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Title: More Surgery Needed
Post by: JudgeNot on February 13, 2004, 01:27:00 PM
Hi All,
I need to, again, ask for prayers.  On Tuesday the 24th Ill be heading back into the hospital for further maintenance on my ailing heart it is supposed to be a cut & dried procedure which, without complications should only keep me off my feet for about 5 days but it could lead to bypass in the near future.

Please pray that the surgeon shows up sober and with a steady hand.   ;D

I was going to ask the surgeon, while he is in there, if he could remove some of the anger from my heart and replace it with compassion but cardiologists arent known for having a great sense of humor so Ill just ask God to covertly guide the surgery in that direction.  :)

Thank you all in advance for your prayers,
Jim


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Tibby on February 13, 2004, 03:46:15 PM
man, thats not good. we will pray.


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Reba on February 13, 2004, 04:04:09 PM
Ps 147:3-5

3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.


4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.


5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
KJV


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: 2nd Timothy on February 13, 2004, 04:17:50 PM
We'll be praying friend!


Grace and Peace!


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: cris on February 13, 2004, 04:28:34 PM
Hi All,
I need to, again, ask for prayers.  On Tuesday the 24th Ill be heading back into the hospital for further maintenance on my ailing heart it is supposed to be a cut & dried procedure which, without complications should only keep me off my feet for about 5 days but it could lead to bypass in the near future.

Please pray that the surgeon shows up sober and with a steady hand.   ;D

I was going to ask the surgeon, while he is in there, if he could remove some of the anger from my heart and replace it with compassion but cardiologists arent known for having a great sense of humor so Ill just ask God to covertly guide the surgery in that direction.  :)

Thank you all in advance for your prayers,
Jim



Well, maybe YOUR great sense of humor will infect, effect and affect the cardiologists.  

Had you posted before about your heart condition?  It seems to me you may have intimated something along those lines but I'm not sure.  What's wrong with your heart, may I ask, if it isn't too personal?  This just has to be a major stress inducer.  I'm so sorry to hear about it.  God and your sense of humor will pull you through this with flying colors.

Father God, in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ I lift up JudgeNot in prayer to You.  Father, I ask that You would just miraclously heal his heart.  Oh Father, I ask that when the surgeons go in they would find that the impossible has happened, that JN's heart is getting better and that no bypass will be needed.  God, You never change, You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Restore JN's heart to the way You made it - perfect.  Lord, if there's any anger hangin' round there, remove it in the name of Jesus.  Oh Father, hold JN in the palm of Your hand and just blow Your healing breath upon his heart.  Holy Spirit fall fresh on JN right now.  Give him healing, joy and that perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Lord God, I pray for JN's surgeon, his anethesiologist, his nurses and all those involved with his care.  Give them all wisdom.  Let them all have Your mind when it comes to JN's heath and healing.  Touch all of them Lord.  Father, I pray also for JN's daughter and wife.  Give them courage and strength and peace.  Draw JN's wife to you Lord God - save her - tenderize her heart Lord.  Bless that marriage, now Lord.  Draw them all in closer together.  Thank you Lord God for hearing and answering my prayer.  Amen.

Grab it JN.  It's all yours.  God Bless all of you.

Love in Christ Jesus,
cris



Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: cris on February 13, 2004, 04:36:06 PM

JudgeNot,

Forgot to tell you on this last post, as I was praying for you, all I could smell was this sweet floral fragrance.  It's gone now.  You betcha that was the Holy Spirit - oh, praise God.

cris


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Symphony on February 13, 2004, 05:37:39 PM
Yes, JudgeNot, I'm happy to pray for you...


In Jesus' Name.... :)


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: sincereheart on February 13, 2004, 07:43:49 PM
Praying for you!
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Well, maybe YOUR great sense of humor will infect, effect and affect the cardiologists.  

Had you posted before about your heart condition?  It seems to me you may have intimated something along those lines but I'm not sure.  What's wrong with your heart, may I ask, if it isn't too personal?  This just has to be a major stress inducer.  I'm so sorry to hear about it.  God and your sense of humor will pull you through this with flying colors.

Father God, in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ I lift up JudgeNot in prayer to You.  Father, I ask that You would just miraclously heal his heart.  Oh Father, I ask that when the surgeons go in they would find that the impossible has happened, that JN's heart is getting better and that no bypass will be needed.  God, You never change, You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Restore JN's heart to the way You made it - perfect.  Lord, if there's any anger hangin' round there, remove it in the name of Jesus.  Oh Father, hold JN in the palm of Your hand and just blow Your healing breath upon his heart.  Holy Spirit fall fresh on JN right now.  Give him healing, joy and that perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Lord God, I pray for JN's surgeon, his anethesiologist, his nurses and all those involved with his care.  Give them all wisdom.  Let them all have Your mind when it comes to JN's heath and healing.  Touch all of them Lord.  Father, I pray also for JN's daughter and wife.  Give them courage and strength and peace.  Draw JN's wife to you Lord God - save her - tenderize her heart Lord.  Bless that marriage, now Lord.  Draw them all in closer together.  Thank you Lord God for hearing and answering my prayer.  Amen.

Grab it JN.  It's all yours.  God Bless all of you.

Love in Christ Jesus,
cris

What he said!  :D


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: TigerLily on February 13, 2004, 09:04:58 PM
I am also praying for you my friend.. I pray god will guide the doctors hands and give him the wisdom he needs to do the job right , that God will help u have a quick recovery and make your heart as good as new!!
you been praying for me,. now its my turn to return that honor
Luv and prayers
your sis In Christ..
TL


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Whitehorse on February 14, 2004, 05:42:58 PM
Jim, absolutely. We've got you covered. If you like, I can put you on my church's prayer chain. What time is your surgery scheduled for? I'll be praying, and I can pray during your surgery, too.

A lot of research has been done recently on various heart conditions. They have a new method for removing plaque from veins that doesn't require surgery. I'll try to find it if I can, if that's the situation.

Love in Christ,
Whitehorse


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: nChrist on February 14, 2004, 11:09:35 PM
Oklahoma Howdy to JudgeNot,

Brother, I will certainly be praying for you and for the doctors and nurses who will be taking care of you.

Let me tell you one true story to hopefully put a smile on your face. I was at the hospital not too long ago for some tests, and I saw one of my nurses who took care of me twice on lengthy hospital stays. It's somewhat of a coincidence that her name is Angel, and her name fits her kindness. It must have been the end of their shift, and I saw Angel talking to 5 or 6 other nurses in a room adjoining a waiting room full of people. I called her name and asked if she remembered me. She stopped talking and walked over to me in a room full of about 30 people. She took a good look at me and said, "Of course I remember you, I didn't recognize you with your clothes on."   ;D  True Story.

Brother, God, the Great Physician will also be there.

Love In Christ,
Tom


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Whitehorse on February 15, 2004, 07:38:21 PM
 ;D


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: TigerLily on February 15, 2004, 07:58:38 PM
LOL that was so funny.. you knpow when you have spent alot of time in johhny shirts in the hospital when somehting like that is said LOL..
very cute tom!!
TL


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: nChrist on February 16, 2004, 12:17:15 AM
LOL that was so funny.. you knpow when you have spent alot of time in johhny shirts in the hospital when somehting like that is said LOL..
very cute tom!!
TL

 ;D  I'd like to talk to the guy who invented those hospital clothes and give him a smack in the chops.  That's a bad trick to play on someone who is sick.

I don't know if JudgeNot saw the last funny or not, but I need to tell him one more. Symphony may get a kick of this too. They sent a guy who looked just like Lurch to get me for surgery, and the guy waited to talk before he wheeled me onto an elevator. We were all alone and he got this evil grin on his face and asked, "Do you remember giving me that ticket? It's payback time." I probably turned green, and he finally said "just kidding."   :D

JudgeNot, Dr. BlackEyedPeas recommends several good laughs per day.

Love In Christ,
Tom


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Willowbirch on February 16, 2004, 05:16:41 AM
Poor Blackeyedpeas! Wow, thanks for finding something to laugh about in hard times!

Praying, JudgeNot...


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Reba on February 16, 2004, 11:13:01 AM
Judge  if  ya dont mind telling   Which hospital are ya going to?....


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: JudgeNot on February 16, 2004, 03:39:34 PM
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Judge  if  ya dont mind telling  Which hospital are ya going to?....


Not at all, Reba - Mt. Diablo in Concord.

YIKES!!!!  Mount Devil????? YIKES!!!! Should I worry, now???  ;D


Thank you all for your wonderful prayers.  Now I expect the Doc to find me completely cured!!  :)  You guys are SOOOO wonderful.

While I'm here, I'd like to share with you something Reba sent me via IM (Reba said it was OK if I shared):

The Heart  

"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..."

"You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted.  

The surgeon looked up, annoyed "I'll cut your heart open," he continued, to see how much damage has been done..."  

"But when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there," said the boy.  

The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly.  "When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and I'll plan what to do next."  

"But you'll find Jesus in my heart.  The Bible says He lives there.  The hymns all say He lives there.  You'll find Him in my heart."  

The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart.  I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels.  And I'll find out if I can make you well."  

"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."  

The surgeon left.  The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, and wide-spread muscle degeneration.  No hope for transplant, no hope for cure.  Therapy; painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis; "here he paused, "death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud.  "Why did You do this?  You've put him here; You've put him in this pain; and You've cursed him to an early death. Why?"  

The Lord answered and said, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be.  Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine.  His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow."  

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and You created that heart. He'll be dead in months. Why?"  The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for He has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."  

The surgeon wept.  The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him.

The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"  

"Yes," said the surgeon.  

"What did you find?" asked the boy.  

"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.  

Author Unknown

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father...  I Am Not Ashamed.  
He is my source of existence and Savior.  He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."  (Phil 4:13)




Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: cris on February 16, 2004, 04:57:33 PM
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What a wonderful God we serve!!!  That made me all teary eyed.  All I can think of is the song "Healing Jesus".  I think that's the title.  Dean and Mary Brown may have written it, I really don't know but it goes like this-----What a healing Jesus we have in You.  What a healing Jesus, You refresh, restore and renew.  Are ya familiar with it?  It is so beautiful.

There's healing in His wings!  Cover JudgeNot right now Lord God, in the name of Your Son, Jesus.  All thanks, honor and glory go to You, Father God.  Amen!

Love ya Bro!

cris



Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: DovesWings on February 18, 2004, 06:08:29 PM
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The Heart  

"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..."

"You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted.  

The surgeon looked up, annoyed "I'll cut your heart open," he continued, to see how much damage has been done..."  

"But when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there," said the boy.  

The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly.  "When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and I'll plan what to do next."  

"But you'll find Jesus in my heart.  The Bible says He lives there.  The hymns all say He lives there.  You'll find Him in my heart."  

The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart.  I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels.  And I'll find out if I can make you well."  

"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."  

The surgeon left.  The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, and wide-spread muscle degeneration.  No hope for transplant, no hope for cure.  Therapy; painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis; "here he paused, "death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud.  "Why did You do this?  You've put him here; You've put him in this pain; and You've cursed him to an early death. Why?"  

The Lord answered and said, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be.  Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine.  His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow."  

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and You created that heart. He'll be dead in months. Why?"  The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for He has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."  

The surgeon wept.  The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him.

The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"  

"Yes," said the surgeon.  

"What did you find?" asked the boy.  

"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.  

Author Unknown

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father...  I Am Not Ashamed.  
He is my source of existence and Savior.  He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."  (Phil 4:13)



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Wow, that is beautiful....very touching!!!

Please know that I am praying for you...

God bless!!!


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: Reba on February 21, 2004, 11:28:32 AM
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JudgeNot
Hi All,
I need to, again, ask for prayers.  On Tuesday the 24th Ill be heading back into the hospital for further maintenance on my ailing heart it is supposed to be a cut & dried procedure which, without complications should only keep me off my feet for about 5 days but it could lead to bypass in the near future.

Please pray that the surgeon shows up sober and with a steady hand.   ;D

I was going to ask the surgeon, while he is in there, if he could remove some of the anger from my heart and replace it with compassion but cardiologists arent known for having a great sense of humor so Ill just ask God to covertly guide the surgery in that direction.  :)

Thank you all in advance for your prayers,
Jim

I haven't seen our brother around for a few days lets not forget tuesday....


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: JudgeNot on February 21, 2004, 10:09:09 PM
"The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated"
Mark Twain

Thank you Reba - I've just been sooooo tired lately - but they should fix that up on Tuesday.  "We" (me and my evil twin) are hanging in there.  I took about 24 hours of "turn my mind and body off and rest" since yesterday, and it really helped after a long week at work.  I'll trust in Jesus for the "real work" needed to get me back up and running.

I love you all...
Jim


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: nChrist on February 22, 2004, 04:29:19 AM
Oklahoma Howdy to JudgeNot,

Brother, you will have all of our love and prayers with you, and you certainly know that you will have Jesus with you.

Love In Christ,
Tom


Title: Re:More Surgery Needed
Post by: TigerLily on February 22, 2004, 10:29:57 AM
praing for you as you know..
luv and prayers
Tiger.........