Cari Lee
By Cari Lee Latest Reply 2011-03-28 10:22:20 -0500
Started 2011-03-23 11:25:31 -0500






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Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson 2011-03-28 07:07:07 -0500 Report

I will pray for you! Our God is amazing and everything is in His hands! Praying for you!

jayabee52 2011-03-28 10:22:20 -0500 Report

Thank you very much Percy! I have been there and back unfortunately Cari still needs her surgery due to anestheologist nix-ing the operation. Cari had a continuation of pneumonia. She has not seemed to be able to get rid of it. They'll reasess in 3 weeks to see if her situation has changed enough to go ahead

Guardianstone 2011-03-27 11:33:58 -0500 Report

Cari hon, prayers stll here for you and James. Get well.
Gods blessings
Guardian stone

jayabee52 2011-03-27 18:43:17 -0500 Report

Thanks for that GS!

I think I had the guardian angels working overtime on Friday. I didn't quite get over the mountains between Vernal and SLC (Provo) before it started snowing. At one point I did a 360 degree on the mountain just outside Heber city. Fortunately I didn't make contact with any other traffic or with the "jersey wall" on the right. It was about 28 degrees at that point and I was far enough out of town I really couldn't turn back. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to shoot up a quick prayer.

Guardianstone 2011-03-28 01:43:31 -0500 Report

Glad to see you still have your sense of humor (response to GB).
While you have that you keep your sence of balance and power over fear.
Use more care on the road. I did 2 1/2 360 on my way home one night in Wichita Ks. Facing a semi of highly flamable on black ice. Humor kept me going, shaking and panic kept me frozen to the steering wheel after I got home. Be well friend.
God bless
Guardian stone

jayabee52 2011-03-28 03:02:40 -0500 Report

Thanks GS. I try to do my best.

Semi of highly flammable? Your guardian angels were working time and a half! On black ice? Triple time!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-27 20:54:03 -0500 Report

Glad you were looked out for. That canyon is sneaky. The ice line can creep on you.

jayabee52 2011-03-27 20:58:37 -0500 Report

yep my guardian angels were working overtime most of the way home. It wasn't TOO bad going 1-15 south toward St George, but there were a couple spots where the road was covered with snow.

Are/were you familiar with US40 w out of Heber city?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-27 21:56:08 -0500 Report

Unless they have added more Jersey barriers, you were most likely where the creek broadens and the road narrows, just short of where you turn North to go to Heber City?

Emma2412 2011-03-25 23:49:05 -0500 Report

Hope your surgery went well. What was it for?

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-26 10:48:00 -0500 Report

Thanks, Emma, for ur kind words. I was supposed to have the rest of my Thyroid removed due to cancer but ended up with Pneumonia in the right lung so Dr.s said no. They said in about 3 weeks. Hope it's gone by then.

Emma2412 2011-03-27 17:28:03 -0500 Report

Thyroid problems can be very serious, I've heard. What exactly is the problem? I don't know a thing about our thyroid gland and what it does. Does it effect the diabetes?

Keddiekilowatt 2011-03-25 22:57:10 -0500 Report

Cari, I sorry you have to wait some more, but at least you are where the doctors can treat that pneumonia and you can get strong again. You & James are in my prayers.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-25 23:15:15 -0500 Report

Thank u so much,Keddie, ur prayers and kind words mean so much to me. I know God will make the time right.

Keddiekilowatt 2011-03-26 10:10:40 -0500 Report

Your welcome. I hope today you feel better. I know pnuemonia can be real hard on you. Get your rest.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-26 10:44:32 -0500 Report

I do feel better today. Coughing is down to a minimum now. Thank God. I am resting as much as i can. ( U know how that goes) lol.
Take care,

Keddiekilowatt 2011-03-26 11:59:53 -0500 Report

Yes I do know. (lol) I am glad the coughing is down that wears you out a lot. I will and you take care too.
Keddie (a.k.a. Karen)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-25 11:20:13 -0500 Report

It is so frustrating for you to face another few weeks of waiting plus battling pneumonia. God's timing isn't on our schedule ( I have to remind myself of this often). He delays for a reason which we may or may not ever learn.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-25 22:26:04 -0500 Report

Yes, i remind myself of that often, too, but i rely on HIM to know what is best for me.
Thanks so much for ur kind words and concern.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-25 11:15:05 -0500 Report

Hi All,
I just wanted to thank EVERYONE for all of your prayers and kind words while i waited for surgery(that didn't happen). As James told u below, I have pneumonia in my right lung again and they wouldn't operate. Barring any complications again, it will hopefully be in about 3 weeks.

James left to go back to LV this morning at 9am. Please pray for his safe return.
We have bad weather coming and i am very concerned for his safety driving in the mountains,here.

Thank u all again for ur prayers and kindnesses. Maybe i can get this over and done with in the next 3 weeks. I am sure going to try.

Blessings to all, Cari
9:10 PM Friday, 3/25/11

Just a P.S. to this…

James is in St.George, UT. (about 2 hours No. of Las Vegas) at this moment. He is very tired, so he stopped for the night. He had a real rough time goiing thru the mountains this morning. Lots of snow fall and slippery roads. Thank God, he is
out of that now.
Thanks again for ur prayers for his safe return home. They r so appreciated.


MewElla 2011-03-25 11:25:03 -0500 Report

My thoughts and prayers continue for you and James, as he travels back to LV and for your recovery from pheumonia. Please rest, take care of yourself and keep us updated, for you are one special lady to us all.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-25 22:22:35 -0500 Report

Oh, Thank u so much, MewElla.
I am trying to rest, but u know how that goes when u have a loved one on the road. I will keep u updated.
Thanks for ur kind words.

jayabee52 2011-03-24 23:33:45 -0500 Report

Thanks for your prayers and words of encouragement to all'yall.

I did make it to Vernal in time to take Cari to the hospital. And I can say that your prayers worked. Just not in the way, perhaps any of us would have wanted.

We got her there, and got her in the prep room. She was coughing a bit so, to be sure, they took an x-ray to check her lung. Her pneumonia had returned to her right lung, and the anastheologist would not clear her for surgery. She has to wait another 3 weeks for the pneumonia to clear.

We prayed for Cari Lee's safety, and since the surgery could not safely be performed, it was not allowed to proceed. So . . . . even though we were disappointed the surgery could not be done, she is safe for the time being.

I write these words from the Motel 6 in Vernal where I will stay the night before I go back to Cari's place and hug her before I return to LV tomorrow. (No, I can't stay the 3 wks).

We did have a nice time the rest of the day.

Cari is now on antibiotics again for the pneumo.

I must get some rest to be fresh for the return trip tomorrow morning.

I just pray that she can get this cancer out the next time.

Blessings to all y'all


MewElla 2011-03-25 11:26:05 -0500 Report

God be with you as you travel James. Plse drop us short note to let us know you are safely back home…Take care my friend

moora 2011-03-25 09:08:54 -0500 Report

Drive Safely James. I am Cari couldn't go through her surgery. Hope she gets better soon and they successfully do the surgery soon.

AuntieBear 2011-03-25 02:57:32 -0500 Report

Please have a safe trip back to LV. As for Cari, I hope she gets better soon and the new surgery date comes fast and everything goes well so she can be better.


pixsidust 2011-03-25 00:29:35 -0500 Report

God Bless you James and your kindness, Friends , People like you are the rare finds in this world. I am so touched to read of your compassion. Thank you for being a testament that there is truly goodness and hope in mankind

sNerTs1 2011-03-24 23:23:33 -0500 Report

Oh gosh I have not been here. James did you make it ok? Cari I pray your surgery went well and God is taking good care of you. I will keep you and James in my prayers so you are healthy soon.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

imsuzie2 2011-03-24 23:12:52 -0500 Report

James, you are amazing!!! I just read this and hope you arrived ok and in time to be with Cari Lee. My thoughts and angels are with you!

pixsidust 2011-03-24 14:08:20 -0500 Report

Be strong, be encouraged and know you are loved. Let us know how you are as soon as you can. I pray you and james can be together during this time

Hopieland 2011-03-24 01:57:36 -0500 Report

Friends call me Hopie, and I will definitely add my earnest prayers to all yours! James, I usually wake up between 3 & 4 AM PST and will for sure be praying for you both. I'm thrilled to learn of this need. I'll pass it on to the prayer circle I'm part of and we will help see you through this with prayer. Cari Lee, God Bless you as you finally get this surgery. Not up on details, but God is! So rest tonight and hug James for all us in his effort to be with you.

dietcherry 2011-03-23 22:30:48 -0500 Report

Oh dear I just am now seeing this; I hope the surgery went well Cari and Godspeed in your recovery!!!!

jayabee52 2011-03-23 22:38:03 -0500 Report

You're not too late Renee! Her surgery won't be until Thur 3/24 (tommorow for me at this point) @ 10 AM MDT.

I have not yet made it to Cari, but have stopped in Provo UT for the night (see my posting further down)

Still, thanks for your good wishes.

dietcherry 2011-03-23 23:46:24 -0500 Report

Yes I kept reading after posting and realized it was you James that she was talking about! Have a safe trip and blessings to you for being such a great friend to Cari in her time of need!!!!!!!

GabbyPA 2011-03-23 19:40:53 -0500 Report

You couldn't be in better hands. We will all be keeping both of you in our prayers and thoughts.

jayabee52 2011-03-23 22:12:54 -0500 Report

I know God has his angels with me, (actually both of us). Thanks for those prayers and kind words & thoughts

jayabee52 2011-03-23 19:11:16 -0500 Report

Thanks Cari for setting up this discussion.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers. The guardian angels had their hands full today, and then again will have tomorrow AM about 5A Mountain Daylight time

As Cari already knows, I am staying the night in Provo UT, about 3 hrs from Vernal. I got here and didn't think it safe for me to continue. So I got a motel rm and crashed for a bit. I feel better now.

I plan to get up at 4 A local time get on the road again @5 A which SHOULD (God willing) put me in Vernal about 8 A. with time to spare to get Cari to the hospital @ 10 A.

I still covet your prayers. I pray that when I go to bed again tonight I'll sleep well (had trouble sleeping Tues night).

I pray that Cari gets enough sleep tonight too, and that her pneumonia & HBP lowers, so she can FINALLY get her cancerous thyroid removed completely.

Thanks to all for your prayers.
Praying blessings upon you and yours!

James Baker

Dev 2011-03-23 19:19:20 -0500 Report

Wow! that is quite a road trip. I am glad you decided the stop over tonight. Good luck driving tomorrow. Be safe. And pass on my good wishes to Cari as well.

It is amazing thing you are doing, driving all the way to support a friend.

jayabee52 2011-03-23 22:04:35 -0500 Report

Thanks Dev!

I am maybe starting to get a bit of sense in my middle age. Before I would have just pushed on no matter how tired I got, (or would lay the car seat back for a "snap" - short nap).

I will pass the good wishes on to Cari tomorrow.

Keddiekilowatt 2011-03-23 15:28:11 -0500 Report

My prayers are with you both. May God give you and James the strength to go through this.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-23 17:53:18 -0500 Report

Thank u so much, Keddie, I have my suspicions that James will have more strength than i to go thru this. He is an amazingly strong person, with an abundance of faith.