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  1. I haven't been on here for quite awhile and saw this thread...saying lots of prayers. At the end of last October my mother-in-law fell during the night busting her head open and was hospitalized for several days. Lab tests showed that her very mild form of a pre-leukemia condition had turned extremely aggressive and they gave her only 30 days...she passed away December 2nd. At the end of December my DH had a dr. visit and after being cancer free for 2 years we were told that it was back DH had daily radiation all of February, March, and into the first week of April...he didn't miss a day of work but was really tired. We just found out this week that the radiation didn't work and that the lab level before radiation is now more than 4X higher. We had a bone scan and some other tests done this morning and will meet with a medical oncologist on Wednesday. Before all this started we had found some land (after looking for approx 15 years) and were in the middle of building our little house. We still have the big house in town and are trying to get it sold. Everything is a little overwhelming right now but I know God is always good. Just putting one foot in front of the other.
  2. We will have our meal on Wednesday. Son and his wife are having Thanksgiving day with her family and then Christmas with us. All the other kids will be able to be here on that day also A young man (20 years old), that my oldest dd graduated from high school with, invited EVERYONE on Facebook that didn't have family or a place to go to come to his house for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday ..... I told him I thought he had bitten off way more than he could handle but that we would be free to help if he needed it.
  3. It has been a very steady rain since I got up at about 5am. We really have been praying for rain but, after so many delays, they were suppose to start framing our new 'little house' today. We were hoping to be moved by Christmas but that's not going to happen. We've had many delays but it seems when we have unexpected delays we discover something that was wrong or misunderstandings and fix them. I've been de-cluttering the house and have started to pack some things up and put them in storage so we can put the 'big' house on the market. I had a booth reserved for the craft fair in November but with all that has been going on I haven't made all the items I intended to so will be cancelling my booth for this year . Now I can put all that in storage and get it out of our way until next year. We went to Aldi's today and they seemed to be well stocked but several of the items I wanted were close to their expiration date so I passed. Someone gave my youngest dd a kitten a couple of weeks ago and the vet confirmed last week that it had ringworms Now me and the middle daughter both have a couple of 'spots' on us. We've been to the dr. for meds but I tried olive leaf oil spray on it earlier. It's suppose to kill everything. Her free little kitten has cost us a small fortune in vet and medical bills. Hope you all have a blessed day
  4. Thank you Ms. Stephanie. You have no idea how much of a blessing this is to me.
  5. It seems that the protocols are all over the place...some things allowed in some areas and not in others. I've heard of people being denied other types of treatments and was shocked that they are doing so much chemo on my MIL at her age. She starts round four tomorrow and wants to die because it makes her so ill. She gets so sick and dizzy that she's had a couple of bad falls. Dh has asked her repeatedly to get a second opinion and she just tells him that "They are professionals and they know what they're doing."
  6. My mother-in-law is in her 80's and they started chemo on her about a month ago for a very early stage leukemia. I believe she has had 2 rounds of 2 shots daily for a week each and 3 blood transfusions. She has her medicare and a small supplement insurance.
  7. When we found out DHs biopsy came back as cancer the Dr. who did the (barbaric) biopsy and gave us the results said that dh needed a shot right then and didn't make it real clear what the shot was but that it was needed. After the nurse gave the shot they then told us we had plenty of time to make decisions about surgery because it could not be done for at least 6 weeks following the shot. Our heads were going in all diirections and we just weren't thinking straight....soon we were billed over $3000 for a "chemo" treatment for a drug that has been under FDA review and thousands of lawsuits are pending . We quickly made an appointment with DHs' pulmonologist (sp?)... He doesn't know a lot about cancer but he is one of the very few people we trust in the medical field and we have a tremendous amount of respect for him. He sat with us for over an hour (ocasionnally leaving for a few minutes to see other patients) and made several calls to help us find the best care. He is an adventist and normaly has a different way of treating things but it has always been amazingly effective. He told us one thing that I will NEVER forget.....he knew we were overwhelmed and we had a lot of choices to make but we needed to realize that if you go to a general practicioner (M.D.) that normally they are trained at traditional medical schools that are greatly funded by pharmaceutical companies so they tend to prescibe meds to solve medical problems...it's what they know. A surgeon is trained to do surgery to solve medical problems....it's what they know. An oncologist is trained to use chemo and radiation to address medical issues...it's what they know. They aren't wrong and usaully mean you no harm but doing what they've been trained to do. We changed doctors and dh had surgery. We prayed that the cancer would be totally contained and when they did surgery they said the cancer was all in a tight little sack and that the sack was pefectly healthy tissue...PRAISE GOD!!! No chemo, no radiation and after a year still testing cancer free. I am so thankful for our dear Dr. friend. He changed our whole perspective on medical treatment and told us that we had to be our own advocates for what was right for us and not let anyone (even doctors) make decisions about our medical care.
  8. After years and years of looking for land we finally found some about a year ago. We were just getting over my DHs bout with cancer and had our 2 oldest children get married with in weeks of each other so our plates were pretty full. After months and months of planning they are suppose to break ground tomorrow on our new home. I have drawn the plans over and over and over again....and I'm finally happy with it (I think..lol) It's quite a bit smaller than what we have now but has a lot less wasted space and is laid out to better meet our needs. I have let my supplies dwindle a bit because I dreaded having to move them but made sure we have plenty of storage at the new place
  9. Hubby will work all weekend. He was suppose to work today but our middle dd had gallbladder surgery. While caring for her I plan on getting the painting finished in my room. I need to pack up things for a local charity, declutter the house more, and clean. Trying to get the house ready to list and I have already procrastinated way too long. We couldn't make it up to our land today but I'm hoping that they got all the dirtwork done and at least started on the footings. May try to run up there real quick to see
  10. Ours has steadily gone up over the last couple of years but we live in a house that's almost 100 years old. We're going to start building a new house in the next couple of months and my insurance agent has told me that our premium should be cut in half. WOOHOO!!
  11. If Azure Standard delivers in your area they have the 5 gallon gamma lid for $6.15 and the 2 gallon lids for $4.70. I like the 2 gallon size because they are easier for me to lift and move around.
  12. My pastor was surprised and pleased that one of his sheep would want the anointing of the sick as commanded in James 5: 14-15. This Thursday at 3pm, we will ask in faith, for God's complete healing of my body, in obedience to His Word. This is a gentle and kind man, who I admire and trust. I thought I would share his reply that he sent to me earlier today. "Dear Larry, I believe in the text, and I believe in the anointing with oil. And, I always have a bottle of oil on the corner of my desk if you would ever want to have me anoint you with oil, please come by and we will do that ok! I have a funeral Thursday morning, but have nothing in the afternoon Thursday!" We will be praying in Oklahoma The Sunday before my dh's surgery the members of our church prayed for healing. The Dr. said the cancer was much more aggressive than they had thought but that it was totally contained in a 'sack'. We KNOW that prayers work. Blessings, BB
  13. (((drumrunner))) My DH was diagnosed in February of 2012 with surgery 2 months later. So far his follow ups have been good. We have done a few alternative things we researched (mostly diet) but know that God will handle it. He has 2 friends who were diagnosed before him and they are having a much tougher road. Prayers to you and your family....
  14. My vintage laptop was dying a very loud and painful death...lol. Dh got me a new one for my birthday and it's taken me a bit to get it loaded with all my old sites THANKS so much for the birthday wishes
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