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Prayer request for HEAT!
NOTE: I'm posting this with Heat's permission ...
My good friend Heat here in Arizona has been experiencing some discomfort with his eye the past several months. After viewing MRI results, yesterday Heat's ophthalmologist told him that he has a mass/tumor in the orbit behind his right eye. Heat has an appointment scheduled with a specialist in about 10 days.
Nick(Heat) is a man of faith (Christian believer). As such, he'd very much appreciate any and all of your prayers for God's healing. Nick knows God has him in His hands through all this, but the news is unsettling for his family nonetheless. A special prayer too for Nick's 2-year-old daughter that God will comfort her in this time of uncertainty.
On a side note (although this may sound a bit petty considering everything): This year Nick finally was successful with a VERY hard-to-draw Arizona cow buffalo tag for the North Kaibab (it runs 2 weeks starting July 15). How great would it be if he'd still be able to make that hunt! :-)
Heat has been a special member of Bowsite for many years. Your prayers and support will mean a lot ...
Prayers sent. God is always in control even when we are unsure!
Prayers sent. Good luck Nick.
Prayers sent from a fellow Christian.
Prayers from Iowa and positive thoughts your way, Nick.
Prayers from Scar and Family! We are Christian, but we will pray for anyone in need! God Bless Heat! Have faith in the Lord Brother!
In our thoughts and prayers from HI Nick.
Get that fixed up and get healthy.... you still have that HI hunt to do yet.... =D
Prayers up ! Here's hoping you come through this in good shape and get to make your hunt !
Yikes, that's scary stuff. Sorry to hear that. Keep your chin up though and don't despair. These things are often treatable.
Praying for you Nick. Ed F
Prayers from KY. Get well Heat, you have many more tags to punch.
Thanks a lot guys! Your prayers and overall support really means a lot. Humbling to say the least. I am incredibly blessed!
If you've read many of my older posts before I became a little more "civilized" I can be a pretty ornery cuss when need be! This thing doesn't know who it started a fight with! Plus I have Faith in the Almighty that He will see us through. Much obliged guys!
Prayers sent. I know of way too many cases of "1 of a million" tumors. I do know of one young fellow that had eye trouble and was diagnosed with a tumor about 3 or 4 years ago. With no treatment they monitor it for growth and fortunately it hasn't grown(fingers crossed).... so there is hope.
Thoughts and healing prayers sent. get well, Nick
Beat, it, Heat!
We're all praying for you and rooting for you!
Prayers for Nick & his daughter. Forrest
Will be praying for Heat and family. God Bless!
prayers sent for Heat and his Family
More thoughts and prayers from Wyoming Heat.
Best to you, Heat. If its any consolation, my beloved yellow lab had one of those inocular tumors 8 years ago, it was removed, and she's still going strong. Hope your outcome is as positive as hers.
Prayers from a Wisconsin christian
You've got this....I'm not even worried.....but if I was a bison cow, I would be!!
Dang, sorry to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Prayers for you, your family and medical personnel who will be working with you. Keep the faith.
I wish you luck and a speedy recovery!
Nick, prayers from Ohio sent your way.
Nick, prayers from Ohio sent your way.
Nick You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers from ND.
AMEN BROTHERS!!! KEEP IT GOING!
Prayer sent Heat. I added an "Oh by the way Lord, if it is alright with You it would be great is Heat can go on that buffalo hunt." I am satisfied our Lord knows how much those hunts mean to us.
Praying for Heat and family.
I'm blown away guys! Can't express how much this means to me and my family! I am eternally grateful.
Thanks for posting this Lv2hnt! Our friend Heat is a class act and if anyone can fight back I know he can! As already stated Nick, you are in my continued prayers. Talk to you soon. You as well Lv2hnt.
Damn it Nick, just saw this,,There if you need anything!
Prayers sent for a good outcome!
Prayers from Utah
Hang in there Nick!!
Good luck, Robb
Prayers sent from MN for you and your family!
Thinking of you man. You are in our thoughts. Beat this!
Prayers sent from MO to you and your family!
You're in my thoughts and prayers!
Prayers from Montana. You can beat this!
Prayers sent sir, good luck to you & your family, we have your back here!
Prayers set from Tn.Good luck Lewis
Prayers from CO. Have faith friend
prayers to you and your family!
Prayer to you and your family.
Prayer from Missouri Nick.
Thoughts and prayers Nick!
Prayers for a speedy recovery. Twenty one years ago my older brother had a tumor removed from behind his right eye the size of a tennis ball. The tumor had pressed and compacted his optic nerve causing a bulged eye and blurred vision. Within weeks of surgery he had full vision back in that eye and has not been troubled by it since. With todays advancements and technology his surgery and recovery should go well. Keep the faith Heat.
Another prayer sent from Colorado, hope things work out.
Prayers for you and your family.
Prayers from Oklahoma, get well Nick. You got this!
Good luck and hang in there. Prayers from Ohio.
Done. Keep the faith and God bless
Praying for you and your family!
Healed and whole quickly , in Jesus' name!
Through the valley bro! Eyes up!
Thoughts and prayer for Nick, his family, the doctors, nurses, and the medical staff involved in his care from Montana.
More prayers from Wisconsin.
Prayers sent your way Nick!
Prayers from NJ. Get well soon.
Prayers that its benign and that you make a full and speedy recovery!
I'm very sorry to hear about your eye and about how long it's going to take to see a specialist. I hope he has very positive news about your prognosis.
You are in my prayers today.
Best of luck with that Nick!
Sorry to hear that Nick. We're pulling for you in Chicago.
My kids will be praying for your daughter too.
The POWER of Prayer and positive thought! Prayers sent from PA! Hang in there, Brother! ;-)
Any follow-up on how Nick is doing?
Good luck, Robb
Many Prayers from New Mexico.
Other than having a small lesion behind my eye I am OK guys. Most of the time I hardly know its there. Nonetheless it has to go! I am most thankful for all the support which has really helped keep my spirits high. I am incredibly honored and humbled by the outpouring of love. Going to see an oculoplastic surgeon at UCSD on the 9th. We'll know more sometime after that I hope. It's the not knowing that sucks. Please keep us in your prayers; this thing is far from over.
God Bless You All!
HEAT (NICK), I had tumor removed from vocal cord and artery blockage removed on same day in Feb. this year PRV. 3: 5-6 MY prayers are with you Broter. ISA. 53-5 & ROM. 8-28 GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.
HOOSIER (IN AZ.)
"And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19
I'm praying for you brother.
Going to UCSD tomorrow to meet with the surgeon. Not sure what is going to happen other than an eye exam. I hope he can diagnose my tumor with the MRI images.
Please keep us in your prayers!
Thank You and God Bless You All!
God Bless you Heat. Please keep us up to date.
Good luck! Keep us posted.
Prayers sent your way Heat.
Prayers from TX Heat. God bless.
Still no diagnosis. Dr ordered CT scan now. Wants to see the bone.
God bless you Nick. God is the great physican and God is in control. Prayers sent for you.
Prayers from MT. Heal quick, best of luck with the hard to draw tag. You'll be there sooner then you think.
Prayers for a speedy and full recovery from this sir!
Dang it Heat. Just back from vacation and read this. Kick it in the butt and we will take another pic together after!! Prayers for you my man!!
Kicking this back to the top for more prayers.
+++Prayers to you from NM.
CT scan this morning. I pray that this test reveals what the doctor needs to begin my treatment. Ready to get this show on the road!
Good Luck and Prayers your way brother! Keep us posted!
Kick it in the azz Heat!!! Best to you and yours from me and mine.
Best of luck. Praying for you.
Hope he finds what he needs also. Prayers from Montana. Hunt
Prayers Heat, best of luck.
Positive vibes and more prayers on the way! Stay strong!
Keep positive! Prayers sent.
Praying for you dear brother that the Lord Jesus will encourage your heart and give you and your family His peace and strength in the midst of this storm. And may His healing power course through your body and make you whole and complete in Jesus blessed name! Your brother in Colorado!
Get after that ol' buffalo!
Nick, Prayers for you and your family. Your brother in Christ!
Prayers for you and your family and the good doctors who will make you better. what is the latest/
Continued prayers from Texas.....
Heat's eye itself seems to be okay at this point. Tumor appears to be in frontal bone directly behind and a bit to the outer side of his right eyebrow. Keep with the prayers!
Get well bow brotha prayers up to the big guy Lewis
Still in our thoughts, Nick!
Praying this is just a bump in the road!
I wanted to update you all with the latest from the doctor who I saw yesterday. He is more worried about digging around in there to do a biopsy than he is about what the lesion is doing so for now we are just going to take a breather, check it again with an MRI in 3 months and go from there. This lesion is very small, and doesn't seem to be presenting many symptoms that the doctor is concerned about. I am not experiencing much discomfort so for now everything is fine. This is pretty much the best case scenario I could have asked for. Many thanks for all the prayers, support, and concern! You all helped me keep my spirits high throughout this ordeal and I can't thank you all enough. Please feel free to continue to pray but be sure to thank God for all the blessings we receive! Many prayers have been answered. Praise the Lord for that!
Glad to hear your report! That's good news!
That's great news! Now go kill us a Buffalo . Have a great weekend. Hunt
God is good! Bless His name! Now go plan an epic hunt and give us a cool story. Mike
Peace be with you! God Bless!
Prayers are working, sending more!!
Peace be with you! God Bless!
Great news Nick! Now go kill that buffalo!!
So glad to hear that! We all tend to take our sense's for granted until we don't have there use and sight is special! God Bless!
Prayers still with you and your family.
Great News Heat and keep us posted. Now go and have some fun!
Prayers sent for continued good health. Sometimes I wonder how many of us live with undiagnosed lesions, tumors, etc. because of no symptons or otherwise ill effects. Its just those that find out that deal with the everlasting stress.
That is good news, now on with life and keep the faith!!
That's good to hear!
And you are still in our prayers.
Have a great hunt!
That's great news Heat.
My doctor chose the exact same avenue back in 2010 following two inconclusive lung biopsies. Had quarterly scans for two years and he backed off to bi-annual scans in 2012. In those three years, nothing changed on the scans, so he discontinued the scans and basically told me to contact him if anything changes. That was 3-1/2 years ago. The lesions are still there, but apparently quite dormant. Lessons learned...life is short and tomorrow is promised to no one. Get what you want out of life while you can.
Praying for a similar result for you brother. Now get out there and do what you love!
Great news Heat! God Bless!
Sweet. I agree, get that buffler killed!! Stay strong.
Nick, Glad to hear the news. As Marvin said go kill that Buffulo buddy!
Glad to hear the good news!
That is great news and the best of hunting and luck on your upcoming Bow Buff hunt down there in Az. ~~ Nick.
Good luck, Robb
Great new sir, I pray it vanishes before the 3 months is over.