The American medical system is among the best care the world for treating accidents, but ranks with the lowest in the world for treatment of disease. We have higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills than many other developed countries. This week I received several test results from my primary care [...]
Category: Robin’s Health
Isn’t it amazing that Americans worry more about the gas we put in our cars than the food we put in our bodies? I’ve been getting healthy with a very simple health plan: I eat God’s food instead of man’s food. You can read Dr. Axe’s Healing Food Plan here. I’ve lost eight pounds in [...]
I don’t know why I’m always amazed how God answers my prayers. He always does and I’m always amazed. The Bible says we are not to receive counsel from the ungodly (Psalm 1:1)—however, most of us go to doctors without a clue of their spiritual condition. I prayed for a Christian doctor and found Dr. [...]
Last month my doctor diagnosed me with celiac disease (via symptoms, not test results), a digestive disorder due to severe gluten sensitivity. I cannot eat any gluten. Thanks to genetic engineering the wheat we eat today has four times the amount of gluten the wheat our grandparents ate—i.e., we are not eating the wheat God [...]
I had a really scary experience yesterday I want to share to prevent someone else from learning the hard way. Our family has a flu bug. I didn’t think it was too bad. My son was vomiting and had a headache one day and the next morning I awaoke feeling achy with a headache. By [...]
Hi all, This is Robin’s friend, Kathleen, writing to let you all know that Robin was admitted to the Critical Care Unit of the hospital Monday, August 24 and needs our prayers. She lost quite a bit of blood due which then led to serious heart problems. She lost almost five units of blood and [...]
Last week I was admitted to the local hospital for 4 days. Tuesday I went to the Vanderbilt Emergency Room with the same stomach problems. I returned home this morning (Friday)…Diagnoses: either the last doctor was wrong about my Crohns diagnoses or I’ve been healed. Praise the Lord!
Friday, I hemorrhaged again and went to the ER. God gives us the strength to endure and even rejoice in trials. We can rejoice in weakness, trials, hardships, persecution, and calamity when we understand God is building in us dependence on the glorification of the grace and power of His Son.
Late one night, our goats got out of the barn. I was a wakened by their barking protectors, our Great Pyrenees dogs.
I ventured out into the darkness. in my PJs. I found the four animals behind the barn (very dark behind the barn) and started the roundup. I did not see a three foot steel corner part of a fence. I fell into and over it and proceeded to roll.
My accident occurred becasue I was walking in the dark. If I was walking in the light, I would have seen the obstacle and avoided it, the pain, and aggravation that followed.
The hospital just called and rescheduled my blood transfusion for Thursday morning 8:00. Recently, I had several hospital procedures preformed to find the cause of intestinal bleeding I’d battled for several years (put on the back burner for a while to deal with heart issues). I lost 3 units of blood in the last few [...]
Thank you for your prayers. God answered them! I went to the local Emergency Room on Monday afternoon after experiencing several days of chest discomfort (not helped by nitroglycerin) The EKG showed some irregularities so I was transferred by ambulance to Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville. I have left main coronary artery disease (LMD). Last July, I [...]
Health Update: Anemia I received an iron infusion at the hematologist office today. I’ve lost over a unit of blood since Friday. (Last week, I lost that much in one hour in the ambulance). The good news is I had enough blood to lose a few units; the bad news is I’m still losing blood. [...]
The woman with an issue of blood is one of the most heartrending of all Bible stories. My recent hemorrhage, blood transfusions, and weekly blood infusions have brought this story close to home. Blood loss is but one of many things that leave us physically and spiritually weak frail, anemic, haggard, overwhelmed, and fragile. Heartbreak, [...]
Is there anything more sobering than an hour ride in an ambulance with flashing lights and screaming sirens? Yes, there is. When the paramedic in the back of the ambulance takes your BP and says to the ambulance driver, “You better speed it up” SPEED IT UP? Yep, that is even more sobering. Rejoice: This [...]
Dear Ladies, Thank you so very much for your prayers and concern. Robin was delighted when I spoke to her yesterday and was able to report that a small army of homeschool moms has undertaken to intercede on her behalf. Please continue to pray for Robin. She is under attack spiritually and has lost her [...]
A few days ago I was hospitalized to receive a blood transfusion. What a difference! I received two units of iron rich blood and feel 20 years younger (a fountain of youth!) Last week, I was so anemic I couldn’t walk up the stairs. Well, I could kind of–I could take three steps, then rest [...]
I went for my second iron infusion yesterday. This is me at the oncologist (ugg, hate this photo, remember I’m really sick here). My blood levels are exactly the same, no improvement. So I’m going to be admitted into the Murfreesboro hospital today for a blood transfusion. I did not want a blood transfusion (for [...]
Our Passover was something. Our close friends Louis and Ibeth and their family of 5 drove down from VA to spend Passover with us. Passover morning they received a call Louis’ mother was killed in an auto accident. They left immediately to FL to be with family. Please pray for the Alvarez family. Before the [...]
You know blogging is a big part of your life when you are lying in the back of an ambulance with chest pains thinking “Oh man, I’m going to miss the blog party.” Don’t get me wrong, this was not my primary concern, but the Ultimate Blog Party did cross my mind, quickly followed with [...]
Robin is scheduled to have the catheterization at noon today – Saturday. The doctor said if he sees anything that needs fixing he will go ahead and do that so it could be a while before I hear anything more. Thank you for your prayers – Robin appreciates your love and support very much. Please [...]
I’m having a nuclear stress test and echocardiogram in the morning so I won’t be here to post. Don’t worry about me. My Father has everything under control. I have had a few problems but I really don’t think it’s my heart again. I think anemia is the source but the cardiologist wants to do [...]
Due to recent events, we are selling our home and moving to Nashville to be near our adult children and grandchildren. We will be downsizing. If you know anyone interested in the Northern VA area send them here. It’s For Sale by Owner. Recovery Update I’m doing well. I’m off complete bed rest and have [...]
Thank you all for your prayers. God is good. The complications from heart surgery have me on complete bed rest for several weeks. I’m thinking of this time as my 40 days in the desert resting in Him! I pray as God heals my physical heart He will create a right spirit in me and [...]
Health Timeline July 6, 2007 Open Heart Surgery: Robin had open heart surgery (CABG coronary artery bypass graft). The problem was a major blockage in her left main artery. July 21, 2007 Back in the Hospital: Complications developed and Robin treated for fluid in her lungs, fluid in the heart lining. March 2008 Back in [...]
The doctors have found a fluid build-up behind Robin’s heart as a result of the heart surgery. They have put her on anti-inflammatory medicine and are keeping her for further observation. She may be able to come home on Sunday. Continue to pray for her physical healing and spiritual uplifting. Thanks for your thoughts and [...]
Robin has experienced a slight setback in her recovery from surgery. It doesn’t appear to be anything serious, but as a precaution she was admitted into the hospital Friday afternoon and is undergoing several tests to determine exactly what is going on with her. The doctors thought she might have been developing pneumonia so they [...]
I home and feeling great. Thank you, thank you! God is so good. Your prayers were answered in many ways that I will explain more when I’m not on a computer time-limit. Two weeks ago, we received news I was dying of a horrible disease. A few days later we find out I need open [...]