Could use prayer aid.

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by dash, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. dash

    dash New Member

    I am getting ready to go on vaction to Niagra Falls. My honey has booked a special suite with a view of the falls and a jacuzzi. That dear realizes that I will not be up to all the activities that he wants to do with my son. So, he decided to splurge and get me that jacuzzi.

    I feel guilty taking a vacation, although we are getting a good deal because the season will be officially over on Mon.
    I think of all of you who are facing financial hardships and feel bad. Although, truth be told we have had our own financial problems in the past and know that in today's world they could come again.

    My real prayer problem is that my health has taken a downward turn over the past weak. Sleep issues are severe. I've had a sporadic fever. I started using Lidocaine patches because of a trigger point that was interfering with my shoulder surgery recovery.

    Last night, I woke up at 5:30 and reach down to pull up a cover and experienced the worst charley horses I have ever had in my life. They were in both legs simaltaneously running through the inside of my thighs up into my groin.

    I have never experienced that intensity of pain-being in induced labor for 2 days, 4 c-sections, assorted other surgeries, injuries, arthritis, 27 years of FM-none of these could touch this pain.

    I feel miserable today. I've got till Monday to regain some ground so I can make a memory with my family and enjoy my vaction. I'm going to take my pain meds and try to take it easy. Please pray for me.

    On a joyful note, the lump they took from my mother-in-law's breast was benign. Since she is in remission from ovarian cancer, we feel this is a special blessing.

    What could have been a possible blood clot in my mom's leg has turned out to be that her baker's cyst burst. She had her lumpectomy, Friday. So, I probably won't know her results for sure before I leave, but the doctor thought it was doubtful that it would be benign.

    This post has taken about all the energy I have. If I don't post many replies please know that I'll still be praying for everyone's posts until Monday. WHile I'm away, I'll keep you all in my prayers.

    Love in Christ to all,
    Della

  2. deb06

    deb06 New Member

    I know exactly what you are going thru right now. Since my fibro get severe and I had to quit work I haven't want to make ANY social commitments at all, much less a vacation that costs alot of money. I feared that my health would ruin a vacation for my whole family. I haven't been able to attend bible study or church in months now because I cannot make it thru it without triggering a flare that can last for weeks. The thought alone of a commitment would trigger a flare or I would get a panic attack right away.

    Anyway, I did spend a great deal of time planning a week long vacation for my husband and 2 teenagers on the North Shore around Duluth MN that was in mid-July. I have never- in 20 years of marriage- had a real site seeing vacation that did not involve fishing- including my honeymoon. We had never had a real family vacation like this. I prayed sooooo hard that I would miraculously feel good and not ruin it for my family. Many, many people were praying for me. But then again, many people prayed for me to get disability and I was denied, so I did not know if it was in God's plans or will for me to feel good.

    To attempt to make another long story short- The Lord blessed me with a miracle!! I felt good, real good, almost like a normal human being for the entire week. Thru the car rides, and thru all the activites. And all the hikes to see the Falls. Of course, I had brought my meds, special bed and car pillows, 2 massagers, traction etc. My family let me have time to do a massage in the morning before we went out and we got to the hotel like at 7:00pm so I could massage and regroup for the next day. My family went swimming most of the time in the hotel without me, because I needed to take the time to tend to my fibro.

    The minute I got home I went into a week long typical flare, and all went back to normal. The cool thing is- is that I am 100 CERTAIN that the Lord loved me and totally blessed me with that wonderful week my family. It showed me sooo clearly His presense and His love.

    I will be praying that the same happens to you. Oh yea, I forget to add that the weekend before we were to leave I went into a bad flare....that left the evening before we left. Cool ha????

    God bless,
    Deb
  3. marta

    marta New Member

    I pray that your spirit be lifted and that you may have this time with your loved ones free from pain and guilt.

    You are loved. You are worthy.

    Marta
  4. Dulcimerkid

    Dulcimerkid New Member

    Dear Della,
    You will be in my prayers that you will be able to make your trip. As for the charley horses in your legs what Sarah said really helps, i had the same problem and it has really helped.
    That is good news regarding your mother in law.
    Please reserve your energy so you can enjoy yourself and your family.
    In Christ,
    Laurie
  5. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    We are all going to miss you, But you deserve this vacation so much !! I will be praying for you to have a safe trip and I will also be praying that you will be blessed with pain free days so you can enjoy this vacation with your husband and son.

    Praise The Lord, I'm so glad that the lump in your Mother-In-Law's breast was benign.

    I'm continuing to pray that your Mother's test results will come back good.

    Many Blessings To You, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>


  6. jill5050

    jill5050 New Member

    I have heard many accounts of us FMers taking a vacation and having a near remission duirng that time! May the Lord bless you with much needed relaxation. We will miss you, but will keep you in prayer! I just know your time will be wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Carlie
  7. dash

    dash New Member

    First, I'd like to thank everyone for their heartfelt prayers. I know they're working already!

    I started feeling better last night, Dixie. Its about 2:45 and most of the packing is done. I am being careful to pace myself and am trying to arrange for a peaceful evening.

    I will miss you all,
    Della
  8. dash

    dash New Member

    Thanks for the magnesium-calcium reminder. I took some last night and it helped. I've just been cautious about calcium supplements, because it took me 9 months to get rid of a very dense calicium oxilate stone. Actually, I still have one little fragment left.

    I know there is one form of calcium supp. that is supposed to be less dangerous for kidney stone formers. I guess I'll hit the internet and find out.

    Della