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Would you please pray for my family member?
12/10/12 | winston's julia

Posted on 12/10/2012 9:08:42 PM PST by Winstons Julia

My family member has lived with crippling back pain for years. They have done surgeries, but some have been botched.

She has been living on pain killers.

Tomorrow they are going to try to put a direct line into her spinal cord, or something... so that the meds can go right in.


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As you can imagine...sometimes her medication has made her irritable and coming off of it will be hard... even while they try to do an intervention for the pain.

Surgery has failed once due to scar tissue.

Her son will be coming back from Afghanistan after 5 tours (3 with Army) 2 with contractor... at the end of the week.

Please PLEASE pray for her... that the doctor is skilled and that the surgery is successful and MAYBE can give her a new lease on life.

Thank you all very much.

1 posted on 12/10/2012 9:08:51 PM PST by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers up. Faith will pull her through.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 9:11:10 PM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Winstons Julia

I will pray.

JJ


3 posted on 12/10/2012 9:11:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers on the way.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 9:12:42 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Winstons Julia

Praying now.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 9:12:42 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers for your relative’s health and successful surgery.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 9:15:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers for your family member and all the rest of you as well. Seeing someone you love in pain is heartbreaking.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 9:17:09 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ping

Kathy, I don’t remember who has the prayer warriors ping list.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 9:17:45 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers have gone up for her.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 9:18:35 PM PST by Spunky (We lost so now I am thinking of joining them and getting an Obamaphone.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; All

Thanks so much.

I forgot to say that her son’s first two tours were to Iraq. (He ran in the beginning of the war between Tikrit and Kirkuk and survived an IED). The last three have been to Afghanistan. With is contractor job he got a letter from the military command because he was responsible for finding rebels LAYING an IED and he notified a convoy about it. Then he tracked the rebels back to their lair and the military was able to raid and find a cache of weapons.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 9:20:27 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Will do. I know about back pain.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 9:21:07 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Winstons Julia

Of course and done.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 9:23:49 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers up for her.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 9:48:59 PM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Winstons Julia

Praying for relief.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 9:49:49 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Winstons Julia

Name, please.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 9:51:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Winstons Julia

I’m with her and praying for her. If she can get relief, she can have a new life.

(I had spinal surgery seven months ago. There was a risk of paralysis that caused me to put it off for several years. When I reached the point where I’d rather be paralyzed than live as I was, I was ready for the surgery. There are worse things than paralysis)


16 posted on 12/10/2012 9:53:40 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Winstons Julia

I’m praying for her tonight. God bless you.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 10:00:48 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Winstons Julia; spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; ...
Logan's Prayer Warriors....prayers needed.

Back surgery on Tuesday....

18 posted on 12/10/2012 10:12:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Winstons Julia; spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; ...
Logan's Prayer Warriors....prayers needed.

Back surgery on Tuesday....

19 posted on 12/10/2012 10:12:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Winstons Julia

Praying the biggest prayer ever for your beloved family member.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 10:14:58 PM PST by The Duke
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Pinged.....and it posted twice. More prayers.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 10:20:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Winstons Julia

prayin’ for her.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 10:33:37 PM PST by berdie
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers for your family member.
God bless, Julia.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 10:43:33 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Salvation; All

Her name is Vickie.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 10:52:46 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Winstons Julia, prayers for pain relief for your dear relative. Please tell her that prayers absolutely do work.

In 1898, after surgeries and terribly painful procedures, the years of excruciating unbearable back pain and resultant poor health for Gemma Galgani appeared to be near an end when she was given last rites. Yet through her fervent prayers there occurred a glorious miracle of healing which she shared with all in her later writings.

Winstons Julia, it's too long a story for posting here but it is well worth reading.

St. Gemma Galgani Patron Saint of Back Pain and Spinal Diseases





St. Gemma Galgani


25 posted on 12/10/2012 10:53:23 PM PST by bd476
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She is absolutely an ardent Christian and knows that prayer works.

Through all of her tribulations she has never lost faith.

We will have ALL of her grandchildren for the first time this Christmas.

My nephew was a victim of cheating wife syndrome when he was on his tours...long story....

But she is a Christian believer and while Christ is working in other areas in the family... right now, SHE’S the one needing prayers, though she would probably never ask for them on her own.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 11:00:48 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Praying for the relief of her pain.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 11:03:09 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Winstons Julia

Praying!


28 posted on 12/10/2012 11:04:13 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Winstons Julia

She has my prayers, Winstons Julia...


29 posted on 12/10/2012 11:05:24 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Winstons Julia
I will be praying for her! I also have to deal with having had multiple back surgeries and chronic pain. The more surgeries you have the more scar tissue gets formed. One thing that I did that has made an incredible difference in my pain tolerance and life is a Spinal Cord Stimulator. Medtronics is the brand I had implanted in 2007. If sciatica is her chief complaint, it is an amazing innovation that really works for many people.

You can Freepmail me if you want any more information. I don't know if this is something she has already investigated, but if not, it could be a much better choice for her than an automatic internal pump of pain meds. I am not totally off them, but, without this stimulator, I would probably have to take a lot more - and you get immune to them after so long and need larger doses.

30 posted on 12/10/2012 11:12:00 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers of peace and success for Vickie and her doctors.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 11:26:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers for your friend and her family.
God bless.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 11:44:12 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers continuing for Vickie. May God Bless and
Bring His healing, comfort and relief to Vickie.

Julia, may God Bless and Comfort you in your caring advocacy for her.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 11:53:07 PM PST by bd476
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To: Winstons Julia
With tender thoughts for your family member. May HIS tender HAND be upon her to allow this upcoming surgery to be totally effective. So not only for her sake, and yours, but all to see, HE does answer the petitions from our hearts.
Thank you Father, in YOUR Son's name, here our prayers for her and find favor in our request's for YOUR Healing Hand to be upon her.
34 posted on 12/11/2012 12:38:13 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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Most Merciful Father, grant wisdom and direction to the surgeon who has care of Vickie ... cause him to be flawless in this spinal procedure, O God, that he might be an instrument of your healing. May Vickie know ease and comfort and a freedom from pain that not only delights her, but brings Glory and Honor to your Name.

May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen ...

35 posted on 12/11/2012 12:56:40 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


36 posted on 12/11/2012 1:14:47 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Thank you for pinging the prayer list, Kathy...

And thanks to you all for the wonderful words and petitions to our Lord.

I am only beginning to really learn how to pray. I really don’t pray for things for myself...

I just know that God is going to take care of me...

And I look back at life and remember the words of Kierkegaard: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.

People having surgeries in my family... well... that has turned out badly on a few occasions.

So I’m thinking of today and I’m concerned.

I know that God has control of this. I’m just hoping that God will grant her freedom from pain.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 2:23:57 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

so sorry I suffer from chronic back pain it sucks.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 2:39:48 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Winstons Julia

so sorry I suffer from chronic back pain it sucks.


39 posted on 12/11/2012 2:39:57 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Winstons Julia

Knees on the ground. May the Good Lord Bless Her & family.


40 posted on 12/11/2012 3:07:15 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Winstons Julia

Your mother & you will be in my prayers & thoughts. Really hope it works. It hurts to see someone you love in pain.


41 posted on 12/11/2012 3:23:12 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Winstons Julia
I'm sorry she's suffering so much. Prayers up for her to find some comfort.

I know too many people in this position...

42 posted on 12/11/2012 3:24:47 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Winstons Julia

Dear Heavenly Father, We pray to you for our sister, Vickie. Lord, please give the surgeons skill and knowledge to heal her back. Please give Vickie the strength and spirit to endure the surgery and the following rehabilitation. In This I Pray. Amen.


43 posted on 12/11/2012 3:36:00 AM PST by momtothree
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To: leaning conservative

This is not my mom. My parents are both dead.

This is my sister in law. Her son is not only my nephew, but also my Godson..which is something I take seriously.

I would just LOVE it if the surgery she is having would allow her to move with freedom and just to take a HUG without cringing.


44 posted on 12/11/2012 4:38:52 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Will do...


45 posted on 12/11/2012 4:42:34 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers up.


46 posted on 12/11/2012 5:10:58 AM PST by lysie
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers sent.


47 posted on 12/11/2012 5:11:46 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers on the way for a successful surgery and a rapid recovery.


48 posted on 12/11/2012 5:32:21 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers lifted, for a successful surgery, for her son’s safe return, and for her to be able to enjoy it.

May God keep watch.
Tatt


49 posted on 12/11/2012 5:58:51 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Winstons Julia

Prayers here!


50 posted on 12/11/2012 6:04:14 AM PST by mom4melody
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