Mudcat Café message #4001827 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #4001827
Posted By: wysiwyg
23-Jul-19 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
A few thoughts FWIW.

I'm sure Bobert appreciates all the good thoughts and prayers over his wife's health situation and his long and painful history with cancer-- he lost his first wife to it.

I would like to point out though that he always speaks of her as THE P-Vine,and for those of us who pray, it matters to get the name right.

Also, Bobert (as Dharmabum has done) has chosen Facebook as his live platform from which to provide health updates and requests for support. News here will tend to be out of date, as a result. There have been some hopeful updates at FB, but it's undeniably a scary and dangerous time, regardless.

My own health is dodgy enough nowadays that I no longer run the Mudcat Prayer Chain which used to operate very actively in email. In those days, Mudcat had to work very hard to keep the peace around issues of spirituality. People heading those efforts were known and respected members with experience in such matters IRL.

In this work, it's so important to keep boundaries in mind, and check with folks going through troubles about what's OK to post-- for example I know the P-Vine's real first name, but I use Bobert's name for her here-- because he does.

We've lost so many dearly loved members here, and some quite recently, that I think it serves the community best when we can provide accurate information, since any info is likely to really worry a lot of folks. Or to allude to troubles just very generally, when it's not our own troubles we're posting about. These recent, hopeful FB comments from Bobert, due to the nature of the FB medium, were buried in Comments on Comments-- easy to miss. Yet it's still where the actual updates are.