Thursday, August 15, 2013

This I believe about medical challenges

Living life with medical challenges gives us pause. We often wonder about the battles we face.  Many who suffer procedure after procedure, indignity after indignity tire. We are left wondering if it is worth the battle. If we see our life as living for the next medical issue to arise, is that a life worth while. When what we have to look forward to is more pain, more surgeries the costs to our families both financially and emotionally "why?". Why fight it? I have battled the CVID now for almost three years. With the fear of job loss=insurance loss always hovering.
For every moment. Every moment that we have matters.

Last evening I shared my heart with my husband. I told him how it is to have such seeming unfairness. This week after finally overcoming having both arms reattached at the shoulder labium now another issue is resurfacing. I have been successfully addressing the PTSD cortisol syndrome. I have been able to get back into life and be active at home. Pain again accosts me. After not wanting to face another doctor office for a few weeks, I was forced to, or that is at least how it felt. I am now with bursitis in my right hip, lumbar sprain, stinosis is worse and the disc is degenerated between #4 and #3 vertibre. I will get an injection in hip next week and after the MRI  an injection at the least in the back. There may be a bone spur. The sciatic nerve is being pressed as well as my spinal column. More PAIN! ARG! I had an injection of anti inflammatory medication and patches for it as well. I am unable to take the pills they make me sick. The patches are so expensive but are working pretty well. Insurance is such a blessing. I never knew that the patches for inflammation even existed.

I stopped blogging in part because of the tendency to resend into a cave when I am hurting.

 My dear husband sent me this today. Click on the link. It really set my mind in a better state of courage to face the next thing.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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