Archive for January, 2008

January 22, 2008

January 25, 2008

Good Afternoon From Possum Kingdom,

I have some exciting news to tell you about, but you will only hear it right here. BREAKING NEWS, according to an expert deep in Possum Kingdom. According to the calendar and the ice on the STOP sign it is winter in Possum Kingdom. You know you can’t get this type of information just anywhere.

Now on to other news, well as you know from the last post I was in Charleston to see the doctor. He stated that all my liver number look great and the liver is doing great. The report did show an elevation in my kidney functions, so they changed my Prograf amount. They also changed some other medications around to help with some of the other number that were out of wack. I therefore had to go to see the vampires this morning so they could see if the medication change has worked. If it has then they will start to treat my uric acid which has risen and put me aching all over. So as of now I just sit and wait. I spoke with the lung doctor’s office while I was in Charleston, the doctor was out but I am awaiting on a call. The fluid is still the same amount every three days. I am not sure if you remember but I am approaching my one year anniversary for my transplant on January 29.

I am excited how God is working in my life, as he has arranged for another speaking engagement this Thursday evening with a group of fellow firefighters at Washington Baptist Church. I also have another speaking engagement coming up in March. God Is Awesome. God has also opened the doors at our church, Cedar Shoal Baptist and we have formed a new Sunday school class, The Open Arms class, I was elected as the class president and one of three teachers.
Are you attending Sunday School? If not come and join us, we are going to have fun serving & learning more about Jesus.

Praise God,

God Bless You,
Pelham,
Pel,
Lightning

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Charleston, Doctor’s Appointment, 2008 Great Start

January 14, 2008

Hello my trusted friends and family. I am in the ole city of Charleston on a foggy Sunday night. The weather man just told me that it’s gonna get cooler here. I hope I ain’t here long enough to prove him right or wrong.

Well I am sitting in my home away from home waiting on my appointment tomorrow morning. I have had a thought about all these doctor’s visits and one thing I have came up with is statistics. Yelp if I die after January 29, 2008 I will not be a stat for MUSC since the ratings of survival are based on that first year, don’t get excited I ain’t about to be a stat, sorry.

Well it’s getting late and I really don’t have any new news, the fountain is still leaking about the same. I was tempted today at Auto Zone to buy some Stop Leak. I will give you an update after I talk with the doctor and I answer all of his questions, you know how doctors are!

God Bless You,
Good Night,

Lightning

Happy New Year

January 9, 2008

OK so I am 8 days late, when an hour turns into a day and nobody is fussing who keeps up with time, not me.

Well the New Year is now a thing for history, I hope you ate your greens and black eyed peas, we sure did, of course you know any thing that promotes eating I am gonna remember that.

This will be kinda short, but since my last trip to Charleston nothing much has happened on the doctor’s end but I am keeping up my end of the deal I am still make that protein juice, no buyers yet. I did have a visit with my local doctor and he is awaiting some blood work and he is going to cut a new stick and do some stirring, my luck it will fall into the hands of Claire and we all knows what happens then. So if my blog becomes later and later call Claire and I am sure time will matter to me then.

I will be headed to Charleston soon for my one year check up. I am not sure if I will get a prize or if I am suppose to carry one, but as long as I don’t die before January 29 I will have made it for one year. Well don’t get excited, because I am feeling pretty good and chances are I will make it past that date. Besides look at all the people I have to harass yet!

Some great family news, Sunday January 5 Abigail got saved, Claire and I sure are proud parents.

Some sad news, on Sunday I attended a funeral for a very dear friend, Mr. Wade Phillips. Wade was one of those men that comes into your life and he is always there, but never wants to be in the way, just to help. Wade and Joan had to put up with a lot years ago because they inherited another mouth to feed and another worry of who their son was out with. They acted like I would go in a burning building with their son and they were right. Todd Phillips and his family is my family. Todd is a brother of mine and that history goes way on back. Even his Mama and sister said we looked like twins, must have been that fat roll on the back of our heads. Todd is one of those men just like his Daddy always there. I offer my daily prayers for the Phillips family and I ask that you include them in your daily prayers. We all know that it’s the days after the crowd has gone when they need to be held up the most and God know when those moments are. Please just pray for that loving peace in their hearts, Wade can never be replace and no one would wants to try, Wade is where we all look forward to going one day. Wow, what must it be like to see Jesus face to face, a crown, golden streets and to kneel at the feet of Almighty God as he welcomes you home. Jesus said I will go and prepare a place for you and I will come again for you. Wade’s place was ready, ours will be one day. Be sure you are ready! Praise God Almighty.

God Bless You,
Lightning