I have not yet written the weekly ”Written In My Heart” testimony that was promised. On Monday, March 20, 2017, the first day of Spring, I fell and injured my back. After my usual Monday morning session of water-walking at our local community center, as I was walking into the locker room, I apparently stepped into a patch of water. Within a second, I was flat on my back on the floor. It was pretty awful. But, I did not hit my head, nor break any bones. I called for my husband to come and I agreed to have an ambulance take me to emergency at our local hospital. I was released after several hours. I praised and thanked God for His protection as the accident results could have been so much worse.
This week has been pretty tough though. I am experiencing much pain and discomfort. Since, I am on a blood thinner, I cannot take aspirin type pain killers. They prescribed a pain killer that made me sick and nauseated. I had a terrible Tuesday. I quit that pain killer. On Wednesday, I saw my regular family doctor. The x-rays that had been taken in emergency showed a compression fracture, but, the doctor could not tell whether it was an old fracture or that it happened with the fall because the fracture was higher up from where the intense pain was. X-rays from 2014 showed a compression fracture so it turned out to be an old fracture, I guess from being old with bones that are more brittle. Since, I have such problems with anesthesia and pain killers, I only consented to taking Tylenol, which does not relieve a lot of pain.
On Thursday, I experienced a day of pretty nasty depression and the sense of hopelessness and helplessness. I had to really struggle that day. I am 72 years old and so tired of experiencing pain and discomfort. Friday and today, Saturday, I am feeling less depressed and I finally managed to give myself sort of a sponge bath to feel a little refreshed.
I believe there is still work God has called and planned for me to do. So, I want to hang in there and rely on Him for the strength and sound mind to continue serving Him. I have not been able to concentrate on writing my next note of personal testimony. It is written in my mind. I just have to put it in writing. My next “weekly” writing of personal testimony on steps to becoming right with God, I promise, will be written in the next few days.
I welcome your prayers for relief from the pain and discomfort, and for healing of both my mind and my body. Thank you.
Dorothy von Lehe
Dorothy I am so glad hear you did not break any bones although any fall can leave one in considerable pain. Therefore I pray that you will have relief quickly.
And 72 is still young my friend, the best is yet to come.
Take comfort in the Lord presence
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green, Ps 92
It seems like so many people close to you don't know how to respond at such a time as this. It can be a lonely experience. I thank all of you for your encouraging comments and for your prayers.
Jesus IS my best friend. He will never leave me nor forsake me. The Holy Spirit is my best companion and comforter as he continually reminds me of who I am in Christ and draws me closer to Him. Thank you Father. I belong to Jesus. Praise You Lord!