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Asking for Prayers
« on: August 26, 2010, 10:34:20 AM »
In a last-ditch attempt to arrest the shingles virus infection in my l. eye that has resisted all treatment and resided there for five years, I am undergoing a Corneal Transplant on Sept 8th. It may or may not be followed by a Stem Cell Transplant depending on how I do post-op. Please mark you calendars, if you are so inclined, and think of me on that day and the days following. General anesthesia for someone in their 80s (me) is pretty debilitating, transplants are more easily rejected where disease is present and healing is usually slowed...so the risks are high. They have no idea if it will even help...it's just a long shot. I have just recovered, oh so slowly, from a fractured tibia and am still wiped out from my 12 year care giving stint and collapse.  Fu Manchu!

All that being said, I still believe in miracles.  ;D Kirk and Sandy are delaying returning to Kauai until I am one month post-op...and will see me through this. Bless their hearts!  >:(

Do you think when I am looking out at the world through the cornea of a person who has passed on...that it will be an expanded universe? Something like rose-colored glasses?  8)
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 11:09:08 AM »
Well although I know it is risky, I still say "Yay!"  Maybe this will fix it for good.  My thoughts and prayers will definately be with you before, during and after.  Bless Kirk and Sandy's hearts for sticking around to help.  Good people they are.  Hmmm, I am thinking of the saying, "Until you walk a mile in my shoes", and maybe it should be "Until you see a mile through my eyes?"  ;D
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:27:43 AM »
Pooh, that's it! 8) And thanks so much for your support.

Oh, and regarding your signature..."Sheep don't shrink in the rain because it doesn't rain hot water!" ;D ;D

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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 11:34:22 AM »
Luise, you will be in my thoughts and prayers...stay oh so positive as you always are, and I'm certain you can't miss....bigggggg biggggg hugs to you lady


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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 11:38:49 AM »
Thanks Creme...it is so great to hear from you guys and have your support.  ;D
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 12:13:06 PM »
We will just have to type like this for awhile!  :o
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 12:22:07 PM »
Wonderful!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 09:12:17 PM »
Luise:

We will all be praying for you .  Everything will be just fine.  You have been through so much and yet you dont lose your charming personality.   Best wishes for you. 

Go get them!

Love

 
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove:
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Re: Asking for Prayers
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 09:14:21 PM »
Thank you so much!
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I'll try again tomorrow." -- Mary Ann Radmacher