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Praying for you. The tendon release will help. Had two toes done last year.

Helen Washington

Praying Joanne.
Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
I love seeing you posting more and more.
Much love to you.

Bobbie Lutz

Will pray for those butterflies in your tummy to fly away while you sleep tonight and that you will find a calmness when you wake up. Rest peacefully, sweet Joanne.


It's such an incredible blessing to read your posts.


I'm so glad that your parents had a nice trip and that you had a good time as well! Praying for you to have a peace tonight and a quick recovery:)


Prayers sent your way.


So good to read your post it sounds like you are gaining more independence and I am so happy for you!Sending prayers your way for tomorrow take care and keep us posted!


I'm so glad there is something to be done about the curling and the painful toenail... I will pray for you tomorrow and the coming week especially. Joanne, what are you reading lately??? Anything of note?

Genie Cowden

Prayers for your surgery and recovery! Love your posts!



Karen Booker Schelhaas

Praying for your surgery, Joanne!!!

Ruthy :o)

Reminded of a song Expect a Miracle when you Pray, expect a Miracle every day, for when you expect it God will find away to perform a miracle for you each day x

YOU are a miracle x praying you will rest in knowing Father God does all things well x

Romans 8 v 28 ALL not some :o)

Lots o Love as Always xxx

Pam Houston

Joining all in prayer for you and successful surgery and speedy recovery for you Joanne! So delighted to hear what a great and relaxing time your dear folks had while in Vail. Believing for you to gain great ground once you have recovered from this needful and necessary surgery, and the corrections will help and facilitate your walking even more, now that you are cane free. Keep us posted on your recovery as you are our miracle girl and you bring us all such joy as you share the answers to prayer and we see life overcoming in you!
Lovingly in Him,
Pam Houston So. Cal "Siesta"

Jan Maniatis

Wonderful what drs. Can do. You are in my prayers for success, no pain, and a complete recovery healing if tendons, toes etc. Be brave. Brave girl! Jan


Makes my tummy feel funny too, just thinking about it! :) Medicine has made so many great strides, though. Thankful you don't have to recover from anesthesia too. Praying for successful surgery, relief from pain & quick healing. Glad they had a great time away & that you had a good time at home!

Barb from CNY

Praying for you right now! So glad your parents had a good time away, and WOO HOO for you for getting completely dressed!! So proud of you! Continues prayer for a quick recovery from the tendon release.


Will pray now for your a successful surgery, minimum pain and a speedy recovery.



Saying prayers!

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