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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Uncle Tim Gets Hip!

Please join me in keeping my Uncle Tim in prayer today. He is having hip replacement surgery! Below is an email from my Aunt with some specific prayer requests.

The Rabe Family

"Never before known to be fashion conscience Tim none the less is going to be really hip starting tomorrow! :-D

He will be having hip replacement surgery at 10:30 am. He needs to get a shot of radiation at the health campus at 7:00 am (this is due to bone spurs) and then we need to head over to Lancaster General.

For those who don't know, Tim has had arthritis since childhood and his hip in recent years has given him a lot of pain, and he has had poor mobility. He has continued his amazing work schedule and rarely complains, but when he went into the doctor for his annual check up late last year, he finally mentioned it. The doctor had an xray done, and was frankly shocked at how bad his hip was and that he was just now giving it some attention. The orthopedic docs all look at the xray and go "that hurts".

So a new hip. It is an answer to prayer. Tim's concerns about restrictions at work and mobility after the surgery were all answered and we feel like this is going to be a huge blessing! The rest of us are worried as to how we will be able to keep up with him once he recovers!

He will be home for 6 weeks on disability. The kids and I and Kyle especially will be so spoiled having him home...it will be hard to let him go back to work! We are trusting God for all our needs during this time!

Thanks in advance for your prayer for us!

A few specific requests:

1. That God will be glorified in all we do and say.

2. That the doctor will be able to get everything placed just right.

3. For our little kids as they will be babysat most of the day tomorrow.

4. For my parents and older girls who will be traveling home from California tomorrow.

5. all the tiny, little details that need to come together.

Love
Tim and Deanna"

5 comments:

Ruth said...

Will pray for your uncle and the rest of the family.

tollesons4him said...

I will be praying for your uncle Tim and that his surgery goes smoothly!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Thank you sweet girl!

I am praying for you all today - for goodbyes and for the boys to sleep on the flight to N.Ireland! God's blessings on you!

I am so happy for the internet and blogging so we can keep in touch. See you in June!

Brittany Ann said...

Praying today and will add it in to our dinner/Bible study group's prayers tonight!

Brittany Ann said...

Plus, praying for you traveling Gills, too!