Saturday, June 20, 2009

fractured tail of intrigue...

 Dear Loved ones and Friends,

It's been a long time coming.  A letter from me.  I don't have internet at home anymore.  I do have it at dialysis, but my right arm has tubes connected to it and my left arm has a blood pressure cuff hooked to it that takes my pressure about every half hour.

So, my left finger is free to type, but I'm not that good at it.  After all these months it finally hit me, that I couldd type you a letter at home on my computer, then save the letter on my usb stick and then transfer it to my little computer at dialysis.

By the way, my number one son (first born) is having his birthday today.  Born on the first day of summer.

God has blessed my wife and I with many wonderful children.  (9 to be exact)  6 boys and 3 children.  God chose to take one of them (a girl) at the age of 17 days.  Through that tragedy, i forced me to focus on Him and through it all, the Holy Spririt drew me to Him and I was saved,   But I digress.

The reason for this letter is to tell you how I've been doing and to thank all of you.

Although I've had my ups and downs in health, overall I am doing better then several months ago.  I don't think a dialysis patient ever does consistently good, but am better than most
As you've seen I have gone to using a "scooter" wheelchair and here is why.  I've found because of tremendous pain after standing or walking for more than a few minutes, that I am unable to bear the pain and am exhausted after walking for more than 10 or 15 feet.  By the time I get to church or dialysis I am so tired and exhausted that I'm ready to go home.  So the electric chair helps me to enjoy church and to bear dialysis.  Why electric?  Because I'm unable to push the ,manual wheelchair because I have no strength.  Some say, "why not exercise?  As my kidnay has failed, which it has, my blood vessels die.  and  through a chain of events, my muscles get weak....

I'm going to have to cut the explanations shorter because I need to go to dialysis pretty soon.

The last thing I want to talk about is you.  You all have and are been so much to me.  Through all these troublesome times you have come to my rescue.  You've prayer for me.  You've taken me to doctors, to dialysis.  You've built ramps for my wheelchair.  You have encouraged me  more than I could ever have imagined.  Your encouragment has caused me to encourage others because of it.

I do miss you taking me to dialysis but the Lord enable me to get a vehicle.

Anyway, I just want to thank you for everything you are and have done for me.

Love, Dan

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

here at dialysis

thanks to you for praying for me.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

back home again,,,

Glad to be out of the hospital..=

thanks for the prayers!

pray for Bill C

love Dan

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Montezuma's Revenge

I have it and am dealing with it.
Love ya!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cruisin along

Sorry it has been so long since I've kept you up to date.
Let's see....
I went down south to see me grand kids (N.C. and S.C.)
I was in the hospital for infrection
And the latest is that it is getting difficult to stand for a long time and to walk any length of time
The doctor recommended an electric wheel chair and to get some mri's of my back and low back.....phew!
I'll probably get the tests started next week.
I'm not really on the top of my game now, but that pretty much means that I'm looking to myself rather than the Lord.
Not being able to walk very well and some other heath things have kind of smacked me on the side of the head.
On the other hand, I have no reason to despair as the Lord has been so good to me.  Last Sunday's message Pastor did was great!  Our God is such a wonderful God and I love Him for how he has it all under control. 
Please pray for Bill C and the waitress at Leo's Coney on Telegraph and for a tech at dialysis who lost her father this week. 
God knows all these things and I'm so glad He cares for us.
Our church is having a seminar tomorrow and I'd like to go to it, but have dialysis. 
I'm going to stop by dialysis in a bit and see if I could squeeze in an early time tomorrow (5:30)....
well,, rambling on..
Love, Dan

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

quick comment

It was great to be with the kid's down South and to see their kids.

I'm back up here and got dialysis Mon and Tues to make up for missing Sat.

Not settled in yet.

Love, Dan