Nothing is impossible

Luke 1:37: “With God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 18:27: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Nothing is impossible with continued effort and God by your side. It has taken 3 years of showing up to the best of my ability daily, but the transformation is visible. When you live with chronic illness like Chiari Malformation and Allodynia plus having an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury it is easy to feel overwhelmed and give up.

Are there days when it is impossible to do much of anything? YES! But with rest and lots of prayer it passes. Our bodies are wonderfully made and can recover and compensate but allowing them time to recover is necessary.

Never give up! God is good and is with us every step of the way especially in our most difficult moments. As long as we have hope, faith, and keep moving forward even if it is only baby steps we will accomplish great things.

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.

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