Mudcat Café message #3458632 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3458632
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
29-Dec-12 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Healing thoughts & prayers please (Nigel Paterson)
What I wrote on 12th January 2012 to start this thread was a 'cri de cœur', the personal outreaching of a scared & distressed couple, suddenly thrown into a medical maelstrom, at the centre of which was Jane, our eldest daughter. Everything seemed to happen so fast. A month before her diagnosis, Jane was playing Netball, swimming, taking the kids to school, cooking, cleaning, fulfilling the rôles of Wife & Mother with her customary energy & verve. The inexorable decline in her health over the ensuing months has to be one of Life's great cruelties; so unexpected; so persistent; so horribly immutable & defiant.
       The day before yesterday, Jane had to be admitted to hospital. Her treatment up to this point has always been administered as an Out Patient. At the moment & we are clinging to the fact that it remains a 'moment', she does need 24 hour care.
       Bruce says above that this thread: "..... may be the most important thread ever on the Mudcat site.....", & he goes on: ".... the honest baring of your soul has enabled so many of us to do the same." If our thread has engendered that depth of impact on peoples' lives, then we have created something of great, enduring value. I know how important this thread has become in our lives. Dear Friends, only you can assess it's importance in yours.
       The next 48 hours could well be the most critical for Jane yet.
       With Love & Eternal Gratitude,
                                                    Nigel & Ann.
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