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Season of Sadness

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

Have you experience a season of sadness? What are some things that cause you sadness and how do you cope? My seasons of sadness started in 2009 when I sustained multiple injuries resulting in many surgeries and years of physical therapy.

Some people think because we are saints (Christians) we should not experience sadness. If true, Jesus would not have cried in Hebrews 5:7.

My recent diagnoses join the existing family of right-hand sprain, contusion of back, bicipital tenosynovitis, sprain of hand/metacarpophalangeal, sprain of back, displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc, degeneration of lumbar/lumbosacral, daily migraines, chronic pain, right shoulder joint sprain, post-concussion syndrome, neck sprain, neuritis/radiculitis and thoracic/lumbosacral.

Other existing conditions are face contusion, contusion sacral area, game keepers’ thumb, annual tear L3, peripheral neuropathy in legs and feet, bilateral numbness and tingling in arms and hands, three cases of previous carpal tunnel syndrome.

I was diagnosed in 2016 with chronic kidney disease stage 2, in 2010 with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (precancerous for multiple myeloma), chronic iron deficiency anemia (body does not absorb iron well) and in June 2022 mild cognitive impairment.

Tests performed yesterday were an Electromyography, and a Nerve conduction study. Yesterday’s diagnoses are carpal tunnel syndrome (requiring a fourth surgery), damaged muscle in left leg and mild-moderate sleep apnea requiring another overnight stay to be fitted for a mask. I have some memory issues, but despite what we endure in life, I encourage you, as the scriptures encourage me, to trust God in all seasons.

Now tests are done, I await my scheduled appointment with the orthopedic surgeon to determine if he will proceed with neck surgery. I encourage you to hold God’s unchanging hands and keep the faith trusting joy will come in the morning.

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. –Jim Rohn.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I am thankful for God leading me to some of the best specialists in the nation. However, I am most grateful for Jesus, the greatest physician ever existed, for guiding the minds and hands of my doctors. My brain video EEG showed no major abnormalities.

Sister Copeland’s words of encouragement titled Never Forget. “How far you’ve come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you pushed on even when you felt you couldn’t. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up, but God gave you strength for the day and made a way when you saw no way. Thank Him! Amen.”

You can find information at:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/peroneal-nerve-injury

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

31 thoughts on “Season of Sadness

  1. Wow! I thought I had it rough. I even wrote a book about my suffering. It’s called “When Thorns Remain.” Thank you for sharing your thoughts, pain and suffering. May you continue to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that you may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).” P.S. It sounds to me that you are daily at the throne of grace. Praise God!

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    1. Douglas, thank you for reading and sharing your testimony. Several of my physicians suggested that I write about my health journey, perhaps I will. It sounds like you too are remaining steadfast in the faith despite your suffering. I like the book title and will look for it on Amazon. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  2. It helps to know that others hold on to their testimony of Jesus Christ in very, very difficult situations. My doctors have been following my “very slightly high” PSA level for some time now. If you can continue with your ministry in your circumstances, then I can too. The best that I’m hoping for is the redemption of my body when I get to the New Jerusalem. The sufferings now are nothing compared to the glory to come. Thanks for encouraging me to hold on to what I have in God through Jesus.

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      1. Hello Douglas, you are welcome. Thank you for reading and taking time to comment. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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    1. Hi R New, thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and encouragement. I pray for normal levels at next appointment. I am glad you are encouraged by my testimony. The objective of MRS. T’S CORNER is to share the Doctrine of Jesus, to encourage others and to be encourage by others. I have been extremely encouraged by everyone I have been in contact with. So, thank you and have a great day/night and remain safe.

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  3. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him…” Isaiah 53:3

    He who was the embodiment of love was “acquainted with grief”… it is this aspect of Him from which many turn their faces from… There seems to be an intangible link between suffering and glory.

    In Christ deep waters flow from deep wounds.

    Blessings
    BT

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    1. Having the Lord as my rock, shield and comforter is what keeps me encouraged when pain tries to convince me otherwise. Thank you for your comment and have a great day/night and remain safe.

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  4. P.S. I don’t have any illnesses to speak of, but my wife does. She suffers from multiple things, she hasn’t worked in 10 years. She has 6 different specialist, that she sees. Eye, throat, blood, knee… I understand! Blessings to you!

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  5. Dear Tangie, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to leave you a comment, although I read this post when you first shared it. I’ve had a tough couple of days, not that is any excuse for not coming back to you. I’m very sorry that you have so much illness and pain to cope with. Life must be very difficult for you with all that to deal with. I’m thankful that you have been able to turn to God for comfort and the hope of healing. I’m sure, without your faith, it would all be much more difficult to cope with. I feel for you so much. The reason I haven’t replied earlier is a complicated one, and I honestly didn’t want to upset or offend you, so I have been putting off responding. However, as I thought more, I concluded that I’d rather be honest with you rather than just disappear from your blog. The truth is that I’ve been struggling to keep my faith. As you know, I was very badly treated by my last church and have never really gotten over the hurt and pain that I felt about that. I realise that’s, of course, in no way God’s ‘fault’, not that He hasn’t any faults. I do hope you can understand the reason for my reluctance to admit this to you, my friend. Love Ellie Xx 💞

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  6. Tangie, we’re here for you. And most importantly, and you already know, the Lord is your strength. I’m sorry for what you have, and still, endure. I praise God for the specialists in your life. We lead such parallel lives. Chronic pain is difficult. Unless one suffers, one may not understand. But what we see in YOU is some who praises the Lord in the midst of the storm! You’ve allowed your tests to be your testimony. May God bring healing. May he give you peace. Lord, take away her pain. She is so precious in your sight, and ours. Tangie, after my wreck in 2006 and my cognitive impairment, I suffered from loss of relationship (I was no longer bringing in a school administrators salary~I felt useless because of this betrayal). Degenerative disc, lesion on brain, spinal stenosis, memory loss, osteoporosis, anemia, and now,…cancer. Tangie, I share that to only say I UNDERSTAND. EACH morning when I pray (I just finished round 3 chemo last night!!) you’re in my prayers. Because we are so similar, I feel your presence. You are an inspiration to me and so many others. Your work for HIS Kingdom has not been derailed ~it’s more determined! For when you are weak, HE is your strength, sister. And you share it over and over again. You are so loved, Tangie. I thank you for being here. I praise God for you! If you ever need me feel free to email me @ finleyriverpublishing@gmail.com Due to treatments I might be hit or miss I’m checking or visiting your site here. I love you and your heart for Jesus! Thank you for being you!! Karla

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    1. Karla, thank you. We have a wonderful blogging community of prayer warriors. I am glad we connected virtually to share our similar stories with others turning our tests into testimonies. I am thankful for connecting with you as well since we have similar health issues which makes it special because we know what it actually feels like to live with many medical conditions and chronic pain. Thank you for being you and still praying for you to have a full and speedy recovery. Rest, my friend and be safe.

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      1. You’re welcome, Tangie. We do have a beautiful community of warriors! Thank you for your kind words, support, prayers, and friendship. I’m using this weekend to rest and rejuvenate ~I hope you can, too. Glory to God!

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  7. Tangie,
    I do not understand all the terms and what they entail,but I do understand your great faith and trust in God. Christ suffered. The suffering we go through down here cannot compare to the suffering he went through for us. He is looking out for you,providing a great team of doctors to handle the different conditions you are experiencing. Remember 2 Corinthian 4:17-18. I admire your great faith. So continue to trust in Him. God bless you and your wonderful family.
    Love you.

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