Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rule Breaker


Nope, not the Captain.

It's me this time.

I am breaking a rule.

I promised that this blog would always be uplifting.

But I need the prayers of my blog friends.

I come before you humbly, and meekly with my prayer request.

Hello friends.

You may have been praying for me recently as I enter unchartered waters with my Crohn's Disease.

I am writing to let you know the latest information, as well as to ask you to continue to pray for me, Billy, Reilly, and Jake.

As most of you know, I have been experiencing a heightened state of disease the past 30 days, with symptoms that now include lymph node involvement, two ovarian cysts, excruciating pain, and a 'mass' on my kidney.

Today I had a digital capsule study, which was supposed to entail a 360 degree picture of my entire digestive tract.

My doctor phoned me an hour ago to inform me that in addition to having a significant exacerbation of my disease, I have an obstruction between my stomach and small intestine, and that the digital capsule got 'stuck'.

I will be having an abdominal x-ray in the morning to determine the extent of the blockage.

An emergency surgery to correct the obstruction is probable.

As you can imagine, we are obviously concerned and leery, but comforted in our faith, family, church, and friends.

We know that God is at the helm, and He will ultimately be glorified.

Thank you for your love, and the armor of protection that you have shielded us with.

Either Billy or myself, or a friend will continue to keep you updated.

Faithfully yours,




  1. Thank you for the update Heather. You most certainly do not have to worry as you are always in my prayers, and I will ask Him to pay special attention to you and your family in the coming days. I adore you and pray for your doctors as well, as they are truly doing the Lords work. God bless them and all of you and your pirates.

  2. Heather, you and your family are in my prayers!

  3. Prayers heading your way.

  4. Hurricane...Queenee sent me to your site, and I am sending you many prayers and many hugs across the Blogosphere to you!

    Take care and know you're in many peoples prayers.


  5. I'm including you in my prayers. Hope all goes well for you Heather.

  6. I just saw your comment on my blog and I wanted to let you know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers, so I thought about YOU today. That nurse who looked like me better be nice or she is in trouble!

  7. Came by way of Queenie dear friend. Keeping you and your family in my prayers on the smoke (I'm Native American)...(Hugs)Indigo

  8. Thinking of you Heather. Update when you can. ((((hug)))) Denise

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  10. Wishing you all the best, and hoping your health problems are getting immediate attention.
    God Bless your family.

  11. Happy Mothers Day Heather, I am thinking of all of you today! I hope all is well.

  12. Hallelujah - the capsule is out (and didn't require surgical removal)!! :-)

  13. Praise God (just catching up now!)

    So thrilled to hear the GOOD NEWS!