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About Me and This Blog

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21 comments on “About Me and This Blog

  1. Thanks for praying. Sad sad day:(

    • Certainly not one to be ever forgotten by that community, although we at large will forget unless reminded. And I think that is the saddest of all. Love your blog BTW, esp the list for 2013, so very true and down to earth REAL stuff that we should be doing all along. I wish you could put that on a page so I (and everyone who visits) can look at it now and then.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you keep coming back.

  3. As a recent breast cancer survivor, I found your website very inspiring. You have infused me with a lot of hope today and a dream that this terrible year can help transform me into the woman I have always wanted to be. Thank you.

    • I dont know your situation, or your stage of cancer. No matter the stage, It is an ordeal that few can understand. Mutilation, 60 inches of incisions have created a body that I never thought would be me. I am still not used to ME. But I am alive, cancer free, able to do most of what I could before, and I know that God has a perfect body just for me. Christianity is my HOPE, my gratitude and my foundation for peace. The overused phrase Gratitude = Attitude was something that I clung to. And I have a wacky sense of humor.
      Using illness to rise above what seems like defeat is my personal definition of bravery. Most people put off what they really want to do, or what they feel God wants them to do. It’s often when time is knocking at your door that regrets seize your thoughts. Use this time to reflect back on your year as an infusion of motivation. Bitterness or blame are negative thoughts that consume the mind and tear at the soul. Resilience, and the ability to jump over the stones in your path will help you heal this terrible wound and terrible year. If you allow Him, God can give you “the peace that passes all understanding”. I FEEL for you, and I am so glad that my poor writings give you hope. Bless you in this next year and feel free to contact me anytime. Lori Pinkley

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog Lorene. I look forward to your posts.

  5. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yay! Should you choose to accept, please follow this link: http://meganhasocd.com/2013/03/08/the-versatile-blogger-award/
    Best,
    Megan

  6. Hi Lorene, I’m so blessed to meet you and yes I’m called Zany, over the top, talkative emotional and thankfully some very beautiful adjectives too and some I would like to say about you is that you are a unique women with great depth and inner resources, perhaps some not even discovered yet, you are genuinely sincere with others and yourself, thank you for sharing so honestly. You also have been very brave, yes you are indeed a special woman of worth.

    Like you I was diagnosed with Bi Polar but the Symtoms were later discovered to be those of Hashimoto disease which is a server Thyroid disorder it’s symptoms are very simular to Bi Polar and so for many years I was in and out of Hospital because the medication for Bi Polar stopped the Thyroid tablets from working and not having Bipolar they could not stabilise me and so I suffered withdrawals while they tried to find a drug that worked, now I just take Thyroid medication and a negiable does of a mood controller to keep me stable with the Hashy motto’s symptoms, it’s been so good not to be in and out of Hospitals and it have been many years since I have been.

    These were very hard years for me and for Ron who cared for me when I was not in Hospital, I’m very thankful to him and for God who helped me endure and perservere.

    I also had a cancerous lump in the breast but it disappeared before I had treatment, The Doctors don’t know how or why but of course we do.

    The Scripture below reminds me I’m never alone The Lord is always with me, I hope it encourages and comforts you too, I felt God wanted me to share it with you as I have done with others, I’m not sure how I found your Blog but iI’m thankful I did, you have encouraged me greatly.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a Hope.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

    • I am very familiar with Hasimoto’s. I had an 18 month course immediately after college graduation that I think was brought on by extreme stress, a long bout of mono and undiagnosed inflammatory disease. Of course, also being bipolar you can imagine the degree of medical insanity I suffered requiring lock down hospitalization. For 2 years, every day I would wake up andhaave to mentally make the choose to live or die. A part of my life I wish my recent memory problems could erase! But perhaps it gives me a better understanding of other people’s suffering. I cant imagine living with that. It literally made me nuts, desperate to end the blackness and insomnia and weight loss and desperation and heart palpitations that gave me no rest. I am glad you are regulated, inflammatory disease of any type is a monster to live with on a day by day basis. And best of all, God has placed us in an era where we can get the help that all those poor “hypochondriac” souls were denied, and as such, suffered so cruely in the past.

      • Thank youi for joining up with us Lorene, we appreciate that you did and look forward to sharing with you on both our Blogs.

        Hasimoto’s is a condition where the body eats the Thyroid away so medication is needed to replace what is lost, I am indeed thankful also that it is now controlled.

        As I look back to those year when I was in and out of Hospital I give thanks for those I meet there, some I’m still in contact with as friends, I found mostly those who suffered were many times the victims of some type of abuse and were not violent as some claim

        Christian Love – Anne.

  7. Queen Lorene, just getting around to returning the kindness you gave me by visiting and commenting re my Claire’s passing. I am so glad to meet you. What a time you have had and your clear-eyed view of it. This is something to be treasured by those of us who know from either personal and standing by experiences. You be kind to your self. 🙂 Dr. HuntMode 🙂

    • Thank you so much for those lovely words. I really needed that. I am to have a horrible surgery in 2 days and I am so bummed about it, even though I am grateful for the technology that will save me from a tracheostomy. I am happy to meet you too, and I look forward to more of your posts!

      • You’ve been through much worse, you know. (we just don’t know it until it too has passed) I will light a candle for you and say a prayer it goes easier than you think, with a high degree of success. My best ~ HuntMode – P.S. – the newest post re “Houston” & the Five Senses, might make you laugh and you know how good that is for you. Hang in there, you are not alone – all your peeps will be doing the same as me and mine.

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  10. A Christian since the age of 4? We have something in common! I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    • My early conversion has caused me periods of doubt in my life, not having had the experience most do with who I was before accepting Jesus’ gift of salvation for my sins. My blog is very eclectic, I do both Christian and non-Christian posts. Whatever is going on in my life or my head. I seem to have periods where I am very one or the other, which I think corresponds to my bipolar disorder. I look forward to getting to know you as well!

      • I can relate well to what you say about converting early. I realized at some point that every rotten thing I ever did, was done as a Christian. (It was also difficult because I was the only believer in a non-religious family, and they weren’t shy about attacking my faith.) However, at some point I realized I’d never have the kind of testimony that others had, you know, the folks who are asked to share theirs with everyone because it’s so dramatic?
        Mine is a lived testimony, one where God latched me onto him very early, and hung on to me as I went this way and that, but eventually learned to stay within proximity to him.
        I muddied the waters when I married a Jewish man, and all sorts of questions began to surface. I’d invite you over to my blog if you’re interested, I think you’d be able to relate to the “In the beginning” posts.

        Blessings,
        Ruth

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