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73monte
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
While reading the local paper tonight, I was going through the obituaries when I read about the death of a 21 year old girl. There was a picture of her, and she was absolutely beautiful. She had been diagnosed 2 years ago.
 
I'm not sure about how everyone reacts to things like this, but it really rocks me to the core. How do people cope with such a terrible trajedy. Her parents had to suffer for 2 years and ultimately see her to this devastating end to it all. The poor girl must have endured tremendous pain physically, as well as the pain of coping psychologically with what was coming. 
 
I guess the question that torments me an others is, why does this kind of thing happen? Where is the logical order to it all? Why would a loving, merciful God take such a vibrant young girl in such a way?
 
 
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


Celey
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
The thing about an almighty, perfect God... is that we, as imperfect human beings, are incapable of understanding Him or his will.... Part of having faith is trusting in His judgement...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


ivy6
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
There are some very sound theological viewpoints that suggest that illness and suffering are not caused or planned by God. We live in a Fallen world; this was not the way He intended us to live. In this theological viewpoint, God grieves with us when these terrible things happen.

Monte, I know why you ask these questions, and I appreciate that you are still struggling with your daughter's illness. I must remind you, however, that this is not a religious forum and that this is not the place for extended theological discussions. There are other forums, easily found through Google, that will be more receptive to the types of religious musings you seem to need at the moment.

I hope you appreciate that I am not trying to censor your thoughts here. I am just mindful that this is an international forum frequented by people of many cultures and faiths... and often no religion at all... and I do not wish any of them to feel alienated here.

Please do keep working through your grief here with us... but please do also tone down the religious discussions. This really isn't the place for them.

Thanks (and sorry)

Ivy.

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73monte
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Ivy6,

I understand totally. I usually try to avoid religious discussion. I knew when I posted that It might be inappropriate. I have no desire to offend anyone. I will certainly be more careful in the future. 

Tom.


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


ivy6
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Tom. I'm glad you understand.
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pb4
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right 73monte, she would have suffered terrible pain, I saw my sister in-law pass from cancer, she started with lung, then bone then brain in a matter of a few short months before she passed away, watching her literally vibrating in pain was a very in-humane way to see someone die...and it sickens me that there is NO compassion when it's obvious the person is well past the point of return for them to let someone die in such agonizing pain.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Valerie3
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My grandmother died from bone cancer... It spread all over her body before the doctor would look at it. Her doctor thought she was just having regular pains. It is so sickening to me as well, especially that this can happen to the young, but no one deserves to die this way.... :( Before I got diagnosed, I was starting to wonder if I had cancer... I figured if it wasn't Crohn's, it must be cancer... I cried with joy when I got diagnosed... Scary that even young adults can't think they're safe from horrible illnesses like cancer.
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