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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 11/10/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Today, a fellow female church member who has sort of become my adopted mother took me to breakfast and to visit an older member of our church who is in a nursing home. At first I was not excited about the idea of visiting "shut ins" or members of the church who are no longer mobile enough to attend. Yesterday my counseling session with the Pastor went well, and I was given homework. So when I woke this morning with a purpose, a reason to get ready and as the boys say "put on my Mary Kay face" I tried to keep the depression at bay and work up some enthusiam for this visit.
 
What I ended up with was not even close to enthusiam or excitement. The whole way there I felt low, as though anyone but me would be more appropriate to visit people with mobility issues. What can I say to these women? Do they really want a visit from a 30-year-old disabled woman?
 
The visit opened my eyes to the fact that we share much  more than I expected. We share recipes, values, appreciation, and blessings. I cook from scratch, as did they. I bake, so did she. I can for my family, and she has much to share with that. I need help with living at times, and so does she. I feel left alone everyday as the world moves on around me, and she does as well. It led me to remember that I am blessed with many talents, one of which may be that I share more in common with the elderly women of the world than the ones my own age! 
 
In all seriousness, I do feel blessed in many more ways than I felt before I visited the nursing home. I still have my family everyday, my home, my pets, and most of my abilities to do the things I enjoy. She showed me that the prayer shawls I make will be loved and used, simply for the effort, love and prayers put into them, not for being top fashion and perfection on earth. She showed me that although I feel unworthy and useless, to many on this earth I am appreciated, loved, and blessed for my abilities, not a job that I am paid for.
 
I hope you all have low pain levels and find small blessings this week.
 
HUGS
Mindy

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/11/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Mindy,

   Your experience has touched me in way I don't think I could describe. OH mY GOSH, im late for bus patrol! Shpoot!

   Back. So sorry. I don't know what on earth is wrong with me. It seems I am barley on time with my schedule. I even forgot about story time until 8 45pm 2 times. I missed the post office closing by 10mins... silliness. I could just kick myself. smhair

    Where was I? Yes, souls. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people I have met since I became sick. Now, I am not saying the I like the experience of being sick.... on the other hand having my life take the turn for chronic illness has opened my eyes and enriched my life in so many ways. I would never of guess when I was 27 that 3 years later I would be living this life.

     It helps knowing others are experiencing the same struggles, the same obstacles. In your case you got the chance to meet someone very special that you were able to connect with on a level that.. lets face it, we all need.

     I know you give everything you have to give of yourself, everyday. Family, Church and community. For all you do, for everyone around you and still have time to visit a fellowship member you sure do amaze me. I hope you can find some time to do the things you enjoy. I can't thank you enough for sharing your story.

*warm hugg*
       dani


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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spinal soldier
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   Posted 11/11/2010 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
thats awesome; righteous acts cover a multitude of sins and they are weaveing your shining white robes in heaven. God bless you.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,

current Rx: OxyContin 60mg 2x, Dilaudid 8mgs [brand] 4x p.r.n. brk., Phenergan 25mg 3x prn nausea, Lyrica 75mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M., Soma 350 mg 3X, Relafen 1000mg 1x, Klonopin 1mg H.S. or prn anxiety Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 2000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, GABA 750mg

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 11/12/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I didnt mean to sound righteous, just share a small moment of brightness in my life. I don't see myself as good or any of my acts as righteous.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw


Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!

spinal soldier
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   Posted 11/12/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I did not think you where trying to sound like a saint on purpose but that is indeed righteous but all our righteousness falls short. i do discern that your heart is good and the good works we do is all we bring with us. God bless you and you we be in my prayers.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,

current Rx: morphine sulfate ER 10OMg q8 , roxicodone 30-60mg prn,vistaril50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Relafen 1000mg 1x, alprazolam o.5 mg, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 2000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, GABA 750mg,
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