I cannot believe the incredible healing that has taken place in my body in such a short amount of time. After so many years of such suffering, I am excited about life and wake up with a BIG SMILE on my face each day. I don't have to endure the tremendous pain, and fatigue that have been my constant companion these past 12 1/2 years. I can wake up knowing that I will have the energy to do something simple like take a shower, and not have it wipe me out for the day. And I can take a shower standing up! Yippee! And I can put my own shoes on, another Yippee! Thank you Jesus :)
I can go out with friends and enjoy a casual dinner, without paying for it the next 2 or 3 days. I can do some inconsequential things around the house like laundry, or washing the dishes, or just picking up clothes and putting them away, in one day - not in three days!
These may seem like mundane tasks to you, but tasks like this would take me hours and hours, and often, I would have to space them out like this: my goal today is unloading the dishwasher and cleaning up the kitchen and then I'll lay down for a couple of hours. I'll take a shower and then that's it for the day. Tomorrow, my goal is to fold those 3 loads of laundry and put them away. Whoppee! Then the next day, my goal was to hang up my husband clean shirts and pants.And so on and so on.
I would go on the computer for an hour or so, but would have to lay down because my head was pounding and my neuropathic pain all over my body was so intense, especially in my legs I just couldn't sit there for one more minute. These blog posts I was doing, were literally taking me days to do each one. I enjoyed doing them, but never could I do them in one day, or I would pay for it, for days and days. I was determined to do them, because I knew that God was going to be honored, somehow and someway.
This has been my life, especially over the last 3 years, as MS has taken over my life. It has been a drag, but I think I got used to it and figured, this was my lot in life, so I was going to have to make the best of it. I've always been a glass is half full kinda girl, and I wasn't going to let MS beat me-- no way!I was determined to look up in the midst of my suffering, knowing that God, in His time would deliver me.
Then, along comes a simple 90 minute angioplasty surgery called CCSVI. It's only been 8 days since my surgery, but now have the energy and the cognitive power abilities to dream about the future! Can I possibly drive again? Or maybe go back to work part time? Or help other people fulfill their dreams! Be able to enjoy with my family and possible future grandchildren. My head is bursting with the possibilities that are set before me. It has almost been too much for me to take in in such a short amount of time, but I am taking it in, and I am claiming it and I am thanking the Lord for everything!
I can look forward to and plan events for the first time in a long time, knowing I will have the energy to actually accomplish them. It's like God has opened up the world for me, after so much time. I feel like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. Ready to spread my wings and fly for the Lord!
This is such an answered prayer, friends. I have had so many people, friends and family, praying for my healing for many, many years and God has answered those prayers! He is Faithful :) I know there is still lot of work to do on my part. I know I have much physical therapy to be done, to bring me back to full strength.I know I will have down times, cause I still have MS. But I have hope now, God has begun my healing and the possibilities are endless :)
Please Lord, continue your healing, so I can bring Glory and Honor to you, my Healer and my Lord, Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me these past years. Thank you for hanging on, thank you for not giving up, thank you for believing and knowing that in His time, God was going to heal me, and He has!! All Praise goes to Him! I have claimed my miracle and it has come true! Thank you Jesus!
My verse for today is one of my favorites from Psalm 91:14-16
"Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation."
My prayer for today:
Holy Lord, Jesus my Savior,
Thank you for this blessed healing. Thank you for answering my prayers and the prayers of many. Lord, give me the strength and courage I need each day to move forward with this new life you have bestowed upon me. Help me to look to you each new day as I always do, for your strength. Help me to proclaim your name to the mountain tops O Lord, my redeemer and my salvation.
In Jesus Name I pray,
In Jesus Name I pray,