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Let Nothing Turn Me Around

And He said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10

The most common cause of an absent reflex response is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder in which the nerves malfunction because they are damaged or destroyed. An illness or injury can destroy or damage your nerves.

I have peripheral neuropathy in my legs, feet, arms and hand. I have no reflex response in my right arm and a minimum reflex in my right leg. I noticed my right leg and foot were worsening but I did not think too much of it because pain and numbness are part of my life.

I became concern on yesterday after discovering an open cut under one of my toes from a broken mirror several days ago. Several days ago, with no feeling to warn me of the cut. Scary????? However…

I have an upcoming appointment with the orthopedic surgeon to discuss my back/neck and the need for updated EMG/NCS since the neuropathy has worsen. I am also meeting next week another orthopedic surgeon to discuss today’s MRI results of my right shoulder.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Some days I am exhausted from health issues. However, I carry on with minimum complaints and with a smile talking to God and appreciating Him for His constant love and for sustaining me in this troublesome world.

Despite whatever comes my way, I will not allow anything or anyone to turn me around from where I am heading on my spiritual journey. There is a crown of life waiting for me. What about you?

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Christian Blogger, Wife, Mother and Grandmother

14 thoughts on “Let Nothing Turn Me Around

  1. Oh sister, I am so sorry you are in such distress with your health. For a month now I have been experiencing pain in my back and shoulders and numbness and tingling going down my left arm. I put up with it for 2 weeks before I went to the doctor. I see her tomorrow to find out results from osteoporosis test. For now she is saying minimal degenerative changes causing muscle spasms. I tell you what for 4 days now I have slept on the couch. It hurts so bad to lay flat. I told my daughter the other day my pain was at about a nine. I just kept crying asking the Lord to heal me. I do not know why we have to go through these sufferings sometimes. I have more empathy now for others, so that is good. I can feel your pain so to speak. Another good thing that happened is I can see the love in my daughters for their mama. I received a package today of Biofreeze. I didn’t order it, yet it came in the mail with my name on it. My husband didn’t order it, nor did our aunt. I was like what in the world? Right?! So, my younger daughter said maybe I ordered it and don’t remember it lol…..Gotta love her sincerity. I was like no, I would remember that. So, I texted my adult daughters to see if either of them sent it. The oldest said no. She said she wished she would have because that would have been sweet. “Probably Kim,” she said. So, I checked and sure enough my other daughter said “yes it was me”.” She said, “I heard that stuff helps.” She spoke her love to me loud and clear without saying a word. Isn’t that the sweetest?
    In the face of it all, God is still God. He is good and He alone is worthy of all praise. One day sister, one day we shall have glorified heavenly bodies with no pain and no numbness! Better than that we shall see Jesus! Oh, what a day that will be!!!! To be in His presence makes my eyes fill with tears of anticipation, hope, wonder and love.
    In the meantime, I am here and I care. Sending hugs, well wishes and prayers your way.

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    1. Oh, my sister, I will definitely pray for you as well. AMEN “In the face of it all, God is still God. He is good and He alone is worthy of all praise. One day sister, one day we shall have glorified heavenly bodies with no pain and no numbness! Better than that we shall see Jesus! Oh, what a day that will be!!!! To be in His presence makes my eyes fill with tears of anticipation, hope, wonder and love.” Sixteen procedures including back surgery; not sure how much more my body can handle. Sending prayers and wishing blessings upon you.

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  2. I admire your perseverance. The testing of our faith produces perseverance. I would say your perseverance is about 10/10 now🙂. I pray that God will release His hand of healing and grace upon you

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  3. Hi Tangie
    continous prayers for you throughout the difficult times of pain and discomfort. God has continued to “deliver, sustain and provide” for you through it all my sister! We our thankful for answered prayers 🙏!

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    1. Hello Pam, your prayers, thoughtfulness and encouragement are always appreciated. I keep you in my prayers and thoughts as well. Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has made and be safe. Sending love and hugs.

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  4. I certainly am in the same boat with you since last September. The symptoms were all being treated except no doctor was concentrating on the cause. in 2008 I had to have my thyroid removed because Hashimoto’s thyroiditis had destroyed it.
    Since that time, gradually, I’ve had coronary artery disease progress no matter the treatment. I’ve also developed Menier’s disease which causes severe Vertigo; osteoporosis; Peripheral Artery Disease; Squamous cell Carcinoma; and an inability to control Lipidemia (high cholesterol) despite receiving two meds at the highest dosage.
    On Jan 3rd I went by ambulance to the hospital. They focused my heart because of the symptoms. They sent me home with 4 more meds for hypertension control and 1 because the chemical stress test was abnormal. I was scheduled for a heart catheterization on the 18th. They placed another stent in my heart.
    AT that point I was angry with hospital, doctors and myself for not being more proactive in my own care.
    When I came home I started researching my hypothyroidism and the possibility that all these other problems were connected. I went to the NIH.gov site and cross referenced them there. They have all the studies that have been done on just about everything. And Lo and Behold! Everything including the cancer is directly related to my Hashimoto’s and the inability to control it. Being a retired nurse, I was disappointed I had not done this sooner. Yet, I questioned why my doctors had not.
    So, God gave me the plan: Treat the Menier’s by finding a great ENT and find the best Endocrinologist I could to control my hypothyroidism. Then like dominoes the other problems should fall.
    I’m praying you can find the source of your problems as well. Medical care these days has been concentrated on one societal problem and the rest of us with chronic illnesses are suffering. So, we must educate ourselves and speak up loudly.

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    1. First, I wish to apologize for the late response. I thought I had replied but did not see a reply as I go through comments to ensure everyone had been answered so I can resume visiting fellow bloggers pages. Wow, I am definitely praying for you. Amen “God gave me the plan: Treat the Menier’s by finding a great ENT and find the best Endocrinologist I could to control my hypothyroidism. Then like dominoes the other problems should fall.”

      The source of my problem is a work-related accident in 2009. Some health conditions have progress towards positivity. However, the spine issues are still my main problem. Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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