Blessed

During the last almost ten years of my life, I have been very sick. An undiagnosed case of Lyme Disease has resulted in a depressed immune system, unimaginable pain, joint deterioration, and terrible migraines. There was a point during which I was so depressed that I almost wished to no longer exist. I truly believe that it was only the love of Christ, and the support of my family, that kept me going.

In January, I lost my mother. I started falling on a regular basis and suffered from regular dizziness. I took a really bad fall and broke several ribs. That resulted in a stay at a physical rehab facility. At the end of that stay, I suffered from the most dizzying spell of all, during which I had a mini-stroke (known as a TIA).

Strangely enough, it was after this TIA that I began to awaken as though from a very long slumber. On my return to the rehab facility, my therapy began to go better than ever. My focus improved. My body seamed to stabilize. My pain was still there, but I seemed to be able to accomplish more despite it. My following days at the facility provided the opportunity to become stronger, and my mobility was greatly improved.

It is my opinion that I might have been having TIAs for a while. I think that the most recent TIA actually reset something in my mind and body. I believe that God has worked a mysterious miracle in me, and I am happy to tell about it. Despite everything I have suffered, I am blessed. I have salvation for my soul, a second wind for my body, great and knowledgeable doctors, and wonderful family and friends. No matter what may happen, I am blessed.

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Yes, that is gory. However, it is also a very old, very clever, saying that seems to fit this situation.

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Chuck Berry (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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