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Re: Prayer needed

I had just been wondering why we hadn't heard from you.  Thought we might
have scared you off.  My goodness, you do have a lot to deal with and I'm so
sorry that you have to go through all of this - and so much at one time!
Yes I'll be thinking of you and wishing the best.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dakota" <Dakota@hisword.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:58 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Prayer needed

> Good morning!
> How is everyone? I've been so busy with appointments. Well, the tests
> are in, except the repeats. I have Systemic Lupus, asthma, Morton's
> Neuroma in my feet (nerves crushed by bones), hypothyroidism and ovarian
> cancer!! That'll teach me to hide out from doctors for 27 years, huh?
> LOL! We're repeating the cancer tests; got that done yesterday so await
> the results. August 13, I go for surgery!! Meanwhile, I have to squeeze
> in 6 dental appointments to get all work done including two root canals.
> My dentist started the first one, but it's calcified so I have to go to
> a specialist in the next town. That'll be done on the 3rd and the other
> on the 4th. Can you believe I actually had to cry on the phone begging
> that I need this done as I can't go into surgery with infections, and if
> they don't do the teeth I have to risk my life waiting for dental
> appointments letting the cancer grow the whole time?!! My dentist in
> town was great about it though and the girls even offered prayers! Then
> I have to have a myoview the morning of the 3rd to ascertain that my
> shortness of breath is just asthma. Of course, it's one of the symptoms
> of ovarian cancer, too, but my doctor wants to be sure it's not my heart
> causing it. A myoview is a stress test done with chemicals to increase
> the heart rate like a treadmill would do. My doctor will be there, so
> that tells me the test is risky. It'll be okay though. God's always with
> me!
> THEN, a month ago the hospital called telling me that they have to
> repeat the left mammogram followed by an ultra sound!! I went last
> Tuesday morning. After the first one, they showed me the same spot that
> was in the original one. While they were developing the second one, I
> just paced around the floor saying, "Help me, Jesus!" Guess what?!! She
> came back saying they couldn't find it. So, they did four more really
> TIGHT, scrunching ones!! She came out after the last one saying to turn
> my gown around and gave me a robe to put on to go down to ultra sound.
> She said it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack!! The last
> five didn't show that spot! The tech in ultra sound isn't allowed to
> tell me anything, but being compassionate she just said, "You didn't see
> me measure anything, did you?"
> So, would all of you, please, pray that the surgery goes well, and that
they find no cancer?!  THANKS!
> Well, two of my house plants don't look too happy. With all these
> appointments, I haven't paid much attention to them, poor things! My
> Black Knight Butterfly bush is doing well, and the butterflies flock to
> it! ;0) John bought a gardenia for me recently and planted it yesterday
> under the pecan tree in front, as it needs partial shade. My
> honeysuckles are doing well and blooming, too. Some of the roses in
> front aren't doing well and some look dead, while a few others are doing
> okay and one is blooming. Sorry about my writing, but I can offer the
> excuses that I have lupus, menopause and hypothyroidism that play with
> your brain. LOL! Actually, I just don't feel like running the spell
> checker and stuff or being careful about run on sentences. I know you
> people don't care about it anyway, right? LOL!
> Sorry I was away so long! I'll be away a while longer though. I have to
> go away from my home to have the surgery. They wanted me to go to
> Houston, but I told them that's just too far. Thanks in advance for your
> prayers!
> God bless you!
> Dakota
> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneths me." Phil. 4:13
> "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
> "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them
> to become what they are capable of being."
> "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they
> merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein -
> "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars."
> - Author Unknown -
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