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arkfiremedic
03-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Secondly, I think it is a great idea to set up a general forum category dedicated to "non-caching" needs of the geo-community (e.g., prayer requests, etc.). Some may disagree and feel like this hobby is strictly for lighthearted fun, but we are not Groundspeak. We have our own organization, and we can shape it as we see fit at a more local level. These are real friendships we are forging, even bordering on "family." It hit me several weeks ago as I was creating a contact list for my new DeLorme InReach PLB: "Who would aid me in an urgent situation out in the middle of nowhere? Who could even find me with just a set of coords? My geocaching friends, that's who." And I would do the same for any of our community if I were able to do so.Funny cc you should mention this as a while back I was waaaaay out in the boonies caching and munzeeing when my new truck got stuck ("Old Green" would have made it just fine :cry:) and had to call a buddy to come get me out. Luckily I was still under the free trial subscription of OnStar because I had no cell service what so ever. Since he wasn't a geocacher or know anything about finding a location with coordinates I had to walk 2+ miles to the closest named road for him to find me. It would have been SOOOOO much easier to tell him I'm at such and such coords- come pull me out and me just sit back and relax and wait on him. That would be great to have both a special forum thread for prayers and other requests (that we maybe wouldn't want any random Joe on the facebook page) for members of the association. An addition to the phone a friend would be good if we could put something like "If you are down in Lower Arkansas and get stuck you can call arkfiremedic because he has a 4X4 truck, a chain and some rope :cool: to get you out if you need it" or know someone who could.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
03-02-2012, 12:52 PM
Let me share my "funny you should mention this" moment. While out caching with Mama and the girls, we had pulled up to a cemetery cache in a remote area of Marion county with the light of day having already departed. The "we can get just one more before heading home since we are this far out" conversation had already taken place. I put the MCU in park and shut off the engine. As I was only going to search for a short period of time I left the lights on to light my path in the general direction the gpsr was pointing. I'm sure you can already see where this is headed. Well you would be right. I looked just a little longer than I had intended and when I get back to the vehicle the lights flickered slightly and the engine would not crank. After a frustrating walk in the night to look for a house that was unfruitful and then an unfruitful call to Marion Co. Sheriff's dispatch, I call my oldest son to come out to rescue us (both of us using smartphones I was able to message him my coordinates for him to get to us.) Long story short after sitting for about 15 minutes, a car happened along and I was able to flag it down and to jump the battery and get us going before my son had to make a 40 mile round trip to rescue us. We got lucky.

So the point I am working around to is that I am in agreement with the line of thought here. The PAF list could be for more than just help on a particularly vexing cache. I for one would be willing to come to the aide of someone who is "stranded" while out and about or at least help them find aide. Being a teacher it might sometimes be difficult to get away but it also gives me connections as I am sure most of us have those "connections" in our lives. Coon&Bud and I are both music teachers and can attest to the power of our state organization for help and prayer in times of need.

For the record if anyone in the North Central Arkansas area (within a 50 mile radius of Mountain Home) needs assistance, just holler and I will do what I can to help out with a cache or otherwise. Number is in the PAF list.

ronwhite
03-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Richard: I fill this is something worthy of talking about at our next Board meeting. Can we put it on the agenda??

kcackler
03-02-2012, 04:15 PM
Agreed! We are more than willing to come to the aide of anyone who needs us. I think this would be a great addition to the phone a friend database.

Jffok
03-02-2012, 05:55 PM
A short time ago I suggested a place be developed for us to share our prayer requests, support each other with help, and so forth. I am glad to see that this might actually be considered.

SJClimber
03-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Kevin, there is ample contact information on the present PAF. One could tweak the spread to place individuals into regions of the state making the search for helpers more practical when you cache in that region. Could take this concept and ask those on the PAF if they were willing to participate in an ArkGeocache "AAA" of sorts... ?? BTW, the database has had little activity since the first of the year and soon may need updating.. Richard pushes for participation in the group at gatherings. Maybe he could "plug" participation in the PAF and to update one's contact info if pertinent??

thefab5willisclan
03-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Recently as I was dropping off into the unknown world of an evil Dr. Evil Cache in El Dorado, I was wishing I had brought my PAF list just in case I couldn't get back out. I managed to squeeze my fat gut back through without to much trouble but I was a little worried. It was a little after midnight though, I think AFM might have made me wait till morning. :grin:

Coon&Bud
03-21-2012, 08:25 PM
A great idea. Coon&Bud

Coon&Bud
03-22-2012, 01:40 PM
I stumbled across this today. 2 cachers who have passed recently. Not in Arkansas. They are sven or sven&cup or svengalie. His name was Steve Love. He had several geocaching spoilers on Youtube. He died in a house fire(you can read the details online). The other cacher is TXoilgas who has passed. I did not know either cacher. I have watched several of Steve Loves video's online. Coon&Bud

likestocanoe
04-29-2012, 10:54 AM
In the Hot Springs area, just give us a call and we are up for what ever type of rescue is needed....

likestocanoe
04-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Ron White is in need of our prayers right now; as is Mona (his wife).

Jffok
04-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Sending up prayers for both Ron and his wife Mona.

MathSeeker
04-29-2012, 08:33 PM
The following is a copy of a post on facebook by Ron White. Please be in prayer for him and his family.


I need a few extra prayers from all my friends out there. Had an MRI on my neck and back a couple of weeks ago. Knew I had problems there, however it also showed a aorta abdominal aneurism below my kidney. Went and got a CT Scan done on Friday and have an appointment with the surgeon next Thursday. Please say a prayer that this thing doesn't decide to burst before I can get it taken care of! Thanks to all!!!

Nukeworker
04-30-2012, 02:17 PM
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Ron and Mona

arkfiremedic
05-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Prayers sent up for you Ron and to your wife, Mona.

rklmbl
05-01-2012, 04:01 PM
Ron, you and Mona are always in our prayers. If we can help you in any way, please please call us. Ron and Maribeth

MathSeeker
05-03-2012, 08:23 PM
Update on Ron White


As an update, went and saw the surgeon (Fred Meadors) about the abdonimal aorta anuryism this afternoon and yep it's got to come out, soon. He wants me to have a nuclear stress test done, that will be on Monday morning - then when he gets the results from that (mid week probably) they'll call and schedule the surgery at Baptist. Going to have to open me all the way up, so its going to be a pretty big deal. He's saying 6 days in the hospital and off work a good 6 weeks. Well, that's what I know - just keep praying. Don't sound like its going to be a whole lot of fun!! Ha! Bless you all!!!

BSA534
05-04-2012, 10:25 PM
I'd like to ask that you remember me in your prayers. What started as a tiny blister on my heel in March is now a huge black sore. First, I am a diabetic, although I've never had anything like this happen to me before. I did go to the doctor immediately and he gave me a shot for infection and told me to come back in 4 days. Upon my return he took one look and said "You're going to the hospital." So they kept me for 4 long days and gave me IV antiobotics.

Since I've got out I've had all kinds of tests run (MRI, CTScan, etc.) I've seen specialists and I go weekly to the Wound Clinic where they watch my ulcer closely. The problem is... its not getting any better. I don't have enough blood flow to my foot to get it healed. I had some procedures done last week on my leg to try and encourage better blood flow, but at this point, they don't seemed to have worked...

I meet with the vascular surgeon again next week. Pray he has some good news for me.

Thank you.
Tim Stone

rklmbl
05-05-2012, 04:46 AM
Tim,

We are hoping and praying that you'll get some good news and the treatment will put you on the road to good health.

ronwhite
05-05-2012, 10:10 AM
Praying for you, Tim. I know, its no fun not knowing and things turning into more things. But, we have to put our faith in God and he can and will work miracles!!

Nukeworker
05-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Tim, We are sending you our thoughts and prayers for some answers and quick healing.

Flyfishingcachers
05-05-2012, 07:50 PM
Ron & Tim, you are both in our prayers. Know you are both worried about the unknown, but just know that God is in control. Praying for you & your doctors.

likestocanoe
05-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Tim, will add you to my prayers. May God provide a quick healing.

Jffok
05-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Praying for you Tim. God is good and will hear our prayers for you.

BSA534
05-13-2012, 02:36 PM
I've been in the hospital since Wednesday trying to improve the condition of my left foot in order to get it well enough to amputate it. The plan is to amputate below the knee so that with a prosthetic I can continue a semi-normal life. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I go through this ordeal along with my family. I know God will take care of us, as he always has... Thank you

SJClimber
05-13-2012, 02:56 PM
God bless you Tim. Hope for a speedy, uneventful surgery and recovery.

Nukeworker
05-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Tim, we are so sorry. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you face this obstacle.

MathSeeker
05-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Tim,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your doctors. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you or your family.
You are right, God is in control and He will continue to take care of you.
Love through Christ,
Judy

Flyfishingcachers
05-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Tim we are praying for you & Lorna and your family. I am sure this is such a rough time for you and your family. If there is anything we can do for any of you, please let someone know. We are a big family and am sure will all support you!! Love ya guy, hang in there and keep looking to God guidance, he will be with you all the way!!
Glynn & Sharon

rklmbl
05-14-2012, 05:02 AM
Tim and Lorna,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Remember, as Sharon and Glynn said, you have a huge geofamily, so please call if any of us can help you in any way.
Ron and Maribeth

likestocanoe
05-14-2012, 06:44 AM
Tim, we are so sorry for this turn, but you will be blessed by your faith in the Lord. When believing is the hardest thing to do, is when the blessings for believing are the best. Will pray for you and the family during this time. may the Lord guide the doctors as they treat you and do the surgery.

You DO have a large geofamily and we are here for your, Lorna, and the kids........ Praying.

ronwhite
05-14-2012, 01:30 PM
My little problems seem so minor compared to yours. I will earnestly pray for you and your family!

Jffok
05-14-2012, 06:51 PM
Tim I am praying for you and your family. God is in control and you have your faith and heart in the right place. God bless you and heal you.

idratherbehiking
05-14-2012, 10:59 PM
Keeping you in my prayers Tim. Let me know if there is anything you guys need.

likestocanoe
05-15-2012, 05:46 AM
What is the update, Ron?

ronwhite
05-15-2012, 07:59 AM
They'll slice me open at Baptist (Little Rock) next Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30 am, say a prayer or two. Thanks

Nukeworker
05-15-2012, 01:06 PM
Ron, you will also be in our thoughts and prayers along with your family. We'll be anxious to hear how you are doing.

Cpdenton
05-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Tim is in Surgery right now, if I see an update I will re-post it here.

Thanking and praying for you as well Ron.

Chris Denton

Jffok
05-15-2012, 06:50 PM
There is a post on facebook that Tim's surgery went good.

Ron will keep you in my prayers as well.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
05-16-2012, 06:11 AM
We have you (Tim and Ron) in our fervent prayers!!! :D

thefab5willisclan
05-16-2012, 11:37 PM
There is a post on facebook that Tim's surgery went good.

Awesome!

MathSeeker
05-19-2012, 06:02 PM
First full day at rehab. Learning how to function in new ways.
— at Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conway-Regional-Rehabilitation-Hospital/126127320768442).

Tim posted this on Facebook.
We need to continue to lift him and his family up in prayer.
Also lifting up Ron White and Mona, the doctors too.

BSA534
05-25-2012, 07:15 PM
Thanks for all the continued thoughts and prayers. I got to come home today. Still have a long road ahead but it feels good to be home...

likestocanoe
05-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Tim, still praying. Can only imagine how good it feels to be home.

MathSeeker
05-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Ken Hayes aka NukeWorker is in need of prayer. He is in the hospital in Indiana. White blood cell count very low and running fever. Probably from a tick bite. Ken and Sue both need our prayers.

Nukeworker
05-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Thank you all for your prayers and concern. This was supposed to be our first hospital free trip since July of 2011 before my next scheduled surgery this coming July. Our plans were changed for us. The doctors are on top of his illness and have now changed the IV antibiotic to a second option. Hopefully we will see an improvement of his symptoms sometime tomorrow. They suspect it is being caused by a tick illness. The culture will take several days before we know which one. It helps the long hours in the hospital to know that we are in everyone's thoughts and prayers. Thank you again.

Tim and Ron: we are continuing to pray for you both as well. So happy to hear that you were able to go home Tim. I know it always helps my spirits just to be back home. Hope you both have speedy recoveries.

Jffok
05-28-2012, 04:52 AM
Ken and Sue you are in my prayers. Tim and Ron you are still there as well. Praying for speedy recovery for all of you. Tim glad you are home.

likestocanoe
05-28-2012, 10:15 AM
Ken and Sue, so very sorry. Have added you to my prayers. Please keep us updated?

SJClimber
05-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Whew Ken, you make the prayer list. There are a number of tick borne illnesses in AR identified initially from the Fort Chafee area. The most common AR tick borne "bug" is Ehrlichiosis which is probably on your physician's list. Easy to treat fortunately. Heal quickly!!

http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/

Nukeworker
05-29-2012, 08:10 PM
We are happy to tell you that Ken was released from the hospital this afternoon. Still waiting on the results from the tick screen culture in a few more days, but it seems he has Ehrlichiosis. (You are probably right, Sjclimber.) He is drained, but feeling much better and happy to be out of the hospital. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, calls, concern, texts and emails. It made it much easier to be so far from home. Thank you Woodwalker and Mathseeker for delaying your trip home to stop and visit with us at the hospital, plus take me on a quick cache hunt.

thefab5willisclan
05-29-2012, 10:04 PM
We are happy to tell you that Ken was released from the hospital this afternoon. Still waiting on the results from the tick screen culture in a few more days, but it seems he has Ehrlichiosis. (You are probably right, Sjclimber.) He is drained, but feeling much better and happy to be out of the hospital. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, calls, concern, texts and emails. It made it much easier to be so far from home. Thank you Woodwalker and Mathseeker for delaying your trip home to stop and visit with us at the hospital, plus take me on a quick cache hunt.

Thats good news! Hope he is back up to full speed soon.

OldRiverRunner
06-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Charles Shearer (half of Zeke & George) had a heart attack on Friday, June 8th, while in the Miami, FL airport. He is currently in a hospital in Miami and has undergone double bypass surgery. I don't have all the details, but here are a couple of recent emails from his wife Kay (the other half of Zeke & George). Be sure to remember Charles and Kay in your prayers.

Email received 6/13/12

Charles has had double by-pass. Surgery was successful. Replaced front and back arteries with vein from his leg. He has hardened arteries and will need to be treated in the follow-up and future care. Surgeon stated the front artery was like that of a 80+ yr old. Current evident damage has been repaired. I got to go to see him in CCU unit briefly about 4 pm. He was still sedated, and will be for several (6-12?) more hours. Recovery course we’ll take one day at a time.

Breathing a sign of relief...... Kay



Email received 6/15/12

Hello Family & friends,

Yesterday Charles crossed the 24 hr after surgery mark. Charles is slowly getting a little better each day. He remains in the CCU ward, but may get transferred tomorrow. He is experiencing a lots of pain from this major surgery, as expected. Physical therapy has had him up for a very short walk today. First walk he has had since his cardiac arrest on Friday. His appetite has been poor so we have to encourage him to eat. I have even tempted him with M&M’s and “Health Food” (Raisinettes). Chocolate has always been a favorite of his, but even that hasn’t worked yet.

Son, Rob, is here through the weekend. It is good to have him here for moral support. The last 2 days have been tough on all of us.

Hoping to be able to return home soon, just not sure when that will be. Will look at our transportation options, commercial airlines or med flight, when the time comes.

We are taking one day at a time.
Kay

Nukeworker
06-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks ORR for sharing this info with all of us. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your entire family Kay and George. We know first hand how scary it can be to be hospitalized away from home. If we can do anything long distance please don't hesitate to let us know, Sue and Ken Hayes

rklmbl
06-17-2012, 05:43 AM
Our prayers have been and will continue to be with you both.

Jffok
06-17-2012, 03:49 PM
Charles and Kay you are both in my prayers. Will pray every day for a speedy recovery and that you can soon return home.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
06-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Just now getting this info. Thank you ORR for the heads up! Charles and Kay, you are definitely in our prayers!!!!! Hoping all is progressing well and that you are closer to coming home.

OldRiverRunner
06-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Update on Zeke & George (Charles & Kay) - latest email received last night, entitled "The Good News & The Bad News":


Hi Family & Friends,


We got good news and bad news today.

GOOD - Charles was well enough to be released this afternoon. Discharged with new RX and aftercare instructions.

BAD - He has not been cleared to fly home yet! Surgeon would not sign off for him to fly until at least 2 weeks after surgery. Worried about pressure changes and such with flying. He is also not healed enough to make the looonnnngggg three day drive home. So we are stuck here until he sees the surgeon next Tuesday afternoon. Which means there is no chance we can make it home until next Wed. at the earliest. You can not imagine how disappointed we both are about this. So here we are for a while longer...........

He can get “out and about” in the area for short trips as he feels able, but no driving on his part for at least 6 weeks. I guess we’ll figure out how to entertain ourselves around Miami and vicinity. Charles will undoubtedly want to go and find a couple of Geo-caches while we are here. I will be sure to keep him on a short leash, so he doesn’t wear himself out in the summer heat and humidity. Too bad an air boat ride in the Everglades would be too much on him just now. At least I have a rental car and we can get out of the city a bit.

Charles’ cousin Dave and wife Barbara (from Ft Lauderdale vicinity) visited today. It was good to catch up with happenings in their lives.
My sister flew home this AM to Pittsburgh, PA confident that he would get out and we would be on our way tomorrow. She shared our disappointment when I spoke with her tonight. One way or another we will be traveling home next week.

Kay

MathSeeker
06-22-2012, 06:23 AM
Sorry to hear of Zeke and George's troubles. Happy to hear that Zeke is doing better and they are following the doctor's orders. Our prayers are with you both. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Thanks for keeping us posted.

drmo913
06-23-2012, 06:41 AM
Charles & Zeke? Is Charles the band teacher?
Will be praying.

likestocanoe
06-25-2012, 08:02 AM
No, Zeke and George are from Hot Springs and both retired.

drmo913
06-26-2012, 09:14 AM
No, Zeke and George are from Hot Springs and both retired.

oh-
still praying.
Sigh-So many handles/names.
We should have a "yearbook" section on the website

ronwhite
06-26-2012, 09:55 AM
That's a pretty dang good idea, drmo013!

ronwhite
06-26-2012, 10:01 AM
I want to thank all my caching friends for their prayers during the time of my surgery and recovery. I go back to work half days next week, then back to the full grind the week after. Doing well except for my shortness of breath, which the doctor said will take another month or two to completely regain. Again, thanks! You really don't know how much I appreciated your prayers and thoughts!

SJClimber
06-26-2012, 05:04 PM
So glad you made a speedy and "near" complete recovery. Our best/SJC..

Flyfishingcachers
06-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Ron, glad to see you are getting back in the swing of things. We have missed seeing you and Mona at the events!

OldRiverRunner
06-27-2012, 07:21 AM
Update on Charles aka Zeke & George (email received yesterday, 6/26/12):


Charles has had his 2 week check-up from surgeon and is doing good. Best news is we can now fly home! WooHoo!!!!!!

Booked our return flight and will get home tomorrow. I have arranged for wheelchair assistance for all portions of our flights. Hopefully we will not be delayed by any storms from H. Debby. It will feel so good to be home!

Wish us safe and uneventful travel.
Kay

Steal Your Cache
06-27-2012, 02:47 PM
Ron,

glad to see you are back in the saddle. i will try and swing by to catch up.

thefab5willisclan
06-27-2012, 10:27 PM
Ron glad your better!
And glad that Charles gets to come home. I can't imagine going through that out of town.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
06-29-2012, 06:39 PM
Glad to hear we are getting better, closer to normal and closer to home. My next prayers are that we will not need the use of this particular forum for awhile. Happy caching everyone!

drmo913
07-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Well---
...I was going through some tests to investigate an injury that I had suffered at work. During the testing, a 1cm noncalcified nodule was found in the lower left lobe of my left lung. Did the 2nd CT scan today for further study. I get to find out the results of everything Friday around 1pm.
Greatly covet everyone's prayers.

thefab5willisclan
07-11-2012, 09:31 PM
We will keep you in our prayers. You keep us informed. Hope all is well Friday.

likestocanoe
07-12-2012, 05:25 AM
drmo, you have our prayers. Hoping the results tomorrow are very good ones. Please keep us updated so that we know when to tell the Lord, "Thank You"?

drmo913
07-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Thanks and thanks----
I'm praying everything is well...
Will know tomorrow.

drmo913
07-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Awesome news! The "nodule" that was seen was only the joining of blood vessels-unique to my body. -but looked like an anomaly when on the edge of a CT scan!
Thanks for everyone praying.
Thanks so much.

thefab5willisclan
07-13-2012, 10:35 PM
Awesome news! The "nodule" that was seen was only the joining of blood vessels-unique to my body. -but looked like an anomaly when on the edge of a CT scan!
Thanks for everyone praying.
Thanks so much.

Awesome!!!

likestocanoe
07-14-2012, 10:42 AM
Good news for our geocaching family! ! !

topkitty98
07-15-2012, 12:48 AM
Excellent, drmo!

Steal Your Cache
07-18-2012, 06:30 AM
everyone keep rhone in your prayers as he has under gone a couple procedures to help with back issues. seems to be helping but it never hurts to give a little extra prayer power.

Nukeworker
07-18-2012, 10:01 AM
Thank you to our geocaching family and friends for all your prayers, emails, and love as RBG had yet another surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on July 11th. This was number 8 total (fourth since December) and we safely returned home late last night. RBG is doing well and appreciates everyone's concern. We are praying for an uncomplicated recovery so that she can finally get back to enjoying life after this 5 year medical journey. Thank you everyone, NW & RBG

likestocanoe
07-19-2012, 05:54 AM
You guys are still in my prayers for a quick and healthy recovery. Glad to hear that you made it home safe and sound! How are you feeling after the tick fever? About time you both got a break.

gingerose
07-22-2012, 07:59 AM
I just got this notification from a dfn that was logged early this morning concerning cachers here in Arkanas. My prayers go out to this family!!!

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1K04Z

drmo913
07-28-2012, 08:07 AM
My prayers as well.

MathSeeker
09-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Edie Young Obryant

(https://www.facebook.com/edie.obryant)Need prayers for my family..Today soon after leaving home with my grandkids I rounded a curve and hit my son and his girlfriend head on ..Everyone is released from the hospital but Blake and he is still in Ark Children hospital.




Edie Young Obryant (https://www.facebook.com/edie.obryant)

Blake is in Surgery ..Please him up the prayers will give update as soon as we hear anything




Edieo and her family need our prayers. The above quotes are from her facebook page.

likestocanoe
10-02-2012, 08:26 AM
Edie Young Obryant (https://www.facebook.com/edie.obryant)
Update Blake eat a little breakfast and might get to come home later today ..Still a long road to recoverly ..Phillip and Jasmyne have a follow up appointment this after.

Jffok
10-02-2012, 04:45 PM
I am keeping Edie and her family in my thoughts and prayer.

rklmbl
10-03-2012, 04:58 AM
Prayers for Edie and her family.

Woodwalker9
10-12-2012, 07:26 AM
I got a call from Ron White this morning and he was not in an area where he could post this and asked me to do it.

Prayer is asked for Judy Franklin(jffok) and her family. A family member is in, I believe he said St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock.

Our prayers are with you Judy.

Jffok
10-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Thank you all for your prayers.

Jffok
10-18-2012, 07:26 PM
Thank you all for the prayers. Several geocachers contacted me and it really shows that you can have some good friends and strong bonds through geocaching.

Woodwalker9
11-16-2012, 08:43 AM
For those who are unaware, Ron Laster, aka rkl of rklmbl, underwent knee replacement surgery Wednesday in Hot Springs. The surgery went well and he is recovering as expected. They are hoping he will get to go home Saturday.

There are some rough days ahead as he faces physical therapy and our prayer is that he will recover quickly and they can get back on the trails very soon.

SJClimber
11-16-2012, 11:50 AM
Okay Ron, wonderful news. You are truly bionic below the hips now!! Hoping for a speedy, uncomplicated recovery..

thefab5willisclan
11-17-2012, 06:03 AM
Hope and pray that RKL has a speedy recovery.

I do know that you can't keep a good man down!

knkincabot
11-17-2012, 10:43 AM
Hey Ron - you know you guys are always in our prayers! Glad to hear that everything went as planned with the surgery and now on to a speedy recovery. Maribeth, we'll pray for your strength and patience during the recovery process! :)

Jffok
11-18-2012, 08:08 AM
For those who are unaware, Ron Laster, aka rkl of rklmbl, underwent knee replacement surgery Wednesday in Hot Springs. The surgery went well and he is recovering as expected. They are hoping he will get to go home Saturday.

There are some rough days ahead as he faces physical therapy and our prayer is that he will recover quickly and they can get back on the trails very soon.

My prayers are with Ron at this time. Hoping for a speedy recovery for him.

Jffok
11-18-2012, 08:12 AM
I am once again asking prayers for my husband. Since May 2012 he has been hospitalized 5 times. Twice in Little Rock in St. Vincent and three times in Fort Smith,Ar. It looks like he will be returning to St. Vincent again for another major surgery. Early Dec. I know God is in charge of all this and will hear our prayers. Thank each of you. Jffok

Nukeworker
11-18-2012, 08:19 PM
We're keeping Ron and Judy's husband in our thoughts and prayers as they face medical challenges.

likestocanoe
11-19-2012, 08:01 AM
Ron, Maribeth, and Judy's husband are in my prayers. Ron, hope you are up and rolling quickly....

SJClimber
11-19-2012, 09:21 AM
So sorry to hear about your husband Judy. We'll add you all to the prayers each day.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
11-20-2012, 08:40 AM
Our prayers are with you all.

Flyfishingcachers
11-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Judy we will be remembering your husband and you in our prayers. Ron, hoping you are having a good recovery and getting stronger every day, we are remembering you in our prayers also.

rklmbl
11-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Judy, we were sad to see the post about your husband and will keep him in our prayers and you too.

Update on Ron: Brought him home Wednesday evening after 8 days in the hospital. Got a long way to go but it's so great that he could finally come home. Hospital food sucks but hospital food on Thanksgiving really sucks.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
11-24-2012, 11:20 AM
Update on Ron: Brought him home Wednesday evening after 8 days in the hospital. Got a long way to go but it's so great that he could finally come home. Hospital food sucks but hospital food on Thanksgiving really sucks.

Glad to hear that you guys are back at the house! Hope and Pray that you will be able to stay away from the hospital for awhile. I agree with the hospital food statement. Still praying.

Jffok
11-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Judy, we were sad to see the post about your husband and will keep him in our prayers and you too.

Update on Ron: Brought him home Wednesday evening after 8 days in the hospital. Got a long way to go but it's so great that he could finally come home. Hospital food sucks but hospital food on Thanksgiving really sucks.

Glad that Ron is home. Much better than being in the hospital. Thanksgiving dinner my daughter and I fixed and then we took took a plate for each of us and went to the hospital and had dinner together. Worked pretty well.

drmo913
11-25-2012, 08:08 AM
Hey Guys-

Adding another prayer concern.

David and Kristy Polacek (friendly muggles) lost the 7 month year old son from an auto-immune disease. The funeral is tomorrow afternoon.

Cover'm up in prayer if you don't mind.

Thanks!

dexterjg
11-26-2012, 07:07 PM
For those who are unaware, Ron Laster, aka rkl of rklmbl, underwent knee replacement surgery Wednesday in Hot Springs. The surgery went well and he is recovering as expected. They are hoping he will get to go home Saturday.

There are some rough days ahead as he faces physical therapy and our prayer is that he will recover quickly and they can get back on the trails very soon.

Hope you have a speedy recovery!!!!!

Jffok
11-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Hey Guys-

Adding another prayer concern.

David and Kristy Polacek (friendly muggles) lost the 7 month year old son from an auto-immune disease. The funeral is tomorrow afternoon.

Cover'm up in prayer if you don't mind.

Thanks!
My prayers are with this family.

topkitty98
11-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Morgan,
i just saw this, but will be praying for them. There is no hurt so deep or ongoing as losing your child. Do they have other children?
Beth

likestocanoe
01-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Judy, praying for this family. Can not even imagine what they are going through.

likestocanoe
01-08-2013, 09:54 AM
We would like to lift Ron White and Mona up in prayer and are asking that you join us. Ron has had some set backs after his surgery and needs our prayers.

knkincabot
02-11-2013, 07:56 PM
I am not sure how many of you all know, but Pam (I'd Rather Be Caching (IRBC)) was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago. She had surgery to remove what could be and is now on life support. I just received a text stating that the family has decided to remove her from live support as of tonight. Please keep the family in your thoughts a prayers.

Kent (KnKinCabot)

MathSeeker
02-11-2013, 08:14 PM
So sorry to hear about Pam. We will keep the family in our prayers.

knkincabot
02-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Sorry everyone for the fast post however, Pam's mom (my aunt) was just taken to the hospital due to a heart attack. This is my dad sister and on top of all this, we just had my mom's sister funeral today.

Kent

Mickey McGillicutty
02-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Kent & Kim, May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.

arkfiremedic
02-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Prayers sent you guys way.

rklmbl
02-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Our prayers are with your family. So sorry to hear about Pam and your aunts. Didn't know you and Pam were related.

likestocanoe
02-12-2013, 07:36 AM
We are both so sorry to hear about Pam. She was so full of life and happy. Praying for your family. Praying your aunt heals quickly.

SJClimber
02-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Prayers for you, those living in need and those departed. So sorry..

Nukeworker
02-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Sending our prayers to all. We're so sorry

ronwhite
02-12-2013, 01:57 PM
Prayers lifted up!

knkincabot
02-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. This morning as we traveled to Hot Springs for another funeral and to keep our grandson, my mom called to say that Pam had passed away. Her mom, my aunt Femmie, is doing much better and is resting. The doctor believes it was more of stress and anxiety then anything else. Believe it or not, but Geocaching has helped us to keep on keeping on. It has been a good distraction! Thank you all and remember that words can not express the thankfulness we have for our caching family.
Kent and Kim (KnKinCabot)

thefab5willisclan
02-17-2013, 09:12 PM
We had the pleasure of Caching with Pam in Burns park one day, and she was a lot of fun. She will be missed.

Jffok
02-19-2013, 09:43 PM
I was glad to see this thread highlighted in the first Arkansas Geocachers newsletter.

rklmbl
02-20-2013, 05:23 AM
Margaret of 2ports sent us an email saying that her son Chris (the second half of 2ports) fell and broke his leg and had to have surgery to put a plate in his leg. He is currently in rehab at Dardanelle hospital and we don't know when he will be able to walk again. She is staying with him. Lifting up prayers.

likestocanoe
02-20-2013, 07:01 AM
Prayers for Chris..... May he heal quickly and strong.

butch724
02-20-2013, 07:45 AM
The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

- James 5:16 (NRSV)

Dear Lord, we are thankful for the path of prayer, by which we may come to you on behalf of our neighbors. Amen.

drmo913
02-22-2013, 06:42 AM
The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

- James 5:16 (NRSV)

Dear Lord, we are thankful for the path of prayer, by which we may come to you on behalf of our neighbors. Amen.

Amen

OldRiverRunner
03-17-2013, 09:34 AM
I heard at the CITO in Russellville yesterday that Maribeth Laster's mother passed away early yesterday morning. Let us all keep Maribeth & Ron (rklmbl), and their families, in our prayers in this time of grief.

cfd29
03-17-2013, 11:57 AM
Sending prayers their way. Sorry to hear about this.

Nukeworker
03-17-2013, 12:00 PM
Sending RKLMBL our sympathies, thoughts, love, and prayers. Please let us know if we can help you in any way, NW & RBG

drmo913
03-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Always is tough losing a love one.
Adding Ron and Maribeth to the prayer list.

ronwhite
03-17-2013, 07:27 PM
Meribeth - keeping you and Ron in our prayers!

likestocanoe
03-18-2013, 06:03 AM
The second "Mommy" we have lost recently. Prayers for Maribeth and continuing to pray for Mona (Mrs. ronwhite). It is so hard to lose a parent and pray that God will give them strength during this time. So sorry for your losses.

SJClimber
03-18-2013, 02:34 PM
Prayers for those in sorrow and in need.

rklmbl
03-22-2013, 05:35 AM
Thanks to all of you for your kind words. It does make a difference to know that friends care. Mona, we had not heard about your Mom until we read Sandy's post on this thread. So sorry for your loss.

ronwhite
03-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Need to keep Jim Fryar in your prayers. He had surgery Wednesday morning and went home yesterday. Last I heard from Sandy, he was in quite a bit of pain.

Nukeworker
03-22-2013, 07:17 PM
Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers

butch724
03-23-2013, 03:17 AM
Gracious God, thank you for your grace we find in the words of scripture. Thank you for the comfort and healing you bring as we read and listen to your word. Amen.

likestocanoe
03-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Thank you, Ron, for the prayers and the prayer request. Jim is better this morning and is not in as much discomfort. One prayers answered. Now, please pray that the pathology report comes back good? Thanks!

rklmbl
03-26-2013, 03:55 AM
Prayers for Jim. Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted.

specialteacher
03-30-2013, 11:27 AM
I had not looked at this thread in a little bit. I am so sorry to hear of all the losses of cacher's family members. I also didn't realize that Ken you were related to Pam. I had fun caching with her several times. I pray that all those recently having surgery and suffering from illness will have a quick and uneventful healing. Edie had surgery yesterday for her broken arm. It looks like she broke hers like I did a few years back and it will be a slow healing progress. She has screws in her hand and arm up to a device that allows it to heal straight. She has gotten into photography so much this will be difficult for her. Prayers to all those hurting right now.

Hope to see you on the trail.
Special Teacher

rklmbl
03-31-2013, 04:33 AM
Prayers for Edie.

likestocanoe
04-01-2013, 06:23 AM
I have a very specific prayer request even though the Lord has His plan... Pray for a clear biopsy report today on Jimmy's lymph nodes and that the mass in his kidney is nothing to worry about? We are heading to Little Rock this morning. A very special thank you to those that have been praying for us.

ronwhite
04-01-2013, 06:31 AM
Time for the Lord to work his healing plan! Praying!!!

MathSeeker
04-01-2013, 06:45 AM
Jim and Sandy, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. God is in control!

Nukeworker
04-01-2013, 10:19 AM
Jim & Sandy, Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers while sending you our love.

arkfiremedic
04-01-2013, 12:37 PM
To both of you I send my prayers. Please keep us informed and if you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

Jffok
04-01-2013, 01:20 PM
Jim and Sandy you are both in my prayers. And the Lord hears and answers prayers. Safe travels.

Jffok
04-01-2013, 01:24 PM
I have not been on here in awhile so I want to extend my thoughts and sympathy to those who have lost loved ones.

likestocanoe
04-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Thank you to each of you that have had us in your prayers these last few months. We so appreciate you - more than you will ever know. The cancer was Stage 3, but the doctor thinks that he got everything. We will follow-up in three months. Until then, we trust the Lord will handle this and that our prayers will be answered.

specialteacher
04-07-2013, 10:19 PM
I am glad to hear that the doctor got all of it. Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery.

rklmbl
07-10-2013, 06:27 AM
We just found out that Old River Runner's father passed away Monday. Prayers for you and your family.

Nukeworker
07-10-2013, 07:22 PM
Sending ORR and family our prayers and deepest sympathies for your loss. May you be comforted at this time by the memories of your time together. We are so sorry.

likestocanoe
07-11-2013, 06:30 AM
Prayers for your family during this difficult and sad time. May you cherish each memory and moment you had together.

SJClimber
07-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Our prayers for you and your family, Frank.

Flyfishingcachers
07-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Sorry for your loss Frank, we are praying for you & your family.

arkfiremedic
07-11-2013, 11:37 PM
Sending out prayers to you and your family, ORR.

Jffok
07-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Old River Runner I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Prayers are uplifted for you and your family.

ronwhite
07-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Thinking of you and your family.

paris1time
07-13-2013, 05:41 AM
:( So sorry to hear this. Prayers for Frank and all of his family.

apache_scout
07-13-2013, 09:48 AM
Frank,
We too are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Coon&Bud
07-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Frank, my condolences on the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Safe travels to and from Virginia. Coon&Bud

Gaddiel
07-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Frank, please know that our prayers are with you and the family. We are praying that God will send His comfort and healing.

Wayne

drmo913
07-20-2013, 06:57 AM
Just saw the post concerning, your dad, Frank.
Praying for you. For strength, comfort, understanding.

Losing loved ones is always hard.
But memories are precious and are always cherished.

It's the memories that I have held on to. Sometimes, I cry a little when I smell certain scents or hear certain sounds because it triggers a memory. But it's always with a wistful smile.

God be with you, my friend.

rklmbl
08-18-2013, 04:16 AM
Please keep Nukeworker and Racquetball Girl (Sue and Ken Hayes) in your prayers. Sue will be undergoing her 9th surgery at the Mayo Clinic tomorrow (August 19). According to the doc, this surgery is going to be much more involved than they were hoping with a long recovery time. They truly need the support and caring and prayers of friends and family (which we all are through geocaching).

likestocanoe
08-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Sue and Ken, I have said a prayer for you both and will continue to keep you in my prayers. Please let us know how the surgery and recovery goes, rklmbl?

jclaudii
08-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Prayers are going up for Sue and Ken!

SJClimber
08-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Sue, you made the prayer list, but via unfortunate circumstances. Our best for a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted on the recovery Ken..

likestocanoe
08-20-2013, 12:19 PM
Any news from Sue?

Nukeworker
08-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Thank you everyone who has been concerned about Sue's surgery & recovery. The operation lasted 4 hours and was more involved than expected. Today, Sue is in a lot of pain, has nausea, plus vomiting which increases the pain. They got Sue up walking Monday night just hours after surgery. They are encouraging her to walk several time a day. Sue has no appetite, but Popsicles taste good. Tonight our favorite nurse is assigned to Sue's care. That proves we've been here too many times!
We appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, concern, & love. Thank you everyone, Ken (& Sue)

MathSeeker
08-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the update Ken. You and Sue are both in our prayers.

Flyfishingcachers
08-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Ken & Sue, we are praying for a good recovery process and everything goes well.

likestocanoe
08-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Thank you, Ken, for the update. Understanding how difficult it is to find a moment to post - you are appreciated. Prayers for you both. Take care of yourself, also.

apache_scout
08-22-2013, 02:23 PM
Ken and Sue,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you a speedy recovery.
Jim and Susan

Nukeworker
08-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Thank you everyone for your continued concern, prayers, and friendship. I am seeing a slight improvement in Sue with each passing day. She has a long recovery this time and we are praying that there are no setbacks with infection. It truly has helped her to know that folks are thinking of us during this continuing journey. Thank you so much.

likestocanoe
08-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Hey, Sue..... you are tougher that you think. Hang in there! There are lots of us out here praying for you.

SJClimber
08-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Sue & Ken, Glad there is improvement. Sue, you need to heal fast and get back to the pickleball :D You have our prayers daily. Take care...

Nukeworker
08-28-2013, 10:25 AM
We pulled into Russellville late Monday night from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sue's having a few bumps in the road as she recovers from surgery #9, but hopefully the remaining 11 weeks will go smoothly and quickly. Thank you all for the concern, thoughts, and prayers. It has truly helped Sue's spirit to know that so many are with us in spirit. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Woodwalker9
09-18-2013, 07:29 AM
I received word this week that Jimmy Poor, aka firechief1956, has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors were to remove a kidney tomorrow, but complications have postponed that operation. He will meet with another doctor before determining when to proceed with the operation.

Please remember Jimmy and his family as they face this difficult time.

drmo913
09-26-2013, 05:22 AM
I received word this week that Jimmy Poor, aka firechief1956, has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors were to remove a kidney tomorrow, but complications have postponed that operation. He will meet with another doctor before determining when to proceed with the operation.

Please remember Jimmy and his family as they face this difficult time.

Sad to hear!
But praying.
Is there an update?

Woodwalker9
10-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Jimmy is to have surgery Wednesday morning, Oct. 9th at St. Vincent in Little Rock.

Please keep him, his family, and the doctors in your prayer.

Woodwalker9
10-09-2013, 10:34 AM
No good news to report this morning. During pre-surgery test this morning, they were unable to get Jimmy's blood to clot. They gave him plasma three different times with no change. They are now giving him whole blood and will send him home this afternoon. They will regroup and decide when to try again.

Please continue to keep this family in your prayers.

Nukeworker
10-09-2013, 11:21 AM
Prayers being sent

rklmbl
10-10-2013, 05:01 AM
Prayers for Jimmy and his family

likestocanoe
10-10-2013, 08:24 PM
So sorry to hear this. Prayers.

Woodwalker9
10-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Doctors now have Jimmy's blood as it should be and have scheduled his surgery for Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Please continue to remember Jimmy and his family in your prayers

Woodwalker9
11-05-2013, 03:57 PM
Jimmy had his surgery today. Everything went as the doctors had hoped. They were able to remove the Kidney and the cancer that was inside the vein going from the Kidney to his heart. They have him in ICU and stable. He still has a long rough road ahead. Please continue to keep him and his family on your prayer list.

Nukeworker
11-05-2013, 06:39 PM
Prayers being sent

likestocanoe
11-06-2013, 09:54 PM
Praying The Lord provides a rapid healing for him.

OldRiverRunner
11-07-2013, 07:40 AM
Please say a prayer for Sue Hayes (aka Racquetball Girl, or RBG) to get well soon. She was unable to attend our local "Back To Space" event last night because she "has experienced some medical setbacks the past two days, including a medication reaction" (this is quoted from husband Ken's (Nukeworker's) log for the event, as he made a brief appearance at the event). Sue, please know that we are there for you and keeping you in our prayers!

likestocanoe
11-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Sue, prayers being said for you.

arkfiremedic
11-08-2013, 10:38 AM
Prayers going out to Sue as well from Lower Arkansas.

Nukeworker
11-08-2013, 12:35 PM
My medical issues seem so minor to some others that have posted on this site, but I truly appreciate the thoughts, concern, and prayers. I'm still climbing that mountain towards good health with lots of determination. Thank you so much, Sue

rklmbl
11-10-2013, 04:49 AM
Please keep Judy Franklin (jffok) and family in prayer as they are going through some tough times. Judy, our prayers are with you.

rklmbl
11-10-2013, 04:51 AM
Please keep Patricia Thomas and her family in your prayers. Our time with Terry was short but he was a great guy to be with. R.I.P. Down in the Woods.

rklmbl
11-10-2013, 04:52 AM
Sue, you are always in our prayers. Sorry to read about your setback.

Nukeworker
11-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Thoughts and prayers for Patricia Thomas, Judy Franklin, and both of their families. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

likestocanoe
11-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Mr. Down in the woods passed away November 8, 2013 and his funeral service was today. Please keep Patricia, his wife and their daughter, Shana, in your prayers.

MathSeeker
01-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Jim Sick aka sayitagain had a total hip replacement yesterday morning. Barb Sick, his wife said he is doing good.

Please keep Jim and Barb in your prayers.

Nukeworker
01-29-2014, 09:21 PM
We need to ask everyone for their prayers this evening. Our two year old granddaughter, Naomi, has been admitted to the hospital with 104.4 temperature from pneumonia. It's a scary experience for all of us. Thank you

OldRiverRunner
01-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Ken & Sue,

Rhonda's and my prayers are being said tonight for Naomi for a speedy recovery, and for you and your family for strength to sustain you through this crisis.

Nukeworker
01-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Thanks Frank and Rhonda.

Naomi update: Her temperature is staying down with meds, but keeps spiking to 104+ when the meds run out. There is a slight improvement with her alertness. The IV's were started late last night in the hospital. Unfortunately, now her 6 month old brother, Gavin, has a temp of 103 despite 2 doses of tamaflu and being nursed. Beth is waiting the doctor to return her call. He is considered high-risk because of his age.

Please continue to pray. Mom and Dad are beyond exhausted.
Thank you

arkfiremedic
01-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Prayers are being said for you all. 2ter had a two week horrible bout of mono last spring with Temps only controlled with Tylenol and Advil until the Tylenol started eating her liver and her liver enzymes went off the chart so we had to stop the Tylenol. It was a very scary time for us as well. Of course as I'm sure you know that you just want to take the sickness out of the children and put it back onto yourself so they can feel better. Hopefully and pray-fully they both will get this behind them and their parents can get some rest. Please keep us updated on their status.

Nukeworker
01-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Thank you arkfiremedic and others that have kept us in your prayers. We are so sorry to hear of 2ter's past illness and are glad she has recovered. Having a sick child is just so heartbreaking.

Naomi's temp finally broke this evening. She will probably remain in the hospital another day or two, but we are hopeful she is on the road towards a full recovery with no setbacks. Her brother, Gavin, is still running a fever with Tylenol. The doctor is monitoring the situation and will be running more tests on him in the morning if the fever doesn't break before then.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and long distance hugs.

Nukeworker
01-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Naomi got to go home from the hospital today and has returned to her normal, smiley personality. Gavin is still running a low grade temperature so they are watching him closely.

Thank you everyone who has kept us all in their thoughts and prayers. Beth and Matt have felt surrounded by love during this stressful time.
Thank you, Sue and Ken

OldRiverRunner
06-26-2014, 07:33 PM
I just learned that arkfiremedic (Justin Murphree) has been tentatively diagnosed with hypernephroma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_cell_carcinoma) on his right kidney and will have to have a nephrectomy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephrectomy) in the next couple weeks. Justin and his family need our prayers right now! May God be with him during his surgery and recovery.

arkfiremedic
06-27-2014, 06:29 AM
I just learned that arkfiremedic (Justin Murphree) has been tentatively diagnosed with hypernephroma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_cell_carcinoma) on his right kidney and will have to have a nephrectomy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephrectomy) in the next couple weeks. Justin and his family need our prayers right now! May God be with him during his surgery and recovery.


Thank you for the prayers and kind words, Frank.

perm74
06-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Justin,
If there is anything I can ever do for you please feel free to ask. You are in my thoughts. One of the nicest people I know!

Nukeworker
06-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Justin and family, You are all in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out during this difficult time. Hugs, Sue and Ken

rklmbl
06-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Justin,

You all are in our prayers. God has this. He'll take care of you.

Buckshot/MamaLlama
06-30-2014, 08:47 AM
Prayers lifted up for Justin and family.

likestocanoe
06-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Justin, you know that you, Kerry, and Rachael are in my prayers many times each day. Will not stop praying. Our Lord has this and you in His loving arms.

arkfiremedic
07-02-2014, 11:13 AM
Thank you ALL for your continued prayers. Just a little update on my current situation for those who may not have or seen FaceBook. Long story short- Chronic Back Pain sent me to my doctor who sent me to Little Rock for Radio Frequency X4 times over the last year to ablate some troublesome nerves in my back. Last 2 times really didn't touch the pain. Repeat MRI detected continued degeneration in my spine among other back ailments but also detected what has been tentatively diagnosed as a large malignant mass on my right kidney (believed to be 'some' of the cause of back pain). Back to Little Rock to a Urologist who has scheduled "robotic partial nephrectomy" which means he will go in and remove the cancerous mass and a "portion" of my right kidney. He believes he can save up to 90% of my right kidney and "hopes" the cancer has not spread. A bone scan will be completed to ensure it has not spread before the surgery date of July 30 at St. Vincent in Little Rock if there is no cancellations before then. Thanks again guys for your continued prayers. Hopefully I'll be back out on the trail soon after!

Nukeworker
07-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Justin, we appreciate the update during this stressful time. Please know that you and your family are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

SJClimber
07-05-2014, 09:42 PM
Agree. Justin you remain in our prayers. Our best for a successful surgery and a rapid complete recovery devoid of complications..

MathSeeker
07-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Please be in prayer for Tim Stone. He is in the hospital with an infection in both legs, fluid build up, and blood pressure issues as well. Tim is in Conway Regional and has been since July 1.

Pray for Lorna and the rest of the family as well.

arkfiremedic
07-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Please be in prayer for Tim Stone. He is in the hospital with an infection in both legs, fluid build up, and blood pressure issues as well. Tim is in Conway Regional and has been since July 1.

Pray for Lorna and the rest of the family as well.
Prayers up for Tim and family.

rklmbl
07-12-2014, 04:46 AM
Many prayers for Tim and Lorna and family.

likestocanoe
07-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Tim, Lorna and kids you have our prayers.

drmo913
07-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Prayers for Justin and Tim being offered this morning.

OldRiverRunner
07-13-2014, 09:32 AM
May God be with Tim and his family during this time of illness. And may Tim be blessed with a speedy recovery. Amen.

Nukeworker
07-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Keeping our geocaching friends (currently Justin and Tim) in our thoughts and prayers as they each face medical issues. Please know that you are surrounded by our hugs long distance.

MathSeeker
07-29-2014, 05:14 PM
For all those who have asked about me and my surgery the plan is as follows:

I have to be at St. Vincent in the morning (Tuesday) for all the pre-register paperwork and pre-surgery testing at 08:30 a.m.

I have to be there Wednesday morning at 08:00 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. surgery. The procedure is called a robotic partial nephrectomy where they will take the presumed malignant mass off of my right kidney and a portion of my right kidney. Dr. Mooney said he really didn't know much of my kidney he could save until he got inside and looked around.

Thank you all again for all the cards, texts, well wishes, calls, and especially your prayers.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

The above quote was posted by Justin aka arkfiremedic on Facebook.
Please lift him up in prayer, especially tomorrow during the surgery.

likestocanoe
07-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Prayers for Justin and his family tomorrow and in the coming days and weeks.

Flyfishingcachers
07-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Same Doctor as Glynn had for his surgery. He is in good hands with God and Doctor!!

drmo913
07-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Praying for Justin today.

SJClimber
07-30-2014, 08:25 AM
You bet. Prayer in order. Justin is in the hands of a good surgeon..

MathSeeker
07-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Continue to pray for Justin, Kerry, and Rachel.
Justin came through surgery, but had to go back to the operating room due to excessive bleeding. He got in his hospital room around 9:00pm. He is in a lot of pain. It was a long and stressful day for the family. Keep praying for his recovery.