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Prayer requested for Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/03/2008 4:20:45 PM PDT by trussell

 

 

Prayer Request for Jim Robinson
Original post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1995434/posts?page=1

 

Sorry about being gone all day yesterday. I was at the VA hospital where a team of doctors and cardiovascular surgeons were examining my legs and trying to come up with a treatment plan for the circulatory problem I've been fighting for the last several years. The good news is they think they can save my legs! Hurrah!

And I will probably be out most of today too. I'm going back to the VA this morning for some sonogram tests. More on that on another thread later. By the way, I was really impressed with the professionalism, courtesy, concern, care and respect the VA staff gives to our veterans. These people are great!

 

 



TOPICS: Daily Prayer; Miscellaneous; Religion
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To: trussell

My sincerest prayers offered for you Jim.


201 posted on 04/03/2008 8:44:23 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A typical white person..............................)
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To: trussell

Jim,

Without the lifeboat of FR, many a one of us would be face down in the deep waters of our prop-a-gandy-dance news. You are our lighthouse.

Prayers. And gratitude.


202 posted on 04/03/2008 8:46:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: trussell

Pray for Jim? It is the least I can do.
May the Lord of Heaven and Earth touch Jim.


203 posted on 04/03/2008 8:48:45 PM PDT by saltnlemons
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To: ExSoldier
Somebody just told me Jim's actual condition and I apologize for listing my paltry needs along side his. Of course I'll pray for him. Again, I'm sorry. Mods please feel free to delete my post.
204 posted on 04/03/2008 8:50:06 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Jim Robinson; trussell

Prayers for Jim.


205 posted on 04/03/2008 8:52:39 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Jim,

Prayers Up from DownUnder. The prospect of losing one or more legs is frightening (been there) and the power of Prayer is amazing. I shall seek a similar blessing for you as was given to me in 2000.

God Bless
*DieHard the Hunter*


206 posted on 04/03/2008 8:53:50 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: trussell

Prayer BUMP


207 posted on 04/03/2008 8:55:11 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: ExSoldier

My PRayers for you also ExSoldier, do hope they can find the cure for you also.


208 posted on 04/03/2008 8:55:56 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A typical white person..............................)
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To: trussell

Bringing my meager soul into alignment to agree in prayer with everyone for your healing, Jim. Where two or more are gather in His name, there is He in the midst of them ... He is with us in praying for you, Jim, just rest in His peace. Speedy return to the political fray, old boy.


209 posted on 04/03/2008 8:56:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: ExSoldier

It’s a good opportunity to send some Prayers Up for you, too, ExSoldier. Thanks for letting us know.

Prayers Up from DownUnder

*DieHard the Hunter*


210 posted on 04/03/2008 8:57:45 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: trussell

Prayers for your recovery Jim. Thank you for all you do for this Republic.


211 posted on 04/03/2008 8:59:12 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God bless President George Bush)
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To: tet68
I always try to thank the Dr.s and staff for serving at the VA.

My wife just got a job at the VA as a critical care nurse. She was impressed that throughout her orientation they stressed the privilege they were getting in caring for injured veterans.

212 posted on 04/03/2008 9:00:16 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim: You are always in my prayers, but now more so than ever!


213 posted on 04/03/2008 9:08:04 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and cookingwithpam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Politicalmom; carlo3b; stanz; christie; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; ...

This is not a FRed ping, but I thought everyone might like to send up a prayer or direct some good thoughts Jim Rob’s way.


214 posted on 04/03/2008 9:09:44 PM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean

Prayers sent.


215 posted on 04/03/2008 9:14:22 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: All
Washington praying at Valley Forge
216 posted on 04/03/2008 9:16:02 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: trussell

CERTAINLY! CERTAINLY! CERTAINLY!

MAY GOD’S HIGHEST WHOLENESS, HEALING, PROVISION, PEACE AND COMFORT BE HIS AND SHEILA’S.

In Jesus’ Name.


217 posted on 04/03/2008 9:16:19 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: trussell

After all Jim has done for me over the years by providing this site and the FReeper family, absolutely.

Father, Your word says Jim is now seated with you in the heavenlies, and we know there’s no sickness or pain there...so let it be done on earth as it is in heaven, in Jesus precious name. Amen.


218 posted on 04/03/2008 9:16:39 PM PDT by ironmaidenPR2717 (They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Poe)
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To: jellybean
"This is not a FRed ping, but I thought everyone might like to send up a prayer or direct some good thoughts Jim Rob’s way."

Did something happen to Jim?!?

219 posted on 04/03/2008 9:16:47 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers with you Sir, as always.


220 posted on 04/03/2008 9:17:47 PM PDT by dighton
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To: KoRn

Never mind, I read the original post.


221 posted on 04/03/2008 9:17:59 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Brad's Gramma; trussell

Prayers being offered big time, Jim.

TRussell and BG ... thank you so much for calling the Prayer Warriors.


222 posted on 04/03/2008 9:18:11 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson
Prayers up for you JimRob. Here's hoping for a swift and full recovery!
223 posted on 04/03/2008 9:20:16 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: ExSoldier; All

Sorry to hear about your circulatory problems. In my case it started six or seven years ago when I accidentally turned my wheelchair over and scraped my ankle. The scrape refused to heal. We washed it daily and applied antibiotic creams but it didn’t do much good. My doctor prescribed oral antibiotics but they didn’t help either.

Eventually my feet and ankles started swelling up. The swelling would come and go. The doctor said it was edema caused by poor circulation and that was probably due to sitting in a wheelchair all the time.

Then last fall it took a turn for the worse. My right lower leg started developing blisters that would pop and drain water. Went to the doctor and he prescribed more antibiotics. This prescription included penicillin and I broke out into a terrible hot itchy red rash over most of my body. So then I had to take pills to counteract that, and creams to soothe the rash and itching. Took about a week or more to get rid of that.

In the meantime a second course of antibiotics didn’t help. Then the left foot and leg began swelling. My left foot is now so swollen I can’t put my shoe on.

Then by Christmas I had water and gunk coming out of both lower legs and a layer of skin came off a 6 inch swath over my lower left leg and my right leg developed oozing sores.

My doctor said that I’d probably have to have bypass surgery and if that didn’t cure it, I might lose my legs. He sent me to a cardiovascular surgeon who said basically the same thing.

The cardiovascular surgeon sent me to the VA hospital where he said they had a great cardiovascular team. The first VA doctor who examined me sent me home with antibiotics to fight the cellulitis that was creeping up my legs nearly to the knees and ibuprofen to relieve the pain.

I went back to the VA ten days later for a follow-up and this doctor was so concerned about the swelling, redness and weeping/oozing that she didn’t want to send me home. She wanted to admit me right there on the spot either for emergency surgery or intravenous antibiotics. She was worried my blood would get infected and then I’d really have some serious problems.

She called in a surgeon to have a look and he listened to my arteries with a Doppler device, measured blood pressures in my arms and legs and came to the conclusion that it was not an emergency situation. A second surgeon came in and concurred. Then the chief cardiovascular surgeon came in and and ran some tests, asked a lot of questions and concluded it probably was not arterial, but a venous problem that could be solved without surgery. He said, don’t worry Mr. Robinson, we know your legs are important to you and we will save them. Thank God!

He wrapped my feet and legs in a compression bandage and sent me home.

In the meantime, the doctor had taken a culture of some stuff oozing out of my sore left big toe that I had smashed and lost the toenail on, and she called my yesterday to say it was definitely infected. She prescribed antibiotics to fight that infection.

I went in yesterday for ultrasound and x-rays. Don’t have the results on those yet. The nurse changed my compression dressings while I was there and scheduled me in twice a week for regular changes.

Have an appointment next Tuesday for a follow-up on the infection and another in three weeks at the surgery clinic. So, we’re sitting here waiting and praying.

Thank you all very much for your prayers.

And I’ll offer prayers for you, my friend.


224 posted on 04/03/2008 9:21:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Jim, you are in my prayers....


225 posted on 04/03/2008 9:21:33 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Humble prayers for JimRob up now...


226 posted on 04/03/2008 9:23:11 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers to you Sir. Tell the Docs to fix your circulation problem or face the ZOT!


227 posted on 04/03/2008 9:24:15 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh my gosh Jim, my father in law suffered through a very similar ordeal. As I read your story, I was wondering about the IV antibiotics. I’m SO GLAD you are on the road to recovery. Cellulitus is no laughing matter...

God bless you!!!


228 posted on 04/03/2008 9:24:52 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: trussell

You Bet! Hang in there, Jim, we never give up!


229 posted on 04/03/2008 9:27:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Jim Robinson

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Jim Robinson.
Thank You for watching over him.

Please continue to guide the Doctors, nurses and caregivers.

Your will be done.

In Jesus’ Holy Name I submit this prayer.
Amen.


230 posted on 04/03/2008 9:27:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: trussell

Prayers up for a full recovery!


231 posted on 04/03/2008 9:28:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: potlatch; Jim Robinson

Thank you, potlatch.

Jim, I said a prayer for you last night after I read about this.

I said another prayer today, and will continue to pray for you, your family, and your docs.


232 posted on 04/03/2008 9:30:26 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Praying for you Jim.


233 posted on 04/03/2008 9:30:33 PM PDT by Katarina
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Jim, you are in my prayers! Get well, stay well!


234 posted on 04/03/2008 9:30:46 PM PDT by upsdriver (My kingdom for an acceptable presidential candidate!!)
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To: jellybean

Thank you, jellybean, for this not a FRed ping.

Prayers being sent...


235 posted on 04/03/2008 9:31:30 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll put you on our Parish Prayer list, Jim, for the Lord to guide the doctors in your diagnosis and treatment.


236 posted on 04/03/2008 9:32:53 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: trussell
Prayers for a great American.
I had the same problem several years ago and the surgeon installed artificial arteries and I have been doing great and can do about anything.
Best of luck.
237 posted on 04/03/2008 9:34:57 PM PDT by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: trussell

May God Bless and help you!
best regards
rs


238 posted on 04/03/2008 9:35:08 PM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: Jim Robinson
Praying for you, man.
239 posted on 04/03/2008 9:35:48 PM PDT by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: Jim Robinson

You should, please G-d, have a complete recovery. One of my uncles had heart surgery at his VA hospital and thought the treatment was top notch.

Sounds like you have a good team taking care of you. Be well.


240 posted on 04/03/2008 9:37:52 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (McCain calls it "radical islamic terrorism," the dems don't refer to it at all)
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To: trussell

May God Bless and help you!
best regards
rs


241 posted on 04/03/2008 9:38:15 PM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: Jim Robinson

Praying for the best always, Jim. Keeping the faith.


242 posted on 04/03/2008 9:38:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Our prayers are with you, your family, and your doctors so they will be guided in your treatment.


243 posted on 04/03/2008 9:41:30 PM PDT by sandude
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To: Jim Robinson
With you JimBo. Praying for you.

Just damn, we don't need this at our age.

244 posted on 04/03/2008 9:44:26 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Jim Robinson

Continued prayers.


245 posted on 04/03/2008 9:46:20 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: trussell; Jim Robinson

Prayers for you Jim.


246 posted on 04/03/2008 9:48:15 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut the #itch up with cookies.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

I was about to ping you to this thread, Kitty, but I see you found your way here yourself. What a beautiful, heartfelt prayer for Jim! And I echo everything you said, and Amen.


247 posted on 04/03/2008 9:49:10 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Jim Robinson; trussell; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; gonzo; ...

248 posted on 04/03/2008 9:49:22 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: ExSoldier

Sending prayers for you as well, Jim. :)


249 posted on 04/03/2008 9:49:24 PM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: PhilDragoo; Jim Robinson

That’s beautiful, Phil!

Brings back memories...

More prayers for you, Jim.
You can never have too many.


250 posted on 04/03/2008 9:51:02 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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