Don’t Give Up
Waiting on my morning meds to kick in. My body reminds me constantly it’s extremely nerve damaged. Sure, I would love to ignore the pain. However, it’s impossible when it’s running throughout my entire body. At it’s worse it feels like a very painful liquid shooting throughout my veins. It can drain me very quickly especially when combined with extreme lower back pain. No doubt I’m long overdue for my upcoming pain injection.
Now, I have been much more active recently than in the past. I do a few specific physical therapy exercises every morning. I walk several miles more per week than I had been doing. There’s no doubt that my nerves are angry and stirred up. Not to be overlooked is the fact my legs are still getting used to carrying all my weight. I’ve only been without my cane for six days.
It’s critical that I maintain consistency daily. But, it’s also critical that I keep respecting my body’s limitations. There is no doubt that healing takes time. Certain healing can’t be forced no matter how hard you try. I’m definitely uncomfortable, but I’m also still very hopeful. I just have to keep asking God for discernment on what I can and cannot do. Well, I’m going to try and get some more rest. I haven’t been resting great lately and I know that is key to my healing. Fortunately, my meds are starting to help ease my usual early morning discomfort.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)