Category: Life


Stearnzie

Recovery – Update 2

36 hours post surgery. Here’s a speed round of updates: New Digs! John is out of the ICU and into his brain and spine recovery room. Score. We were hopeful that this would happen tonight. On his feet! He’s been able to stand up at the end of the bed a handful of times today. […]

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Recovery – Update 1

It’s been about 30 hours since John’s surgery and he  is doing well. He had a CT scan last night and everything is looking good at this point! Pain management is still a primary concern. Not much sleep through the night as he was working hard to normalize his breathing while dealing with all the […]

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Surgery Day Update 3

John is awake and aware. Able to speak and charming the team even though he’s not totally back to being himself just yet. He’s in a significant amount of pain, so he’s asked for prayer in that area specifically. Actually, when I asked if he wanted to communicate anything to you all, he SANG “pray […]

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Surgery Day Update 2

John is out of surgery and we just spoke with the surgeon and his team. I’ll keep this update brief. Smooth and straightforward. These are the words used by the surgeon to describe the operation. They were able to accomplish exactly what they had prepared for. Very thankful for this report. John is being transferred […]

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Surgery Day Update 1

Hi folks, This is Alex, John’s buddy from way back. I’ll be here on his website giving the play-by-play today. He wanted to provide updates during this process because there have been so many people providing encouragement and provision over the past month or so. When he spread the word about what was going on […]

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Surpassing Peace

6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6&7 NLT Peace. It’s an interesting thing. […]

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CSF and Living Water

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.” John 7:38 – The Message In my first post, I asked for prayer regarding an additional MRI that I needed […]

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Chiari 1 Malformation Story

***Please note, this post was from my original gofundme page, my goal has been reached and surpassed so there is no need to give. I post this only for the purpose of helping inform those who have yet to hear my Chiari diagnosis.*** “You MUST have brain surgery, not just for your symptoms, but to […]

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Hope?

The idea of hope is gut wrenching, and yet it is the very thing that drives our motivation as believers in Christ. The tattoo pictured above is an interpretation of Ephesians 2:4-5 NLT – “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of […]

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Progress…. 2014 / 2015

Journal Entry from 1/5/14 I have been waiting a long time to post this journal entry from the first part of the year. I am ready now. Thanks for reading. “If you know me, you would think that healthy confidence abounds, however, to really know me involves insight to an immense amount of insecurity about […]

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