Pray for Ethel

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  1. billreber

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    Please keep my wife Ethel in your prayers. She has been having some strange pains in her lower back and hips. She had an MRI done Tuesday, and the results show she is suffering from spinal stenosis. (Plain language -- the cartilage in her spine is growing and squeezing her spinal cord - thus the pains).

    She got a referral to a neurosurgeon (awaiting an appointment right now), and may need surgery to fuse the affected area (as a last resort, of course). She may only need to get an epidural (shot in the spine), and may have another procedure done that scrapes away some of the cartilage to ease the pressure.

    Thanks ahead of time, and I will keep the Board aware of her progress.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    I hope you both are fully informed as to the risk and the chances of success in these invasive procedures and that God will direct your decision.
    Both you and Ethel are in my prayers. I pray also that God will guide the wisdom of the doctors, and direct her healing.
     
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    Thanks, windcatcher! We do not yet know the ramifications of these procedures, since we just got the results yesterday AM. We are researching as well as praying. To God be the glory, no matter what!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    Hold fast to your confidence in God and He will direct your path.:praying::godisgood:
     
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    Praying hat the Lord will show you what to do concerning future medical ventures.
     
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    :praying::1_grouphug: We want to join with other posters in prayer in your behalf, Ethel who needs relief from pain. Give wisdom to the doctors and surgeons to perform a precise and successful operation.We ask that You get all the praise and honor! In Jesus' Name we pray.Amen

    We say AMEN to all of the precious praying poster prayers!
     
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    Ethel is in my prayers.
     
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    Ethel had a epidural steroid shot this morning (Mar 8), and was told it could take up to 2 days for her to notice any improvement. She also was told that they could give up to 3 such shots, one month apart, if needed.

    She also called her doctor about the referral to the neurosurgeon, and nothing had yet been done! Of course, she told the doctor to get busy! We hope to learn more soon.

    Thanks again for all of your prayers!

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    Just a quick update -- Ethel's tailbone area is still hurting some (from getting the epidural shot), but the other pains seem to have stopped! Praise be to God!!!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    Thank You, Jesus! :jesus:

    (I have two parents in pain, I understand the bliss of relief for loved ones, no matter how minor)
     
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    Both Ethel and you are in my prayers.
     
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    Pains related to the shot have now subsided, and Ethel is walking around and standing on her own almost as well as before the problem started. She is still nervous about going up and down stairs, and she does tire easily. She has an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal stenosis on April 6.

    Praises to God for her improvement, and thanks for all of your prayers!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    PTL! We rejoice with you, Ethel!
    God does hears and answers our prayers!
    Thank you, Lord!

    Bill, thanks for the update which turns out to be good news!
     
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    Thanks for everybody's prayers. Today Ethel saw the orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal stenosis (I was wrong in the OP -- NOT a neurosurgeon). He is recommending Ethel have two more epidural shots (the first seems to be helping a lot!), then a re-evaluation with a probability of surgery.

    We are pleased so far, and are now waiting for the scheduling of the second and third epidural shots. In addition, there is a cyst on her spine and a sac full of fluid (similar to "water on the knee", but near the spine)which will be addressed, using another kind of shot. All of this must be done before surgery is considered.

    Please keep Ethel in prayer as we proceed.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    Thanks for the up-date on Ethel's condition.
    We continue to pray for Ethel's complete recovery.
    Give the doctors and specialist the ability to safely remove this cyst
    on her spine. Thanks for the improvement so far.
    In Jesus' name.Amen
     
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    :praying::1_grouphug:
     
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    Praying for the successful resolution of Ethel's back condition.... and that God will guide the care and wisdom of her doctors.
     
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    :praying:AMEN:1_grouphug:
     
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    :praying: for Ethel:1_grouphug:
     

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