I guess when it rains....

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Doznclan3, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    it pours...went into the doc, he listened, then said, you are going for this, and this, and this. I didn't say no this time. So, having some tests done. Having a MRI on the 10th to check how much my MS has progressed. Won't go into all of the other tests..no biggy, I'm ok. MRI's don't hurt. :)) I don't want to take what ever it is they give for MS. I know I've told you all this before, but I'm telling you again, so I can talk myself into it. I just want them to treat the symptoms as they happen. One thing at a time.
    Doing better than I thought I would with my Grizz being gone. Will be getting his ashes some time this week. I'm just so glad he isn't suffering any longer.
    Take care all..sure is quiet in here....
    Love, Cynthia
  2. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    I'm going to pray that the tests come out well for you.

    A lady from the local disabled group has MS and diabetes. The disabled group is on hiatus (particularly with this heat), so I haven't seen her for a long time to know how she is doing. She was in some sort of experimental trial for MS and she had been getting injections (which were really painful) for a long time, but I don't know what the ultimate result of that trial was for her. She would sometimes arrive to the group in an electric scooter, then other times arrive walking with a large walking stick (she preferred the walking stick over a cane). Then she missed the last couple meetings and I figured it was because the heat.

    So I understand you wanting to treat the symptoms as they happen and do it one thing at a time.

    Cynthia, I think you are at peace over Grizz because you absolutely did the right thing at the right time.

    Many, many hugs.

  3. springwater

    springwater Well-Known Member

    Sending up prayers for you.

    God Bless
  4. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    It's raining cats and dogs. (that would actually be pretty cool)

    I canceled my MRI and another test because my husband let me in on a little secret he's been keeping. He has another hernia..or, it could be the same one that was fixed, but the dr. said that he needs to be seen by a specialist for this one because of where it is? Oh well. Off we go to the specialist next Wed., then will probably have a date for him to have his surgery.
    I'm still smiling. I just cussed him out for not letting me know sooner. This has been bothering him for a while, and now, the dr. could tell that it is leaking.
    Oh dear. Lord be with us. I know that He is aware of us. One thing at a time..for now, my hubby needs to be taken care of.
    Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers for the tests...I am going to go ahead and have my yearly mammo..need that one..my mom's mom passed with breast cancer. Plus, I'm an old lady that needs to be checked out yearly when it comes to that anyway.
    So, that's the latest. Good Grief! :))
    Love to all, Cynthia
  5. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Cynthia, I'm so sorry your hubby is having hernia trouble again, but I'm glad he finally told you and didn't keep it a secret any longer. You're such a super person with everything you handle. Prayers for both you and your husband.

    Cynthia when you said that 'it's raining cats and dogs"--- I thought 'WELL, IT WAS RAINING GEESE THIS MORNING. See, I went to the local park early this morning and was near the big man made lake. In comes a flock of about 25 Canadian Geese and they land in the lake---followed by another flock and this continued on and on.

    In my head I heard an airport announcement of "Canadian flights 75 through 100 now landing in South water runway; Canadian flights 101 through 125 now landing in South water runway . . . and it kept going. And it was a huge "gaggle" (group) of geese!!!! I had a front row seat for this and they kept landing in large groups of about 25 with each landing. Their approach was so slow and graceful that it was like slow motion ballet. It was like the airport and watching planes coming in one after another.

    Then I could hear them all honking--and it got me wondering whether someone had walked by and made a negative comment about "Canadians" or about "geese" or that so many of them had gathered "at the watering hole." But you knew the geese were honking at some humans from the U.S. that were not giving this large "gaggle" of geese due respect after all of them selected this particular "waterway runway" to grace as their landing strip.

    Then I had a mother and Dad squirrel and their two almost adult squirrel children approach my car. I shared my breakfast sandwich and my fruit cup with them. They particularly enjoyed the cantaloupe and the seedless dark grapes.


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  6. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    You made me smile again. With the picture that was painted in my mind as you described those geese landing. Ahh, I would have loved being there with you to watch such a beautiful sight.
    I think they chose that "watering hole" just for you. :)
    Wed, my hubby goes in to a specialist. Will know..I'm assuming, that we will have a date for the surgery then.
    Myself? I'm just a bit on the down side. humm...wonder why? It's ok. Life goes on. We're not raining Geese, not yet at least. :))
  7. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Up early this Wed. thinking of your day today, and praying for your husband's specialist visit. Praying for clear discernment from the doctors, and for wisdom for you and your DH to make decisions.

    Asking our Lord to saturate you both with his great love, and thanking him that he will be faithfully with you every step of the way. Every minute and instant, bringing his strength into your needs.

    Will be lifting up prayers throughout the day. Please let us know when you can how the day goes.

    Love, Judy
  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    LOL - so thankful for all the smiles and laughter you bring to me. Cynthia is right - you could write a book - perhaps a children's one.

    With your acute and loving observation and appreciation of the creatures around you, and your highly comical imagination, you've got a powerful gift there.

    So thankful for the feelings of lightness, delight and beauty that you give us.

    Love to you,
  9. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Cynthia, prayers for you and your husband today as you go to the specialist and get the surgery date. We're all here for you.

    CYNTHIA--I HAVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE GEESE AT THE PARK TODAY!!!!! I was at the local park/lake early this morning and the Canadian Geese were all there. They exited the water and were walking around the park eating the grass and seeds from the various trees that fell on the ground. They approached me sitting in my parked car (with the window down), among trees, and they split and proceeded to walk by on both sides of my car. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL UP CLOSE. There wasn't a honk out of any of them and I stayed very still through about a hundred of them.

    But I did notice that just about half of all the geese had special collars that had numbers on them. So they are being monitored with the collars. With a good pair of binoculars, I'm sure researchers can see them while they are on the lake and record data on them. So I'm not the only one watching them!!!! WOO HOOO the march of Canadian Geese up close!!! Cynthia, I think the geese marched today for you!!!

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  10. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    :))) Smiling lots! Thank you for thinking of me when you saw the geese marching. That had to be something else to see them up close like that.
    My husband says to say thank you to everyone here that has offered up prayers and thoughts. I also thank you. You all have been here for me whenever I've asked for a prayer. You've lifted my spirits many a time, made me smile when I didn't really think I could, or would have thought one would come, but came to my lips as I read beautiful thoughts and stories. You folks are awsome, as the younger generation says. :)
    The surgery will be tomorrow! That was fast. He sees the dr. today, he goes in tomorrow.
    Glad we are getting it done. This hernia is bigger than the other one was, but he did well with the last, not>>too worried about it. I can tell he is a little nervous..to be expected.
    So thankful for what we have access of in this country. Surgery may be an uncomfortable thing to go through, but he won't have to suffer with the pain forever, they can fix it today.
    Wow, with all of you telling me that my DH and myself have been in your prayers, it's no wonder that things went the way they did. It all came about so quickly. This particular ins. we have now doesn't usually go through this fast. I really did have a feeling the dr. was going to say tomorrow. So up at 5:00 a.m. to be get ready and be there by 6:30.
    And, I'll keep accepting those prayers. :)
    Love to all, Cynthia
  11. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    You got em :)

    Praying for the surgery tomorrow. Thanking Jesus for his faithful love and presence for you both. May he wrap you both up in his loving care.

    Love, Judy
  12. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Prayers for you and your husband for the surgery, and to help both of you through this and through the recovery. Know that we are here with you.
  13. springwater

    springwater Well-Known Member

    Thinking of and praying for your DH. For his surgery to go well.

    God Bless
  14. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    And again, did I say when it rains it pours? When our Surgeon finally came out to talk with me in the waiting room, first thing he said was, "we found three hernias." What?
    Well, at least they were found, and taken care of all at once. We didn't have to go back in two more times.
    My hubby is finally "looking" better today. He is walking easier also. He's a trooper, especially when we have all of those prayers going out for him....thank you soo much! I kept thinking of not only my family praying, but I could imagine the thoughts and prayers being said from you, and I could picture the words being written down here. I love you all..thank you for helping me have good thoughts while I was waiting in that waiting room.
    His body will hopefully now, accept the mesh. It has before, but he has four different places now, counting the one before.
    There was the one on the right that he went in for..one on the left, and one just below the crease of his left leg. The dr. asked me if he ever complained of pain in his leg..I just told him that he never told me. My DH said he really hadn't had any pain..good thing. :)
    Thank you again to everyone.
    I know my Redeemer lives! I know He helped us through this. I know I felt of His love and compassion, and that I am still feeling of it as my husband recovers.
    Now, I take our pup in tomorrow to be spayed..and yes, she has a hernia that will be repaired as she has the spaying done. (runs in the family?) :p
    Love you all, Cynthia
  15. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Cynthia, I'm was happy to learn surgery went well but stunned to learn the surgeon found 3 hernias. Maybe you want to talk to hubby and explain that hernias are unlike flowers where the more flowers, the merrier!!!! Good luck on your pup with the spaying and hernia (your husband and your pup can discuss hernia surgery among each other!!!!).

    I have to tell you. The other day I was scootering into a store and this man holds the door and says to me "you know, you're a hot chick." I didn't appreciate the man saying stuff like that and I hold you ladies here responsible for what then came out of my mouth. I looked at the man and went "Braaaack, Brack, Brack Braaack" and clucked like a chicken while scootering through the door and said to myself "you want hot chick, here's what all the roosters, hens and chicks would tell you, you moron!!!!" I'm 58 and no hot chick, and don't like men being rude that way (believe in them being gentlemen) but my friend said you ladies obviously influenced me with all the wonderful "chick talk" we do. So I am woman, hear me cluck!!!!

  16. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    You've given me my 'funnies' for the day. Burst out laughing so hard at your post.

    You are a joy and a wonderful gift to us.

    p.s. Still praying for your Dad
  17. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    It was so good to see your post here! So thankful that your husband's surgery went well. 3 hernias! I'm still cracking up at Two Cat's joke about the flowers.

    I had an 'incarcerated hernia' that needed emergency surgery about 5 years ago. I had that netting put in too.

    How is your husband doing now?

    Your faith and love for 'Your Redeemer' strengthens mine - causes me to rejoice. I'm so thankful that you felt his love and compassion throughout! I always keep reminding myself that his strength comes to me in my weaknesses, struggles and needs.

    Have you ever read Joni Erickson Tada's books? Or seen her videos? She has been one of my great inspirations throughout the years.

    Hope your puppy is recuperating well also. Wow - so much going on at once.

    Was praying for your strength too in caring for everyone. That is so hard when you're not well yourself. Hope you will be resting up too.
    Love, Judy

  18. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Well, I think that man probably goes around telling most woman they are "a hot chick" and is now probably scratching his head in shock----and may not go out for a while. Because after all, women may "tell him off", women may talk snappy to him, women may talk angry to him, but it's a whole new ballgame that a woman clucks at him!! I do think the man was so confused and off balance because he didn't say another word and left me alone in the store--mission accomplished.

    So remember, when your day is not going well, and you need an extra boost of empowerment, Ladies, straighten your spine, take in a deep breath and in THAT EMPOWERED VOICE say "I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME CLUCK!!!!!"
    [This Message was Edited on 09/23/2010]
  19. Doznclan3

    Doznclan3 New Member

    LOL...LOL...LOL...LOL... AND, glad we could help!

    My DH seems to be doing fine, but the pup's hernia doesn't look any better? Plus the little stink has licked an area where she got to the dissolvable stitches. I just cut the few that were sticking out, and put that human skin on..like the super glue. It's just a small hole, but if she keeps it up, will have to get an E collar. Plus will watch that hernia area. I sure hope I don't have to take her back!

  20. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    I don't know the size of your puppy and her age. When I had a puppy (tiny poodle) many years ago and had her spayed, I put a soft human baby "snap on" outfit on (that was footless and armless) and cut out an area for the tail. I had the puppy on a schedule to go outside so I would easily take the outfit off when she went outside. It kept her from working on the area and was successful until it healed enough so she didn't bother with it.

    If you detect swelling with the pup, you might want to call the vet to check to see if that is normal at this time and if there is anything the vet wants you to do at home to help the swelling.

    Good luck with the pup and hope your husband is doing well too.