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  1. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Victoria for a status update, I want to thank you all dear brothers and sisters who replied to my status! I feel mu   
    I want to thank you all dear brothers and sisters who replied to my status! I feel much better now (till I get next bad news:) Living here is very interesting and exiting! Hope to meet you all in person soon and tell you more. Thank you very much!!! 
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    Stormswift reacted to Gregexplore for a status update, Thank you for daily text posts here..   
    Thank you for daily text posts here..
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    Stormswift reacted to kejedo for a status update, Tomorrow - First day of cart-ology.   
    Tomorrow - First day of cart-ology.
     
  4. Sad
    Stormswift reacted to Loje for a status update, A 36 year old ELDER, with a seriously rock solid theo family background, beautiful wi   
    A 36 year old ELDER, with a seriously rock solid theo family background, beautiful wife, happy marriage, new home, trips around the world, very active in every way,... just took his own life and no one understands why.  There were no red flags, no known depression, no clues.  We are related.  I'm used to feeling sorry for myself, having a sub-standard life with non-believers BUT, in terms of pain, what pain could ever compare to this scenario??  A brother commented tonight "We may see more of this..." A reference to the times we live in.  It is terrifying to watch  a "stable" one fall.  May Jehovah help us all.  PLEASE, pray for our elders, we need them, each and every one of them.
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    Stormswift reacted to Intercore for a status update, REVELATION 12 READING -   
    REVELATION 12 READING -
     
  6. Haha
    Stormswift got a reaction from Tortuga for a status update, Is it my imagination, or is Tortuga getting younger? (Avatar now has lush brown hair!   
    Is it my imagination, or is Tortuga getting younger?
    (Avatar now has lush brown hair!)
  7. Haha
    Stormswift got a reaction from Tortuga for a status update, Is it my imagination, or is Tortuga getting younger? (Avatar now has lush brown hair!   
    Is it my imagination, or is Tortuga getting younger?
    (Avatar now has lush brown hair!)
  8. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Tcvancoops for a status update, I know I haven’t been on here for a long time, but my friend is in need of prayers. A   
    I know I haven’t been on here for a long time, but my friend is in need of prayers.  A sister in my hall as autoimmune disease and she’s having a health scare today, so she’s going to the doctor.  Please pray for her to have strength and courage, and for things to work out to the best outcome.  Thank you!
  9. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, Gertie is home to Leslies house for a week to ten days or so of recouperation. Then I   
    Gertie is home to Leslies house for a week to ten days or so of recouperation. Then I can bring her home. Her scars about 8 Inches and 3inches, They gave her a Vince Tayback hat to wear while things heal. (See TV show "Alice") 
    Thanks to all who shared their concern.
  10. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, RE: Gertrude 8/9/18 It hs been a rough day. As many noted from my firs t post of the   
    RE: Gertrude 8/9/18
    It hs been a rough day. As many noted from my firs t post of the day, the operation was succesful, the Doctor spoke toLelie and I, and was very pleased with Gertie's resilence and even went so far as to say "If she maintains this rate of recouperating she might be released as early as tomorrow afternoon. We just need to get her from recovery and up the to ICU so you can visit her. Expect about  40 minutes before she is settled into ICU." 
    That is when I sent out the happy notices. 
    15 minutes later he returned to the lobby where we were and said "I am sorry, but your wife is showing symptoms that something is not right, she is loosing function of here right side.We are taking her back to the operating room. It looks like she has started bleeding just beyound the incision area.
    That is when I posted that things were not good.
    To add to the worry, they post on a monitor that shows where the surgery paitients are at any given time. It looks much like the monitors at airports that show arrivals and gate locations. We are sitting on the edge of our seats when Gertrude asigned number dissapears form the monitor.
    We waited an hour, her number stayed gone. Dave Benbrook had come up to lend moral support and he was in tears as the clocked ticked away. Leslie wasn't doing much better. I kept thinking that her last picture might be the one I poster with her great grand daughter. This does not look good. Leslie went over to surgery registation to find where her Mom was. The women at the desk said she went back into surgery so we gave her new number, it has been posted for an hour. "Thanks peoples for not telling us."
    Another thirty minutes went by before the surgeon came back "So sorry to put you through this, but Gertrude is doing fine and as soon as she is transferred to ICU, she can have visitors." (I think we heard this once before.)
    THE REST OF THE STORY
    The second operation was succesful. He decided to remove a little more of the crainium than he prefered, but felt the need to get all of the potential leakers cauterized' As of 6:30 t his eveningshe was wide awake, though drugged. All vitals in the green, taking liguids including chicken soup, which is the hospitals last ditch to cure anything. Both our sons came to see her, the DFd one we hadn't seen in five years.
    The three of us left Seattle for Leslies house at 7:00 PM. I had been up since 3:30 AM. We started for the hospital at 6:00 AM this morning, a very long day, but all's well that ends well.
    Again I thank all for their concern and prayers.
    YB 
    Jerry
  11. Sad
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, Update. Gertrude was going home tomorrow, inter cranial bleeding started further back   
    Update. Gertrude was going home tomorrow, inter cranial bleeding started further back and she has been rushed back for emergency surgery. 
    Does not look good.
  12. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, Update on Gertrude. Operation went well. DR reports zero complication. She is in reco   
    Update on Gertrude. Operation went well. DR reports zero complication. She is in recovery at this time and expect in ICU at 2:00 PM for hugs and kisses.
    Thanks All
  13. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, Gertrude is scheduled for a Craniotomy in the Bloodless Surgery Program at Swedish Me   
    Gertrude is scheduled for a Craniotomy in the Bloodless Surgery Program at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle WA Thursday 9:00 AM. The words 'blood tranfusion' did not enter the conversation, which were among the first words uttered by her previous surgeon.
    Fom here on it is just OLD preaching, pay no attention.
    (I fail to see why such a small portion of our brothers take advantige of the many Bloodless Medicine facilities, instead accepting their local surgeons word when they say "I won't give you blood," Which promise goes out the window when complications set in. Then your family realizes what the surgeon actually meant was "no blood? OK, I will let you die." This often places a burden on family members not in the Truth, and on the HLC who get a midnite call to fight for you on an issue that could have been resolved by a little more forsight and perhaps traveling just a little further to support these hospitals that serve our brothers.)
     
    Thanks again for all the kind thought and prayers you have expressed in our behalf
    The Lytles
  14. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Old for a status update, Update on Gertrudes health. The neurosurgeon decided that Gertrude has had enough tim   
    Update on Gertrudes health. The neurosurgeon decided that Gertrude has had enough time to show improvement. Lacking any tangible improvement calls for surgery. To late in the day to schedule anything. We will be heading to Seattle's Swedish Medical Center to take advantage of their Bloodless Surgery paractice first thing tomorrow morning.
  15. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Loje for a status update, A pioneer and dear friend, lost her daughter in a brutal murder. I curled up with her   
    A pioneer and dear friend, lost her daughter in a brutal murder.  I curled up with her in her bed as she sobbed.  We know how to offer comfort to the world but, how do we comfort a JW?  Yes, it "should" be the same but, it's not.  We know why God allows suffering, until it happens to us.  Feeling helpless, wanting this wickedness to end.
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    Stormswift reacted to Dages for a status update, I can't be prouder... and thankful to Jehovah. WT 2018 #3 p14... Toru and his wife Ha   
    I can't be prouder... and thankful to Jehovah. WT 2018 #3 p14... Toru and his wife Hannah ! My former students in Japan ! 😍
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    Stormswift reacted to Rozannnancarrow for a status update, Pease and security cry Mmmmm will it happen just now VID-20180516-WA0000.mp4   
    Pease and security  cry  
    Mmmmm will it happen  just now 
    VID-20180516-WA0000.mp4
  18. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Omoyeme for a status update, I would rather STAND WITH JEHOVAH and be judged by the world - than stand with the wo   
    I would rather STAND WITH JEHOVAH and be judged by the world - than stand with the world AND BE JUDGED BY JEHOVAH!
  19. Cherish
    Stormswift reacted to Beggar for the Spirit for a status update, Spiritually, sometimes we fail. And sometimes we may fail badly. But may we remember   
    Spiritually, sometimes we fail. And sometimes we may fail badly. But may we remember this - “Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” 
  20. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
  21. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
  22. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
  23. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
  24. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
  25. Like
    Stormswift got a reaction from Gregexplore for a status update, Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved   
    Not sure about all of you, but I think you'll find the same as me ... being involved in spiritual things - Jehovah is making me busier and busier - time is flowing so fast it's like the last flow of water that speeds up before draining out of a bath. 
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