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#346 dreiBohnen

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

Dear Lord,

 

There was a bump up in the creatinine on this month's labs. It is still OK but things like this always make me nervous. I pray that it will come back down to the range it had been in for a pretty long time, esp. since I have the hip replacement in Sept. + that will be addit'l stress on the kidney. Please protect the kidney + allow it to work well for the rest of my life. TY that You have saved me time after time after time from so many fires.

 

I'm trying hard to build up my strength by swimming more so I'll at least be conditioned before the surg. This surgery scares me more than others bc my mobility is at stake + also bc there is so little muscle in the hip area to work with- how will that affect things? I know + truly believe that the many obstacles that appear to be in the way are nothing for You. All I can do is put my faith in You.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:52 AM

Gracious Heavenly Father:

 

I lift up drei to Your holy throne of grace.  Father, please give her the added strength she needs to build for the upcoming hip surgery.  

 

Calm her and give her peace.  

 

Please protect her precious kidney from harm.  

 

All glory is Yours.  We praise and thank You.  In Jesus's loving, healing name, amen.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:55 PM

Dear Lord,

 

TY that overall I feel OK except for the chronic pain, hip issues, + so on. I pray that this month's labs will be better-the creatinine popped up a little on the last month's results. Please protect the transplant + allow it to work well for the rest of my life.

 

TY that Your grace has enabled me to tolerate the constant onslaught of health issues. I really get weary of all these problems. Give me strength + help me to remain positive + thankful.

 

May the hip replacement in Sept. go very well + may I regain the mobility I had before all that started. You know my concerns re: how the neuropathy + muscle wasting will affect the surgery. I pray Dr. S. was able to send a letter to Dr. C. so the latter will not let surgical residents practice on me. My situation is too complex for that.

 

TY that the esophagus feels better, although Dr. M. only said it was probably better when I had another endoscopy last week. I pray that is just a residual issue + it will be much better when the next one is done in Aug.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:00 PM

Dear Lord,

 

TY that the creatinine came back down to baseline. It is technically normal, but Dr. S said since my muscle mass is so low it's probably 1.2 instead of .81. That would mean state 2 chronic kidney disease, but that is not bad. The only way to know for sure is to do a 24 hr. urine collection + measure the creatinine clearance. I may ask to have him order that in January, after recovering from the hip replacement. I'd like to know what it really is.

 

Otherwise, the labs were OK except the sodium was low again. I am probably over-hydrating in this hot weather.

 

I pray for Your protection of this kidney. The transplant is almost 4 years old. May it work well for the rest of my life. May all the other issues be manageable + may I regain better mobility once the hip replacement is done. It's getting harder to do stuff with the damaged hip. May all go well with the surgery.

 

I pray I won't lose any more muscle mass from the type of neuropathy I have. It is scary to see how thin I am. Help me to rebuild muscle in spite of the odds against it.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

Dear Lord,

 

TY that most of the August labs were pretty good, but the PO4 was elevated. I have made some dietary changes, which should help. My intake of phosphorous was just too high for 1 kidney to deal with. May all the labs in Sept. be good, especially since I have the hip replacement on 9/17 + won't need any added stresses on the kidney.

 

You know my concerns-the neuropathy I have has caused a lot of muscle wasting + I want what muscle is there to be able to support a new joint. I pray that all will go well + I'll have the mobility I used to have. May everything heal well, w/o infection or dehiscence or any other complications.

 

Please help me sleep better too. It's distressing to wake up several times during the night + not feel rested.

 

Protect me from fractures, especially prior to the surgery, but also afterwards.

 

TY so much that the heartburn/reflux symptoms are much better since the hiatal hernia repair. May the esophagus be healed of the ulcers that have been a problem for so long. I'll find out more when I get the next endoscopy on 9/4.

 

May this kidney work well the rest of my life. May be mobile, independent, + mentally sharp till I die.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I pray this transplant kidney will work well for the rest of my life. Please protect it during the hip replacement. That will be a major stress on both the body + the kidney.

 

I pray for Your help with all the other endless, snowballing health problems. Give me the strength to endure.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:08 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I cont. to pray for this transplant kidney to work well for the rest of my life. I also pray for extra protection during the hip replacement. That will be a major shock to the system + the kidney.

 

May the next set of labs all be normal. May the PO4 have improved; it was slightly elevated this last time.

 

Protect my neuromuscular system. May there be no further wasting + may I rebuild nerves + muscles where they have been lost. I will need good muscle to support the artificial hip joint. This is a big concern of mine. I want to remain mobile + independent.

 

Protect me + B from vascular dementia-or any other form of it. It runs in the family.

 

There are so many other medical issues to pray about-the bone density, ulcers, esophagitis, etc. Somehow You have kept me functioning against all odds. I want to be around for A + B + to serve You, too. I pray I will be able to do so for some time yet.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:07 PM

Dear Lord,

 

There was a bump up in the creatinine when I had labs drawn on 8/30. It is prob d/t being underhydrated- I missed both breakfast + lunch d/t back to back appointments + didn't drink much fluid, either. Labs will be redrawn Weds. I pray the creat. is back to baseline. I don't want anything to interfere with getting the hip replacement done.

 

May this transplant work well the rest of my life. It gets very tedious having mortality staring me in the face all the time. I feel like a ticking time bomb, wondering how long the transplant will last. Help me to let go of this + leave it all in Your hands. 

 

I cont. to pray for protection from injury, fractures, etc. You've kept me alive a long time against all odds. I want to be able to serve You for longer + be here for B + A. I pray that will be possible.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 11:53 AM

Dear Lord,

 

I cont. to pray that the labs drawn tomorrow will be good + nothing will delay the hip replacement. May the transplant work well the rest of my life.

 

Please also help me with the blood pressure issues. Every so often it bounces around + gets too high-like 180/100. Only You know why it does that. May it level off, esp. since surgery is scheduled 9/10.

 

TY for the sufficiency of Your grace in helping me deal with the endless + ever-snowballing health issues. I pray I can remain alive, mobile + functional so I still do some things to serve You, help B + be there for A.

 

I pray for healing of the neuropathy + muscle wasting + all the other problems. Give me strength.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:04 PM

Dear Lord,

 

The creat. was still 1.0, up from .8, after the labs were redrawn. May it go back down to where it was. TY that the other labs were ok. I'd like the PO4 to be lower-may that be the case.

 

May this kidney work well the rest of my life. Please protect it during surgery on Monday.

 

I pray for healing + pain relief. Protect me from fractures d/t low bone density. May the esophagus heal.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:05 AM

Gracious Heavenly Father:

 

May the creat. return to normal.  Father, we pray for this precious kidney.  May it be protected during the surgery and for the rest of her life. 

 

Thank You for all You do.  All glory is Yours.  We praise and thank You.  In Jesus's loving, healing name, amen.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:48 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I cont. to pray that the kidney will be protected during surgery tomorrow + will work well the rest of my life. I pray again that the creat. will return to where it is + the PO4 will not be higher than 4.0.

 

TY for the many ways You've protected me + extended my life far beyond what I had a right to expect.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

Dear Lord,

 

I pray for divine protection of the kidney transplant after having major hip surgery. May there be no adverse effects on the kidney or the rest of my body. May Your name be praised. TY for Your protection all these years.

 

The neuropathy has been worse since having the surgery.. I stopped taking the pain pill bc I think it's partly to blame, along with all the antibiotics I got in the hospital. It's not fun doing w/o a pain pill, but I think it'll help the neuropathy in the long run. May it be so- may it ease quickly + leave me in peace.

 

I also pray for all the other maladies that have plagued me for so long. May the hip replacement be a resounding success. May I remain independent + mobile the rest of my life.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I cont. to pray for special protection for the kidney following the hip replacement. It is a shock to the body + hard on the kidney.

 

May the Oct. labs be normal + may renal function actually improve. Correct the borderline elevated PO4 + the drop in H/H after surgery.

 

Help me to regain lost muscle + please ease the neuropathy symptoms. May my nerves heal + may I regain strength so I can remain mobile + independent, hopefully for the rest of my life.

 

Your love is always evident + has been especially obvious these past few weeks since the surgery.

 

I pray for protection from any + all complications associated with hip replacement surgery. May it heal well + may I regain normal mobility + strength.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:24 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I know You are in control of all that happens to every one of us. I remain amazed at the countless times You've delivered me from health crises + my own foolishness. You are right to discipline us for our rebellion. Help me to follow You much more closely + get to know You better ea. day. May I always be faithful to You + not succumb to my own selfish desires.

 

I pray for Your protection of this 2nd gift of life in the form of a kidney transplant. May it work well the rest of my life. Guide me beyond what I already know on how best to care for it. 

 

I pray the Oct. labs will be great + there will be no harm to the kidney after the stress of major surgery.

 

I TY that the neuropathy, which has been worse since the surgery, will ease. It's not quite as bad, but it still interferes with sleeping.

 

TY for easing the surgical pain. It is still a problem at night. Help the hip area to heal quickly + completely. Protect me from any + all complications, incl. infection, DVT, dislocation, + the like.

 

Heal the neuropathy as much as You will allow. Help me to build lost muscle + regrow nerves. May I have full mobility soon + be strong. May I remain independent the rest of my life.

 

Protect me + B from dementia.

 

In Your precious name, amen.