This is a tough time for too many people that I know.
I have a friend having a horrible time with kidney stones. Another has just been admitted to hospital with a bowel obstruction...since he just had surgery for bowel cancer last year we are pretty scared for him. Another friend's father went into a coma recently for no apparent reason whatsoever while traveling. The family was called as it appeared he was going to die, but he is rallying now, conscious, talking and none of the doctors know what happened or why he is getting better. The whole episode is a complete mystery. For those of you still praying for Cee, he has spent some time this week with a marvellous internist who is taking a great interest in Cee's case, so that is great, as is his recovery from a minor surgery, however his daughter just found out that she may have a serious health issue and is awaiting test results and more doctor's appointments. One of my few remaining aunties, who is in her 90's, is being assessed for a move to a nursing home. She is going downhill not only physically but mentally as well and it is occurring rapidly. Another elderly friend is turning 96 tomorrow and is "celebrating" in hospital after a very serious broken bone repair. The whole experience has left him confused, in pain and very unhappy.
There are other friends with various forms of cancer, MS, awaiting huge surgeries....I could list another twenty specific friends and their ailments. They are friends of all ages. Life is difficult for them right now.
There aren't enough hours in the day to pray exhaustively for so many. I hope my paltry prayers are contributing something to the recovery of these dear ones, but it is tempting to feel completely helpless. Good thing God isn't helpless, isn't it? Wow...he has the whole world's ills to deal with!
So, better leave the blog and get on my knees before bedtime this evening. There are a lot of people who need help, that is for sure.