Good things are coming

When we concentrate on the future and believe that good things are coming, we often prevail. Of course, the opposite is also true. If we fixate on our troubles, we lose hope and our faith diminishes making it difficult to move forward keeping us stuck.

Some may think I am full of hot air. Well, I live with chronic pain daily because of my spinal cord injury and Chiari Malformation. I have a condition called Allydonia which causes the skin on my torso to feel like there is acid being poured on it all the while it is being stretched to capacity. My pain level can go from a 2 to an 8 in seconds. I share this not because I want you to have sorry for me, but because I wish for you to realize that I understand how difficult it can be to have faith and hope when you deal with such obstacles.

Each day is a new day, allowing us to continue focusing on the future. No matter what we face, whether it is a chronic illness, a family issue, and/or a trauma, we have the choice to have hold and truth or to give up. I choose to keep moving forward because I recognize God is with me. He has brought me through many battles stronger than I started. He continues to refine me and because of this; I know good things are just around the corner.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

4 thoughts on “Good things are coming

  1. Sometimes I have to look to what God brought me through in the past to find hope for the future. He has always been faithful and does just what will help me the most. Like you said, we can make it with faith in our God. I’m sorry to hear about the searing pain in your torso. That sounds just terrible. Thank you for sharing your hope with us.

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