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Stearnzie

1 Month Post Surgery

 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT I realize its been a few weeks since I have updated those following my story. Upon that realization, it […]

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Recovery Update 4

Home – The first 5 days ***disclaimer, I’m not going to proof read this as looking at a screen too long hurts, so please excuse any typos*** Day 1 – The trip home from the hospital was a bit painful and bumpy, but once I settled in, I was able to keep the pain at […]

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Recovery – Update 3

HEADED HOME. That’s right folks. John has been absolutely crushing it and at about 2pm today (8/25) he got into the passenger seat of a car and headed to his apartment. Over the past 24 hours he continued to progress as he spent a little more time on his feet, was sitting and eating at […]

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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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