Will it ever end?

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
August 24, 2009 10:04pm CST
As most of you know, my son, had surgery in March. He ended up with infection in the wound. We are waiting now for him to start running a fever or another sign of infection so they can put him under and hopefully take the rods out, if his back is fused good enough. A month ago, my sons power wheelchair quit, due to the controller shorting out. It was $1100 to fix, and medical insurance would not pay to fix it because we are trying to get him another chair, due to this one not fitting right due to his surgery. Two weeks ago, my husbands truck died and we had to get him another vehicle for work. Last week, our awning on our camper was ruined during a storm. Sunday my daughter let us know that she had been picked up for DUI. She will have to do jail time, and needs someone to keep her son for probably 6 to 9 months. This morning my 16 year old son left for school, a friend of ours takes him. He calls about 5 minutes after they left, to tell me he is ok, but has been in an accident. A semi ran a red light and plowed into them. Our friend, who usually helps me every morning with my other son, had to be cut from the car. She is ok, but has a broken right hand, and a bruised, swollen knee and cannot walk. She is currently staying with me, so that I can help her because she lives in a two story home and the bathroom and everything is upstairs. Do you ever just feel like your bad luck just will never end. If I am very scarce and don't reply to everyone, please don't be upset with me. I am so busy!! I really think I just needed to vent a bit.
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19 responses
25 Aug 09
Hi Thoroughrob, You are having a run of bad luck at the moment but it will pass and things will settle down soon, just be patient and hope everything will work out fine. Tamara
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I SO know what you mean. Seems like you had a black cat cross your path or soemthing. Well hun I will be praying for you and I am glad both your son's are ok. I will pray for the enitre family,and it is sweet to help take care of your friend. If you need someone to talk to I am around and I ahve been told my sholder is good at catching tears.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Aug 09
It does seem that way. I am glad he is ok, it could have been so much worse. Thanks for the offer.
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@Hatley (164257)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 09
hi it will end but we just dont know when. You myfriend have been'through the mill .almost a year ago my son lost his job,we'ran out of money, we got evicted, we had to put our stuff in storage,my son usually so smart paid for too small a moving van and too small storage space so to add insult to injury we lost half of our belongings but the bad wasnt done yet,we were to stay with an internet friend waiting the money that another email friend said she would send so we cou ld move to antioch ca. she was going to pay rent for the 2 bedroom apt. for three months so my son and I would have a place to stay while he found a job.well she reneged at the last moment a day after she had signed a note saying she would help us out.and of course the manAger of the apArtment refused to let us inso we were broke and homeless.we n now are split,me in this senior retirement center and my son in an apt pAid for by the gov. for him and three other guys all out of work so here we now are and I am not happy to be here.so will it ever end for either of us thoroughrob hope we both see some happiness again
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I am so sorry that you are going through that. It is horrible, and I know it could be worse here. It is just driving me crazy, that it doesn't seem like something is going wrong. It is crazy, it has to get better soon. Keep your head up and hopefully things will work out for both of us.
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I think that we all have times in our lives where everything seems to hit us at once, and it seems that we are never going to get through it. and my lot is a good place to do some venting. I will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers with the hope that some of your burdens will be lifted, and things will start looking better for you.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
25 Aug 09
VEnting does ya good . adn with all that has happened you are pardened form answering every responce lol. hang in there and prayers and energies comeing your way.
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@dragon54u (31645)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I'll say you need to vent! What a horrible time you've had--but look, your son and your friend and your daughter are all okay. You are going through an awful lot of awfulness! Just remember that God is there for you and there are blessings everywhere in your life--sometimes you might have to look a little harder for them but they are there.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I guess u do need to vent, bless your heart i'm sorry for all your problems.U have has an overdose of problems for sure. I do hope things calm down for you soon. I have heard all my life when it rains it pours & i think your discussion shows this is true. GOOD LUCK!!!
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@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
Bad luck sure happen to everyone at any stage in life. We are all susceptible to it. This is the most challenging time that you are facing now. There is nothing that is right. Everything's wrong. And keep grumbling about this, that and the other. When you are down and out you often wonder why is it the grass in somebody else's garden always looks greener? It's dreadful when you think about it, when others are blessed with good life and your life is at its worse. There is nothing much you can do as our fate is in God's hand. Just pray that your worse moment will be over soon.
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@srganesh (6345)
• India
25 Aug 09
Very sad to hear all the tragedies that follows in sequence to your family and your well wishers.This is the time you have to remain strong to face all and come out with great valor.Let us all pray to God to give you the strength to emerge out successful.Don't forget to think all this hard things will pass on eventually and you will see good days soon.Cheers!
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
25 Aug 09
Good grief you're busier than a one armed paper hanger, and here I thought I had problems. Please Take care enough is enough.
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• Hong Kong
25 Aug 09
ur life seems not really good enough.Trouble being with you will be end up someday.U just dun give up the hope~.Ur life will be changed to better than now. dont let the hope leave you away~~
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@KrauseHome (36767)
• United States
13 Sep 09
My goodness my friend... Sounds like you have been having a hard time for sure. I will definately continue to lift you up in Prayer and hope things are starting to improve for you since this post. I know sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours but remember God never puts us thru more than we can handle, so just continue to hang in there and hopefully things will start turning around for you soon.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
13 Sep 09
It is a little better, but just a little. Thanks for the extra prayers.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
25 Aug 09
Tis is really a tragic and dreadful time that you are going through. I am sos sorry that you have all of these problerms and hope that it will end soon. because it will end but you don't lknow when. Zthe important thing is to handle it togehter - you, your husband and your 16 year old son. Plan things together to stay united and help each other. I am glad that you son is alll right. It oul dhave been worse for him but your girl friend seems to have got the brunt of it all. Keep strong and as I am writing this I am earnestly praying that things will get better for you. Many blessings
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
26 Aug 09
It could have been alot worse. I do know that. If that truck would have hit a foot closer to him, it probably would have killed him. I am thankful they are ok, but just a bit overwhelmed with all that is happening. Thanks for the prayers.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Good Grief girl!! Wow.... I'm at a loss for words other than to say, I'm thinking about you and your son a lot and hope things get better soon! Being that I'm a wee bit late in answering this, it may have gotten better by now. I sure hope so!! I'll say a prayer on your behalf!
@GardenGerty (114425)
• United States
26 Aug 09
Okay, stop it. Stop having bad luck!! I wish it was that easy, we would all tell you to stop having bad luck. I am sorry that this is happening in your life. I have lived through periods of time like that. I hope when you have run through all of this bad luck you will be back to smooth sailing and have some relief. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
26 Aug 09
I can relate to your feelings of hopelessness because I too have experienced periods like that. Everything seems to be going wrong all at once and it appears to be one thing after another and the your question, “Will it ever end?” is a very valid one! I don’t have the answers for you but the only thing we can do is try hard to get through things and get to the other side as best we can. Sometimes it helps if you look for whatever positives you can find and be thankful things aren’t much worse although sometimes it is hard to even do that! I think it is important to remember that things will get better and they will even though it doesn’t seem like it now; you are not usually handed more than you can deal with so hang in there and try to spend a little time every day doing at least one little thing you enjoy. Hang in there!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Hi Thoroughrob~ I am so sorry for all the problems that you going through. It does seem to be an awful lot right now. It seems like everything is happening all at once and that is unfortunately the way bad things seem to always happen, one after another! I do hope that everything will get better for you soon. You already had enough to handle with your son and now you have even more to deal with. I am sorry about your friend and the accident. And the problem with your daughter too. She just don't seem to get a break. I will pray for you and hope that things will somehow find a way of calming down or something will happen to get you some kind of help so that you can get some kind of a break.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Oh my gosh.. Im sorry to hear about all of this :( I'll keep your family in my thoughts and have hope for you that things will soon improve.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
25 Aug 09
So sorry to hear you are going through such hard times right now. We have all gone through times where it seems nothing is going right and it's just bad news on top of more bad news over and over. I think when this happens our strength is being tested. I know it is hard to stay optimistic right now but better days are coming your way.