SUPPORT GROUPS

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 10/30/2010 - 1:37pm

HEALING

Decided to start a new thread and am calling it HEALING.Why?Your prayers and support have done wonders for people I know.And you are needed again.One of my closest friends has learned that his sister has a virulent type of Breast Ca.Love and good health to all of you.OXO Jean
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JSB

POSTED: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:48am

Oops

Sorry for the multi posts

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:47am

Coming in for a soft landing

As the winds of change have begun blowing again.My beloved friend Casey has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease..Taking a quiet moment to breathe and grieve.And then we will keep on keeping on.oxoh

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:25pm

JSB

I am proud of you to for how you are handling this. Taking a quiet moment to breathe and grieve. Life happens. Transitions take time. We have to all make adjustments. You are on the right track!

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:26am

Oh, Jean...

...I wish there was some way we could help you as you adjust to what will become a different relationship and learn how to help Casey and her family. My thoughts are with you. xoxo

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 1:07am

Hello my friend

The relationship will change.This will be a hell of an adjustment for everyone..I will learn as much as I can and be there as much as possible.We will find our way through this.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 1:07am

Hello my friend

The relationship will change.This will be a hell of an adjustment for everyone..I will learn as much as I can and be there as much as possible.We will find our way through this.oxo

Knnhy0

POSTED: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:31pm

So sorry Jean

A big hug from me.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:05pm

Thank you so much

It is sinking in and we are pulling together to make things the very best we can do for her.oxo2jaw5

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:47am

Coming in for a soft landing

As the winds of change have begun blowing again.My beloved friend Casey has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease..Taking a quiet moment to breathe and grieve.And then we will keep on keeping on.oxoh

blondetaz

POSTED: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:39pm

I am so sorry, Jean. You are

I am so sorry, Jean. You are in my thoughts. One day at a time, my friend.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:38pm

Thank you my friend

It is a sad time .But her bravery keeps us all going.oxo

blondetaz

POSTED: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:22pm

Alzheimer's

My mom passed away from frontal lobe dementia, so I understand how devastating an Alzheimer's diagnosis is. My family learned to practice loving kindness and patience. My thoughts are with you and your friend. Sherie

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:52pm

OXO

OXO

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:02am

JSB Thank you for sharing

Love and good health wishes to all my french sisters, whatever their issues! The sisters I've connected with since 2005 via this website has given me strength and tools to help me be brave, strong and determined even when faced with daunting challenges . My wish is that we can continue to support one another inspite of increasing alarming world and political changes.

kit

POSTED: Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:50pm

Hello Molly!

This site is a soft place to land when life kicks us around. Sometimes, particularly lately, I have had to take a hiatus from social media. Bitter, angry exchanges and postings, from Facebook "friends", requires me to make decisions for my own well-being. Basically I remain neutral if I care to continue a friendship. Sometimes it's necessary to block a person. I either talk or text with my two sisters every night to stay in touch. One sees the world as I do, the other 180 opposite. We respect each other no matter how different our viewpoints. I feel this site offers support and encouragement to all of us as we make our way through life and its struggles and joys. xo

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:04pm

Kit - Thank you for sharing

Yes we all need a soft place to land!! Beautifully said. I am with you!

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:37pm

Soft landing

Oh how we need a soft ,safe place to land.To maintain certain relationships we have agreed not to discuss certain topics.It is a very fraught and painful time .Thank you everyone here for being a safe haven.

Shirley 1944

POSTED: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:16am

Didn't know

where else to post this; just wanted to say how much I appreciate all of you and the wise advice everyone posts. It has been so very helpful to me. Love and kisses to all of you!

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 12/13/2016 - 9:10am

Thank you

We are most fortunate to have each other.oxo

Patoui

POSTED: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:53pm

Thoughts and Prayers for My Sister

Hello all. Just a small request for positive thoughts and prayers for my oldest sister Cathy. She has experienced many tough and difficult times. Last year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through 2 lumpectomy procedures followed by chemo and radiation treatments. She has had such a positive outlook through all of this. Her husband had already been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was going through monthly tests etc.and finally had a procedure completed. So you can imagine the emotional and financial hardships they had been facing. Now here's where it worsens. You see, my sister is a recovering alcoholic. She was fired from her medical job well over 12 years past due to her drinking. She ended up with a job at a dry cleaner and lost that to her drinking as well. Her husband seldom works because he's in construction in a very rural town. So they scrape by. Well during the time when she was going through her cancer treatments her husband was not the best support system for her. Yet when he had to have his procedure (which was so much less involved than hers) it was the end of the world. Now there are 2 sides to every story and I do believe that, however he has not spoken to any of us in a long time so I only hear her side to it. Now here's what happened as of this past weekend. My brother moved closer to her so he invited her and my brother-in-law to their home for Thanksgiving along with one of my other sisters. Cathy showed up alone and explained that Wayne told her she had to go alone so she would tell the family she was drinking again. Now I'm no surprised by this revelation because I had a sneaking suspicion when I spoke to her on the phone at times that she might have been drinking again. I feel for her. I honestly do not blame her for falling off the wagon after all she's been through and the fact that her husband is becoming more and more detached. Plus he is still abusing pot. My brother and sister-in-law were so angry because he sits there and calls her out on this yet he does not acknowledge his own demons. My sister who was there for Thanksgiving said my brother spent a lot of time with Cathy because he, too, faced a drinking problem. So she does have a great support system there. I just hate to see this loving couple fall to pieces. And I do hope that Wayne man's up and becomes the husband my sister so much deserves. Although I do think at times she would be better off starting a new life without him. Thank you for allowing me to release this from myself.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 8:02pm

Your sister

Has all the healing energy I can send her.How difficult it is to watch someone you love struggle like that.She has courage and good support.Unfortunately,her OH needs to deal with his own issues.Is there anyway theycould Get help as a couple?Sending love to all of you.

KVG

POSTED: Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:51pm

Another great french inspired support group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/frenchkisslife/

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 10/09/2016 - 9:41am

Your compassion is needed

My cousin Tess, who has M.S.,met with a serious accident on the way to her husband's funeral.She broke her leg in two places.A very serious injury considering her age and health.She underwent a long surgery and is now recovering.Please keep her in your thoughts and heartsThe first ten days post-op are critical.Thank you.

valds58

POSTED: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:40am

Jean

I'm so sorry about your cousin. Sorry I'm late to reply. Work has been busy with USA Federal extended tax season ending this weekend...I've done nothing but put tax returns together!! Anyway...you and your cousin are in my thoughts. MS is hard enough with all its twists and turns...I don't like it much at all...but she has had much piled on her plate, so her body is going to take some time to heal well. If she has other family as lovely and caring as you, she will pull through just fine! Hope she is doing well.

Marilyn

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 1:11pm

Tess

Sending my best wishes to Tess. I hope all goes well for her.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:05pm

Thank you so much!

Things seem o.k. for now. OXO

Shirley 1944

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 9:09am

Sending

prayers your way for your cousin and friend. Stay well my friend.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 9:33am

Thank you dear Shirley

She seems to be slowly recovering.I know she will feel your kindness.You take care,as well.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 9:33am

Thank you dear Shirley

She seems to be slowly recovering.I know she will feel your kindness.You take care,as well.oxo

kit

POSTED: Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:55am

Of course Jean!

Prayers for healing, physically and emotionally for cousin Tess. So sorry for the loss of her husband. So sad, a double tragedy. I hope she will get Rehab services in hospital also. The surgery and being in bed will unfortunately set her back. Encourage her to eat even if she doesn't feel like it. Keeping up her strength and spirit is vital. Much love. xoxo

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 10/09/2016 - 12:12pm

Thank you my friend

So far the news is cautiously optimistic.She has no physical capabilities left because of the MS.Quite the uphill battle for her.Family and friends are there with her.She is in St.John's Newfoundland.

kit

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 2:34pm

Prayers continue..

Please keep us posted on Tess. Sending love and healing prayers!

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:08pm

Hi!

No news so far today.Waiting to hear from cousin Tom,her brother.As a Nurse you know only too well the post op risks for someone with a chronic illness.

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:04pm

Jean,

I hope the news is good today from your family. How horrible. On the way to her husband's funeral? Heartbreaking. She'll be in my thoughts and prayers. -- Carol

kit

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 9:35pm

Yes!

And MS has so many exacerbations. I know having loved ones around her helps! Prayers for Tess.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:06pm

Tess

Doing better.Tom was able to talk with her today.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 12/05/2015 - 10:11pm

A Victory!

Today I had an epiphany.I realized that I no longer hate myself for being overweight. It is a beautiful freedom.And being part of this incredible group has helped me get there.Thank you.OXO

MollyA

POSTED: Sat, 12/12/2015 - 11:06am

Jean

Grinning from ear to ear for you! oxo!

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 12/12/2015 - 12:01pm

Mollie

Thank you.

kit

POSTED: Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:56am

Bravo!!

Here's a long distance hug! You are beautiful in every way! Let's keep that self-love going for all of us! xoxo

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:08pm

Thank you

Hugging you back.And let's all of us keep the self- love going,as you very wisely said.OXO

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 12/05/2015 - 9:54pm

A Victory!

Today I had an epiphany.I realized that I no longer hate myself for being overweight. It is a beautiful freedom.And being part of this incredible group has helped me get there.Thank you.OXO

kit

POSTED: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:05am

Unsolicited advice...

I'm usually not a big believer in vaccines at my age for instance, I don't get flu shots. However, and here's the advice part, I will get the shingles shot. I have to wait 6 months til I'm completely recovered. I never even had the hideous rash you may have seen on commercials. But the pre-rash burning and pain and now post-rash nerve pain is something I don't want again!!! So check with your MDs if you are like me and at that "certain age"! Hugs!!

Celtic Owl

POSTED: Thu, 08/13/2015 - 5:35pm

posted?

I agree to get my vaccine, after seeing a 90 year old woman suffering from the "hideous" rash and awful pain. Good luck with your healing! Blessings, Deba

Marilyn

POSTED: Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:38pm

Kit

So sorry to read you have this dreadful virus. I remember when my mother had it. She abandoned her bra for silk camisoles which she felt was quite daring at her age! I hope you begin to feel better soon. We have to wait until we are 70 before we get the shingles vaccine but then you get an automatic call up. I've had the pneumonia injection and have the annual flu one.

kit

POSTED: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:05am

Thank you Marilyn!

I can see why your mother chose silk. Even flannel is irritating! Thank you for your wishes. I feel much better than before thank heavens:)

Celtic Owl

POSTED: Wed, 08/12/2015 - 5:10pm

I am going to do this, too

I work in a nursing home, and am also of that "certain age". We had a lovely woman have to come back to stay with us, with the most awful case of shingles, at 90. She is so sick, and in pain, and yes, her rash looked worse than TV. It is so hard to watch this sweet lady suffer. So yes, I am also getting one.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:05pm

Noooooooo

oh my friend so sorry you are suffering.It is horrid.Please take care.oxo

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:42pm

Oh, Kit,

I'm so sorry you're going through this. I understand it is incredibly painful. I didn't realize you have to wait six months for the vaccine. Here's wishing you a very speedy, painless recovery. -- Carol

kit

POSTED: Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:55pm

Thank you both!

Jean and Carol. Waiting 6 months is the pharmacist's advice since many people have nerve pain "1-12" months after the outbreak. Average is 3 months. I'm doing fine. Just sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a bra made out of sandpaper!! Thank you for your concern. From what I hear it could have been much worse! xoxo


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