Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Easter celebration is a foundation of the Christian faith. I do believe in Christ's Resurrection. Christ raises from the dead!
Christian said Christ is the son of God. I have heard that people say.."Does God needs a son??? as God is so powerful and God doesn't need Son!!!" Here is what I believe....
Christ is the son of God but for many people thought like natural earthly father and son. For me Christ is part of God and God in human form. There is no separation between God, Christ, and Holy Spirit. Why Christ??? Here is my answer..... If you really loves someone you show up!
No matter how much my Robins said he loves me but without showing up in Hong Kong to be with me, I will never knows that he loves me at all.
Many people also asked that Does Jesus Christ really Raised from the dead? Here is the explanation from the Holy Bible......
"These men (Apostles), had been with Christ before his death; a number of them had been with him for about three and a half years. They had seen him during the trial; some of them had seen him die on the cross. After his resurrection, these men associated with him for about forty days. They talked with him; they handled him; they saw him. They had every reason for believing that the Christ whom they saw was the one who had been crucified. "
We human like to believe in on solid thing that we can touch, see, smell. So does Thomas who was with Christ many many times, he had notably doubted. Why he said, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe". And later Thomas did examine these wounds, and he said, "My Lord and my God" John 20:24-28.
For me I do not need to see Christ's hand to touch the nails print to trust him. I have see my own ways of Christ's nails print. Yes...
Christ is indeed raised from the Dead!!
I will say as Thomas, "Christ is my Lord and my God".
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I am leaving soon to my second house at up north of Thailand. Water festival is coming in April. I rather be with my grandmother before heading to USA for yearly check up.
The last 2 months I am getting busy with my Gem and Jewellery business again. I am running around like, how people say in English?, a dog?? See, today I am heading to finishing my 5 rings and on Monday there will be 3 rings more then.... I have to see some orders that I got to finish.
Easter is coming! My son use to be crazy about hunting bunny eggs but now he is 14 ++ and seen to me he is starting to hunt a girl. Well naturally right? I am happy that he is crazy about girl than boy. But I am reminding him that Education come first, all the time!! Worry mother, bad mother, concern mother...who's know???
Talking about Gem and Jewellery, I got to tell you about my one bad accident happened at the Bangkok Jewellery Trade Show. Here is...
My orders from Singapore is 5 or 6 carets Burmese Spinel. Red Spinel can be as good as Ruby Market now. So.... here I was hunting Spinel for 3 days at the fair. I was enjoying the show with my legs pain from walking too much.
I found two beautiful Burmese Spinels at one of the Burmese Booths. One is 5.5 and the other one is 6.4 carets. My Singaporean, she wants both. So I was working hard. I found them at this Burmese Booth which was not room enough for 3 people to stand in a roll and checking up the gems.
There is a man I think he is from Australia or England, he is a tall man too. He was checking up the Burmese Moon Stone which were all over the counter top, full of them. I mean all over on that small show case!
As knowing I am going to buy the two spinel off, I need quirt time with the owner, to deal the prize. I went there first time and this white guy was there. I went there second time he was still there. Then the third time then the fourth time he was still there busy with the best looking moon stone for many days many hours. I lost my patient and talk to the owner in Burmese......,"When will be this Old Fart going to buy, finish and gone?? I need to deal with you my spinel today"
Out of my surprised this white man who is thin, tall , and his face was covered with full of hair, turned to me and said in Burmese with very very sweet voice and smiling face.... he said, "Young lady, I am not an Old Fart!!" The Burmese, the owner giggle to me like a little boy. His wife was covered her mouth with her hand but I can still hear her laughing at me... and said, (of course in Burmese), "Oh Oh, sister I forgot to tell you that he speaks Burmese!!" Now should I say..."Damn, very smart old fart????"
My reaction to that moment was......I almost drop dead!!!!! I just said to him, " Oh....OK you take time, I am Sorry!" and....I walked away very quickly from all of them. I laughed and laughed at myself so bad too.
Well, I went there the next day but to my surprised, again he was still there. I pretended that I never know him before (which is true, I do not know who he is), and checked my gem for the last time and...... I bought them off.
Deep down I am sorry to this gentlemen who loves Burmese Moon Stone dearly. It was my mistake and my bad!! I am sorry............
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Do you remember once I blogged, you had cancer and you survived but you life is changed and never be the same as before. One of the many changing is "The Cancer" never go away from your mind. It stay there or often they visits you in your mind.
I know my future is in the hand of my good God. As I said before and I will say it again........ What ever lay a head of me, come back or not, I pray that may my God be with us. May our God has mercy on us.
As my friend said to me, "Do not pray for me to be cured but pray for me that God be with me in this difficult time." Yes... I will pray that,
Please be with my friend. You know the best for all of your children. As true God, you never promise us that we are not going to die but you promise us and said to us, "Who ever believe in me, Shall be save."
Save us father on earth or with you in heaven if this is thy will. Guide us to be strong. Again my father, my Lord and my God, please be with my dear friend and all of those who are in difficult time. We need you.
In Christ I pray,
I like to share the following article.
Will My Cancer Come Back? Coping with the Fear of RecurrenceBy Lila Havens, Staff Writer, myOptumHealth
"If you have had cancer, you are one of more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States. While each person is unique, many cancer survivors share some common concerns. One of the most basic is the fear that their cancer will come back."
"-Stay at a healthy weight for your height. Try to avoid weight gain, especially around your waist.
-Get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Walking, swimming and riding a bike are good choices for many people. But household chores, yard work and gardening count, too. Just try to move more. Always check with your doctor before increasing your activity level.
-Make healthy food choices. Eat high-fiber, plant-based foods such as whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. Limit red meat and salt.
-Avoid unhealthy foods, such as smoked and cured meats, sugary drinks and fast food.
-Limit alcohol. Ask your doctor if it is okay to drink alcohol. If cancer has affected your liver or if you are on certain medications, any alcohol may be a bad choice.
She also suggested that stay with friends who make you laugh!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
From that book, I just want to share this chapter, "The Greatest Question of All."
By the way this book was a present from Robins to me!
The Author writes: "In any conversation, I was taught, there are at least three parties: you, the other person and the Lord.
I recalled that lesson on a summer day in the small office when both the Reb and I wore shorts. My bare leg stuck with perspiration to green leather chair, and I raised it with a small thwock.
The Reb was looking for a letter. He lifted a pad, then an envelope, then a newspaper. I knew he'd never find it. I think the mess in his office was almost a way of life now, a game that kept the world interesting. As I waited, I glanced at the file on the lower shelf, the one marked "God". We still hadn't opened it.
"Ach", he said, giving up.
Can I ask you something?
"Ask a way, young scholar," he crowed.
How do you know God Exists?
He stopped. A smile crept across his face.
"An excellent question."
He pressed his fingers into his chin.
and the answer? I said.
"First, make the case against Him."
Okay, I said, taking his challenge. How about this? We live in a world where your genes can be mapped, where your cells can be copied, where your face can be altered. Heck, with surgery, you can go from being a man to being a woman. We have science to tell us of the earth's Creation: rocket probes explore the universe. The sun is no longer a mystery. And the moon-which people used to worship? We brought some of it home in a pouch, right?
"Go on", he said.
So why in such a place, where the once-great mysteries have been solved, does anyone still believe in God or Jesus or Allah or a Supreme Being of any kind? Haven't we outgrown it? Isn't it like Pinocchio, the puppet? When he found he could move without his string, did he still look the same way of Geppertto?
The Reb tapped his finger together.
"That's some speech."
You said make a case.
He leaned in. "Now. My turn. Look, if you say that science will eventually prove there is no God, on that I must differ. No matter how small they take it back, to a tadpole, to and atom, there is always something they can't explain, some thing that created it all at the end of the search.
"And no matter how far they try to go the other way-to extend life, play around with the genes, clone this , clone that, live to one hundred and fifty-at some point, life is over. And then what happens? When life comes to an end?"
He leaned back, He smiled.
"When you come to the end, That's where God begins."
I, Helen, always think about this......When you are young, beautiful, famous, healthy and happy with a good pay job, most forgot or reject that God's existence.
But then when they got sick, old, ugly, alone, friendless and sad what people thinking about??
One question only I have and please true to yourself to answer it.
"What happen in the quiet moment before you death?"
"Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live..."
Who can said such clear message to you??
Monday, March 15, 2010
Had a nice dinner on last Saturday night at very good Korean Restaurant on Sukhunvit soi (19). As always.. the conversation was boring for me, about Shrimps, Fish and Water Quality. But, till Bill brought up about the book call "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman. Back 2 months ago Bill sent me a note that I should read this book. I pay so little attention on that book. Now this time he did mention again so I search about the book on Google, the place that I got my PhD to myself.
The following is what I found..........., actually many views on this book! Here is one of the views on Bart's book By: Daniel B. Wallace.
"Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why? "
"Bart Ehrman is one of North America’s leading textual critics today. As a teacher and writer, he is logical, witty, provocative, and sometimes given to overstatement as well as arguments that are not sufficiently nuanced.
His most recent book, Misquoting Jesus, for the most part is simply New Testament textual criticism 101. There are seven chapters with an introduction and conclusion. Most of the book (chs. 1—4) is simply a lay introduction to the field. According to Ehrman, this is the first book written on NT textual criticism (a discipline that has been around for nearly 300 years) for a lay audience.
The book’s very title is a bit too provocative and misleading though: Almost none of the variants that Ehrman discusses involve saying by Jesus! The book simply doesn’t deliver what the title promises."
"In sum, Ehrman’s latest book does not disappoint on the provocative scale. But it comes up short on genuine substance about his primary contention. Scholars bear a sacred duty not to alarm lay readers on issues that they have little understanding of.
Unfortunately, the average layperson will leave this book with far greater doubts about the wording and teachings of the NT than any textual critic would ever entertain. A good teacher doesn’t hold back on telling his students what’s what, but he also knows how to package the material so they don’t let emotion get in the way of reason. A good teacher does not create Chicken Littles."
For me this book is a good hand book for the Atheists. The Author thinks or may be still thinking more about how to make money than to tell the truth. He is a man most people will say..."Half true but mix with lots of @#$% of his own."
Every time if I ever change my mind on my believing when I watch movies or read such similar books about Jesus, I would be the biggest Atheist woman in this world. But, I am not!! I knew who I am.I have no doubt about Jesus and his teaching. I am the follower.
I am so surprise though. Why some people has more doubt on Bible than this man?? Why someone thinks Wowww this misquoting Jesus book is wonderful or good than Bible??? Have you ever think about that, this Mr. Barthead's book wouldn't be born without the Holy Bible??? Is he misused the Christianity and to fill up his pocket??? Is he so screwed up in his head that he mix up to showing off his ability (which is from the brain that God gives to him), with thrusting in God??
Said, Bart, the author is a born again Christian. I think he needs double born again or dump him in the water twice. Born again Christian has no doubt on bible. Do not mix with trust and stupid. Christian was not told to be stupid.
If you want me to say I will say this. In the bible..
1. When Jonah was staying in the wale's belly for 3 days.
2. When God parted the sea for Moses and people.
3. When Christ heals the blind to see and the lame to walks.
4. When Christ raised the dead.
5. When Christ has victory on dead.... many lists go on!!!!!
Seen to me and to you all these sound are not possible but I believe, nothing is impossible with my God. Because God is God, you and I are not God.
I want to finish this blog with ...
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
Friday, March 12, 2010
Stage IV cancer without chemotherapy
By Leila Roche (Contact) Suffolk News-Herald
Published Saturday, February 27, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: In support of Suffolk’s Relay for Life, the Suffolk News-Herald will feature a series of stories in the coming months about how cancer has touched the lives of area families.
Sylvia Bilby has been on a Relay for Life team for the past 15 years, after watching her father battle bladder cancer and two uncles and an aunt who had cancer.
“I’ve always known people with cancer and after studying the stats and learning one in four people have it, it’s always been something I’ve been passionate about,” Bilby said.
About five years ago, she walked as a survivor after she won a battle with skin cancer, which was removed from her leg after she caught the growth early.
“It wasn’t something I was really a survivor of though,” Bilby said. “I felt like so many people walking had life-threatening cancer and mine wasn’t.”
But she has since earned her spot on the track.
On April 24, three weeks before the 2009 Relay for Life, Bilby was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer.
“I always thought I was healthy and cancer was something other people got,” she said. “For weeks I couldn’t believe it. I never asked, ‘Why me?’ but it was still hard to believe.”
Bilby said she began having stomach problems in March 2009, which progressed to nausea and severe abdominal pains, but CT scans showed nothing.
On April 14, she went in with more pains and the doctor discovered she had an intestinal blockage.
“After it was cleared, they tried to see what the cause of it was, and they saw a tumor on my colon,” she said. “The tumors were so large the food couldn’t pass. I thought I’d just have surgery, and they’d remove it, and I’d be just fine — but then it got worse.”
When the doctor went in to do surgery, he found she had calcified tumors on her ovaries.
“On May 1, I was supposed to have a hysterectomy, but they couldn’t do anything because the tumors were so massive,” she said.
Her doctor recommended three sessions of chemotherapy to see if they could perform the surgery after the tumors got smaller, but “after one time I told him I wouldn’t do it anymore,” she said.
“I always said I’d never have chemo, but I never thought I’d have to make that decision.”
Although her family was against it, she decided to try a holistic approach using natural remedies instead of chemotherapy.
“It’s a personal decision, but I’d just seen so many people who’ve had such horrific effects from chemo,” she said. “I felt that for me, if I wasn’t going to survive the cancer, I didn’t want to be sick on my last day because of the chemo. I’m convinced now that was the right decision for me.”
Bilby went to a ministry in Colorado Springs for a week in June with her husband. She fasted for eight days to detoxify her body and learned how to begin a new life with cancer by changing her diet. She has since lost 70 pounds and eats an 80/20 diet — 80 percent raw food and 20 percent cooked food — and has eliminated sugar, meat, dairy and white flour.
“It took several months to start feeling better,” she said. “When I first started telling people the Lord was gong to heal me, I didn’t say it with a whole lot of conviction, but now I know it is.”
She attributes her success to the healing of God and nutrition, which she said she hopes the American Cancer Society will do more research on.
“In studying nutrition, I got to Genesis 1:29 where it talks about how God put the plants here for us to eat,” she said. “I grew up eating meats, but today is very different from 40 years ago. I would like people to be more aware of eating too much processed foods.”
Her last CT scan was in December, and she said her doctor was amazed at how well she was doing.
“It didn’t show they’d gotten smaller, but he was amazed they hadn’t grown,” she said. “When I was first diagnosed I told him I didn’t want him to tell me my diagnosis because I didn’t want to hear it. He later told me, after I decided not have chemo, that he had expected me to have another blockage, and if that happened he wouldn’t have recommended chemo. It’s by the grace of God I’m still here.”
Bilby now visits her doctor every three months for a CT scan to monitor the tumors, sticks to her diet regimen, walks 45 minutes on the treadmill every day and has prayer time every morning.
“I believe there is a connection between the mind, body and spirit,” she said. “It’s holistic and the most important thing in healing.”
While they’re monitoring the cancer, Bilby still works at Keller Williams Realty, is active in the Relay for Life and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
“One of the things I decided early on was I wasn’t going to let cancer rule my life,” she said. “I may have cancer, but it doesn’t have me.”
Here comes the Red Shirt Party!!
Well..... today is "The Red Shirt Day" in Bangkok again. School and some offices are closed for the safe side. My Shan is not going to school (British Private School). The NIST (American Private School), is even closed on Monday too.
Here is the news for today...
"Trouble brewing in Bangkok"
"Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to begin converging on Bangkok for a rally that the Red Shirt supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra claim will bring down the government.Tension is high and there were a number of grenade attacks and reports about the theft of weapons from army bases. It's feared that even if the protest is largely peaceful, large sections of Bangkok will be paralysed by the march."
Last year was "The Yellow Shirt Day" and this year is starting with Red. Hope thing will be better sooner than later.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I am a Christian and I eat every thing beside those kind of animal, likes... Elephant, Rat, Horses or Gator. I hope you think I am ok and I hope so. That's base on my choice of eating only.
Well lets see..... the Hindu do not eat beef and that's fine with me. The Muslim do not eat pork and I do understand why? The Atheist eat all (I said that because in China they eat everything), and that's wonderful if they like to eat any kind of animal. The Jew do not eat fish if there is no scales or fins. It's fine with me if they believe in that law.
Here some views on food by some people.....
"Christians have no dietary restrictions other than those imposed upon us by our doctors."
"Actually, it's Jews who are forbidden to eat shrimp. If I recall correctly, cattle must have a a cloven hoof and chew the cud (ruminants). Birds of prey are forbidden (and why anyone would want to eat them, I don't know), but most fowl are permitted. Sea creatures must have scales and fins; shellfish is forbidden. From what I understand, the laws of kashrut are similar to Muslim dietary laws, except Jews are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages."
As you know by now my family is living on the income of making shrimps. On top of that we are eating shrimps. For doing and eating shrimp, if my God said to me and my family are going to hell, hummm... I need to think about deeper on that point. But...I have no see or read in the bible that told me I will go to hell if I keep eating the shrimps!!! Well..might increase my cholesterol but hope not go to hell for eating shrimps.
OK lets think about health views on food. You can't eat shrimps every day so does eating pork, beef, lamb or others daily. Say you eat vegetable only in your life, it does not lead you healthy life either. You need protein!!
What is more important in any religions?? Food or God?
For me...., Christ told me and I read in New Testament, Jesus said what ever you do or eat without "Rejoice in the Lord" is nothing.
True followers of Christ are those who glory in Christ Jesus; those who brag about what Jesus did on the cross; those who brag about him rising from the dead. We glory in him and not by anything, examples, "eating shrimps or not", "eating pork or not", "eating beef or not" and "eating only vegetable or not" or you "not eating at all for 2 days".
God gives us "Ten Commandments" . It said every thing that what we should do with Rejoice in the name of God.
What we say grace before our meal?
I said, "Thank you Lord for the food." Amen.
It is simple but said it all!!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
I searched and I searched and I searched on google and yes, I did find out that there are women feel hate to their own husbands. I am not alone or I am not the only one either. I am sure that there are plenty of husbands who hate their own wives. So what? We are equal??
Here is a blog that I found. The title is.."I hate my husband". It is blog by Andrea Frazer. She said,
"I don’t hate him every day. Just a few days out of the month. And they don’t have to just be those PMS days. In fact, I never know when this feeling of anger against my spouse is going to explode."
I feel bad about to blog this hating to your own husband. Worse, I am a believer and I should not hate my own husband don't I?
"Hate" is a bit stronger way of saying so......... should I say, I am getting angery. I no need to explain detail but today I feel that it is getting difficult to live with a man who thinks... he is always right!! Sometime I am asking by myself that do I need to stay with someone because of he provides me well only? The answer is NO!
Why I blog this? I don't know but I know onething..... Today, I am not happy with my own husband. I am going to bed. That's all for today!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Life is beautiful if you see it with open mind and think about it why we are here. Please appreciate that you are healthy.
I am so thankful to God for gave my mother 42 years and my sister 31 years. I am so bless that my grand mother is now 92 and still going well.
Have a look at the following 2 Utupes!
Mrs. Rudloe is fighting cancer for the moment. The second Utupe is her sharing of own experience with cancer. Lord, have mercy on us!!
The other event was receiving Project Thailand group at my house! We had a very nice dinner together. The Project is leading by Dr. Kevin Ferguson from Shands/Florida University Hospital. I was so proud of them. Now they are on the mountain area of Thailand taking care of the Akha Hill Tribe people who are very very less fortunate to see doctors.
There is a blog about Project Thailand writing by different medical students of UF. All the expend are from their own pockets just to come and share their abilities to care, to vaccine, ..........etc to the hill tribe people.
I am so proud of them, I do. They can be anywhere in the world to have a good holidays with their love ones but their choices are to join this Project Thailand. They are accepting the donation for the project and please search under Project Thailand-Dr. Kevin Ferguson if you want to share your blessing in this project. Gift in good will is the best of all!!
May I end with this.............
"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
Friday, March 5, 2010
by Doris Athineos
Athineos wrote:"Tobacco Heiress Doris Duke was best knows as the richest girl in the world, but she was also one of the hippest. Duke was always more bohemian then Brahman, and she died the way she lived-in a cloud of controversy.
Her final nose thumbing act was to leave an illiterate butler in charge of her billion-dollar fortune when she died in 1993 at age 80. A few years later, all was made well then New York court dismissed the butler for incompetence and appointed new trustee. Soon the Duke Charitable Foundation was back on track, doling out dollars to Duke's favorite charities. But tabloids are still more interesting digging up dirt on her than in the dirt Duke dug while planting 11 garden at Duke Farms, her 2,700-acre private estate in New Jersey."
I blog: Well, after reading Ms. Duke's will to butler my question to you is....., Is that strange?? My answer is..................., "Nop! Not at all." We, no one will know what is the truth reason for her to let the butler incharge of her mountain huge fortune. But in others cases, sometime I do understand why they leave their fortune to a totally nonblood realtive person's hands.
I have seen in many people's life that strangers is closer, better, loving and caring than your own blood or your own family.
Here are some I saw with my eyes and my own experience.
1. Robins's uncle left 6 numbers figure US dollars to this little church in Camden, Al. Why? Because......, the love of his believing in Christ, the love of his church members who made him feel closer than his own family (except his own brother, who loves him dearly). I have seen how many years this man spent his Christmas times with his church families than his own relative family. I can write more but I better stop here. I will be in trouble if I go into deeper. I do understand why this uncle will it his money to the church. I do.....
3. One of the old man who I knew left 250,000USD to his maid. Why? He knows who is willing to listen or to cheer him up or to do things for him ALMOST EVERY DAYS. Lots of people think this man is crazy or Sex maniac. Let me tell you there are so many crazy maniac people but they do left their money to their family but not to the maid. What make me so confuse is this man has only one son and why his son did not get it all? There might be a reason.
3. There was a lady who I did not know her but I am a good friend to her sister and her friends. When she die she left all her expensive, good location land and house to her best friend. Why? This lady also has a son who is not even an adopted. There might be some reasons.
Here is my own experiences. When I was living in Guatemala there was a German lady, her name is Erica who lived the same building where I lived! Erica is a tough, firm faced, unlikable look, non smiling and rarely talked. I can say she did not talk to no one unless necessary.
I met Erica in the lift in and out many times but she never passed a "Hello" to me. I thought this lady do not like Chinese!!! One day I said to myself I am going to say "Hello" to this lady see what she is going to do to me. I did!!! I did start one day to her "Hello, how are you?" with my huge smile. I did it in English as she look so white lady and did not know where she's from yet. I remembered vividly this is what she said to me, "Bien" mean "Good" but even not "Gracia" mean, "Thank You" to me.
After I learn that she has no one family in Guatemala beside her maid but she did had a few distant family who live in Germany who they never visited to her nor call her in those all 10 year I lived the same building with her. How I know? Remember, she became one of my best friends and I did asked and I did noticed that no one visited to her. I am sure they will love to have Erica's 2 coffee farms when she died.
Erica married to a handsome German Major. After only a few years they got married, he died in battle. Erica has no children. From that my "Hello", which is unwilling accepted by her, we became a good friends. I do care about her because she was a lone and I was alone in the first years of my living in Guatemala.
I send some food often to her, she came up to my flat often (which I learn later that the only floor that she visited), we had wine together or I went down to her flat to watch her drinking Vodka so deliciously which I hate it, theVodka. She loved to tell me about her young life, her husband (specially) and why she came to Guatemala.
Erica lived on in come from her 2 Coffee farms. She did had a good comfortable life in Guatemala. Later years she asked me to keep her check books, she gave me her antique radio and her diamonds and jewellery. She came up to my flat to give me her jewellery bag. I refused all of those offered because I made friend with her for not to get advantage on her. I made friend with her because she was very lonely, her life attracted to me. She found that I am good to her and ofcourse I truly like her a lot. She even like my Robins!! Oh, she was mad at me for not to taking care of her check book.
My point is............, if you truly care someone in good nature without expecting, I am not sure that you will get the material or not but I am very sure that you will get back love, respect and care from the person who you love, respect and care. Trust me on that. If you love some one truly the rest will come along!
There is a good reason why my God said to us:
"Love your neighbour."
Erica, I miss you time to time. I don't know what you are drinking now but I miss our wine and vodka time together and the chat that we shared. Thank you for sharing your time when I was in Guatemala. I need that too.
PS. Erica's funeral was only 4 people attended. There were 2 from Germany Embassy, 1 lawyer and me.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
BY Samuel Goldsmith
Four police departments, two helicopters, one plane and dozens of plows teamed up to get a Long Island woman to her liver transplant surgery - just in the nick of time.
Cancer patient Maryann (Mack) Steinbock's doctor called late Thursday night to tell his patient her year of waiting was over. A liver was finally available - but there were daunting logistical problems before the operation could occur.
The liver was in Buffalo, the patient was in Nassau County, the doctors were in the Bronx, and more than 20 inches of snow were piling up outside.
"We were very concerned," said Dr. Milan Kinkhabwala, head of the liver transplant program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. "We only had a 12-hour window to operate and it was going to be very close."
The organ was harvested at 4 a.m. Friday, meaning doctors had just under seven hours to get everything ready and still have enough time to complete the five-hour surgery.
"When I got the call, I couldn't believe it," said Steinbock, 59. "I live all the way out in Atlantic Beach, and I had to get to the hospital, and there was all this snow."
Hospital officials in the Bronx got on the phone with the NYPD, who coordinated with Nassau cops and the highway patrol to give Steinbock and her husband a seamless trip across three counties to Montefiore.
"It was like being in a movie," Steinbock said. "All of a sudden, the police come, and there were these cute motorcycle guys. Everybody stopped traffic and there was even a helicopter."
"The drive normally takes an hour," said her husband, Corey Steinbock, 67. "This time it took 35 minutes. I clocked it."
Nassau cop Rob Prince was tasked with driving the police SUV with Steinbock inside.
"She was very calm," Prince said. "We were a little nervous trying to get there, so she started talking about the Mets to calm us down."
The liver was flown in by plane and helicopter, after getting an escort from state troopers, and arrived at the hospital just before Steinbock did. With time winding down, doctors went to work.
"Once we had everything in place the surgery went very well," Kinkhabwala said. "She's doing very well and should be going home later this week."
Corey Steinbock said the quick improvement in his wife's health is remarkable.
"Last week she was pale and all shriveled up. She looked like a ghost," he said. "Now she's like a blossoming flower."
Maryann Steinbock plans to buy tickets for all of her rescuers to accompany her to the Mets' Opening Day at Citi Field. After that, she'll start planning a larger than usual Passover dinner.
"You're all coming for Pesach," she said to the officers at Montefiore yesterday.
"And this summer I want to ride the cute officer's motorcycle.""
Helen Said: What can I say more after reading above article?? "God is good!" is I want to start with. Then thank you so much to all the donors families and also a big thanks to America and American working team...., Well done!!
To all the transplant recipients, please take good care of all these precious presents to all of us. Here are some sharing of donors families.......
" Michele, Donor sister, California
Three weeks ago my 18-year-old brother was killed in a car accident. Once the ER Doctors told us he was gone, my family and I didn't think twice about donating his organs. My grief over his death is very strong, and it's very hard to admit that he isn't coming back. Two days after he died, the Donor Network called us told us that 70 people are going to benefit from my brother's death. So, for all the people out there who are on a list, your time will come. Unfortunately, my brother didn't have a choice in his death. But once he was gone, he helped so many people, and for all I know he's still living in you.
Jean, Donor mother, New Jersey: On October 27, 1999,
I received the phone call no parent wants to receive. I was told my 27-year-old son, Michael, had been in an automobile accident near his job. While being transported to the trauma center with a head injury, he suffered a cardiac arrest. Being a former ICU nurse, I knew how seriously he was injured. What helped our family through those days at the hospital was knowing that Michael had chosen to become an organ donor in the event of his death; sharing that fact just two weeks prior while attending yet another family funeral.
This is not an easy subject for people to hear, but for those 76,000 people on the national waiting list, we are all mandated to talk to whoever will listen.
Claudia, Donor mother: New York
I am a Donor Mom. My son was killed by a drunk driver on May 16, 1999. He was a successful stockbroker and was engaged to be married. I gave all his organs and tissue. Up to 13 people live because of his gifts. Crippled children walk, and two women burned in a house fire are alive due to his tissue gifts. "
Again thank you to all the donors family.