Prayer Requests 4-2-22

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Psalm 65

A psalm of David. A song.

Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.
You who answer prayer,
    to you all people will come.
When we were overwhelmed by sins,
    you forgave our transgressions.
Blessed are those you choose
    and bring near to live in your courts!
   We are filled with the good things of your house,
    of your holy temple.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
    God our Savior,
   the hope of all the ends of the earth
    and of the farthest seas,
who formed the mountains by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.

You care for the land and water it;
    you enrich it abundantly.
   The streams of God are filled with water
    to provide the people with grain,
    for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
    you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
    and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
    the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
    and the valleys are mantled with grain;
    they shout for joy and sing.

24 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-2-22

  1. Continued prayer for twenty as she continues to adjust to her new accomodations. She seems to be doing well though has expressed that she does not think she belongs there.

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  2. Sounds right on schedule — prayers for continued settling in and good contacts, new friends who will come alongside.

    Continued prayers for both my neighbors — I feel like I am literally standing in the gap here between them.

    And for a special couple in my church, the husband M, a recently retired public school teacher, has an infection that’s delayed a needed surgery (now scheduled for Thursday). They’re treating it with antibiotics and I believe he was to be sent home last night.

    I was in their home group some years ago and was honored to do a feature story on the adoption proceedings — on Christmas Eve — of their daughter. Met up with them (this would have been probably around 2008-09?) at the courthouse where the final decree was to be signed, it was a very moving ceremony and all with the judge’s well wishes. It had been a long road, they already had a son of their own who was about 8 at the tim, but this little girl from South America had come to them as a foster and the adoption took quite a while to finalize.

    It was a sweet Christmas story for us.

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  3. Nest-door neighbor S is very discouraged, has really clashed with the new GP our medical group has handed her off to (“a jerk” she says) — basically not a good listener, refused to let her husband come into the room with them (honestly, they’re like 2 peas in a pod, been together since she graduated from high school and he’s her main caregiver).

    She said the message she got from the new dr seems to be “you’re too fat, there’s nothing we can do in terms of helping you walk again because of that”). Not anywhere near an encouraging demeanor from the sounds of it. She said she felt like she needed to pack her bags and be ready to die (not sure what the bags will hold 🙂 ).

    Anyway, I’m doing some poking around on the Internet for them, printed out some info on a couple of the other doctors with the practice. I told her she could just call and tell them it wasn’t “a good fit” and request someone else.

    You need to have a doctor you can communicate with and who is on “your” side, an encourager as well as a coach for things you can do on your own.

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  4. (She’s not a believer, as the “bag packing” crack would probably indicate to you already — pray that I can be a light and can share the gospel even if that’s in bits and pieces, a comment here and there.)

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  5. Did the doctor have a specific reason why her husband could not go in with her? That sounds very wrong to me, especially since he is her caregiver.

    I’ve heard from other overweight women that doctors often dismiss their health concerns as merely needing to lose weight. 😦

    Even before my mom had cancer, but had other health issues, she sometimes would like to have me come into the room with her, so I could also hear whatever the doctor had to say, and help her remember.

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  6. As an overweight person, the NP told me I needed blood pressure meds. When passing my doc in the hall (who is not my doc but is) I asked him what I could do and he told me to lose twelve pounds. He was right. Being overweight is a significant problem for a lot of health conditions. However, saying that politely goes a lot further.

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  7. Mumsee – That is true, and I should have acknowledged that. But what I was referring to was a dismissive attitude by some doctors, attributing every problem to the weight without looking further.

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  8. Agreed but I think a lot more docs should speak up and let their patients know that weight is a major contributor. But nicely. They get bashed if they say it and bashed if they don’t.

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  9. And all people are not all able to just “lose weight.”

    Neighbor has two blown knees and now is struck in a rolling walker for the time being, it’s been a year since the stroke, she’s discouraged and struggles to keep her wits about her in a world that, for her and her husband, has been turned upside down. It’s all she can do to keep her head above water with the multiple doctor’s and therapy appointments they need to get to every week.

    So there’s kind of a lot going on right now. Having a doctor dismiss everything with a “just lose weight” command doesn’t set well.

    I suppose the doctor felt he needed to speak exclusively to her with no interruptions of distractions. And because this was (I believe) their first visit with him I would give him some slack, but doctors need to know their patients well enough to bend and be flexible. And you’d think sometimes they could intuitively pick up on some of these things.

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  10. What doctor anywhere hasn’t said “lose weight” to their patients? haha — I don’t think they’re shy about that anymore at all. It is a factor, but not a panacea an not the only solution when it comes to health concerns.

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  11. I have only had one doctor tell me that. And that was only when I pressed him.

    And true, it is not a simple solution for most people. Along with the message to lose weight, they need to have some helpful advice on how to do it besides the “eat less, exercise more” mantra. Which is not very effective, really.

    And I suspect, most people, by the time they get to the stage where the challenges are coming up, are way beyond an easy fix. But still, they do need to address that portion.

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  12. Was the restriction a covid precaution? For a while, they did not let anybody extra in because of that. Stupid idea, in my mind. We need a second set of ears to figure out what the doc is saying and to remember what to ask.

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  13. Mom fell and broke two ribs. Baby sister who lives nearer to her was at the hospital with her . They were sending Mom home with instructions on how to move about and one of those oxygen exhale machines to force breathing. Sis says that was to ensure she would not develop pneumonia. Feeling torn as I am far away and not there to help. Praying Mom cooperates and help for her is put in place.

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  14. Praying, NancyJill, that you would have God’s peace and joy and He would be glorified. That your mom would use this time to draw closer to Him.

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  15. Thank you for your prayer covering. Lots of visitors today and tomorrow my cousin will stay with her. Doctor is setting up Home Health care for the next two weeks. Sis told me she felt well enough last night after sis left to get on the phone and call everyone telling them of her plight….well she didn’t call me and I asked if my feelings should be hurt over that!?!! 😉 I will be calling her here in a bit…..thanks again..

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  16. NancyJill – Could it be that she knew that you had already been informed? (Just trying to put a more positive spin on it for you. I know about hurts from one’s mother.)

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  17. I spoke with Mom and she sounded fine. She said she was mad at herself more than anything. She said she put on a different pair of shoes and didn’t have one on quite correctly. Slippery mule type of shoe that she should not be wearing but this woman loves her shoes! I do believe she is loving all the attention and she is being well looked after . Sadly she acted like she didn’t know who I was when I called her 😢

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  18. She did Kizzie. She kept saying who am I talking to and when I told her “your daughter “ she said “which one” I told her your middle daughter she said “well you don’t sound like her”. I didn’t immediately say Nancy because her new neighbor across the street is a Nancy and she has gotten confused over that before. As the doctor told her at the hospital her memory and cognitive abilities are declining. I have noticed that on our weekly phone calls. Even going home in February for a visit she had a different look on her face when she looked at me and wasn’t as chatty as normal. I wonder if it was difficult for her to process that I was there. She kept telling me I looked just like her Mom. I suppose she could have thought I was her Mom🙁

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