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OnieRN
01-18-2009, 12:09 PM
Hi everyone,

I know I've been gone a long time. Things have been really difficult for John and I.

I lost my job due to the economy, and now I'm back out looking for another job. The house in El Paso is still a thorn in my heart, then we had EVERYTHING imaginable break over the holidays. John still has not gotten approved for his disability, so I'Ve been carrying the entire financial load. Now, I'm unemployed.

John doesn't seem to be improving! He's on a new medication, which is geared to strengthen his heart but I don't think it's working. He will go in for more test the end of this month, to evaulate the effectiveness of the medication. He gets tired so easily. And requires using the nitro daily. His dad is coming here for a visit on February 9th, which I think will be good. Hopefully, by the time he comes, we will have some idea as to what the doctors will recommend.

Unexpectedly, our 45 year old friend and bowling partner was killed in an auto accident. I've been numb! I've never been so far on the bottom before, and I honestly don't know how to get out.

I've stayed away because I've been hurting so much that I just didn't want to cast a dark cloud over the rest of you. 2008 has been s terrible year for us and 2009 is starting out pretty difficult.

Please do keep us in your prayers and thoughts! I do love and miss you all.

Granny
01-18-2009, 12:19 PM
Onie, so nice to have you back, but so sorry to hear about what you have been going thru. It really breaks my heart. You are both such sweet and kind people. One feels so helpless when our friends are suffering. But please, don't stay away. We may not be able to change your circumstances, but we love you and want to offer what little comfort we may give you. You are definetely in my thoughts and prayers. Take one day at a time, my sweet friend.

MaggieMae
01-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Oh, Onie - what a terrible year for you and John. It's not raining or pouring, it's a hurricane. If you need to get away, Tucson is very close and I'd so love to see you!

Hugs,
Julie

eye
01-18-2009, 01:32 PM
Oh Onie come here well I give you a hug.luv yah Onie and I will always be your friend.So sorry to hear all this bad news.You need to come back in here for support.We are here for you.I wished I lived closer so that you could lean on me.Saying lots of prayers.:)

OnieRN
01-18-2009, 02:30 PM
Oh, Onie - what a terrible year for you and John. It's not raining or pouring, it's a hurricane. If you need to get away, Tucson is very close and I'd so love to see you!

Hugs,
Julie

As I said earlier, there has been a lot going on....... Here is one that Maggie Mae will appreciate!!!!

The day I lost my job, our cat "Buster" disappeared. That was on Thursday, Jan 8. On Saturday, Jan 10, we got a phone call saying our BUSTER was found.............. In Tuscon! Over 120 miles away in 2 days! The only reason we got him back is because he has a micro chip in his neck. Someone where we live is trapping cats. Buster was injured with a puncture wound on his right shoulder. There was another cat found with him that had the exact same injury. So the person who trapped him, hurt him! He was found walking around the college campus. The humane society received him. Needless to say, we had to make arrangements to get him home, pay fees, then take him to the vet here for treatment.

So Julie, the next time Buster goes on a trip to Tuscon, he needs to take us along!

Our friend Debra, was killed January 9th. Man that threw me for a loop! She fell asleep at the wheel, in Tonopah, AZ! I think that is near Steve's.

crops2dawn
01-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Geezeee girl, you are not only going through HE**, you have lost your mind in the process!!! Don't you know by now that we are part of your family!!!!! We are here for you , even if its to vent!!!!!! We missed you and worry like crazy when we don't hear from you, so stop being silly and stop in and fill us in! We LOVE ya Onie and do care about you and your family, I know there isnt much we can do, but I do think we are all good listeners! Vent away my friend!!!!! xoxoxo

pickngrin
01-18-2009, 03:21 PM
Poor Onie! I am so sorry you are going through all of this!
HUGS AND PRAYERS coming from this way!

CrystalInMinn
01-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Been a rough year for me as well dealing with unemployment and adjusting to home life rather than that physical job that I had. Please do not stay away dear. I know, I am quiet too right now until things look up but I know what it is to be down and a problem shared is a problem halved and all that. HUGSZZZZZ to you. Please do not feel alone! Vent away hun.

Crystal

O2BNGdHope
01-18-2009, 03:54 PM
I don't know how to find the words to make you feel better, my friend. Just know that we are thinking of you and praying your situation improves immensely and "VERY SOON, LORD!" When Eye gets done squeezin' you, I'm next in line!!

scrappyaggie48
01-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Hi Onie

Sorry to hear all you have been through, so sending you a big HUG and lots of prayers are coming your way to try and lighten the burden.

rosana brito
01-18-2009, 06:39 PM
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crops2dawn
01-18-2009, 06:39 PM
Onie, I was talking with Smile and she is having some problems with SBM, she can't upload her layouts, so she asked me to put this up for her, she made it just for you!!!


http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o251/crops2dawn/layoutsforKim/ToOnie-FromSmile-Friends.jpg

Marion
01-18-2009, 07:01 PM
Beautiful layout Smile, and thanks Carol for uploading it. Onie as you can see you have many friends here! Hang in there, there is a light at the end of your tunnel even if you don't see it yet. It's just around the bend.

OnieRN
01-18-2009, 07:04 PM
That's so beautiful SMILE. Thank you so much!

Your all so very special to me!

Smile
01-18-2009, 07:49 PM
Thanks Carol with a K....lol and the funny thing is I forgot to put my own name...lol Onie I felt so bad when I read your letter. Please know that we want you to lean on us. We are all fighting some kind of battle in our lives but it is family and friends that will help us get through those bad times. It is ok if you don't get on here as much lately. But remember "you Onie" my dear friend, have made a difference in our lives for the better, just getting to know you and becoming your friend. You are special to us. It is a sister hood......that means you too Steve.......and I hope that we have made you feel as accepted in our lives as you have made us. I am sooo lucky that I have a sweet,caring,giving,true friend named Onie................xoxoxo.....my life is richer because of you...xoxo

Smile
01-18-2009, 07:55 PM
And I am sure I have forgotten alot of names on my layout but don't feel bad I still think you are all the greatest and I have never in my life had so many special friends.........and I don't feel bad because I even forgot my own name.......lol...lol

makeyesup
01-19-2009, 06:51 AM
Onie, You and John are in my prayers. So sorry to hear about all that you are going through. Try to stay positive and I know how hard that can be. Just don't want you to have a breakdown.

OnieRN
01-19-2009, 07:28 AM
Thank You everyone! I've not had a very positive attitude in a while!

There has been one very good thing that has happened! My brother Frank is on the road to recovery! He finally got out of the hospital after more than 3 months. He still has 2 draining tubes in his stomach. He has been told by his specialist that he is a walking miracle, because they really didn't think he would make it. He came over after Christmas for a few days. He had lost over 50 lbs, which he didn't need! He's now a diabetic but he's doing well with that. He tears up and tells everyone how gratiful he is to be a live! He still has a long ways to go in the recovery process, but he is alive!

rosana brito
01-19-2009, 08:18 AM
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HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSS

MaggieMae
01-19-2009, 09:24 AM
So glad about your brother, Onie! Miracles do happen! And poor Buster - thank goodness you had him microchipped. Tell him to come here the next time he leaves for Tucson!!

Hugs from Ron and me,

Julie

Granny
01-19-2009, 11:40 AM
Smile, that is a sweet and wonderful layout. Thanks for putting us in!!!

Onie, so glad your brother is better. Hang in there girl.

Moonfairy
01-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Onie,I'm really sorry to hear about everything that has happened to you in the last couple of weeks (And last year)I can surely understand if you're feeling blue over all of this,but please don't hide from us!We have all been there in some way or another and would like to be your shoulder to cry on.Just hold on,I believe there will come a light at the end of the tunnel for you sooner or later.
Actually it sounds like a miracle that Buster has been found,just glad he is still alive.
Congrats on your brothers progress as well!
Hugs
Trudie xox

nanwu
01-19-2009, 04:05 PM
hey there onie, sorry to hear about all the negatives in your life at the moment, glad to see there are some positives (with your brother, and finding your cat)....you are in my thoughts always....don't stay away we are all here for you even if it's only to listen

Winnie49
01-19-2009, 05:33 PM
Onie sweetie!!!! Sorry to hear all you have been through, and you know we love you so much and we miss you more! and things will be better very soon!
Glad to know about your brother! we need to believe in miracleS!
All my love for you dear and please keep in touch!~
baci
Wendy

twpclerk
01-20-2009, 12:35 PM
Oh Onie, Please know I'm thinking of you and your family and am so sorry for all you have been through. My prayers are with you and May God Bless you as you are struggling.

makeyesup
01-20-2009, 01:29 PM
Wonderful news about your brother. Miracles can happen and we have to continually believe in them and God's goodness.