A Prayer for Lawrence Auster

Kristor at The Orthosphere is organizing a massed intercessory prayer on behalf of Lawrence Auster, who has battled cancer for some time and is currently having severe complications. The prayer will take place on January, 13th, from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. This is a wonderful idea and I hope that all of you will participate.

Lawrence Auster has touched a great number of lives, mine most certainly included. I and many, many others owe him an immense debt of gratitude for his knowledge and insight, but we are also much indebted to him for providing us with inspiration that is so often needed in our world today. Won’t you please join in this prayer next Sunday. If you have any comments or questions concerning the event, Kristor is asking that you please leave them at The Orthosphere.

  • Thomas Patton

    Since I could not find an email address for Mr. Auster, I am sending him this message through your site. It concerns his present illness. A few years back I went through a period of excruciating stomach pain – so much that most of the time I could only curl up on the floor (more relief than on a bed) and moan for hours on end. I had examinations, ex-rays, etc; by a gastroenterologist, and nothing could be identified. On a hospital visit one day, I was told I would have to wait for some time, but soon was rescued by a nurse who found me leaning up against a wall crying and took pity on me. She took me to some room (I don’t remember much about it) and later an MRI was performed.

    The MRI showed some anomaly in my proximal small intestine (jejunum), but nothing definitive. Finally, I underwent an exploratory operation, and the surgeon found a segment of the jejunum that had significantly narrowed, a condition which severely restricted the amount of matter that could pass through. That, in turn, caused swelling, bloating, and tremendous pain (grossly, it also cause me on one occasion to vomit stool). Ultimately, the surgeon removed an 8-inch segment of the narrowed intestine, and after a slow recovery there has been no recurrence (I try to limit intake, as I still detect slow movement through that area). The doctors never could come up with a definitive diagnosis of the condition; they only noted that it was usually observed only in infants. (Coincidentally, I has pyloric stenosis as an infant).

    I realize that this is a long-shot resemblance of symptoms, but I hate to think of anyone going through that kind of helpless pain. God bless him.

    Tom Patton
    Gainesville, FL

    If this is of any aid to Mr. Auster, I will be happy to pass on any information concerning the physicians, surgeons, et al and etc., at the University of Florida Medical School who were involved in my case.

  • http://www.doublethinknot.com Thor Christopher

    Mr, Patton,
    I have forwarded your advice to Mr. Auster. If you wish, you may find his contact information at his website – http://www.amnation.com/vfr/.