Agent MOM

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  1. Feel so bad about what this sister is going through. I have another cautionary tale about a problem I am dealing with. In Oct. 2008, I had a fusion done in my lower back because of two failed back operations that had been done. After the fusion, I had absolutely NO control of my bladder. the urologist said he had the answer. Another operation to put in a stimulator and that didn't work either. I was allergic to the device so back in the hospital to have the operation to remove it. I have had all manner of supposed remedies but no relief. Along with all this I have this untreatable bladder infection. I have lived with terrible pain for the last ten years and I live on pain medication. There seems no answer. What is one to do? Our only hope is the new system. One sister was telling me to rely on that hope and I do but how do I get from here to there? I know there are many others in much worse condition than I am in. I also know we have to rely on Jehovah and that is our only salvation. In the meantime, pass me some more pills!! PS. When I went into the hospital the last time, the nurse said "Oh, Dorothy, you're Back" My daughter said "It's not a good idea to be on a first name basis with the hospital staff!"
  2. We have finally got our usual winter weather. We got a lot of snow-more than we have had in several years . Our temps are in the "basement" . Here in Fairbanks it was -52 below last night. This is the actual temp, not wind chill. Our high temp today was minus 40 with thick ice fog and tomorrow will be more of the same. Temps like these are very dangerous. Yesterday was the first time I had read Jack London's writing "To Build a Fire". Pretty scary stuff. One can not imagine these temps unless you experience it.
  3. These untreatable "bugs" are real scary. I have been fighting a drug resistant UTI for almost a year. I have been in the hospital several times (in isolation, to boot) but still at this time I still have the UTI (along with several other maladies.) Once I had sepsis as well. Sometimes I get very near the end of my rope, but what is there to do except motor on and do the best I can until I can't anymore. The good advice from the FS is all we can hang on to. Let your Kingdom come!
  4. This is nothing new. I started school in 1940 and we had to pledge allegiance to the flag every day. I would not do it, so everyday the teacher gave me a spanking. That kept up for two years, but I never saluted. I never told my folks out of fear of getting in trouble at school. When my dad heard what was happening, he went to the school board and that put an end to the spankings. At that time there was so much patriotic fervor, I was pretty much shuned by the kids in the school, but after the Supreme Court said we didn't have to salute, it got much better for me. I was very shy so it was very hard of me.
  5. This discussion reminds me of something I seen on the 'net recently. The question was asked "What do men want more than anything?" Hummm maybe I should look at that to see what I haven't been giving him all these 64 years! The answer was RESPECT! Well sure! The "Word" says we have to show deep respect . Maybe that is why we are still together and alive after all these years. The world has just now figured it out!! I think it works both ways. Just mho.
  6. For the lyrics- go to jw org, then to publications, then to music and there they are.
  7. I heard a funny one the other day. The candidate was trying to show that he could quote the Bible because he has said many times that he believes the Bible. The scripture he was going to quote , " At Two Corinthians it says............" Then one of the guys on late night TV said in regard to him. "he's 2 Corinthians shy of a Bible!!
  8. I just read recently that our health is governed by our gut. This is why!
  9. My first memory is when I was three yo my brother was born. My dad took me to see my mom in the hospital. I remember him holding me and there in her arms was a baby. I cried and cried because I got "evicted" from her arms but I still had my "good old dad" and I hung on to him like a leech! During this time, I had to go stay with my aunt. To go to the toilet, we had to go to a SMELLY outhouse, which I hated. She had some older kids and when they would take me out before going to bed it would be dark. On the way there they would tell me the turkey gobbler or the Big goose was going to get me. I was petrified and they would run back to the house leaving me alone. I became soooo scared of the dark that to this day, I don't like it. Years later, we lived on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado, and once again, I had to "walk the path" in the dark--- by myself---- While I'm sitting there I heard the most godawful scream. If you have ever heard a mountain lion scream, it is a sound you will never forget!!!! I jumped up and I'm sure my feet never hit the ground 'til I got to the house so that reinforced my fear of the dark!!
  10. No, WE didn't feel it here in Fairbanks, but Alaska Dispatch News said it was felt here. Actually it centered about 400 miles south of us. I know a lot of comments were saying this wasn't anything compared with the big one back in '64. A few years ago we had a 7.9 tremor that was felt strongly in the Anchorage area. We were down there at the time for an elder meeting Tom was attending. That was the most shaking we had ever felt. It happened just as we were getting ready to eat and our granddaughter's husband was saying the prayer. Afterward we commented that he must have said an earth shaking prayer or maybe Jehovah had given the brothers some earth shaking news!
  11. This to me is the whole essence of the truth (in one word or less! :)" We have to remember that it is NOT about us!! - No matter how hard it gets. Oh, I loved that talk-- I watched it twice and maybe twice more!!
  12. What an absolutely wonderful talk---an Important Reminder Talk about the proper food at the proper time! Appreciated all of the points but especially loved the wrap up: Keep in mind that suffering is only temporary while the rewards are eternal. Meditate on the rewards and cultivate Godly joy. Life in THIS world is what's unbelievable. Life in the NEW world is easy to believe in, because it is the way we were originally meant to live. Tell Satan, by our endurance, that we don't want to live in a world without our loving heavenly Father's rulership. Adelin, Hannah, Araujo JW and 5 others like this Like this !. This to me is the whole essence of the truth (in one word or less! :)" We have to remember that it is NOT about us!! - No matter how hard it gets. Oh, I loved that talk-- I watched it twice and maybe twice more!!
  13. The way this being handled just makes me furious. Those poor innocent sisters. Makes us just feel so helpless. All we can do is to hope our prayers are heard in time.
  14. When Luezette wrote her note it was 8:42 PM on Jan. 15, 2016 in NY but I received it at 4:42 PM in Fairbanks, AK. When we celebrate the Memorial, we are one of the very last ones in the US to do that because we are so close to IDL which makes tomorrow just a little further west! Another different thing is we may have to have Memorial at 9 PM because if the date is late in the year,say in April, the sun does not go down until 9:30 PM or later. By the time the longest day comes on June 21 st, the sun only goes slightly below the horizon and right back up so it is bright daylight all night. The way things progress around the earth is so interesting. It has always intrigued me to think that we are hurtling thru space so fast that we make it all the way around the sun in 365 days but the earth itself is turning a complete turn every 24 hours and all the while it is tipping back and forth to make our days long or short and set the seasons. How could this all just evolved. All praise goes to our great creator. He has it figured out.
  15. I am sorry you have to endure all the indignities. I just got out of the hospital and it is no vacation spot. Hope you get well soon