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#1 dreiBohnen

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:36 PM

Dear Lord,

 

The L hip joint is pretty well obliterated d/t arthritis caused by long-term damage after a fall over 30 years ago. It is no longer manageable + there is a lot of pain, limping, + decreased mobility. At this point it seems there is no other choice or further damage will be caused.

 

The surgery is scheduled for September. Help me to get much stronger by working in the pool + swimming. Protect me from injury to nerves, uneven leg length after surgery, blood clots, infection + other complications. May all go well + may the surgeon, nurses, + everyone involved be given great wisdom, knowledge, skill, compassion, etc.

 

May I recover well + regain full mobility w/o pain.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



#2 dreiBohnen

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:35 PM

Dear Lord,

 

Help me to make the right decision re: the bone density drug one of my docs wants me to take. Some patients report terrible side effects, including fractures (!), which the drug is supposed to prevent. I don't like tricking my body with a drug like that. Plus there as so many other concerns d/t multiple complex medical conditions.

 

I'm going to talk to the transplant team about it in July + to my nephrologist in June. I'm wondering if I should wait till I've healed from the hip replacement surgery before trying it. It irks me that if you stop taking it you end up worse off than you were before you started it. They expect you to take it for the rest of your life if you can tolerate it.

 

Sometimes it seems that doctors don't take these things as seriously as they should. Some seem almost cavalier about the drugs they prescribe. If I do end up taking it, I pray that I can tolerate it well + it won't cause some of the horrible side effects I've read about. Some people do OK with it, but others do not.

 

Please tell me what I should do. I'm going to ask if there is a way to give a test dose to check for allergic reactions, as there is with other meds, but I've not found anything in the literature so far about this.

 

May the L hip replacement go well. In the meantime, help me to get as strong as I can in the interim by swimming.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



#3 dreiBohnen

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I pray the docs will make the best decision re: what approach to use for this surgery. May the right sized-replacement be used + may  it fit well in spite of the low muscle mass available. May it heal well w/ no complications. May recovery be quick. May this finally eliminate the pain, limping + decreased mobility.

 

I am not comfortable taking the bone density drug one specialist recommended. If I don't take it, I risk a hip fracture. If I do take it, I risk atypical femur fracture, jaw necrosis, multiple vertebral fractures, infection, + a lot of other terrible side effects. It seems like a no-brainer. The specialist doesn't understand why I wouldn't want to take it. It stays in your system for 6 mos., so if things go wrong, they go really wrong. Plus, if you stop taking it your bone density becomes worse than before you started. What is the point?

 

Help me to get as strong as I can between now + September.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



#4 dreiBohnen

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

Dear Lord,

 

Give me strength + endurance + help me to get as strong as I can before the surgery. The hip/knee/rear end + groin pain cont. to get worse. It even hurts at night now + the hip makes crunching sounds, which are new symptoms. I'm limping a lot.

 

TY that I can at least swim. May I also absorb all nutrients from my food so I will heal as well as possible after the surgery. Please protect the transplant as it will have to endure a 2nd surgery inside of 4 mos.

 

Help me not to deteriorate further between now + Sept. It is hard to get around + my quality of life is not good d/t the mobility problems.

 

I know Your grace is sufficient for me + somehow I'll get thru this. 

 

I also pray for the recovery period. I will not be able to bend or move my hip a certain way. This will make self-care difficult. I pray B + A will be able to help.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

Dear Lord,

 

Give me strength + endurance + help me to get as strong as I can before the surgery. The hip/knee/rear end + groin pain cont. to get worse. It even hurts at night now + the hip makes crunching sounds, which are new symptoms. I'm limping a lot.

 

TY that I can at least swim. May I also absorb all nutrients from my food so I will heal as well as possible after the surgery. Please protect the transplant as it will have to endure a 2nd surgery inside of 4 mos.

 

Help me not to deteriorate further between now + Sept. It is hard to get around + my quality of life is not good d/t the mobility problems.

 

I know Your grace is sufficient for me + somehow I'll get thru this. 

 

I also pray for the recovery period. I will not be able to bend or move my hip a certain way. This will make self-care difficult. I pray B + A will be able to help.

 

In Your precious name, amen.

Gracious Heavenly Father:

 

I lift up drei to Your holy throne of grace.  Father, we pray for the doctors as they treat drei.  May they find the best and most accurate ways and may no damage be done to bones, arteries, veins, etc.  May she be able to become stronger in preparation for the surgery.  All glory is Yours.  We praise and thank You.  In Jesus's loving, healing name, amen.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:53 PM

God,

I pray that You will provide for dreibohnen regarding hip replacement surgery and guidance as to whether to take the bone density drug or not. I pray for complete healing from the upcoming hip replacement surgery and no bad side effects if the drug is taken. Enable dreibohnen to live a long and fruitful life and complete the purpose and plan You have for dreibohnen. Thank You. In Jesus' name, amen.



#7 dreiBohnen

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

Dear Lord,

 

May all my efforts swimming extra help when the time for surgery comes. This is a scarier surgery than others since my mobility is at stake. But it has to be done. The L hip is not only painful + weak but makes lots of popping sounds when I move certain ways, indicating there is very little cartilage left.

 

TY that I was able to borrow a cane from church. I feel safer using it.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

Dear Lord,

 

Bless my efforts to get stronger by swimming more often. Help me to build muscle; the neuropathy has caused a lot of wasting. Doctors say that once nerves are damaged in the way mine are that muscle cannot be added, but that is no obstacle for You. Whether You allow muscle rebuilding or not, I pray that the surgery will not be adversely affected + will still be successful so I can regain mobility + not have all this pain.

 

I pray Dr. S. was able to send a letter to the surgeon diplomatically asking him not to let residents practice on me, but to do the entire surgery himself.

 

In Your precious name, amen.



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Dear Lord,

 

I am equally scared/looking forward to getting this hip replacement. I hate to subject my body to another major surgery, but there is no help for it. There is no cartilage left + it hurts to walk. It's only gotten worse. I pray this makes a big difference in my quality of life.

 

TY that I can at least swim for exercise; I can't do anything else. There is still pain with swimming, but it is manageable. May it make a difference.

 

Give the surgeon extra skill, knowledge + wisdom when he does this. May he do it all himself + not let his residents practice on me. I don't care if they do the final sutures but everything else I'd prefer he do.

 

Protect the kidney now, during + after the procedure.

 

In Your precious name, amen.