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Doug

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Bad news
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:04:39 PM »

Hi everyone,

Yesterday the doctor told me I have mascular degeneration. Having a hard time right now. Going blind or partially blind over time is a bit much to process. I've never asked for prayer but in need now. I could not sleep last night.
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 02:18:45 PM »

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John from Kentucky

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 02:34:01 PM »

Do not give up hope friend.  My mother was treated for this for years, with very good results.

There are excellent medical treatments involving noninvasive procedures, including laser treatments.  Also excellent supplements backed up by long term medical studies.

Now you need to locate a good eye doctor in your area.  Not a regular eye doctor, but a retina specialist conversant with the latest treatments for macular degeneration.

May God guide your way.
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 02:48:00 PM »

Thanks Dennis and John. I have been looking into vitamins and best foods to be eating. Had not thought about the specialist. It is in a very early stage with no signs yet of any problems. Still it is like confronting one of my biggest fears. I know stronger faith would help.
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 06:39:33 AM »

Praying for you Brother.

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 02:22:38 PM »

Thanks Virginia! It's still weighing on me but doing better with it today. I have never asked for prayer before but I can tell you it works!

The good thing is it has just focused me more on God. I know He will always be there and never leave me. That gives me great comfort.

This year my mother passed away in June. A couple of days later they announced they were moving our company to a different state so my job goes away next Wednesday. Plus my Dad has dementia and has gone downhill since my mothers death. My Father is in control and everything just brings me closer.

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 02:31:54 PM »

Prayers for you Doug

Hope you get well soon


3 John 1:2

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul


Rhys
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 08:08:53 PM »

Thanks Virginia! It's still weighing on me but doing better with it today. I have never asked for prayer before but I can tell you it works!

The good thing is it has just focused me more on God. I know He will always be there and never leave me. That gives me great comfort.

This year my mother passed away in June. A couple of days later they announced they were moving our company to a different state so my job goes away next Wednesday. Plus my Dad has dementia and has gone downhill since my mothers death. My Father is in control and everything just brings me closer.

Hi Doug,

I appreciate your expression of faith in the mist of these difficult times in your life. You are in my prayers.

René 
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 09:01:06 PM »

I'm with Rene.  Keep walking and trusting. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 12:16:40 AM »

You are in my thoughts and prayers Doug.

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 10:35:38 AM »

Thanks everyone for your prayers!

I do not post much because my knowledge and understanding is just lacking compared to others. However, every day I come to the forum and read everything. I pray for everyone here and deeply miss some who use to post a lot and now do not. I easily get attached to people, even John (I know he gets the humor).

God has given me hope. Dennis mentioned the zeaxanthin which seems like with lutein has the potential to greatly slow or maybe stop the progression. Astaxanthin and saffron look interesting as well. My wife has been a tremendous help thru this. She believes in God but she does believe in free will. However, she was the one that asked where is my faith in believing it is meant to be.

You guys will never know the love and my appreciation I have for each and everyone here! God has truly blessed us all just being here.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 10:48:41 AM »

Hi Doug
Yes,we truly are Blessed , knowing that during our trials our Father is present with us. We always have Him to cry to in our affliction and what we have that so many do not is that we know for sure
that he’s in control of absolutely everything. He will make everything right. God Bless You Doug.
Pamela

PS,,,, I like John too 😁
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 05:11:00 AM »

I just feel the love.  Bring on the dancing JFK.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 12:42:23 PM »

Hi Doug,
Our experiences are similar... I lost my sister to cancer in June and my mother has dementia also.

Your faith is most encouraging and I'm adding my prayers to the many.

Isaiah 41:13
For I am the Lord your God who takes your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

You might also find this info helpful...
http://www.cureamd.org

Wanda
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »

Hi Pamela and Wanda,

Thank you so much for your prayers!  I will download the book you suggested. You guys are my family and that comforts me.

I know my Savior is using this to get my attention and bring me closer to Him...and it is working! At first I feared many things including not being able to one day read on Bible Truths and lose touch with everyone on the forum. God is giving me hope and courage. It is not my nature, it is God having mercy.

Today is my first day of retirement. At 63 and little education or skills it may be hard finding a job. I would like something part time since I have really no hobbies. My lovely wife is working at least another year to cover our health insurance.

Doug

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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 09:04:26 PM »

Your Welcome Doug and congratulations on your retirement. BT has been a Blessing to me also,
I am very grateful indeed, because when I first came here, I thought I knew so much, I knew nothing except I was in foreign territory and God brought  me here for a reason. He has a reason for everything. There is nothing that He is not . I remember Ray saying in one of his audios that
even if a person is paralyzed and bedridden, it is still possible to be one of God’s Elect.
All is of God, I have learned to incorporate that scripture into everything, good or evil. All for one
grand purpose and we will all get to meet each other someday. We were driving in the country
today and it was so beautiful, no snow yet, red barns, green fields, mountains and valleys, horses,
and cows. I said “wow Lord, what a perfect picture you have created, but what’s behind it Lord?”
My puny little mind tries to imagine but to know avail except for one thing that I know for sure.
Love is behind it all.  God Bless You Doug.    Pamela
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »

Hey Doug.  I lost my last job in early October and have just recently started on another one in a completely different field.  I'm keeping it under wraps until I know whether or not it is really "for me".  But it will be a challenge to my natural self.  "Hope and Courage" don't come naturally to me either.  When I know, I'll let you know.  It might be something for you to look into in your area.
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Re: Bad news
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2017, 06:09:45 PM »

Thanks Pamela, you have a way of painting a picture with words.

Dave, please let me know how it works out and I will check into.
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2017, 06:12:43 PM »

Congrats on your retirement Doug. It's a heck of an adjustment, even with hobbies. I actually retired before I had planned, to be with my sister before she passed. The single most profound experience of my life, and one I'll never regret.

My Mama is a women of many sayings, not that she remembers many of them now. She always told her children "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Truer words were never spoken. When I came out on the other side, now almost five months, I finally understood what it truly means to leave everything up to God...What a gift!
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2017, 06:11:36 PM »

Doug, I've started working for an outfit that provides services to people with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities.  I'm working in a small "group home" located in a neighborhood in the nearest town of any size.  I'm in the middle of my second weekend overnight 7 pm to 7 am.

The company I work with has high goals and standards towards integrating the people we work worth as much as possible into the community, and giving them as much as possible something as close as possible to a decent home life.  I'm enjoying it (except for the overnight bit, but I'm getting more accustomed to that).  We only work with adults, though the severity of the disability varies from individual to individual and from setting to setting. 

It's part-time for me, but I can also pick up extra "hours", and it is a minimum number, unlike my last job which could cut hours at will temporarily.  It's not particularly hard work, though it is responsible work.  I'm bonding well with the guys I work with, and so far have not had any major problems.  The pay is about what entry-level retail is around here...some better than minimum.  Check with the SSA on how much you can make without it affecting your benefits.  At the moment, I can see myself continuing this beyond retirement, but I'm not "planning" to do that just yet.

I've been honest with them about my comfort level in doing tasks that more resemble "nursing", but there are lots of jobs in the field that don't require much or any of that kind of thing.  I've never had a job like this, and they hired me.  You and I both know we can work circles around a lot of younger people, and it seems to me that maturity is maybe the greatest attribute of someone who could do this well.

I'll say more if you have questions, but don't think "I don't think I can do that", because you'd probably be wrong.  ;D     
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