She believes that God will heal her and does not believe in modern day medicine. She has not seen a doctor in 46 years (since my DH was born). Despite her religion, she has been smoking since she was a teenager. She's been having difficulties walking from one end of the house to the other because she gets so out of breath. She can't clean house anymore or work in the garden. My FIL said that he thinks she will die within a year. Even if she did have emphysema or cancer she wouldn't go see a doctor.
My FIL, DH and I are not Christian Scientists, in fact I was in the medical profession. It's difficult knowing that someone you care about could get medical help, but doesn't want it. Is there anyone who can give us some insight as to how to deal with this?
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
Love the helicopter and motor boat story, but let me tell you about the other end of it. I have a MIL who will take every drug possible to stay alive even though she is miserable every single day. Except for the stupidity of smoking, your MIL has more trust and dignity than mine, as she is willing to let go and let God. Normal of course lies somewhere in the middle. It would be nice if she would at least find out what is wrong with her so you know if she is simply going to be a burden for the next several years or if she really is going to check out on you within the year. Ask her if she wants to know what God's plan for her life is. Maybe simple curiosity will work in your favor.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Nov. 13, 2008
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