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rachel12yrsuv
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Alright going up on soap box again So I spent the last 5 weeks watching The Bible on the History Channel, being Catholic there were some things I don't agree happened the way they showed it, but all in all Obama Satan look alike controversy aside. The very detail flogging, beating of our Savior as he tried to walk wealend with his cross all that distance, then the agong of the nails through his hands and feet and the three hours,for us, that he was forced to hang there and suffer just like man before he was taken by his/our Father to eternal life that now thatbhe lived and died we have waiting for us, I stopped and thought about us, me all of you and where we are on our journey through cancer and think, even at its worse we never suffered the pain that Jesus did, and the crosses that we carry are never as heavy as Jesus' was, because he took all of that for us. So Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and any other Faith on this board, life was given so that we may have eternal life. Stay positive my friends, fight and do it proudly and gracefully like Jesus did, and live your life until the day Jesus comes to you, calls you by name and says I am here to take you home. David and Vivian when Jesus comes, David will rejoice with the Lord in Heaven. I hope I offended noone one with my belife, I just felt compelled to say this. Amen and may the peace and strength of God be with us all on CSN. Happy Belated Easter Rachel

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I know where your coming from. My wife is catholic as a matter of fact my brother inlaw is a priest and I tell him all the good jokes when he comes up to our house for dinner every Sunday night. But anyway Kate watched The Bible every week and really enjoyed it and was quick and eager to explained some of the scenes to me. I missed most of the beginning Easter evening because I was in another room swearing at the Flyers game but they came back from a two goal deficit and won it in overtime. My wife is the spiritual one and I am living proof of the power of prayer. I had many including quite a few priests praying for me throughout my treatment and I am truely blessed to be alive today talking about it. I was never one to take the time for prayer unless of coarse I was in church but today it is not unusual for me to just stop and say "Thank you for today and I look forward to tomorrow"

 

Enjoy today...................it's your last one until tomorrow

      Jeff

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rachel12yrsuv
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Jeff,

Keep your jokes coming, they are your gift to share with others at times you didn't even know they needed them. That's the beauty of this site, everyone new or long time fighter and survivors, we all share with each other whatever gift we have been given, and all of that helps someome else. But all of us must keep our set backs or pain into perspective, everyones pain is their own, but the Lord endure so much so that he would forever be able to offer support, healing, love to all of us.

Sometimes you share your feelings to remind onesself to stay in prespective and keep your focus on the bigger picture.

God bless my friend,

Rachel

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My wife is the spiritual one and I am living proof of the power of prayer. I had many including quite a few priests praying for me throughout my treatment and I am truely blessed to be alive today talking about it. I was never one to take the time for prayer unless of coarse I was in church but today it is not unusual for me to just stop and say "Thank you for today and I look forward to tomorrow"

Sounds pretty much me to a tee...

I was even one of those kids that went to Catholic School for a few years... Other than I might pray to "Please let this fish stay on my line until I get him in the net, LOL..."

JG

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John

 

The one time I went to the casino with my brother in law the priest I jumped his case because he was winning like hell on the slots. I asked him how he was picking his machines and he said he was just drawn to one. When I asked him how he wins so much he said he just asks God "Please let me win".

I pray you net the big one my friend

      Jeff

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i also watched the Bible and was confused by some of it.  it is heartbreaking to know how much Jesus suffered for us.  you're right, our pain won't begin to compare to what he suffered.  i thank God for Jesus everyday and I thank Jesus for loving me enuf to die for me.

God bless,

debbiejeanne

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Hi Debbiejeanne,

All in all I thought it was good. I am not a Bible thumper by any means, strong faith, but like so many Catholics I don't practice as much(or at all) as I should. But a lot of things I was taught in all my Catholic schooling, didn't happen as they say it did in the movie, for instance when Jesus came in and the Isrealites were complaining about taxes that Matthew was collecting, yes that is when he recruitted Matthew, but that is where he divided Church and state with "Whose face is on the coin, and they repond Ceasar, and Jesus said, then give to Ceasar what is Ceasar and give to God what is Gods". Not when he went into the temple that they had been using as a flea market and he proved that even the Son of God can become filled with anger and proved again that he was human. It was stuff like that that disturbed me otherwise it was a good overview of the entire Bible. The beating and crucifixion brought tears to my eyes, but Mel Gibsons version I sobbed at what they did to Him. To truly imagine what toture he went through to save us, how amazing will Heaven be that He sent His beloved Son. I just hope I am ripe and old before He calls me, but I am not afraid, I always said I don't want to say goodbye, that to me is the worst part of cancer. Like Vivian and David having to say goodbye, that breaks my heart!

God Bless,

Rachel

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Hello all -  I have been silently lurking in the shadows since diagnosed with SCC in early Janauary (right tonsil, T3 or T4, depending on which Dr, N2, M0).  I chose no surgery, just radiation/cisplatiin due to the amount of soft palatte intrusion.  I am mid-way into week 5 of treatment, and feel very blessed so far as the side effects have been manageable.  I was mentally getting ready to instroduce myself, but Rachel's post prompted something in me to do so.  Perhaps it is because I too am Catholic, perhaps it is because it is time to get over myself.  Last week was chemo round 2 and it took until today for me to start to come out of the chemo funk and feel like myself again.  For whaterver reason, Rachel I am grateful to you for posting, as I we really needing to come out of my funk.  My faith is such a strong part of my being that I have never since this journey began had negative thoughts about it as far as I am concerned (not true with regards to my loving husband and three teenage/pre-teen children) - I simply KNOW (with every fiber of my being) that this is the path that Our Lord has me on and that is OK with me.  I am blessed by such a strong community of friends/family that have brought me to tears with their overwhelming support, feel a bit of guilt even introducing myself as I know there are many who are not as fortunate as I am.

 

Anyway - just wanted to say "Hello" and "Thanks" - I have learned so much and gained so much strength from all of you -

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Hello, your welcome, and Welcome LaughingGirl!

I came to this sitewith a condition as a survivor of this NPC stage 3 since 2000, I was dealing with a long term side effect of rad, you can read my story page and you'll know. Everyone here was so nice, so supportive and quickly I felt I belonged, I have an issue with trying to get SSI disability and many went out of their way to get me info and one went so far as to get me personal contacts from the job they do(you know who you are, love ya!) And for the first time since beating cancer I was part of a community of people that understood me and my fears and how to handle things. You thing you lingered or hid, I never even wanted to discuss it in a forum like this and buried my head in the sand for 12yrs, and now I know God led me here just the way he has led me to everything in my life that may start hard but ends with a valuable lesson and a strong belief in the Lord and his Son my Savior Jesus.

Hopefully whatever I take from this forum, I am able to give back. Life will change for you sweetie when this is all done, and I don't mean side effects, I mean we have been given a chance to be reborn so to speak, to stop a realize the gift of life and all that makes it work. It doesn't mean we don't get pissed or yell or have faults or sin, but ultimatally you will forever be changed and I for 1 will always be grateful for that blessing!

Welcome to the Family! Anything you need ask and ill try to help!

God Bless,
Rachel

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