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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all~

I received an email from Stella Marie today and she asked me to relay some messages to you. She's sorry she hasn't been around for a while but so many things have happened in her life. First her daughter and SIL lost their house and all of their belongings to a fire. They weren't able to salvage anything but a few scraps. They have been taking turns living with his the SIL parents and the daughters' father. In the mean time it's broken Stella and her hubby's hearts to go through this with them. They spent days and days trying to find any small bits to save from the house and it took it's tole on Stella. During this time Stella loaned her computer to the kids so she didn't have forum access until now.

All of this activity landed Stella in the hospital for 10 days with another week of recovery at home. And now she has an additional diagnosis ... congestive heart failure. This is obviously the last thing she needed but she feels she's beginning to improve. When we are so sick it takes so much longer to recover from even a cold.

Many had inquired about a fund for her daughter and SIL. There has not been a formal fund established but they did have some 'Fire Showers' from folks in the community. The fire was deemed 'electrical with unknown cause'. Wow, that's hard to take.

Anyway, she wants you all to know how touched she is by your responses and offer of help and hope. She will need another couple of weeks to recover and then hopes too return to the forum then. In the mean time I'll send forum messages to her if anyone wants to post.

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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz... Thank you for the update on Stella Marie... I remember when you first posted re: her daughter/SIL's fire...

Please tell her that I'm so sorry to hear all the very difficult things she is, and has been, going through. The "right words" aren't coming to me tonight... but if you'll just tell her that I will be praying for her and for her family... and I know many others here will be doing the same thing.

I hope she continues to recover and finds more strength each day...

Thank you for passing these thoughts along to her, Chutz :)

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   Posted 5/5/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
    Dear Stella,
      It is so good to hear from you! I have missed you greatly here on the forums. You unwavering support and good nature is such a blessing to us all.
     I am devistated that you have been diagnosed with CHF. I can imagine your body must be terribly worn out. With CHF even a common cold is potential life threating. I do hope you are able to recover somewhat while in the hospital but surly with CHF it will take long time to heal.
     I am glad the community came together to help after the horrendous fire. You and your family are in our prayers here. I cannot thank you enough for keeping Chutz up todate. We do worry when our beloved members do not post but I completly understand why you gave your computer so that homework, bills, work could be done. My oldest daughter uses hers regularly for home work and my youngest needs access to one for her "math trade-up".
      Rest as much as possible while in the hospital. Take it slow, as I am sure your body has been through much these last months. You are in our hearts and prayers.



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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Now Stella, the power of prayers will help and I'll be thinking of you and your family in Prayer tonight...
Keep faith, and hang in there we are thinking of you and you take all the time you need to heal up and get better together...
Lots of soft caring healing hugz...
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   Posted 5/5/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending hugs and prayers to Stella and her family.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
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   Posted 5/5/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I so wish I could help more, but I can offer healing thoughts for you and your entire family.



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   Posted 5/5/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Chutz,

Please tell Stella that her and her family are in my thoughts & prayers. It sounds like it has been an incredibly rough few weeks.


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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for updating us Chutz.  My heart goes out to Stella Marie.  She is in my thoughts and prayers.  I'm so sorry about her daughter and SIL home catching on fire.  ((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
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   Posted 5/5/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Stella, We all wish YOU!...and your family the best. I'm also anxious to hear more about your heart condition, as I have had my own heart problems as well.
I bet your on some new meds now? Atenolol, maybe?
Lets hope your out of the woods on that problem. You take care my friend. Come to visit us soon!

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   Posted 5/5/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Please tell Stella she and her family remain in my thoughts and prayers.


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   Posted 5/6/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Chutz for posting and letting us know!

Stella what else can I do but let you know that I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers, I hope that every thing works out well for you and your family!
I Wish YOU all the BEST

White Beard
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