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Personal prayer request

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by Ohiophinphan, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I have been away from this site for most of a week now. I am sorry, but I was hospitalized for a couple of days with all the symptoms of a heart attack. Turns out it doesn't appear to have been one, but I was scared!

    During the testing, they discovered some "nodules" in my left lung. I will be seeing a pulmonoligist in a week to get them checked as well as working with other doctors to check out what brought on the symptoms.

    For some of you "old timers" from the "sight which shall not be named", you may remember that my first wife's lung cancer was discovered coincidentally while looking for something else. She was told to wait and get it checked again to see if it grew. She did wait and died of lung cancer two years later. I am not waiting! The fear here is very real.

    I would appreciate your prayers.

    I am going to post this in the religion forum, staff lounge, and luxury box.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    You have my prayers, brother Keith.
     
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  3. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    same here Pastor..
     
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  4. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    damn good luck bro. I'll be hoping it all comes out positive for you and pray for you.
     
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  5. dolphan117

    dolphan117 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Definitely man.
     
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  6. Crappy Tipper

    Crappy Tipper AKA Hero13

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    You're on the list. All the best.
     
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  7. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Smoke and Prayers up for you Brother.
     
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  8. The Rev

    The Rev Totus Tuus Administrator Luxury Box Club Member

    After all the times you have prayed for me...well you know the rest.
     
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  9. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    You've always got my prayers Pastor Keith.
    You take care of yourself, we need you and love you in here.
    With love,
    Debby
     
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  10. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    You have my prayers bro.
     
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  11. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    I wish you the best OPP. I'm sorry to hear about your wife.
     
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  12. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I should elaborate for the folks who don't know the whole story. My wife of 31 years, Karen, died 8/22/04 from lung cancer. On 5/4/07 I was blessed to get a second chance when I married Sue. She is holding my feet to the fire about taking better care of my health and is strongly with me as we look at further issues.

    Sue had been a friend of many years and was with Karen and I through all the earlier cancer stuff. She is a real fighter and again I have been blessed to have her in my life this past year plus!

    Thank you for all the prayer support folks!
     
  13. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Wow, that's very sad. Only 31 years old. I'm very sorry to hear about that. I'm glad to hear your happily married again with Sue. I wish you, her and the rest of your family the best.
     
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  14. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    no, he was married to her for 31 years lil buddy. thats how us married folk put it.

    bust of luck Ohio, i'll have a thought for you.
     
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  15. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Ooo, sorry about the misinterpretation Ohio.
     
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  16. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    You have all my well wishes, thoughts, and prayers. Don't worry though it will be nothing and you'll be fine.
     
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  17. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    What's your mother's name Keith? If you like, I can say T'hilim for you, all I need is her first name.
     
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  18. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    No worry, my friend. She was 54 years old at the time of her death, which is still pretty young.

    Thank you. Mom was Betty Jane. She died, at age 61, in 1992. I don't know this prayer ritual. Would you elaborate on its meaning, origins, etc.? I would be honored if you would pray it on my behalf, thank you.
     
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  19. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    T'hilim is the Hebrew word for Psalms, sorry I automatically use the Hebrew word. Certain Psalms are used for certain reasons including recovery from illness, getting married, pregnancy, finding a job, etc.

    The one that I will say for you is #20.
     
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  20. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    Hang in there....you are in the GREATEST HANDS known to man! Trust in that!
     
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  21. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    Prayers sent and I'm sure God will keep you safe no matter the outcome. If there is anything else I can do PM me, please. God bless.
     
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  22. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I have a request to keep us updated bro.... por favor...........
     
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  23. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    Thank you very much
     
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  24. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I certainly will. The next "moment" will be the pulmonoloigist next week. I really don't expect to hear much then other than, "here are the additional tests I want done!"

    Thanks again to everyone.
     
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  25. Big E

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    You are in my thoughts and prayers brother.
     
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  26. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I visited the pulmonologist today and got a moderately encouraging report. The nodule in my right lung is only 9X3 mm in size or a little smaller than a tic-tac. In at least 1 case in 3 they disappear upon a second review. The news that bothers me it that I need to wait to take further action.

    A spot that small is not a large enough target for a needle biopsy, a bronchiscope, or a PET scan. Thus four weeks from now I will have a high resolution CT scan targeting that specific area. From there we will continue to make decisions. If it is malignant, which according to the pathologist and the pulmonologist is unlikely, it does not move from stage I (roughly 90% survival rate) to stage II (lower depending on type) until it passes 3 cm. or over 300% larger.Thus while the doctor urges caution and diligence, he also tells me not to be concerned. Wish me luck on that score!
    Thank you for all the prayers and notes of support. I will be keeping you informed.
     
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  27. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    There hasn't been a day since I "met" you that I have not included you in my prayers. I will continue to pray for you and your continued health, happiness and service in His name.
     
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  28. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    thanks for the update bro. hope it works out again. and keep the updates coming.
     
  29. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Thank you for the update sir. As Unlucky said, please keep them coming. We wish you the best!
     
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  30. finsgirlie

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    in my thoughts! my best goes out to you my friend!
     
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  31. dolphindebby

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    Keep the faith Rev. Keith. Your in good hands, you know.
    You know you always have my prayers friend.
    Love,
    Debby
     
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  32. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    Thanks for the update Keith and please continue to do so. I'm still saying t'hilim. G-d willing others will learn from your experience about the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke.
     
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  33. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    My deepest thanks to you all!
     
  34. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    How is everything going? Hope all is alright.
     
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  35. anlgp

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    praying.
     
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  36. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    i'll pray for you. good thing you checked it out this early. sounds like you're in good hands
     
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  37. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I remain asymptomatic and am feeling well. The tests on my neck and arm have revealed the beginnings of some arthritis and I will be seeing a nuerosurgeon in Nov to figure out a course of action.

    I have another CT scan to check the spot in my lung on Friday and get the results on Monday before I go on vacation. We'll see what's what then.

    Thanks to all again for all the prayers and support.
     
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  38. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    Were you really witness to the first ever practice of the dolphins?
     
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  39. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Thoughts and prayers, bro!
     
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  40. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Probably some physical therapy in the beginning I'd guess. But I'm no neurosurgeon, I just work with one. :lol:

    My continued prayers go out to you and it's good you got early indication.
     
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