Don't Pray for Me


Don't Pray for Me

Don't pray for me is a group for atheists with chronic illness or disability. Providing support without superstition.

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Comment by Tori on August 6, 2009 at 8:53am
Hey KDelphi - hope your MRI came out well and maybe even indicated you won't need surgery. But if you do need it I think it's great you'll have the support and company of your sister. How awesome that it will allow you to have treatment at a better hospital, and know someone who cares about you is there with you too.

As for uploading a different avatar, I'll have to check into it. I've done it, but it's been a while. If I figure it out I'll let you know.
Comment by KDelphi on August 1, 2009 at 11:03am
I keep trying to change my pic and it doesnt seem to want to upload--does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

I go for an MRI w/contrast today to help decide on whether to do surgery...if they decide I have to (symptoms getting worse) my sister is going to take me to Cleveland Clinic, so I dont have to go to the crappy medicaid clinic here for it. I am lucky to have family that will do that, but most do not...we need universal health care , folks! Thanks!
Comment by Tori on July 6, 2009 at 11:11pm
Hi Kasey - thanks for the welcome.
Comment by Kasey on June 23, 2009 at 2:40pm
Welcome, Tori. Good for you for speaking up.
Comment by Tori on June 23, 2009 at 1:45am
Hello everyone. I'm new here and wanted to say 'hi'.

I have an SCI (spinal cord injury) - T-1, T-2 incomplete, from an AVM (ateriovenous malformation) rupture in my cord. It was obliterated when it was embolized, but I still have an aneurysm at the same level, which is embolized. I had quite a bit of damage to the left side of my lower body from the AVM rupture.

I've heard so much 'god really took care of you' after surgery, and 'we're praying for you' that I could scream. I told everyone who said that to me that 'god' didn't have anything to do with it, that the success of the surgery was because of the skill of the surgeons, and that while I very much appreciated their good thoughts and wishes, it wasn't prayer but rather physiological and medical factors that had been on my side.

As far as I'm concerned it did them good to have a little shock. ;-)
Comment by Andrew Cheadle on June 13, 2009 at 11:32am
I don't have a chronic illness or disability, but I find that today our medical professionals mix religion way too much into their work, and it frightens me that if I should ever become very seriously ill that my future may be in the hands of a theist! I totally support the work you guys are doing! Keep it up!
Comment by Krista on May 31, 2009 at 3:49pm
:). Been there. My grandfather often "lays hands" on my son and denounced the devil in him and prays for his miraculous recovery. My son has cerebral palsy and is autistic. I appreciate the thought behind the gesture, but it makes me cringe- for both my grandfather and my son. Of course, he attributes my son's progress to the almighty, and not the many hours of work I put into taking care of him every day, and providing his therapy, or the support of other family and friends...
Comment by Kasey on May 31, 2009 at 1:27pm
I went to an art show today that I was helping to mangage. I didn't feel at all well and a nice woman hugged me (ok), and prayed in my ear while she did(ugh!) I do appreciate that she was trying to help me in her own way, but ... ugh!
Comment by Kasey on May 31, 2009 at 1:25pm
Vent away, Krista. Sorry I didn't welcome you right away. I've been distracted by a project. It's done now so I can catch up.
Comment by Krista on May 21, 2009 at 7:26am
Hello! Nice to meet you! I was diagnosed in 2000 as having a severe depressive disorder and chronic pain syndome. I spent a year bed-bound, two house bound. I am in remission most of the time now after a drastic change in circumstance. I have just recently discovered that the initial diagnosis was incorrect, and that it looks more like high fuctioning autism. I so need a place to vent about the daily frustrations without being told to turn to Jesus!

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