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Today was extraordinary! I call it a God Thing, the doctors call it a “mis-calculation.” I don’t really care what they call it anymore…but let me catch you up quickly.
I’m exhausted right now…but I wanted you to celebrate with me…so if this post is somewhat straight to the point, that’s why!
Last night I started feeling better. I was able to sit or lay without any pain, no numbness and no tingling! This was huge, but still had pain, burning and intense tingling when I walked around. I just naturally grab onto things around me when I walk in our house.
Around 2:30 I head to bed. I check my phone and got a quick text from my “encourager” at 12:13 last night…missed seeing it until now…but helped me get to sleep.
I wake-up this morning in a rush to get out the door (The alarm slept in…my kids that is, slept in!). On my swift sprint out to the car I stop dead in my tracks…I’m walking, yet no pain! I walk around the car…still feeling good. I start the car and get the defrost going…while I try skipping to the mailbox…a little wobbly, but feeling amazing.
I get to the Mima office and left my cane in the car. The front desk intro was soooo different this morning! There are 3 ladies sitting around the main desk and all just stared at me with their mouths open. Finally I ask…”I have an appointment today, right?” I get seated but the assistant wants to see me walk down the hallway first. So…I walked down and…hehehe…JOGGED back! I looked at him the entire time…just shaking his head in dis-belief. He did several things and told me tell if it hurt…bending my legs, swinging my arms, leaning forward and backward….nothing! He told me to quit smiling and take this as serious…I told him I am a miracle and can’t quit smiling…or laughing at this point.
Ivig treatment started with only 2 pokes! It was weird…never had a treatment with no pain.
Around 10:30 all of my main doctors came down to observe my “case.” I had a muscle conduction test, a reflex test and a pacemaker test. They found a “very high level of energy in the muscles” and my reflexes were almost sudden…usually there is a long delay…a week ago there was no reflex at all in my knees….today they immediately swung up. It really freaked me out…I forgot that’s what was supposed to happen!!!
Now for the amazing part. My pacemaker has been tested a number of times this week with close to 5 trigger points every hour meaning my heart rate went low enough to kick the pacemaker on. When they printed out the last 24 hours, the last trigger came at exactly 12:13 last night…the same time my “encourager” sent that text to me. That was the last time my pacemaker needed to help out…anyone have chills going up their spine yet???
So, I was released early so they could regroup. I still have an appointment on Monday to approve my conference in Orlando. Maybe I won’t need to bring my scooter after all! I was still told to try to stay off my feet and walk with a cane just in case.
Before making it out the door, one of the assistants caught me. He told me to keep smiling and that he overheard the conversations I had on my phone during “Juice Ups” this week. He told me about a patient that should be well by now, but is getting worse. “His case was a breeze compared to yours” he told me. “He just has no encouragement, no optimism…no joy. You…I thought…well I can tell you now…I didn’t think it would work. Your case is…was…whatever…its serious and you came in everyday smiling. It just rubbed me the wrong way. But you need to realize those people you were on the phone with got you where you are today. Just sayin'”.
With that I walked to my car, called my “encourager” and said – I got to show you something. Eventually we caught up and Ill never forget the look on my friends face when I handed off my cane and walked around with full balance…then jogged in place! We celebrated, we ate lunch, we laughed, and we shared how God was moving in amazing ways in my life. Celebrations are great…better with encouraging mentors and friends who you wish you could be like one day.
So…I’m not one of those people who believe everything I see. If I was a disciple, Id be half Peter wanting to walk on the water with Jesus during the storm and the other part doubting Thomas who has to see to believe. My point is…I sit here knowing 24 hours ago I was in pain and the doctors were telling me at BEST I would be able to walk short distances only with the full support of a cane. I have a scooter that I need to make it at work and longer distances. I couldn’t move or even hardly bend my feet…let alone skip. Balance just doesn’t come back overnight. God worked in my life today. HE frazzled the doctors and gave hope to a room of patients that may have lost it. Even if this is temporary…its still something unexplained by science…but blows my little God box out of my universe! God moved!
I’m ending here. My kids want to play and so do I! DUH. Don’t Underestimate HIM.
Hello and welcome to Step Out And Thrive Ministries! My name is Bethany Boring and I am proud to be called a child of God before any other title or role. I am a wife to Steve and a mom to 3 amazing boys. I enjoy writing for this Step Out And Thrive community and walking with you as we venture through the ups and downs of life together. I am an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor, Certified Human Behavioral Consultant (DISC Personality) and an author. As always - dare to do more than just survive, step out and thrive!