Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~A Huge Favor to Ask...Prayers Needed~

Hey Everyone,

I am coming to you tonight to ask you to do a huge favor for me. Eventually, I was not out of the woods yet regarding my kidney stone. I woke up today at 6:30 a.m. in pain again. I really thought it would go away, but it did not. I was in pain until 3:00 p.m. I went to see my urologist and he discovered that I had not passed the stone. It is still in my urethra tube and it seems to be stuck. He also discovered another stone in my kidney. The pain was very bad this time. I took a pain pill and it worked for ten minutes. They gave me a shot at the doctor's office and said I would be pain free in three minutes. It took thirty minutes! I am praying that the pain does not come back. I am trying to take my pain pills every four hours to keep that from happening.

They have decided to do surgery on Thursday May 19th at 12:15 to retrieve the stone from the urethra tube and then they will attempt to blast the stone from my kidney. I had this procedure in 2004. A stint was place in my urethra tube to keep it from swelling shut and to give the stone more room to pass. The stint was very painful and when they removed it, I had even more pain. I asked the doctor if I could do without the stint and he said he would try, but it may be necessary.

As you all know, I very firmly believe in the power of prayer. My grandma always taught me that we only have to have faith the size of a mustard seed. I am having faith that this stone will pass on its own. I am asking all of you to join me in this prayer. I told Jeff that I hated to post about this because I do not want my blog to be a negative place and I didn't want to worry everybody. Then I decided that this would be a good way to bombard Heaven with prayers. Extra prayers never hurt. I know that if God does not choose to remove this stone, I will be fine. I am in His hands and I know He will take care of me. I also know that so many of you are facing your own challenges in life that are far worse than my problems. So, I truly appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.

Either Jeff or I will keep you posted and let you know how everything is going. Thank you again for all your concern and prayers and for accepting me just as I am.

"Prayer is the gift of the morning and the bolt of the evening."
~Mohandas K. Gandhi~

With Much Gratitude and Love,


kyhillbillycrafters said...

Already sent a prayer up for you. Hope you get to feeling better. KAY

SANDI said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dan!

Sherrie said...

Dan, got you in my prayers and hope it is his will that this takes care of itself before surgery. One of my daughters had to go through this a couple of years ago and it was such a helples feeling to watch her in so much pain. The stint was very uncomfortable and painful but is such an important part of recovery and reduces the possibility of another stone. Hang in there and know we will keep you in our prayers.
Prim friend,
Sherrie {S.C.}

Tracie said...

Prayers have been spoken for you. Will keep you in my thoughts. Hope this passes quickly and with the least amount of pain as possible. ~Tracie in S.C.

annie said...

Father God, Dan needs Your help and intervention. I humbly pray and ask You to give him all the love and care he needs to help him to heal. Please be with him, he is a friend to many and needs You esp. during this struggle. Please reveal Yourself to him in his body, his heart, and his spirit, that he may become the man you ordained him to be before the world was ever conceived. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Of course you are in everyone's prayers. When my hubby had this problem a few years ago, the doctor told him to drink cranberry JUICE (not the flavored drink) every day and it helped so much! Might be worth a try, Dawn

Sunny Simple Life said...

Praying for you Dan. Hope all goes well.

Orange Sink said...

Dearest Dan,
Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you now. Never be afraid to ask for prayer as it gives strength and healing to those who suffer. It is a positive thing and know that your friends here on the blog will want to know how you are and have true understanding and concern.
Feel better soon!
Cathy G

Mamacessories said...

I am so sorry you are in so much pain! I will keep you in my prayers.

Mary said...

Dear Dan, I'm so sorry you a still having problems and in so much pain. May the Good lord keep his arms around you and let this pass quickly. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugsssss Mary

bayrayschild said...

Hello Dan,
I am a new follower and I will surely include you in my prayers.

Blessing for a comfortable procedure,

jojo said...

praying for your pain to be lessened and that darn stone to pass without complication! I hope you are feeling better soon...take care and update when you can. j

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Dan.. I know what you are going threw I have had those nasty kidney stones myself.
My prayers are with you ..God willing you will pass this stone and the pain leaves you ASAP!!


Susannah said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. I have heard that the passing of a kidney stone is brutal. I hope you are feeling well soon.

And BTW...no one will ever think you are negative. You are one of the most positive people that I know. Your blog proves that.

Take care, Dan, and I will be praying for you.

Trace4J said...

May the Lord above bless you and heal you.
Lifting you in prayer.:)
Granny Trace


LibbiesHome said...

Will keep you guys close in thought and prayer over the next several days especially. Thank you for allowing us to help in this way.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Dan, I will be praying for you and you will be in great hands and the Lord is with you.

Please I hope your Hubby Jeff will let us know how you are doing!
I am praying that everything will go well and I am sure it will. I am also praying for your family and Jeff's family and your fur babies because I know that ALL LOVE you dearly, we do too!!!

Please Jeff if you read this I hope you post how our dear friend Dan is doing and I know that you will be taking great care of him. Dan remember you are loved! You will be on your feet in no time and decorating and writing your articles for the APP magazine soon! Just listen to your Hubby and the Doctor's and let your body heal from this!!!


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Dear Heavenly Father,
I ask that You touch Dan's body with Your healing hand today. Be with the doctor's as they work and guide them. I pray for relief for Dan from this pain. I know that you, God, are the ultimate healer and I thank You that You are healing Dan's body right now. In the precious and holy name of Jesus, Amen

Please do not think you are being negative. You are the least negative person I know! Stay strong and don't ever hesitate to ask for prayers or help if you need them. We all need them daily! I know you will begin to feel better soon. :)

The Prim Colonial said...

In today's world, the church, the family of believers, is not just sitting in pews together, they are communicating with each other in ways the disciples never imagined. It is only right that you share your need of prayer with those who care about you...and your blog followers certainly do. God will hear, God will answer in His will. He is so amazing and what may seem negative at the moment can be a beautiful testimony in just a bit. Prayers are lifted!

ddogood said...

Dan, stay strong and positive. I will send my prayers up for you.

Smiles are the best medicine. Take care my friend.


cottageprims said...

Lifting you up with healing prayers.Feel better!~Amy

PrimHearted said...

A prayer has been said for you Dan. Take care.

Tracey said...

Dan, prayers sent up and will be continued to be sent until you are better. Please keep us posted and stay strong!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you~

janie said...

Prayers for you. Hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Hugs, Janie

Love My Country Home said...

Praying for you for relief from pain, no surgery needed, and for Jeff and any medical staff caring for you. God is good!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Sending prayers your way - hope you feel better soon.

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Prayers are being sent for you, that God will heal your pain and guide the Dr. in what is best.
Please know that you are a great person and should never hesitate to ask for prayer. That is never a negative thing to do.
May God be with you and give you relief from this pain and naturally pass these stones.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Sending prayers up for you ~*~Lisa

Shelley said...

Dan...sending many prayers your way.

Constance said...

Dear Dan,
You are in our thoughts and prayers and please be blessed and well soon.
Sallie & the Brats
Even the Kitty Brats are praying. I know that special little angels look over them and they have asked for a special prayer for you.

Penny said...

Prayers for your healing and comfort, Dan!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Dan, there are times when we can always be happy and one of those is when we are in pain. I thinking of you and have both fingers crossed that you don't need the stit and all goes well!!!! OLM

Joanne said...

Thoughts and prayers with you Dan. And never ever ever never be afraid to post something like this - our blogs are about our lives - sharing caring, ups and downs, ins and outs. Will keep my toes and fingers crossed everything goes well

puddie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. My husband had this procedure done a long time ago and once everything was done, he has only had small stones pass since then. He has changed his habits though - no more Tums, cut back on all dark colored sodas and he now drinks a LOT of water. Hopefully you will not have to go through any more pain. God bless you!

Sharon said...

I will be happy to say a prayer for you.
Thanks for keeping us updated.
Take care of yourself for sure.

Kathleen said...

Dear Dan,

As an RN, I'm very spiritual. I remind all here to remember that in addition to praying for Dan and Jeff, to please pray for the physicians, anesthesiologist, nurses and techs...that God will guide them and that they will use their best judgement and skills.

You'll be fine. Hurts like hell though, doesn't it? Soon enough, you'll be well and this will be behind you.

(Great blog! I check-in frequently.)

Kathleen in Central NJ

Vicki said...

Prayers being sent to you Dan..My husband has had about 6 of these through the years. NO fun bless your heart and hope it is gone without

Beckyjean said...


Sending prayers your way.


redesigngal said...

Will do! And will continue until you are back to your normal life! So sorry you are having to go through this but try to stay strong and let the Medics do their work and have faith that God will guide their hands and this will all be over soon. Take those pills on time! {{{Hugs}}} Joy

Delena said...

Hugs and prayers.

Positive thinking goes along way too. I think you are a very positive person.

Laura said...

My prayers are with you, Dan.
Take care and keep us updated!

Willow Creek Crossing said...

Hello Dan,
I will definitely be saying prayers for you that all goes well. I understand what you are going through, have had similar problems myself. Sometime when you are through your procedure, we will need to compare notes, maybe better through facebook private message! Hoping that your pain is gone in no time!

maureen said...

Hi Dan.
I will be keeping you, Jeff and all your caretakers during this time in my prayers. Sorry to hear about all the pain you are in. God is good and he will see you through this. Thank you for asking your followers for prayers. It truly makes us feel like we are close friends and part of your extended family. I know you will be feeling better soon.Big Hugs comming your way for both you and Jeff. Please keep us posted.

Judy said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Janice said...

I'm sending my thoughts, prayers, and love your way!!! I know you'll be back on your feet in no time!

Take Care,

kelley said...

Hi Dan - I've been reading your blog for quite some and have never commented. You are so positive and through your blog have demonstrated what a caring person you truly are. While our tastes in decorating are somewhat different, I soooo enjoy reading your blog because of how you simply take away daily struggles through your words and zest for life. I pray your health is soon returned. Thank you for bringing all of us a little bit of a refreshing "get away" during our day!

Benita said...

Love ~ Hugs ~ Prayers for you Dan ~ and thank you Jeff for taking good care of him !!!

janet said...

Sending prayers your way..I know all will try out great for you..

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Sending prayers your way!!

Hugs, Trish

Kori Vincent "Prmitive Paintings" said...

You poor dear, I pray you are out of pain now and resting in your beautiful home.

Chris Fenwick said...

I sent my prayers up and to start the line was busy, all the other caring friends of yours were on the line to the chief it seems :o))
So now you just rest and let all of the prayers do their work. Good luck Dan I hope you get relief very soon.

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

So sorry Dan! I have nee through this too and KNOW how bad you feel, it's terrible (especially the stint!!) My thoughts and prayers are there for you & the doctors in your care. Blessings ~Kriss~

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Saying many prayers for you on this day Dan!

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers to you today as your have your sugery. wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

Cross Stitch Woman said...

In my thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you the best and a fast painless recovery. Prayers for Jeff too as the caregiver!
Take care!!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


Praying for you !

My son had kidney stones and he was on his knees it was so painful.. before I took him to the emergency room.

They say drinking soda / pop isn't good for kidney stones and to drink a lot of water..


Prim2Pink said...

Oh you poor guys! I've had to watch my hubby go through this procedure. I never have felt so helpless. I really hope you are able to pass those dang stones right away.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

You are in my thoughts, and I have asked The Lord for a miracle, that somehow this situation will resolve quickly and with little pain. Try not to fear. Fear increases the inflammation levels in the body, and will not help. I was sick for 4-5 months,Nov-April, and what got me through it was insistance on positive thought.