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To: lodwick
Hi Folks (Nan's husband here) Thanks to the prayers of so many people like you, and the infinite mercy and grace of God, He has spared me once again. What you did is greatly appreciated and as I commented to Nancy, "The Lord wouldn't dare let me die with all the people who are praying for me..." Just think of the 'unanswered' prayers He would have had to contend with.

Update on Uncle John: (93 years old)Uncle is now home from the hospital (much to the delight of the hospital staff). They sent him home last Sunday. He misbehaved terribly while in the hospital and really gave them a hard time. His first expierience receiving an MRI left him with some feelings he had not experienced. He thought (called) it a casket. They left him in it for an hour(he claims) and finally removed him when he threatened to 'tear the thing apart'! He told them on several occasions, "I am going home, and you are not going to stop me!" They had an IV placed in his arm; an oxygen tube in his nose; and, when they installed a cathater,..that did the trick. They did not leave it in very long. A doctor walked by his door and Uncle told his wife, "You run and catch that man and tell him "I'm going home!" Of course, by the time she got to the hallway the doctor was out of sight so that gave him another excuse to complain. He told the staff, "I'm going home. I can't afford to stay in your damned expensive hotel..!" When the neurologist finally came to examine him, he told Aunt Kathleen, "At his age, I'm not going to try and do anything for him. I'll just let him go home.." (Success through perseverence.) Uncle is now at home. I talked with Aunt Kathleen this morning and he is doing pretty well. He won't use that damned walker. He moves it aside and goes for his cane. Uncle John is a 'classic'. He is a very basic man,.. very independent,.. and proud. He will be sorely missed when he does pass away, but when that happens, he will have done it HIS way. Thanks again, Jack.

7 posted on 11/19/2002 6:48:46 AM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan
To, WVnan's husband,

I'm happy to hear that you are now home and doing well!

Happy to also hear about your Uncle, John. I see he might be 93, but he's still feitsy and alert! That's great!

In case I for got to I wish you a happy Veterans Day (A week late) and (((HUGS))) to you for your service and ((HUGS))) for Nan for being the beautiful lady she is!

May God bless you both! :^)

10 posted on 11/19/2002 6:57:20 AM PST by Pippin
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To: WVNan
Jack and Nan, it's so good to see you. God love you both. I've been worried and I've been praying.


15 posted on 11/19/2002 7:00:44 AM PST by SpookBrat
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To: WVNan
Jack - Enjoyed reading your post and glad to hear that you're on the road to recovery. Continued prayers being sent your way.

Your Uncle John sound like a hoot. Any chance you inherited a little of his "spunk"????? You have a wonderful wife who adores you so you better take that rehab seriously...otherwise a lot of angry freepers will be pounding on your door!
16 posted on 11/19/2002 7:12:09 AM PST by dutchess
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To: WVNan; Jack
What a great report on your Uncle - from what Nan's told us, you're two peas in a pod. Try to follow orders, as best you can, and don't be a stranger here.

G*d bless and keep you and all yours.
19 posted on 11/19/2002 7:20:52 AM PST by lodwick
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To: WVNan
Nan and Mr. WV
Thanks for the update. Mr WV .... your story about your 93 year old uncle is precious. Having lost my 89 year old mother this past year, I can definetly relate. LOL
You are both still in my prayers. As is your uncle.

27 posted on 11/19/2002 7:33:44 AM PST by JustAmy
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To: WVNan
To Jack: Thank you so much for a very uplifting post this a.m. Really started our day off great here on the Finest Thread. Can see why you and Nan are such a good match. Best wishes to you and Uncle John for a complete recovery..


31 posted on 11/19/2002 7:38:20 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: WVNan
Your Uncle sounds like my kind of guy. And I agree,. those MRI's "DO" Feel like a coffin. I can't believe they left the poor man in there for an HOUR!! (If someone is claustraphobic in them, they will usually give them sedation to help out. Or use the new one that is more doughnut shaped!) Poor guy!!

Your Uncles attitude is probably what has kept him alive this long. For all these years....

GOOD ON HIM!!

I admire that kind of spunk. I worked in medicine for over 25 years. So when I say I admire him, its because I've seen how people like him beat the odds over and over again.

At 93, and as proud a man as he is,.. they need to let him think using the walker is "HIS" Idea. He needs his dignity as a man. It sounds like it served him well for a long time. God Bless him!! :o)

Hope you're feeling good too. I didn't hear what your problem had been. But glad to hear the prayers were answered.

FRegards, Vets

55 posted on 11/19/2002 8:11:18 AM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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To: WVNan; ohioWfan; Molly Pitcher; rintense; Freedom'sWorthIt
YAHOOOOOOO!!!

How great to hear from you, Mr. Nan! Your wife is one very special lady .... but you already know that ...... :-)

You take care of yourself for her, OK? We're going to keep both of you in our prayers for quite a while yet!

Sounds like Uncle John may even be bossing the angels around when he finally goes home. It's wonderful to know that he's so feisty and doing well now ...... :-)

Special *hugs* for you, Nan!

58 posted on 11/19/2002 8:15:23 AM PST by kayak
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To: WVNan
Good morning, Jack, and Nan! Loved reading about your cantankerous Uncle John! What a colorful man he must be! Really glad that you are doing so much better and hope the new healthy heart program won't be too hard to follow. Such a hard time to have to start a new diet plan with all the temptations of holiday foods. The best of luck for continued recovery!
60 posted on 11/19/2002 8:17:46 AM PST by Billie
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To: WVNan
Hi Jack! (And, Nan, too!)

So glad to hear from you today! So relieved that everything is going well. God is good and the power of FReeper prayer is overwhelming.

The story about your uncle is really funny. My Dad has a ways to go before reaching 93, but he is well on his way to being just as ornery and stubborn as your uncle. I can picture him giving everyone at the hospital "heck" as well. I firmly believe this is what keeps these old guys ticking!

Will continue to keep you both in my prayers.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{Jack and Nan}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}]
92 posted on 11/19/2002 9:54:59 AM PST by dansangel
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To: WVNan
Glad WVNan's hubby is okay and posting, even! And the Uncle sounds like a tremendous person, one I am glad also was allowed to "go home" just as he wanted! At 93, I am glad he can have that strength and that sayso! :-) Welcome back and, yes, God answers prayer!
104 posted on 11/19/2002 10:36:05 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: WVNan
Howdy Mr. Nan. Uncle John reminds me of my Uncle Axel. He died several years ago age 95. A Swedish immigrant, US Army Vet from WWI.

Uncle Axel always walked everywhere. He had a 54 Chevy that he owned for 30 years and it only had 35,000 miles on it when he gave it to my Mom.

When he was in his mid 80's, he began to have problems with his right knee and was unable to take his daily walks.

One day while visiting with a neice, she asked how he was getting along. With a still strong Swedish accent, he told her that "This damned knee is hurting so much." To emphasise his comment he slapped and rubbed the sore knee several times.

My aunt told him that it was understandable. As we get older, some of our body parts just don't work the same as they used to.

Uncle Axel then slapped his left knee and said, "Vell, dis knee is yust as old as this one and it doesn't hurt."

106 posted on 11/19/2002 10:37:52 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: WVNan
PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow for this good news.

AFternoon ALL.


110 posted on 11/19/2002 12:15:29 PM PST by GailA
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