[Northkeep] prayer request for Jim's surgery

Anthony Lackey catan at webzone.net
Thu Dec 20 16:12:02 PST 2001

My prayers are with you and Jim.  A full recovery and strength and endurance for my
intention as I light a candle..


Susan wrote:

> A prayer request for all of you, many of you have heard me mention Jim's
> surgery, well the day is apon us.  As this is his 3rd and second on this
> knee, we have pretty much taken it in our stride, but the verse about
> having not because we ask not ran through my head and I wanted to share a
> request for you.
> His surgery is scheduled for 2:45 this afternoon at St Francis and the
> surgeons name is Jay Lorton.  I hope that in this surgery that he will be
> able to clean up and repair the meniscus on Jim's right knee to the degree
> that his range of motion and freedom of movement are restored and the cause
> of pain removed.  It has been 8 years or so since the origional acute
> injury to this knee and the loss of productivity and enjoyment of life
> caused by it has been immeasurable, for a golfer with a less than scratch
> handicap to have problems squating to read putts is a pretty major
> thing.  Also, running has been something he has done little of in that
> time, leading to his leaving the Army and carring many pounds that wouldn't
> have been an issue otherwise.  So a full return to functionability would be
> a wonderful outcome, as well as faith in a Dr to go in and do house keeping
> on several other joints that have caused problems for years. (if anyone
> needs a cautionary tale for a young athelete, send them my way while he is
> in recuperation, 30 shouldn't have hit as hard as it did and it made him
> wish the 17 year old had had much more knowledge and inforation at his
> disposal)
> Thanks you all; prayers, thoughts and candles are appreciated.  I will be
> up at the hospital from 12:30 till he is released with a possible errand
> break when he is out of surgery if I am unable to visit for any time
> there.  I will also accept any calming blessings you wish to bistow.  I
> have plenty of reading, a dummy's guide to grant writting and a british
> mystery, to keep my mind occupied, but it will probably be a very long
> afternoon and early evening.
> Final request, a good recovery where the girls and I can spend some
> wonderful hours with him.  Since working with IMB in the last 8 months,
> most of it has seen him on the road and this time is dear to us.
> Susan
> Thanks for all and thank you for hoping with me
> my cell will be off when I am in restricted areas, but if you wish to leave
> a message for me, my number is 605-6174 and if anyone wants to drop off a
> meal for the girls tonight or is moved to do anything else, that would be
> great...  This is our first surgery outside of the tight military community
> we went through all in the past with, definatly different but thank you all
> for being our community here; if you need a good laugh remind me to tell
> you the Dr and Anesthesiaologists reactions when Jim mentioned they would
> probably need an FBI agent present if they sedated him, so he is having a
> spinal.  I miss the whole hastle of a top secret clearance being a
> commonality, must be part of why all seem to see my reality as rather surreal.
> also, feel free to forward this to any other lists, all prayers of healing
> and hope welcome
> "Hope is not the conviction that things will turn out well, but rather, the
> confidence that what you are doing makes sense regardless of how it turns out."
> Vclav Havel
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