Would appreciate your prayers when it comes to mind, please

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by STAGE III, Jul 11, 2020.


    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    I hate to bother you guys but since we are still locked out of church & the folks that are most familiar with my situations I decided to ask my Christian Buick buddies too.
    So look my MRI’s last week (mainly for my back) have shown that in addition to my torn up knees that the degeneration only my spine has sped and spread quickly (since we were rear ended at end of February) the previous MRI was only 5 months earlier just due to the increased pain but also gave them a good example from a short time frame to see how aggressive it is.
    Rotator cuffs are obviously screwed up today,my hernia has been causing all sorts of fun,the reattached bicep is mostly good but probably because everything else hurts so bad I don’t notice as much,both knees & wrists are torn up (had one wrist “fixed”).
    I fight EVERY night tossing & flipping and stuffing pillows till they compress and the stabbing night time pains start again.
    Since the guy ran into us the back has greatly reduced how long I can stand or even sit without squirming looking for a pain free position.
    I wake up totally exhausted every day from the nightly non stop injury tortures.
    That leads to being a very foggy existence during the day which has caused my memory to be next to nothing at only 56.
    With all the pain this tenses up my old neck injuries and when all that is wrecking my irritable bowel syndrome kicks in JUST to make sure I am trapped inside away from my car.
    It is just an endless circle of pain and sometimes during the day I just take my sleep meds to try and escape the pain (when fully exhausted from the fight I can get a couple hours of sleep).
    From our old family business that was always barely making it,missed paychecks and TERRIBLE health insurance I had to suck it up and work for decades as the wear & tear only increased, and I could not afford treatment back then with a wife with aggressive Stage 3 breast cancer & 3 young children.
    I cannot tell you how many times I have just thrown the towel in on my car.
    I feel good collecting parts like I am suddenly going to magically get better & install the parts that best fit it and sell the spares to have others like Gary to build me a motor but there is always other stuff around here I have to fixed plus take care of my 96 year old Mom (thank God she is still very healthy).
    We helped our daughter establish her dream of being a dance studio that she has worked tirelessly to make happen. I go up there and within 30 minutes the pain is so incredible my shirt is totally soaked with sweat and I don’t think there are many people who can understand or relate to the constant onslaught of 24/7 pain.
    Only thing currently in my control is losing weight to lift that stresser (over 40lbs to date! Yes!).
    That said I am still in a world of pain on all the decades of untreated injuries.
    Please pray that God will have mercy & my foggy brain will be able to maintain a consistent course instead of darting all over the place. With the load on me I cannot stay focused due to bouts of breath taking pain spikes or just being overwhelmed looking at all that needs done.So so much on 5 out of control acres,keeping daily driver cars on the road & lots of paperwork to keep up with which I constantly cannot remember where it is.
    It says in the Bible that the prayers of a righteous man availeth much so I greatly appreciate all and any prayers to help me shoulder this load.
    I have made endless lists (which I lose,memory is really screwed from a very minor stroke a few years ago) and I attempt to do one thing a day but with the endless needs for daytime sleep catch ups or feeling so terrible I can’t make it outside and standing for anything over a few minutes is brutal.
    Mainly I just need prayers please, I do not want to leave my wife behind with all my junk that I USE to fix up and repair to help our family or buy my Buick parts but not much of that can happen these days.
    I apologize for the lengthy list but
    just sharing so there can be some specific prayer requests as you are led.

    I appreciate all of you on here and cherish any prayers on these trials.

    P.S. Sorry for any typos or sentences not making any sense(another symptom of the stroke). I have to reread threads multiple times to catch things but this thread is way to long & I just want to sleep but pain drove mo out of bed at about 4am so not getting any relief there) please pray.
  2. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    Prayers!.........Do we need to rename you Job? :(
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  3. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Will do.
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  4. Waterboy

    Waterboy Mullet Mafia since 6/20

    Fritz, no problem. You are an awesome man! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!
    It's easy for someone to say "Stop looking at ALL you have to do, and concentrate on one project at a time."
    There, I said it. It helps me when I get overwhelmed.
    So glad I got to meet you at the last Nationals!!!!

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  5. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Thoughts and prayers sent!

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  6. 71rivera

    71rivera Platinum Level Contributor

    Prayers said! Hang in there!
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  7. Jethrobodine

    Jethrobodine Platinum Level Contributor

    Will Do, - Jeff
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  8. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 472 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Fritz, we're praying for you brother just take it one day at a time.
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  9. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    God bless. Prayers sent.
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  10. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    Prayers sent - best wishes for better days!
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  11. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Got you covered Fritz.
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  12. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Hang in there buddy.
    Prayers are on the way.
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  13. MRP

    MRP Well-Known Member

    John, you might want to talk to your doctor about an inversion table or google it, I have a horrible back and could never get any relief until I got out into traction and that made a world of difference for me. The inversion table does a good job as a home remedy, strap yourself in and hang upside down for a little bit. You can get a used one pretty cheap just make sure you get a better quality one or it would probably be a waste of money. There is almost nothing worse than back pain, but a good chiropractor or good self help can help with your suffering. If you have already tried some of that maybe you didn’t have the best chiropractor, I have been to a couple, one was completely useless, and the other one is a magic man. I will say a prayer for you but please google up some stuff, surgery isn’t always the answer, finding what works for you can make a difference. A few select people are screwed for life, I will pray you aren’t one of those people. Good luck with it and hang in there.
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  14. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    You got it, Fritz.
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  15. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Fritz, will do. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for your problems.
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  16. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Fritz, Prayers for healing relief . I hope clarity will also re-enter your mind. Celebrate every little success you have! Tony
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  17. Weisguy184

    Weisguy184 Well-Known Member

    We will pray for you!
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    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thank y’all very much I definitely believe in prayer but I also know it is on Gods timeline and frankly with everything else I am dealing with it’s almost unbearable.
    We got a call from our middle son two days ago who stopped by as a surprise and he & I shared a bad of cashews we were passing back & forth while watching a movie & he has tested positive for COVID. Absolutely zero symptoms but the again is young and hasn’t had pneumonia like me, so will see how that goes. Then while helping our daughter move some things at the dance studio (I was about to croak the whole time,was totally embarrassing compared to the ox I use to be) my reward? I tore my right rotator cuff or finished it off from the wreck, either way it hurts like a beeeoutch.
    Talk about the last straws, I believe I got mine and a couple other folks!
    I think the writing is on the wall that I will never again enjoy my lifetime passion (after God & Family) of steering or even cruising a howling GS down the road and I am so beat down & wrecked I am ready to accept that. Our pup Rosie? She just lays in the house staring at me with the sad eyes because with the arthritis in ever joint and untreated injuries I can’t even give her the exercise she needs (thank God my wife takes her for long walks 2 times a day).
    As none of our children have any passion for my cars I think whatever I have left of this body is best used pulling things out & selling things off so my wife doesn’t get left holding the bag.
    Those who are healthy & blessed please never forget to thank God every day & I had my great times in the sun,top down behind a 455 or shifting gears sideways in my old black Stage 1 back in the days so I cannot complain.
    Think I will focus on raising money for my wife since disability barely pays the mortgage & having some surplus on hand when our kids hit a tough patch that I can help them through it.
    Hell,if I can endure all the pain, who knows I might even get to hold a Grandbaby one day but looks like the sun has set on a Gran Sport so no sense beating my head against that wall.
    Anyhow I hope everyone has a blessed Lords day & thank you for your prayers and hearing me out. It means a lot : )
  19. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    Fritz, i feel your pain. I had 7 years of constant pain in my back and right leg. I was crying while sleeping, maybe because i refused to take any pain killer. Anyhow, there was only one person who helped me, it was me. No surgeries or chiropractics will help you in a long run. All this is only a bandaid. Google for Bowen Technique and take interest in Yoga. For the last four years i didn't taste pain an i do mechanics for a living.
    I am not a Christian but i still will pray for you, hope you won't reject my offering.

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  20. Weisguy184

    Weisguy184 Well-Known Member

    Yoga has helped me greatly as well. Great suggestion. I thought it was easy watching the video but it is a serious workout. My daughter teaches yoga so I went to her class just to be supportive. I ended up benefiting greatly from it. Give it a shot. Just remember to listen to your body when you go to class don’t get overzealous.
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