Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stroke

Dear friends, this week it was discovered that I have had a pretty serious stroke.  Serious in that the part of my brain that has been affected was fairly large.  Through the Grace of God, however, I have had zero noticeable effects of this stroke.

I spent 4 days in the wonderful care of doctors and nurses at St. Francis Hospital as they tried to figure out why the stroke happened.  Despite their diligent work, they could not locate the source of the stroke. 

They have referred me on to the Mayo Clinic, where I will visit in a few weeks.  The Mayo Clinic specializes in cases like mine that defy the normal battery of tests and procedures.

I know that before, during, and after (and always) that there are lots of people praying for me and for their priests.  I appreciate that, and ask for your continued prayers.

I am very much at peace, and have been given medication to ensure that until I can get further diagnosed, I will not have another stroke.

I have been given the green light to carry on with my priestly ministry as normal with the encouragement from the doctor to take it easy. 

Thanks again for your ongoing prayers.

31 comments:

  1. May God continue to bless you in every way.

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    1. Praying for you, Father. God bless.

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    2. Brother (sorry I am Mennonite), my prayer is with you for total healing. I am rejoicing with you that there are zero side affects. You are His instrument. I am so thankful for your teaching.

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  2. Take it easy like the doctor said until you find the cause.

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  3. sad you're under so much attack, begging God to hold you tight, you're one of the best soldiers, but gotta be mild and listen to the doctors for now... Happy Advent

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  4. God has a way of getting our attention! Happy to hear that you are listening. May God be praised in every season, especially those we’d rather not be ours. Prayers assured.

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  5. By any chance did you have a recent vaccination? I'm not kidding here...there have been people who have suffered strokes and seizures because they reacted to the adjuvants used.

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  6. Sorry to hear this, but glad you're okay. I know you are under Our Lady's mantle. I will pray for your protection and healing.

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  7. So sorry to hear this Father, please get well soon.

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  8. Can't keep a good man down! Prayers for your health!

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  9. Have you been feeling any insomnia or vibrations when you lay down to rest? The enemy has what people are calling directed energy weapons. I do not know all the correct names for the weapons, but they are remote and hardly noticeable. I believe there must be technology available to detect incoming signals. Praying for your health.🙏

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  11. Praying for you daily. Thank God you experience no I'll effects from this.

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  12. Fr.I am putting you on St.Joseph's prayer line. Praying for your protection and healing.

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  13. Lord have mercy Fr. Hollowell, sending prayers your way@

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  14. FATHER, KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS.

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  15. Father, You are in our prayers for continued recovery. God bless you.

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  16. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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  17. I will be praying for you and asking the angels to stand watch over you. Jesus has this Father. God bless you and grant you peace. +++

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  18. Your work here on earth is not yet complete.

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  19. Praying for you, friend! God bless you.

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  20. Father..... I am shocked. We are going to be storming heaven with prayers to protect you. "He's" not going to get his way. Your great work will keep being spread!

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  21. Praying for you Father! It’s a miracle that you have had no side effects! My husband has had 2 strokes and we know all about it. Prayers for the right doctors and treatment going forward. God Bless and May the Blessed Virgin protect you.

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  22. Father, if you need help with anything, please send me a message.

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  23. Prayers to you Father.....May the Holy Family bless and protect you!

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  24. We will have to "up" our prayer level for you - both for quick resolution, and in thanks that you've had no terrible effects. Oscar Staudt. (Susan and I sat across the aisle from you for most of the Holy Land trip last summer). Let me know what's the best way to get a note to you every now and then that's not in a public forum. (wb5gcx at gmail dot com) (oscar at thestaudts dot com)

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  26. May God be at your side every moment of every day. I will pray that he will heal you and bless you as you have blessed others.

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