Talked to my Hero F.J. today!

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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/4/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
Just a short post tonight as my neck is driving me Marroni!!

I talked to Father John today. He told me to tell everyone that you are in his prayers, he misses you and that he hasn't fallen off the face of the earth yet. He has a tremendous amount on his plate right now and has desided to take a break from the forum for a while. He promissed he will be back once things settle down some.

If you believe in prayer, pleaase say one for this good gentle man who has helped so many of us here so many times as he could use some help right now. It wouldn't be right for me to say anymore about him so I'll leave it at that.

Thanks in advance!

Your humble buddy>

> Pete

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   Posted 3/4/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Done Deal Pete!

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 3/4/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Pete thanks so much for letting us know what is going on.

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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   Posted 3/5/2010 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Pete! I should send him an email. It's actually been on my list of things to do for a week or two, but I've just been to busy/tired/in pain. If you talk to him again tell him that he's in my thoughts & prayers & I send my love.


Stella Marie
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   Posted 3/5/2010 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the update and next time you are in contact with him please let Father John  know that he is most definately in our prayers.
Please keep us up to date....

Stella Marie 

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Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atroph;  muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy  & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – an  intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator).  Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces.  Meds - too many too list or even care about!



Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 3/5/2010 3:52:27 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/5/2010 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the update, and please let him know that I will be praying for him and his family...

Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor(depression)/Ativan(anxiety); Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

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   Posted 3/5/2010 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I also want to thank you for letting us know how he's doing. I'm sorry to hear it doesn't sound like he's doing well; he had a lot on his plate before, I can't imagine much more! When you talk to him again please do send him my best and lots of healing hugs!



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   Posted 3/5/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Pete and Prayers are going out for you FatherJohn!
We luv ya both...
Lots of soft gentle hugz...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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