I have seen my share of pain and rain…of sunshine and laughter…and I thank Him each morning for another day and for giving me strength for the challenges I face.
Many people around the globe joined me by praying and supporting my healing journey. That was a big blessing as things got worse. I reached a point of not being able to lift my arms to dress or undress or put on deodorant. I no longer could climb in or out of the tub. I could not sit myself down or get up. I could not stand to brush my teeth or do any personal hygiene without help. It seemed that I could do less and less each day.
My sweet husband would rub my left leg because of the intense pain that had me crying instead of sleeping. My daughter was by my side and saw when I was ready to give up…that is when my family would allow me to lean on their faith and strength.
It has not been easy. Many tears have flowed but I kept going. Carla watched my blood and adjusted my diet and other parts of my protocol as needed. You know, we are individuals and our needs are different so she closely monitors each of her clients to see how we respond. She had to be aggressive in my protocol because the cancer was.
Well…it is with much rejoicing that I share this part…this week we began to look at my progress…the crippling pain that was from my back and down my left leg is now a mere ache in the leg, the pain is in the lower back and around to the front and in the hips. The numbness and pins and needles feeling is going away. I can raise my arms to dress and undress, I can stand for about 5 minutes and I can do some of my own personal hygiene….that is a big one for me! My body is responding and we are thankful and rejoicing. We have a ways to go but I have hope.
Thank you so much Carla for walking through this with me and for not letting me give up when I felt hopeless. Thank you to my precious family for loving me through this most difficult season. It is paying off. I have goals. I want to sleep in my bed, to walk without the walker or cane and to go to the beach. Oh there are more goals, but these are what I am looking towards now.
A big heartfelt thank you to all that have stepped in to help us with finances and prayers and encouragement….we have hope and will continue on this path. I could not express enough what it means to us as a family that so many have stepped in to help us. We would not be able to do this without all the help!