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    remember if you do consult a med lawyer and they go for a law suit it is not about the money ever. its about getting there attention to straighen up there act. loss of money will do that, these kinds of people value money more than anything, take some of it and they will behave better. as a patient you have the right to know every thing that is happening to you and why and where it is all going. again, it is never about the money but about not letting this happen to others.remember if a kidney specialist is needed, go to one. you would not take a rolls royce to a lawnmower motor mech. thats the way it is in medicine

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    Praise the Lord for the report on not needing to do dialysis. That is shouting ground. That is big good news. Here is what I am receiving from that report. You remember the story of Elijah who told wicked Ahab it wouldn't rain for three years except at his command. When it came time for rain he prayed and asked his servant to go look at the sky several times (1Kings 18 & 19). Elijah prayed some more and when the servant came back the seventh time he told Elijah that there was a cloud way out there about the size of a man's hand. That is when Elijah said we need to get off this mountain for I feel the abundance of rain. I believe the report you received on your kidneys is like the small cloud. There is so much more to come. Blackwater as for your healing..I feel the abundance of rain. Praise the Lord!
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    Glad to hear your better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Blackwater, thanks for the update. When you're facing uncertain health issues, there is nothing more important than great docs whom you trust. Sounds to me like you are in good hands. And, that would not be the case if both you AND your docs weren't in His hands.

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    I tell the doctors, "you screw up and kill me, I'm going to be coming back and haunting you..."

    What is left unsaid is that if they screw up and don't quite manage to kill me, they're probably going to have a chance to haunt *me*.
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    Hang in there Brother Blackwater, better days to come I believe.

    Still praying for a good outcome.
    Thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnson1942 View Post
    remember if you do consult a med lawyer and they go for a law suit it is not about the money ever. its about getting there attention to straighen up there act. loss of money will do that, these kinds of people value money more than anything, take some of it and they will behave better. as a patient you have the right to know every thing that is happening to you and why and where it is all going. again, it is never about the money but about not letting this happen to others.remember if a kidney specialist is needed, go to one. you would not take a rolls royce to a lawnmower motor mech. thats the way it is in medicine
    Outstanding advice, Johnson. I've had several opportunities to sue the local hospital with Mom and Dad, but never did. I DID let them know definitively that I knew good and well I could, and it'd be a slam-dunk, and they sat mute because they knew the only thing they had as a defense was my good will. They did, in fact, clean up their act, and pronto on each occasion. They just didn't seem to be able to keep it up for very long, and at that time, seemed to lag back into a rather lacadasical attitude. But just as you say, when they saw the $$$$$ being lost, they COULD and DID straighten up, at least for a while.

    I have no intention of suing, but I will most definitely let them know in no uncertain terms that I will NOT put up with the kind of "care" I had during my stay there, and I will be checking to see if they do anything after my conversation with them. And then, just take it from there. I think I've pretty well figured out now, just how egregious the care I received really was. I believe they were feeding the infection, rather than trying to cure it. At most of the "for profit" hospitals, there seems to be a tendency toward "defensive medicine," and going by regimented programs of treatment with little to no personalization of a specific, individual patient's necessities. It's "group think" by the admins, not the docs, usually, that creates the problems. Harvard MBA wannabe's (and some actual ones!) seem to think admin has the answer to every situation and do NOT like people "thinking for themselves," including any variations from the prescribed treatment modes. No personalization of treatment seems to enter into their thoughts, as anything other than a "loss of control" over the operation. I despise this type of thinking, and it certainly presents a patient with some potentially life-threatening problems. If the idjit dipsticks MAKE me sue, and I won, which I believe would be certain, I'd likely donate a large portion of the proceeds to something like the Shriners' hospitals for kids, St. Jude, or something like that. I really do NOT want to get money from a lawsuit. I just feel it's somehow "tainted," and that nothing good would likely come of using it for personal uses.

    I owe you guys a sitrep. I'm getting substantially better, but it's been awfully slow, and I think it was because of the treatment I got at the hospital. I may well have done better than I realized in leaving AMA? I knew there was risk involved, but I also knew I was NOT getting ANY better at all, and seemed to be getting worse. But thank Almighty God, He smiled on me and let me once again come through. Now that I can think more clearly, I realize I was getting much worse care than I thought. Pain has a way of limiting one's ability to really think, and it got to me.

    But I'm on the mend now, and I cannot thank you wonderful folks enough. I just don't have the words. I am certain beyond any question, that it made a difference. For just one thing, it's always comforting to know good men are praying earnest prayers that get well above the ceiling for you. All I can say is simply "Thanks." I've still got a low grade fever (99* this afternoon), and feel very dragged out. But I'm sleeping MUCH better now, and finally getting some real, material rest, which is crucial to recovery always, when you've been through the mill. It cannot be anything but very comforting to know great people like you have my back, and stand in good with God, and I know your prayers receive earnest consideration by our Lord. Unbelievers can never know the real value and power of prayer, but you and I do.

    I'm headed to bed now, and regret I can't return the favor you all have so graciously given me by praying for those who've come like me and asked for grace. But I pray every night for all those who have requested prayer here, or had it requested for them by a member here. What other place on the WWW has a place like this one here? None that I know of. And there could not possibly be a better group than the one we have here. Thank you again, and now I've got to go get some rest. You're all in my prayers, too. It's the least I can do, but you've all always been in my prayers. Thank you. It matters.

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    Rest up , plenty here to pray . Get better and get back . Still praying for you .
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    Prayer sent for you, Blackwater.

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    Glad to hear you're doing better. May the God of peace give you His comfort in times of trouble.
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    Thanks so much for the update BW, you have been on my mind a bunch this last while!

    You have no idea how much I have been praying and thinking of you!

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    My body is getting towards the other side of the hill. I hope people in the world care enough to think and pray for me when the time comes.

    Its a tough world when you're all alone. All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by birch View Post
    My body is getting towards the other side of the hill. I hope people in the world care enough to think and pray for me when the time comes.

    Its a tough world when you're all alone. All the best
    I'm just hoping that I live longer than all the ones who want to line up for a chance to piss on my grave.
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    That too!

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    Blackwater, Not having to do dialysis is a big plus. Glad you are getting better and let the prayers do the work brother. Paul

    Father please continue to walk with Blackwater and improve his health. Father he has been in a tough spot and the good news is very uplifting. Please heal him and return him unto us. I give You all the praise for what You have done for him. AMEN
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    Much appreciate the update brother.

    Still prayin, your at the top of my list morning and night.

    Hang in there brother.

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    Prayers up for you brother.

    I thank God for men like you.

    Heal my brother Lord and bless his words of condemnation for the treatment he received in hospital last week. May they Not fall on deaf ears but convict and correct those who have sinned.

    Amen

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    Prayer up for Blackwater.

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    Well, folks, just got back from my urologist's, and the news was really good. No trace left of the infection, and now, all I have to do is just recoup all the energy I've lost. I'm sleeping better now, and that's a huge plus. The rest of it just appears to be time-centered. I'm too old and too challenged to spring back quite like I would were I younger, but at least I'm certainly on the mend.

    I cannot thank you all enough for your prayers and well wishes. It's really been a very gruelling and pretty painful stretch, but .... God gives us challenges sometimes, I think, to see what we and our friends are really made of. (?) If you can figure it all out, you're a lot smarter than I am. That's all I know for absolutely certain. A person who'll pray for you when you're in need is the best friend a man can possibly have. Thank you. That's all I know to say.

    Most of us here are used to praying for others. Maybe God gives us things like this along our way to keep us humble, and mindful that tomorrow is promised to none of us. My Lord is a wonderful God, and gives us what we need, even when we don't understand how things are helping us. But, "All things work to the good for those who love the Lord," and I've tried to handle this as humbly as I could. Whatever He has in mind for me I'll always go with. I may not always understand it, but whatever the end, I know it'll be good for me.

    I've given Him a lot of opportunities to take me Home, and I think He knew I wasn't quite "ripe" yet, and He left me on the vine. But we all have our appointed time, and our job is just to be ready when that time comes, whether it be before nightfall tonight, or 20-30 years hence or more. I was really concerned there for a while, and with good reason. I figure if God saw fit to give us a life, and all the opportunities and challenges within it, then He must expect us to do our best to protect it, and keep it with reverence for that inestimable gift. I'm thankful for good docs who He can use to help us with that when we ail.

    So thanks to all of you big time. I appreciate it more than I can say. I'm just hoping I'll have the energy to get back into praying for others in need soon. I'm mainly just washed out from the battle, and mostly just need some rest. God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to fulfill, indeed, and somewhere in all this there's a purpose. I may never know until later what it was, or may never learn. Whatever transpires, I'll just accept it graciously, and be thankful for all that He's given me for so very long now. I've truly been a richly blessed man, and you folks here really humble me. A number of you know more theology and verses than I ever will. I value that highly. Some of you have that certain attitude and demeanor that just inspires me, and humbles me. Some of you have an earnestness and simple power in your faith, that you also inspire and humble me. Each one of you has traits that mean something significant here, and together, I think this segment of the board is a truly powerful and significant thing.

    God bless each and every one of you, richly.

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