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PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, July 20, 2019

So after writing a blog blasting my thunder thighs, I've been feeling pretty badly about it. My perspective has changed. What I thought was sciatica and would mend itself quickly has turned out to be a huge herniated disc (size of a tumor), and I've even spent several weeks in a wheel chair until we could get pain managed better. Have kept walking, but true exercise is out of the question. Even tried chair exercising, but that put too much movement and pressure on the affected area. So . . . I will not fuss about my thunder thighs anymore. I just want things to be FUNCTIONAL without pain!

Surgery scheduled for Monday, the 22nd (have now suffered with this for 7 weeks with no improvement), and although I know surgery will require weeks of recovery, the key word is beautiful--RECOVERY!!!

And I will love getting back into my routines. After all that planning and "ramping up" for the challenge, about all I've been able to do is track my food intake. I confess to falling into Bluebell ice cream with my hubby more than a few times. (If you're a non-Texan and don't know what Blue Bell is, don't try it. It will just be one more thing craving you'll have to try to avoid! LOL! I'm not a Texan, but it IS "the best ice cream in the country.") I confess to getting discouraged and even depressed more than a few times--have done a fair job of not falling into comfort food too much. I've cried a fair bit--sometimes from pain, but many times just that this entire Stateside trip has become all about me and addressing this physical problem. We've had to cancel and/or miss every single commitment we made and every reason for the trip. It's been sad and frustrating.

MY HUBBY'S BEEN A CHAMP AND LEARNED HOW TO SERVE ME AND TAKE CARE OF ME IN WAYS I NEVER IMAGINED HE WOULD! NOW THAT'S A SILVER LINING!!!

God has been faithful in the midst of this trial. I have people all over the world praying for me. We are missing our once-every-3-years missions conference and missing seeing our friends. But they will be together on the very day of my surgery and will be united in prayer over me. I could not have planned nor orchestrated that; only God can!

Thanking Him in the midst of the storm,
Ready for seeing what He has for me!

Over and out until after surgery.
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