Tuesday, 18 December 2007

"God is good."

I had a hospital appointment yesterday. I hate them. I had a list of questions about the evoked potentials. I had been told they were all normal, but the sensory ones had been very strange in sensation and I was surprised they were normal and wondered what the difference could mean.
As it happened (and as is usual with me) the results were not normal-they were not there at all. The doctor said he would chase them up. Meanwhile with half my notes missing he asked how i was.
Well, I could tell him that things are improving. For the last few weeks I have managed without any Tramadol and I am only taking analgesia at night. My balance has improved and so has my walking because my leg doesn't drag so much. I still need a wheelchair for distances and crutches - but there is marked improvement. I simply feel better. The fatigue has reduced markedly, probably because I am not constantly trying to keep a balance between how much pain I can stand and how many tablets a breastfeeding mum should take.
Things had begun to improve once my daughter (the 13 yr old one) and I had said a Novena to the Infant of Prague. We are resaying it at the moment. A few days ago I saw a medal for the Infant of Healing-which was essentially the Infant of Prague.

The doctor did the tests. Push this, hold that, squeeze my fingers and so on. I hate them because it just shows up what a crip I am. But yesterday I gripped his fingers in my right hand and I could do it! I could actually feel his fingers in my grip! I have not been able to do that for over four years! I could lift my leg from flat and when he stuck the little pin in my leg I could feel it. Even my reflexes were normal.

I couldn't believe it. The doctor thinks I am healing and that I could go back to having a normal life as this really is-he says-it! He then said "You have suffered a great deal over the last four years, it is time to put that behind you. God is good."

For a doctor in and NHS hospital to say "God is good" is a minor miracle all of its own. We both wished God's blessing and I have an appt for six months time. I am praying and determined to WALK into that hospital.

God really is good.


Mac McLernon said...

Take it slowly... it's hard not to do too much especially if you've been ill for so long, but believe me, rushing can do much harm.

Patience really is a virtue worth cultivating!

You and yours are in my prayers.

Marie said...


I had no idea you were so ill. I will pray for you daily. I also take Tramadol for pain but can't take them all the time because they also make me feel nausea.

It's the toleration of pain each individual must understand within themselves.

Even through pain I keep a Spirit of JOY and am only finding out now that it is a Gift from God. I thought everyone feels this joy.

Peace, JOY & Merry Christmas to you:). God is GOOD!


AutumnRose said...

That is wonderful news, WSNS, I pray for continued healing for you :¬)

AR xx

swissmiss said...

I too didn't know you were ill. Am so happy that you have seen improvement and will keep you in my prayers. St. Rita (and many others) has interceded for me several times, so will pray to her on your behalf. God IS good.

Take it easy and slowly!! May you continue to improve during this special time of year!

gemoftheocean said...

I'm overjoyed for you that you are improving. I will keep you in my prayers too. I'd known since summer that you've been wheelchair bound pretty much, and this is really good news. A while back you mentioned you might get to drive again soon, and I am keeping my fingers crossed on that score too. One thing at a time, I suppose!


Anonymous said...

Oh very well done! Sure it's an answer to prayer but i bet your determination too! God bless you over the Christmas time..

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Thank you so much everyone.
I am taking it with some care-I know I have to take crutches out but I can walk a little better. I am learning patience Mac. LOL! A new virtue for me!
Marie- I never felt joy with all the pain, but I was always grateful that despite the amount of pain I have been in that God has always given me the grace to still be able to care for the family. I used to pray-just enough strength to be a proper mum- and He answered that prayer beautifully. I am guessing it is a prayer Jackie may have had to say too as you battled the bi-polar (?)

I am in the process of sorting out the ridiculous amount of paperwork to allow me to drive an adapted car-but I am sure it will happen soon. See how patient I'm being LOL!

God bless all of you and have a happy and holy Christmas.

antonia said...

That is totally awesome news! Thanks for sharing! Praise God!

and yes, it is a minor miracle in itself that a doctor would mention God like that.


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Tiber Jumper said...

God is Good, my prayers for you today.
Merry Christmas!

Marie said...


MERRY CHRISTMAS to you & your lovely family:).

Thankyou for sharing your thoughts with us all.

God bless you always:).


swissmiss said...

Just stopped by to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. Enjoy your holiday!!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas one and all!

+JMJ+ said...

I didn't know you were ill either. Prayers for you!

Now, about that comment on my blog...do you know something about the Wiggles that I don't?! (Smile)

Fr Justin said...

Fabulous news. I pray that the recovery will continue apace. This cross will prove a great benefit to you and the Church in some way.

Paulinus said...

Congratulations - good for you. The poor NHS doctor will probably find himself disciplined for saying 'God is good'!(only kidding).

I always say 'God bless' to my patients. Never had a negative response.

So I say the same to you WSNS. God bless and stay well.