I’m having an amazing journey!
Oh no! MRI results revealed surgery was without doubt in my future, no real choice about it… Jesus gave me courage and strength!
Having tremendous faith in my Heavenly Father, and faith that He so gifted my wonderful neurosurgeon and medical staff, I braved major back surgery before the Christmas holiday season. My church, family, and friends all sent up consistent prayers.
As a domestic violence survivor, I can visualize: my past inner wounds were literally scraped from the bone, cleansing me; my weaker inner parts were reinforced so I can remain standing.
Surgery, as complicated as it was, appears to have been a complete success! Nothing less than a miracle! Thank you Jesus!
I’m forever thankful and amazed at the gifts surgeons receive – directly from God – to perform such intricate work.
Post-op: I was out of the hospital within a weeks’ time. Usually excessively busy, suddenly home bound required patience I didn’t think I had. My In-home therapists were consistently kind and helpful as I slowly progressed from bed ridden to using a walker, and then to the use of a cane; from downstairs hospital bed to walking upstairs, to sleeping again in our bedroom. All the while my body’s nerves fussed with aches and pains, and sometimes sudden lightning sparks rushing through my veins – as healing happened.
Before, during, and after my medical down-period, the enemy tempted and used someone to try to harm me personally. Being under attack while you’re down or distracted is real! It happens in life. What can we do? Rely on God, follow His lead, and guard your heart. My brace reminds me of our instruction to wear the full armor of God, including the ‘breastplate of righteousness’ as described in Ephesians. My healing process and renewed faith continue.
Carin Jayne Casey