Dale Erbele

First post: Aug 20, 2019 Latest post: Sep 26, 2019
  A part of my story:  I am suffering from a terminal disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).  Idiopathic meaning there is no known cause and no known cure!!   There are various speculative theories as to causes.  The longevity of an IPF patient is 3 to 5 years (I am in my third year).  A couple of experimental drugs are available with horrible side effects.  IPF is the dying and hardening of the Alveoli (air sacs) and limiting the flow and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. ..also known as hardening of the lungs.   Ones heart has to work overtime trying to pump oxygenated blood throughout your body.  Eventually Hypoxia sets in meaning lack of oxygenated blood breaks down tissues within the body!  In the last stages one will also suffer from congestive heart failure!

Since November 2018 I have been on supplemental oxygen.  Currently I have two oxygen machines in my Assisted Living Apartment  that produce 12 liters of oxygen (settings can go as high as 20 liters).  Movement outside of my apartment demands that I tow oxygen tanks...this greatly limits my mobility!  I constantly have to monitor my oxygen level and my breathing is becoming more labored.

I have also been dealing with diabetic issues for the past 10 or 12 years.  Two weeks ago I also developed an inguinal hernia.  However, because of my limited lung capacity the Drs do not think I would survive the surgery?!

I covet your prayers for healing...a call, visit or e-mail is also appreciated.  My contact information is 

e-mail: jdaleerbele@gmail.com  
Physical address is: 2500 Valleyview Ave. Apart. 109  Bismarck, ND 58501  
Cell phone: 406-670-9738 (however, cannot talk long because of my limited oxygen)