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    Tortuga reacted to Sylv for a status update, My brother was reinstated last week   
    My brother was reinstated last week  
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    Tortuga reacted to MM9106 for a status update, Meeting Brother Malenfant and his wife was encouraging. He gave two amazing talks. Bo   
    Meeting Brother Malenfant and his wife was encouraging. He gave two amazing talks. Both are great examples. Wonderful to have that assembly with them.
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    Tortuga reacted to Old for a status update, Typical forum session, typed out about ten responses and after a reread posted two of   
    Typical forum session, typed out about ten responses and after a  reread posted two of them. 
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    Tortuga reacted to Miss Bea for a status update, I fell yesterday. In service. I was getting out of a back seat, my feet got tangled i   
    I fell yesterday. In service. I was getting out of a back seat, my feet got tangled in my purse strap, and down I went. Initially, flat on my back. Then I bounced, and my head hit the ground, and it bounced. It was a hard fall. I remember as I was in the second phase, thinking, “Oh great, a two phase fall”. 
    I'm sore today. Actually pretty sore, and I did my neck no favors. At my age, it could have been life altering. Have you any idea how grateful I am? I assure you, that will not happen again. 
    I could have broken so many things. I feel like I really jarred myself. As I said, one thankful person, I am. 
    (It was my call, I went on it, then we all went home.) A long day that ended well!)
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Sheep for a status update, Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?   
    Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Sheep for a status update, Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?   
    Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Sheep for a status update, Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?   
    Nice profile picture. Are you feeling a little blue?
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    Tortuga reacted to Dismal_Bliss for a status update, Auxillary pioneering this month so I can sit in on that top secret meeting with the n   
    Auxillary pioneering this month so I can sit in on that top secret meeting with the new CO
     
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    Tortuga reacted to Gregexplore for a status update, OK..we had a cheese and wine part.. plenty cheese and wine left, so we had another ch   
    OK..we had a cheese and wine part.. plenty cheese and wine left, so we had another cheese and party again, many brought cheese and wine, so we have cheese and wine for another 2 parities ....I have to laugh ...feels like oil that never ends...Will I ever run out of cheese and wine?
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    Tortuga reacted to Friends just call me Ross for a status update, The nurse in charge of setting up Home Health Care came this morning. She stayed abou   
    The nurse in charge of setting up Home Health Care came this morning.
    She stayed about 2 hours and collected a ton of information.
    On Tuesday, a guy is coming to evaluate my Mom's ability, or lack of ability, to care for herself.  If she qualifies, the paperwork will be passed on to Medicare and her supplemental insurance company.  If her insurance approves coverage, then, and only then , will my Mom be able to receive some medical assistance.
     
    Until then, we will continue to assist her in every way we are qualified to do so.
    Neither of us can draw blood or do a lab analysis for her Cumadin levels.
     
    In the meantime, I had to go back home because I have a doctor's appointment of my own tomorrow.   Our baby sister will hopefully take my place until I can get back.  She works full time but would be there for her after work.
     
    My brother Brother Peter does such an amazing job of caring for my Mom.
    I was able to handle all the stress of this past week, until she started saying hateful things about him behind his back.  I reminded her of all that he has done/is doing for her and that without his help, she would be in a nursing home.  Only, I didn't word it quite that nicely.  I am ashamed and sorry that I lost my cool.  But it wasn't her failing body that I couldn't handle.  It is her failing mind.  She sleeps 20 to 23 hours a day.  Her waking hours are filled with fear and confusion.  But, mostly she is frustrated.  I am sure her frustration lends to some of her darker moments.
     
    She has no concept of what day, month or year it is.
     
    This morning, she wanted me to open the drapes so she could watch my sister Teri get on the school bus.  My sister Teri is 49 years old.  
     
    Besides being mean and nasty sometimes, there is the fixation.
    She keeps going on and on and on and on about wanting us to take her to some non-existent park to look for her mother's rings.  (They went missing when they moved her from one hospital facility to another.  They were stolen and reported stolen but are gone forever.)  
     
    We can explain the reality of the situation until we are both blue in the face, but she refuses to believe us.  My brother has driven her all around for hundreds of miles asking her to point out the park where she left the rings sitting on two wooden posts...just to humor her.  She feels so badly that she is responsible for the loss of her mother's rings, so we try to explain that she didn't LOSE them, they were STOLEN from her.  All to no avail.    
     
    Dimentia is proof positive that we were never designed to grow so old.
     
    Thanks for allowing me to vent. ❤️❤️❤️
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    Tortuga reacted to Stormswift for a status update, So, yesterday, being the bright personality I think I am (haha) ... I find a bright p   
    So, yesterday, being the bright personality I think I am (haha) ... I find a bright pink hat with black lace to wear in the field service yesterday ... sun is very harsh here in NZ ... walking along I go to put my hand on top of my hat to stop the breeze from blowing it away ... and there was this big fluffy bumblebee on top -  must have thought it was the biggest pink daisy he'd ever seen. Man those bumble's can bite can't they? Expect sympathy from the brothers? Nup they couldn't stop laughing ... they now call me Bumble. 
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    Tortuga reacted to ivy for a status update, Food at the right time... https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no2   
    Food at the right time... https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no2-2019-may-jun/why-life-is-worth-living/
     

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    Tortuga reacted to Friends just call me Ross for a status update, My Mom's body is failing her. Hope to get her on hospice care today. Talked to her ab   
    My Mom's  body is failing her. 
    Hope to get her on hospice care today.
    Talked to her about her funeral preferences.
    She doesn't  want one.
     
    I was so relieved, because I just could not have tolerated
    a catholic church service and all those Satanic lies.
    Not with the marvelous resurrection hope Jehovah gives us.
     
    So we will be holding a celebration of her LIFE, instead.
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    Tortuga reacted to bagwell1987 for a status update, Well, a brother and sister have been quarantined for mumps! Congregation is notified   
    Well, a brother and sister have been quarantined for mumps! Congregation is notified we've all been exposed. Sigh, going to be interesting in about 12-14 days.
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    Tortuga reacted to Gregexplore for a status update, Thank you for the sense of humor that you bring in to this forum!   
    Thank you for the sense of humor that you bring in to this forum!
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    Tortuga reacted to kejedo for a status update, Getting home from infusion center a short time ago, and a sister stopped by with a go   
    Getting home from infusion center a short time ago, and a sister stopped by with a gorgeous handmade crocheted blanket. So uplifted. And now, I have no appointments until next year.  
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    Tortuga reacted to Miss Mouse for a status update, Has anyone heard from Yanty since the Tsunami in Indonesia. I just checked her last t   
    Has anyone heard from Yanty since the Tsunami in Indonesia. I just checked her last time on the site and it was 13 hours ago ....hoping all is well with you Yanty.  
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Sheep for a status update, Former member? When did that happen?   
    Former member?
    When did that happen?
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Sheep for a status update, Former member? When did that happen?   
    Former member?
    When did that happen?
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    Tortuga reacted to Sheep for a status update, We have our Circuit Overseer's visit this week. Except that his wife couldn't come; s   
    We have our Circuit Overseer's visit this week. Except that his wife couldn't come; she had an accident in their last congregation and sprained her ankle. So he's only been here Tuesday evening and at this morning's service group. He'll be here Sunday too. We had a substitute CO the rest of the week taking the groups.
     
    With either CO, they were both hammering the point in (that is highlighted in last week's and this week's WT), that we are only looking for those "rightly disposed for everlasting life." Don't waste time with those who don't judge themselves worthy. (Acts 13:44-48) I can't wait for tomorrow's talks!
     
    Hhmm. They have substitute Circuit Overseers, but how come they don't have substitute Circuit Overseers' wives?
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    Tortuga reacted to Vinnie for a status update, Prayers needed for Brother Dave Bennet and his Wife Doris. I just visited Dave in the   
    Prayers needed for Brother Dave Bennet and his Wife Doris. I just visited Dave in the hospital. He has Leukemia. His hemoglobin dropped to about 40-50 . Dr's give him 6 month to a year maybe. With a new medication, he may have 2 yrs.   Thank you friends.
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    Tortuga reacted to Brenda for a status update, My electric was out all day Sunday. Internet was out until today. It's hard to imagin   
    My electric was out all day Sunday.  Internet was out until today.  It's hard to imagine how dependent we are on both.  I think I missed my Internet the most. I couldn't get my daily JWT fix.  LOL
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    Tortuga reacted to Old for a status update, Just a coincedence, but interesting to our family, the surgeon that just discovered t   
    Just a coincedence, but interesting to our family, the surgeon that just discovered the brain eating amoeba at Swedish hospital, in Seattle,  was my wifes brain surgeon. 
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    Tortuga got a reaction from Musky for a status update, I see you that you changed from a cat herder to cat whisperer...   
    I see you that you changed from a cat herder to cat whisperer...
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    Tortuga reacted to Gregexplore for a status update, Something went wrong! I can see recent topics from last week ..new ones disappeared.   
    Something went wrong!
    I can see recent topics from last week ..new ones disappeared.
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