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Prayer Request for My Eye Surgery (Update at #75)
self ^ | September 5, 2011 | n/a

Posted on 09/05/2011 5:32:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red

On Wednesday, I will be having laser surgery for a cataract. Even though I know that this is now a routine procedure, I am very anxious, especially since I am squeamish about stuff being put into my eyes.

Please pray for me to receive the grace from the Holy Spirit that will allow me to place it all in God’s Hands.


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To: Bigg Red

Prayers coming your way. Be encouraged! One lady I know got 20-20 vision back in one eye after her cataract surgery on that eye!


51 posted on 09/05/2011 8:07:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bigg Red; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

 

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May The Lord bless you and keep you;  

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

And may Our Lady bless you with   her maternal love


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n the name of the Father, and of the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Amen

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52 posted on 09/05/2011 8:13:43 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bigg Red

St. Lucy, pray with us for the success of the operation.

Lord our God, grant Thy servant a restored vision, to Thy eternal glory.

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

53 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:59 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Bigg Red

I’ll pray..let us know how youre doing..God Bless


54 posted on 09/05/2011 8:47:03 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: momtothree
“... had me cleaning up her apartment for a week”.

You are a good son or daughter for doing that! I am sure she was extremely appreciative to have such a clean house!

You don't know the half of it....

When we left for the hospital mum locked the front door and put the auto lock on, and left the key inside the locked back door.

So I had to break the back window to get in, clean up the broken glass....get a new back window , putty and nails.

First thing she said on arriving back home (apart from the cobwebs and dust)...

What happened to the pattern on the back window and why doesn't the trim color match the door?

55 posted on 09/05/2011 8:55:11 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Bigg Red

prayer bump


56 posted on 09/05/2011 8:55:48 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers up. May allgo well and may it all draw you closer to Him.


57 posted on 09/05/2011 8:59:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Bigg Red
Prayers up for you for a successful surgery.

Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Amen.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

58 posted on 09/05/2011 9:00:36 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Bigg Red

Hey, BR, I see lots of folks have posted their cataract surgery experiences; let me give you mine.

I’ve now had both eyes done (about 18 months apart). I had the lens replacement surgery. For me, the worst part was dealing with all the eye drops. You get some to do at home, and just prior to the surgery they do a bunch more. They also put some goop in your eye before you go in to the operating room - blech. They DO give you a sedative before the surgery, so you are relaxed - it worked for me!

I WAS nervous before the first operation, but the whole thing was so anticlimactic that by the time I went in for the second, it was more “OK, let’s get this ball rolling!”

Funny anecdote: When my surgeon came in, she asked me if I had any questions. I said: “Yes. Have you done this before?” She quipped “No, this is my first time!” She was kidding; she said “I hate to admit this, but I’ve been doing these surgeries for almost 20 years.” :-)

The last eye was about 3 years ago, and at my latest visit she told me I may need some laser surgery to clear up some minor blotches.

The tendency is to build these things up to make them seem a LOT worse than they really are. Here’s praying your experience will be as non-eventful as mine was!


59 posted on 09/05/2011 9:20:33 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.

I had both eyes done. Best operation I ever had.


60 posted on 09/05/2011 9:32:28 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Bigg Red

Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+


61 posted on 09/05/2011 9:40:47 AM PDT by Highway55
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To: Bigg Red

Don’t worry. Cataract surgery hurts just a little less than having your teeth cleaned...except it goes on for about 1/2 hour. A tad unbearable if teeth cleaning went on for that time. And I have a great threshold for pain.

Good luck. The surgery is worth it.


62 posted on 09/05/2011 10:05:49 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bigg Red

Bigg Red,
you are in my prayers.


63 posted on 09/05/2011 10:26:31 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers for a safe and successful surgery.


64 posted on 09/05/2011 10:30:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Bigg Red

yes!


65 posted on 09/05/2011 10:45:05 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Bigg Red

I’m sure you’ll be fine, but just for that little bit of assurance, I’ll pray for you.


66 posted on 09/05/2011 10:47:21 AM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: spokeshave

I’m sorry... I’m laughing! I guess you went off to the hardware store for matching paint, too. With your hair full of cobwebs. I guess the windows looked okay... or she would have had you polishing those. Think of it this way... “When Mamma is happy then everyone is happy”.


67 posted on 09/05/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers up.


68 posted on 09/05/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers lifted..

The world will be a lot brighter.


69 posted on 09/05/2011 1:28:43 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Bigg Red

St. Lucy, patron of the eyes, please pray for our friend and keep him safe, and obtain for him a peace that surpasses all understanding.


70 posted on 09/05/2011 1:55:25 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Bigg Red

Prayers sent.


71 posted on 09/05/2011 2:47:11 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Bigg Red

I’ll add you to my Parish Prayer List for successful surgery, and for peace, for you.


72 posted on 09/05/2011 3:33:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bigg Red

sent


73 posted on 09/05/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Bigg Red

You are in the prayers of so many of your FR friends.
God bless and protect you.


74 posted on 09/05/2011 8:19:04 PM PDT by fatfertile
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To: DUH; Racehorse; gettinolder; sueuprising; cripplecreek; mardi59; driftdiver; momofthree; ...

Well, I am back home now. The procedure was over in no time, as many of you had told me it would be.

When I first posted, I was extremely anxious – to the point of tears. I was a bit nervous to begin with, but, the day before my posting, someone had told me in conversation that I would be awake the whole time and there would be “pincher things” placed on my eye. I was indeed awake the whole time, but I am pretty sure there were no “pincher things”. (I guess her procedure was for something different.)

First of all, I thank our Precious Lord for bringing me through it safely. And I am so grateful to God that I live in a time and in a country where I can get this kind of medical care.

My thanks to all of you for your prayers. It was most awe-inspiring to find such an intense feeling of peace settling through my being as I read through your many prayers on my behalf. Your petitions regarding my anxiety must have moved the Holy Spirit.

I am also so grateful for the kind words and encouragement that many of you sent my way, along with the witty comments. Such a blessing.

Prayers up for you, my Friends.


75 posted on 09/07/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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Well, I am back home now. The procedure was over in no time, as many of you had told me it would be.

When I first posted, I was extremely anxious – to the point of tears. I was a bit nervous to begin with, but, the day before my posting, someone had told me in conversation that I would be awake the whole time and there would be “pincher things” placed on my eye. I was indeed awake the whole time, but I am pretty sure there were no “pincher things”. (I guess her procedure was for something different.)

First of all, I thank our Precious Lord for bringing me through it safely. And I am so grateful to God that I live in a time and in a country where I can get this kind of medical care.

My thanks to all of you for your prayers. It was most awe-inspiring to find such an intense feeling of peace settling through my being as I read through your many prayers on my behalf. Your petitions regarding my anxiety must have moved the Holy Spirit.

I am also so grateful for the kind words and encouragement that many of you sent my way, along with the witty comments. Such a blessing.

Prayers up for you, my Friends.


76 posted on 09/07/2011 12:35:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

God bless you, Bigg Red


77 posted on 09/07/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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Well, I am back home now. The procedure was over in no time, as many of you had told me it would be.

When I first posted, I was extremely anxious – to the point of tears. I was a bit nervous to begin with, but, the day before my posting, someone had told me in conversation that I would be awake the whole time and there would be “pincher things” placed on my eye. I was indeed awake the whole time, but I am pretty sure there were no “pincher things”. (I guess her procedure was for something different.)

First of all, I thank our Precious Lord for bringing me through it safely. And I am so grateful to God that I live in a time and in a country where I can get this kind of medical care.

My thanks to all of you for your prayers. It was most awe-inspiring to find such an intense feeling of peace settling through my being as I read through your many prayers on my behalf. Your petitions regarding my anxiety must have moved the Holy Spirit.

I am also so grateful for the kind words and encouragement that many of you sent my way, along with the witty comments. Such a blessing.

Prayers up for you, my Friends.


78 posted on 09/07/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

I’ll prsy that the doc doesn’t say, “oops.” I’m positive everything will be okay.


79 posted on 09/07/2011 12:42:37 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Mark Steyn, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele are good for the soul)
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To: Bigg Red

Glad it went well! Now you can do your own version of “Pass it On” when you have a friend preparing for the same thing. “Don’t worry! There’s nothing to it!” :-)


80 posted on 09/07/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Bigg Red

Praise God! I’m so glad!


81 posted on 09/07/2011 12:49:42 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (In my Father's trailer park are many double-wides. (apologies to Iscool))
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Thanks, FRiend. See my update at 75.


82 posted on 09/07/2011 1:00:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes, I will definitely pass on the encouragement -— and the prayers.


83 posted on 09/07/2011 1:01:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

Glad it went well. Follow the post op instructions carefully.


84 posted on 09/07/2011 1:26:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bigg Red

You are very kind to include me in your after action report.

I knew everything would go just great. It makes me very happy you are okay.

I need surgery for my right eye now. The first went fantastic.

Those of us who grew up and still live in the tropics (Panama) eventually have cataract problems.

By the way, kitty cats, and I presume dogs also, get cataracts. What is wonderful here in Panama is the MD ophthalmologists operate on pets for a low fee (compared to human fees). It makes me feel good. It is an act of charity and kindness on their part.


85 posted on 09/07/2011 1:57:28 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bigg Red

P.S.

By the way, I am having my teeth cleaned this Friday and am thinking of cutting my wrists first.


86 posted on 09/07/2011 2:08:10 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bigg Red

So glad it went well and you’re back with us!


87 posted on 09/07/2011 2:19:20 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks so much for pinging and letting us know it went well Bigg Red. Because of hearing loss early in my life, I was very scared about eye surgery and understand other’s fears.

Now it’s eye drops for many weeks, lol. Take care!


88 posted on 09/07/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I hear you with the teeth cleaning. For many years, I regarded it as torture. But now I am fortunate to have a dentist whose hygienist is very gentle, so I don’t mind it at all. She always says, “It’s not meant to be a search and destroy mission.”

You have my sympathy.


89 posted on 09/07/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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...except it goes on for about 1/2 hour. A tad unbearable if teeth cleaning went on for that time.

Hey! Wifey and I both had our cleaning last week, and it took 45 minutes apiece; maybe our hygienist is extra thorough.....but I think it's always taken a half hour or better.

90 posted on 09/07/2011 2:51:27 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Bigg Red
I am fortunate to have a dentist whose hygienist is very gentle

Ditto that...20 years ago, our former dentist had a hygienist named Nancy; wifey and I still recall her as "Nancy the Nazi" - she loved to crank that ultra-whatever thingie up to 100% and go for it.

91 posted on 09/07/2011 2:53:59 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Bigg Red

I had a laser eye surgery last week.
No biggie, no pain, 2 minutes, 2 1/2 hours in the clinic (grhhh!) $15.

Prayers for you.


92 posted on 09/07/2011 3:00:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bigg Red

Thank you Lord, for seeing Bigg Redd through this anxious procedure, and letting us help to ease her mind. So very glad to hear that all is well :)

May God continue to bless and keep you!
Tatt


93 posted on 09/07/2011 3:24:11 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: ErnBatavia

I confess mine probably does take 30 minutes or a little less because I schedule teeth cleaning torture at every 3 months so it’s a little quicker and less painful.

Blech!!!!


94 posted on 09/07/2011 3:44:42 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bigg Red

happy to hear all went well, and you missed out on the “pincher things”.
(seriously-somebody warned you of that and you still went thru it? I’da been heading for the hills!!!!


95 posted on 09/07/2011 3:52:54 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Bigg Red

“...I am fortunate to have a dentist whose hygienist is very gentle...”

I only wish (for me).

The only thing salvageable is the very rare times I need to see my dentist who is total eye candy. LOL!!!


96 posted on 09/07/2011 3:55:16 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bigg Red

God is GOOD! Glad to hear that everything went well.

;-)


97 posted on 09/08/2011 5:27:33 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Bigg Red

You will be just fine. 30 years ago, I had a large piece if metal slice ito the center of my eye.

The color even drained from my cornea. I was rushed to emergency surgery and told the chance to save my eye were not good.

Being very young and pregnant at the time, I was terrified in so many ways. Technology was not as great back then.

So many awful things had to be done in order to save it. Like actually sitting ther awake as they removed stitches from my eye. But save it they did. Lost most vision, but most people would never know.

This surgery you are having, my Dad had done and he is old. He came out fine except for a little discomfort and photophobia a week or so.

Buck up and good luck soldier!


98 posted on 09/08/2011 5:35:50 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

oops, its all over now. Hope you are fine. LOL


99 posted on 09/08/2011 5:37:31 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ronniesgal

LOL! The “pincher things” comment was what really ramped up my anxiety, but I really believe that everyone’s prayers took away that anxiety.

There was absolutely no pain — and no pincher things. Some of the pre-op drops smarted for a nanosecond, but, honestly, I could not put that in the “pain” column.

I thank God for his mercies.


100 posted on 09/08/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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