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FRIDAY update

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has been praying and sending positive vibes, THATS FIRST....

Now, the dr. called and I am thankful to God it is not the tumor, the mri showed
no change in that, but what it and the xrays did show are new bone spurs and
acceleration of Arthritis in the herniated discs and around them.

This I also have so we know we can deal with this, and the dr. put him on a round of steroids to get the inflamation down and so we have to find a way to deal with it for
him because he does not like to take a lot of meds, but will do so just to get the
pain level down where he can deal with it.

Thanks are inadequate words for the immediate rush of support from you guys, which
has helped me stay calm and focused. You know I am here for you as well.....

Thank you so much from our hearts,
Darlene and David

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/22/2010 12:24AM

    Will keep praying, Darlene. Hope the pain gets better for him. Hang in there and take care of yourself also!

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SANDYMAE3 7/20/2010 11:52AM

    i prayed so hard for david,and prayed for strength for you. now im going through the same thing. oh wo be me. its so good to have a prayer chain,and good friends and jesus christ in our lives, who touches us everyday with his infinite love. bel

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PENNYLOU7 7/17/2010 8:40PM

    Hang tough. emoticon

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BLAKBIRD 7/17/2010 6:54PM

    WOW - you are an inspiration, Nervouswrckiam too.

With all that's going on in your lives right now you somehow manage to make time to thank your extended family.

I'm not sure I could be as positive but with y'all for examples I may be able to get there someday.

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NATHANJOSUE6 7/17/2010 12:04PM

  Thank the Lord!! You know exactly how it feels (since you also have that problem) so you will be able to help him more..Hope he starts feeling well soon - HUGS!

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HARLEYFREAK 7/17/2010 10:11AM

  Glad to hear there is no tumor. Praise God!!!! I understand David is still having a great deal of pain, and will be praying for this to get better. Even though he does not like to take medication, a pill a day is better than having to face surgery.
Love and Hugs to both of you, Y'all are always in my prayers. emoticon

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    Many prayers, Darlene. I have a patient too, daughter Melanie. We have to take care of our loved ones!

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BUGLET- 7/16/2010 8:38PM

    God does answer prayer! I'm happy it's not the tumor. I am thankful I have no arthiritis, I'm very lucky that way.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOTTYDRUID 7/16/2010 5:18PM

    Hi sis! Give my love to David. Its with you always, as I hope you know. My thoughts and prayers are also with you both. emoticon Janey

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KARLYNCANDOIT 7/16/2010 5:05PM

    emoticon Stay strong.. Thinking of you and yours! emoticon

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SIMPLY-EVA 7/16/2010 5:04PM

  Hi! I just read your update. I am sending prayers your way, I know they are a little late, I hope they can send some comfort.


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Thursday update

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I have to laugh here, because I am, as promised writing an update, but he got
his x-rays and MRI's this morning, and so far that is all we know. David feels
like we may not hear anything from the dr. until tomorrow.

Thanks to each of you for posting and praying. As soon as I get a report and
we determine what needs done, I will be emailing each of you, as well as
posting a blog....

And, last but not least, this would be the week when we have yahoo problems
and I have gotten no Sparkmail in two days.

Blessings on each of you,

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ISAWAPUTTYTAT 7/19/2010 1:38PM

    Hi Dar Sorry he is having so many problems hope it all works out and i will call you and see how things are going i am at the library for a couple of days just to stay cool if i can ya know?

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DILL_PICKLE5 7/18/2010 11:46AM

    Hope things come out ok!!!

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67CAMARO_SS 7/16/2010 8:35AM

    Hoping & praying for the best possible outcome for all of this. God bless you both - & keep us posted whenever you can.

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BUGLET- 7/16/2010 7:53AM

    More prayers coming! Hugs to you, dear friend~
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BLAKBIRD 7/15/2010 10:02PM

    Thank you for posting updates.

Now go and molly coddle your DH, Ignore him when he grumbles about not being a baby - LOL

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PENNYLOU7 7/15/2010 7:46PM

    Thanks for the update. Hang in there!

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DOINFINE 7/15/2010 12:59PM

    Like Tom Petty says, The waiting is the hardest part. I will keep you both in my prayers. He's very fortunate to have a loving, caring, Godly wife like you. emoticon emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/15/2010 12:56PM

    Will continue to keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers. Do take care.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

As some of you know, David has had some health issues, the majority of which are
connected to his service in Vietnam.
He mentioned to me Monday night the base of his neck was causing him discomfort,
which is a huge admission for him, because he never mentioned pain even when he
had his open heart surgery. He wanted to wait til August when he is due to see his
primary care, I called his neurosurgeon in Birmingham and also the primary, and we
saw the primary this morning. He sent him for an MRI tomorrow morning. When it
comes to his health I don't mess around.

The dr. does not think his brain tumor is causing this problem, rather the two herniated
discs in his neck, hence the MRI so we will know which specialist he will need to see.

We have also consulted with a neck and spine specialist who sent him for pain blocks
previously, not much help, and who said it was up to him when or if he chose to have
surgery on his neck. The worst would be a possible paraplegic state, which for him
would be terrible since he can't sit still, and/or not being able to speak. The titanium
in his neck would probably keep him from turning his head, so he would be limited in
his activities, like driving a vehicle or riding his bike.

I am asking for prayer for him because any time he has to undergo a procedure, with his
health issues, anethesia is dangerous.

I will keep you posted as to what is going on. It may very well turn out to be something
we can find a simple solution to..................which is my prayer.

Thanks so much,

Thanks everyone. My support here is priceless to me.....I'll post tomorrow after he has
his MRI. I don't know how long it will take the dr. to get the results but, I will post

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BLAKBIRD 7/15/2010 9:59PM

    Oh I've been so busy, I haven't been following what's going on in the real world.

As of this moment your DH is at the top of my list, and lots of positive thoughts being beamed your way.

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SLIMPAM23 7/15/2010 1:33PM

    This slipped under my radar yesterday - but I have you both on my prayer list now. Keep us posted and I am sure this will all turn out OK.

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CORKYTHEMOM 7/15/2010 11:29AM

    Darlene, I am a member of A Safe & Happy Home For Grievers team. I just saw your blog. My heartfelt prayers, positive thoughts and healing hugs are reaching out to you and David. Know that you are not having to go through this difficult time by yourself ..... You are among a lot of people that care for you and David. Right by your side, holding your hand in friendship, as you await the results. Sending many hugs from my home in Missouri to your home.

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NATHANJOSUE6 7/15/2010 12:37AM


You and David will be in my prayers tonight.

Lord Jesus Christ, You chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people, and to heal the sick. With this in mind I beg You to look with compassion on Your humble servant David, support him with Your power, comfort him with Your protection, and give him the strength needed to fight against evil. Amen

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LONKEN 7/14/2010 11:45PM

    You are both in my prayers. I had to have 2 MRI's. I hated them.

I know that this is tough on you. My DH isn't a sharer either.

I will be praying for a quick, easy solution.

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BUGLET- 7/14/2010 8:51PM

    I will also pray for you both. I didn't realize he had so many health issues. May God bless you both and may he let him still be able to ride~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DODGEEWE 7/14/2010 7:20PM

    You are both in my prayers. I hope all goes well.

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DIANESNEWLIFE 7/14/2010 4:30PM

  You are both in my prayers!

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HWY63NORTH 7/14/2010 4:15PM

    You and David are in my prayers.

God Bless


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DOINFINE 7/14/2010 3:54PM

    Darlene, I'll never forget how you and David helped me when I needed it. You were both right there for me.
I will indeed put David and you in my prayers and also on my prayer list at church. God is in control and He loves us, each and every one. Nothing happens without Him knowing.
May He hold you in His arms and heal all your diseases, like the Bible says.
Your friend, Sue emoticon

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JANEXA 7/14/2010 3:22PM

    You both are in my prayers and thoughts. David is blessed to have you in his life. emoticon

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PENNYLOU7 7/14/2010 3:22PM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the both of you. emoticon
Hang in there!

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AKAFIT 7/14/2010 1:33PM


My prayers are with both of you. May you continue to lean on God for assurance as well as strength through all of this.

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BIKERBABE2BE 7/14/2010 1:30PM

    MORE emoticon and many, many prayers. Keep us posted!

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Postscript to blog

Friday, July 09, 2010

I know some of you know, and some don't, but I have a mass on my Thyroid also
which is being monitored. I had the nasty dye test, with the requisite magnet
stuck in my face, and was scared to pieces that thing would fall on me.....so just
knowing God healed Connie meant so much that I cried and cried.

You who prayed with me, believed with me, and are my friends, even though I
cannot reach out and touch you with my hand, we can touch hearts. When I thought
I had the "c" curse a year ago, I had no one here except David, and my Spark friends.

You will never know how much your support meant to me then or now. Your loving
kindness gave me courage, but having someone to talk with and know you were praying
made me face my problem with a smile.

Connie has asked me to thank each one who prayed, and believed. So thank you
dear friends from both of us.

Love n' Hugs,

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BIKERBABE2BE 7/14/2010 1:25PM

    emoticon. I had my thyroid taken out several years ago. If you need to talk, let me know.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/12/2010 6:53PM

    Lots of hugs and prayers still coming your way.

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LOVABLELUCCA 7/11/2010 8:56AM

    I am really glad that we can help you get through difficult times just by being here for you ! All the best and being positive is also a big help. I will keep you in my prayers !
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DODGEEWE 7/10/2010 3:04AM

    I hope all goes well and you get good news. You are in my prayers!
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LUNADRAGON 7/9/2010 9:46PM

    emoticon and prayers!
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Greatest news-prayers answered

Friday, July 09, 2010

Hi all,

I had asked for prayer for my dear friend, who is also my pastors' wife. She had been
diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, so I was really concerned for her. She has had health
issues for years.

When we went up to visit in June, we went to Wednesday night services and we had
done the talking and hugging thing, and everyone wanted us to move back there, and
as we were getting ready to leave, David went over to her and bent down(she was in
a wheelchair due to a foot surgery) and said something and she began to cry and they
hugged for a good bit and he said God told him to tell her something, only her.

She had tests that were coming up for the cancer and the dr. was very concerned. We
began to pray and asked a lot of other folks to pray for her......

TODAY HER TEST RESULTS CAME BACK CLEAN.....she does not have to even go back to
her cancer dr. for 8 months. She is cancer free...........

The message David gave her was this: Your healing is at hand. It was.

Thanks to each one of you who have prayed for her. God listens.............


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SANDYMAE3 7/13/2010 1:02AM

    isnt god awsome? i love him,and trust him so much. bel

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/12/2010 6:52PM

    Wonderful news!! Will continue to pray that things continue to go well.

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HARLEYFREAK 7/9/2010 5:58PM

  AWSOME, cancer free news.........Praise the Lord for his healing

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  That's great! It's good to hear that someones prayers are answered. Mine are not.

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A5KLADY 7/9/2010 3:44PM

    That is so wonderful. I'm so happy for yous! There is power in Prayer! My friend also has thyoid cancer, she had to have a radiation pill,in a high dose, and couldn't be with any body, touch her hubby or dog, or wash her clothes with his for five days! Then they will take a full body sran and see if it did the trick or not! If not they will have to do it again!
I keep in touch with her every day, God keep Janet save!

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BGUMBA 7/9/2010 1:39PM

  This is great! Yet again, God is so good.

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BLAKBIRD 7/9/2010 12:54PM

    How am I supposed to work when everything on the screen is blurry because of the tears in my eyes?

Amazing news, thank you for sharing.

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BIKERBABE2BE 7/9/2010 12:38PM

    What wonderful news! Thanks for sharing.

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-DYET- 7/9/2010 12:34PM

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! That is AWESOME!!!

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