Monday, January 4, 2010

Greetings from the hospital

I have decided to drop a brief note on my blog to let you know how I am doing rather than trying to update all of my emails, facebook posts, etc., since this is this where most of my friends find out how we are doing. So please check here to get updates on me.

I am not doing well, to put it quite simply. This morning was one of considerable pain again. Plus trying to find ways to free up my bladder and bowel movements, and you can tell that life is one big bowl of cherries for me.

It just seems that life is tough right now. I am hallucinating from time to time and yesterday I really really wrestled with whether my life was coming to an end. I still feel that I have things that I want to do however. I am not ready to call it quits yet. But life is getting harder and harder to live and fighting yet another bout of pneumonia has stretched me. So please pray that I will be ready to go when God wants me to go.


Anonymous said...

Hi Glen and Denita,
Just a short note to let you know that you are both very much in our thoughts and prayers and trust God will give you the desirers of your heart.
We are very much enjoying the sunshine and the heat of Arazona and so good to be with Lynn, Dan and the kid's
God bless,

Anonymous said...

We love you, Glenn. We can't begin to tell you everything you mean to us. It's sometimes a challenge for each of us to trust God with the outcome but we know that He loves you and we continue to hold you up to Him.

With prayers and tears,
Jim & Twyla for all of us

Tuneman said...

Sounds really hard. Prayers are with you

mercygraceword said...

Glenn and Denita,
I have never experienced anything like what you are experiencing now. I know that there is nothing I can say to make it better - except what I say in prayer to the one who can surround you with His comfort and speak directly to your heart by His Spirit. I will be continuing to bring you before His throne.

Remi said...

My heart is with you and your family. I sincerely pray, as you have requested, that the Lord Jesus will speak His peace to your heart and make you feel ready to see Him in glory, if it is time for Him to take you home. I pray He will touch you and cause pains to cease somehow. Oh, Lord, we plead for your grace and mercy, standing upon your promise that You will never leave us nor forsake us in every situation. Please minister strength to the spirit man of your son and servant. Please, Lord Jesus. Remi

Anonymous said...

I ask our Maker to walk with you through this extremely tough battle. My prayer is for peace for you whatever He decides to do, even thoughI pray also for healing for you
May He strengthen you and comfort you, Denita and family

Anonymous said...

Glenn, my dear friend, I will continue to pray. Love ya buddy. Stacy

Cheryl said...

Praying for you, Glenn, for an abundance of God's grace with the physical challenges and sweet fellowship with Him.

Miche said...

I just came across your blog today and have been reading through..I see that you are my brother in Christ and I am grieved in my heart over your suffering...but I will not look away from your pain, dear brother, for our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ does not look away. He is not a God far off...and surely Our Savior Jesus has bourne our griefs and carried our sorrows...I am praying for you much the same way as your friend Remi(I wrote it out and then afterward realized she had already typed out what I typed practically). I am subscribing to your blog here and will be watching to see what the Lord will do. Grace and peace to you Glen and family from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ~Michelle M.

Anonymous said...

This is a tough, tough road for you and your family. May you know His everlasting arms around you. Glenn, you have challenged and blessed us and for that I thank God. Eunice

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Penner,

I find myself in a similar situation as you do, and I hope that this comment will not be taken as being merely inquisitive or critical. It comes from someone in distress, as you must be.

So often, there is a high price to pay for palliative care. You relieve the symptoms, then this gives the cancer the permission to advance. Then you hit the next crisis, and the next, because you permitted the previous treatment to take place. Would you see this as being the case in Mr. Penner's situation?

Yet is there an alternative?

Would it be too forward of me to ask what you think has been moving Mr. Penner and yourself in his treatment? Perhaps he was guided by the recommendations of the doctors, or there was the desire to live as long as he might, or perhaps it was simply love for each other that hoped for the best? Or perhaps something I have not thought of?

Perhaps Mr. Penner himself might wish to comment, if he is strong enough.

Are these things that have been a part of your thinking?

Every blessing.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Penner - you continue to be in my prayers and as much as this could lead to utter happiness and joy for you, I am saddened to read this post.

I would like to thank you for your witness and example - you have allowed God to use you to touch lives and bring glory to His name!

God bless you and your family!!!

- Sandie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your journey through your blog. As a church and personally we continue to pray for you and Denita, as well as for your children. May God give you His peace and His strength.

Steve & Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hey Glenn. I can't think of anyone who is ready for you to go! Continuing to pray for you and Denita.
Don Hutchinson

Lorraine said...

You are in my prayers, my brother.

Anonymous said...

May God comfort and bless you and your family


Joe Hendricks said...

Crying as I read this - you are such a champion for the persecuted and such a loving brother in Christ.
Praying hard.. Blessings, Joe

Anonymous said...

Praying daily for you and Denita and family. The Lord is holding you in His Almighty hand and we certainly don't understand His ways. You have walked with and through the suffering of those for whom you've been a voice.
With love and prayers,
Len & Ann