Written by cycleguy on February 1st, 2021

Hey all of you who read this!  All two of you anyway. 🙂  I have a prayer request.  As many of you know I have been having some health issues related to my positive test for Covid. Nothing serious like many. No breathing issues. No need for a ventilator.  No hospitalization. My heart goes out to those who have suffered so much.

However, I have am what they have called a long-hauler.  I tested positive on December 21st and stayed in jail for 14 days. I ventured out on Sunday to preach since both Jo and Ryan (our youth pastor) also had tested positive. We were the only ones to show up.  I lost my sense of smell and taste for about a week, but the greatest (I thought) was being tired. I slept a lot and got nothing done I thought I would get done.  But since Christmas morning I have lost between 40-50 pounds because of my inability to keep things in and down (occasionally).  All blood tests have come back negative, as have all other tests.  Chest x-ray.  Negative.  CT scan. Negative. Coloscopy. No tumor, polyps or mass.  I finally had an MRI last week which showed some renegade stones. The doctor initially told me I had a mass of a suspicious nature. I’m glad it was not what it sounded like. So today I go in for him to get the stones out of there. He said they have come out of the bladder and entered the tube heading into the pancreas. There is a little “v-like” bend in the tube and they are close to that and he said I would NOT want the stones to reach that. So out they come today.

I’d appreciate your prayers for me and Jo at 2:00 today (Monday). You may get this after the fact…you can still pray for recovery.  I’m looking forward to getting my life back where I can ride and lift and put on weight. I’ve had all kinds of offers from people that I can have their weight but it doesn’t work that way. 🙂 

Thanks again for praying. I’ll keep you posted on how things went. I’m not concerned. God’s got this.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Praying for you big time, Bill! Do keep us apprised of how things go during recovery.

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    40 – 50 pounds is quite a loss, friend. I hope today went well, that you and Jo are resting at home, and that you are experiencing that peace that passes understanding.

    Praying right now …

  3. Oh, gosh, I just read this. Hope you are at home resting from your what ever you had done today. I lost about 20, same reason, too much coming out of me. Thanks God it is over and I have gained about 4 pounds back which I did not need. Covid hit my disgestive system and my kidneys the hardest. Will be praying for you brother.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thank you Betty for your prayers. They are much appreciated even though they were after the fact. I’m still mending from Covid’s after affects and will have to have another surgery. So please keep them coming. And I’m glad to hear you are on the mend.

  4. Ed says:

    I wish I could lose 20 pounds!
    Praying for you Bill!