AVN, Devotions, HEALTH

Day 18-Health Update

Acts 3:1-8

1 Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple complex at the hour of prayer at three in the afternoon. 2 And a man who was lame from his mother’s womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help. 4 Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, “Look at us.” 5 So he turned to them, expecting to get something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have, I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” 7 Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong. 8 So he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.

This story has been a huge encouragement to me with the issue that I have been dealing with my hips. I know I haven’t really updated much on my health issues so here you go.

Boy God has had me on quite the journey this past year. Next month on June 18th will be my one year follow up with the surgeon. This week one year ago I was buying a new house and then found out about this blood disease. I wasn’t given a good report from the doctor but I really put my faith in God. I felt from the beginning that His word to me was that I would overcome this naturally and not have to undergo surgery after surgery that may or may not work.

I believe this is the first time in my life that I have really clung to God and His words and not mans and the effect of that has been amazing. Every day for the past year He has had me on an incredible journey not only of healing my physical body but He has done things in my life far and above anything I imagined would be involved in this process.

This journey has been very very personal so that has what has made it hard for me to really talk about it on Facebook or through my blogs. There are still so many things that I learned that are too personal but one day when I feel released to I promise I will share.

After being told that there really wasn’t much a doctor could do I was led by God to be treated naturally by a lady named Rachel. Those therapy sessions have been amazing. I have been seeing Rachel every friday for almost a year now. I look forward to therapy every Friday. Rachel’s goal at first was to defeat whatever the bacteria in my blood was that was causing this shutdown of veins and death of bones. I went through a very intense detox for a few months and just recently we have gotten me to the stage where we really believe the bacteria is gone and out of my system. Our goal right now is fully focused on rebuilding my hip bones. I feel stronger and stronger every day. I truly believe that when I have my follow up in a few weeks that we will see the re growth on the X-rays.

God has provided amazing people in my life to take me back and forth to therapy and doctors appointments every week and I have to say a huge thank you to Beth Shelton and to my wonderful mother in law but I call her mom Debbie Taylor. I have had wonderful friends and prayer warriors around me as well that have always been at arms reach for me to vent to or ask for specific prayer. Thank you to Rachel Carter-Long, Becky Green, Glenda Shroeder, Heather Toler and Pastor Dwayne.

I know that this journey isn’t quite over yet but now I can actually visualize the ending. I can see myself able to run and dance again. I’m on a new part of this journey that I didn’t expect. God is not only healing my bones he is healing my heart, my relationships, and other physical issues that I wasn’t even focusing on.

I know this update is maybe vague and non specific but I’m still just at a loss for words to tell you all the amazing stuff God is doing in my life. I hope this encourages anyone else that is going through a long hard journey. Place your full trust and faith in God and I promise you that He will provide answers and guide you through.

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