Finally, a diagnosis. I shared with you my emergency room experience a couple of weeks ago. I was experiencing tingling in my right arm; and chest. Thinking it was my heart; we went to ER; waiting fourteen hours. Mercy, what a night mare. Since then; the tingling/aching has not stopped. In fact; it’s become heavier, stronger feelings of numbness and aching comparable to pins and needles going up and down your arm.
X-rays were done when I was at the hospital before; however the x-ray technician took two pictures and sent me back to my room. I was dismissed the day after a nuclear stress test. They injected dye into the veins to get a closer look at the heart muscle. As I was being dismissed I felt like; “Well, it’s not your heart; so go have a nice life.” The real problem was never addressed.
As the symptoms grew worse; I called my doctor’s office. The nurse got me in to see one of CMC’s Northeast medical group. This doctor sent me for another x-ray. On this particular Monday; the x-ray technician (a woman) took five to six pictures of my neck and shoulder area. Low and behold there is not only a pinched nerve; I have a separation in my cervical/spinal area. The nurse who called; put the fear of God in me about picking anything up, which means no grand babies for a time. She said I could become paralyzed. Yikes!
With a stern warning; the nurse said absolutely do not go to a chiropractor either; because the place could easily break. She told me; “Go to ER if you experience any changes whatsoever. My flesh wanted to say; “So I can sit there for fourteen hours. No thank you.”
The next step is an MRI and visit to neurosurgeon. Our bodies begin to wear out as we get a little age on us. Hey, at least it wasn’t my heart. If I have to have surgery; I am very thankful it’s not open heart surgery. There’s got to be an upside somewhere in this life experience; right?
My one word this year is trust. I must trust the Lord Jesus; even in this. He is in control. He has a purpose and a plan for every life event. I don’t understand this halt in my life; however, I know my God is with me. I also know He will accomplish what concerns me. Jesus was broken for our salvation; as well as for our physical healing. God will heal either now, later or in eternity. I trust Him.
Prayer in Motion:
Thank You Lord for revealing the hidden things. You are such a good God. I trust You to heal in whatever way you see fit. You will heal either supernaturally; (I would love to avoid surgery) or You may choose to use a surgeon to strengthen my neck. I trust You to be my help and my strength. I love You my Lord and my God. In Jesus Name. Amen.