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Thank you! I am celebrating!

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Oh Leslie I am Joyful of your news! CELEBRATE!!

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Thank you all! I am so relieved. I have been catching up on my sleep!

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Leslie that is great congrads and hugs

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Oh, thanks be to God, Leslie!
What wonderful news!

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Leslie that is FANTASTIC news, i am truly so happy for you emoticon emoticon

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I finally got the results of my biopsy on Friday - I do NOT have cancer!! emoticon

Thank you all for your prayers!

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Praying for all the ill and those who are awaiting results - especially our Catholic Critters members, including LESLIEJEAN and Bernie.

May God be with you all.

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still praying

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Hi Leslie, thank you so much for your comforting words. I most certainly will pray for you. Take care.

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You are not being selfish. You and your husband are dealing with what life is throwing at you. It doesn't matter that some people may have it 'worse' right now. You have to live your own life, and deal with your own situations.
You and your husband are in my prayers.
I am also dealing with a possible cancer diagnosis and will be seeing the specialist tomorrow. Please pray for me too.

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Next week my husband goes for another CT scan. He has had so many since his cancer diagnosis you would think i would be used to the stomach churning feeling that comes with waiting for the results. I can't explain how it feels waiting for the results, you try and stay positive but it is so hard, and on top of that we will find out whether or not he will face more surgery. Is it wrong to ask for life to throw something happy and positive our way for a change, given that no matter how bad things are for us to the left or to the right there's always someone else worse off, am i being selfish?

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still praying

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I am still praying; please keep us posted!

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thanks for the up date and praying

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I am so pleased that you had a nice break with your parents, and found it all peaceful.
All the best with your academic meeting. Praying that you will be able to take that which will be most helpful, yet manageable, for you!

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Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and advice. I did have a great time visiting my parents in Idaho Falls, they surprised me with a trip to Yellowstone Park. It was peaceful there and of course their home is peaceful, quiet, and you can feel God's presence.
I did end up being able to use the custom mouth piece for the sleep apnea. I have not noticed much of a difference yet but it has only been a week. So I am hopeful. I am trying to set boundaries with my grown children. School started today, supposed to be my last semester but I may have been given some bad advice as far as classes, I won't know until tomorrow or Wednesday. I am also trying to get an academic adjustment to not take algebra, which is a no credit class but that is where my tests for entrance placed me. After brain surgery, I just can't comprehend algebra, so trying to take the History of Math, not much algebra. Appreciate prayers that my meeting works out and I am able to take the math I need for my degree and not have to take the algebra.

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still praying for you and your family

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Brenda, I am praying for you and know that God will help you. Bl Pope John XXIII once said, "In the three years of my pontificate I have learned to have absolute trust in the present, and perfect tranquility is all things concerning the future."

I will remember you at Mass today, and offer all my liturgical offices today for you.

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Brenda hugs and know you are always in my prayers I have a cpap machine and can not relate so sorry hugs

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Brenda - just did a bit of research about the cpac and headaches. Apparently, it is common for first time users to experience headaches, and they often go away with continued use. It might be related to your sinuses getting used to the pressurized air flowing directly into them. It could be fatigue related (if you still wake often at first, even with the machine). Also, it could be pressure from the headgear on a nerve or muscle.

Frontal headaches - probably sinuses
Back of the lower part of your head - headgear issue

I pray that God's will be done in this situation. He knows better than we what you need.

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I really do need to go to confession but I usually schedule a meeting face to face in my priest's office. We get more time together.
Just another prayer request, I had to see a sleep specialist today. My GP thought I might have narcolepsy because I have been falling asleep at random times including driving. Dr. said, I can't drive, no husband, I have no one to drive me. I go in tonight for a sleep study, see Dr. tomorrow and have another study done Thursday night. I know I have sleep apnea and that is what Dr. is thinking. Problem is, I have tried the CPAP machine and every mask they make, it wakes me up in the middle of the night with a terrible headache so I quit using it. Plus my insurance will not cover the cost of the machine and they are not cheap, so no way can I afford it. I don't know what to pray for, I know I have the sleep apnea, well maybe pray for me to be a candidate for the mouth apparatus. Ugh, leave Saturday until next Saturday to visit my parents. Peace, I need some peace, no doc's, no drama.....

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So sorry that you are still dealing with so much stuff, Brenda. You are still in my prayers, and I am adding you to our rosary novena.

So pleased you went to mass. Do you have the opportunity to go to confession as well? I always find that the two sacraments in tandem work so well together to strengthen us and give us the resources we need to deal with our crosses.

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of course...life is precious and this world is so much sweeter with you here dear!!

LOVE SAYS"I SACRIFICE MYSELF FOR THE GOOD OF THE OTHER PERSON."
ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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Great pic.!! Prayers will continue. So glad you went to mass! Keep on doing the hard work, have faith and pray!

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Went to Mass this evening. I have not been going because I have been so depressed. I certainly do feel a little better. Not perfect but felt the peace at church. Keep praying for me.

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Thank you for your support and prayers. I really really need them. And so much appreciate them. I do feel God at work when you friends are praying for me. Gives me hope to keep praying.

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Brenda, so happy to see you back, so sorry for this continued pain. Your counselor is RIGHT. YOU CAN'T control EVERYTHING. You must only work on fixing the things you CAN control. Continue to pray often, God has NOT left you, He never will. He hears you ... do Not give up on your faith. PRAY for His strength, guidence and peace. You can do all things through Him! Take good care.

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One more thing~most important. Please pray for me to have faith, I feel like I am losing or lost my faith. I just am not doing a very good job. Have not been to Mass for over a month but going with a friend tomorrow.

Peace be with all of my Catholic Critter team members and those you love today,

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I am trying to hold on. I feel like I am being pulled in different directions because I have my own issues and school responsibilities but I am so depressed that I can't even focus on doing what I need to do.

I meet with a divorce counselor via telephone for 2 hrs every Friday. Yesterday I just wanted to die, I mean if stress kills, like I said why prolong it? He is located in Minnesota and I almost decided not to answer his call, but the "polite, do the right thing me came through" and I could not just let him wonder why I no showed. Well we did not talk about divorce. We talked about all of my stresses and chose which ones I have control over and which ones I don't. He is going to call me Monday and have another session. We ended up on the phone for 3 hours! This man works with me pro bono also. I don't know his feelings on faith because we have never discussed them but he helps me a lot.
If it were not for him I would have died yesterday.
So my son just called and although this is so hard I have to say I have such a feeling of relief right now because of what he just told me, such as apologizing and taking responsibility for his actions and wanting to become a better person. I am now rambling, not feeling well. Will check back in later.

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Please stay close to God and ask for strength. God wants you really close to him. Pray, Pray, Pray.

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glad he took the plea and let him handle it and let him worry about it you pray for you and also take care of you ...YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST with out you it would be a shame hugs

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Today he took a guilty plea and will spend some time in jail with work release. His costs so far are adding up to about $4,000. He only makes $700 per month. My youngest son is rude, obstinate, disrespectful, quits jobs and he is in trouble with the law. They, my two youngest just had a screaming match with each other in my house. I can't take this anymore. I am done. Stress kills, we all know that. Why make me go through the torture of these grown boys, who I should be calling men, just so that this dysfunctional family is going to kill me anyway. I have already had two strokes and a mini stroke, probably from stress. I have recovered very well, what happens next time the stress is so bad that I end up a vegetable in a retirement home? No I either have to leave town or die, I am done. I can't control my emotions enough to stay away from them and not worry myself to death.

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My prayers are with you as well. May I also suggest that he bring this to the priests at the church for guidance and additional prayer, not to mention confession. If there is a regular time at your church for Eucharistic Adoration, it may be a perfect opportunity for him to reflect and benefit from all God has in store for him.

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Sometimes we need to do that esp when we take care of others and the stuff that happens .. but know I am praying for you and also Brenda and her son

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Kinda scary to post what is going on in my life - might get my head bit off. emoticon



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praying to get help that they need hugs

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I feel very strongly and I believe statistics bear this out.
If we let men ( or women) batter their mates, it only escalates next time.
get on line and read about what people do to each other.
My uncle used to sleep on the couch with black eyes and cut lips because he would not defend himself from his abusive wife. He LOOOOOved her. She should have been arrested the first time.
People do not ever have the right to hit or tear out hair of their spouses.
No one has any right in this country to hit someone for any reason.
sorry. Let him learn by having him take the consiquenses of his own actions

and please get involved with a codependent organization Like Al- Anon or Coda.
He is not being helped when he is continuously saved by his "loved" ones.

Please I know this from experience.



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My good friend and I were talking about life the other day, and how there is some awful crap that many have to deal with. I'm sorry that things are bad for you and your son (and your daughter-in-law) right now.

I am glad that your son has made appointments and is attempting to change this aspect of his behaviour. He obviously doesn't want to be like that forever, and that is a wonderful sign!

Unfortunately, it has caught up with him before he is fully well, and that is a shame. Just as you have all come through tough things before, you will come through this, too.

Please hang on to your faith, and know that we are all praying for you.

I will ask St. Margeurite D'Youville to pray for you. Her prayers are powerful, and had a gambling, alcoholic husband who left her destitute when he died. She knows struggle and family issues!

May God bless you all and keep you all the days of your life.

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edited to add - on a side note, another good friend of mine left her husband when his anger and violence got too much to bear (especially as the children got older and watched every move). They were separated for a year. They each took counselling and spoke frequently with their priests for advice, support, and frequent sacrament of penance. They are together again now, and have been for many years. God is good. Trust in that.

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I too will be praying for your family......keep believing for something good to come out of all of this, and I know that must be hard right now......feel my emoticon

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Adding you both. Praying as I type.
My youngest has a bad temper, and is on antidepressants for it. He is also in counselling. Praise God, the kid is single, but with a great girlfriend.
Often, public defenders know more about other possibilities than prison. It depends on his wife, to some extent. If they get help together, it might help.
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You are both in my prayers.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

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Keeping you both in my prayers.

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Praying for you both. I have a loved one who is facing prison time if he violates his probation. Some public defenders are really good. Hope your son gets a good one.

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All things work together for good for those who believe and are called to His purpose, and if you believe then you must know that God's purpose for your life needs you to live through this time in the furnace with your quiet lions. Dance and praise God in your furnace you are moving up a grade when this 'night' is over. Prayers and hugs to you and your circle.

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praying for both of you hugs

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I asked for prayers for my depression to be lifted and was so grateful because I felt those prayers. Now I need prayers more than anything in my life. First of all I have strep throat, laryngitis, and bronchitis. But worst my middle son who has a horrible temper and had just enrolled in anger management classes and had his first appt. pulled his wifes hair and was charged with domestic violence as a felony. He has never been arrested before. He is not a wife beater, well I guess not in the sense of beating someone up and I am NOT trying to make excuses but he is facing prison time and the worst of this is that he was abused by his dad growing up, I think the anger stems from that. Remember, not physical anger but he did not want to be like his dad so he sought counseling and then this. Of course they can't see each other, he is staying with me, depressed, I don't know what to say. In fact whatever I say does not make him feel better. He has anxiety and I do also so I understand that no matter what anyone says your mind can come up with anything. We are praying that this is reduced to a misdemeanor and that he can go on with counseling. I study some criminal justice and that is not what will help him.
Please pray for both of us. As a mother this is killing me to see him so depressed and scared that he will end up in prison. Also we can't afford an attorney so he has to go with a public defender.
Please pray for us.

Brenda and Taylor

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