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First Full day in CA

By Scot Pollok on

Getting to gather with hundreds of our church family yesterday morning was a great blessing to me (Scot). It was joyful and I could sense the presence of God in an unusual way. I was refreshing to have a morning schedule that is more typical to the past - 2 services with some adult communities...

Heavy Anticipation

By Scot Pollok on

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (or tight places). Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and the though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea: though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake with swelling pride. The LORD...

Major Answered Prayer

By Scot Pollok on

We have a date in mid-August!  I received a call yesterday afternoon from Cedars Sinai - the helpful scheduling lady - and learned that she seems to have been really working on this case for us. She had a few cancellations that created space for Liza to do the DSM test (see previous post...

Still waiting for a schedule...

By Scot Pollok on

Everyday last week we had some form of communication with the scheduler at Cedars Sinai - a phone call or email. She is still trying to get us in sooner than September 23. There seem to be two problems, and I mention them for the purpose of specific prayer.  First, although we've never had...

Stage 2 back in CA...but when?

By Scot Pollok on

Okay. So last week, I was away from my family speaking at a family camp that my family usually attends with me. But I ran solo this time and Liza stayed at home, flat and mostly in bed. The kids had some friends over and tried to recreate the camp vibe at our address. In the middle of last week...

First Post-2nd-Blood Patch Infusion and Potential Futures

By Scot Pollok on

The awkwardness of the post title above well reflects the difficulty of returning from such a hard - in many ways traumatic - week for Liza, straight back into a normal pain management infusion, as if nothing intervening had been done. The funny part of Monday was that our infusion-tech-friend...

Home Now on a Short Day

By Scot Pollok on

We are home and settled in. We left the hotel at almost exactly noon. A quick stop for coffee and then off to the airport, a quick 30 minute drive. It was tricky last time finding the right entrance at the small airport we flew out of, and it was equally tricky today. Just bad planning on my...

Saturday and Numbers

By Scot Pollok on

Last night was about the same as the previous two. Liza's headache is a little worse, she thinks. The aching pain and discomfort continue. She is in bed 23.75 hours of the day for the past few days, sitting up occasionally. But the pain and pressure continue. And of course that is the point of a...

Friday

By Scot Pollok on

Night two was a bit better than night one. The pain and aches in Liza's back continues, which is expected. She does not like adjusting positions in the night, it hurts a lot. But we were able to remove the small bandages from her back - take a good look - and replace them with new...

Thursday Morning

By Scot Pollok on

2:10PM. So night one, post triple-targeted-blood patch, was okay. That's the only word that really fits: okay. Liza slept off and on with significant discomfort in the injection sites, but we both made up for the lesser quality of sleep with quantity. At least we tried. She still feels the same...

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