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Posted: 4/23/2001 8:05:08 AM EDT
I'm flying to Phoenix in about an hour... I'll be at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale for surgery sometime this week.

My kidney is getting worse by the day, and I've finally found a specialist that can fix it, as what I have is a rather rare condition that supposedly only a handful of surgeons worldwide  are equipped to treat. Since I personally feel I'm too damn young to have one removed, I'll travel wherever and do whatever it takes to save it ([i]I've always been kinda atteached to it anyways [/i][;)] )

If any of you are the praying sort ([i]and I know many are[/i]), I could certainly use a couple...  What sucks the most, is that my wife will NOT be able to join me due to financial reasons, so please keep her in your prayers as well.  The majority of my family is in the Phoenix area, so at least I won't be alone, but my wife will be, until I return home.

I'm tentatively scheduled to fly back home on May 1st, but obviously that is all subject to the outcome of my surgery...

I will keep in touch with G&B and DonR, so they will always have current info, in case anyone actually cares...

Wish me luck!
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:10:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:15:13 AM EDT
Sorry to hear about your situation, and hope you have the best medical advice and care available, leading to a speedy recovery.

Prayers are with you.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:32:11 AM EDT
We'll see ya' when you get back!

Hope everything goes well and good luck.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:39:29 AM EDT
Good luck Anti.

You should make a pit stop in DFW on the way home. We could give that newly fixed kidney of yours a work out. Don't forget to opt for the extended warranty.

I'll say a prayer for you

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:41:11 AM EDT
Best of luck to you with your upcoming surgery.  I'm sure you will be in good hands.  I wish you a speedy recovery.  After all, you have to get back in the saddle soon so that you can enjoy that new LEGP rifle, right?  Our prayers are with you here in KS.

Jake Breeding
(Dr. Breeding in 26 more days.)
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 9:10:54 AM EDT
Surgery Stinks I no had enough of them Dontpinch any nurses and keep  your head up god bless and good luck !
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 9:13:13 AM EDT
anti, so you found a way of getting out of doing the shipping of the LEGP's, HUH  [:)]

Good Luck. Most important is to do what they tell you, take your meds, no alcohol...yada,yada,yada

[beer] to a speedy recovery

Edited to denote that my member status now reflect's my age, with this post!

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 9:42:05 AM EDT
Good luck and God bless!  We will all be thinking of you.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 9:45:31 AM EDT
Good luck anti

Do everything you can to save your kidney.  I had one removed 30 years ago.  While you can get along fine with only one, it can be a hassle sometimes...no horseback riding, no torcycles....all sorts of little annoyances.  
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 10:11:44 AM EDT
May the Lord God save and preserve you, may He bring up a hedge around you, may He keep you in the Palm of His Hand, and may He do the same for those who minister unto you.

In the name of our Savior, Amen.

Eric The{Observant)Hun
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 10:29:51 AM EDT
Take care, Tim. I'll be praying for you and your wife, and for your new specialist to have wisdom and skill.

Give up updates!

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 10:39:56 AM EDT
Get well soon, anti.  Be praying for you and the wife.  
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:02:43 AM EDT
Good luck with the surgery.  Not much of a praying man but my thoughts will be with you.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:33:08 AM EDT
Good luck, anti.  Our prayers are with you here in Pa.

To anti's surgeon:  You screw this up and we'll find you.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:35:25 AM EDT
God Speed anti.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:36:25 AM EDT
God bless.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:44:09 AM EDT
Good luck with the surgery....take care

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:50:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:53:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 12:22:49 PM EDT
Good luck AntiUSSA!  The Mayo Clinic is the absolute best in the world.  They will fix you up.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 12:36:30 PM EDT
Glad that you have found a potential cure to your problem; hope things go well, and you heal up to be good as new.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 1:02:07 PM EDT

I wish you all the best with your surgery.  I figured you'd eventually have to do something with that kidney thing.  

Take care, get well and get back here to all your friends on the forum.

I will include you and Cathy in my prayers.

Sory she is unable to go with you.

God Bless you both.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 1:39:33 PM EDT
God bless and good luck.

Be careful and take care of your kidney or else somebody somewhere is going to wake up in a bathtub full of ice with a fresh incision and a note saying GET TO A HOSPITAL YOU HAVE HOURS TO LIVE. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 1:49:13 PM EDT
Yes, many blessing.

I am always amazed at how many people suffer in the earth.  I too am among your kind...Good luck

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 2:52:56 PM EDT
 You know that we'll be keeping you and Cathy in our thoughts this week. Take care, and [b]PLEASE[/b] don't argue with the doctors. They just might actually know more than you do.[;)]

 You're going to come through this just fine. Remember that I've always told you, "Heaven don't want you, and Hell's afraid you'll take over." [:D]
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 3:17:56 PM EDT
Good luck ANTI
My prayers are with you
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 4:52:22 PM EDT
Tim...lost my dad in 89..complications relating to renal failure......MANY MANY advances in that are since then.....my (OUR) prayers are with you.....B&G.......
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 4:58:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:02:45 PM EDT
God Bless. I wish you a speedy recovery and a peaceful soul.
P.S. Did you ask if there is a range close to the hospital? You might be able to sneak out on a nice afternoon.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:08:25 PM EDT
"Strength and Honor"........Maximus
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:15:21 PM EDT
Anyone know the details of his kidney problems?  I've had a few problems with mine before.  Very rare too.  Wonder if it might be the same thing.

I had to take prednazone (steroid) every other day for 2 years and I've been fine for the past 8 or so years.  

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:20:31 PM EDT
God Bless and my wife's and my prayers will be with you and your wife.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:29:23 PM EDT
Well as a non praying type I cannot do anything in that department.  However over the short time I have been visiting here I have found you to be a man of great respect, and honor..

I wish you and your wife the best.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:56:53 PM EDT
May the Lord God save and preserve you, may He bring up a hedge around you, may He keep you in the Palm of His Hand, and may He do the same for those who minister unto you.

In the name of our Savior, Amen.
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Tim,  you and Cathy will be in our prayers.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:29:13 PM EDT
God Bless LIfe here is so short but friends in Christ are an Eternity
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:34:23 PM EDT
Good Luck and God Bless.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:51:41 PM EDT
Tim, you and your wife are in my prayers.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:00:25 PM EDT
Good Luck Sir! Come back to us soon!
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:41:51 PM EDT
Since Juggernaut already said it, I'll second it. All of us here in our family will keep you and yours in our prayers.

With best wishes for a speedy recovery,

Xanadu, Juggernaut and family
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:45:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 9:08:26 PM EDT
Get the doctor to take some pictures!!!

Good Luck, friend.

Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:55:27 PM EDT
Good luck. Hope everything turns out well.
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:20:47 AM EDT
Good luck and get well!!!
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:31:11 AM EDT
Best of luck to you.

I wish you a fast and speedy recovery.
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 5:40:55 AM EDT
The flight out here was not too kind to my kidney, so I was enjoying a bit of Demerol along the way...  Then again as soon as I was on solid ground.

I finally got to meet GarryOwen ([i]Cavalry Arms[/i]) yesterday afternoon.  I presented him with a rather large check for OKO sights and Cavalry Arms lowers for the LEGP deal.  He then gave my brother and I the nickle tour of his production facilities...  Very cool stuff!

Oh well...  I had better get something to eat, cause starting in about 3 hours, it's gonna be a really long week!  I'm scheduled to go in for my initial appointment at 9:45 this morning ([i]it's 6:30am here right now[/i]).

I'll keep ya'll informed............
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 6:41:03 AM EDT
good luck to you tim.i'll be saying a little prayer for you.mmk
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 6:43:10 AM EDT
Recover well and come back here soon…
we’ll miss you…
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:53:38 PM EDT
Aparently, you guys haven't been praying hard enough...  According to one of the world's finest Urologists, it's not going to be nearly as simple, as first thought -- and may not even be possible to fix without a partial or even a complete removal.  [:(]

The doc told me to cancel my return airline reservations, because I won't be going anywhere for a couple of weeks at least.  This is NOT the news I was hoping for today!
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 12:58:16 PM EDT
tim i'm sorry to hear the news is not good.you're in my prayers.mmk
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 1:40:30 PM EDT
Anti, hang in there bud! I'm hoping, he is just preparing you for the worst. We are all pulling for ya'
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