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Bill's surgery is postponed. THANK you for your kindness!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Coordinating the doctor who inserts the tube into the kidney and the laser machine that busts up the stones (which travels from hospital to hospital) has proven impossible for this week. They could do the procedure NEXT Friday, but Bill returns to his ship on the following Wednesday, and that is just too soon. He works out on his ship in the Gulf of Mexico for four weeks and is then home two weeks. The doctor said due to the excessive size and quantity of the stones, it will likely require two or three procedures of going in through the tube during the hospital stay (a day or two apart) and that one or two additional hospital stays will be required, with multiple procedures in each hospitalization. Oh, boy!

So the plan is now to do the first procedure on the right kidney when Bill gets home after this next hitch, sometime in mid-January. Thankfully, he is not in pain. We are peaceful that God's timing is being revealed in all these delays. My prayer is that God will heal him, of course, and say to those stones be thou removed and cast into the sea! Wouldn't that be something? If He chooses to do so through our competent doctor, we will be grateful just the same.

THANK YOU for the outpouring of compassion and kindness, of encouragement, of faith, of such beautiful prayers, of the awesome advice and suggestions for me in the midst of all the madness. I LOVE you, my SparkFamily. You fill my heart with such love and strength. You make me feel so surrounded by safety and sweetness.

So we'll do it all again in six weeks and hopefully get my husband at least partially fixed up. Now that he won't be recovering from surgery, we can get the Christmas decorations down from the attic!! We must celebrate Christmas for him early because he will be out on the ship for the holidays, working hard for our family.
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    You will always have our prayers and love... will continue them. You will be receiving a little package in the mail very soon...

    Our Little Tornado helped with it...

    Hugs & Love,
    4248 days ago
    Missy, Blessings and hugs to you and Bill. I am so glad that he is not in any pain. You already know that all things happen in God's time...God's will be done. May your early Christmas celebration be fun while Bill is home...knowing that you will celebrate the true meaning of Christmas also. Praying for both of you and your family.
    Blessings and hugs,
    4254 days ago
    God always knows best. Even when we don't understand it, he knows what's best. *hugs for you and your family* I hope you can get Christmas started!
    4255 days ago
    Hang in there, Missy, we are all praying for you and Bill! emoticon
    4256 days ago
    Thanks for all the updates. I'm sure this is almost as trying for you as it is for Bill. You and I both know God will take care of everything in His time. For now, rejoice in the fact that Bill is without pain and you two can spend some time together and have your early Christmas at home. I'll continue to pray for you and Bill and I know God's plan for this situation will play out just fine. God Bless. Rick
    4256 days ago
    Well, isn't that interesting. We got an answer just not the one we thought it would be. I am glad you have time now to have a nice Christmas with Bill. Bless you both with this waiting game. emoticon
    4256 days ago
    Praise the Lord that he's not in pain and that the doctors didn't rush in to just get it over with. God is Sovereign and will provide for Bill on and off ship. I'm praying for you two and looking forward to God's answer to our prayers. emoticon
    4256 days ago
  • SJG1953
    Missy I too am glad that your Bill is not in pain. God knows what's best, so just trust Him on that! I'm sorry the procedures have to be so complicated but like you said, God could just heal Bill. I pray He does. If not, I know God will be with the both of you and bring you through everything. I'm still praying for you and your family. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration whenever you chose to celebrate. God bless you all, Shirley
    4256 days ago
    I feel Our Father wanted Bill to be able to celebrate Christmas with the family, even though it's early.
    Yes, it would be great to be healed and the stones throwen in the sea.
    Prayers for Bill to stay out of pain and to be healed.
    Hugz and Merry Merry Christmas to all the family,
    4256 days ago
    Dear Missy,

    Prayers are stuck on you on our team! Look at the team page whenever you get a chance, no rush! emoticon many people posted prayer for you, I kept it as a sticky, will remove it after you leave an update for everyone.

    It is a real shame that the military doesn't let him take family leave or something to take care of this. Maybe it has nit come to that, or maybe it would not work for you, I am pretty sure they don't pay you during family leave, even if they did offer it.

    Well, as you said, God timing is perfect, and I truly believe that! Enjoy Bill while you can. Have a great early Christmas. We love you too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4256 days ago
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    I'm sorry to hear the surgery has been put off until January. My prayers will continue to include your family. Try and have a good weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4256 days ago
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    Many Prayers to the Both of you, our thoughts are with you!
    4257 days ago
    I hope that DH is painfree till he can have the surgery. I have had many bouts with kidney stones and they are always quite painful. Heavy duty drugs like percocet are the only forms of relief till they pass. emoticon emoticon
    4257 days ago
    I would say this news is good, but getting ready each time for surgery I know for myself takes it toll. You are keep a positive attitude and as you say now you can decorate and havea family Christmas, which should be wonderful for you.
    What an excellent thing you have lost 65 lbs and are keeping strong. I know the strength you have gained in the months to loss those pounds will help you through the health problems with your hubby, you will do fine. You have family friends and your faith to hang tight too.
    Have a wonderful time with family and your early Christmas!!
    4257 days ago
    Missy, you, Bill and the family are in my prayers! Enjoy the early Christmas with your family, thinking of you all! emoticon
    4257 days ago
    Heavenly father, I praise and thank you that Bill is not experiencing any pain. Please use this time to heal him with your wonderful way, that he may not ever need surgery, in Jesus name, amen.
    4257 days ago
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    I hope Bill stays healthy and pain-free until the surgery can be done.
    4257 days ago
    I, too, am so relieved and thankful that your Bill isn't in pain. For certain, you and Bill and under the guidance of our Heavenly Father. All things in His perfect time according to His plan.

    So enjoy this time together for early Christmas knowing that all of those you've touched are lifting you up in prayer.
    4257 days ago
    I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. It will all come about in God's time. Rest easy knowing that He is with you and Bill.
    4257 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page! I will hope that your husband experiences no pain until he is able to return for the surgery!


    P.S. I added you as a friend so that I can follow your story. emoticon
    4257 days ago
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    Missy, thanks for your loving words on my page, you are always in my prayers, and your family, so trust that that will continue. Sorry you will be apart for Christmas, but I know home is where the heart is and in that respect you will be together!
    Hugs and Love,
    4257 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Missy I am happy for you and Bill and your family .Glad that Bill isn't in pain and is able to go back out on the ship it is sad that he won't be home for Christmas .Doing a early Christmas sounds nice and is probably alot of fun ,do you and the children have a regular Christmas on Christmas Day or do you do everything on the early one with your DH. Pass out gifts--- dinner -whole family get together .
    Take care of yourself ,will continue prayers.God bless. emoticon
    4257 days ago
    Missy, I'm very happy to hear that Bill is not in pain right now. That makes the postponement easier to handle. Wow, he's going to be going through a lot with this procedures, but if they heal him of all the stones, then it will be worth it. God is working through you both and He has to be smiling down on how well you are handling these challenges. You truly inspire me and so many of us on SP with your unwavering faith.

    Enjoy putting up those decorations and having a lovely early Christmas celebration before Bill heads out on his ship. There is blessing in all of this, for sure.

    4257 days ago
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    4257 days ago
  • JOJO58
    Missy, your strength amazes me. If this is God's will so be it. He has bigger plans for us. I will keep both of you in prayer. I wish for him a pain free holiday season. Hang in there kiddo, I think you are the pillar of strength in that household. Take care....JoJo

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    4257 days ago
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    It's amazing what the doctors can find and "see" before they even get in there. I'm sorry to hear there is such a quantity and the size is also a problem.

    I'll be ready in January to pray for the patient, his sweetheart, your kids, the doctor's skill all over again. God knows the reason for this delay.

    All the best to each of you,
    4257 days ago
    Poor guy. I hope he remains pain free on his leave. You guys are in our prayers.
    4257 days ago
    Missy, thanks for the update; it sure helps us all know how best to be praying for you and your sweet Bill. So thankful he's okay with the waiting, and that you'll be able to celebrate CHRISTmas early, together. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and His protection.

    Blessings my Spark sister,
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    4257 days ago
    That stinks it can't happen when you wanted but it's good he's not in pain. He'll get all fixed up in no time and you'll both be relieved when this is just a blip in your past! Stay strong!
    4257 days ago
    Hi, Well, I can say I have some idea of your frustration, not totally of course. I've had 30 surgeries in the last 10 years, some bigger, some smaller, and some postponed. Oh my goodness, what a roller coaster. You are so right though in keeping the faith. After all, it is always the one thing that remains constant in all the ups & downs and arounds of our world (wow- THAT didn't just come from ME, so we know Who sent it!!) I'm also a 4time cancer survivor so I do know God gets us through. May He walk beside you both every moment. Take good care, Nancy
    Thank you for your nice post on my page.
    4257 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2009 10:43:54 PM
    How frustrating! I'm so glad he's not in pain. Still, I know you would rather have this over with. And I'm sorry that he has to be on the boat for Christmas. My husband and I have had periods of separation, but never at Christmas. So have a wonderful celebration now.
    4257 days ago
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    What a blessing that he is suffering no pain. God's timing is always perfect, even if we can't figure it out; His ways are higher than ours! I love your positive outlook in the face of all of this. I will continue to pray for healing and comfort!
    4257 days ago
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    So glad Bill is in no pain right now! Enjoy the decorating, my friend!
    4257 days ago
    Now you can get that Christmas party started!! LOL...Glad to read Bill is pain free and this can wait til he gets back on land. You two are in my prayers. emoticon
    4257 days ago
    God has perfect timing...I am praying for a miracle healing so he doesn't need the stress, and pain of surgery, and the expense!
    Much love,
    4257 days ago
    Ahhh, Missy, you make me remember the Navy days when Drex would be either out to see for 6-8 months, or he'd have duty and I ran the "ship" at home for a while!

    I am so glad Bill is not in pain, and you KNOW, that if it IS God's plan, a MOUNTAIN can be moved! I am also glad that you'll be able to enjoy a Christmas before all this is done! Merry early Christmas!

    Love you, my friend! Lori emoticon
    4257 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    Well I am thankful that my bro in law emoticon is not in pain. He is a tough guy and God will surely watch over him until he gets back. Continued prayers for you both and a blessed and happy Christmas to you and the rest of my family from NO!
    God bless you all
    In Jesus Name
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    4257 days ago
    God is right on time, every time. You are right to put it in His hands.
    4257 days ago
    I am glad he is not in pain. I know at times like this things can be frustrating. But you are so right; God's timing is perfect. In the meantime, we will continue to pray. I absolutely believe that God will heal him! (whether through faith or surgery) Our God is an awesome God!
    4257 days ago
    I'm so sorry about the delay, Missy, but I hope Bill will enjoy a long, pain-free stretch between now and the surgery. I'm sure his condition has been so difficult for all of you... I know you'll be so glad after the last surgery, too. All the best, Susan emoticon
    4257 days ago
    So happy that Bill is not in pain. Prayers and good thoughts will continue. Be strong. -- Lou
    4257 days ago
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