Prayers needed for a hero

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   Posted 8/23/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
I have a good friend who is currently in the hospital. He is retired from the AF after 30+ years he has been through hell and back for this great country and did it with a smile everyday. He was currently diagnosed with testicular cancer and went in for surgery. There were complications and he ended up having two strokes. He is currently paralyzed on the right side, unable to speak and possibly walk again. They are currently trying to get his temperature low enough to see if there is any brain damage. So I could use a little help in the prayer area, please send prayers for him and his family, his wife is also retired AF so the sacrifice that this family made is unmeasurable when one parent was always deployed. They are the most amazing people that I have ever had the wonderful priviledge to call friends. Any help that you can give would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you to my Healingwell family to help with my military family.
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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear that Emily. Prayers are definately going to be sent to him and his family.
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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
     So sorry to hear that.  I sure will keep him and his family in my prayers too.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

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   Posted 8/23/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Prayers here from a retired Army wife and my great husband who is fighting lung cancer every day!!


Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
You got it.

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   Posted 8/24/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Prayers are being said for your dear friends, Emily. I'm so sorry to hear what they are dealing with. ((((Hugs)))) to you for also being such an incredible friend to them.


Remicade - will have my 30th infusion on September 2 
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm praying for him and his family! I'm sorry that they're going through all of that. Good for you for being so good to them!
Kara, 22F Married. 
Previously- Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Latest: Had 1st Remicade infusion on 07/30/09 and 2nd 08/13/09, next scheduled for 09/10/09. Doc. trying Lialda to 2 a day or off completely. Formed stools...usually 1 or 2 a day :D
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Remicade, Protonix.
I am so sick of this disease!

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