SURGERY WENT WELL. WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED. THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sandi , my wife: (NOT SHOWN IN PHOTO-LOL), had all her tests and pre-registration at the Hospital today for her Friday Surgery. In spite of all it's faults I praise God for the medical system we have here in America!
We are so blessed to have the technology to even try this type of surgery. What about other countries where this would not even be an option for any but the very very very RICH>
PS: 10 days off to stay with wife....how awesome is that!!!!! Please if you pray, put her on every list with every contact you have. The more going up the better!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I would like to ask that you start spreading the Word for my wife's upcoming Spinal Surgery for Prayer. We would love any and all prayer requests! We firmly believe that God heals, and He heals through Doctors and Nurses, but there are a lot of other areas that need covering.
She has fought this demon called pain long enough and we are going to see if this won't give her some relief. She will be having surgery Friday, October 31st. For those of you who don't know, she is on permanent disability after being an X-Ray Tech for almost 20 years after a bad Motor Vehicle Accident. She can walk, talk and everything just fine,and to look at her with her Grace and the way she carries herself you would never know anything was wrong. She is such a blessing to others she meets!
Something happened in the last year and we are not even sure what it was that put her neck in the final state of disrepair!
We are not superstitious and besides, our God is Bigger than anything Satan has anyway! They will be going in Anteriorly (Through the Throat) and taking out a completely ruptured disc at C-3-4 and Fusing Vertebrae 3-4 & 5-6. This is a start! Pray specifically for pain relief as we just want a semi normal life! Nothing fancy at all. Just no pain for my baby! It has stolen 18 good years of marriage and we just aren't going to stand for it anymore. To think anyone would have to wait 18 years for someone to try surgery and live in that much pain! It's ridiculous. If need be we will travel out of state. Maybe if she gets enuogh Titanium we can get HD!!!!!!
We have had two MRI's, Two Nerve conduction studies, A Neurosurgeon and an Orthopedic Back specialist review her case from top to bottom. We aren't be given much percentage wise- you know how they are afraid to commit when it comes to matters of the spine. But any relief will be a gain. She just can't live hurting this much, and pain meds do absolutely nothing for it, since it is impingement on nerve roots coming out of the spine.
So the best thing to do is leave it in the Masters Hands and pray for the best!; and the Grace and Mercy to withstand any results! Either way- we win! (I SO want her to not hurt though).
We just want a little old style farmhouse with a wrap around porch, a big kitchen and bathroom- she is an awesome cook and I like to eat and poop! So it works out great! And a little Pontoon Boat so we can go Striper Fishing. (We have some nice Striped Bass) and Large Mouth too, in Lake Murray. That is all we want out of life, except to spend the rest of the time serving others!
Thank you ahead of time for the prayers, but the more people praying the better!!!! Thanks all,
I'll let you know how it goes!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
FEELING BETTER AND GOING TO WORK TOMORROW!
I love each and every one of you, my special friends. I want to encourage you that no matter what you are going through personally in these tough times..that our God will see us through.
He always has before, and He will this time. I hope and Pray that the financial market does not hit you or hurt you too hard! Remember what is important in life: if you have some one that when you say I Love You: and I LOVE YOU is said back- you are rich!
If you have a special someone that waits for you to tuck them in at night and make sure the closet monsters are not going to get them: you are rich indeed.
If you can Count your Blessings, then you have some and are rich Indeed!
If you are reading this, you have a Spiritual Friend who Loves you and Prays for You: You are Rich Indeed!
Circumstances do not dictate our feelings unless we allow them to.
I LOVE You and Pray a Special Blessing on You! You are in my Heart!
Monday, October 13, 2008
One can never say my work doesn't afford special benefits. Today-(I was off and Thank God I'm off tomorrow as well)All of this started immediately-no warning on late Friday afternoon- I started having the worst headache I've had in years. Then my low back started hurting. No biggie, I thought, just the old aches and pains...lifted something wrong etc. Went to be Friday night: and then Sat arrived!! I was SICK! Saturday grew to Saturday Night, I grew sicker, and I wasn't enjoying my football nearly as much as I should have, and looking forward to My Best Friend's Sons' Wedding (Hey there's a good movie title) I decided to take my temperature. I never even came close to making the wedding and I'm very very bummed about that. This is a special friend and His son and fiance are an awesome young Christian couple. They bought a house before the market went South, and he wouldn't move in until after they were married! That my friends is a class act!
Now this is an exercise in futility since I think I have NEVER run one fever, in the 26 years I've been married. I didn't feel hot, but, if you feel bad- it's a law-I checked- you gotta take your temperature. I run 97.2-97.6 every time for 26 years! No matter what! Sore Throat, Shaking with chills, vomiting, diarrhea- 97.2-97.6. Really pisses me off!
Well yesterday imagine my surprise when the ole thermometer read 101.1 !! I took it 3 times and my wife was already calling an ambulance. (Not really), but it did surprise us. Now this is not high by a lot of peoples standards- but when your thermostat is knocked out,(Thyroid) this is hallucination time for me. There were 44 different players on TV at one time. Talk about trouble following a game!
We have had this super nasty flu like illness going around the Urgent Care and it presents exactly like this. So, I'm on the couch--by the way I slept 18 hrs. straight only to be awakened by my lovely wife every 4 hours on the hour to have my temperature taken and be given two more Tylenol's! She my friends is an Angel and I never give her the honor and recognition she deserves.
At least I pray that's what the medicine was an that I was not having a prison dream! (I am worth more dead than alive-LOL!) Is that sweet or what? She nursed me around the clock- now I feel bad because her nipples are so sore- but I am humbled and feel such a wave of love when I think of that sacrifice. Amd she did it because she cared for ME! Believe me- I had not earned that. She's just that cool a wife! Come to think of it that Thermometer smelled strangely of my dog's farts.....hmmmmmmm...never mind, not important. Sure it was a dream.
Anyway- I just wanted to get my whiny story out and get a bunch of sympathy Oohhh's and aaaaah's LOL!
If you happen to get this bug, it starts with any of the following: a band like headache (any area of the head), it may be classified as the "Worst headache I've ever had". Maybe or maybe not a sore throat or cough. Low back pain that is rather intense is a hallmark also. Body aches in every joint you have and two of your nearest relatives. This is what I call the Pseudo-Flu like illness.
The other is the same as above except you mix in diarrhea with vomiting with that. I think the vomiting maybe from the pain or from swallowing the caustic- phlegm, putrid, snot-ball drainage.
I decided to wait it out as Tylenol immediately lowered my fever to 98.8-99.0. Had it not I would have gone straight to the doctors.
This is nothing to play with y'all. Watch out for dehydration, and it comes on so fast in little ones, especially with the fever and the vomiting and diarrhea. Go to ER asap if not stopped within 24 hrs. If temp remains above 102.5 for Toddlers taking Motrin and Tylenol every 3 hours (ALTERNATING) for 3 - 4 doses- STRAIGHT to ER!!! If there is ANY- neck stiffness or severe neck pain or any type of rash- go immediately to ER.
Otherwise you can buy a little time to see if this is indeed a 24-48 hour Viral Illness. I already feel better with the Vitamin C load- Tylenol/Motrin as prescribed, and tons and tons and tons of water, Don't over-do the water- about 8- 8 oz glasses should keep up with the fever. - It's only 6 glasses of water!
If their are any doubts or I wonders'- DON'T (doubt or wonder-esp. if it is a little one!!!!!- CALL OR SEE YOU DR. I JUST PLAY ONE ON A BLOG!
Man that thing hits hard and takes no prisoners. Thank goodness it's a semi-quickie. Some people have been fighting an infection for two weeks, but this is different. There's is a Chronic Bronchitis or Sinusitis that hasn't been treated long enough. This is a freight train from hell bug!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Life is so good. The State Fair is in town and that means working on Triple Bypass number 2! This Year they have......drum roll....
DEEP FRIED CORN ON THE COB!!!!!!!!
What is up with these people. If you can put it on a stick they will deep fry it. Last year it was DEEP FRIED SNICKERS! I kid you not. The year before: DEEP FRIED OREO'S!!!
Now this almost got me off the couch! Do not mess with a religious Icon of mine such as an OREO. I think there may be an an OREO in the ARK OF THE COVENANT!
If the could get it to stay on the stick I think they would have Deep Fried ASS! It would be pretty- little round batter dipped rectums, deep fried to a crunchy Golden Brown....mmmmmmmm....these things taste like crap!! aren't they delish????
COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS SATURDAY< I LOVE MY WIFE< WE GOT ALMOST 2" OF RAIN--- Like I said, Life is GOOD!
I hope this finds you all blessed and happy. Have a great weekend. Can you think of any other DEEP FRIED DECADENT DELIGHTS FOR THE FAIR???????????
I see I average about 30-35 people a day dropping by, whether on purpose or by accident, and I want to say thank you very much! I don't know if you just read and don't comment and that is awesome. I have not been able to visit even my closest buddies to say High, so I thank you guys for your continued friendship!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by posing the following question:
You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.
You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP , and you are an expert shot.
You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?
THINK CAREFULLY AND THEN SCROLL DOWN:
Democrat's Answer :
Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
Does the man look poor or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think?
What about the kids?
Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
What does the law say about this situation?
Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it?
Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1?
Why is this street so deserted?
We need to raise taxes, have paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for few days and try to come to a consensus.
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click..... (Sounds of reloading)
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?!'
Son: 'Can I shoot the next one?!'
Wife: 'You ain't taking that to the Taxidermist!'
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
> The Seed
A successful business man was growing old and
knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children,
he decided to do something different. He called all the young
executives in his company together.
He said, 'It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.
I have decided to choose one of you. 'The young executives were
Shocked, but the boss continued. 'I am going to give each one
of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant
the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with
what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then
judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be
the next CEO.'
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others,
received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the
story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted
the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had
grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began
to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.
Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have
a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he
had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but
he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however.
He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the
seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company
brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.
Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot.
But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick
to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment
of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot
to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety
of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful --
in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and
many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young
Jim just tried to hide in the back. 'My, what great plants, trees,
and flowers you have grown,' said the CEO. 'Today one of you will
be appointed the next CEO!'
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with
his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to
the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, 'The CEO knows I'm a
failure! Maybe he will have me fired!'
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened
to his seed - Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim,
and then announced to the young executives, 'Behold your next
Chief Executive Officer!
His name is Jim!' Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow
'How could he be the new CEO?' the others said.
Then the CEO said, 'One year ago today, I gave everyone in this
room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it,
and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds;
they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and
flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you
substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the
only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with
my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new
Chief Executive Officer!'
* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
* If you plant faith in God , you will reap a harvest
So, be careful what you plant now;
it will determine what you will reap later.
'Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back'
Attitudes are contagious...so fill your environment with happiness, enthusiasism, and optimisim!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year.
Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call, that she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting. Seems she was forced to make an emergency landing in Hamilton because of bad weather. Thank God the kids weren't with her.
The FAA issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: She was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.
The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.
The photograph below was taken at the scene to show the extent of damage to her aircraft.
She was really lucky.
I don't care who you are, that's funny!!!!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
MUCH MORE LATER!!!!