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Asking for prayers. Having surgery Monday. (Vanity)
February 10, 2012 | Self

Posted on 02/10/2012 2:53:59 PM PST by USMCWife6869

Hi all. I think this is my first vanity. I'm hoping you all don't mind, but I'm asking for prayers for myself. I'm having surgery on Monday, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't absolutely terrified. The surgery is a core decompression of the femural head in my right hip. I have Avascular Necrosis in both hips, likely due to a lifetime of taking Steroids for Asthma.

I have 3 daughters, and I'm so afraid of something happening to me. My respiratory history is awful, and both my parents died young, and it all just makes me scared. Luckily, my husband is home, and he has been given leave to care for me post-operatively for the first two weeks. I will be unable to bear weight on the leg for 8 weeks, but my awesome Marine Corps family is already rallying to help.

Everyone here is always so generous in offering prayers and support, so I was hoping I could ask for some. Thanks so much in advance.


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To: USMCWife6869

You have my prayers.

God is in control, all is well.


51 posted on 02/10/2012 6:10:00 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: USMCWife6869

You got it, May God bless you and keep you and set his countenance to watch over you, amen.


52 posted on 02/10/2012 6:12:14 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: USMCWife6869

In the hospital where I had cancer surgery, there is a painting of a concerned doctor attending a patient in a bed, and his senior resident looking over his shoulder...that second doctor, of course, is Jesus.

The following year I had a total hip replacement (titanium) after hobbling with a cane for two years. I was asked to walk with a walker the next day.

I can’t tell you I sprang back to an athletic status in two weeks, it took months of pulling “a muscle a day” before things started getting back to normal, and I started having confidence that I’d ever be approaching normal again (well for me at least, being a musician)

That happened in July 2010, not yet two years ago. I can run for short bursts, climb stairs, I’m on my feet all day every day, get down on the ground and up again many times (to work on a car)

I was back to just Ibuprofen only a couple of weeks after the surgery, and missed only a couple of weeks of work.

I probably could have had a faster muscle/ligament recovery period, had I not had to hobble and favore the hip for two years.

My situation is not quite the same as yours, but be prepared to marvel at all the medical miracles they can now perform, and thank God you are alive at this time in history.

The best road to a quick recovery, of course, is every thing you put into it. Most of that is good attitude and a strong resolve, because you can do it. Conversely, no one else can do it for you.

I’ll tell you one more thing...MAGIC happened when I got in the therapy pool. I could walk after my first session.

It’s a comfortable water temperature, about chest deep, and you walk through the water...sometimes you suspend from a float and “bicycle” your legs to decompress your spine.

The buoyancy takes all the weight off your legs and you can’t fall down, you can concentrate on walking forwards and sideways.

When you are not in the water, for cryin out loud..DO NOT FALL DOWN! (ask me how I know this)

Good luck with your surgery and don’t be afraid...in the course of this event, you’ll make lots of new friends who’s job and desire it is to help you get better. Be sure you go back and show yourself to them after you are all better.

It’ll make their day.

God Bless and prayers up.


53 posted on 02/10/2012 8:24:38 PM PST by TherealMr.B (We're tired of your experiments. We're Americans, not some wierd third world country)
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To: USMCWife6869

I’ve had surgery 3 times in my life. No problemo.

But, prayers anyways. :)


54 posted on 02/10/2012 11:25:52 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: halfright

Condolences for the loss of your Mother.


55 posted on 02/10/2012 11:44:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers raised for you, your family, and all of those who will be involved in performing your surgery and providing your subsequent treatment.


56 posted on 02/11/2012 6:13:50 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: USMCWife6869; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...

Logan’s and trussell’s prayer warriors...would you please pray for a fellow Freeper, USMCWife6869, who is having surgery Monday?

USMCWife6869, we’ll pray for the surgery, for your family, for your medical team, your recovery...and YOU!!!

Does hubby have access to your account so he can post updates, time willing?

Our God is an AWESOME God!!!


57 posted on 02/11/2012 10:43:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers offered up on your behalf. Our Great Physician will be in the OR providing guidance to your surgeon and staff. He will also be with you as you recouperate.

Praise The Lord!


58 posted on 02/11/2012 10:50:24 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


59 posted on 02/12/2012 2:51:45 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: USMCWife6869


Prayers for you, and your family, and your doctors.
May your surgery go well, and your recovery complete and quick. (Click)


60 posted on 02/12/2012 3:52:38 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers up!


61 posted on 02/12/2012 5:21:51 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: USMCWife6869

I join in earnest prayer for you, dear USMCWife6869!


62 posted on 02/12/2012 6:28:52 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for a swift recovery and wonderful life.


63 posted on 02/12/2012 6:31:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: USMCWife6869
looking forward to seeing you tell us how it went on Tuesday or Wednesday

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64 posted on 02/12/2012 6:48:10 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: USMCWife6869
Prayers for a successful surgery and a quick recovery. May God guide the hand of your surgeon with precision and may your result exceed your expectations.
65 posted on 02/12/2012 6:49:38 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: USMCWife6869

Praying for you USMC that you will be at peace in your heart with this surgery....
Keep us updated.
Polly


66 posted on 02/12/2012 7:06:34 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Joining in with prayers up.


67 posted on 02/12/2012 7:41:34 AM PST by amom
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayers up!


68 posted on 02/12/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers lifted....


69 posted on 02/12/2012 4:54:29 PM PST by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and AccessibilityJournal.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: USMCWife6869; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please address your prayers to USMCWife6869;
 
If you aren't on this Ping List now and would like to be, please FReepmail me.
 

70 posted on 02/12/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: USMCWife6869

I will absolutely pray for this situation and I understand how unnerving it can be. May our great Lord heal what needs to be healed and grant you the peace that comes from HIM.

And...while you wait for the good things HE will do for you, please ask Him to preserve freedom of religion in this country.

;-)


71 posted on 02/12/2012 5:29:46 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Salvation

Saying Hail Marys for you. May all go well.


72 posted on 02/12/2012 5:33:49 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: USMCWife6869

I trust you’ve thoroughly debriefed your anesthesiologist on your respiratory function. Trepidation is normal but try to relax and steel your faith, it’s better that way. You’ll be fine.


73 posted on 02/12/2012 5:39:36 PM PST by Dysart ("Don't worry, it's not loaded")
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers on the way. God bless you.


74 posted on 02/12/2012 5:48:06 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: USMCWife6869

Praying now. All will go well.


75 posted on 02/12/2012 5:48:41 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for you.


76 posted on 02/12/2012 5:53:58 PM PST by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers up for your surgery, your recovery, and for relief of your anxiety.

And thanks to your husband and to you for his service.


77 posted on 02/12/2012 6:09:45 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: USMCWife6869

You’re in my prayers.


78 posted on 02/12/2012 6:14:43 PM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: USMCWife6869

Lord Jesus,

We pray for the restoration of health of this woman Thy servant and our friend, and for the success of the operation Monday.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


79 posted on 02/12/2012 6:23:21 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Salvation

prayer bump


80 posted on 02/12/2012 6:31:46 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers up.


81 posted on 02/12/2012 6:51:27 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers up!


82 posted on 02/12/2012 6:56:19 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Prayer - beyond your expectations.)
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To: USMCWife6869
Joining your FReeper family in prayer that the Lord's protection is over every aspect of your surgery and that we will soon learn that all is well, to the Glory of the Great Physician ... Exodus 15:26 ~ for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Amen and Amen ...

83 posted on 02/12/2012 7:33:55 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: USMCWife6869

God Bless and be with you tomorrow.


84 posted on 02/12/2012 8:04:08 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: USMCWife6869
oorah!

God is in control, and His will be done. May His peace be with you and yours... and may He give you good results.

Navy guy, with lots of Jarhead FRiends!

85 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:32 PM PST by WVKayaker (The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service. -Sarah Palin 8/2008)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for a successful surgery and recovery.


86 posted on 02/12/2012 8:42:55 PM PST by mimaw
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To: evets; USMCWife6869
Asking Lord Jesus to heal and comfort you!

Thanking God for hearing our prayers and loving us.

Amen, in Jesus' name.

87 posted on 02/12/2012 8:53:41 PM PST by thecodont
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for you, your surgeons, the medical team, and your family, my FRiend. Have faith in Him.


88 posted on 02/12/2012 9:13:50 PM PST by Exit148
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for you, your surgeons, the medical team, and your family, my FRiend. Have faith in Him.


89 posted on 02/12/2012 9:13:54 PM PST by Exit148
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To: USMCWife6869

May your recovery be speedy and complete.


90 posted on 02/12/2012 9:54:05 PM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: USMCWife6869

Prayers for peace of mind and good health coming your way.


91 posted on 02/12/2012 10:03:01 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: All
I wanted to thank everyone for their prayers. It really brought me peace. Honestly, my faith has been shaky lately, and this really lifted me. The surgery went very well, but I did end up with a respiratory infection. Yesterday wasn't so great. I am shaky on the crutches and terrified of falling. My husband and girls have been amazing, and I feel so truly blessed to have them.

I wanted to reply to everyone individually, but I'm on an iPad, and I'm not sure how. Again, thank you to each and every person here who prayed for me. I went into the surgery that morning with a very abnormal (for me) sense of calm and peace, and I'm sure those prayers were why.

92 posted on 02/15/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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