I am 52 years old. For nearly 8 months we fought insurance the much needed surgery to fix L4 herniated disc in my back. After it was Overturned by an External Review, my surgeon scheduled everything. April 22nd I had L4-L5 fusion back surgery. I awakened to severe pain and partially paralyzed. A condition, drop foot, in my right foot is now overwhelming me. I spent a week in the hospital, learning how to walk, getting fitted with a brace and assigned to a pain specialist. Our daughter, age 24, lives with us due to disabilities. She had ankle surgery 2 days prior to my surgery. To say it's been difficult is an understatement!
The whole situation has been unbearable. Adding insult to injury, my husband has just been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. We are waiting to hear back from MD Anderson for an appointment. He has been working from home due to Covid, but things are beginning to change. He has to start back in the office a couple days this week.
I'm so grateful for your radio station. In the midst of my pain and sorrow, oftentimes Songs or Sermons came on as I lay awake that gave me hope. Reminding me God will never forsake me, He is carrying me through this unfathomable journey. I may not understand this right now, but somehow I will get to the other side of this. I'm sad and I'm scared. I don't want to be left paralyzed. I feel lost at times, helpless and weak. May God forgive me.