An Update on Treatment

So, as many of you know, I was finally wrangled into a doctors office. I try not to do very much personal stuff here, I want the focus to be about your edification and encouragement. However, it helps from time to time to know just whose behind the black lettering and media breaks. So, while I’m uncomfortable detailing my diagnosis I’ve already mentioned that it’s a numerological disorder. I wanted to give an update, and an encouraging suggestion.

First, let me give God glory, praise, and honor! In His providence the original doctor I was scheduled to see couldn’t make it, but I get nervous when my phone rings a number I don’t recognize. So when they called to tell me not to come in, I ignored the call. Answering machines make me nervous, I’ve never set mine up. Although, now, with treatment, I’m answering calls willy nilly and might even set that voice mail up! I went to the doctors office to be told I couldn’t be seen for another three weeks, which I was thrilled to hear because I didn’t want to go to begin with. My dear husband, so concerned and sweet, stepped in and asked if there was anyone else available to see me. There was, and she was wonderful, thoughtful, kind, and helpful. She made me feel more comfortable, like I wasn’t sharing my worst traits with a stranger.

Also in Gods providence, she wasn’t comfortable treating me. She felt like I needed to see someone who was an expert in the field. I had already checked all the experts, which there seems to be a shortage of here, they were all clear booked for months. She had a patient who worked for a doctor, she pulled strings for me, and got me in to see that expert within a couple days. I wish I could tell you I was thankful at the time, or even acted like I was. I can only compare the amount of dread I felt with how I feel near a large spider or snake. This next doctor was just as kind, and helpful, as the first and quickly worked out a plan. It’s been five days, but it feels like it’s been a lot longer. It’s been a very good five days.

The encouragement I want to give you is two fold. First, if there’s something wrong get it checked out. We have all heard, ad nauseam, that going to the doctor is showing a lack of faith in God. That is utter nonsense. No where does the Bible remotely hint at that, however we are told to be thankful for everything. This is the second encouragement I want to give, if you a blessed to live in an area with access to good medicinal care, thank God. Be thankful, dear ones. We don’t need to see miracles, or to demand God to heal us, to be thankful. We are a people of contrite hearts, humble, meek, and thankful. If God wants to heal me of this issue He can, but not due to my attempts at manipulating Him into it. He is sovereign over my life, He is sovereign over all things, I trust Him. I will be thankful. I hope this helps anyone who has been made to feel guilty for seeking medicinal attention. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

21 thoughts on “An Update on Treatment”

  1. Sister, thanks for putting this out there. I think we as believers don’t like to put our personal challenges out there, but those posts can be a real encouragement to others as this was to me. I’m glad for you that you got some medical assistance and I pray the Lord uses that to help you. Sounds like you’re doing good!

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      1. That was a good post for us all. I think everyone procrastinates to a degree and puts off important issues because of the short term work/discomfort. I’m really good at procrastinating.

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    1. Yes, my friend, for the first time there’s an end in site. Medicine, therapy, techniques for coping, and handling day to day life, are all going to see the improvement continue. One glorious day we’ll have perfect bodies, however on this side of eternity it’s nice to have doctors, and good care. This is truly a great blessing from God!

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  2. Thank you for sharing sister. God is with us no matter what we are going through, the result may not be what we expect, but we can see how He was with us through it all. As in your experience. We pray for God’s will for you, for in His will there is peace and freedom.
    There are Christians that have a hard time accepting that God is absolutely Sovereign.
    God bless you and keep you sister.

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    1. Joining Crissy and others in praying for you. God is indeed faithful. For me it took years of trusting Him as I was not believed about my symptoms. I felt so defeated as I cried out to God. I knew His sovereignty was allowing this and as I reflect I can see that He has used my experience to share with others to “not give up” … keep seeking medical advice until someone ‘listens’.
      My long story shortened now has me healing. Hmm, of course at the time the pain and suffering was at times quite exhausting but now I can rejoice in all that the Lord has guided me through. In the process I also met some true believers via the internet who cared and prayed for me. 🙂 ❤

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      1. Thank you for your prayers, my friend, they are such a blessing as was your comment! It’s very difficult to have symptoms and ask for help, only to have others not believe you. I’m thankful to our gracious Lord that you are healing now, and have been blessed by His guidance. What a beautiful thing we find in suffering, even just to contemplate the gift of eternity without it! I will be praying for you, as you continue to heal.

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  3. I will Pray for you Sister in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua!! GOD SAID; “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

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    I wan Born with my Sternum Fused too my Back bone, my Birth Defect is called “Pectus Excavatum“. My Entire Rib cage was rebuilt and I have Stainless Steel wires that hold my rib cage together. I have a Bad Ruptured disk in my Neck at C5-C6, and a very bad Ruptured disk in my Lower back that is pressing on two sides of my spinal cord, with not enough room for the nerves too go through it, its located at L4-L5. Please Read More about My Disabilities ~> ( https://kristiann1.com/2013/10/15/mydisa/ )!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💕💜 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore Everyone!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!! 💕 Praise Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah for Today and Everyday!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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