Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Being a first born child of a middle class family of 7 from the midwest is a very comfortable place to be. It was s shock to all of us when Marv and Mary's daughter was rushed to the hospital b/c with vomiting, paralysis on her left side and unconsiousness. After several days in the hospital it was determined that I had a weakened blood vessel that seeped blood into my brain requiring surgery. Off Iowa City's University Hospital where successful surgery was
performed. After months of rehabilitation, rest and meds, drs, nurses, all hospital stuff, I rejoice because all of the positive actions that occurred b/c of my "leak" I saw our family pull together like never before, I married my husband, met some awesome people and grew in my gratefulness to my Father in Heaven. I still bear the scare on my forehead to remind me of His grace toward me for saving both my life and my soul.
As a result of the surgery, seizures were an occurrence if I didn't take my meds regularly. OOPS! Last year (2011) , my dr. and I changed the meds to experiment with it's viability. One again I lost mobility, had to use a wheelchair, cane, helped in the bathroom and was hospitalized for 2 months. God's amazing grace was once again upon me. I was paid for lost time even though I'm part time, retained my tutoring position and Jim, my husband. stepped uup to catch the slack I left. THEN, my meds suppressed my appetite...lose weight (ahhh) enter Sparkpeople. I've lost almost 50 lbs since but what a great lessons I've learned.
1. Never give up!
2. With God ALL things are possible to those who love Him.
3. Yes, all foods are ok, but some are more desireable for the health of the body in balance.
4/ Those who have walked this journey before me know what I'm going through and can help me over the fences if only I ask.
5My God is Good.