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Prayer Request: Very Sick Mom
Praying FREEPers everywhere | 08/31/07

Posted on 08/31/2007 9:02:55 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat



I'd like to ask praying FREEPers to mention and remember my 60-something mom--her initials are "B.J."--in the coming weeks.

I've not mentioned this much on the board, but she has been fighting cancer for several months now. Her body is weak; she cannot swallow because when she tries the liquid goes into her lungs.

One doctor says he sees little hope in continuing chemo (a general practictioner), but the oncologist says even though she'll always have the disease, she can get back to a normal life.

Right now she is preparing to have a hospital bed at home and dad will be "feeding" her through a tube in her belly. But she's even had trouble keeping that food down; she has been throwing up even the pablum they feed her that way!

Chemotherapy has weakened her body, but has also helped slow the cancer's progress. Those of you who've battled this know how it can be.

Anyway, she vacillates of course with moods...and my dad, several states away from us, is doing a yeoman's job in trying to take care of her.

One lovely thing: she is a woman of faith, a follower of Christ. She does have friends who come and care for her, too...so the Lord's hands and feet are around her!

I certainly believe God is sovereign, and I also know He hears our prayers.

Please join me and pray for "BJ".


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Thanks, folks. RD.
1 posted on 08/31/2007 9:02:58 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: trussell

prayer ping?


2 posted on 08/31/2007 9:03:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

prayers up.....


3 posted on 08/31/2007 9:04:42 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
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4 posted on 08/31/2007 9:05:36 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Done


5 posted on 08/31/2007 9:05:50 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers up for your Mom, your Dad, and you.


6 posted on 08/31/2007 9:06:25 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayer offered for your mother and family.


7 posted on 08/31/2007 9:07:24 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Freeper prayers for your family...


8 posted on 08/31/2007 9:08:00 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers lifted.


9 posted on 08/31/2007 9:08:03 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your mother’s health.


10 posted on 08/31/2007 9:08:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers on the way for your mom, and for your dad taking care of her.


11 posted on 08/31/2007 9:09:10 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Num 12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.


12 posted on 08/31/2007 9:09:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers respectfully offered.


13 posted on 08/31/2007 9:10:02 PM PDT by elk1
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To: Recovering_Democrat

thoughts and prayers , from a Dad


14 posted on 08/31/2007 9:10:21 PM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Wow ... tough times, R.D.

Lord, with you all things are possible. Please give strength, comfort, and healing to B.J. Please guide her doctors and caregivers. And please, Lord give strength and peace to B.J.'s husband, and to her children. We pray especially for our friend R.D., that You might provide peace and strength that overcome physical distance from B.J. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.

15 posted on 08/31/2007 9:13:55 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Recovering_Democrat; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...
Prayer ping.

Please post your replies to Recovering_Democrat


Please know that I am praying for B.J. May God provide healing and comfort as needed.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

16 posted on 08/31/2007 9:17:58 PM PDT by trussell (Prayer is good for the soul)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Praying for your mom, your family, and the doctors and nurses treating your mom!


17 posted on 08/31/2007 9:18:48 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

RD, your mother will be in our prayers.


18 posted on 08/31/2007 9:19:11 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayer sent


19 posted on 08/31/2007 9:20:13 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers up.


20 posted on 08/31/2007 9:21:00 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I join in urgent prayer for your mother!


21 posted on 08/31/2007 9:21:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’m so sorry to hear how sick she is...I’ll pray for her.


22 posted on 08/31/2007 9:21:41 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your mother RD & for you as well....


23 posted on 08/31/2007 9:23:35 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Not fun at all. My prayers for your mom and for you and your family. Lord, heal and strengthen her body and place Your Peace in her heart. In Jesus name, Amen.


24 posted on 08/31/2007 9:27:24 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for her comfort and for peace for her, and for her family going up right now. We go through suffering when coming into this world that we do not remember. Perhaps we must go through suffering going into the next, which will be forgotten the minute we reach it. Praise be to God. He is forever Faithful!


25 posted on 08/31/2007 9:31:27 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’m so sorry. Prayer sent.


26 posted on 08/31/2007 9:35:57 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers sent up for your mother, and all involved...

God bless, and stay strong in His word.


27 posted on 08/31/2007 9:44:30 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Most Sovereign Lord, it is into Your hand that we place RD’s beloved mother, for it is Your hand that holds the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10.

Have mercy, O God, on the desire of RD’s heart ... may BJ soon be restored to the family in health sufficient to enjoy her days. Touch her, that she might tolerate nutrition ... bless her, that she might be restored ... encourage her with the Assurances of Your Word, for You have promised to meet her all her needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. Thank You, Gentle Shepherd, that this afflicted lamb is one of Your own, and that You will tend her and provide for her with the most loving care.

Strengthen RD’s family as they undertake for her health, knowing that the Great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus. Amen ...

28 posted on 08/31/2007 9:53:59 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

R.D., prayers for you, your Mom and your family. I’m so sorry to hear this.


29 posted on 08/31/2007 9:54:17 PM PDT by Mjaye (Some folks close their mouth only long enough to change feet.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I will pray for your Mom, Dad and you. Remember that the Lord’s mercies, They are new every morning; Great is Your Faithfulness.Lam.3:23 May the Lord Bless your parents, you and the blessed caretakers that minister to you. in the Love of Jesus.


30 posted on 08/31/2007 9:57:06 PM PDT by tajgirvan
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for all of you.


31 posted on 08/31/2007 9:57:09 PM PDT by cammie
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your mom and the family. It was a year ago that my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It’s tough on everyone. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


32 posted on 08/31/2007 9:57:50 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; ...

Logan’s Prayer Warriors....a prayer ping....


33 posted on 08/31/2007 9:58:25 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Lifting B.J. to our Lord in my Bedtime Prayers, and will Remember her in Prayer in the Coming Days.


34 posted on 08/31/2007 10:04:53 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So sorry to hear that your mother is suffering. I will keep her, you and your family in my prayers. May you feel God’s love surround you and your sweet mom.


35 posted on 08/31/2007 10:06:39 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Prayers for your Mom, BJ.

RD, you might want to visit the Life Extension Foundation web site. They have a lot of good and reasonably up to date information on both main stream and alternative approaches to many health problems and it's all backed up with technical references. You might find some useful ideas there.

http://www.lef.org/protocols/

Also, try:

http://www.behealthyamerica.com/

36 posted on 08/31/2007 10:08:33 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers lifted for your mother.


37 posted on 08/31/2007 10:09:15 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and tshirtcollections.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for you mom and also for your dad. It takes courage to fight cancer and tremendous strength to care for someone you love who is so ill.


38 posted on 08/31/2007 10:17:58 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your mom and family.


39 posted on 08/31/2007 10:34:52 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I pray in the Name of Jesus that she be restored to complete health.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.


40 posted on 08/31/2007 10:39:12 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So sorry to hear your mom is suffering. Our dad lost his battle with cancer and we know how comforting prayers and encouragement will be for B.J.’s emotional & spiritual strength. You might want to have your dad check to see if there is a “Hospice” program near their area?
Many prayers lifted for you & yours.


41 posted on 08/31/2007 10:47:46 PM PDT by Walkenfree ("Aspire to Inspire before you expire")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your Mom, RD...
and for you, as well.
Hang in there!
Ms.B


42 posted on 08/31/2007 10:48:41 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

prayeres, up to your family. Take care.


43 posted on 08/31/2007 10:49:17 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers up, RD. I know what you’re going through as my Dad is in a hospital bed at home, too. He has lung cancer and they’ve stopped all treatments because the doctor’s have lost hope. But we keep the faith.

Take care and God Bless.


44 posted on 08/31/2007 10:50:04 PM PDT by RedCell (WHERE'S THE FENCE?!!!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayers for your precious Mom.


45 posted on 08/31/2007 10:55:11 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
and my dad, several states away from us, is doing a yeoman's job in trying to take care of her.

Prayers for BJ, and a 'hang-in-there-buddy' to your dad. As a dad, he's probably got the shoulders to carry the weight. Most do, and my heart goes out to him, too.

46 posted on 08/31/2007 11:06:40 PM PDT by budwiesest
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Prayer bump.


47 posted on 08/31/2007 11:08:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Dear Lord,

Please watch over BJ as she fights cancer.
Please comfort her and her family with the
peace that passes our understanding.

Your will be done.

In Jesus Holy name.
Amen.


48 posted on 08/31/2007 11:29:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Pegita

Prayer ping.


49 posted on 08/31/2007 11:29:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That road is tough. My prayers for your Mom and family.


50 posted on 08/31/2007 11:35:32 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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