My list of "what next???"

@1creekgirl (12428)
United States
December 8, 2017 7:07pm CST
I had PT today for my shoulder which went well. Many of you know I had shoulder surgery for a major, rotator cuff tear eight weeks ago. Then the day after Thanksgiving, I was in the ER with a kidney stone which quickly turned into a massive infection and septic shock when my bp dropped too low. Got a stent put in and survived the infection because of God's great mercy and healing. (Doctors said I came close to not surviving.) Came home with the stent and tons of antibiotics and meds. Have an appt next Wednesday to remove the offending kidney stone. Oh, I hadn't been home from the hospital long when I came down with Shingles on my hip and Thrush on my tongue. I couldn't help but think, "Lord, what next?" Well, this morning I woke up (which is always a good thing) and realized I had an Aura in my vision. These visual flashes of light sometimes precede a Migraine headache. I took some Excedrine Migraine med and got my husband to pray for me. The thought of that extremely painful headache on top of everything else was almost more than I could stand! God answered our prayers and the aura finally went away without more pain. I know that some of you are going through far more painful and life-threatening issues and illnesses. And none of us truly know what our future holds. But I do know that even if God chooses not to heal me of everything, I know He said He would never leave me nor forsake me. That's a promise I bet my life on.
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@FourWalls (15724)
• United States
9 Dec
Migraines are miserable. People who’ve never had one just cannot understand. I know how bad a cluster headache feels, with or without the aura. My prayers for improvement.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thank you. I've had several auras, but only one turned into a migraine. Worst pain of my life, right up there with the kidney stone episode. At least with the stone, the doctors didn't waste time before giving me Morphine. With the migraine, they kept testing for all kinds of things and when several hours had passed, I was over the worst of it.
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• United States
9 Dec
So glad that the aura had lifted Vicki...Gods healing on your my friend, Amen xo
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks, Tiara. I was just wondering about you last night and praying you're well.
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• United States
9 Dec
@1creekgirl I prayed in the middle of the night as I always do Vicki and think of you too my friend thanks..I am not 100% but I will be fine. xoxox So sorry to read all that is happening to you.. Thanks for prayers dear friend.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
11 Dec
@TiarasOceanView I will continue to pray that God will heal and bless you.
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@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
A migraine on top of all that would have been awful. I do hope your troubles disappear one by one - or even all at once would be good.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
That would truly be a miracle!
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@UncleJoe (11174)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
I got rid of my "what next" list and started my "I don't wanna know" one. However, when it comes right down to it, Vicky, we are CHOSEN to be His example in all that comes our way, good or bad. Anybody can show Faith when they're happy. It takes a real Soldier to stand strong when going through suffering. I salute you.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Joe, that means an awful lot to me.
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@dgobucks226 (14224)
11 Dec
Keep the faith in God as I know you will Vicki. The Lord watches over you through these troubled times. Prayers to you
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
11 Dec
Thank you so much for the encouragement.
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@dgobucks226 (14224)
11 Dec
@1creekgirl My pleasure
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
9 Dec
I think you had enough and you deserve to have better days and weeks for the following months and year. I hope the worse will be soon over.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thank you, Anna. Praying 2018 will be better!
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
10 Dec
@1creekgirl I hope you will a better year for you and also for me.
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@1hopefulman (33502)
• Canada
9 Dec
Nice to see the strong faith that you have! I agree with, come fire or high water and no matter what else, we are never alone if we put our trust in Him at all times. He will be there to give us what He decides is best for us.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Absolutely, Felix. He is always faithful.
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@1hopefulman (33502)
• Canada
9 Dec
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
9 Dec
Sorry you have all those issues. Hope thats the end of it for you.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks, Courtney. I do feel a little stronger.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
9 Dec
@1creekgirl I'm happy to hear that.
@snowy22315 (54142)
• United States
10 Dec
Wow what a horror! God must think you are one tough coojkie to endure all that!
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
10 Dec
It would be nice if He didn't think I was quite that tough.But I trust Him, no matter what.
@marlina (79588)
• Canada
9 Dec
That is an awful lot to go through this. You are very courageous. Sending you my best wishes.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks. I don't feel very courageous. I'm just trying not to be a whiner.
@Srbageldog (8255)
• United States
9 Dec
I am so glad you didn't get a migraine on top of everything else. You sure have been through the ringer lately.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Appreciate your kind words.
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@maezee (33924)
• United States
9 Dec
I am glad the migraine pain stopped. Glad you were able to recognize it was coming on.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
I've only had one migraine headache (but several auras) and I have a new found sympathy for anyone who has them.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
9 Dec
You are still lucky you will recover. Don't worry me too I have some minor health problems but as time goes by I get better. Hoping for healing and I hope there's no more next health problem for you
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks, I hope you'll continue to heal also.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
9 Dec
I heard kidney stones can be very painful. I hope everything gets better instead of worse - and prayer does help.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
You're right, we can never have too many people praying for us.
@andriaperry (60954)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Dec
Woman you are getting rebuilt! Tony got rebulit too, so far he is in remission from stage 4 lung cancer 6 months, he was not supposed to live. God is awesome.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks for the reminder. That's so inspiring hearing how God is healing Tony. A true miracle.
@Susan2015 (21939)
• United States
9 Dec
That's a lot going on in a row. There are times that he does test us, and there are times I don't think I pass the test, even though I do try, so he knows that I try my best most of the time.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
I feel like I fail Him so often. But we just can't give up.
• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec
Wow, I can't believe you have been through all of this. I am so sorry! God is our healer and I am so glad He answered your prayers! I hope you feel better and better. I will be praying as well!
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
I really appreciate your prayers, Jennifer.
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
9 Dec
there will always be better side of life. In our Holy Book, it is stated that God will never test human beings more than they can endure.
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@1creekgirl (12428)
• United States
9 Dec
I don't like to complain. I know Jesus will be with me.
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
9 Dec
Hang in there.
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