Yesterday when I went to physical therapy for the first time, I was being seen by a gentleman named Nathan, who was very kind, considerate, and tender in his examination of me even though he told me that PT meant physical torture and that was abundantly clear with this first visit.
To make a long story short, I had gone in for physical therapy for TMJ which I thought how do they do that, and what we found out totally took me off guard!!!! Nathan told me that the left side of my jaw was dislocated and upon further examination of my neck and shoulders and my upper spine, he asked me two questions. 1. How am I able to deal with and live in this amount of pain each day and 2. How are you even eating?
It surprised him that I don't pulverize my food to eat it but I told him that I just chew on the right side of my mouth. He was not able to fathom that along with the amount of pain in my neck, shoulders, and upper spine. I told him that it was all by God's grace that I am able to function and eat and get the nutrition that I need. He said that he understood my comment completely and agreed with me.
The way he was talking with me all of these years that I have been suffering from TMJ he doesn't believe I have that problem but it's because my left side of my jaw is dislocated, so I will be going back to physical therapy for a month for him to help me and with his help, it will also include my posture and how I sit and stand. I did receive exercises to do from him each day and I will do them to the best of my ability.
He also made a comment that I was just a mess and he just shook his head trying to wrap his thoughts around how I managed each and every day, especially being a caregiver. He gave me a special pillow to start using at night when I sleep and he asked me to let him know on a daily basis how it's working for me and if he has to change to something else we will.
Today I came across this scripture and this song and I stand on this scripture and I agree with the song too!!!
1 Peter 5:10 ~ Amplified Bible
10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be].
- Nancy Jean -