Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:33 pm

Several people have asked about my not being a moderator. It is due to health. I have been having problems with some pretty bad headaches for the last couple weeks and until I can get a handle on them I asked Dennis to remove me from moderator duties. C.T. scan was normal, at least as normal as I get, and Dr. is going to try me on a medicine to relieve stress thinking that may be it, which I suspect is correct. Having to move Mom to a nursing home has been hard on me, and as many of you have learned, there are always some family members that will not accept the fact that there was no choice. That combined with my already existing health problems and dealing with Mo. Health Net (Mo. Medicaid) on Mom's behalf have made life interesting. Prayers for all of us are appreciated.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:56 pm

John, you and your family are most certainly in our prayers here in the barnyard.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:00 am


Prayer has been lifted up.


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Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:01 am

Your in our Prayers John

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:36 am

John I appreciate what you are going through with your mom. It is never easy when life affecting decisions have to be made even when everyone is on the same page. For others to question or dispute them makes it especially stressful.
God bless you and mom.
If you need a shoulder to comfort you or sound off on send me a PM and I will send you my phone number

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:40 am

John, you and your family are in our prayers. And yes, I understand, my wife is going through the same heartbreaking issues with her mom and does create a lot of stress, constantly. And those family members that criticize and judge, just won't step up to help, they are way too busy.
So may our God truly bless you.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:45 am

I pray the Lord would strengthen you during this time, reducing the stress and relieving you of health troubles.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:29 am

John, been there done that [nursing home thing].
God be with you.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 am

Trying to care for elderly parents can be very stressful. We have been going through this with my mom for the past 5 years. She has dementia and now has to have a family member with her 24/7. We tried an assisted living home last year for 4 months but just could not leave her there in her confused state of mind and brought her home. We all know that she may have to go into a skilled nursing home before long. If I can be of help let me know.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 am

Sorry to hear the choices you have had to make it must be tough, so far as the headaches go i know were stand on that i also get very bad ones and have for 13 years, since a bad motorcycle wreck i had,(Must have knocked a screw lose) but finely went to the Dr. about 2 years ago and got them under control, well worth it. Good luck, and if there is anything i can do let me know.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:50 am


You know that I really understand the stresses that are allied with health concerns in the family never mind with one's own health. Em's and my prayers are with you as always and with your family as you go through this. Hopefully the "nerve pills" will help. Been on a number of them for years and they do help some, especially with the headaches. They do have their own issues though. Be well, enjoy life and take it easy.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Prayers are on the way for you. Please take care of yourself

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi John,
You and your family are included in my prayers here in Ireland. Prayer can be a great reliever of stress.
God Bless,
Bernard (Donegal Cub)

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:05 pm

Hello Jon:
I have had to make those decisions for my parents and I know what you are going through. My prayers are with you and your family.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:23 pm