Well here we go again, this week I had an ultrasound scan on my abdomen to check the stoma as I had been experiencing some discomfort when getting up in the morning as I could not straighten up after getting out of bed. I was not really concerned just thought it was some bruising around the area of the operation.
The Doctor sent me for the scan as they could not detect anything by physical examination, then the blow came I have 5 hernias on the left and the right of the scar down the centre of my body which is about 10 inches long and was where they cut me in half for the operation. I have 1 large One on the right-hand side of the scar and Four on the left hand side, that was a bit of a shock to say the least.
I had the scan at 4.50pm on the 27th June and the surgery called me up at 08.30 on the 28th to make an appointment to see the doctor, so Alison and I went to the surgery at 11.00 to see the Doctor. The Doctor sat us down and told us that the hernias were confirmed as the scan had shown but worse than that the scan had shown that I have 2 aorta aneurisms on the main arteries that go to my kidneys both the arteries are 4.4mm oversized and at 5.0 they intervein surgically to correct the problem with stents.
They have put me forward for urgent consultation with the vascular department at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. They seem to be very concerned over this issue but both Alison and I find it very confusing. My blood count is bang on normal, my blood pressure is perfect and my cholesterol is 3 mmol/L the recommended best level is 5mmol/L my weight and BMi are just where they should be. So, from a physical point of view I should be fine.
The medical people are going full out for an operation to stent the arteries and I have been banned from flying. I have been looking for a job for 10 months with no success and now it seems I have to go under the knife again for the 5th time in 3 years for more serious surgery.
As you can imagine it's a real blow particularly as Alison has been put on the waiting list to have her left knee replaced and I was put on a waiting list to have my right ankle replaced. Alison is in a lot of pain and after all that has happened in the last 3 years out faith if basically in tatters and we are hanging to the Lord with our fingernails. Just as we think we are moving forwards another blow hits us.
We are standing as a family and believing that the Father will correct the arteries and the hernias will heal and that the knee and ankle will be healed. The fight is hard and your intercession would be appreciated. We know God will put the right medical people in place to help us we just really do not want any more surgery at the moment just is seems again that they are going to operate. Your help would be a real blessing to us as a family and particularly for Alison and Myself at the time and to Rebecca who is obviously very worried as being a nurse she knows what the risks are and is obviously concerned for her parents.
Thanks, in His Name
Phil Alison and Becky
Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Please pray for me as I go to they doctor to find out what is in my lung. X-ray shows a nodule. Thank you. Wanda Scarborough
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Lord, watch over Johnnie as she visits the vascular surgeon on Monday. Give them Your annointing and insight in their care for Johnnie. We ask for Your protection and healing in Johnnie's life.I've been having dizzy spells for quite awhile, as most of you know and I'm a heart patient with high BP.I passed out and got a concussion last weekend. Went to dr yesterday and she sent me to get a Dobbler Sonogram, results came back as significant blockage in carotid artery so I go to a vascular surgeon on Monday. Until then on limited activities. So, prayers are appreciated. I know my God so walking in His peace !!! Love to all😘
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Lord, we pray for a miracle in Kaylani's life! Please touch her and close the hole in her stomach and allow her to eat normally. Surprise us with Your miraculous intervention, and preserve Kaylani through the entire process.Please pray once more for the baby. Kaylani is having surgery in July 3 to close the hole in her stomach left from the feeding tube. Pray for miraculous healing of hole before surgery or that she will come off the ventilator immediately. Only a day surgery but massive for her. Thanks so much. God is in control no matter what. Bonnie Lippard
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Would you please pray for Chuck's sister? She was just diagnosed with breast cancer. It is in the early stages, so that is good. Pray for wisdom to get the best treatment and that it is all resolved in a timely manner. That she knows the hand of God is on her and working it all out for her good.
Lord, we join in agreement with Chuck and Laurie. We pray for wisdom and peace upon Chuck's sister's life. Guide the doctors in their care for her, and heal her completely by Your powerful hand!
In Jesus Name!--
Sunday, June 4, 2017
It's Mimi again, Jimmy's oldest daughter. Just got through talking to dad. His cardiologist said his heart function had improved sense he first got to Harris.He was at about 40% now at 50%. That might not sound like a lot but heart function usually doesn't improve and greatly effects how much fluid his body can retain and is huge as water in the blood is highly regulated as a dialysis patient. You're limited simply on the amount of fluid you're allowed to intake and stay borderline dehydrated, (no exaggeration).Also he says he slept better than he could ever remember last night! Also huge, for about 9 hours straight! My heart is singing with joy at this!He still has testing to do not sure if it'll happen at the hospital or if he'll be sent home tomorrow but he's much better!Thanks to everyone who has prayed! 😘God is so good!
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The latest is they have admitted my mom to the hospital for overnight. They are running several tests to determine whether or not she had a mild heart attack. Her heart enzymes are elevated. She is resting now, but apparently coherent and doing better than she was this morning.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Lord - please help the doctors properly care for Viola. Help her heart to be restored to a proper rhythm , and keep her blood sugar within the proper markers. Extend You hand of healing and restore her - we pray.They took my mother, Viola Swank, to the ER in an ambulance about 7:15 this morning. My sister said Mom was dizzy and fell in the hallway. The latest word I have is they are at the hospital, she is in uncontrollable a fib. She had a "fun" ambulance ride, if that's possible, :-) as apparently she knows the EMT. She is coherent and chatty. They will give her medicine to get the heart regulated. They are currently running some tests to see what is causing it. Apparently she took a nitro pill at home, which accounts for the dizziness. Prayers would be appreciated, that they figure out what's going on and get her heart regulated, and especially that whatever they give her does not send her blood sugar skyrocketing like the last time she was in the hospital. Thanks so much. Carol Unruh
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Jimmy Bynum hasn't been feeling well for a few days, his doctor (cardiologist saw him today) is sending him to the ER. He will probably be admitted to the hospital.He's just been saying he feels especially bad, weak, not sleeping much at all.Checking for blood clots, heart function, and should be running other tests, to find out what's wrong.Thank you all for praying, Mimi