Home again

July 7, 2007

Hey everyone,

The procedure went off without a hitch. I’m back home with a limp and a fever, but otherwise I’m all right. My leg should be back to normal soon enough and I hope the fever gets going too. If those abnormal vessels were the cause of bleeding, then I should have no further problems because they were sealed during the procedure.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayer.

Procedure tomorrow

July 5, 2007

Hey everyone,

Tomorrow I’ll be undergoing a cardiac catheterization. For those of you familiar with it, you know there is some small percentage of risk that goes with the procedure. I’d appreciate your prayers for my safety during the surgery, and also your prayers for the procedure’s efficacy: I’m told sometimes it help stop bleeding, and sometimes it makes no difference, or can even make it worse. I wouldn’t want to undergo risk and then have my condition worsen.

Thank you all for your care and concern. God bless!

If I were David, I would write a psalm right now about how I understand why God is allowing me to go back in the hospital two weeks after I got out and when I have so much planned and coming up in what looks like an exciting July.

In the meanwhile I will try not to think I know more about what’s best for me, and just pray.

I’d appreciate your prayers as well.

So I’ve recently become obsessed with Harry Potter. I began re-reading the novels in anticipation of the movie release of book 5 and the arrival the final book in the series. I love them all. I’ve also been reading “Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts.” Surprisingly, some of the essays are very sympathetic to Christian theism, and one very blatanly so. Regardless, it’s tons of good fun learning philosophy and seeing some of the things Rowling has weaved into her tale.

What gives me all this reading time? Well, I’m jobless, and I’m currently in the hospital. The reasons are the same as always: hemoptysis. I hope to be out by Tuesday.

Hope you’re all well.

Update on my mom

September 24, 2006

My mom was able to leave the hospital last night. They think the pain is muscular (not sure if I’m convinced). I mean, do you give morphine to people with muscular aches? Eh, whatever. Thank you all for your prayers, and may God bless you for them.

My mom

September 23, 2006

Last night my mom had to go into the hospital. She’s been having some serious pain for the past few days. Say a prayer for her if you can remember; I’d greatly appreciate it.

Back off

June 1, 2006

Well, Tuesday night (or Wednesday morning?) I awoke with a horrible back pain. It felt like someone was pushing on my back, as if some ball were resting on it. I took some tylenol and then went back to sleep. Anyway, the pain consisted during the day and I went to get an x-ray at the hospital. I got to stop by the nurses at the respiratory floor and say hi. It was nice. 🙂 Well, the x-ray showed nothing in the area where I was having pain (it's probably muscular like my primary doctor thinks), but they did find something in my lower back. Since it's not major, I just need to see a doctor sometime. I hope we get it settled before it gets worse. 

I'm hoping my back feels better by tomorrow – sand volleyball youth activity!