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By Leigh Moran firstname.lastname@example.org
It has now been going on 2 years that I have been living in pain. The pain started out a little jab here and a little jab there in my hip area.
Of course, I went to my doctor and all she did was to order X-rays and put me on a narcotic painkiller. That was February of 2014. She left her position the very next day.
All the X-rays showed, I was told by a phone call, was I had arthritis.
No one in her practice would prescribe me the refill, due to the fact it was a narcotic. Making a long story short I was able to “wean” myself of this drug.
However, the pain continued on and finally my new doctor prescribed this medicine again, only in smaller doses. I was then, eventually sent to a pain management doctor who is fantastic.
The pain, by now, had increased significantly and I was put back on the narcotic. Now, I will say all along, except for the original doctor who prescribed the medicine, all my doctors were very protective of my health.
Finally, however, the narcotic did a number on my personality and the medical term is I became very “Agitated.” I changed in personality to an almost unrecognizable person. I swore, I screamed, I cried, I could not stop moving when I was trying to go to sleep.
Finally, on the worse night I went into our bedroom where our kitties sleep. On a side note, they are so precious, but like to adventure at night, so they have their own bedroom and stay in there at bedtime. So, as I lay there sobbing until I thought I could sob no more, I prayed and I begged God to help me.
I had put out a few prayer requests on fb and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who answered that request. Finally, I was able to fall asleep.
The next morning, I awakened, calm, no tears, not shaking, only a peace that comes from God surrounding me. Indeed, God had definitely answered my prayers and the prayers of all who were praying for me!
There have been a few times in my life where I have truly FELT God come into my life. This was one of those times. No one, who had witnessed my actions, my spouting of curse words, my extreme chastising my husband would ever have thought that was me saying those things.
I told my pain doctor and he told me, “That is NOT the woman I know.” AND, indeed, it is not. I am no Saint by any means…. BUT I am not that woman who spouts obscenities and yells unmercifully either.
I am saying these things to you, our readers, that no matter how far we go into the depths of pain and whatever circumstances we find ourselves in, ALWAYS turn to God. There is NO SUBSTITUE FOR GOD, FAITH, AND HOPE IN HIM, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
If any of you are reading this and are addicted to narcotics, alcohol, or any other abuse that is out there…..TURN TO GOD, ASK FOR HELP. He is there and He sends others to pray for you and to help you!
This is my Testament to my Faith. It happened….
Yes, indeed, I am still in pain, so terrible at times, just like last evening, I cry, quietly. My husband massages my area of pain and it does help. I do not take any painkillers except for Tylenol Arthritis. I am waiting for hip surgery. I am not happy about the fact that I have to have surgery, but God feels it is what must be done, so I pray.
God has healed me so many times, Breast Cancer, Very Bad Heart, totally remodeled, (so much that my heart doctor even said to me, after my husband’s planned surgery for open heart surgery was cancelled, that “You must have a direct line to Heaven.”) Well, we know that we all have that “Direct line to Heaven.”
I also had an emergency C-Section that saved my son’s life, when I was 30, because I listened to God. I developed a Macular Hole in my left eye after my bad heart experience and that too, was directed by God because finding the right doctor was directly, Directed by God. My doctor was Muslim and he was wonderful. He let me talk about my faith and he hugged me. Never expected that from a Muslim, or what I had been lead to believe. He is a wonderful man.
So, this is long…. but please be open to all about you who might be in pain…. never turn away from someone who does not appear to be what you think they have been and has suddenly changed without trying to understand what has and or is happening to them. Pray, pray and pray! Then act, according to what God is answering you.
God be with you all and remember some of us live in constant pain and still try to LIVE as He calls us to do and to be and to serve.
I remain His humble servant,
© Leigh Moran