WHERE IS HOPE?

Hope

Hope may hide but it never disappears. Like the wind it simply waits to be awakened, to be appreciated and to be stirred.

Hope lies within the depths of the human spirit, often bruised and beaten, often buried, yet it never dies. It lies beneath the sod, breathing through a reed.

Hope waits in the wings of the theater of life, watching as we are torn and shaken by life’s events. It watches as we despair, awaiting its cue to play its part.

Hope is always free.

Hope surrounds us as air, daylight and comforts of rest

Hope is all around us in many hiding places.

It waits in the bulb of a daffodil, in its infinite wisdom knowing when to burst forth in a riot of yellow, white or sun drenched orange.

Hope waits within each seed of life, holding the genetic secrets deep within. To taste a celery seed is to taste the entire crop. One single basil seed can grow into a plant so hearty as to provide a summer of pesto. A single tomato seed can germinate and climb a wall carrying its abundance of red fruit on its back.

Hope naps within a rosebud awaiting its debut.

Hope lies within each act of love between a childless couple.

Hope alights within each crack of dawn.

Hope floats within each breaking wave as it grabs the sandy shore.

Hope wrestles with despair within an aching heart as it courteously waits for despair to stop shouting and acting out as the angry child in the room.

Hope is born with us or may actually precede us and longs to help light our way.

It is we who allow it to thirst, to starve and to take a backseat in our life.

Hope is never pushy, invasive or goes where it is not invited.

If hope leaves us for a while, it is by choice, often unconscious but always a choice.

Hope cannot breathe in a room full of melancholia, cynicism and pessimism.

Hope is often alive in grief and is the unknown relative holding the grieving one in its arms.

Hope is often our only friend and ally.

Hope is there when all else leaves.

Choose hope and it will surprise you with its strength and the miracles it brings.

Hope waits.

202 thoughts on “WHERE IS HOPE?

  1. Lyn dear, I think running your possible trade-in is a sound idea. Those kind of things matter but…won’t it get dirty again on such a long drive? Glad SB is going with you. I hate haggling too. Just get the facts on the price, etc. If they jerk you around grab your purse like you’re leaving, then tell them you aren’t going to be jerked around. I always embarrass my DH when we car shop for me..but I win or I don’t buy. With him it’s like a sport. For me it’s more like a bullfight and I hate bullfighting. Safe journey.
    I know…the idea of putting a needle into my nipple, come on!. I will probably announce clearly to the doctor that I am an old nurse and remember clearly where his gonads are located!
    Yes, you do seem to be turning into a cat lady, but clearly not crazy. Love the way you all snuggle. Think of all that free warmth you’re getting. Love you, Sue

  2. Annie, well, OUCH! Does that stab wound need a stitch or two or do you keep butterfly bandages on hand? Take care dear girl and get a new kitten. You need to snuggle…Love, Sue

    • No stitches needed. Stopped the bleeding with ice and pressure and then butterflied it.
      Yes I do need a new kitty. Just haven’t found the right one yet. I think they sorta pick you… =^β€’^=

  3. Pommum or Brenda dear, Sounds like your week was a wowser. I know we love the little ones but they do require a thousand trips for this and that. Oh my dear, that is entirely too much snow. Can’t imagine…now if you want to talk rain, we can match you with our waves going down the street. Thanks for your sweet message here and on FB. I think I’m such a fortunate woman to have friends like you and the other dear ones on here. Love to you and sounds like you need to rest…Love you, Sue

  4. Suzanne
    I do hope you get to this clinic soon with all the bloods done, it seems so long.i would go to your dr to explain about it all to see what he thinks
    Well hope you are getting a decent sleep
    Chris

    • Chris, if you leave me alone for 5 minutes, I’m asleep. Think it’s the side effects of getting off the prednisone.
      So yes I’m sleeping. Good thing is I don’t feel the pain while I’m in la la land. Today just touching me hurts. I’m aching all over. Maybe the weather has something to do with that also. God only knows.
      Hope you had a good day today and a fun time at lunch DD & GS. Love you big!
      XXX

  5. Mornin All:
    Boy stay off one night and ya’all just load it up !! Sue, I am with you on staying busy, if I am stressed I have to work , can’t sit still.
    Said a long prayer for you this am, and I KNOW He will be there with you.
    Suzanne, so sorry about the BIL and your sister. Prayers my dear for their health. You hang in there. Unfortunatly, it is a long road with those rhuemy’s. You find one, then you have ALL the testing and trials. They never leave you on meds someone else prescribed. It will come one day soon. Farming is such hard work and without help almost impossible. My friends have about 10 head of cows, 7 horses and lots of little critters. In the winter they are on the run all the time to feed . They do have a running creek thru their land so water is not an issue. LOT”s of work though.

    I am going swimming this am, so will make this short. Linda and Crabby so good to hear from you both. Still miss so many who used to chime in, but I know you are reading.
    Take care everyone and have a blessed day ! Back up int he high 50’s today πŸ™‚
    love
    Tonie

  6. Hello everyone ~

    Having a hard day and just wanted to peek in and say Hello. Haven’t been able to spend much time on the computer, as my husband is using it most of the time. He is looking for employment, as his last contract position ended in Feb. But this morning, he is at a doctor’s appointment, so I have some time to type away.

    I am down, and can’t seem to struggle out of the grey shroud (depression?) that smothers me. I just am tired of surviving, going from one crisis to the next. I just want life to be “normal” again. I’m not happy and can’t seem to find that joy that should be in my life because I am a child of God. 😦 I’ve had enough of my problematic body, and dragging around with no zip and no energy. I am giving all I have to simply work 4 days a week and then keep up with other business of life. Plus I feel weighed down because of my husband’s illness. I worry about what will happen with that. Yes, I know that worrying is a bad thing. But it’s claws have their grip on me.

    wow….I sound pretty bad, don’t I? I don’t want to come across as “negative,” I’m just hurting and really have no one to share with. I hope you all don’t mind that I vent here. I desperately want to know that others understand and “get it.”

    Well….thanks for listening. I’m going to have some lunch and listen to the Noon news. Hopefully I can check in later and catch up with all of you…

    Trish

    • Trish, Okay, listening to the news is NOT gonna help your blues !! STAY AWAY from the NEWS !! Watch a comedy instead ! We all have those times, and you are not special (I don’t mean that in a bad way) you are not negative. Just hang in there and remember He told us that we are not given to a spirit of FEAR, sit and worship Him a while, give Him praise and HE always comes to the praise. His spirit will lift you like no other can. You have a lot on you, (more than me, I am alone with no hubby that is sick) but you can overcome it. One day , then the other. Just remember NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS !!
      TOnie

      • Tonie, You’re right about the news, but I want to know what’s going on in the world….to a degree!!

        Thank you for your encouragement. I do need to simply rest with God, reading and praising and remembering what the most important things are. So often, though, the resting quickly turns to napping! πŸ™‚ I was thinking earlier about writing down some Bible verses on 3×5 cards, and keeping them handy. I used to do this alot, but haven’t for a while. Then I can quickly turn to some truth when I have one of those moments.

        Thanks again!!
        Trish

    • Trish dear, so, you’ve discovered you are human as life piles on top of you? Each of us understand. Fear just proves you are just that…and it’s okay. Just don’t linger there. Get out as much as you can and look for the joy. Notice animals, sunsets, flowers, other people…everything around you and you won’t feel you’re the only one suffering. No new, no horror, none of that crap they’re peddling at the video stores and TV about drugs, etc. So much violence all around us right now but there are just as many wonderful things to see, to share, to smell. Spring is coming and already arrived in some areas. Go to a nursery, a zoo or any place where there is life. We have the mighty Columbia River here and it helps to see it, almost five miles wide in all of it’s majesty. I think that’s why the Bible often mentioned the strength we get from lifting our eyes unto the hills. There is history there, and the proof life continues our God is almighty.
      I know you have some legitimate concerns which makes it all the more difficult, about your own health and your husband’s. My dear, just find a place of peace and quiet and ask for the strength to go through the eye of the storm. .
      Each of us have them come into our lives, some more than others. Prayers and hugs dear lady. Sue

      • Sue, I know what you just wrote was for Trish but it seems like exactly what I needed to hear!
        Yesterday was beautiful weather and I felt so happy and hopeful, almost like myself again. I played on the playground with my little patients- pushing swings, blowing bubbles, digging in the sand table…felt good to have the sun on my face, a gentle breeze and some light exercise- we’ve been cooped up so much this winter it felt like a party just to be outside!
        This morning I awoke to a lot of pain, gray skies, and an equally dismal mood… We had our sewing circle at church to work on the little dresses for the orphans. I was supposed to be there 45 min early to help set up/ organize our workstations. Alas, I woke up at the time I was already supposed to be there, so I got dressed, rushed over there, but felt like I’d let Pat down (she normally does this, but is out of town and asked me to coordinate for her- She called me when I had not arrived yet as Tracy had called her, but it must’ve been while I was driving or unloading the car.) There were others who got things up and running but I felt so scattered and anxious the whole time. Pat texted me, even after knowing I had been late, and thanked me for my “leadership” today. I just started crying on the spot. I hate days like this when my body hurts, my mind is a hot mess, and all I can do is cry about it!!!
        My doc is adjusting the doses on my Cymbalta, and started me back on low dose of Lyrica as I couldn’t take the neurontin- it made me violently ill. Add in the Wellbutrin and Lamotrigine I take for depression along with all my breathing meds and I feel like a spaced-out-hysterically-weeping-jittery-psycho-bitch-of-a-pharmaceutical-crap-shoot.
        I really think it might be time to fire my doc; my life is not a game of chemical Russian Roulette!

        That said, just pray for me to be in the eye of the storm right under God’s wing. Speaking of storms were having a real doozie here. Got soaked to the skin and chilled to the bone going from church to my car after service this evening. Been home for almost two hours and I’m finally getting warm again. I haven’t had to take many pain pills since my back surgery but I think I’ll make a exception tonite. I’m just SO DONE with this day!

      • thanks so much, Sue… Yes, your words are “spot on.” I must focus on the good, the joy, and the overcoming of life. It will be a work in progress, though, as I really seem to have hit a low spot. My nerves were spun so tight today that I broke down in front of an insurance agent. Very embarrassing, but she didn’t hold it against me.

        I haven’t read thru all the comments today yet, but I hope that you are as well as you can be. Any news on the biopsies? Hope your eyes are okay, even improving.

        bless you & everyone here πŸ™‚
        Trish

      • Annie ~ I’m glad Sue’s words ministered to you as well. I can relate to some of your experiences, especially being on the yo-yo of good days (and moods) and then bad days (and moods)….Hang in there, keep remembering those beautiful bubbles in the spring sunlight…. πŸ™‚

        Trish

  7. Trish
    I know we’ve all been there and some of us still living with that feeling,I know I try to fight it when it comes in its different forms. Then sometimes you can’t believe it just goes and gets worse!
    Can you take some time out? Go somewhere different for the day….read a good book…sometimes I know I need to be taken out of myself for a while, a good read sometimes is good for me
    Also comming on here and just posting as you did ,is something I do to…keep doing it as I know the others will post something that just might stir you
    Oh ……listening to the news….ugh…not always a good idea!
    Chris

    • Chris,
      Thanks for those suggestions, and yes, I try various things to keep myself “up” and positive. There are so many things to do, though, that it’s hard to take a break from “responsible things,” and focus on me-time. Today, though, I made myself a nutritious lunch, and then went with my husband to pick up medicine and visit his parents. That did get my focus off of myself and all the problems for a little bit.

      Oh yes….Listening to the news should be listed as a most depressing thing to do!! I thought Florida was bad, with all the crime & heartache & violence, but it really is in every location, city, state. Did you hear about that missing airline?! So crazy….

      Hope you had a good day….Anything planned for the weekend? I’ve got to work, my husband is helping some people move, and then we’ll go to church on Sunday…..

      Take Care,
      Trish

      • Hi Trish, It’s so hard when we are feeling down. We all go to that dark place but we have to pull ourselves out. Harder to do than to say. Where do you work? Wish I could go back to work. Will be getting my last pay at the end of March, hopefully Long Term Disability will kick in but so far no news on that. Not really sure what I will do???
        I agree listening to the news can be depressing but gee I listen to it every evening. You are right the crime and Heartache, violence is everywhere today. But there are still lots of good people too we can’t forget that. I can’t even bring my self to imagine how the families of the plane crash or whatever happened are feeling.
        Nice to hear you went out with your DH and visited with his parents. Funny how doing that can take our focus off ourselves and our problems. Good for you! Hope you have a good Saturday and Sunday will be good going out to church.
        Do take good care Trish and know that we are all praying for you. You are not alone in this.
        XXX

      • Suzanne ~ Thanks for your comments. I work part time at Cracker Barrel, in the Ole’ Country Store. It’s a mixed blessing, as selling talking pigs, ole’ timey toys, and unusual candies is mostly a fun distraction. On the other hand, this ole’ body complains at the long hours on my feet. Oh well…..

        I hope you DO get that Disability….When will you know? Will be asking God to make that a reality. It would probably lift off much financial concern for you, yes?

        Take Care,
        Trish

  8. Dear Sue ~ Sure hope your day went well….Wasn’t today the day of your biopsy? Praying for you for extra strength, good results, and a calm, relaxing weekend.
    Trish

    • Hi Trish, We don’t have a Cracker Barrel, here in Quebec but it certainly sounds like a fun place to work. Yes I can imagine the long hours on your feet must be very hard to take.
      I should know about the disability in about 3 to 4 weeks. Thanks you for the prayers, we can never have too many prayers that is for sure. Yes you are right about that, the financial stress I’ve been under is certainly not helping me at all.
      Hope the sun is shining and you are able to get outside and just enjoy the trees, birds…. always does the soul good.
      Gentle hugs to you my friend.
      XXX

  9. Hi, all. We are back from a LONG day. 5 hours total in the car, and many hours waiting around. But, I have a new ride. Sue, you’d not have made it through the day, or not easily at least, but you’d like the new wheels. Along the lines of your beloved blue Mustang – it is a convertible. Rich navy blue in color with the same blue soft top, black leather interior – and all wheel drive! So I still have my all wheel drive. πŸ™‚ Now I’m pooped. SB went with me. He wants to go look at a car for himself tomorrow and I have to go along there since the car he’s looking at is a manual transmission and he hasn’t really driven but a couple of times in a parking lot. Mom to the rescue. So, I’ll need to drive it. I have mixed emotions about him trading his car on this particular one, but I guess I’ll go see it. I have to check the latest forecast, but there is a chance for snow Sunday into Monday. I’m ready for spring!

    • Okay Lyn, If I wasn’t so fond of you I’d be having bad thoughts of jealousy right now. Indeed…sound wonderful. You’ll be able to enjoy the spring so much more from a convertible. Sound wonderful with so many features. Is it a Mustang? The kids will always want to be borrowing it, you know. Hope what is right will be for SB and his search.
      You’re right my rear would be worse than it is right now after that kind of ride but bet it is comfortable. I drive a 6 year old Lincoln Navigator and I love it and bought it for the comfort of the leather, soft seats. We are seeing signs of spring and it’s wonderful but still wet here. Hang on…it’s coming. Enjoy and have fun. Love you, Sue

      • No, Sue, it’s not a Mustang. As SB would tell you, I got a killer deal on a 2004 Audi TT Quattro Roadster. I will miss my moon roof – I know, that sounds silly, but even in winter I kept the shield open so the sun could shine through the glass. It seems so dark in this one, but come warmer weather, slather on the sunscreen and put that top down! I do still have my other two favs – heated seats, and all wheel drive for nasty weather. SB will want to drive it for sure. DD won’t want to drive it, but will want to take rides in it. She doesn’t know how to drive manual – and it is a 6 speed – and I really don’t think she’ll feel like learning. SB, on the other hand has wanted to learn from the get go. He will get it quickly, I’m sure. He very much drives by “feel” already and pays close attention to others when they are driving manual. He will just need to feel the coordination, which should be easy for him we think. DH wants us to take the car this evening to visit his parents. His dad just had a second back surgery to free up nasty nerve pain in his hip. His surgery site is still sore, but he says his hip feels much better already. That’s good. Poor guy was having a devil of a time getting around.

        Tonie, I know. I am so glad I learned stick right away. I am confident I could hop in any car in an emergency and drive it. A good skill to have. Glad SB wants to learn.

        Sue, I understand the desire and need for comfy seating. I’m sure your Lincoln is nice and comply. I like the ease of cleaning leather, too. I wasn’t sure how these seats would be, but on the drive home yesterday the seat seemed to really fit me well. The seat length is right for me – not always the case as I’m only 5’2″ – and seems to just curl around me. Being a sports car there was a chance the seats would be too firm, but I felt pretty good. :). SB was even ok with his troublesome back, so that is something. I’m so excited for you and your weekend visiting with son and GS!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

        Oh, and Tonie, congrats for wrangling and disposing of that troublemaking ‘possum!

    • Lyn, congrats !! Sounds like a fun car. I think all kids need to learn how to drive a manual. It comes in handy sometimes

  10. Trish
    Well this w.end for Saturday we are around my dad’s flat so the cleaners can see his carpet again and arrange a time to redo, his mattress will be dry after being cleaned so will make his bed.then go visit him in hosp. Meeting my DD and GS there at the hosp then go for lunch. All this seems to take over your life,you wouldn’t believe how long it takes to get parking and get to the ward,then sort out what’s happening
    Taking a break from responsible things seems impossible ,I try but it beats me! Sometimes it’s easier to just go with it! But it seems there is no time for yourself and your own self….I don’t know the answer….but I do know it seems a break just to get to bed at nite. I know the morning rolls up with the same again and it affects and colours everything. I watch some decent progs on TV or read or go to any favorate place ,sometimes to church and just sit there. Maybe you do need to focus on youself and not fight it .can you share it with your DH,or do you keep it all to yourself? However you can always do so here ……
    Hope the drs appt went ok for your husband

    Yea that is odd about the plane,they say now it was still around a few hrs after it disappeared. The poor relatives ,
    Well it’s nearly 1am and as usual I don’t sleep

    Sue
    Hope all went well. Been thinking of you all day and how you are
    Hope to get some sleep now..huh! Chris

    • Chris dear, now the airplane business is looking like a high jacking. Oh my dear, you have so much on your plate. I wonder why we say that? Our cup is full and overflowing when we’re blessed but our plates, that’s a negative plus that old adage about the glass being half full or half empty. Glad you’re getting your Dad’s place ship shape. Pray for a favorable outcome. Take a few mins for you, okay? Much love..Sue

    • You sound very busy Chris, hope it all works out well for you. Happy you are meeting up with your DD & GS for lunch. Will do you good to have a little break in the action. Pace yourself my dear.
      Thinking of you and sending angels.
      Love you big.
      XXX

    • Chris ~ You’re taking care of your Dad, right? That is challenging and tiring, but in the end, very rewarding because you are helping the weak ones among us. Hope the flat has cleaned up nice.

      Almost time for a nap….My break for this afternoon, then to cook dinner. Well, I’ll just have to cook some of it, because the meatloaf was previously frozen. Love easy nights…

      Good day,
      Trish
      PS ~ Are you in England?

    • Oh dear Lyn,
      Your car sounds wonderful!!!! I’m also thinking the children will want to borrow it lots. You go and enjoy that beautiful navy blue car. Hope all goes well for your son.
      Enjoy
      XXX

  11. Dearest Friends, Please forgive me for being so late in posting. I am lying here with boob still attached after an early morning hour and a half on the ultrasound table. Had four biopsies. All was down by the radiologist under the guidance of a tech and the ultrasound. They left in a marker to get to the spot in case it is something that has to be treated. He aided me a bit by going in on the side inside of the front. Guess he thought I’d fly off the table? Two of them looked like cysts but the big one, 2 cm. looked like a growth but keep in mind there are many growths besides cancer…she tells herself. I had to be propped on my right side and hold my left arm above my head for the whole time. I’m feeling all of that today. Have an ice pack to use on the boobie if necessary. Not my favorite experience but not too bad. I was plenty aggressive and asked for drinks every few mins. from my seltzer I brought with me and put in my drops in the eyes before and after. Even took my own pillow. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Won’t have results for 5 or 6 days from the pathology report. One day at a time. I am very nauseous. Think it’s just nerves and fatigue. Son and GS coming for the weekend from TX. I can’t do all that I normally do and it’s hard for me..no baking, house semi clean with Jim’s help, etc.
    It was babysitting day after school and Jim missed GD’s bus and she went for a long ride. She was very good about it. I fell asleep while they were here and I hate that but this was an unusual day. My life is in the Lord’s hands and pray all will be well. Love each of you. What a brave bunch all of you are. Sue

    • Sue, I am sure your son and grandson see no mess or dirt, only “HOME”. Mom’s house is a safe haven always. I pray you have a good time with them this weekend. Take care and know I love you and am praying
      Tonie

      • Sue, I agree with Tonie. And I’m so glad you have that procedure behind you. I had to have my arms overhead for a procedure a few years ago and HATED it! I couldn’t believe how much it hurt. But we do what we need to do, don’t we. Now rest, ice as needed. You know the drill. Prayers will continue. πŸ™‚

  12. Sue
    I think you are the bravest of our bunch with how you are and the experiences you’ve had this last year..
    What a day for you…just wallow with your family this w end and enjoy them just being with you.they come to see you and Jim not the house! I know you won’t feel like doing all you usually do ,but let them take care of you for a couple of days, they will want to do that
    Wish we could all come and take it on a rota to help out.instead we will all be praying for a good outcome and an easier year for you and Jim
    You must be so sore all over ,prayers right now and for some peace of mind as well, you try and get the rest you need
    Love Chrisx

  13. DEAR SUE, OH LORD WHAT A HORRIBLE DAY, AND YET YOU STILL REMAIN SO POSITIVE…..A LESSON TO US ALL. THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL SOON GO, BUT IT WON’T SEEM LIKE IT WILL IT?? I KNOW WE ARE COLLECTIVELY PRAYING FOR YOU MY DEAR FRIEND, AND FEEL SURE THE LORD IS WATCHING OVER YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED. I FEEL SO SAD THAT ALL THIS IS HAPPENING TO YOU, BUT WE TOO MUST STAY POSITIVE, AND PRAY FOR A GOOD OUTCOME FROM ALL THIS…….REST NOW MY FRIEND, LET OTHERS DO FOR YOU, AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE HOUSE, IT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF………………LOVE YOU SO MUCH…….HUGS AND MORE HUGS (NOT TOO HARD) …..JENNIE XX

    • Dear Sue, So happy that the day is over for you and you are now home resting. I know how that feels cause I had that same procedure a few years back now. It’s hard to wait and wait but that is the way it goes. Wish we could snap our fingers and we would have the answer right? That is how I always feel but hence that is not the way it works.
      Enjoy your S & GS, which I’m sure you are doing right now. I’m sure they won’t even notice the house just cause they are males. Ha ha! They must be so happy to see YOU. I’m happy for you.
      Everything now is in God’s hands and we are all praying for you my dear sweet Sue. Keep putting those drops in your eyes and ice on the boobie. Sending you a choir of angels to watch over you.
      Have a fabulous weekend with your family. You certainly deserve to be spoiled.
      love you big!
      XXX

  14. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS HAVING A BREAK FROM THIS ROTTEN JAW/EAR PAIN…….BACK IT COMES AND WORSE THAN EVER, STILL GOT TO RIDE THE STORM, SO TO SPEAK……..HAD SOME GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE, SPOKE TO MY MOM LAST NIGHT (SHE IS 90YRS OLD) AND SHE TOLD ME SHE IS COMING TO THE UK ON THE SAME DAY AS MY DH FLY IN FROM FRANCE, AND WILL BE STAYING WITH US AT TIM AND CLAIRE’S HOUSE…….AND THEN THE ICING ON THE CAKE, MY DAUGHTER NIKKI IS COMING TOO, JUST FOR A DAY SO SHE CAN SEE US AND HER NAN……HAVEN’T SEEN MY DAUGHTER SINCE 2008…….ALSO GOT MY DH’S FAMILY COMING OVER FOR THE DAY TOO…..MY GOODNESS IT WILL BE LIKE THE CARNIVAL HAS COME TO TOWN…..BRING IT ON. WELL THE GARDEN IS LOOKING A BIT MORE LIVELY, AND THE WEATHER HAS PERKED UP A TREAT……WISH I FELT A BIT BETTER SO I COULD ENJOY ITMORE, BUT THATS LIFE SOMETIMES……..MY LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR ALL OF US………JENNIE XXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jennie, what GREAT news !! I know you will be happy to have ALL your family under one roof for a little while ! It is so hard to be away from everyone, I know. Sorry your jaw is hurting, do take care and feel better , I pray.
      Love
      Tonie

    • Hi Jennie poo, This jaw/ear pain, what is it called, does it have a name? I seem to have that terrible pain too and have to put it on the list for my doc. It started in January thought it was an ear infection got antibiotics but it didn’t help at all. The pain goes from my ear, jaw and a part of my neck and I’m wondering if that has anything to do with the arthritis? Feels like my whole body is just one big pain these days. Down to 1 1/2 tablets of prednisone, certainly feeling the effects of coming of that medication. Not good at all.
      Wow certainly sounds like you will be having lots to prepare, but how fun is that. Where does your mother live? How long will she be there? Where does Nikki live? I
      know so many questions. I’m sitting here and planning for you. Ha ha. Love or use to love having everyone come to my house. Now it would be a stuggle. Was able to do it for Chritmas though with the help of DH & DD. Oh Jennie I want to know every detail. Now when is this all taking place you haven’t said.
      Do enjoy your weekend Jennie poo, hope the pain is not too bad. prayers being sent to you.
      love you big.
      XXX

      • HI SUZANNE….I WROTE YOU YESTERDAY, BUT THE DAMN POST DIDN’T APPEAR, SO WILL DO IT AGAIN. MY DAUGHTER NIKKI LIVES IN LONDON ABOUT AN HOUR FROM MY SON TIMS HOUSE, MY MOM LIVES IN NIJMEGEN HOLLAND, AND SHE WILL BE AT TIM AND CLARE’S FOR FOUR DAYS LIKE US. THE PREPARATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE DONE BY TIM AND CLAIRE, AS MY MOM FLIES IN AN HOUR BEFORE WE FLY IN FROM FRANCE……GOOD EXCUSE HUH??
        YES IT SEEMS WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH OUR NECKS ETC, I GET HORRIBLE HEADACHES, WHICH COME WITH THE JAW/EAR PAIN, I THINK ITS A TYPE OF NEURALGIA, BEEN LIKE IT SINCE THE SHINGLES LAST YEAR. I TOO HAVE JUST BEN WEANED OFF THE PREDNISOLONE, AND FEELING THE RESULTS….NOT GREAT, BUT GOT TO TRY AND DO WITHOUT, I DON’T WANT TO BE STUCK ON THOSE FOREVER. OH YEAH!! NEARLY FORGOT THE TAKING PLACE OF THIS ERE’ GET TOGETHER IS ON MAY 17TH–20TH, SO NOT LONG NOW………………….YOU HAVE A NICE WEEKEND TOO SWEETS…..TALK SOON I HOPE….LOVE JENNIE POO XX

    • Jennie, awful news and awesome news! When the pain gets you down, remember the wonderful visit you have ahead. So happy for you to have the opportunity to see all!

      • Oh Jennie it sounds wonderful. Wow your mom is 90 years old and still able to travel, she must be in good shape. So happy you will be able to see her for four days. Just that is big but to be with your children also is a dream come true since you all live so far from each other. Here in Canada it’s a long weekend for us. We get Monday off for the Queen’s birthday. Of course in Quebec they call it something else cause they certainly will not celebrate the Queen Mom. I’m really happy for you. Here hoping you will be feeling great (pain free) for the four days. Cheers to you and your family get together!!
        love you big Jennie poo!
        XXX

  15. Morning all:
    Well after reading all the comments, I have had a bit of a weepy spell myself. Missing my kids and feeling a bit alone all of a sudden. But this too shall pass. I have work to get done, and I am NEVER alone.
    My bedroom is a bit brighter (at least ONE focal point) I cleaned off and painted the little shelf area where my TV sits. I am slowly but surely cleaning, arranging and organizing this place. Let’s see, only been here 1 year and 6 months, so ….
    Well, went to feed the chicks this morning and the air smells of spring ! I do wish the wind would calm down so I can clean off the garden and burn it. THe boys went around back of the chicken house and were having a fit ! I went to check and sure enough, there stared that big ole Possum looking at me ! “cept this time he is dead in a trap my nephew set for me. I called him so he will be over today to get it out. THANK YOU LORD !! I can’t wait to get me some more Widdies to raise. Next month for sure, don’t want to get them too soon and it be cold again.
    After swimming yesterday, you would have thought I swam the English Channel !! I was so tired, I was unable to keep my eyes open. Even went to sleep early last night. I had missed a week and could feel it. I will try to get back on Monday , then Friday. It is so wonderful being in that water.
    Take care all and have a wonderful day
    Love
    Tonie

    • Tone sweets, hope you are okay? It okay to have weepy spells , you my dear are only human you know and you can’t keep it all bottled up inside, it has to come out sometime. Sounds like you have been busy also. You have gotten lots done since you moved into your place and sounds like it’s coming along. Happy to hear that possum is now dead. I was scared for you. What are Widdies? Never heard of them.
      Swimming is so good for you. At least you had a good sleep, that’s what counts in the end.
      You take good care Tonie and know we are thinking and praying for you too.
      Love you girl.
      XXX

      • Thanks Tonie for putting me in the know. I’ve never heard that term before. How many are you going to get? We will only get our Widdies next year. This year it’s just too busy with the farm (closing).
        Hope your day was fabulous sweetpea!
        XXX

    • You know, Tonie, a year and a half isn’t all that long. Besides, I. know when we moved in this house I wanted to live in it a while before I decided what color I wanted in each room. I needed to live in it and see the light in each room throughout the day as well. Glad I did. I love the colors I’ve chosen. But the painting was done over the years. Finally having had our entry and bedroom painted last year. Didn’t pain the laundry room – still builder white, or our master bath. I’ll get to that some day. πŸ˜‰ I may wait until we can replace the mirror with two framed mirrors. Why do and redo? There’s always something to do with a home, isn’t there?
      You may be tired from the swim, but I bet it was a good tired. πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you that you can swim. I wish I could again.

    • TONIE…..JUST SENT YOU THE RECIPE YOU ASKED ME FOR……GLAD YOU GOT THE POSSUM, POOR SOD, DIDN’T STAND A CHANCE DID HE HA HA!!!!!! HMMMM, ENGLISH CHANNEL HUH!! WITHOUT THE GUN OR THEY WOULD PUSH YOU BACK IN…LOL……LOVE YA……JENNIE POO XX

  16. Thanks, all for the good wishes on the “new” car. I started responding to each, but when I realized there were more I decided to just do one inclusive thanks rather than keep doing individual responses. My parents just stopped by to see the new wheels and were impressed. DH wants to take it when we go visit his parents this evening. It’ll be his first time in it. I’m betting he’ll like it.
    Time for a little reading time. πŸ™‚

  17. Trish
    Yep I’m in England
    The hours are all about the place for me on here….but I don’t sleep so I catch up with your hrs over there
    My dads flat turned out ok ,so that’s all done now and bed has been steamed and all dry and had the windows all open and main door so it’s all fresh.he now has a good lady friend next door who keeps an eye out for him too
    Yea I love easy dinners ,I cooked two goulashs the other day so have the other tomorrow with some frozen rice I have by.nothing to do. Easy with visiting hosp.it takes a lot of time from the day somehow
    Hope you feel betterer tomorrow ,whatever you feel like tell us ,we all know how it is…
    Sue
    Wondering how you are.dont want you to spend time on here tho with the family with you and your eyes.but if you are reading this …don’t answer right!

    Lyn
    you enjoy your car this w.end and it looks like all the rest of the family will too!

    Suzanne
    How’s the pain and the tiredness? Days are ticking by towards the rheumy appt

    Tonie
    You put me to shame with your decorating .our bedroom needs doing we said we would do it when we moved in….16yrs ago. But well wallpaper to come off and DH balance and dizziness and my probs it ain’t got done….but you never know …..but I like the sound of the colours you have said previously
    I fancy doing mine in coastal colours

    Jen
    speak next week then …if you want try me tomorrow. I was out over my dads fiat then visiting when you rang. I should be in..having said that DH might want to then go out somewhere ..but try if you want

    I wonder how our traveller ,Laura is in the desert .should here something soon
    Ok off now to do something dunno what, but it’ll find me!
    Chris

    • Chris dear, I’m taking a break before company arrives. Their plane landed about two hours ago.Should be here pretty soon…had to rent a car. Laura is home and has posted pics of her trip on FB. Looks like she had a wonderful time…even rode a horse.
      I’m so glad your Dad’s flat is checked off your list. Pray it goes well and so thankful for that kind neighbor of his. Thanks for your constancy during all of your own challenges. Love you, Sue

  18. Mornin all !
    Well Old Man WInter is still poking his nose in where he is NOT wanted. High of 34 today with rain and “wintry mix” Tomorrow is supposed to be SNOW !!! Not happy !! Lyn, has it gotten to you yet ? Usually it hits you , then Wva and then me. I don’t know about you but I am sick n tired of it πŸ™‚
    Suzanne, you are closing the turkey farm ?? Then what is dh gonna do ? Are you getting chickens ?? Question questions. Praguntas Muchas ! I am going to get 5 at least, maybe more to compensate for the one or two I will loose to renegade critters. I want to up my egg production. They will be laying by the end of the summer. Right now it takes me 4 days to get a dozen. I can’t raise them to kill cause I get too attached to them πŸ™‚ PLUS I couldn’t do it unless I HAD to .Daddy used to pick them up by the neck, give em a sling and off pops the head. NOT a good memory for me, and I watched him chop off their heads once. They really do run around for a while before dying. (running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off ).
    Did too much yesterday, my back was so not happy with me. My nephew came and shot the possum in the trap. so he is GONE. My gun was loaded with real bullets this time πŸ™‚ I had to bath the dogs cause they were in full spring mode, rolling in dirt and anything else that struck their fancy. SO I got Ceasar bathed, and Brutie ran under the bed. I tried 3 x’s to bath him, but nothing doing, SO …he slept on the floor last night. THis am when I put the steps up for ceasar to get down, he tried his best to run up them ! He is snoring beside the bed on a pillow I threw down there. They are as stubborn as kids. WIth my back the way it is now, I can’t pick him up, and he has to walk into the bath for me. Need to use a leash today. Rufus is up there hollering to beat the band. At least it is Sunday, dark and overcast. I do nothing on Sundays.
    Chris, sounds like you are getting it all set up for your Dad. I am SO relieved he is getting that catheter out. (not as much as he and you are) And you know what is going on. Wonder why so many people today are getting diveriticulitis ? And he will be more comfortable with his house cleaned as well.
    Lyn, I saw your pretty little car on FB. NICE ! I bet it will honk em too ! Is it a straight or manual ?? LOve the color. I would like to paint my Jeep a dark blue, it really needs it !
    Okay, off of here, almost time to get ready for church.
    SUe I know you are enjoying your company ! Have a wonderful visit, and be good to you !
    Love to all of you
    Tonie

    • Lyn can we become friends on FB? I would love to see that car. I’m under Suzanne Larsen.
      So how did dh’s parents like the car?

  19. OH DEAR….HAVING A DREADFUL DAY, DON’T KNOW WHERE TO PUT MYSELF IN SO MUCH PAIN…SHOULDN’T BE COMPLAINING BUT I HAVE HAD A REALLY WICKED HEADACHE FOR THREE DAYS ALONG WITH THIS JAW/EAR PAIN GOING ON, JUST DONE A PILE OF IRONING BENT NEARLY DOUBLE, AS I CAN’T STRAIGHTEN MY BACK AGAIN…AH WEL, JUST GOT TO GET ON WITH IT, AND PRAY TOMORROW WILL BE EASIER. HAD TO NARROW DOWN MY PHONE CALLS TOO AS I FIND TALKING WITH JAW PAIN A REAL TRIAL….DH SMILING…..I AM WORRIED SICK IN CASE ANYTHING HAPPENS TO MESS UP OUR TIME IN MAY WITH MY MOM AND OUR KIDS IN MAY…..I KNOW THING MAY IMPROVE BY THEN, AND I AM BEING A BIT PREVIOUS, BUT WHEN WE ARE IN PAIN IT KIND OF MAKES YOU THINK LIKE THAT, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T WANT TO…..MY MOM IS 91YRS THIS YEAR, AND I DON’T WANT HER TO SEE ME LIKE THIS, AS I THINK THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL SEE HER….SO GOT TO BE GOOD, TAKE THE MEDS AND HOPE FOR THE BEST.MY LOVE TO YOU ALL………ESPECIALLY TO SUE, WHO IS FIGHTING HER OWN BATTLES…..LOVE YOU…..JENNIE XX

  20. PS. FORGOT TO SAY, I HAVE AN AUNT IN A HOME FOR DEMENTIA, AND I CALLED THE HOME IN THE UK, AND SHE KNEW ME….A SMALL THING, BUT I SAT AND WEPT, COULDN’T HELP IT, SHE HAS BEEN MY ROCK FOR MANY YEARS, SHE SAID “I HAD MADE HER DAY” BUT REALLY, SHE MADE MINE……………………………….. XX

    • Jennie dear, Sometimes those surprises are such a gift, aren’t they? Poor lady. How wonderful for her as well as you and yes, it probably did make her day. I have often thought I could take any kind of bodily pain much more easily than losing my mind. I know, sometimes it feels like both. People often say you don’t know what’s going on so you don’t miss it with Alzheimer disease, but I suspect that’s not the case if one has good days and bad ones. Prayers for her. What’s her first name?
      Jennie, do you have a physical therapist or a chiropractor? It sounds like your jaw, neck and back are all out of alignment. You need someone to help you get everything back in place. And those headaches could possibly be related to the neck and jaw; I know they are for me. Not being able to stand up straight, oh dear. I know the prednisone helped you but often the finding alignment, everything on your body being where it needs to be, is better than medicating the pain. I firmly believe in both from my own experience. I am fine right now. Kids are out for awhile with my DD and her kids and we’ll all get together for dinner tonight. Trying to decide which fish place to take in. Much love dear heart…Sue

  21. Hello, all. I never made it over here to check in yesterday. Jennie, sorry you are having such a difficult and painful time! I do hope it passes soon. It may be worth trying getting adjusted if you have a chiropractor you trust.

    Chris, how is Dad doing now?

    Tonie, the snow missed us, dipped south of us. Fine by me. Although I could have seen how the new car does. But really it should be pretty good since it is AWD. It is a 6 speed manual. I think I’ll be ok with it as far as joint pain… I guess we’ll find out. I thought maybe on painful days I have to go out I could just use one of the automatics or trade with one of the guys for a day (once SB is ok with manual.) As I said to my parents. I might as well go for it now while I can! Most of my trips aren’t long anymore, so I think it will all work out.

    Sue, I hope you’ve had a truly joyful weekend!

    • HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ONE AND ALL.

      Today is a hard day for me, having trouble walking, sore in the groin both sides. Ear,jaw, neck, elbows , ankles knees all painful. Let’s just say my whole body is one big pain. Having trouble etting to the bathroom ??? With out the plaquenil and the predisone that i’m cutting down every week ( 1 1/2 – 5 mg) i seem to be getting worse. Not really sure what to do. Only see the doc on March 31st. Even sitting in my lazyboy hurts my back, guess i’ll have to go back to bed. Not good 😦

      Sue hope your weekend with your S & GS was a fabulous one. Now hope you are taking good care of you.

      Chris, thinking about you and your dad.

      Jennie how is your back doing and the ear,jaw…. hope it’s a bit better today. You must be looking forward to that family reunion. Such joy!!!

      Freezing here – 29 with the wind chill. Will this winter ever come to and end.

      Good for you Lyn, so happy you love your new car.

      Tonie not sure what DH will do. Very stressful for me. Too young to be at home with me all day long., but we have no choice to shut it down. A long story. No the chickens would just be for us at our home. The farm has about 3,000 turkeys. I would probably like to have maybe a dozen chickens. Enjoy the day sweetpea!

      Trish, hope you are having a good day. Is the sun shining? It is here and that makes all the difference in the world but have to enjoy it through the window.

      Love to all!
      XXX

      • Suzanne, Oh my. It does sound like both of those drugs were helping you. Can’t you call and very desperately plea to be seen sooner. It sounds like you should. It seems we all take so much at times when we shouldn’t have to. Ii think some of the pain is so profuse we feel others won’t believe us and that’s when we have to pick the worst spot and report them to our docs. All you can do sometimes is lie down with a heating pad and give in to it and pray it passes. If it doesn’t..try to get seen. How about those lab tests? Thinking of you dear girl, Sue

  22. HI SUE…….NOT WELL ENOUGH TO GET ON ANY TREATMENT TABLE RIGHT NOW, BUT YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT , I NEED LINING UP…AND SHOT, HA HA!! BEEN A ROTTEN WEEKEND, THIS MORNING TOO, WOKE WITH THAT PAIN BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS THAT MAKES YOU CRY OUT WHEN YOU COUGH. MY AUNTS NAME IS “BETTE”, I HAVE POSTED ABOUT HER BEFORE, SHE LOST HER DAUGHTER SHIREEN THREE/FOUR YEARS AGO TO THE SAME DISEASE, SHE WAS 59YRS OLD. I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY THE FAMILY’S COMPANY, THAT WILL DO YOU THE WORLD OF GOOD, AS I HOPE MINE WILL FOR ME.
    OK, I’M DONE, FINDING IT DIFFICULT SITTING, SO I WILL JUST SAY HI TO EVERYONE ELSE, AND HOPE ITS BEEN A NICE WEEKEND FOR YOU ALL…….MUCH LOVE…..JENNIE XX

    • Jennie dear, it sounds like you could use that treatment table. They have hot wraps, electronic stimulators and so much to help you uncurl. I hate to think of you hurting this much. It makes the simplest things so painful, I know.
      I know you’re looking forward to seeing your family and each for different reasons. I pray you’re a bit better today keeping the goal of that trip in mind. I can certainly understand why you are particularly anxious to see your Mom, check on your son and Claire and am equally surprised you’ll get to see your daughter. Must close but no news from me except I’m a bit strung out with this last visit and this waiting game. Love you, Sue

      • Well Sue haven’t gotten the lab tests back yet. Should be soon now. I have more blood work to be done on March 24th. Hopefully I will be able to get myself there. If this continues I iwlll have to call my doc to see her. I can’t be bed ridden again, and certainly not for 7 1/2 months like the first time. I refuse to do that. I really do need help but right now but I feel so sick I don’t think I could make it to the docs. I pray that I will feel a bit better and be able to make it to the docs soon.But for today again I will lay in bed with my heating pad and pray that this is just passing.
        Hope you get news soon also. Remember we are praying for you my sweets.
        God bless you Sue.
        XXX

  23. Well, was supposed to go to see my Gp today, but woke up with a terrible bout with my tummy !! So have been taking her easy. I just felt up to t checking on the chickens and found out I was ICED in anyhow ! I fell like a truck done run me over. Trying some yogurt now, pray it sits still.
    Hope you are all safe and sound with no power outages etc.
    So glad it did not snow ! πŸ™‚
    Take care all
    Sue hope you had a good time with the kiddies !
    Love to all
    Tonie

    • Tonie, I’m sorry to hear you had a lousy gut yesterday but sounds like it worked out well being at home. Hope today is going better thus far. I was very down and quiet yesterday resting from the weekend. Had a short but nice visit with our son and GS. They arrived Sat. afternoon and left Monday morning early to make it down to Eugene to check out the college there and had a tour. Today they are to go to Portland State which is in downtown Portland. Both colleges have interesting masters programs in history. Then they will head for home Wed. Oregon impresses GS so much after going to school in Lubbock…green vs. brown everywhere.
      More ice, huh? Well that really sucks. Surely it must end soon. Love you gal..Sue

  24. TONIE…I WISH THAT BLOOMIN SNOW WOULD CLEAR OFF, BIT LIKE US WITH THE TEMPERATURES GOING UP FIRST THEN DOWN, WHATS GOING ON? I HOPE THE YOGURT STAYS PUT PET, NOWT WORSE THAN A TOUCH OF RASHIDS REVENGE…………….YOU KEEPING WARM ENOUGH, DON’T GO OUT UNLESS NEEDS BE……LOVE YOU….JENNIE POO XX

  25. Mornin all !
    Feeling better this am. Need a hot shower and something to do ! Still cold and icy outside, not been warm enough to melt off the ice. Hope everyone has a wonderful day !!
    Love
    Tonie

    • Happy to hear you are feeling better today Tonie. Not sure what is going on with winter this year but wish it would just go away. I took pics on the weekend and will e-mail them to you. Maybe not today as I’m not feeling up to too much.
      Hope you have a wonderful day sweetpea!
      XXX

  26. Tonie, we still have a pile of snow outside and I think the Easter Bunny needs to get some snow boots to wear this year. So glad your tummy is feeling better, but do take care on all that ice!

    Lyn, your car sounds awesome and how brave you were to buy it on your own. My DH has so much more knowledge about cars than me, I would never dream of buying a car without him, and I’m sure he would be very upset if I ever did!!!

    Jennie, hope you are feeling more comfortable today!
    I seem to have gone into a flare. There is less swelling in my hands today but my feet and ankles are being stubborn and continue to be painful! I have been wheelchair bound before and I never want to go back there … if I can help it that is!!!
    I just wanted to drop in and say hi to everyone, and Sue, you know my thoughts are with you as you wait. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if GS decided to go to school in Oregon!!!
    Love and Hugs … Pommum

    • Brenda, dear, I sure hope that flare leaves you and soon! I should say I did a LOT of research on the car on my own and took my son along, so I went in armed with knowledge and another pair of eyes. SB is very interested in cars and I’m sure did some reading up before we went, too. I felt confident even if I HATE the whole negotiation thing. I don’t like playing games. Let’s cut to the chase and be done with it. Also on my side was the fact that I loved my old car, so no skin off my nose if the deal went through or didn’t. πŸ˜‰

  27. Well, the tummy was better, but I still feel like road kill ! Go to sleep whenever I sit still long enough. Caught another possum. So score is 2 to 0 ! My nephew will come and reset the traps. Gonna get them boogers ! I made me some apples and had a piece of butter bread. Then I sliced up some jicama and ate that. I love that stuff. Hope to feel up to a workout in the am. Then to check the house.
    I got the apt to see the surgeon for my shoulder today. But not until April the 15th. Long wait . Oh well, all in good time huh ?
    Hope you are all well. It finally got warm enough for the ice to melt.
    Sue take care and rest up. Glad you had a good visit.
    Love to all
    Tonie

    • Tonie, Glad you got another hideous varmint. Sorry you’re not feeling that much better. April 15 is frustrating but really not that long to wait for a specialist. Spring will come and you’ll be busy…cautiously. I’ve been nauseous for days. Positioning for the biopsy was brutal for this particular body and I didn’t really get much chance to recover between Friday and now. Have to go into Portland Thursday with Beth to see the rheumy and cardiologist. I feel like I’m going to hurl when I move. Think it’s multiple areas of pain. Lots of frustrations with meds..will go into details another time. No news for me yet. hang in there for yourself and rest. Love you, Sue

      • Sue:
        Feeling much better today, going swimming πŸ™‚ You rest and be still. That motion nausea is for the birds ! Hopefully you will be feeling better today.
        Rufus has laurengitis (sp) ! He was wheezing when I was there last evening, and no crowing this am. He is eating and drinking, but poor thing. I don’t know what to do for him. I pray I don’t loose him.
        My tummy is still not up to coffee or food this am, still with my protein shakes. I love them anyway, lots of frozen fruit (pineapple mango) and almond milk. I should have them all the time anyway instead of food πŸ™‚
        Take care and rest up !
        Love
        Tonie

    • HO TONIE…SO YOU COPPED ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE BOOGERS, IS THAT A POLITE WORD FOR BUGGERS?????? WISH YOU COULD BE SEEN ABOUT YOUR SHOULDER SOONER, BUT AS SUE SAYS, IT WIL SOON GO, AND THEY CAN PUT YOU RIGHT….LOVE YOU….JENNIE POO XX

  28. SUE..SENT YOU AN F/B, SHOULD HEAR SOON HUH?? FINGERS AND EVERY OTHER PART OF MY ANATOMY I CAN CROSS, I HAVE FOR YOU……THIS TITLED BLOG SAYS IT ALL,,,HOPE, WE ALL ARE PRAYING SO LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE….LOVE AND HUGS…JEN X

  29. MY DEAR FRIENDS, WELL THE VERDICT IS IN. i HAVE BREAST CANCER. AT THIS POINT I DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SHARE EXCEPT TO SAY MY SIDE HURTS AND HAS KEPT ME AWAKE SINCE THE BIOPSY ON FRIDAY, FROM THE POSITION ON THE TABLE AND I HAD ALREADY CALLED THE DOCTOR AND HAD AN XRAY TO SEE IF I CRACKED A RIB. THE PLAN RIGHT NOW IS TO SEE THE LOCAL ONCOLOGIST IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND THEN A BREAST CANCER SPECIALIST SOON IN PORTLAND. ALL LOVE, PRAYERS AND HUGS APPRECIATED…GOT ANOTHER MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB AND WILL NEED STRENGTH. LOVE EACH OF YOU AND ASK FOR NO PHONE CALLS FOR A FEW DAYS TO LET US DIGEST THIS NEWS. LOVE EACH OF YOU SO VERY MUCH. GOD IS STILL IN CHARGE! SUE

    • Dear Sue, I am so sorry. I know your faith is strong and you have an amazing amount of support out here in cyberland. Having had some experience with cancer in the form of melanoma I believe firmly that being as positive as you possibly can will help. Prayers, gentle hugs and whatever else will help on its way to you. Love, Janet

    • Sue, SO SORRY you have to climb this mountain. But know that we are all behind you and buoying you with our prayers. You can do this! You know where I am if you need me. Warm, gentle hugs.

  30. Sue
    Oh sue I am so sorry.i and all of us were praying for it to be ok. I just don’t understand why and I am stunned and shocked. And so angry. All of us will be with you as you win this one more fight. It will certainly be sorry it’s got you to deal with..
    Can’t say anymore haven’t got the words but am praying for some peace for the next few days for you and your lovely family to gather your strength from the shock of it. We will all be pushing for you and praying too.
    Chris

    • DEAR SUE…..I HAVE WRITTEN TO YOU ON FACEBOOK, BUT WISH TO ADD MY THOUGHTS ABD PRAYERS TO CHRIS’S TO WHOM I HAVE JUST BEEN IN CONTACT. STAY STRONG MY FRIEND, THINK ONLY OF YOUR FAMILY, AND AS CHRIS SAYS, DRAW YOUR STRENGTH FROM THEM AND ALL THE THINGS YOU BELIEVE IN……YOU HAVE OUR UNLIMITED SUPPORT, AND WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU, WILLING YOU TO GET BETTER……………………MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE….JENNIE XXXXXXX

      • God bless you Sue and keep you strong. Prayers and angels always. Love you right back my dear friend.
        XXX

  31. Sue:
    My dear friend. We both have faith and believe in the one thing that keeps us going, and that is His plan for us. He brought you to it and He will bring you through it. We are not “given a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND “. (2Timothy 1:7) And we use that power and sound mind to get us through each day.
    My thoughts and prayers are ever with you.
    Love you
    Tonie

  32. Sue was it today you went to Portland …I hope the drive was not so painful for you .i know you were nauseous too .chrisx

  33. SUE ….THINKING OF YOU, CAN’T HELP BUT DO OTHERWISE, WISH WE COULD ALL BE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU, BUT AS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN DO THAT, THEN TAKE IT AND KNOW WE ARE ALL FIGHTING IN YOUR CORNER….YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER……LOVE YOU SO MUCH….JENNIE XX

    • Happy Friday! Sending prayers to all and God’s blessing upon you. As Sue Said “God is still in charge”
      love and gentle hugs
      XXX

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