Gotta Keep Pressing

Sunday’s church services followed by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day wore out my body pretty good. However, I got just the refreshment needed. Last night I slept 10 and 1/2 hours all together. Every joint in my body was singing Hallelujah. I woke up knowing I needed to seize every opportunity to keep pressing forward.

For Christmas I received several gifts I greatly appreciated. However, I’m really excited about things that help me continue to walk. My in laws gave me some nice gloves that are much needed during this cold season. My parents gave me some really nice wireless earbuds. My wife gave me some advanced technology heating pads that don’t required electricity. Today, I enjoyed walking over 4 1/2 miles through one of my favorites walking trails. While I’m very tired now I can tell the walking did such good for my body.

I can really see my progress with the hope of more to come. I’m back walking on a consistent basis. I’m walking much of the time without the assistance of a cane. This coming Friday, I start back physical therapy which I know is going to help me. I’m approved to go to 17 therapy sessions. I’m also still awaiting insurance approval for another lower back pain shot. Four days ago I quit completely taking Amitriptyline which I’ve taken for nearly three years straight. My CBD has really given me the boost I needed to overcome this recovery hump. I’m far from where I want to be, but I’m so glad that I’m not where I used to be. I will keep pressing with all I’ve got forward by faith!

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14)



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