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Old 05-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #16535
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Thank you all for your kind words.



I'm glad I went home and had a weekend with her.



However, yesterday we confirmed that she has cancer of the Liver and at her age and health, is inoperable. They have suggested she will only be with us for another 2-6 months.



There's sadness in our house.

Les, I am so sorry. My best wishes are with you and your family as your mother faces this. Perhaps she will have hospice care to ease the way?

Sending Ohhhmmms might sound facetious, but doing so actually focuses my thoughts. So I am. I know, too, that your mother is surrounded by loving family, and that is best of all.

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:53 PM   #16536
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This is my son's xray image from his crash yesterday. He started a new hobby of building long boards for his friends, and hopped on one to go to town for more parts yesterday when he crashed into an abutment of an underpass. Prayers and oms requested for Josiah. It is his left collar bone broke in 3 places, plus he has a bit of rash on his knees. Crazy guy has 2 teen aged daughters who don't have as many accidents as he does. He says it is more painful than anything he has ever experienced, and since it was a holiday they sent him home and told him to call a doctor today.

Judy, I can't believe they sent Josiah home in that condition! Holiday, schmoliday! Did they at least put on some sort of immobilizing device?

Best wishes and lots of ohmmmms for his surgery tomorrow. He'll no doubt be happy to be oblivious for a couple of hours!

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:55 PM   #16537
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Now this is kinda off the wall; brought about by Barb's comment about having to accomplish a mission or something in order to "graduate" from this life.
On February 7, 1997, I was working on backfilling a structure we had built. I was running a small walk-behind compacter and backing it across the haul road, suddenly a loader was right there and the wheel was pushing me into the compacter handle. I tried to hit the side of the loader, but couldn't reach it as the tire was bigger than my reach. I knew I was going to die, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to prevent it. I was being squished between the 2, unable to get out of there and the wheel was going to run me over. The operator of the loader was backing up the road without looking, and the back up alarm was not working.
The next thing I was aware of, I was lying in the snow on the other side of the compactor with the operator staring down at me. I have no idea how that happened. They got me to hospital and I was checked out, only had bruises, The tire left bruising of the tread pattern on my back, and the handle of the compactor made a hernia in my abdomen. I believe there is no explanation other than my purpose here was not yet fulfilled.
I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences?
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Les, I am so sorry. My best wishes are with you and your family as your mother faces this. Perhaps she will have hospice care to ease the way?

Sending Ohhhmmms might sound facetious, but doing so actually focuses my thoughts. So I am. I know, too, that your mother is surrounded by loving family, and that is best of all.

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Piggy backing off this....Ohhhhmmmms and prayers are helpful. The ultimate healing is coming....but the trail to get there weary on Mom and family so prayers for all involved in this journey. May it be peaceful and full of love.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:07 PM   #16539
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Now this is kinda off the wall; brought about by Barb's comment about having to accomplish a mission or something in order to "graduate" from this life. ....

I knew I was going to die, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to prevent it.
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I believe there is no explanation other than my purpose here was not yet fulfilled.
I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences?

Amazing, but not unheard of either. I have read such stories and have no reason to doubt them. Personally, I believe we come with certain things to experience and accomplish, and leave when we've done those things. You weren't done!

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Now this is kinda off the wall; brought about by Barb's comment about having to accomplish a mission or something in order to "graduate" from this life.
On February 7, 1997, I was working on backfilling a structure we had built. I was running a small walk-behind compacter and backing it across the haul road, suddenly a loader was right there and the wheel was pushing me into the compacter handle. I tried to hit the side of the loader, but couldn't reach it as the tire was bigger than my reach. I knew I was going to die, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to prevent it. I was being squished between the 2, unable to get out of there and the wheel was going to run me over. The operator of the loader was backing up the road without looking, and the back up alarm was not working.
The next thing I was aware of, I was lying in the snow on the other side of the compactor with the operator staring down at me. I have no idea how that happened. They got me to hospital and I was checked out, only had bruises, The tire left bruising of the tread pattern on my back, and the handle of the compactor made a hernia in my abdomen. I believe there is no explanation other than my purpose here was not yet fulfilled.
I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences?
My DS#4 has twice in his life. As a kindergartner, he escaped a car hit in a school crossing with only 2 little red marks on his rib cage. Wasn't there to see it but the mom who did met me on my way to walk him home and told me about it....she was sure he would be dead. Then as a teen he tried to hang himself and the rope broke. It was inch thick rope.
I figure he has a really important task in this journey before he gets to move on.
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Dun-NER! Dun-NER! Dun-NER! Dun-NER! C'mon, guy, keep doin' all those things that help you get better. We're thankful to hear updates from Linda and Barb. Keep the good news coming! Ohhmmmm!

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Old 05-28-2014, 01:25 PM   #16542
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Thank you all for your kind words.

I'm glad I went home and had a weekend with her.

However, yesterday we confirmed that she has cancer of the Liver and at her age and health, is inoperable. They have suggested she will only be with us for another 2-6 months.

There's sadness in our house.
None of us know when our time is up, 2-6 months is a guess at best! The real reason for my post was your last statement. No dought age, illness and a variety of other factors certainly brings all our lives to a end on this earth at some point but for one going through this a house of hope and cheerfulness will usher this change in much easier for all. Sadness due to missing them when their gone is natural, Les I encourage you to celebrate each day with your mother until that time comes. I've been there, I certainly remember my mothers smile and assure you her last vision of me was one of a smiling son looking back.

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Old 05-28-2014, 01:51 PM   #16543
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I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences?

Ohhhh, yes! The event that got me there was different, but I was in that tunnel of white light being moved toward the brighter light at the end. No sound, no other sensory except a feeling that I was being moved toward the brighter end of the tunnel. At the very instant of awareness that I was "someplace", I felt my heart beating VERY slowly, and it was loud, then it stopped. I felt like I was drowning just before I saw the tunnel and bright light. Got closer to the end and had a sense of being safe and comfortable. I woke up days later (so I was told) in a groggy confusion. People around that I didn't know, but I could hear, I could see, and I could feel when a nurse held my hand. My nearly lifeless body had been pulled out of a mangled aircraft. Miracle of miracles, I was not even scratched (no loss of blood), but suffering the results of one horrendous impact. Just a compressed spine, and concussion plus many bruises.

There IS something at the other end of that bright tunnel !! I'm certain of that. I won't be afraid to make the complete trip when my time finally does come. There will be friends and family at the other end.
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Ohhhh, yes!
There IS something at the other end of that bright tunnel !! I'm certain of that. I won't be afraid to make the complete trip when my time finally does come. There will be friends and family at the other end.
I have gone through to the bright side, on another occasion, was told it wasn't my "time" and that was why my family wasn't there to greet me. I was returned to my body also. I do believe in a here-after, too.
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Martin tells me that his link above does not work correctly. It didn't work for me on the iPad either. However, if you go directly to the website at xkdata.com via Safari or other browser, and then put in the number (669045), the pictures should come up.

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Thank you all for your kind words.

I'm glad I went home and had a weekend with her.

However, yesterday we confirmed that she has cancer of the Liver and at her age and health, is inoperable. They have suggested she will only be with us for another 2-6 months.

There's sadness in our house.
Les, our Ohhmmms for your mom!

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I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences?
Two motorcycle accidents in the same year, only a few months apart. First one was a single, all alone, and fractured my collar bone when I went feet over teakettle like a catapult.

The second on I was doing 55 mph and a pickup truck pulled out and broadsided me. Slid 100 feet on the pavement still sitting in the saddle and when it came to rest my foot was trapped under the foot rest. Broke the 5th metatarsal. Multiple road rash. Yes, I believe we are all a number in the book and when your number is called, you will answer the call.

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Ohhhh, yes! [...]I was not even scratched (no loss of blood), but suffering the results of one horrendous impact. Just a compressed spine, and concussion plus many bruises.

There IS something at the other end of that bright tunnel !! I'm certain of that. I won't be afraid to make the complete trip when my time finally does come. There will be friends and family at the other end.
Impact like that makes the body hurt all over, even when taking a breath. Heaven forbid some of the other necessity things one does.

I never saw a light, but I'm sure it was close.

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Just to inject a little silliness into the "not my time" conversation... I heard a comedian say that we only have "X" number of heartbeats allotted to us. Why exercise and speed it up??
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Impact like that makes the body hurt all over, even when taking a breath. Heaven forbid some of the other necessity things one does.

I never saw a light, but I'm sure it was close.
So this one time, I was foolin and toolin around in a power wheelchair when all of a sudden....
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So this one time, I was foolin and toolin around in a power wheelchair when all of a sudden....

Oopsie daisie!!! Base over apex, and no lights except for seeing stars!

Where's the film? Remember: no pictures it didn't happen! Feel better now?

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