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Offline Rosehip

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Health Struggles
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:53:46 PM »
I very much hate to bother everyone for prayers, but if you think of it, could you say one for me?

I've not been feeling very well at all these past two years, and it seems to be worsening. Two years ago I accidentally injured myself and went into severe emotional shock because of the consequences. Now I think the emotional strain has affected my gastro-intestinal tract and for half a year these problems have been tormenting me. I kept going to the GP, but it seems it is not gettting better. In September I am due to see the Gastroenterologist.  Also, in general I am just not feeling well. Much of it is emotional stress/sorrow, but it is also affecting my physical health  now too.

Please pray that God will hear my cry and help me. Thanks so much for your kindness.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 11:07:56 PM »
Lord have mercy on your handmaiden, Rosehip.

Saint Timothy, please obtain relief for Rosehip.

I have had chronic stomach issues, so I know it makes every aspect of your day uncomfortable and difficult.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 11:37:25 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 11:39:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant Rosehip and strengthen her during this time of sorrow.

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 07:24:59 AM »
Lord have mercy on the work of Your Hands.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 08:35:28 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful handmaiden Rosehip!

I am very glad that you will see a good specialist. May the Lord grant him or her wisdom and patience to investigate your illness thoroughly and to find you a good, meaningful treatment!
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 09:46:24 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your handmaiden, Rosehip. Help her, comfort her and grant her peace.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 10:05:12 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant Rosehip!!  I pray that you will receive healing and comfort from your sickness.
Amen.

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 12:39:46 PM »
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 02:09:47 PM »
Thank you all so much for the prayers! It is a great source of strength and encouragement to me.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 11:13:18 PM »
Lord have mercy on His handmaiden, Rosehip, as well as her family, friends, and caregivers!
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 11:52:57 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your handmaiden.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 10:33:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2008, 06:05:23 PM »
Just a quick update. This week I had a colonoscopy and spoke with the GI specialist. The diagnosis is a tumor in the lower rectum, which requires urgent attention. Next week I'll be consulting with the surgeon as to the biopsy results, surgery plans etc. and having a CT scan.

This came as rather a shock for me, even though I really wasn't feeling well. Somehow I always thought it would go away and get better, or that I was merely being a hypochondriac.

So, I really and truly covet most earnestly your prayers on my behalf. Please remember me.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2008, 06:12:07 PM »
Please remember me.

We will not forget about you, and indeed many are still praying for you.

Lord, have mercy on the work of Your hands!
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2008, 06:32:37 PM »
Lord, heal your Handmaiden and bless and guide those who minister to her.
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Re: Health Struggles
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2008, 07:18:25 PM »
Lord have mercy on Thy handmaiden.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2008, 09:28:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant and grant wisdom to those who are in medical attendance to her.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2008, 07:32:25 AM »
Praying for you. LOrd, have mercy!
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2008, 11:31:01 AM »
Lord have mercy on Your handmaiden.  Give her strength and healing.  Amen!

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2008, 03:12:00 PM »
O Lord Jesus Christ grant your handmaiden, Rosehip, grace and strength to bear the illness with which she is afflicted and deliver her from this sickness and suffering she is undergoing.  Amen!

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2008, 05:14:36 PM »
Lord, have mercy.  Grant healing, strength, and peace at this and every hour to thy servant.

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2008, 08:30:36 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy handmaiden Rosehip.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2008, 09:44:32 PM »
Prayers...

An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 08:57:23 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Health Struggles
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008, 02:12:41 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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