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Who deserves to live?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yesterday I read something by a person who doesn't feel that anyone who cannot find a job or cannot work because of physical problems deserves to eat. It was from a person who determines whether a person deserves to have a job and, from her posts lately, cannot figure out who will actually do the work they are hired for. Her husband also decides who deserves to make a living, even though they have experience in a similar job and will instead hire someone who never even applied for the job. After thinking about what they said, I got to wondering shy people are the way they are. I have been laughed at when I have applied for jobs. I have been told that I was the most qualified for the job and then they conveniently "lost" my application. I have been told that someplace couldn't hire me because I wasn't "cute" enough. I have been told I was too stupid to keep a job because I was working instead of flirting (I thought working was what I was supposed to be doing). And I have been told "no one will ever hire anyone that looks like you." So . . .

How is it that people decide who deserves to live or die? Who deserves to make a living? Who deserves to get a job? Who doesn't deserve to even get a chance even though they offer to work for no pay until the job is learned and the employer decides if they are still good enough to do the work? People who even will say that it is too much bother to train someone in the job and then who will go and ask someone else who wasn't even interested in the job to take it?
Why can people decide that someone who has had a disease that they are over is no longer allowed to have the job they worked at so hard? A job where they would get called in at the last minute and go through terrible weather to get there because others just didn't bother to show up? Yet those who didn't bother to show up deserved the job more.

  
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FANCYQTR 7/20/2014 6:28PM

    The problem is some of those comments started before the economy got as bad as it is. The one about no one would hire anyone that looked like me (i.e. I was too ugly and, in fact, she suggested I always go to a professional make-up artist, which I already had, or a plastic surgeon) made me only apply for overnight stocking jobs so no one would see how ugly I was.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 5:38PM

    Well, I for one am going to re-ignite the fire that RASPBERRY 56 started in response to that quote.

This is THE most brutal economy that I have ever seen. Ever. The hiring process is horrible. It is so difficult, especially when you get to be a certain age! It is discouraging!!!

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RASPBERRY56 7/20/2014 5:49AM

    AAAAGGGGH!!!! Red Button pushed here (no, it's NOT your fault - in fact, I'm glad you brought this important issue up in your blog)!

Just where the $#!@#$ does ANYBODY get off spouting such irrational, cold, anti-social and IRRESPONSIBLE GARBAGE? Does this "person" (please note the QUOTES) realize that with this economy being the way it is - JOBS ARE $#!@# DIFFICULT TO COME BY? And don't even get me STARTED on DISCRIMINATION!!!

May karma have its ever-lovin' way with the responsible "person"........

(whew - soapbox mode off now )

I wish you the very best!

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June 18 2014 - Official Oncology end

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Eight years ago, just before my birthday, I found out that I had Ovarian Cancer. So a couple weeks later I had major surgery for it. The doc got it all, though I did have to go through chemo and radiation -- the radiation because it was not only Ovarian cancer, but started as Uterine cancer and had progressed to stage 4. I've never been a very positive person, but for some reason I was very positive about beating this cancer. I also had a message from The Lord that I was going to be all-right. Maybe being positive about beating it had something to do with how I found out about it, too, because I wouldn't have been at the doctor except for a problem with my feet that turned out to be neuropathy because of diabetes. I hadn't even had a doctor until that was diagnosed. Then went through a nurse practitioner who didn't really care and finally passed me off to my doctor. She was very insistent (nicely) that I get checked for the suspected cancer and then that I have the surgery. Needless to say, she got her way.

I have now been cancer free for 8 years and past treatment for almost 7 1/2 years. June 18 was my Oncology appointment and I was officially discharged from that department. All follow-ups from now on will be with my Primary Care doctor, who cared enough to get me through this.

I thank God for the ways that he got me to this point -- with the neuropathy/diabetes and all the way to a caring PCP and wonderful surgeon.

  
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MOM2ACAT 6/20/2014 5:15PM

    That is awesome!

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JUNIORSSISTER 6/19/2014 8:45PM

    emoticon You are blessed. So happy for your good new.

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ARNETTELEE 6/19/2014 6:57PM

  I'm glad that you have been cancer free for 8 years. That's great. Take care.

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FREECAL1 6/19/2014 6:41PM

  That is really great news! Wishing you all the best in the future! emoticon

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GEORGE815 6/19/2014 6:38PM

    I am a diabetes patient. Hats off to you being able to fight cancer with it. Good job!

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COLOR-BLUE 6/19/2014 5:57PM

    Fancy,

When God blesses, He blessed BIG TIME!!! You were definitely blessed, when the cancer was found, and then the chemo and radiation. Look what God has brought you through, and He'll continue bringing you through whatever He has you going through, as you SHINE HIS LIGHT and bring others to HIM!!!!

emoticon God and emoticon that Fancy has ben cancer free for 7 1/2 years and has been discharged from the Oncology department! What a HUGE BLESSING!!!!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2014 5:42PM

    Words fail me. I am so happy for you! Overjoyed.
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Day 1 of Passion Play 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tonight we had our first performance of the Passion Play - He's Alive. Not a big crowd due to the weather -- snow and cold and icy roads -- but had quite a few. The going was a bit tough on the way there since the snow was coming heavy enough I couldn't see far, but got there in plenty of time. We had dinner before the play started.

The play seemed to go pretty well as far as I could tell. Of course, I couldn't see it unless the crowd was in the scene. I did get a bit nervous when the questions before Jesus got to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but got mine out pretty well. I hope that there are people that the play has a lot of meaning for.

  
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COLOR-BLUE 5/9/2014 9:58PM

    Fancy,

I'm so sorry that you still have snow and cold weather. I know how I hate that kind of weather. I'm so glad I live in the South, but we did get slammed with ice and snow this year.

I think it's so great you being involved in theater! Good for you, for stepping up, to witness to the masses that come to see the play.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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Birthday, April 8 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday having lunch with a friend and later taking a class in making a birdbath using a grapevine wreath and terracotta saucer. Lunch didn't stay with my eating plan, but it was so good. We went to a Mexican restaurant and I had one of their combination plates that served for both lunch and dinner. I also splurged on a sopapilla. So had 6 Beano since most of that meal had something that might cause problems. Won't do that too often.

I've found several things in the classes at the library that are fun to take and free. Last night we also talked about what kind of classes they might have in the future. So there were a couple ideas of exercises that were suggested like hoolahooping and that led to belly dancing. It is surprising what you can learn for free from libraries. And I now have some seed ornaments for the birds as well as the bird bath to put out for them.

  
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MARAGRAM 4/9/2014 11:06PM

    emoticon , glad you had a great day!

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FISHGUT3 4/9/2014 10:26PM

    Happy belated birthday - mine was on the 6th.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/9/2014 8:46PM

    Sounds like a good day! HUGS

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LINOVER 4/9/2014 4:42PM

    emoticon the birdbath you made sounds like a great idea! I'm glad you are taking classes at the library. I also enjoy taking classes at our local library and they usually have some interesting ones!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/9/2014 3:55PM

    emoticon It's fun going to the library.

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Surprise for me today

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I really haven't lost enough weight for this to happen. I found a few weeks ago I could get into one pair of my Wrangler Auras. It is the only pair I have that size. I have 5 or 6 pairs the next size down. The pair I have been wearing end up getting stretched in the waist and I have them hanging on my hips. Today I just got curious how much more it was going to have to take to get in the other size. So I pulled out a pair and tried them on. They are a little tight and hard to get fastened at the waist, but these are made to stretch to fit, so I just went ahead and put them on. I can even sit down in them. That is a total shock.

I probably will only be able to wear the one pair for a while because they have a higher waist, but that isn't a problem. As long as I can keep going I will be happy. And I will have more to wear. emoticon

  
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BACKYARDER1 4/13/2014 9:07AM

    That's a nice bit of motivation...keep at it , you'll soon find them to be too large and have to go on to the smaller ones! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 4/7/2014 10:43PM

    Fantastic news! Way to go!

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DANLIN60 4/7/2014 1:02PM

    Great job Darlene !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/6/2014 11:25AM

    That is awesome!

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SUNSET09 4/6/2014 12:57AM

  Every little bit helps and is encouraging! Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY_IN_2014 4/5/2014 10:46PM

    It's great that you are starting to get in to the next size down emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2014 6:41PM

    Wonderful!!!

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