Struggles (continued)

Hello friends and family, 

Christy here.   Last week was a bit of a rough week for me and I just wanted to share a little about it.  There have been some amazing writers on this blog that talk about how I inspire them or how this experience has been full of miracles.  While those may be true,  I want you guys to know that there are a lot of things about this that just plain suck.  
  A while ago I posted a picture of my vacuum and talked about how that was to help my incision close.  A week and a half later it is still open (although I do think the vacuum helped).  Since we thought I would be in my first leg by now, the delays were hard to deal with.  Add the fact that I was hoping to swim this last weekend in Florida and realized on Monday that that was out of the question.  I’m still not really sleeping.  I seem to be on an every other night or every third night sleep pattern.  The docs think the sleep issues are because I’m getting off my narcotics and my other amputee friends agree it takes about a month for your sleep to stabilize.  The problem is that at night my pain has been spiking up pretty bad and then I have to take my oxys again to get through it.  So, it’s all a process.  I’ve cried more in the last month than I ever did in my life before (pre- AK or above knee amputation as we like to call it). God definitely seems to be helping me learn patience.   Through the struggles I try to remember 

  all the ways I’m blessed and supported.  Thanks everyone again for the cards and packages and visits.  That has been really helping on the tough days..

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3 thoughts on “Struggles (continued)

  1. Hi Christy. I live with pain on a daily basis, as well. I thought I’d tell you how I deal with pain when I try to sleep at night. I read for about an hour, in bed, ready to doze off when I get sleepy. Reading takes my mind off my pain & I can usually drop off to sleep. Meds never help me with pain. That’s why I try to concentrate on the book I’m reading. God bless. He’s always there with us, as you know. Praying that your pain will subside.

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  2. Hi Christy. I so admire your honesty here. Thank you for sharing, it helps to know just how to be praying for you. As I was praying for you after reading this I thought about how God is “holding you with His righteous right hand” in those difficult times, so I looked up the verse.

    “Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

    You are never alone, God is with you on this journey, every step of the way. ♥

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    1. Lori!
      Interesting that you bring that verse up, it is one of my all time favorites! Christy and I have it on our wall at home painted by missionaries we worked with in Honduras. Thanks for the reminder.
      Jess wise

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