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.
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.