiotics seem to be working and he is getting a little stronger everyday. He looks forward to his daily physical therapy. We're just trying to stay positive and take it one day at a time. He gets antibiotics, I get vodka!!

Renee3
03-16-2013, 06:20 AM
Continued prayers for all in need......

pattygirl63
03-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Thanks Angie. Continued prayers for you, Gary and family.:hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-16-2013, 05:46 PM
THANKS, ANGIE ~ for the update on GARY; sorry to hear that he has pneumonia as well, so we are upping our prayers for that and the infection as well as for strength & complete restoration of his health in general. Prayers for you & and your family too ... :hug:


Sooo, we had to cut my hair yesterday as it was so fine and falling out so fast that it turned into a tangled mess (resembling a rat's nest, I'm sure). ;) My heart was in the right place, but Locks for Love couldn't use it becuz of that. I am now sporting an interesting bob; my sister did the best she could since she isn't a hair dresser -- and it isn't knotting up anymore at this length (just below my ears). I have some bald spots in places, so just moving it around for now. Later on, this bob will turn into a pixie cut, then I don't know what after that ... :shrug:

PRAIZE GOD, I had great fortune when we went shopping after my blood tests on Wednesday, and found 5 nice head wraps at a Trading Post of all places. They just happened to have them in the hair accessories section. They had every imaginable color, so I am all set there. I saw a young male singer on the net wearing one -- seems they are becoming a popular hair accessory these days.

THANKS so much for all your prayers for us, and our family & friends, etc. Prayers continue for you and yours too ... :hug:

bargoo
03-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Rosebud, sorry Locks of Love didn't work out but you will certainly be blessed for you intent . I think you will look quite striking with your headscarves. I do see people wearing them who don't actually need them, they might have hair.
The most important thing is your health and you and your doctors are doing everything necessary there. I continue to pray for complete healing for you.
Also praying for other requests that you and others have requested. Praying that Gary will be healed of pneumonia and this infection and that cancer will be completely gone.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-19-2013, 04:56 PM
PRAYER REQEST for me ~ my chemo had to be cancelled and postponed this week becuz my blood platelets are too low. They were 229 but fell down to only 60 which is way under the normal level of 150. If we fall under 100, we can't have the chemo. So, I have to wait a little longer until my body can recover the normal levels again. Plus, they will also be reformulating my chemo meds to help with that too.

I also have to take a higher IRON supplement as it is quite low as well; and I have to put my legs up more, as they have been swelling up more from the chemo. Next Monday, we'll check the levels again and have chemo the next day, only if they are up again. I appreciate your prayers; thanks so much.

Here's that lovely song I told you all about in the Encourager's Thread; it's about our LORD. I am putting two versions in as I think they are both lovely; enjoy ... :hug:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KXp5nGBre4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXZYiyB1L4

bargoo
03-19-2013, 07:31 PM
Thank you for the songs , you are right they are both beautiful. I am praying that your blood platelets will be up where they should be for chemo. Praying that all side effects from chemo will be lifted so treatment can continue.

Karen31
03-22-2013, 10:53 PM
Rosebud-- sorry about the locks of love but God knows your heart was there. I will keep you in my prayers that the blood platelets are up and you can continue with your chemo. I just listened to both of the songs you posted and loved them both. I shared them on my facebook page. Thanks so much.

Prayers continue for all.

Renee3
03-23-2013, 06:49 AM
Continued prayers for you Rosebud....

pattygirl63
03-23-2013, 04:43 PM
Thank you for the songs , you are right they are both beautiful. I am praying that your blood platelets will be up where they should be for chemo. Praying that all side effects from chemo will be lifted so treatment can continue.

I agree with Bargoo in this prayer for you Rosebud.

Prayers continue for all.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-24-2013, 10:16 AM
KAREN ~ this is the newest PRAYER WARRIORS THREAD for 2013, as the other one was over 500 posts. Here is that link to that lovely song and video sung by Michael Smith that you posted in the old thread yesterday ... :hug:

http://www.andiesisle.com/breathe.html

Karen, also please take a look at the song called "Beautiful" in the March Christian Encourager Thread -- it is so lovely and is a Christian song written for anyone facing challenges & self-esteem issues in their lives. I really love it and feel it fits right in with our WL journey here -- so much so, that I also posted it with a message in the "Emotional Eating: How to Heal" thread; and I sent it out to many of my friends and relatives too.


THANKS for all your prayers for me/us; they are very appreciated at this time. I managed to find a drugstore open yesterday; and finally am taking my iron pills (have to take 3 x 300 mg a day, which is a lot!) On Monday, we will do some testing; and we will know by the afternoon whether we are doing the chemo on Tuesday or not -- hope I didn't start them too late but maybe it wouldn't be delayed more than 1 week.

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

pattygirl63
03-24-2013, 03:38 PM
Please pray for my Daddy and Step-Mother. She has demintia... maybe more Alzheimer's. She is at the point my almost 90 yr old Daddy just can't take care of her any more and it is difficult for him to leave her for any length of time. Daddy still works 2 or 3 days a week. She has accidetly started fires that not only puts him and her in danger but it also puts the whole apartment complex in danger. He has tried to tell her kids what is going on and he needs help with her, but they seem to ignore him. My sister and her family who live there and his pastor are trying to get Daddy to put her in a home so she will be safe and get 24/7 care. This is very difficult for him. Please pray that the Lord will help everyone concerned especially Daddy and Step-Mom as they seek God's wisdom and guide them to make the right decisions. Thanks.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-24-2013, 03:39 PM
PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE ~ We just got a call from my stepmother (GRACE) that they had to rush my DAD to the hospital today -- they think that he may have pneumonia, which is hard on someone who is 80 y/o. As you all know, he just lost another brother (GARNET) recently, and that is very stressful. GRACE asked for prayers -- so thanks very much, Partners ...


Also my niece (Crystal) could use prayers for her domestic life right now too, thanks! :hug:


HI TRISH ~ we must have been typing at the same time; am sending up prayers for your DAD & STEPMOTHER at this time. I know how they feel; this is one of the hardest things to ever have to deal with and the thought of putting your SO into a home is extremely difficult, so I know how he feels. You have all this guilt and feelings that you are abandoning them, and more; it is so hard to explain -- well, it is heart-breaking becuz I am sure your DAD is trying to hang on for her sake, so she can stay at home with him (I am in the same situation). It is so hard on the care-giver -- in many ways. Prayers continue ... :hug:

BTW, thanks for all your prayers for JEAN GILES; she passed away last night. Our Father in heaven is such a merciful GOD; I know she is at peace now. Prayers for peace & comfort for the family would be appreciated.

pattygirl63
03-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Rosebud Thanks for those reminders to me. I took care of an aunt (Daddy's aunt really) and I do remember how hard it was when I had to put her in a nursing home. I had always said that I would not, but I was working a good 16 hrs a day. God was so good that I would go by the house from one job to another to catch her just in time to keep her from hurting herself. I just couldn't take care of her and work and I had no one to help me. Her roommate had Alzheimers and I saw 1st hand what the nurses and social workers would tell me. I felt I had to go buy and see her once a day (maybe for me more than her althought I felt it important for my aunt to see me). The nurses would tell me she doesn't know if you were here today or not. One day I was there when her roommate's hubby was there. He wasn't gone 5 minutes when she told me how her husband didn't care anything about her because he never came to see her. Although I knew that, I still it was important for a lot of reasons for me to be there to see her at least once a day and more when I could.

I talked to Daddy today. Her son who lives close by is there to visit with them and watch a game with them. Daddy sounded good, but it was as if nothing was wrong. So not sure what is going on in his mind. I'm sure he couldn't talk to me with him there. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts.

Will be praying for your Dad and niece and for Jean Giles family. Of course, you and DH are in my prayers always.

elvislover324
03-24-2013, 05:59 PM
Prayers for all. :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-24-2013, 09:42 PM
TRISH ~ the best thing you can do for your DAD is to be there to just LISTEN -- and as a support to lean on for the tuffest days. He may have no intention of putting her into a home until he can't bear it anymore (that's my plan too); and trust me, there have been some extemely difficult days like that for us here already.

Yes, he may just need to vent a bit, but not wish to talk in front of her family; as he may not want them to be hurt by that or think he is putting her down. My DH's family kept saying things like "well, he can't help it" ... well, I KNOW THAT! I was just sharing our day with them, but they took it the wrong way (becoming defensive for him), so now I don't say anything to them; and that can be very isolating for the caregiver.

Plus, you don't always get any practical help from the family of the ill person. That is why I am so glad that I have my family to help me. What would I have done trying to deal with my tumor surgery and recovery; and the chemo trips & treatments, and try to take care of him too? How would I have managed that on my own? Not possible really. :(

We have been trying some new strategies and natural remedies -- and we are actually seeing some improvement in him. So far, we have been giving him coconut oil every day in his cereal and a B-50 complex vitamin twice weekly, plus a few nights something mild to help him sleep (only on the nights when he hasn't slept well for days and is exhausted). He has meds for his anxiety and depression from his doctor too. We have to realize that there is no cure for Alzheimers; these things are just to help him feel better each day, and have a better quality of life.

He is now accepting that we can't go home until my chemo is done; and that we won't be buying a car any time soon. PHEW! So some things are getting through, for now at least. We still have some tuff moments each day, but things are a bit smoother overall; and at this point, any improvements seem to make a huge difference for everyone. Plus, I'm sure all the prayers being sent up for him/us are helping a lot too. PRAIZE & THANKS TO GOD for that!!!

So, thanks for all your prayers -- they are very needed, and very appreciated ... :hug:

BTW, I got a call from my SM, GRACE, that my DAD is back at home tonight; they believe he has an infection in his lungs and have him on antibiotics for this. Prayers needed that they will work and his health will be restored once again; thanks!

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-25-2013, 04:43 PM
Sooo, my CHEMO is back on for tomorrow AM @ 9:00 o'clock. We will be leaving xtra early as my brother has an appt @ 8:30 AM for his bad knee. This way we can all go together to the same hospital. My blood platelets are back up to 115 which is OK for chemo (they must be at least 100). I am now taking my iron pills -- 900 mg a day ... wow, that's a lot, but if it works to get my iron and blood cell levels back up, that's great.

I am also wearing compression stockings on my lower legs, as the chemo makes them swell up a bit more than usual. They felt OK for most of the day, but now the right leg is complaining a bit, so I can take them off for awhile and put my legs up for a rest.

We would appreciate prayers for the trip, the weather, and the chemo of course: for minimal side effects, esp nausea. THANKS so much ... :hug:

bargoo
03-26-2013, 08:20 AM
Rosebud, praying for your chemo that there will be minimal side effects, no nausea. I pray also for a safe drive.
I pray also for your dad that his health will be restored.
God know all needs and I pray for the mighty healing touch for all requests.

ronni62
03-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Prayers said for all...God bless:grouphug:

Renee3
03-26-2013, 05:22 PM
Rosebud...hope all goes well for you and your family....continued prayers...

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-26-2013, 11:05 PM
THANKS, EVERYONE ~ The chemo went well; and the only side effects I got are some hot flashes. Then tonight, I got a red rash on my neck and face. I may have over-exerted myself a bit, or it could be an allergy to the drug mix. Now, I hope it isn't too serious and goes away over night; and I just want to rule out any other possibilities like drug/vitamin interactions.

I dug out my allergy sheets and they are listed for my chemo drug. I checked my temps and they were OK, but if it persists tomorrow, I will report it to my nurse. The sore muscles and swelling in my legs are both side effects of the drug; so we are addressing that too. The compression stockings really seemed to help today.:D

So, I really appreciate your prayers about these symptoms. They feel mild right now and they have options to manange most of them. Sometimes they may have to re=formulate your chemo mix when allergies happen. THANKS once again for your prayers; and thanks to GOD for getting me through all this with such peace and calm and mild side effects. :hug:

EZMONEY
03-27-2013, 11:56 PM
Angie here:
It's been a while since I posted an update. It's been a battle for Gary, one that has taken a toll on him. He is coming home tomorrow on hospice care. We will give him comfort care in the comfort and famaliar surroundings of his own home.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and please know that you are in my prayers as well.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-28-2013, 04:26 AM
HI ANGIE ~ THANKS SO MUCH for the update about GARY ~ we all pray for him, you, and your family each day here. I know he is going through a lot -- as I was quite sick when I came home and thank goodness (and GOD) that I had my family around me to help me recuperate too. I don't know what I would have done without them; and may GOD BLESS them mightily for their love and sacrifice.

It hasn't been easy for them either, esp having to deal with my DH at the same time. Sadly, he's not what they call a gentle Alzheimer's patient -- let's just say that he's a bit of a challenge. We are leaning on GOD's strength every day for him. The caregivers often get forgotten, but we are lifting you ALL up in prayer too, as we know quite well that you need it too.

We continue to pray for GARY that he will recupe fully, but after GOD & PRAYERS & HIS LOVING FAMILY, his best allie right now is rest and time. Glad to hear that they feel he is well enuff to go home with some hospice care and we hope that the pneumonia is going too. He's been down a tuff, long road, we well know. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL with His healing power and strength each day ... :hug:


BTW, I awoke with some short bouts of nausea in the night last evening, but they haven't returned. I had a good day healthwise with just some of those hot flashes that last only a short while -- hey, that's not too bad and I'm so grateful for that, and all your prayers for me/us here. I cannot tell you how much it means to know that we have so much support. THANKS AGAIN, and may the LORD BLESS YOU ALL!!! :hug:

bargoo
03-28-2013, 07:38 AM
Angie here:
It's been a while since I posted an update. It's been a battle for Gary, one that has taken a toll on him. He is coming home tomorrow on hospice care. We will give him comfort care in the comfort and famaliar surroundings of his own home.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and please know that you are in my prayers as well.

Angie, my heart goes out to you today, I pray for the peace of God to surround your home at this time.

cbmare
03-28-2013, 11:11 AM
Angie here:
It's been a while since I posted an update. It's been a battle for Gary, one that has taken a toll on him. He is coming home tomorrow on hospice care. We will give him comfort care in the comfort and famaliar surroundings of his own home.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and please know that you are in my prayers as well.

Angie, I hope he will have an uneventful and comfortable trip home to begin his recoup in your loving care. May God wrap all of you in loving arms.

elvislover324
03-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Angie here:
It's been a while since I posted an update. It's been a battle for Gary, one that has taken a toll on him. He is coming home tomorrow on hospice care. We will give him comfort care in the comfort and famaliar surroundings of his own home.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and please know that you are in my prayers as well.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

elvislover324
03-28-2013, 11:20 AM
THANKS, EVERYONE ~ The chemo went well; and the only side effects I got are some hot flashes. Then tonight, I got a red rash on my neck and face. I may have over-exerted myself a bit, or it could be an allergy to the drug mix. Now, I hope it isn't too serious and goes away over night; and I just want to rule out any other possibilities like drug/vitamin interactions.

I dug out my allergy sheets and they are listed for my chemo drug. I checked my temps and they were OK, but if it persists tomorrow, I will report it to my nurse. The sore muscles and swelling in my legs are both side effects of the drug; so we are addressing that too. The compression stockings really seemed to help today.:D

So, I really appreciate your prayers about these symptoms. They feel mild right now and they have options to manange most of them. Sometimes they may have to re=formulate your chemo mix when allergies happen. THANKS once again for your prayers; and thanks to GOD for getting me through all this with such peace and calm and mild side effects. :hug:

I hope you are feeling better. I think about you all the time and all you are dealing with. Keeping you in my prayers. :hug:

ronni62
03-28-2013, 05:13 PM
Angie & Gary-Thanks for updating. Know that you and Gary and your entire families are in my prayers. Our hope and faith is in our Lord. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs for you all.

pattygirl63
03-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Angie & Gary-Thanks for updating. Know that you and Gary and your entire families are in my prayers. Our hope and faith is in our Lord. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs for you all.

Will continue prayers for Gary, you and your family. Please give Gary our love. He is such a precious man.

bargoo
03-29-2013, 08:24 AM
Rosebud, I haven't been ignoring everybody, it is just that my heart is saddened by Gary's news. The Lord has laid an old somg on my heart, here is the chorus. Gary, this is especially for you.

"Oh, that will be glory for me.
Glory for me , glory for me.
When by His grace, I shall look on his face.
That will be glory, be glory for me."

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-29-2013, 10:46 AM
BARGOO ~ we understand. While I may not understand your medical system and terms, we will still continue to lift GARY, and ANGIE, and family up in prayer at this time. It would to be so nice for GARY to be at home with his family around him. I am ever the optimist and will not give up on our prayers for him -- and as he would say, "MAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE".

Today, we celebrate the day that our LORD JESUS CHRIST was sacrificed on a CROSS OF LOVE, so that we all may be reconciled in perfect friendship with GOD; be forgiven for all our sins & mistakes; be allowed to live in GRACE from this day; and to be welcomed into heaven and home when we leave this place.

What a glorious gift; what a glorious Day; and we recall the words that were spoken of JESUS and this Day in the book of Isaiah 53:5 "... HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS; HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES, WE "ARE" HEALED."

ISAIAH 3:10 ~ "Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings." My verse of hope for GARY today ... :hug:

bargoo
03-29-2013, 11:12 AM
Rosebud, I continue to hold you up in prayer, for your physical health and also wisdom and strength as you cope with your husband's Alzheimers. I am sure this is a heavy burden for you.
To all others, if I haven't mentioned you by name, I do pray for all requests that are posted.

cbmare
03-29-2013, 11:46 AM
Rosebud, I haven't been ignoring everybody, it is just that my heart is saddened by Gary's news. The Lord has laid an old somg on my heart, here is the chorus. Gary, this is especially for you.

"Oh, that will be glory for me.
Glory for me , glory for me.
When by His grace, I shall look on his face.
That will be glory, be glory for me."

What a wonderful song. While I've been away from the board for a very extended time, I have made some friends along the way. I count you, Bargoo, as one of them. I just wish we'd gotten together before you moved several hours away.

Gary's news is very disheartening. For those of us who have met him it really tugs at the heart strings. We had lunch with Gary and Angie when we went down to San Diego a few years ago. What a wonderful fellowship we had. The two of them are so precious together. You can see it in their eyes and they way they speak. I've been praying like crazy for them. Bless their hearts.

For the rest of you, especially ones dealing with Alz, my prayers continue. BTDT and it is a long slow painful goodbye.

I hope everyone will have a safe holiday.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-29-2013, 11:53 AM
* RAISE THEM UP *

Raise him up, Lord Jesus
Raise him up -- today
Raise him up, Lord Jesus
Show him your mercy & grace

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise her up, Lord Jesus
Raise her up -- today
Raise her up, Lord Jesus
Show her your Love once again

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Show them your power & strength

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
Show them your power
and love and grace
And raise them up again!

Written for GARY MILLER, Easter Friday/2013; Raise him up, LORD JESUS -- Raise him up. Our LORD will raise him up one way or another: either to heavenly glory or back to us once again. As GARY, himself, always says ... May GOD's will be done (that is, whatever is good & right & best for all). In Jesus' name, we ask and pray ... Amen and Amen. LDSL/Feb 29/2013.

bargoo
03-29-2013, 01:00 PM
* RAISE THEM UP *

Raise him up, Lord Jesus
Raise him up -- today
Raise him up, Lord Jesus
Show him your mercy & grace

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise her up, Lord Jesus
Raise her up -- today
Raise her up, Lord Jesus
Show her your Love once again

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Show them your power & strength

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
'Cuz this is the Day
the Lord has made ...
So, raise them up again!

Raise them up, Lord Jesus
Raise them up -- today
Show them your power
and love and grace
And raise them up again!

Written for GARY MILLER, Easter Friday/2013; Raise him up, LORD JESUS -- Raise him up. Our LORD will raise him up one way or another: either to heavenly glory or back to us once again. As GARY, himself, always says ... May GOD's will be done (that is, whatever is good & right & best for all). In Jesus' name, we ask and pray ... Amen and Amen. LDSL/Feb 29/2013.
That is beautiful, Rosebud, did you wrote it ?
What a marvelous testimony if it is God's will to heal Gary and restore him to perfect health.
On the other hand if it is God's will to take Gary to his heavenly home I am sure he will hear the words "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-29-2013, 01:11 PM
That is beautiful, Rosebud, did you wrote it ?

YES, I wrote it earlier this morning -- I have been writing songs & poems since my teenage years. I'm glad that you like it ... :)


PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE ~ I just came in to request prayers for my nephew, JOSHUA KNIGHT, whose appendix burst on Wednesday; he had emergency surgery and is in recovery on antibotics. He is still having some nausea/fever at this point, so needs more prayers. His mother just called to ask for prayers for him. THANKS SO MUCH ... :hug:

bargoo
03-29-2013, 01:48 PM
Rosebud, Joshua is on my prayer list praying for a complete recovery.
Rosebud you have a wonderful talent for songwriting. Have you ever had anything published ?
I don't write songs or even sing in public, except in congregational singing but for some time I have had songs come to me , seemingly out of the blue, oftentimes they are songs I haven't 't even thought about in years or don't know very well. I usually just go around singing them to myself. Recently it has come to me that I am supposed to share them so that is what I have been doing lately. I hope they help someone.
About Gary's song, his family should see it, I am sure it would mean a great deal to them,. I don't know how to do that IM, Facebook ? I am not sure if they check those things.

pattygirl63
03-29-2013, 05:03 PM
Rosebud The song for Gary is so sweet and I pray that God will heal him and raise him up here for God's Glory. He has been on my heart so all these months. Our precious man at our church went home to be with the Lord almost 4 weeks ago. I know it is a great Blessing for them whether the Lord raises them up here are if they go home to the Lord. However, we want them to stay with us. I know our precious Lord will do what is best for Gary. He is such a precious man and such a witness for our Lord as was the man in our church. My heart goes out to Angie and the whole family that the Lord will comfort them and give them peace.

Will be praying for a quick recovery for your Joshua and prayers continue for you and your hubby as well as all the other prayers here.

bargoo
03-29-2013, 06:02 PM
What a wonderful song. While I've been away from the board for a very extended time, I have made some friends along the way. I count you, Bargoo, as one of them. I just wish we'd gotten together before you moved several hours away.

Gary's news is very disheartening. For those of us who have met him it really tugs at the heart strings. We had lunch with Gary and Angie when we went down to San Diego a few years ago. What a wonderful fellowship we had. The two of them are so precious together. You can see it in their eyes and they way they speak. I've been praying like crazy for them. Bless their hearts.

For the rest of you, especially ones dealing with Alz, my prayers continue. BTDT and it is a long slow painful goodbye.

I hope everyone will have a safe holiday.

It is too bad we never got together. I am glad you liked the song.I remember when you were able to meet Gary and Angie. I wish I would have been able to meet Gary. I am still praying for Gary and his family it is all so sad.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-29-2013, 06:58 PM
I know it is a great Blessing for them whether the Lord raises them up here, or if they go home to the Lord. However, we want them to stay with us. I know our precious Lord will do what is best for Gary. He is such a precious man and such a witness for our Lord as was the man in our church. My heart goes out to Angie and the whole family that the Lord will comfort them and give them peace.

TRISH ~ Yes, totally -- couldn't agree more. It is our hearts desire that our friends and loved ones stay with us as long as they can, but GOD is so very compassionate and merciful to them, and to us too. This is probably one of the hardest things in life to learn and accept, esp as a Christian. Our prayers continue for all ... :hug:

BARGOO ~ THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR JOSHUA; and your kind words. I love to write simple praise songs that are easy to remember, plus I have some that are more wordy and philosophical, of course (deeper). I have a nice mix of fun and serious; some Christian and some with social messages; a nice variety. I feel the Holy Spirit of GOD gives them to me at the right time, as they are needed -- for me and others too.

No, I haven't had any published, but who knows; maybe some day. I'd love to share them so others can be helped by them. My BIL is a musician, and my sister sings, plays guitar, and does photography -- they have a dream of a Christian project for GOD, and I have offered them my songs and poems to go with. All in the LORD's timing, I think ... :hug:

EDIT2ADD: CBMARE ~ thanks for your prayers and kind words of support & understanding ... :)

ELVISLOVER ~ thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts ... :hug:

Karen31
03-31-2013, 11:01 AM
WHEW!! Happy Easter everyone! He IS Risen Indeed!! I just found the new thread--- I was so lost and couldn't figure out why no one was posting--- Prayers continue for all and I will get back and read all the posts that I have missed later--- getting ready for church and then Easter dinner with family at my sisters home!! So glad that I found you again!!!

Gary and Angie-- just want you to know I continue to pray for you everyday! God Bless you and your family.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-31-2013, 11:10 AM
HI KAREN ~ Yes, I noticed that some people were having trouble finding the new thread, so I had a moderator close the old one. We have to start a new one after 500 posts. Maybe I should have numbered it or something like that, but I did put a green arrow hoping that you all would notice it ... ;)


Hope you all have a wonderful EASTER SUNDAY today ... :hug:

pattygirl63
03-31-2013, 04:11 PM
Our precious Risen Lord is soooo Good. I prayed all week that the rash I had would be well enough for me to go to church today and Praise God I was able to go. Wonderful celebration of our Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. I loved what our Pastor said today as he spoke of how there is no Christianity if you don't believe in the resurrection. His Dad and a few men in our church have gone home to be with the Lord this year. So many times we say "I lost my loved one, etc" He said "My Dad and those who have gone on are not lost. I know where my Dad and those (he named the men) they are. They are in Heaven". What a blessed statement. I remember years ago going to visit my Mama's grave with my Daddy and sisters. They were crying and still grieving after such a long time. As I walked up the walk wondering what was wrong with me because I didn't feel like they did. As I asked the Lord about it, I looked up into the sky and it was as if the Lord let me see my Mama standing with Him and He spoke to my heart "Your Mother is among the living, she isn't among the dead". Oh the peace that gave me because I had the assurance of where she is. We do have Wonderful and Might God.:)

I too thought of Gary and Angie and their family today. They are on my heart and in my prayers so much more these days. I pray being home his own surroundings and those loved ones around him will lift his spirit and give him the strength by God's Grace for his recovery. He is such a wonderful witness to so many and has blessed and touched the hearts of so many of us. Never met you Gary but you are a blessed brother who has meant so much to me as you have to all of us. I pray you and your family have a blessed Easter.

Prayers continue for everyone.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-31-2013, 05:35 PM
I loved what our Pastor said today as he spoke of how there is no Christianity if you don't believe in the resurrection. His Dad and a few men in our church have gone home to be with the Lord this year. So many times we say "I lost my loved one, etc" He said "My Dad and those who have gone on are not lost. I know where my Dad and those (he named the men) they are. They are in Heaven". What a blessed statement. I remember years ago going to visit my Mama's grave with my Daddy and sisters. They were crying and still grieving after such a long time. As I walked up the walk wondering what was wrong with me because I didn't feel like they did. As I asked the Lord about it, I looked up into the sky and it was as if the Lord let me see my Mama standing with Him and He spoke to my heart "Your Mother is among the living, she isn't among the dead". Oh the peace that gave me because I had the assurance of where she is. We do have Wonderful and Might God.


TRISH ~ yes, I had a similar experience at my mother's funeral -- she was a strong Christian lady and I kept thinking, "She's not here; she's in heaven!" I had such a sense of peace ...

This is the whole message of the RESURRECTION -- becuz HE HAS RISEN, we can know that we will too. We will live on in the next life with GOD, OUR LORD JESUS, and all our loved ones & friends.

Our family has been hit hard with cancer, as you all know; and we have lots of loved ones who have gone on before us. So we rejoice today that they are all living and well, and at peace, in our heavenly home above; and we will see them all again!!! PRAIZE GOD!!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!! :cool:

bargoo
03-31-2013, 06:12 PM
I had a friend who would say, My Father lives in San Jose my Mother is in Heaven rejoicing. What a wonderful thought,
We had a wonderful church service today. Topic of Pastor's sermon. Jesus Lives.
After service anyone that wanted, and most did, could stay and join in singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel 's Messiah. What magnificent work of music that is.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-04-2013, 11:13 PM
PRAYER REQUEST ~ I had the chills & a fever today, so I had to go to the hospital -- turns out that I was dehydrated from not eating and drinking since the AM when we went shopping. You know, you plan to be home for lunch but it takes longer than you think. So prayers that my temperature stays under 38.0 C (or 100.4 F) from now on. The next 3 days are important becuz that is when my blood platelets can drop too low, which also can cause fever too.

I also have to start carrying water, and face masks, and sanitizer & wipies for my protection, whenever I go out anywhere. I literally have no immune system anymore, so I am very vulnerable to every virus/bug out there. THANKS, WARRIORS!!!


PLUS, My BIL's Mother -- DONNA MORTON ~ was out for a walk today and was hit by a car. She suffered a broken wrist (a re-injury which they can't operate on becuz of her age), has a sore back, and hit her head on the ground/road. She is quite shaken up; and was traumatized & frightened by the incident as she is 89 y/o. I know the lady who hit her feels terrible too.

I need my temperatures to stay normal so that my BIL can go stay with his mother for a few days; then my sister will take me to the local hospital if that ever comes up while he is away. THANKS AGAIN ... :hug:

ronni62
04-05-2013, 08:44 AM
Prayers going up for you, Rosebud, and your BIL's mom-very scary! Take good care of yourself and keep yourself protected from the bugs everywhere. :hug:

Karen31
04-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Prayers going out for you Rosebud . I'm praying hard that your fever goes away and stays normal and also that your BIL's mom feels better very soon. Gosh it could have been so much worse. ALso prayers for the lady who hit her... I'm sure she feels terrible.

Gonna Get There Soon
04-05-2013, 11:21 AM
New to this thread, but love all the positive energy. My dh and I have been struggling with our faith. He is a new Christian ( baptized two months ago!! hurray). I have been a Christian since childhood, but cannot say that I walked the walk.
Lately, now that our children are getting older and I am at a new stage in my life, I'm finding that God has been calling me to live better. Not just in how I eat or treat my body, but in how I raise my kiddos and how fruitful I am to the Kingdom of God. The Bible talks about fruitfulness and that faith without works is dead. I don't want to be cut off from the vine because I ignored the calling......I think about that a lot. My husband feels like he isn't good enough for God. He feels he is always falling short. I think we are under attack. I feel like we should be rejoicing and praising God for everything He has done in our lives. But instead, I seem to be living in fear and doubt.
I would really appreciate some prayers. We have five kiddos two boys 7 & 11 and three girls 9, 10, and 12.
Weight loss is going good for me. I feel more dedicated than ever. Sometimes I feel like I pour more energy into my vanity (weight) than I do God......
RoseBud- I will pray that your fever goes down and infection stays away. I will pray your platelet levels dropping don't cause a fever.
God Bless.

bargoo
04-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Rosebud, praying that chills and fever will go way and that your temp stays down. Praying that those platelets will not drop too low.
Praying that Donna will soon recover from her injuries.
Gonna Get There Soon, Welcome ! Praying that you will be blessed in your Christian walk.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-05-2013, 09:54 PM
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS ~ my temps stayed under 38.0 C today -- yay! My left calf is bothering me with swelling, redness, and soreness (I had broken it in the past). Either I have aggrivated it or the chemo is causing it, or both; so I am praying that it will heal completely, once and for all.

DONNA is still in the hospital for observation, but is doing well. The doctors also told her that it was a miracle that she wasn't hurt more. Her grand-daughter feels badly becuz she was going to drive her home but had to go somewhere, but her DAD tried to help her see that the accident wasn't her fault. We are praying that GOD will take away all fear & guilt, and give them all peace (including the young lady driver).

:welcome: GONNAGETTHERESOON ~ Thanks for your prayers. So glad that you joined us here. That's another thing that is great about our GOD, he coaxes us along gently. Remember that all negativity comes from the world and youknowwho. Tell your DH that there are some easy things he can do for the LORD that don't cost any money or require any special skills -- anyone can share GOD'S LOVE with others; anyone can be a PRAYER WARRIOR; and anyone can be a CHRISTIAN ENCOURAGER. These three things only take a little bit of your time. Love can be shared by just a smile. Prayers only take a minute. Lifting up another Christian takes only a positive word.

Plus as you and your DH are studying GOD's word, you can learn just how much GOD loves us all. Start with the book of JOHN -- there are many in there. GOD loves us in spite of our imperfections; and JESUS provided the way to wipe away all our stains. Once you take JESUS as your Savior, you become a part of the family of GOD; and you are under a special grace as His children. Read His word, do your best, and let GOD do the rest. Sending up prayers for you and your family for protection from oppression ... :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-06-2013, 11:58 AM
UPDATE ON DONNA ~ our information was a little off as can happen in these situations. Donna is finally home now, but apparently is in a lot of pain at this time. She has a lot of bruising on her body from the accident. She says the pain meds they gave her to take at home aren't helping (in the hospital she was on morphine), so she needs prayers for pain relief at this time.

I don't know why they won't give her something more substantial than tylenol since at 89 years old, she isn't likely to become a drug addict or anything like that -- and she is a Christian lady to boot. So, we'll ask the LORD to intervene on her behalf. The insurance has agreed to supply homecare help for her though -- Praise GOD! Thanks for your prayers.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-06-2013, 01:58 PM
PRAYER REQUEST ~ we just received a call from my DAD concerning his wife, GRACE (SM) -- that her cancer has spread so quickly that she has to have her whole bladder and part of her liver removed very shortly. Needless to say my DAD is very worried about losing her (after losing one wife already); and his health has declined so much in the last year that he finds it difficult just to sweep the patio off. So GRACE needs prayers for a successful surgery and we will let you know when that will be; and my DAD could use comfort prayers at this time.

ALSO, we just received more GOOD NEWS that the insurance is going to pay the costs for DONNA to go into a special home to recover fully with 'round the clock care. We call it respite care here. Interestingly, it is the very same place that she had wanted to move into if she couldn't stay in her apartment anymore. When she is better, she can go back home again. :)

I think as our family members age, their health is becoming more fragile and we all will need more prayers for them, so THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS -- they are very appreciated.

bargoo
04-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Rosebud, keeping your entire family in prayer that Grace will have a successful surgery and be restored to health, that you Dad will find peace and comfort as well as strength.
Praising the Lord that Donna will have the care she needs and insurance will care for costs.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-06-2013, 06:50 PM
THANKS BARGOO ~ I think you'd like to know that my DAD called himself to ask us to pray for GRACE; that is a significant spiritual leap for him. I know he believes (but plays it down at times) and has said the Salvation Prayer with GRACE; but before this, he would never ask for prayer. He would call and tell us their issues, and we would all tell him that we would pray for them and he would thank us. This is the first time he has called and asked for prayer; and he was obviously very distraught. GOD sometimes allows things to happen, and uses these circumstances, to encourage spiritual growth for everyone involved becuz HE loves us, but He is also very patient like a good Father should be ... :hug:


EDIT2ADD: BTW, thanks for your prayers for my legs -- they are feeling so much better today. They are still a bit swollen (the chemo makes that worse), but the pain has subsided. Can't tell you how much that helps. It seems whenever I come here and ask you all for prayers -- my symptoms get better. PRAISE GOD!!! :D

ronni62
04-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Welcome to Gonna Get There Soon! Glad you found us! This is a great place for support & prayer.

Rosebud-prayers continuing for you and your Dad, Grace, and Donna. At times, I'm sure it seems as if you and your family have become targets of the evil one, doesn't it? I know we've felt that way over the last few years. I'll keep praying and praying.

Prayers continue for all other requests also, especially Gary and family & Bargoo. God bless!

I need a prayer or 2 myself-over the last week or so, I've been having new reactions to something I've eaten, including hives, dropping blood pressure, and heart palps, so I just need prayer to figure out what's causing it. I've narrowed it down to corn, chocolate, and almond milk, but need patience and help to figure out the next thing I have to eliminate. Thanks, everyone!

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-07-2013, 08:44 PM
THANKS RONNI -- yes, you could almost think that, couldn`t you? I shared with my sister and BIL that we are really being tested at this time. I really feel that GOD wants us all to learn to TRUST HIM during these tuff times. We know that they will come eventually, as we all have friends and loved ones that are aging and/ getting ill. It is sometimes hard to understand and accept though; many people, Christians included, seem to think that bad things won`t happen to us. The truth is that they will -- JESUS, himself, warned us of that; but HE also promised that HE would be with us through these trials. HE will also answer our prayers as well: in some way, one way or another, they will be answered! HE IS FAITHFUL & TRUE!

I know my BIL said tonight that with so many calls with bad news, he was a bit depressed, so we all are praying for him too. Actually, we have also heard lots of good news too, so we have to learn to focus on the positive as well. This reminds me of the Israelites in the wilderness; what will you focus on? The negative or the miracles of GOD? It is obvious GOD has not abandoned us; HE is still answering our prayers. His daughter wanted to know why GOD allowed her grandmother to be hit by a car; that`s a tuffy, isn`t it? Well, circumstances came into play there, but thank goodness, her injuries were mild. Our prayers for her were answered; turns out she did have stronger pain meds, but just hadn`t been given them yet. :shrug:

MORE GOOD NEWS -- Another one is that our nephew, JOSHUA, is well again and back at home; my DAD talked to him yesterday on the phone. We`ve been hanging on threads here so will have a talk with my sister about that; I know she was really worried about him. She felt so bad becuz she had thought that he just had a bad stomach flu like his Dad had at the time. PRAIZE GOD, he was in the hospital when the appendix burst and he received immediate care. He`s a real sweetie that one; and we are so thankful he is OK!!!

Also, DONNA is out of the hospital and at her daughters house. She is going home tomorrow and they will be arranging for a homecare nurse to go in to help her with personal care, etc. BIL will be going down to see her this coming weekend. More GOOD NEWS!!! I see all the positives and answered prayers here.

As for GRACE, she is the one who has been deciding on her care, but now the doctors say that they must take the bladder and part of the liver out. My DAD is worried and that is understandable; but we have to have the same faith that GRACE has -- she has put it all in the LORD`s hands. She has been a strong Christian all her life and has a lot of faith. She also accepts GOD`s will in her life and circumstances. Like you, now we just pray and pray and pray ... :)

Praying for you too -- that you will find out what food is giving you that allergic reaction; and that you will heal soon. :hug:


And, ^PRAYERS^ for everyone else continue, as always ... :hug:

pattygirl63
04-08-2013, 12:09 PM
I praise God for the good reports and continue prayers for the needs of each and everyone.

Karen31
04-11-2013, 02:37 AM
I just read on Gary's Facebook page that he went home to be with our Lord tonight. My heart is heavy with sadness. RIP Gary, we will always remember you. My prayers are with Angie and her family tonight.

elvislover324
04-11-2013, 06:56 AM
RIP Gary. God bless Angie and their family. So sad for them.

BillBlueEyes
04-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Rest in peace, Gary. Our thoughts are with Angie and your loving family.

midwife
04-11-2013, 09:13 AM
Godspeed, EZ. You will be missed. Sending love and prayers to Angie and the kids.

pattygirl63
04-11-2013, 09:14 AM
So sorry to hear of Gary's leaving us. I won't say we lost him because we are blessed to know that he is home with Jesus, but he will be missed. He is such a precious man and we love him. Now our prayers go out to Angie and family for our Father to comfort them and give them peace. So difficult to have to give up a mate, parent etc and the pain we feel is so deep. However, the wonderful memories they leave with us lives on in our hearts forever. I am thankful for the opportunity of knowing him here on this thread and the way he touched my heart spiritually.

I had not said anything before because I didn't want to discourage anyone. But the precious man in our church who Gary reminded me of so also went home to be with the Lord about a month ago. Two of our precious brothers no longer in pain and rejoicing with the Lord today in Heaven.

GOD IS STILL GOOD!!!

Prayers continue for all.

ronni62
04-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Rest in peace, Gary. Prayers continue for Angie and their whole family. We loved Gary. He was such an inspiration here and will be missed by all of us. My heart is heavy, but I know he fought the good fight and is home now with his Savior. One day, we will all meet in person and be able to rejoice together, but, for now, we mourn for his loss and pray for his family.

annie175
04-11-2013, 11:24 AM
I don't post here often but follow the thread. God Bless Angie and the family...rest in peace Gary.

happy2bme
04-11-2013, 12:22 PM
I too have been following from the sidelines once I heard about Gary's illness. I wish him peace at last and hope that somehow his family and friends will be able to overcome their grief and take comfort in the memories of this wonderful guy who touched so many of us. I didn't always agree with him but you could see that he loved a good chuckle and was the picture of encouragement and comfort with a heart as big as can be. We could use a few more Garys in this world.

bargoo
04-11-2013, 12:30 PM
My heart is heavy today with Gary's passing but I take comfort that Gary is in the arms of our precious saviour.
I pray that the family that he cherished so much will find peace.

EagleRiverDee
04-11-2013, 12:42 PM
I am saddened to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a presence here, especially in these prayer threads. My thoughts and prayers are with his family today.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Indeed, our friend GARY, had a huge presence here ~ many people loved him and were blessed for knowing him. While we are sad to see him go, we rejoice that he is with our LORD (as he is), and at peace. Still sending up ^Prayers^ for ANGIE and their entire family & all those who loved him & will miss him. GOD'S will was done, as GARY would wish; for now our friend does not suffer, but rejoices forever -- PRAISE GOD! :hug:

EDIT2ADD: as someone else said, we look forward to the day that we will meet GARY in person in heaven above. He had mentioned that to me once a long time ago ... We will miss him here: he was a Prayer Warrior (he started the thread), a Christian Warrior, a Family Warrior, a Church Warrior, and a Brave Cancer Warrior -- and he will be remembered for his great sense of humor, and for his love for others too! :D


*** LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ***

What a fellowship, what a joy divine
Leaning on the everlasting arms
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Safe and secure from all alarms
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Leaning on the (His) everlasting arms!

Oh how sweet to walk, in this pilgrams way
(While) Leaning on the everlasting arms
Oh how bright the path, grows from day to day
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
(While) Leaning on the everlasting arms
I have blessed peace, with my Lord so near
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Safe and secure from all alarms
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Leaning on His everlasting arms!

bargoo
04-12-2013, 01:51 PM
Indeed, our friend GARY, had a huge presence here ~ many people loved him and were blessed for knowing him. While we are sad to see him go, we rejoice that he is with our LORD (as he is), and at peace. Still sending up ^Prayers^ for ANGIE and their entire family & all those who loved him & will miss him. GOD'S will was done, as GARY would wish; for now our friend does not suffer, but rejoices forever -- PRAISE GOD! :hug:

EDIT2ADD: as someone else said, we look forward to the day that we will meet GARY in person in heaven above. He had mentioned that to me once a long time ago ... We will miss him here: he was a Prayer Warrior (he started the thread), a Christian Warrior, a Family Warrior, a Church Warrior, and a Brave Cancer Warrior -- and he will be remembered for his great sense of humor, and for his love for others too! :D


*** LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ***

What a fellowship, what a joy divine
Leaning on the everlasting arms
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Safe and secure from all alarms
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Leaning on the (His) everlasting arms!

Oh how sweet to walk, in this pilgrams way
(While) Leaning on the everlasting arms
Oh how bright the path, grows from day to day
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
(While) Leaning on the everlasting arms
I have blessed peace, with my Lord so near
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

-- CHORUS --
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Safe and secure from all alarms
L e a n i n g ... l e a n i n g
Leaning on His everlasting arms!

Amen

Karen31
04-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Thanks for sharing that with us Rosebud. Those words means so much

EZMONEY
04-13-2013, 12:30 AM
Angie here:
Thank you all so much for your prayers these past months during Gary's battle with cancer. He fought to the end, but finally was able to let go and pass into the arms of our Savior.
He passed very peacefully at home surrounded with his family.

This maybe very forward of me, but I've had many people ask... I have set up a webpage for donations to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Gary and I have participated in this event for the past three years. This year I participate without him. It's going to be tough.
If you'd like to make a donation in Gary's memory, let me know and I will send you the link.

EagleRiverDee
04-13-2013, 06:32 PM
Angie-

Thanks for the update. I would be interested in the Relay for Life link. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

God Bless-

Dee

ronni62
04-13-2013, 09:03 PM
Angie-I'm also interested in the link. We've been supporters of the Relay for Life in the past and would love to give in honor of Gary. God bless you and your family. You're in my prayers.:hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-14-2013, 12:17 AM
ANGIE ~ thanks so much for coming by and filling us in at this time. Sending up ^prayers^ for you and your family as well ... :hug:

bargoo
04-14-2013, 07:42 AM
Angie, I appreciate you taking the time to keep us posted. I saw your Relay For Life on Facebook and I do intend to donate.

EZMONEY
04-14-2013, 06:19 PM
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/garymiller

Above is the link to The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Gary and I walked the 2am to 4am shift of this relay for the past 3 years-- we were the only ones crazy enough to take that shift. It was actually kind of fun...
It will be lonely doing it without him this year, but I'm sure his kids and most of the rest of his family will join me.

I cannot begin to thank you all for your prayers and support these past months. It has really meant a lot to me and to Gary.

3FC was a big part of Gary's life for the past 11+ years. He used to joke that he was a "yoga widower". There were times when I thought I was a "3FC widow"!!

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-14-2013, 06:35 PM
There were times when I thought I was a "3FC widow"!!

:lol: ANGIE ~ I can certainly understand how you might think that too. We certainly enjoyed having GARY here. He blessed many people over the years with his wonderful sense humor, quick wit & writing skills, support & encouragement, plus love and prayers. He will be greatly missed for sure.

^Prayers^ will continue for you all, esp during that Relay for Cancer. What day is that held in the US? We have them up here in Canada too and even in our little town. I wonder if it is held on the same day. Several of our family members have had cancer -- both parents & Aunts & Uncles: some are survivors, some were blessed with extended lives, and some have gone home. Our lives have been touched by this disease a lot (starting with our mother when I was 17 y/o), including myself and our friend, BARGOO here plus many others (and GARY & his family too). It seems almost every week that I receive an email about someone else we know that is battling the big "C" and needs prayers ...

So, my DH & I have supported the Cancer Society and the run in the past; and plan to again. Who knows -- maybe some day I could even participate a little as my walking gets better. I look forward to it. In the meanwhile, we'll do what we can ... :hug:

BTW, EVERYONE ~ we will be going to the city tomorrow for my chemo exam/tests; if all is well, we will go back the next day (Tuesday, April 16, 2013) for my #3 round of CHEMO. I would really appreciate prayers for travel mercies and that my blood platelets are OK; and of course for the Chemo Day itself. Thanks so much ... :hug:

bargoo
04-14-2013, 07:33 PM
Angie, thank you for sharing Gary with us. He has been a great blessing to me and also has given me some good laughs. I have admired his Christian Testimony and his devotion to his family. God Bless you and your family .

Bootsie
04-15-2013, 10:08 AM
I never knew Gary personally but knew his soul over the internet. A wonderful soul he had and now lives with our Lord Jesus. My heart cries for his soul was and is always my friend. He as Rosebud picked me up a many of times with their unconditional love , thank you Lord for bringing Gary and all here into my life and making a good difference in my life. God bless you all. Thank you Lord for sharing good people, you love, with me and others. Will miss you Gary but got a feeling, your helping the Lord by looking over all your family and this site, your workers, friends and guiding with wisdom and insight and Jesus love. You truly made a good difference in my life.

bargoo
04-15-2013, 08:37 PM
Praying tonight for those injured in Boston, and praying for family and loved ones of those that died.

Karen31
04-15-2013, 08:40 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people and runners that were injured in Boston today. So very sad!

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-15-2013, 10:34 PM
BOOTSIE & BARGOO ~ beautiful thoughts and sentiments about GARY for which we agree wholeheartedly. I also believe that he and others who have passed over may very likely work with our LORD and angels to pass on wisdom & help to family, friends, co-workers, and favorite causes, etc.

I have had dreams that indicate that this is so; and I know that is what I would want to be doing when I pass over to the next realm -- helping others even more with the amazing insight and awesome power that GOD will share with us when we are there. Oh, what possibilities ... :cool:


We went to my exam today and it's a go for CHEMO ROUND #3 tomorrow at 8 am 'til early afternoon. Boy, we have to get up really early for this one, but early in, also means, early out too. My blood platelets are still a bit low -- 109 and normal is 150; but I can still have the chemo if they are over 100 but my oncologist is adjusting the meds again by 10% to try and compensate for that and to see if it helps.

Would appreciate prayers for travel mercies; and that my blood platelets stay up better this time. Plus that all other side effects are minimal, esp no fever, infections, viruses, and nausea, etc. I am so grateful for all your support and prayers -- and I know they are helping. Thank you all so much ... :hug:

bargoo
04-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Heavenly Father.grant Rosebud a safe trip to her chemo session. I ask , too that her blood platelets do not fall to low so that she may have her chemo.Asking that her chemo will not cause her a lot of side effects, no fever or infections or nausea. Asking this in the precious name of Jesus.

evilwomaniamshe
04-16-2013, 08:48 AM
My heart is sad today coming here and reading about Gary's passing, EZ, may you rest in peace my friend. I will miss his chatter around the boards, he was such a great family guy, funny, kind, caring, spiritual, personable guy & he always made me smile & laugh on this forum, he called me "Evil" and I will always remember him dearly with fond memories! Angie my deepest sympathies to you & yours, God bless. In honor of the 5k, I will wear my comfiest biker boots & do a long walk in memory of dear Gary, being he liked my style in boots, these boots were made for walking! When I am done with my walk, I will stop by a bar for a cold brewski taking one for team Gary! I miss you already bud, RIP.

Whether it be a man or a woman suffering with a terminal illness, this is a neat story for all the spiritual folks here & I thought I would share it with all of you.
______________________________________

Woman and the Fork
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with
a terminal illness and had been given three months
to live. So as she was getting her things 'in
order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to
her house to discuss certain aspects of her final
wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the
service, what scriptures she would like read, and
what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing
to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered
something very important to her.

'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly..

'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply?

'This is very important,' the young woman continued.
'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not
knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman
asked.

'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,'
said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told
me this story, and from that time on I have always
tried to pass along its message to those I love and
those who are in need of encouragement. In all my
years of attending socials and dinners, I always
remember that when the dishes of the main course
were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean
over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite
part because I knew that something better was
coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish
apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'

So, I just want people to see me there in that
casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to
wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to
tell them: 'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to
come.'

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he
hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would
be one of the last times he would see her before her
death. But he also knew that the young woman had a
better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better
grasp of what heaven would be like than many people
twice her age, with twice as much experience and
knowledge. She KNEW that something better was
coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young
woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was
wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over
and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's
with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of
the conversation he had with the young woman shortly
before she died. He also told them about the fork and
about what it symbolized to her. He told the people
how he could not stop thinking about the fork and
told them that they probably would not be able to
stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for
your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that
the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare
jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you
to succeed. Cherish the time you have, and the
memories you share. Being friends with someone is not
an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.
Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND...and
I'll bet this will be an Email they do remember,
every time they pick up a fork!
And just remember...keep your fork!
The BEST is yet to come!
God Bless You

bargoo
04-16-2013, 09:02 AM
Wendalyn, thanks for sharing this inspiring story.

wilma12
04-16-2013, 01:19 PM
I've been away a while and was so saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I have been praying for him and his family daily. I will continue to pray for Angie and his family. He will be missed.

Bootsie
04-16-2013, 05:42 PM
Praying for you Rosebud. It is so hard for you I know I watched my friends go through treatments , much love sent your way. It is always good to see you Wilma and I too guilty not coming here as often as I need too . Many unseen but loved friends here. Bargoo praying here also.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-16-2013, 06:18 PM
THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE ~ I know that some of you have very busy lives, and so I appreciate it all the more that you take out time to pray for me and my family. My CHEMO went really well today; just had mild symptoms (nausea and tinny taste and that funny whoozines but they all only lasted for a minute or so just at the beginning. The rest of the day, I felt perfectly well and strong. PRAISE AND THANKS TO GOD for answered prayer and a great trip today.

Now the really hard time is over the next two weeks (esp the second; around the 10th to 14th days) as the side effects get worse at that time as the chemo meds take the most effect at that time. PLus I found out the reason that I have been feeling so hungry and gained some weight is from the steroids we are taking with our chemo; they cause extreme hunger and cravings, so you eat. That's good for some people, but not for others.

I was told not to worry too much but will be seeing a dietician next time I go for some tips, but I think I already know what she will say. I saw a diabetic counsellor who pointed out that a few prepared foods that I was eating had way, way too much salt. So I have to eat more natural things instead; so I'll be on the hunt for that; that includes more veggies, salads, unlimited fruit, and unsalted natural snacks.


WENDALYNN ~ THANKS SO MUCH for that lovely story; so touching and inspirational and something that I believe in so much as well! THE BEST IS REALLY YET TO COME ... :angel:

Recently I was sharing with someone how JESUS offers us a kind of peace the world does not and cannot offer -- that is a kind of Divine Serenity and Holy Tranquility (and it comes from God's HOLY SPIRIT). They help us get to the point in our spiritual growth/walks where we have learned through some tough life experiences -- TO LET GO AND LET GOD ... and TO TRUST HIM IN ALL THINGS!

To ACCEPT HIS WILL IN ALL MATTERS -- that is to do & allow what is good and right and best for ALL OF US in any given situation, esp regarding illness and death; and to RECOGNIZE HIS SOVEREIGNTY AND POWER in all aspects of our lives, becuz GOD is bigger and more powerful than us; and HE can do more than we could ever imagine -- HE has so much more in store for us in our next life. As Saint PAUL said, "We cannot even imagine what GOD has in store for us there" pp. 1 Corinthians 2:9 -- "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

Here's a link to a neat song about this subject ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LonOTKVmkeo

So while these kinds of illnesses are very difficult -- we are not defeated. While we may be broken-hearted, we are not hopeless; while we may be disappointed, we are not destroyed; while we are sad, we are not forsaken; and though we grieve, we are comforted, so that we may comfort others ...

GOD IN HIS INFINITE MERCY sometimes takes us home to heaven, to rescue us and our families from prolonged suffering -- which includes grieving both before and after their passing. So then, we pray and ask GOD to prepare them and their families for their passing therefore, I ask for a pain-free, peaceful transition back home.

They are not asleep; they are at peace. They are not suffering; they are healed. They are not alone; they are in heaven with all their loved ones who have gone on before; and with GOD, our loving Father; and with JESUS, our faithful Saviour & Friend.

They are not dead; they are TRANSFORMED, just as our LORD was ... Remember ~ HE IS RISEN! Our LORD rose on the third day, to show us that we will too. So, REJOICE; REJOICE; and again I say, REJOICE! For GOD'S EVERLASTING LOVE & MERCY & GRACE ... (((HUGS)))

bargoo
04-16-2013, 06:31 PM
I went for a 5K walk yesterday. Some of you know Gary had started a 5K (3.1 Miles) walk, exactly 5 years ago. Another thread suggested that those of us that wanted to do it again in Gary's memory. I did it yesterday and as I walked I was singing a chorus to an old song....

Oh! That will be glory for me
Glory for me, Glory for me
When by his Grace
I shall look on His face
That will be glory
Be Glory for me.

Karen31
04-16-2013, 07:56 PM
Rosebud-- saying prayers for you and hoping the side effects are minimal for you. I think about everyone here a lot and I know I don't take the time that I should to let everyone know how much you all mean to me.

Bargoo-- I also did the 5K in honor of Gary. I wasn't even concerned about time--- just wanted to reflect on all the nice, crazy, fun things that he has posted here on 3fc for the last 11 years.. It was a nice walk.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-18-2013, 07:07 AM
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS ~ I really did well this time; again only mild side effects at the start for just a few minutes; and that is awesome. Felt good and strong since then as well. I awoke the night of the chemo day, singing the song, "HE TOUCHED ME -- and made me whole" -- that was so comforting to me.

My DAD & GRACE are up and we went to see their cottage nearby for the first time; and had a light dinner and lovely visit. We will see Dad & Grace again today as they will be staying up for a few days. GRACE's surgery is going to be on JUNE 4th (not 5th) so I will correct that in the current list (my DAD got the dates mixed up).

Woke up late in the night with a few nausea waves, but as before they only lasted a few seconds each time. Got up and had a coffee and felt better right away. PRAISE GOD, I am doing well, but do need to catch up on some sleep as my hours get screwed up for the xtra-early appts and travelling.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME; I know that GOD is answering everyone's prayers from our Warriors here, my Partners in a couple other places, and of course, our family and friends. I am blessed to have so much support around me and prayers for DH too. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ...

PRAYER REQUEST ~ for a young mother (name is RACHEL: pronounced ROCHELLE) with two small children that was having chemo with us on Tuesday. She had a bad allergic reaction the first time, but was OK the second; they think it was the steroids for nausea so changed it to another one. Her Aunt (who is also a cancer survivor) came in later to check on her, but missed her and was so worried for her. She told us that she had been bargaining to GOD for her niece but we told her that we would be praying for them both; actually we are praying for all of them.

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours too, as always ... :hug:

bargoo
04-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Rosebud, your prayer request for the cancer patients reminds me of something I heard my pastor say. He related a story of a woman sitting next to him on an airplane. I don't remember the details but do remember him saying, "She can't stop me from praying for her." My belief is that sometimes people that know how to pray are sometimes put in the path of people that need prayer. I think that is what happened with the lady and her niece that you spoke about. You probably already know this.

elvislover324
04-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Wendalyn's story gave me goosebumps when I read it. Thanks so much for sharing that.

Rosebud, I think of you and your battle so often. Your positive attitude and wonderful posts keep me inspired to keep my own thoughts in a good place. I had an appointment yesterday at the hospital with my fertility doctor but he's just one floor up from my cancer doctor. I'm always so mindful of all the patients I see and how lucky I am to be fighting a good fight. God has been so good to me thus far, I can't wait to see what He has planned for my future. No matter what path I'm given, I know He will take care of me.

Bargoo, I so agree with your post. Sometimes I pray for people but don't tell them as I don't want to offend them. And sometimes I encounter people who offer to pray for me and I get a warm, tingly feeling and am so glad they want to pray for me.

Bootsie
04-18-2013, 09:57 PM
All of you in my prayers and thoughts . I heard from a dear friend at last, that I been missing. I was so scared something was terrible wrong, what a blessing it was to hear from her the other morning. God is so good! Thank you Lord....

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-19-2013, 02:35 PM
God has been so good to me thus far, I can't wait to see what He has planned for my future. No matter what path I'm given, I know He will take care of me.

ELVISLVR ~ yes, I feel the same way. I am so blessed to have so many caring friends and family that are surrounding us with so much love and support during this time too. I am so very grateful; and I really believe that I am here for goodly and GODLY purpose -- to encourage others along the way. Plus, if I can survive having a giant tumor removed, and a total hysterectomy done all at once, others can survive too. My wish is that it will give them all hope ...

I was also so very impressed that my surgeon was so aggressive with my care -- not waiting around for all my symptoms to get worse and weaken me even more. I was losing almost a lb a day just before surgery. I thank GOD for that brave & wise man & his team every single day.


WILMA & BARGOO & BOOTSIE & OTHERS ~ thanks so much for your prayers and support. I had some really good news from my oncologist's assistant this week -- she told us that they consider my cancer to be totally curable so that was so encouraging to hear, esp for my family. This is becuz of the early stage microscopic cells, and they were well contained within the tumor and didn't spread through all those years -- what a mighty miracle that was and is ... PRAISE GOD!!!

My tests continue to come back with good results as well; and I have been doing so well that they all say that they are amazed by it, esp since I had just had double major surgery just 8 weeks prior to starting my chemo rounds; and others said it took them longer to recover from theirs. I could feel the LORD's hand with me and my surgeon & his wonderful team. I could feel the results of all your prayers and I still do.

I still get visions and dreams and confirmations from GOD all through this process. I am so blessed and I know it. The LORD has been so faithful to me. You know, JESUS said "Abide in me and I will abide in you". I will never leave you nor forsake you (no matter what happens).

BARGOO ~ I agree, and I thank GOD continually; and spend a lot of time paying it forward -- praying for others who do indeed need prayers desperately. I really believe that GOD is putting me in their path. That lady that has been bargaining her life for her nieces almost made me cry on the spot. The nurse with us said, "We are going to keep you both!" I told them that untold numbers are praying for me and that we are praying for them ALL too!


^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

Bootsie
04-19-2013, 10:17 PM
Friends are special gifts from our Lord and I feel so well blessed here! So thankful your cancer is curable! Praise the Lord! I bet those are some awesome dreams Rosebud. Gary and I talked about someday touching the hand of Jesus, how that would be so awesome! I plan on being 100 years old at the time; just hope I am not to old to enjoy the moment.

bargoo
04-20-2013, 10:40 AM
Rosebud, I thank God for you. I think of you as a true servant of God, you have the gift of knowing how and when to pray , may God bless you abundantly for all you do.

pattygirl63
04-20-2013, 11:46 PM
Haven't been here in a while, but always remember y'all in my prayers.

Rosebud So glad to hear the good news about the cancer being gone. I have a friend in church that I saw today and she is going through treatments too and she looks great. I'm sure she is wearing a wig and it looks good on her too. The doctor says she is doing so well because she has a great attitude. Of course, she says it is the prayers. However, I think the key to the way things have gone for you and her are both the prayers and attitude. She is 80 yrs old and gets around great and says "God still has things for me to do". I thought of you when she said that to me. I believe that is true for you as well.

Prayers continue for all.

Bootsie
04-21-2013, 07:02 PM
Oh Trish that is so awesome, my friend is in her 80's too and she has her ups and downs but she keeps pushing forward, love her like a Mother.God still has things for me to do! love it!
Feeling bad today but I will get over it think I have a touch of virus better get over it, I have work that needs to be done! Got my pickup packed up have to wash cabinets and walls and plant watermelons and I know I am late but potatoes tomorrow , think I am planning too much!

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-21-2013, 11:05 PM
THANKS EVERYONE ~ as we are coming to the end of week one and start of week two -- the side effects are kicking in, so I need prayers for the tender skin & muscle soreness, fatigue, and the acne is just starting. Seems to be a pattern here, so we need to pray for the blood platelets to recover this week and that my temperature stays below 38 Celcius.

My hair is still thinning out a bit but I still have some and that is nice really. Hopefully with prayers the swelling won't be so bad this time, esp in my legs. Went for a walk the last few days and felt good; but will take it easy this week, so my body can recover better. Thanks so much for your encouragement and prayers.

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours too ... :hug:

Karen31
04-21-2013, 11:17 PM
Sending good thoughts and prayers rosebud! I think of you daily

Bootsie
04-23-2013, 10:36 AM
Praying for you Rosebud. Please all add West Texas to your prayers it looks like a war zone there . 14 people dead and homes demolished, the town just destroyed.

bargoo
04-23-2013, 11:01 AM
And let's nor forget those injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Lives have been changed forever for many of those injured.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-23-2013, 03:17 PM
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS ~ the side effects are more bearable this time (better than last time), so I'm sure it's your specific prayers that are helping so much. THANKS & PRAISE TO GOD -- for hearing & answering all our prayers; plus for His kindness & compassion ... :D

Sending up ^prayers^ for the people of WEST TEXAS: that GOD will heal & restore their lives. Also sending more prayers for those who lost loved ones or were injured in the BOSTON MARATHON bombing. What a senseless & useless tragedy. Hugs to all ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
04-24-2013, 05:23 PM
Hi All- I haven't been posting here but have been reading and praying.

I could use your prayers right now- I've been sick for over a month. I went to my Naturopath and she said she could hear congestion in my left lung, she gave me some herbs to help. They did help, and then after I got better I quit them and promptly got sick again. I went to my regular doctor thinking he'd do bloodwork and a chest x-ray and he didn't - he told me I had allergies and to take Allegra. That still didn't help. I feel like I'm having an asthma attack 24/7 and went back to my Naturopathic doc, who did bloodwork that confirmed I don't have allergies and I don't have a bacterial infection. That leaves a virus (probably) or something more insidious but let's not go there yet.

I could sure use your prayers. I'm scared, and tired of not being able to breathe. I really want to heal up. Any prayers you all could offer up would sure be appreciated.\

God Bless.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-24-2013, 08:07 PM
DEE ~ sending up prayers that your doctor(s) will get to the bottom of your chest/breathing problems. Can you get another family doctor where you are? We hope/pray that it's nothing too serious, but they won't know until they do the tests to make sure it's not pneumonia or a bad virus or allergies. No wonder people seek out alternative care ... at least they get some care & concern from them. The whole point of going to the doctor is to find out what is wrong and find a solution asap. It just seems that your regular physician is taking a no-action stance. :shrug: Prayers for peace of mind as well ... :hug:


PRAYER REQUEST ~ my sister has to have surgery to remove all her teeth about the first week of May. Naturally, she is nervous about this, but they are going to put her to sleep and do it all at once. She needs prayers for pain and infection relief (she had to ask for the antibiotics & pain meds). Boy, you really have to be assertive these days about your care. :dizzy: My DH also has a bit of congestion as well; he needs prayers that will clear up quickly. THANKS ...

EagleRiverDee
04-24-2013, 08:19 PM
Rosebud- Prayers going up for your sister and for your hubby.

ronni62
04-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Prayers going up for all...God bless:hug:

bargoo
04-25-2013, 09:33 AM
Dee, praying that your breathing problems can be cured.
Rosebud, praying for your sister as she goes through this that there will be no infection and a minimum of pain.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-25-2013, 09:48 AM
THANKS, EVERYONE ~ my sister had two abscessed teeth; they pulled only one this week, leaving the other for when they do the surgery in early May, but then the other one is still infected and painful. She went back yesterday and asked for pain meds & anti-biotics so she can work. How they would expect her to work with all that pain, I don't know. She had to use up a week of her vacation already as it is. The meds are helping so she worked late into the evening to try to catch up on her work.

YES, my DH has some kind of cold or flu this week, and it is not good for me to be near him with that, so I'm trying to keep my distance until it's gone. If it doesn't go away soon, we will have to try to find him a temporary doctor here (and that's not good for someone his age either, really).

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
04-25-2013, 08:15 PM
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate everyone's prayers- after over a month of deteriorating, I actually feel somewhat better today. For the first time in days, I was actually able to take a full, deep breath. It comes and goes but I feel maybe I'm over the hurdle and starting to get better and am sure your prayers helped and I praise God for the improvement. Thanks everyone. You all are in my prayers, also.

Bootsie
04-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Dee sure hope you get better soon . One of my friends went to be with the Lord this morning. It has just been a bad day all over, hit my had bad news twice , dog sick and I don't like that ,God made this day so that makes it a glories day! The stars must be out of wack but Jesus can fix em!
Gee! All of her teeth , will be praying for her!

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-25-2013, 10:40 PM
:hug: BOOTSIE ~ may GOD give you peace at this time; and his healing touch for your doggie too. Yes, all her teeth have to go as they are all moving becuz of old root canals gone bad; plus her jaw is discinigrating, so the false teeth have to be pinned now before its too late. As you know, the root canals are abscessing which is very painful and unhealthy to boot. So, out they all must come asap. I know that once it is all done she will be so relieved to end all the work once and for all; she has spent a fortune on her teeth only to have it all go bad again. It's time to end the teeth torture -- poor thing. THANKS for your prayers; I know she really appreciates them.

DEE ~ PRAISE GOD -- I know that is answered prayer; sometimes nothing less than GOD's intervention will help in situations like these. :D

pattygirl63
04-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Hi Everyone. Prayers going up for all.

ronni62
04-29-2013, 08:28 AM
Hi-I have a huge prayer request this morning....I have mentioned my mom in the past and her bipolar schizophrenia. We had thought that eliminating wheat from her diet had been controlling her paranoia and other issues since she had quit her medications 6 months ago, but, apparently, it just takes that long for effects of the meds to wear off-or-she's become much better at hiding some of the symptoms. Last night, she called ranting about 'they' are after her again and 'they' have put chemicals in her home, which has always been the story when she's off her meds. She truly believes people are after her and trying to poison her by putting chemicals in her ductwork, drain lines, etc. I reminded her that we had talked about this when she went off her meds and that no one was after her (the people who she thinks it is are actually all dead now), but, as usual, when I told her this wasn't actually happening, she hung up the phone and refused to answer when we called again later. Maybe I'm hard-hearted, but I didn't drive the 15 miles to go make sure she was ok, as I'm really tired of dealing with her problems. I totally understand why my dad drank-who can you talk to? No one helps. The county can only force the meds if she states or implies harm to herself or others. And, she has never, ever, willingly taken the meds. Dad struggled with her the entire 27 years they were married.

I simply don't know what to do. I feel like the bad daughter. I do care about her, but, when someone won't get the help they need, I've learned (through al-anon) that, sometimes, you just have to stay away. I also have to protect the emotional health of my sons-they DO NOT need to hear any more of her rants.

Please pray that she will hear God telling her that she must comply with medical treatment. She has attempted suicide at least 4 times in my lifetime, so that is always a concern as well.

Thank you, my dear friends, for letting me vent a bit-I know it's only God's and the Spirit's intervention that will fix this situation.

wilma12
04-29-2013, 11:04 AM
A while back I asked for prayer for my brother who is fighting both lung cancer and brain tumours. This weekend he was admitted to the hospital and is now in ICU. He has double pneumonia. He is a tiny bit better this a.m. but is still on oxygen and antibiotics. Please pray for him and especially his wife and children. This is harder on them than it is on him. He is a believer and ready to go. He's only 49 and I guess I'm not ready to let him go yet. God's will be done.

Thanks!

ronni62
04-29-2013, 11:57 AM
Wilma-Prayers for your brother and you and the family. God can heal!

EagleRiverDee
04-29-2013, 01:07 PM
Prayers going up for Ronni and Wilma.

If I could ask again for prayers - I turned out to be allergic to the medicine my doctor gave me and have had to go off of it. My breathing is still better than it was, but I'm wheezy today and scared I'm going to get sick again. I will be calling my doctor in a few minutes to discuss what went wrong.

Thanks, God bless you.

ronni62
04-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Dee-Prayers for you, too. Sure hope the docs can figure this out quickly-you've been dealing with this way too long:hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-29-2013, 07:22 PM
WILMA ~ prayers continuing for your brother and his family at this time ... :hug:

RONNI ~ prayers going up for your mother; we had a friend that was in the same situation. He is now on meds permanently and doing well. Sadly, it took a bad episode to get him on meds; his behaviour escalated until he was put in the hospital where he was assessed properly and put on meds that finally helped him. PS -- Ronni, do you not have a community access support organization in your nearest city? They may have something similar in your state. We have this and are now getting some help for DH and I.

DEE ~ still sending up prayers that your doctor can find meds that don't cause allergies; and you feel better soon.

PRAYER REQUEST ~ I would appreciate prayers for my DH and myself. We are getting some help for him through "community access" and he will be getting an assessment soon (the doctor/nurses & support workers will assess DH to find the most appropriate meds & other treatments that will help him best). Please pray that he won't panic and will get the help he needs (so far, he is agreeing to it all). It will make the world of difference for him and me, esp while getting my chemo treatments. It is nice to get some help finally; and I am grateful. I just pray that it all works out in a positive way for DH especially; because we want him to be well & as contented as he can be.

Gotta go -- dinner is ready ... thanks everyone ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
04-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Rosebud-

Prayers going up for you and your husband. I hope that the Community Access thing works out. :)

Karen31
04-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Prayers still going up for all concerns.I just don't seem to get here as much as I would like to but know that I think of you all the time and send good thoughts and prayers

ronni62
04-30-2013, 08:16 AM
Rosebud-I'm not sure what you mean by community access organization, unless that's the same as our county health department? The biggest problem in this situation is mom, herself. She only complied with the meds before because they had been court-ordered after she threatened the police chief and he had her committed. The only way she could get out of the hospital was to agree to take the meds and they had the county nurse come to her home every month to give her a shot. As soon as she found out the court order had expired, she told the nurse not to come back and went off the meds. That was 6 months ago and, apparently, it takes almost that long for the meds to 'wear off.' She's now back into her full-blown paranoia state. We can do nothing to force any medication unless she shows that she could cause harm to herself or someone else, which she's usually very careful about. She's learned from the past about how far she can go and still keep out of 'trouble' and the hospitals. God's intervention is the only thing that will make her see what she's doing to herself and everyone around her by not complying with going back on the meds.

I do have another request---my sister will be having a surgery tomorrow to repair a torn meniscus in her hip joint. It's a same-day surgery, but she'll have quite a bit of therapy afterward to get back to walking without crutches. She's used to being much more active, plus her youngest son will graduate high school next month and they're trying to get ready for that, as well as moving from the Chicago area to Phoenix as soon as she's healed from the surgery. She's a believer, but she's a little stressed right now and worried about how long it will take for her to be back to normal after the surgery.

Thanks a bunch! God bless. Prayers for all:grouphug:

elvislover324
04-30-2013, 08:30 AM
Prayers for all. :hug:

pattygirl63
04-30-2013, 12:09 PM
Ronni - Praying for your situation with your Mom and for the Lord to give you wisdom in what to do for her.

Wilma - Praying for a speedy recovery for your brother.

Dee - Praying docs find a med that works for you that you'll not have allergic reaction to.

Rosebud - Continued prayers for you and your family.

I don't check in here or post everytime I do check, but always continue praying for all.

EagleRiverDee
04-30-2013, 12:49 PM
Prayers offered for Ronni's sister, that her surgery go well and her healing be swift.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers - so far so good on my breathing. I was quite scared that I would revert right back to being sick because I had to stop the medicine after just a few days, but it seems perhaps I was on it long enough because although I'm slightly wheezy I can still take full deep breaths which is a huge blessing! Boy you don't think much about the blessings of being able to breathe, until you can't.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-01-2013, 12:04 AM
RONNI ~ YES, it's a group of health care workers that show you what services are available to us to help both DH and me. This group includes doctors, nurses, social workers, specialists, and other health care providers. A nurse came to our home and did a preliminary assessment; he then made a recommendation to his contact team for DH and I.

We received a call already for tomorrow in the nearest city hospital -- they have arranged for a full assessment for DH, plus he has a bad chest flu which will also be addressed at the same time. Like myself, they suspect that DH may have another condition for which different meds would help him better than the ones he is presently taking.

I am grateful that these services are available here. Once they fulfill their goals, DH will come home feeling much better and more functional; and I can get rest and heal while taking my chemo in a less stressful environment. It's a win-win situation for us both.

^Prayers^ are going up for everyone and their needs. We all sure understand what everyone is going through here. GOD has brought us together to pray for and encourage each other through all these issues. Thanks for your prayers ... :hug:

wilma12
05-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Prayers going up for all here.

My brother is doing much better. He is still on oxygen but doctors think he might be able to be moved out of ICU within the next day or two. He is stubborn and is impatiently waiting to get better. That's a good sign! Thank you all so much for your prayers. I know he feels them!

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-01-2013, 08:56 PM
THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR DH & I ~ the trip to the city hospital went well and DH was willing to go; they admitted him right away to start the tests for the assessment period which usually takes about 2 weeks. Then they will look for the best meds and treatments for him.

I called him tonight and he seemed in good spirits, and that is a great relief to me as I was concerned about that. There are lots of people there to socialize with, and daily activities to do that we could never provide for him here. I know that boredom can cause his condition to worsen. I was so glad that he is OK.

Sometimes you worry whether you are doing the right thing; but we all felt it was the best thing to do for both DH and me at this point. Everyone was stressed here, even DH -- from not being in familiar surroundings and not enough sleep and other health issues as well. They are testing to make sure he doesn't have pneumonia as well (I think they did that this afternoon).

WILMA ~ glad to hear that your brother is doing better and in a fighting mode. We want to see him well and back home again as soon as possible. :D

We did some errands before coming home; and I found both my sister and I a nice spring coat today for 40 % off. My legs are a bit sore from lots of walking the last two days. Now I will rest them up for the rest of the week. We have to take DH some more clothes and his razor tomorrow as well.

We pray that he will actually enjoy himself there; and that the Health Team will be able to help him while he is there. PRAIZE GOD -- that is answered prayer from all of us here. My sister will be having surgery next week or as soon as the anesthesiologist is picked for her surgery (if one is necessary). She has to go for the pre-lim next Monday. She is a bit anxious of course, but we are praying that all goes well without any problems.

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-02-2013, 10:28 PM
We went shopping this am to get two more outfits for DH and took them to him today. We had a nice visit and he seemed more contented there. He was excited about the programs they have there and loved the activities. We took him a favorite treat: coffee & muffin from Timmies and he really enjoyed that ... ;)

I am so glad that it is working out for him for now and pray that it stays that way long enough to get the assessment completed. We are looking into what services may be available for us when we go back home too. Hopefully they can be arranged before we get back there. Called DH's sister and she asked when we are coming back home. :lol:

Well, if my blood platelets are above 105 this Monday, I can go ahead and have round #4 of my chemo the next day (Tuesday); so we are praying all keeps on schedule as planned. The only glitch is that they booked my sister's pre-lim for her teeth for Monday as well; and that won't work out. My BIL can't be in two places at once. So we need prayers for wisdom for my sister what is the best thing to do in this situation.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS, and to GOD for hearing and answering them!!! Gonna get my feet up and rest up well tomorrow. Oh, my BIL somehow did something to his PC so that Windows got stuck and won't reload when he restarts the computer; so my brother is coming over tomorrow to look at it -- we pray that he will receive the wisdom he needs to fix it.

Plus, we are continuing to send up prayers for everyone here as well ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
05-03-2013, 08:18 PM
So glad to hear the improvement with Wilma's brother, and that things are going well for Rosebud's husband.

I'll keep praying for all concerns and that Rosebud's platelets will be high enough for the next round.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-04-2013, 11:16 AM
THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE ~ BIL erased his Windows drivers + program when doing something he shouldn't have on his netbook; so he ended up buying a new laptop (which he wanted anyways ... hmmm). Worked out good for him in the end, I think. ;)

We're supposed to spend the afternoon shopping for dresses for my niece's upcoming wedding at the beginning of June -- and we will, as soon as NUMPSTER gets up and going, that is ... she was up way too late last night. ;) So, we are praying for a fun and successful trip today.

DEE & others ~ thanks for your prayers about my blood platelets returning to normal or at least over 105, so I can have my chemo on Tuesday as per schedule. I fell asleep early last night, as my legs were very tired and sore; maybe did a bit too much walking and other stuff lately. I am taking my walker (with the seat) today so I can rest whenever I need to today.

I just noticed that we are well into the month of MAY, so will have to start a May Encourager's Thread today. Hope everyone is well out there; and ^PRAYERS^ are continuing for you and yours ... :hug:

bargoo
05-04-2013, 11:30 AM
Been feeling a little blah but have been lurking and praying for all requests. Rosebud that is good news for DH I don't know if they have such a program in the US but it certainly sounds beneficial. Remember I am praying for you and yours. My God shall supply all your needs.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-04-2013, 11:54 AM
BARGOO ~ Will send up prayers that the LORD will lift up your body & spirit today ... :hug:

I have had a few personal blows myself lately -- please pray that Jesus will heal these emotional wounds, so that I can be strong for my chemo treatments and not turn to food to soothe my hurt feelings. DH's Alzheimers is so far along now that he often says and does things that are very hurtful & scary to me and others. I know that he doesn't realize the harm he is doing; much of the time, he doesn't even know who I am, but it still hurts regardless. Please pray about this for us ... thanks!

Oh, we had a bluejay hit our window a few minutes ago; and he/she seems quite stunned. We are praying that GOD will heal her/him quickly; right now, it is resting a bit.

Am praying that you all have a wonderful day ... :D

bargoo
05-04-2013, 12:03 PM
Rosebud , try and remember DH as he is now is not the man you married, he is not responsible for the hurtful things he says now, it is the Alzheimers that causes this. Try and remember Isaiah 40:31 and Isaiah 41:13.

pattygirl63
05-04-2013, 09:04 PM
A quick check in. Praying for all requests here. Have a blessed weekend.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-05-2013, 03:46 PM
THANKS BARGOO ~ YES, in my head I know that is true; but since I am human, my heart still gets hurt just the same. I am always singing and praising GOD to help myself heal; and of course, thanks for the scriptures -- you know that they always help lift my spirits too ... :hug:


^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :)

bargoo
05-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Rosebud, forgiveness is a great healer. Forgiving him for his hurtful words wlll help you more than him. I am sorry that you have to experience these things , especially now when you have your own health to consider.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-05-2013, 10:33 PM
... forgiveness is a great healer. Forgiving him for his hurtful words will help you more than him.

Well yes, that is a given in my situation: meaning a lack of forgiveness is not an issue for me. In marriage, you may have to forgive your spouse thousands of times; and in a situation like this, you have to forgive many times a day. That still does not negate the reality of our experience.

I am not going to share the kinds of things I am talking about becuz this is too personal; but there are things that are more difficult to endure than others, but even harder to forget really. So you can choose to forgive, but the hurt may take a little bit longer, and I know GOD knows & understands that too.

Time will help me heal too; and the LORD always reminds me to pray & praise -- after the choice of forgiveness, these are the greatest healers. For me, GOD's Love is a greatest healer for me, as man's love cannot compare. I remind myself that no matter what I am dealing with in this earthly life -- that GOD loves me more than anyone ... and in a holy, kind, merciful, and pure way. That in itself is the greatest treasure of all; and I think that is what I am learning through this experience most of all.

We are going to the city hospital for the pre-chemo tests early tomorrow morning (Monday). If my blood platelets are high enuff, I will be able to do chemo round #4 on Tuesday. We will visit DH tomorrow as well. THANKS for all your prayers ... :hug:

bargoo
05-06-2013, 09:06 AM
Rosebud, the things suggest I am sure you already know I am just serving as a gentle reminder . I understand pain can go deep and it takes it own time in lessening . I am sorry you have to go through this.

EagleRiverDee
05-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Prayers for Rosebud, Rosebud's DH and Bargoo and all other needs here.

EagleRiverDee
05-06-2013, 06:05 PM
Hi-

I have two prayer requests.

One- my friend Lita lost her mother suddenly last week and has been trying to find homes for her mother's pets (2 dogs, 2 cats) living at her mother's trailer. Yesterday the trailer caught on fire and 1 dog and both cats perished from smoke inhalation. Please pray for my friend and her family as they go through this tough time.

Two- I'm starting a new med today for my breathing problems. Please pray this is the right medicine for me, and that I won't be allergic to it like I was the last one.

Thanks for all your prayers and positive comments.

Dee

bargoo
05-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Dee, remembering your prayer requests.

elvislover324
05-06-2013, 07:53 PM
Prayers for all. I lurk here often and think about you all often even when I'm not posting. :grouphug:

It made me happy to see one of Gary's jokes from 2010 get bumped today. Such a fun sense of humor. RIP Gary.

pattygirl63
05-06-2013, 08:00 PM
Rosebud So glad you found a place to help with DH. So sorry that he is saying hurtful things to you and putting you through such hurts. Even though you know that he doesn't even know what he is saying to you etc, I know it still hurts. My DH says some of the most hurtful things sometimes when he is sick and feels so badly and I've had to learn to ignore him and do loads of praying. He never realizes what he says. He was really bad when he was in the hospital and under pain killers and hurting so badly. Even knowing the situation, doesn't always make it any easier. Sometimes when I say something, it puzzles him to the point he asks why I think he is mad at me or it is aimed at me. I agree that even knowing that it is what he is going through and although I know that I will and always will forgive him, I actually am sorry to admit that more times than I want to admit that I have to pray and ask the Lord to help me to work through the hurts. With me it hurts me the most when I'm feeling bad and going through things myself and really could use some TLC myself and here I am doing more than I'm really able to do forcing myself to take care of him and it makes me feel unappreciated. So I am quite sure that with you going through all you are going through with your treatments that it makes things you have to go through with your DH feels way more hurtful. While it would hurt at any time in your life, I'm sure the stress of the physical/emotional treatments of your own makes things he says and does feel even worse. After all, this is a time when our mate is supposed to be our strength and he isn't able to be there for you. My prayers are with you, your DH and family.

Bargoo I pray you are feeling better.

Prayers continue for all of you.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-06-2013, 09:19 PM
THANKS DEE & BARGOO ~ my blood platelets were good at 123, so I can go ahead and have CHEMO ROUND #4 tomorrow at 9 am. Please pray that our needle guy is more gentle tomorrow; last time he put the IV in the top of my hand and it hurt like heck -- yoweeeeeee!!!!

I just took my nausea meds and will take some more in the middle of the night (6 hours before chemo time). Pray that all goes well, and with minimal side effects for me and everyone else there too. Thanks so much everyone ... :hug:

BARGOO ~ don't worry, I totally understood what you meant; and that you only meant it with Christian kindness. This is one thing that others have asked me about -- that is, choosing FORGIVENESS and how to heal after one is hurt. It isn't always easy, so that is why I asked for prayer -- and GOD answered it for me today in a special way. HE gave me some peace when I went to visit DH today.

I met a German lady there that DH is friends with that also has Alzheimers. She understands and accepts her disorder better than DH; and we are hoping that she can help him cope better too. He says that she is helping him a lot; and they do kinda look cute together. You have to laugh a bit about it all. Others may not understand my tolerance but I know that it's the disease that makes him think and talk the way he does. It's not easy, but the LORD granted me a special grace today.

It was very interesting to talk to her about her experience; and watch how similar they are -- only DH is much further along than she is, and she is more accepting than he is. DH was just heart=broken over the diagnosis; plus he has suffered many losses and sorrows the last few years. He thought that I had died too, so we have to keep reminding him the tumor is gone and I am well.

They are doing a good job of alleviating his fears too; but I had to laugh when I noticed that they had to take all his clothes away and put them somewhere else for safekeeping. I had to do the same thing at home. Some kind person gave him a new pair of black shoes, GOD bless them. I just bought DH a new pair of shoes, but I think he wanted them to be black instead of the brown. ;)

The first thing DH said when I got there was that he loved being there and he doesn't want to come home. That really was answered prayer for me; and I am so glad that he is contented there. He seemed much more at peace and is getting more sleep. So are we and the stress levels are slowly going down for me. My blood pressure was slowly rising again, but maybe now it will start to go back to normal.

I am so grateful for all the help of this special ACCESS TEAM and this special geriatric unit in the hospital where I am taking my CHEMO too. May GOD BLESS THEM ALL for the help they are giving us. We hope to try to get some help lined up for when we go back home after my chemo is done too.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE; and THANK GOD for hearing and answering them too. I am also grateful for his everlasting LOVE and Grace as well ... :angel:

I'm sure the stress of the physical/emotional treatments of your own makes things he says and does feel even worse. After all, this is a time when our mate is supposed to be our strength and he isn't able to be there for you.

TRISH ~ that is sooo true; I am trying to support him while going through the chemo. One day I said the same thing to the LORD and asked him to be my personal support becuz DH couldn't and hasn't been for some time (years in fact). It can be really lonely sometimes, esp when you are battling cancer and caring for someone with Alzheimers at the same time. As one lady here said, "It's the longest good-bye in the world" ... and watching the tests is painful for me, so I am glad they are doing the rest of the assessment at the hospital. I am so grateful to you ALL for your support and understanding -- now you see why it is so important for me -- You all are my special prayer angels ... :angel:

bargoo
05-07-2013, 08:18 AM
God bless you, Rosebud you truly have a kind and loving heart. That sounds like a wonderful opportunity for DH, I am glad that he is happy there. I am praying that needle person is a little gentler. I understand what you mean, some of them are downright brutal and others can do it and you hardly feel it. I am sporting a big bruise on my arm from my last treatment and that was over a week ago. I had a dentist once who gave you a novocaine shot that you hardly noticed what she was doing. I asked her why other dentists couldn't do that. She explained that she is so deathly afraid of needles herself, she actually has to lay down to have one, she understands other people may be afraid, too so she is extra careful. That is the secret , a compassionate nurse, lab tech or whoever is giving it. At the oncology center I go to there is a nurse I have at times, when she inserts the needle if she is successful she yells "HeeHaw"I can hear her "HeeHawing" around the room, I always hope I won't get her.

ronni62
05-07-2013, 11:01 AM
Prayers for all of you, my friends. My heart just breaks for the needs & hurts right now. I know God will lift you all up and give you the comfort and strength you need.

An update-my sister is doing very well post-surgery. She has quite a bit of PT coming, but they're still planning to move to AZ sometime in July, so things must be on track for them. Thanks for all your prayers on her behalf:)

EagleRiverDee
05-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Rosebud- prayers for your chemo today to go well, and I love your most recent post about your DH. I'm glad he likes where he's at, and hope that it takes a lot of stress off you. You've got so many things going on, I'm glad to see that it's improving for you.

So I started taking my new meds yesterday but have to admit I'm leery since I had such a bad reaction to my last one and this med is similar. I'm concerned my fears will lead to me having a psychosomatic reaction to them, so if you all could pray for me to have courage and to trust in the Lord and my doctor and give these meds a chance, I'd really appreciate it. I'm prone to anxiety, so need all the help I can get.

bargoo
05-07-2013, 01:29 PM
Rosebud- prayers for your chemo today to go well, and I love your most recent post about your DH. I'm glad he likes where he's at, and hope that it takes a lot of stress off you. You've got so many things going on, I'm glad to see that it's improving for you.

So I started taking my new meds yesterday but have to admit I'm leery since I had such a bad reaction to my last one and this med is similar. I'm concerned my fears will lead to me having a psychosomatic reaction to them, so if you all could pray for me to have courage and to trust in the Lord and my doctor and give these meds a chance, I'd really appreciate it. I'm prone to anxiety, so need all the help I can get.

Praying that the new meds will help and not hurt.Asking God to take away anxiety and give you a calm spirit.

pattygirl63
05-08-2013, 08:41 PM
Prayers continue for all. Rosebud I pray your treatment went well.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-08-2013, 09:02 PM
THANKS, EVERYONE ~ my #4 chemo round went fantastic; your prayers are being heard for sure -- PRAIZE GOD!!! I did awake in the middle of night with nausea, and we figured that the reason that happens is that the meds have worn off by that time, so I have some more gravol type meds that I can take to tide me over until the morning steroids have to be taken.

I ate an orange and that seemed to help settle my tummy. Now, we just wait out the side effects, praying they are as minimal as round #3 and that would be fabulous, esp if my blood platelets keep recovering at such a good rate too. Just two more rounds to go now -- yahoo!!!

Thanks for your prayers for DH too -- once again he told us that he loves it there and wants to stay much longer. They had an issue or two that they found solutions for (i.e. a strange dog in his bathroom, etc). These are some of the kinds of hallucinations he has (fears like that). This is probably from something he saw on TV, so they are being careful what they watch like we had to at home too.

I'm glad that he is doing so well and loves all the activities they have. They gave him a cat scan on Tuesday to check some things out; but I was most impressed when he told me that the doctors explained to him that he had a condition(s) that needed medical care -- so they are getting through to him a bit at a time, helping him accept his condition so that he can get better in some ways. That is a huge answer to prayer for us. I told him to just take one day at a time, and we'll see how it all goes; and not to worry about later on down the road -- GOD will work everything out for us in the end.


BTW ~ becuz of some unexpected changes, my sister (NUMPSTER) will be having her teeth all pulled out this MONDAY coming (the 13th @ 9 AM) by the local dentist here. She will need extra pain meds and lots of prayers, esp for the first night and few days after for pain & swelling, as they will put her new false teeth in right away for a better fitting. What a brave lady she is; and I know she appreciates that you are all praying for her about this.

Sending up ^prayers^ for all your requests and concerns ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
05-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Rosebud- so glad to hear your chemo went well, and excellent news about your DH. I will continue to pray for you both, and am adding Numpster to my prayers as well that her dental surgery will go well and that she'll heal up fast.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-10-2013, 07:31 PM
DEE ~ THANKS for your prayers and support for all of us here; it is so very appreciated. We hope & pray that your new meds will work well for you without any side effects. I am doing well the last few days: just have had some hot flashes, the sweats (esp at night), and hunger issues so far (nausea has gone away) ... yay! :)

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours, as always ... :hug:

EDIT2ADD ~ that in my bible study/reading today in Daniel (see chapters 7 & 10), I felt the LORD impress upon me that all of us that are going through tuff times & trials (and even temptations) right now, are being prepared for the future when we will reign and judge with JESUS some day. Through these experiences -- we will gain wisdom & understanding, and compassion & mercy, so that we may judge well & fairly when the times comes. He will strengthen us and guide us along the way. Daniel prayed morning, noon, and night for Jerusalem & the people of Israel, as we should do also and for each other as well; and his prayers were answered as he was much beloved for his "faithfulness" ... and, we can do the same. :D

EagleRiverDee
05-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Rosebud-

Thank you for that bit on your Bible study today. Good message.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-11-2013, 08:06 AM
DEE~ your quite welcome; this is a question that a lot of Christians have on their minds right now ... why are we being allowed to go through so many trials, troubles, tribulations, and temptations at this present time. In the book of Daniel (which I have been studying since last fall as the Spirit leads me), it says that we are "being purified" becuz as you know, we have been chosen to reign (have dominion) and judge with JESUS CHRIST in the future.

Daniel's visions were about the "latter days" which I believe we are in right now -- they are here, so we must be spiritually ready for the job that GOD has called us for, in the here & now, plus in the not-so-distant future.

In DANIEL 6:10 -- we see how "FAITHFUL" Daniel was -- he prayed three times a day that GOD would forgive Jerusalem & Israel & her people for their unfaithfulness and their multitude of sins; plus he also thanked GOD as well. (see also chapter 9 about his prayers for others)

In DANIEL 7:22 -- Judgement & Dominion (rule/reign) of all the earth and all peoples & nations will be given to JESUS and the saints (us). (see also verse 7:14)

In DANIEL 7:27 -- once again it is explained that the kingdom & all dominion & greatness (power) will be given to the saints of the Most High.

In Daniel 11:35 & 12:10 -- it explains how we will be tried & purged to make us white (cleanse us of sin); and to give us wisdom from this kind of purification until the time of the end comes. It even says some will even fall to temptation & sin in order to purify them. It will be allowed temporarily for their/our own good.

As we know, tough life experiences and temptations will make us wiser and stronger; more loving & compassionate; kinder and more merciful; and give us patience & understanding. In order to rule and judge, we must know from first-hand experience what it is like to suffer -- pain & disappointment, grief & loss, all kinds of illnesses, troubles & tragedies, trials & temptations, hurt & heart-aches; and so forth.

We have been chosen -- but that means we have to be taught and prepared for these great jobs beforehand; and their is no better way to learn such huge life lessons than through experiencing them; but remember, that our LORD GOD is with us all through them. As it says in Revelations 2:26 & 3:21 -- "those that OVERCOME will rule/judge with him"... so our righteousness comes from CHRIST through Grace, but it is our FAITHFULNESS that will determine the outcome.

Note: even Daniel understood that our righteousness came from GOD, not of ourselves. Too many people think that goodness or righteousness is what will determine who gets into heaven, but that is not so; it is your FAITHFULNESS, or steadfastness in your belief (to GOD & the ideals of His commandments), that will be the deciding factor. (see Daniel 9:4-7; plus Hebrews Chapters 11 & 12)

TIP: after reading the verses in Daniel, read the book of Hebrews where you will read all about the importance of "FAITH" -- plus why JESUS and we had/have to suffer (all the many reasons). These lessons & experiences help us grow & mature so that we can be teachers & helpers too (just like our LORD was; we learn as He learned so that we can teach & help + reign & judge as He is too).


So just keep on, keeping on; then pray & thank & praise GOD for all his help & guidance; Trust GOD and Persevere, no matter what; and you will be ready for that day ... :D

pattygirl63
05-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Justwant2Bhealthy I agree with you. I love studying the end time teachings and all the different ideas each one has who teaches on it. I always feel some of the differences people argue about aren't all that important because it is going to be like God wants it to be and I believe as believers that it is our job to be witnesses to others and lead as many to salvation as we can. However, I believe that starts with our actions of love towards others which is more important than the things we disagree on. Still fun to study it.

Dee How is the new meds working out?

Prayers continue for all.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-12-2013, 11:50 AM
TRISH ~ Yes, I agree with your thoughts about prophecy as well -- I don't fret or worry about what is going to happen either.Some people (esp some Christian men) really get into it all big time (almost obsessively, it seems at times), but I just take what I feel is important for me today, and live my life -- trusting that GOD will take care of us no matter what is going to happen.

Who knows what will happen in our lifetime or when -- no-one really knows for sure but GOD, so I leave the timing up to Him too. I think it is possible that we may very well be in the "spring-time" of the latter days -- you know, the timing based on the seasons that JESUS talked about in the parable of the fig tree (in Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21), but that means that we still have summer, fall, and winter to come yet; and that could cover decades or even centuries, for all we know ...

Every now and then, I feel He shares a little tidbit of knowledge just to help us realize what is going on and why, so we won't be frightened or misunderstand the signs of the times (like Daniel, the visions were for a long time in the future). It is true that some things are changing on this earth: we are in a fast-moving society; information has increased; we are going to & fro around the world; there have been unique phenomena in the heavens (night & day); and the weather is chaotic everywhere on the earth, but it isn't the first time either.

Many important things still haven't happened yet; and like you, I am more concerned about people's salvation as well. Plus, I am just trying to encourage my fellow Christians along the way -- to share with them and others, just how much GOD LOVES US ALL right now, as that is the most important message to me. People need Love & Hope today just as much as ever, especially during tough times -- so I pray that we can share that with them with our message (words) and our lives (actions) ... :D

BTW ~ talk about unusual weather -- it is May 12th in Southern Ontario, and we have a blistery ***** storm going on outside right now -- but I have seen snow fall in June up north and others places, although that is very, very rare ... ;)


^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours, as always ... :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-13-2013, 12:55 AM
REMINDER ~ Please pray for my sister, NUMPSTER, that her teeth surgery goes well tomorrow morning (Monday @ 9 am): for peace & calm; plus no complications; that she will have minimal pain & swelling; and, that she will heal up real fast ... thanks everyone!

ronni62
05-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Prayers sent up for Numpster and all other needs & concerns:hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-13-2013, 01:21 PM
PRAISE GOD & THANKS TO HIM FOR AMAZING ANSWERS TO PRAYER ~ my sister's teeth surgery went fabulously -- it only took him 45 minutes to remove 21 teeth and she felt only pulling/tugging (which is the way it should be). Like we suggested, he put Novacaine freezing on her upper front gums to stop the needles from hurting too much and she felt no pain there (my dentist does that all the time too).

Her face is hardly swollen at all, she has no bruising, and she is talking well too -- awesome!!! Now we pray it heals up quickly and her es's will form right over the next few days so she can talk on the phones for her work by Fridayish. Her new teeth look fabulous. THANKS EVERYONE for your faithful prayers of support ... :hug:

ronni62
05-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Rosebud-Fantastic news about Numpster! Give her a hug! Will keep praying that healing is quick and pain free!

EagleRiverDee
05-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Great news about Numster - PTL!

Prayers for all.

Update: I seem to be tolerating my new meds just fine, and I am feeling better. Over the weekend my diabetic cat had a hypoglycemic episode that was very severe and nearly fatal, but he is recovering nicely. I think he had some help from the Lord, because it was 4am and my dog woke me up to go outside and before I went back to bed I just "had a feeling" I needed to check on the cat. I found him very, very hypoglycemic and out of it in the basement. This was very out of character, I don't check on the critters in the middle of the night without some noise or cause to make me do so. So I think I was led to check on him. His blood sugar was so low that he probably would have died in the next hour. So I've been praying my gratitude for this.

wilma12
05-13-2013, 04:19 PM
I'm sending prayers upward for all of you. For concerns as well as praise for answers.

I have great news! My brother, who you have been praying for was sent home from the hospital. His oxygen levels were so good they didn't send him home with oxygen which is what the intended to do. He was able to attend his grandson's first birthday party as well. Praise God!

My DIL is expecting their second child at any moment. She was due last week and this gramma is getting anxious to meet him/her. Please pray with me for a safe arrival and health for both babe and mom.

pattygirl63
05-13-2013, 08:37 PM
wilma12 Praise God for taking care of your brother so well. Praying for a safe, healthy delivery for your DIL and new grandbaby.

Dee Glad the meds seems to be working for you. I love how the Lord led you to take care of your cat.

Rosebud Praising God for successful surgery for Numster and continued prayers coming her way for speedy recovery with no problems. Also praying for you and the side effects to be minimal as you continue your treatments.

God is so Good.

Prayers continue for all.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-15-2013, 08:58 PM
PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE ~ I urgently need you all to pray for our meeting with the Community Access Team at the Owen Sound hospital tomorrow at 11 am, esp for a Dr. Mulroy, who is part of the team.

I received a very upsetting call late this afternoon from a member of the team who said that this doctor wants to interfere in our financial affairs -- without consulting me first. There is no reason for him to do that as I am quite capable of looking after our finances, esp since I have an accounting- business college degree and have been doing so for our whole marriage with my husband's consent.

We don't understand why he wants to take this heavy-handed route when I can simply get DH's doctor to sign a Power of Attorney form for us so that I can continue taking care of our finances as always. This kind of step is usually only taken when there isn't anyone available to do that. I have made a few calls to my lawyer and others, and confirmed that I am correct that the way we were handling it was OK. I wanted to get his own doctor who knows him well, and our own lawyer to handle this when we got back home.

Please pray that the meeting has a positive outcome tomorrow; that we all remain calm; that it doesn't make me sick as I was quite upset and ill when I first heard about all of this. As you all know, I only sent DH there to be assessed for his mental and physical medical care only; and to get some help for us at home later on -- not for his/our finances.

I was kind of miffed when they kept asking me about our finances and that made me quite suspicious at the time. I even received a letter from this hospital asking me for a donation since I was getting care there as well (it actually said that).

Here I have been singing their praises and now they do this. I thought I was doing the best thing for both of us; now I am not so sure. I pray that GOD will intervene for us and protect us from this oppression. Our worker said this was to help me so I wouldn't be so stressed but then they do this and that sent my stress levels through the roof. I am the only one DH has to help and care for him, so I have to be strong for both of us. THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS ...

bargoo
05-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Oh, Rosebud, what an upsetting thing to happen. The work of the devil ,in my opinion.
I am praying that God will intervene in this matter, that this Doctor will see that what he is doing is unfair and completely uncalled for. I pray, Rosebud that you will be relieved of this stress and anxiety and that God will bless you with strength and courage, praying also that this will not affect your health.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-15-2013, 09:31 PM
OK, FELLOW WARRIORS ~ as if the call we got in the afternoon wasn't bad enuff, we just got a call from my DAD that he received the news today that he has invasive colon cancer once again -- so he and our stepmother GRACE will have surgery the same week or sooner (Grace: June 4th); and we'll let you know DAD's date as soon as we find it out. (BTW, his doctor says that they are gonna move as fast as they can to get this out -- just waiting on the test results right now. PRAISE GOD -- that's the best way to go ... take aggressive measures from the get go!)

And secondly, just like my brother said, my DAD also said "Don't let them push you around!". OK, DAD we won't ... we'll go in and try to be assertive, but polite; stand our ground, but let GOD fight. And BIL says, "LET'S ALL PRAISE GOD ANYWAYS -- no matter what happens" No matter what man does, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL, PEOPLE. We will trust Him and believe that He will take care of all His children.

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS, FRIENDS -- let us join them with a company of angels for the best of protection and care for DAD & GRACE, and DH & ME ... PRAISE GOD; AND LET HIS WILL BE DONE IN OUR LIVES EVERY DAY ... in Jesus' name -- AMEN & AMEN!!!

EDIT2ADD ~ thanks BARGOO -- just saw your post. I agree with you about \youknowho/ trying to cause us some trouble, but our GOD is stronger! There is nothing too hard for our GOD; He can do anything. I know that there is a lesson here somewhere; we are now asking people -- have you made a will and POA for down the road??? Well, you better think about it now ... ;) Sad, but true that the almighty $$$ is more important than human lives it seems these days. I thank GOD that He cares about people and souls more than money and things.

:love: PRAISE GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING LOVE ... :love:

ronni62
05-16-2013, 08:27 AM
Prayers going up for all!

EagleRiverDee
05-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Rosebud- It makes me upset on your behalf to read what the hospital is trying to do! I am praying for you, and also for your Dad and Step-Mom and their surgeries.

I told you guys last time about how I felt God had led me to my cat over the weekend and helped me to save him from a severe hypoglycemic episode. Well, I had a similar thing happen yesterday with my dog. Two days ago my dog at an entire raw soup bone. It's common for me to give the dogs soup bones, and in the past they only at the marrow. But this time my dog ate the whole thing all gone! And she's had bowel issues for a couple days. But yesterday I went home and she had been sick all over her kennel. There was literally a pool of it, and a vile nasty bit of stuff it was. I found some bone pieces in her vomit, and I had to throw her dog bed in the trash because it was filthy and I have no way to wash something so large. She kept getting sick and just looked miserable- she had dry heaves, which I've never seen with a dog. I prayed for her, and made a vet appointment. I was scared she had bone shards inside her that were causing problems, especially after she threw some up. Anyway, while we were waiting for the vet's appointment in an hour, she started acting much improved. I mean, literally went from acting like she on death's doorstep to wanting to play and eat. I took her to the vet and she got x-rays and literally nothing showed up. She has belly gas and that's it. I know this was a miracle. She was so sick, and then right after I prayed she was all better. I'm not sure why God has shown me twice in one week that I am being looked after (and my pets too) but I'm very grateful.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-16-2013, 06:23 PM
DEE ~ I am so glad that your pets are both feeling so much better without any long=lasting ill effects. Maybe GOD just wants us to trust Him more with everything, including our beloved pets.

UPDATE ON MEETING WITH ACCESS TEAM ~ it was very disappointing in many ways. I don't understand the urgency in what this doctor has done; not consulting us in the process or even discussing with us what he intended to do -- a coward's way of handling things in my books. This is so tragic when what he has done has such far reaching consequences to both our lives; this is not a single case of a trustee for an individual. So, we have been told that very soon all our finances and property will be under the control of a government trustee even though I am perfectly capable and competent to handle our financial and other affairs.

I was so surprised when the doctor handed DH another legal document as we were leaving; and I asked him why he gave this legal document to DH if he feels he is so incompetent -- he couldn't come up with anything other than, "Oh, I have to give it to him as he leaves the hospital"-- instead of telling DH what he is really doing to his face and in everyday language, but instead gives him a document he knows DH will not ever read. Again, to me this is a coward's way of handling things ...

This man (the doctor) was curt, smug, and uncaring; while all the others at least tried to explain things to us. Still they lied to us; they deceived us; and they stabbed us in the back. A few came to talk to us later and apologized saying they didn't have any idea what that doctor was up to. One worker is going to look into the laws so I at least know what my rights are before all the paper hits the fan so2speak.

I have to admit that I have never been so sad in my life; or felt so betrayed in my life by anyone. LORD, help me forgive them. I guess there are many kind of betrayals -- infidelity by a spouse; parents to children and visa versa; between friends, and now by our government and health care providers. This isn't the first time I have come across this either. I am so worried about all the unsuspecting people out there now who have no idea what may befall them in the not2distance future.

While it is important to protect those that need protecting; that wasn't so in our case as I have been managing our financial affairs with DH's consent since we got married; and I have done a great job of it too. There really was no reason to take control of our money and property the way they have at this time. I am so very suspicious about what is really going on here. They are also going to take 2-3% of our income as a fee for something we did not request or need in the first place. Plus, if I apply for guardianship I have to pay $400.00 just for the application -- only GOD knows what other costs there may be.

I pray that GOD will find out the truth for us and let us know soon. Please pray for us in the meanwhile that I am not prevented from my own money and/or our home in any way ... thanks!!!

BTW, the assessment was a total waste of time and money: we found out nothing that we didn't already know; and no changes have been made in his care except that the homecare worker is gonna try to get us some home care help and day activities for a little while as the social activities were his favorite part of the program. A few weeks of help is better than nothing (as that is all you get); and I hope that will make DH happy for a few days. I know that he is thrilled to be back at home tonight. We are gonna try to create our own mini-program here for the days in between and hope it helps him somewhat. Then we'll take some of that stuff back home and continue it there. Maybe a few friends and I could create a free drop-in day program in our home -- we do have a big basement that might work well for this. I will pray about this and see if GOD wants us to do this; I think DH would get a charge out of that. Now I just have to save up the money for the things we need.

Now I have to get some sleep; haven't slept at all since the night before. My legs are tired and sore and need some rest, as the chemo is really kicking in this week. THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS, EVERYONE ... :hug:

EagleRiverDee
05-16-2013, 06:38 PM
Rosebud- I am so saddened about your situation, and frankly don't understand how it's even legal? You don't live in this facility, how on earth can they seize your assets? I think you need to hire a good lawyer. This is unbelievable. I will keep you and your DH in my thoughts and prayers.

bargoo
05-16-2013, 07:29 PM
Rosebud, I am shocked and saddened by this. I will be praying about this and I would like to ask all the prayer warriors to make this a priority as this is an urgent need.

ronni62
05-17-2013, 09:52 AM
Rosebud-I agree with Dee about speaking to a lawyer if you can. I will definitely continue to pray for this situation. This is not uncommon in these situations though. My BIL's father had alzheimers. Before it came time to get him residential care, their attorney advised them to split up the farm to all the kids, because the care center and the gov't could take it to 'pay' for the care. My MIL, because of a mistake after receiving a low-interest, gov't loan on a self-help house (she was supposed to refinance privately within so many years, but wasn't told it-it was hidden in the legal speak in the documents) now had to agree to give the gov't the house when she dies to pay off the 'interest' they didn't get due to the low interest of the original loan. It may not seem like much, as they house is small, but she has no other assets, so there's nothing to pass on to DH or his sisters for inheritance. She's very upset about this and feels betrayed like you do.

God will work to right this situation, Rosebud-I know He will. Keep the faith and see if there's someone you can talk to for advice.

Dee-I'm so glad your pets are ok. God does work in wonderful ways to protect all those we love!

Prayers continue! :grouphug:

pattygirl63
05-17-2013, 10:20 PM
Rosebud I'm so sorry about all the things you, DH and your parents are going through. It seems like everything is hitting y'all all at once. I agree that you should get a lawyer and see what can be done. I pray that Father will surround y'all with His Favor and Protection in this situation. And pray your Dad and Step-mom's surgerys are successful and they have a succesful quick recovery. I pray God will give you peace in the midst of this storm.

Ronni Praying for your situation with your Mom too.

Prayers continue for all.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-18-2013, 09:58 PM
RONNI -- Am sending up more prayers for your mom; this is a tough situation but we can ask GOD to show us how we can help. Maybe you can keep your conversation short when she is ranting (just tell her the truth; that you have lots of things you must get done that day). I found your post very interesting: the experiences of the people you mentioned; and I will be keeping these stories in the back of my mind even though things are not supposed to work that way here from my initial investigation. However, nothing would surprise me after what we have been through here, and I will take a much more careful look into things first in the future.

Most of the people on the Community Access Team were helpful and supportive; it was just this doctor and one lady that were flippant, smug, evasive, and down-right rude. It seemed to all of us that they were insinuating that they had to make sure the government kept their eye on our finances, esp our property as they both brought that up for some undisclosed reason. We are very honest people and have always checked to make sure we did everything according to the rules and laws of our province. Often these people are misinformed themselves and make unfounded assumptions and accusations. They didn't bother to check out the facts first even when I mentioned this to them; plus they didn't involve me in the process until it was over, and that was just to tell me a few things at the meeting at the very end. This was supposed to be a medical assessment; not an investigation into our personal affairs.

This is supposed to be a free nation where anyone can improve their lot in life if they want to and have the courage to do so. I suspect that there may even be some jealousy lurking it ugly head here. I will trust GOD to get us an honest trustee who will let me take over as POA for DH and myself -- there is no good reason why that shouldn't happen (and shouldn't have happened already). We were told I could apply for POA and I will still pursue that avenue with GOD's guidance. We will just take this one step at a time and let GOD do His work.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for your kind words of support and your prayers; they mean a lot to me and help lift me up when so many things are happening in our family at this time. Please pray for my sister as all this has been tough on her, esp with her teeth bothering her. Two of her wisdom teeth have some bone chips left and she can't get them removed until Wednesday, so they have been making her false teeth very painful to wear, but she is trying to brave it as long as she can.

ForMyRoo
05-19-2013, 08:15 AM
Rosebud - So sorry to hear about your situation. I see you are in Ontario, have you spoken to your MPP about this? They often can help with these things. I haven't read the entire thread, so forgive me if I missed something. :hug:

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-19-2013, 08:42 AM
THANKS, ROO -- yes, we do have an MPP back at home that I will talk to if I find that I am having difficulty with the process. We have used that avenue with another matter successfully in the past ... :)

pattygirl63
05-19-2013, 09:54 AM
With all the problems others are having, I hate to have to ask y'all to pray for me because I feel so strange with the way I'm feeling lately. I don't know if it is my age or what. Although I'm feeling terrible physically today, I am beginning to think that my problem is spiritual. I just feel like I'm in a spiritual slump.

I know God loves me and I am really blessed, but I feel like everything I do spiritually even praying is a real struggle. I don't really understand the way I feel. I have always loved my time that I spend with the Lord and getting up and going to church was a joy. I have a wonderful pastor and the people there are great and loving. I have family and friends who love me and I love all of them. Even after the struggle with the kids living here all that time, God has really done a healing in those relationships. They sent me a dozen roses for Mother's day. My son who wasn't able to call me for years because of a wife he should never have married, is getting a divorce and calls me almost everyday. I should be happy and feeling on top of the world I'm so blessed. For the life of me, I can't figure out what is going on with me. How can someone who has felt the presence of God so wonderfully, have the attitude I'm having now.

This feels the way I've felt when it was time to quit or leave a job. But this isn't a job. This is life. People in my life depend on me for spiritual guidance and support and here I am not able to even do what I need to be doing to help me so I can help them. I know what I need to be doing but just don't seem to be able to make myself do it. I can't seem to put my finger on the problem, but it is almost as though I have "spiritual" burnout. I feel spiritually drained as well as physically and emotionally.

Please pray for me. I know the Lord has much more for me to do. I need an attitude adjustment and the desire to spend more time with Him. I have a special place in my home where I us to always spend my quiet times and devotional times with the Lord. When the kids were here, they all wanted to move into that space. I couldn't get it alone any more so I felt like I lost a lot when I had to give it up again. Now DGS is living here for a few months. Just as I was getting back into having that space again, he has taken it over. I think I'm feeling like I have no place or space that is mine to be alone with the Lord any more. I don't want to hurt his feelings, but I think I'm going to have to do something about it and I'm sure he and DH aren't going to like it. I just hate facing the confrontation. However, I feel that my spiritual walk is at stake. Does that sound crazy?

Please forgive me for my rambling here. I just know that if I can't get my spiritual situation straightened out that I won't be able to handle the rest of my life. Thanks for your prayers and you ear.

Prayers continue for all.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-19-2013, 12:17 PM
TRISH -- will send up prayers for your spiritual growth right now; every now and then, we go through a dry spell and need renewal. Ask the Holy Spirit for a rejuvenation too. Can you move your prayer closet to another place or room; or can your DGS move to the basement or another room? I made our smallest room into an office/prayer room; when I go back home I am moving it to the room near the kitchen so DH can have that room. The basement will be designated back to storage and the livingroom will have more of a recroom/activity purpose for the next while.

Maybe start a timed schedule where you go there at the same time every day, no matter what. Choose a time when no other things or people can interfere with it (like before everyone else is up; or not at home; or in the evening before bed; or whatever works best for you). We cannot always go on feelings; we have to set up a schedule and keep it.

Plus try changing up your time with GOD with something different like a new devotional, or a good Christian book that discusses this issue or one that interests you. How about praying while you go for a walk or while you are doing housechores; I love to do that. How about putting Christian music on to brighten the day, esp when preparing meals, for instance.

After some time, it will become a good habit once again ... :hug:

pattygirl63
05-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Thanks Rosebud. I actually stayed home from church today and spent time alone with the Lord. Decided to tell DGS when he came home from church that I needed my space to spend time with the Lord for my prayer time, devotionals and Bible study. He uses his DGD desk to study and he has his room. He said that he understood and took it very well.

Any way, I got out my book by Joyce Meyer on Knowing God. It is one of those books I have to read a little bit and then put it down for a while and let my spirit really digest it. Would you believe where I stopped last time I read it is concerning exactly where I am. I picked up another book to read some from it too and it is about the same thing. So I guess the Lord was leading me to get back into those books. Thanks for the prayers.

Another prayer request. I realize this is something else I'm dealing with. DH fbs is way too high. Please pray that we will be able to get it down. From what the doctor said when we saw him, the next step is insulin. This has evidently depressed both of us. I don't know if y'all remember that he got the neck problem taken care of with his surgery and still recovering from that. Now he has a problem with the tailbone area. He is on prednisone which probably doesn't help the diabetes and starts therapy for it at the end of the month. Please pray with us that he doesn't have to have surgery. Please continue to pray for me to put my feelings aside. As I've shared with y'all before he says things sometimes that are really hurtful. He doesn't mean for them to hurt me and I'm sorry to say that I don't always handle it as I should. I pray Lord, please give me patience with him and compassion for him.

I know we are all going through a lot of things right now, Ronni with her Mom, Rosebud with treatments, family situations, DH and now people wanting to take everything and the many others we pray for here. I always believe things happen for a reason although I'm not sure what those reasons are sometimes. I enjoyed your post on the Encouragers thread Rosebud with the references to Joseph and Job. I've heard that Job's situation only went on for a short time. When we read it, it sounds like it was yrs and I'm sure there were times Job felt that way too.

We/I have to remember and trust in God's promise that "All things work together for our good". We sing that little chorus a lot at church and it has been going over and over in my head all day long. So I know that although I'm not aware of all that is going on, I am quite sure God is on it working it out for our good. This is just the time we have to be faithful and trust Him and never give up. GOD IS SO GOOD!!! We we don't give up He will bring us through victoriously and He will be glorified.

It is so wonderful to know that we all have each other here to pray with us. I love and appreciate y'all so very much. I pray you've had a blessed Sunday.

Karen31
05-19-2013, 10:52 PM
We've been doing the Beth Moore bible studies and I feel so Blessed to have started these. I did find a link that you might want to click on and check out. She is just so uplifting all the time. Feels like you have a "best friend" sitting right in the room with you. Anyway, Trish, and anybody else, check them out. Just love the word! http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/wednesdays-with-beth/broadcast-archives.html

pattygirl63
05-19-2013, 11:31 PM
Karen Thanks so very much. I love Beth Moore. I've done a few of her lessons on my own and attended a teaching of hers in a friends home. You are right... she is so uplifting. I will check out the site.

ronni62
05-20-2013, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the prayers and good words everyone! Couldn't do anything about Mom on Friday or over the weekend, since all offices, including her former psychiatrist, were closed. Talked to my sister & mom's brother and sister-in-law and a couple other people who know Mom over the weekend and all are in agreement that we must get intervention and quickly. So, today's the day....I'll be calling her court advocate and the psychiatrist and probably the police chief, because I know that she will not go willingly back into the hospital to start the meds. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Prayers continue for all.

Trish-I don't know if your DH has tried this, but I've heard of great results with blood sugar control by wheat elimination. Of course, it helps to watch the rice flours and other 'fast' carbs as well, but it's been proven that blood sugar spikes more quickly from a slice of wheat toast than with an entire candy bar. They did that experiment on Dr. Oz trying to prove that the 'Wheat Belly' doctor didn't know what he was talking about, but it backfired and Oz was rather stunned. I really recommend reading 'Wheat Belly.' Praying for you and your DH.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-20-2013, 02:03 PM
TRISH ~ sending up prayers for your DH and you for the issues you are dealing with (so similar to mine at times). DH is getting better in some ways, and with the PSW help & the day-away program (activity days), things should be much better. Boredom is an issue for someone so used to being busy-as-a-bee all the time. It was harder to find things for him to do in the wintertime; now that it's more summery here, there is more for us all to do.

He is looking forward to the activity days, riding BIL's bike, and excited about our trip to Thunder Bay for our niece's wedding. I think things should be OK from now on. We will just have to get the other issues sorted out as they come. Plus now that he is home and will be with us all the time, other issues will go away completely. ;)

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS and kind words of support for all of us; they are greatly appreciated. Prayers continue for everyone here ... :hug:

RONNIE ~ sending up prayers that all goes well for you as you try to help your mother; I hope you get the help you need.

KAREN ~ thanks for that link to that site; will be checking it out for sure. :)

Karen31
05-20-2013, 05:31 PM
That Beth Moore site has videos that you can watch and they are wonderful! I'd like to ask for prayers for the OKlahoma people that have been in the paths of these horrible storms. And also prayers that we are spared again tonight. Last night we just had rain, wind lightening and thunder. But still under a tornado watch again tonight on in to tomorrow. Doing ok right now and will try to update as much as possible.

Prayers for all concerns here

EagleRiverDee
05-20-2013, 06:01 PM
Prayers going up for Trish, Trish's husband, Ronni and her mom, and Rosebud and her husband and all concerns.

bargoo
05-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Karen. you are in my prayers that your area will be spared from tornadoes.
Praying for those in Oklahoma who have already been hit such a devastating blow.

Karen31
05-20-2013, 08:41 PM
Thanks-- we spent about 20 minutes in the closet this evening but now I think the worst is over for us. No tornados out of this last bunch for us but the sirens did go off. Now we severe thunderstorm warnings. I still have all the stuff in the closet for us and have the leashes on the dogs. just in case. My next step iss to remember to get our motorcycle helmets out of the attic---don't want to ride a bike anymore but want to protect my head!!

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-20-2013, 09:23 PM
KAREN ~ good idea to have the helmets handy; glad the tornadoes missed you. We have been sending up prayers for OKLAHOMA since we heard the news this afternoon; and they will continue ...

DEE ~ thanks for your prayers; really appreciated. We had a windy rainstorm here this evening as well; thankfully, nothing like they were getting in the US.

UPDATE -- My sister is feeling better; taking her teeth out now and then for relief. We had a nice roast beef dinner with mash & gravy which she can eat; and she minced the veggies and meat. It's the first full dinner she has been able to eat in a week.

^PRAYERS^ continue for everyone else here, as always ... :hug:

pattygirl63
05-20-2013, 11:48 PM
Praying for you Karen and for those who lost loved ones, missing loved ones and those who lost their homes in OK. Also praying that the storms will settle down and disapate.

Praise God for Numpster healing so well of her surgery.

Prayers continue for all other requests.

bargoo
05-21-2013, 09:41 AM
Rosebud, I am so concerned about your situation and am praying for a resolution in your favor.I don't know what MPP is bit it sounds like a good resource for you . I am praying for your family members, also, it seems the enemy is attacking your family at this time. God is greater and is in control.
I am also praying for all other requests and especially for those in Oklahoma who have been so tragically affected. I can't imagine the anguish of the parent whose children have perished. It is just heartbreaking.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-21-2013, 10:23 AM
BARGOO ~ my BIL thinks the same as you. I don't know what is going to happen but we are praying and trusting GOD to turn things to our favor for sure. I have two college degrees: one in Social Work (plus many years working in Nursing Homes & Group Homes with the elderly, disabled, and mentally ill & challenged), and a business degree including Accounting, so I am more than qualified to manage our finances. Add in that I am his wife and there should be no reason while I would not be granted stewardship of his/our financial affairs again. I have been doing a great job all these years, and the government is already aware of our situation for other reasons: we are an open book.

The home nurse will be coming to visit Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm. He and the team's social worker are trying to find out what is going on -- what this kind of trusteeship entails and what we can do. We have been told that this isn't usually done unless the person has no relatives to help them, or there is a very large amount of money to handle (which we don't), or a complaint on how things are being done (which hasn't happened becuz it isn't so).

It was just the way it was handled and how those two CAT members were being so rude; plus it was a surprise since they didn't tell us until the very end. All they had to do was talk to me. I still think that the action they took was unnecessary; and a terrible waste of the government's time and money. I have faith in the LORD that everything will work out in the end; and that He will turn things into good for us too.

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS and kind words of support. We sure have a lot on our plates in this family at this time, but GOD is our strength and will come to our rescue. I spent a lot time last night praying and praising and reading hope-filled scriptures -- that helped me feel a lot better. :hug:

Karen31
05-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Thanks for all the prayers. My son lives down there about 50 miles south and said they were dancing all around him but they were all fine. He texted me every couple hours so I wouldn't worry so much. So all my family and friends are fine. So very sad for so many!

Tomorrow is the 2 year anniversary of the one that hit us here in Joplin. It is still fresh in the minds for so many people.

Rosebud, I am praying that your situation gets straightened out. It has to be exhausting to have to fight all the time for what you know is right.

Need to get busy here but wanted to let everyone know I'm fine and praying for all.

bargoo
05-23-2013, 11:23 AM
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm: 118:24

Karen31
05-23-2013, 12:19 PM
Amen!!

EagleRiverDee
05-24-2013, 02:00 PM
Amen! And it's a beautiful day where I live, too. :)

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-24-2013, 02:56 PM
:wave: Same here -- around lunch time the :sunny: came out and it is warming up out there with a little breeze. My DAD & GRACIE dropped by on their way to their cottage -- they both look good and are in good spirits. We will see them before they go home again, I'm sure.

I'm feeling better today; had lots of energy so I vacuumed and dusted and cleaned the living-room couch, etc. Now I am resting my legs a bit. It is interesting that the US spell check says that livingroom without a hyphen is an error -- in Canada, we type it as one compound word. Well, there's your grammar lesson for the day ... :lol:

DH is doing good still; he said he didn't sleep as well as the night before but he did stay in his room/ensuite. He loved the day-away activity program so much he wanted to back today, but I had to remind him that the next day is Monday. So I got him to help me move things while I did the housechores today and he seemed to enjoy that.

BIL is taking him out shopping in a little while. We are having his favorite for dinner tonight: cheezeburgers. It is DH's 66th birthday and we have this beautiful chocolate, with whipped chocolate topping cake with chocolate sprinkles all over it. You guessed his favorite is chocolate no doubt -- he picked it out, of course. I got him a whole pile of fishing lures and together, we picked him up lots of activity stuff for his birthday; plus I'll give him some $MONEY$ -- he always likes that. ;)

My sister (Numpster) bought some fun summer games: BOCCI BALL and BOLA BALL (it is a three tiered bar that you throw double balls tied at each end by a string). DH learned to play that at a neighbour's place some time ago. We have also ordered a bean bag and ring toss game: two games in one. These are the type DH will be able to do.

I didn't realize that I was gonna chat so much; should have put this into the Encourager's thread I guess. Anyways indeed -- it is a lovely day and we must rejoice and be glad of it ... :D

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug: BTW, the mental health referral worker is coming this afternoon; we pray for a good meeting and they get the stewardship issue straightened out. The other CCAC home-visitor says not to be concerned about it and that it all should be ironed out already; plus that he is going to correct the misinformation for the record. GOD has given me great peace about this matter -- so I am sure it will all work out in the end, one way or another. Thanks for your prayers and PRAIZE GOD anyways!!!

bargoo
05-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Praise Him !
Praise Him !
Praise Him in the morning !
Praise Him in the noontime !
Praise Him when the sun goes down !

Karen31
05-24-2013, 08:30 PM
YAY!! Amen to that!!

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-24-2013, 09:30 PM
UPDATE ~ the Geriatric Mental Health worker came today and we had a long discussion. He and a social worker are trying to sort things out -- so we are praying that she can have some influence even though our file has been sent up to the Sudbury office since we actually live in the north. So maybe our prayers will help her when the financial trusteeship petition is actually processed which could take anywhere from a few to several weeks.

The GMH worker did his research just as I did, and found the same things as well. Some good things have come out of this for future clients at least. He said this is the first time a situation like this has come up, which was kind of funny becuz I had asked that question myself, "surely this isn't the first time this has come up?" But it is ... go figure.

We did get lots of help from the social services, the activity services, the home support services for the future, and some respite, etc. So while we did get a lot of the help we had been looking for; we got a little more than we bargained for. I guess the biggest glitch is giving us a manual or pamphlet on what the group (CCAC) is all about -- sharing what they can do for us; plus honestly & fully explaining what the assessment process entails (leaving nothing out); and they should involve the close family members better than they did in our case.

He hopes all this will change in the future -- well, it will for him at least. This is a new group with new members, so that may have played a factor too. The new co-ordinator has been informed and they are supposed to make sure that they do things differently in the future. The other thing is to make sure they talk to the family to make sure they have all the facts right. It is hard to make the correct decisions on someone's behalf if you only have part of the puzzle -- leaving several dozen pieces out, you can't finish the job right.

Plus if some of the pieces are missing entirely, i.e. like the facts, and the truth -- relying on assumption & insinuation & opinion, and the mixed-up and confused thoughts of an ill client ... you will never finish the puzzle at all. It is much wiser to work with the family than take such an aggressive & adversarial stance against them; that only puts their backs up and who can blame them.

They admit some steps were missed; like bringing someone in to talk about the financial aspects personally, but IMO that should have been done at the beginning, not as an after everything ran amuck kind of thing. Taking such a drastic step without talking to the family was a huge error, and has caused a lot of stress & trouble; will take a lot of time & effort to fix; and cost a lot of money for the family & the government, all of which could have been avoided.

If the GMHW and SW are successful, maybe all that can be thwarted in one full sweep; that's what we are hoping & praying for anyways. Now, if my blood pressure doesn't go up this week from all the stress, that would be a blessing too -- but, our GOD is able ... :)

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE -- I'll keep you posted ... :hug:

EDIT2ADD ~ I heard an interesting video today with, believe it or not, the infamous Alice Cooper. As some of you may not know, he is a Christian and has been for a good part of his life -- admitting that he was the epitome of the prodigal son. He said something very profound -- that he always tells people "Don't think that when you become a Christian, your life will be easier becuz it won't; actually, it will be harder" and he goes on to explain why. When you tell people you are a Christian, they watch you like a hawk; they judge how you live and talk; sometimes you are teased & mocked; and you better not make a mistake or they'll say you are a hypocrite (not Alice's words -- these are mine). We have problems just like everyone else does, and sometimes it seems like we have even more. It isn't that GOD offers us a charmed life -- no, no. He just offers to help us through the difficult times; and they will come, just as we have seen. He just wants us to trust him no matter what. Living the Christian life ain't for sissies, that's for sure ... good thing we have JESUS on our side! :D


If you want to hear the whole message, google "Surprise -- Alice Cooper is a Christian" on Youtube. I know I was supposed to hear that message today. Oh, here it is; I found it again ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3q7ycY9hbk PS: while I am not a big fan of his music or theatrics, I just found this little tidbit interesting; and this was kind of an answer to a question that I had thrown into the air this past week. GOD does answer us and will use the most unlikely sources sometimes. ;)

pattygirl63
05-25-2013, 05:50 PM
Rosebud Looks like things are beginning to come together. I pray God will continue to work things out for your good and for His Glory. Praying continued favor and preferential treatment for a wonderful quick work. Also pray your blood pressure stays steady in the midst of the stress.

Additional pray request for DH With all the pain DH has been in, he has been on a pain medicine for quite some time. The pain management doc is steadily taking him off of it. DH still has pain with his back, but it is better and it is good for him to come off the meds so he doesn't become addicted to it. Please pray with me for help him come off this medicine with no real problems and that the pain in his back will not increase. Thank you for your prayers.

Prayers continue going up for each one of you as well.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-25-2013, 06:22 PM
THANKS, TRISH -- am still sending up prayers for your DH (Toni). How is his shoulder? Does he still have pain there or just in his back? Hope the pain goes away so he can be med free soon ... :hug:

We will just hope and pray that things will get sorted out; that's all I can do really. Just trust GOD that there is a reason all this happened; and that He will turn it all into good for us and others too.

I realize that eventually, DH will have to go into full-time care. Meanwhile, the social workers here have already arranged for personal support care at our own home and respite care at a manor in a neighbouring town. I wanted to check that place out anyways -- so this will be a perfect opportunity. It would be a great transitional phase for DH as well; plus he likes the social interaction with lots of other people as he always has. I call him my social butterfly ...

Plus I am praying ahead now for that time, as I will need advice and wisdom on what to do, esp about our house. I am not sure that I could carry the place on my own, so I am asking GOD to work something out for me ahead of time. So, I will put my trust in Him for that as well. So many things to think about and arrange in complicated situations like this.

TRUST, TRUST, TRUST -- oh, how that rings in my ears so much these days. I pray for strength every day. THANKS for your prayers -- time to go check dinner ... ;)

ronni62
05-25-2013, 07:17 PM
Prayers for all.

I'm so down right now I can't think of anything else to say, except that I'll be praying. Please keep Mom in your prayers. Looks like we'll be trying for a committal on Tuesday when the courthouse is open. Don't know if it will happen, but, after today, we know we have to do something. Thanks and God bless.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-25-2013, 08:25 PM
RONNI -- sending up extra prayers for your mother, and you all, esp for Tuesday. Sometimes things have to get worse, before they can get better; that may be what you are experiencing right now. GOD knows that you are trying to help her; sometimes people are so sick that they just don't realize it -- i.e. Alzheimers' patients can't remember that they don't remember; the mentally ill don't realize they are sick: they think everyone else is; the mentally challenged don't know what they can't know, etc. We as family are doing our best; and it is so hard when others do things wrong and the good, loving families like ours, get tarred & feathered becuz of them.

There is a fine line between trying to help someone when you know they need it, yet not step on their personal rights; and trying to help a loved one, yet getting stomped on yourself (we are learning this now ourselves). Both the mentally ill and the family suffer in situations like these. It is so ironic really; and as our population ages, it is going to happen more and more and more.

So people, you better get ready. Get those wills and POA's made now while you can. Don't wait until your loved ones are sick; do it way ahead of time. If you own a home or property; get a will & POA made out at the same time, esp if you are married. If you have aging parents or other senior relatives make sure they have things like this in order, becuz if you/they don't, the government will be stepping in whether you/they like it or not.

We have to give GOD time to do His work, but know that ^PRAYERS^ continue ... :hug:


PRAYER REQUEST -- I forgot to ask you to pray for my BIL, Steve -- he has injured a disk in his lower back (lifting their riding lawnmower :nono:) and he can't get therapy until mid-June or later becuz they are so booked up. THANKS, faithful Warriors!

pattygirl63
05-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Ronni I am so sorry you are dealing with all this and yes I will be praying for all of you as you go through this situation praying God will help you get the help you need.

Rosebud DH shoulder pain disappeared once he had the neck surgery. We are very happy with the results of that. He still has difficulty swallowing at times, but not serious and we have been told that should eventually go away. His back problem has improved some with the prednisone he took, but he feels he might have needed more of it althought the problem with that is it made his blood sugar rise.

Sure will be praying for BIL Steve. Tony went through that long wait for treatment with his neck. So I sympathize with him having to wait and in such pain. Is he able to get pain meds while waiting? Tony did, but I never could tell that it helped. However, I thought maybe that as bad as it was that maybe it helped some. But his disk had ruptured in his neck and it was so severe. I pray Steve's isn't that bad and that something will happen and he can get help sooner.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-27-2013, 06:00 AM
TRISH -- thanks, prayers continue for TONI ... :hug:

Well, we will be going to the city hospital for the tests & exam for my fifth round of chemo. Pray that my red blood platelets are over 100 so that I can have the chemo treatment tomorrow (Tuesday) and stay on schedule. I have tried to eat lighter this time, so I hope I will stay the same or not gain too much from those steroids. Still, I am pleased that my side effects have leveled off so well. Just have had some sore muscles & fatigue this week.

PRAIZE GOD and thanks to Him for answered prayers, and all of you for your prayers for DH & I, and all our family too. I woke up really early this am becuz my mind knows that DH is going to an activity day and we have to go for my chemo prep exam/tests as well. Good thing, as the alarm clock got all screwed up somehow and says it is only 2:55 am -- maybe the hydro went off again. That happens a lot out here in the country.

^PRAYERS^ continue for you and yours ... :hug:

bargoo
05-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Rosebud, continuing to keep you and your entire family in prayer , that Rosebuds chemo will soon come to a successful end and that the entire family will see healing in their particular needs. Our God is able.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-27-2013, 11:51 PM
THANKS, EVERYONE -- Chemo round #5 is on for tomorrow am (Tuesday), even though my red blood platelets were only 94. They are lowering the dose a little bit so I can keep on schedule, which I am glad about -- so let's pray that they recover quickly with minimal side effects again for this round.

THANKS & PRAISE GOD that the last round went so great; I am truly blessed. Praying for gentle hands and kind hearts for the needle guy tomorrow and a pleasant day like last time too. The DA says that I am doing amazingly well since the meds they are giving me are so strong; that is thanks to our GOD, I'm sure and faithful prayers of friends like you all and loved ones too.

DH loves his day-away activity program; gets so excited about going and I am glad for him. We just wish they had more days but I think 3 a week is so great really. I pray that we can find enuff days for him when we get back home too; we have one lined up already; and another club I am investigating that a friend is on the board that I think he might like.

I have had some pain in my right side: thought is was a strained muscle or a kidney problem, but turns out it is a kind of age-related arthritis or degeneration in my right hip and spine (a kind of wear & tear). The best thing is to help is to lose weight, but they want me to wait to tackle this when the chemo treatments are done. I have been successful making my daily menu healthier, so will continue that line with more lean protein, more salads for lunch, and more fruit for snacks & desserts.

PRAISE GOD for guidance and wisdom and strength in this area, as the steroids have caused a lot of hunger and weight-gain. Just these last two rounds to go -- almost there. On Thursday, we leave for a very long trip to Thunder Bay for our niece's wedding -- praying for a safe trip and lots of travelling angels to go with us too since it is about 19 hours each way, give or take an hour or two.

We will sleep over about 2/3 the way there, and go the rest of the way on Friday morning. I have never been there, so it will be a nice holiday-type excursion for me. Everyone is looking forward to it, and seeing our youngest sister and her DH again -- it has only been 20 years since we've seen them (they have been working all over the country). We will also see our great-nephew for the first time as well.

BIL, Steve -- is applying for a job tomorrow that he hopes he will get as a driver for people who need rides to & fro (like us). He has experience in this area already (with the disabled); and he was taxi driver in the past as well. He is certainly experienced and qualified, but has to pass a long qualification process (about four months). Praying that he is accepted and the LORD's blessing upon him as he pursues for this position.

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS and kind words of support, friends. Time for bed as we have a very early 8 am chemo appointment tomorrow am ... :hug:

bargoo
05-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Rosebud , I am praying for Steve's job, not just for him but for his future passengers. How wonderful it will be to have an experienced Christian driver
I pray that your chemo goes well today and that you will get a compassionate person to insert the needle. I am asking for traveling mercy so you may have a wonderful trip and reunion with your sister and family.

pattygirl63
05-28-2013, 01:27 PM
Rosebud Since Bargoo prayed the exact words that I was going to, I will just come into agreement with her prayer for you in the Name of our Precious Lord Jesus Christ.

I know y'all are praying for Tony. He starts therapy today for his back, I would appreciate your prayers for this to go well and be successful. Thanks.

Prayers continuing for everyone here for prayers spoken and the unspoken ones. Blessings to all.

bargoo
05-28-2013, 03:29 PM
Trish, praying that Tony will have successful therapy for his back .

pattygirl63
05-29-2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the prayers for DH. His therapy went well. He was sore and I can tell from his moaning in his sleeping that he still is. However, we are getting ready for a cousin coming to town Friday that he hasn't seen in 20 yrs and he we spent most of the night and he continued when I went to bed at 3am cleaning. It has given us the reason to get our house back the way it was before all the kids moved in. I'm not good at getting things reorganized, but I'm good at keeping it that way so now I feel like I almost have my house back. Now I'm ready to tackle my bedroom and bedroom closet.

He found out from therapist that his tailbone is curved to the right side which probably causes a lot of his pain. Don't really know what that means once we take care of the other back problem. He goes back for therapy next Monday and Wednesday and the I understand that he will go once a week for a while. At least hope is in sight.

Prayers continue for all. Have a blessed day.

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-29-2013, 01:31 PM
THANKS EVERYONE -- for all your prayers for my family and I; my chemo round #5 went terrific. The needle guy did fantastic; got him to stick with my right hand where the veins are bigger. I had no symptoms during the day at all; and we all had a great day chatting there.

One lady near me was very thin, weak, and ill -- wanted to put her name on here and forgot to write it down. I have been meeting so many new people lately and it is hard to recall everyone's names and their positions. So I am trying to write them all down; next time I will take a sticky note pad to write their names down. We are still praying for her as GOD knows who she is and she sure needs help: the lady with the pink hat and green outfit beside me will do, I'm sure.

I had more nausea in the middle of the night, so had to take a gravol pill. This was expected as the symptoms get worse with each round. Had swelling of gums the 3rd week so had to take some special mouth wash and a Benadryl allergy pill which worked great. I just used peroxide mixed with 50% water and that helped the mouth sores go away. They prescribed me a special mouthwash with antibiotics in it, but it wasn't covered and cost me $28.00 -- won't be refilling that; I'll stick with the peroxide at $3.00 and the allergy pills at about .50 cents each thanks. ;)

I forgot to take my steroids until 10:30 am and was wondering why I was having so much nausea -- that is what they are for: to take away the nausea and prevent vomiting. My doctor confessed to me on Monday that the steroids are making me gain weight (not just making us all hungry); they lower your metabolism which makes you gain weight. So I will be meeting with the dietician to see where I can shave off some calories in a healthy way but not go too low either. It may be that no matter how low I go, I will not lose. Some people lose so much they can't gain weight, but some of us stay the same or even gain; it depends on how your body reacts to the meds in your chemo treatment and the steroids. I have always had a slow metabolism so that makes it harder for me; but if you had a faster metabolism, ate light, or were very active -- you may have trouble keeping your weight up.

So, that's one more round down -- just one more chemo to go next month around the 17th I think. Will let you know as we go. Praying the symptoms won't be too bad while on our trip this week coming. Should be OK this week, but may start having some on the way home, around the 5-7th day in (June 1 and forward). Please pray that the symptoms/allergic reactions will be minimal at best -- thanks!

I am going to take my laptop with me so that I can keep in touch with you in the evenings or early mornings. We do plan some sight=seeing and eating in 1 or 2 special places, and I want to do a bit of shopping if I can. Everyone here is super excited about the trip; and I am mostly packed now -- just have to pack the tops, dresses, suit, and shirts so that they won't wrinkle too much.

UPDATE -- A man is coming at 3 pm to see me about that financial stewardship issue; says he has some ideas for me how to handle it that may help us, so we'll see what he has to say. The social worker did put in a recommendation on my behalf and asked for any fees to be waived, but we'll have to wait a while before that will be processed. Pray that the meeting goes well; and that the LORD gives me the right words to say. I only want to do what is right and wise in this case.

THANKS for your support and prayers; they help so much -- and THANK GOD for hearing and answering our prayers, as we had many answered this week ... the door handle on their car fixed for only $5.00; BIL's broken piano is being replaced; the pc's that broke/fell and crashed were replaced; errors fixed on the pc's; BIL's mother is doing really well: walking again and received monetary compensation for therapy and home support, and lots & lots of help from many groups and church people (PRZ GOD); plus many other blessings as well.

We must always remember to note the many answers to prayer and the blessings we do get, as sometimes other issues can blurr them out. I found keeping a gratitude journal helps us to keep track of the many answers we do get -- they often far outnumber the issues that come up. I think the problems just seem so big and insurmountable sometimes that you can feel overwhelmed when you are particularly hit hard like our family has been lately. Still we will PRAISE GOD and THANK HIM EVERY DAY, becuz we know HE is helping us and answering our prayers too.

Gotta finish packing now -- take care everyone & GOD BLESS ... :flow2: