Prayer Requests 7-10-17

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Psalm 125

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people
    both now and forevermore.

The scepter of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
    for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.

Lord, do good to those who are good,
    to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways
    the Lord will banish with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-10-17

  1. Early this morning is my long-delayed endodontist consultation. I’m not at all convinced at this point that I need a root canal, much less two (which my dentist said might also be possible), but they might have other ideas. Prayers for wisdom in decision-making, based on what they tell me. I am thankful I don’t have to decide on the spot.

    May I also request prayers that the bad headache I had overnight would go away? It is less now than a few hours ago, but still worse than any I’ve had in a long time.


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  2. I am taking an exam at 2:30 this afternoon. I am as prepared as I will ever be but I am making myself sick over it because if I don’t pass it, I will have to tell everyone I am not licensed in Florida and I will have to study more and retake it.
    I know my problem. I need to s l o w down and r e a d the question in it’s entirety before I look at the answers and choose one. Sometimes I think I know the answer and there is a trick.

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  3. No root canal or anything else needed! Everything looks good now, and feels good, too. Thank you so much for your prayers!

    Headache’s gone, too! 🙂

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  4. Last evening, Hubby saw a flash of light in his right eye, & then his vision in that eye dimmed for a while. The vision did come back to normal, but of course, we are still concerned. One concern is that it could be an indication of his retina detaching, which would need to be remedied quickly so he doesn’t lose sight in that eye.

    He is expecting a call back from our eye doctor, so he may go in today to have it checked. Please pray it is not retinal detachment, & for wisdom for the doctor. Thank you.

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  5. Thanks for praying. Hubby’s eye is fine. (He was able to squeeze in an appointment with the eye doctor in the middle of his work day.)

    6 Arrows – I had thought about that possibility, too, but he’s been fine in every other way since then.

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  6. Glad to hear your hubby’s eye is fine, Kizzie.

    I asked the endodontist just what he thought may have caused all that pain back in May. He could only speculate, but named three possibilities:

    1. Sinus problems that caused pain radiating down in such a way it would feel like toothache. I understood what he meant by that, because I did experience something similar once a few years ago — sinus congestion that caused a throbbing feeling in an upper tooth or teeth in that vicinity, but which was not actually any tooth problem itself. He said that a lot of times positional pain, like what I was experiencing in May (couldn’t lie down, or look down while I was upright, without a great deal of pain), points toward sinus issues. I’ve had some sinus congestion in the past, but not this year at all, so I don’t think that was my problem this time.

    2. Pain from being open for a long time at the dentist appointment a few days earlier. I’m inclined to believe it wasn’t that, either, though it’s true I had a long appointment, due to not only prepping the tooth for the crown — #31, far in the back on the lower right side of my mouth — but also getting a cavity filled on the upper right at the same appointment. We figured that since I was already going to be numbed on that side, might as well do the filling, too. But it seems to me that pain resulting from simply being open for a long time would manifest soon afterward — like within hours, not 2 1/2 days later with sudden, excruciating onset when I was pain-free in the days before that.

    (The sudden onset was what led my dentist to believe there might be an infection in there, but the antibiotics did nothing, as far as I can tell, to help. As I mentioned when going through this (I think), antibiotics have always brought me rapid response — within 24 hours — and healing, but this time I got to the fourth or fifth day with no improvement whatsoever until I started some new home remedies that some of you guys and other sources mentioned, while continuing the antibiotics to the end of the course. It is possible, I suppose, that I did have a bacterial infection that was harder to clear up than any others I’d had, but, if so, that was very atypical compared to my previous history.)

    3. The pain may have been muscle pain from numerous injections of the numbing agent or something. This seems the most plausible explanation to me, though I don’t know anatomy and physiology well enough to know exactly where everything lies in the region where novocaine, etc. is given. Did the dentist hit a nerve somewhere with the syringe or drill? Maybe not, as I would think that kind of pain would be evident as soon as the numbness wore off. For whatever reason, I suspect the pain delay was caused by inflammation that took a couple days to build up.

    I plan to ask my dentist on Friday when I go in to get the temporary crown taken off and the permanent one put on just what he thinks happened, now that we can see everything looks healthy at this point. I would like to know if there’s something we can do to avoid having something like that happen again.

    But I am VERY thankful I don’t have to undergo another assault to my mouth in the form of a root canal!

    Thank you again, everybody, so much, for your prayers.

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