Friday, February 8, 2008

Here The Skinny..



Good news............. Dr appointment went well today......... ......... I do have 4 disc that are misbehaving but only one of them need to be punished... .. hahahhah The Dr did nerve tests to see if any nerves were damaged beyond repair.. None as yet and that is good news.......... The L-5 and S-1 are involved which is the lowest part of my spine... Seems that the disc is squishing to the outside and the back...Seems that this is important information for the Drs. I have been referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon and not Neurosurgeon. The Dr said he sends all his lower back patients to the McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City........ He has been sending his patients there for over 20 years......... Is very confident in the surgeons there........... I go to the McBride clinic next Wednesday.. Need to be seen right now because numbness is up into hips now (I walk funny) and terrible pain in legs at night.. I do not like being on pain meds.. sooooooo ......... bummer.... Dr said to expect one of two things, another test with dye to see exactly where the nerves are involved or they will look at the MRI and know exactly what they are going to do and they will schedule surgery............ soooooooooooo looks like I am not going to be able to avoid surgery,, but I still have 5 days before we face that.. And maybe the surgeon will have some "outside" of surgery " options........ We will see......... sooooooo that is my news for the day and all in all I am pleased. I thought that I was looking at surgery on 4 discs and now just one... so I will take that as a blessing......... But for now, still much of the same.. no heavy lifting and take it easy............ Easier said than done...........................
Have a good weekend ladies................... My weather is beautiful but we have a rent house to finish so guess we will spend our Saturday and Sunday finishing up over there............. YUCK!!! . Of course my DH will not let me do a thing so all I can do is sit and keep him company.......... Bless his heart.............


Thursday, February 7, 2008

A REMINDER




Just a reminder that we have a TEE shirt contest going on over at Sew The Word...... go over there and enter your thoughts on what the shirt should say............ I am closing the contest on Valentine Day at noon......... sooooooo if you have not submitted a suggestion give it some thought.......... It will be fun to see this come together....... After we close the contest we will all vote on the entries...................... soooooooooooooo go take a look and submit a catchy caption................


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday..... For Sure


...As some of you know I am having some back problems.. I had an appointment this past Monday with a Neurologist in Edmond Oklahoma.. This Neurologist is the one that my Dr. here is very adamant about who I am to see and this Dr in Edmond is the only one that he wanted to refer me to....

..... My Dr here is a Christian and I so trust him....... It was very difficult to get me in so quick but Monday morning we headed to Edmond.. About 2 hours into the trip we got a call and my appointment was canceled...... The Dr was very sick with the flu and they were having to move all his patients.........
......... When asked they told me that it would be March. Well as some of you know, March will not work as the condition in my back is progressing pretty quick. Long story short, they put me into another appointment this Friday but with another Dr. As I thought my Dr. here was very disappointed and told me to keep the Friday appointment but to make another appointment with the first Dr before I decided on any surgery........ He was so emphatic about that......... I agreed......... However God had other plans........

..... This morning while having my coffee and blogging my cell phone rang and it was the nurse from the original Dr office........ The Dr was better and back in his office and they decided to put me in first thing Friday morning at 8 a.m. I was so thrilled and so thankful that God was working on my behalf and I am going to be able to see the right man........ How do I know he is the right man..... I was not at peace with the mix up and my spirit man was restless......... Now knowing that I am headed to the Dr that my Dr sent me to my spirit man is at peace........... It is truly a Thankful Thursday


Comfort and Protection


.........Pray for the precious people in the states that lost loved ones last night in that destructive weather.

.....I got up this morning thinking that I would see headlines of Super Tuesday and in it place the destruction of homes... and the loss of 47 lives. I hate tornadoes.. they come up on you without much warning and sometimes there is just no escape.. I have a terrible fear of them but I have managed over the years to control that fear... I pray for those that lost home and loved ones.. I pray for those that have had their lives disrupted.. I pray for those people in the path of those storms today................
.............. So...... we as the body of Christ each in one accord...... pray for comfort and pray that the Father would hold close those that lost family and friends..........and protection of those still in its path


Tuesday, February 5, 2008



I made this just for my sister.... I hope she sees it..........


Cleaning Up...


Clearing the clutter..........

....... There is a great post over at Edge of Design...... If you get a minute take the time to visit and read. Clutter.... it is a problem I know in my life and it seems that I hear it running through the blog world. Ladies are taking time to fast and pray....... Now fasting is not always about food.... It can be the TV. OUCH ! It can be the computer OUCH OUCH...... It can be books !!!!! OH my.... I have hundreds of books and I love to read...... I love Christian fiction..... I read every book that Frank Peretti writes....... I would say to you to get them and read them if you love Christian Fiction but I do not want to do that... Right now I am reading a book titled Black, Red, White... The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker....... It is wonderful but it is fiction..... and I am not telling you to read that one..... It is just a point I am making. The post over at Edge of Design hit home today and I need to stop and listen as the Spirit speaks... I am an obsessive personality and I have to be so careful with my time.... I need to clear the clutter and take time to sit and listen to the Teacher.......... over the years I have been privy to some great teaching but at the end of the day I have found the greatest knowledge with the word of God on one side and the strong concordance on the other and the Holy Spirit showing me secrets in His word.............
... I want to be faithful the the spirit of God and stop and clear the clutter........... here is to the spiritual house keeping that the Lord seems to be doing............


Monday, February 4, 2008

It's a Secret




Psa 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.




..............Several years ago a precious friend of mine, whom has now gone to be with the Father, was helping me through some very dark days after my divorce. She told me of a place that she would go when she needed to find peace. It was not a physical place but a place in her mind, or I would rather think spirit. She described to me a place that she knew very well. It was obvious to me as she spoke that she went there quite often. I would watch as she shared very minute details and her countenance would change. .....
She then suggested to me that I take some time and be alone with myself and find the place that Jesus has just for me and Him. I must say that it took me a while and there were some changes made to my hiding place, but once I found it, I go there often. Let me tell you of my place.
There is a shallow river running from the east to the west.
The river bed is carpeted with thousands of tiny rocks and pebbles. Each one having its own color and shape. Nothing sharp or jagged and with the crystal clear water flowing over those pebbles they take on a life of their own.

.........The sound of the water as it flows past the green grassy meadow invites me to sit a spell, and sit a spell I do. The water is always the perfect temperature and it refreshes my soul as I sit and listen. Just about 8 feet from the bank of the river is an old tree stump... it is flat an smooth on the top without fear of splinters.......however, I have never sat on that stump...... it is reserved for the King..........and as far as you can see there is green grass..... soft like plush carpet but it is very animated as the warm wind blows past each blade. You will most always find me there with my shoes off (I have no memory of ever even having any shoes on) and I am dancing.
I own a red tambourine and I love to play the tambourine......

......It is my favorite thing to do when I am in the Holy of Holies...... I love to go there and dance......... anyway, getting back to my secret place. I when I arrive Jesus is already sitting on that stump. He has my tambourine....... and He is pretty good at keeping a beat. He plays and laughs and I dance and laugh............
...As I share this with you today it invites my spirit man to go and see that place... I go there on nights like last night when facing today and the unknown.

....I go there after praying for my friend Jean and Deena and Denise....... I go there when I do not know how to pray, for I believe that my praise is my prayer offered up in laughter..... I go there when I am weary of the battle and need to lay my sword aside........ I go there when I am over come with sadness and when I am over come with joy........

It is my secret place.......


Go now and sit quietly and find the place where only you and He dwells.. and go there often.....