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Beloved friends, I am home again after a five day hospital stay. God is doing something very special in me.

A Better Heart

Beloved friends,

I am home again after a five day hospital stay. God is doing something very special for me.

Last Thursday morning (Sept 10), I experienced a lot of dizziness and shortness of breath. I was extremely disappointed because I had been feeling so good for weeks.

For several weeks I was feeling full of energy. In August I was hospitalized and received four units of blood (from an ongoing GI bleeding problem explained here) AND I began a yeast free, sugar free diet. I recently took myself off several medications and felt I was taking charge of my health and excited about the progress.

The frustrating dizziness remained all morning. I was getting ready for a new 9:30 Bible study when I received some upsetting news. I was really upset over the news (honestly, I overreacted).  I left the house–upset and aggravated– to drive to the class.  A few miles from home, I experienced  tightening in my chest. The tightening grew into chest pains.

One of the most aggravating thing about heart disease is once you feel tightening in your heart you worry which makes everything worse – somewhat like having Braxton-Hicks (pre-labor) contractions in your ninth month of pregnancy. You know something is going on but you aren’t sure when it is time to go to the hospital.

Pain brings on anxiety, which leads to more chest pressure which leads to more anxiety–it’s a frightening cycle.

I pulled my car over to call 911 at the Kangaroo convenience store.

Behind the Scenes

A few days earlier at Sunday evening church service we sang was “Change my Heart Oh God.” It’s one of my favorite songs and always makes me teary.

You know how a song gets stuck in your head? This song kept drifting to my mind during those five days.

While I waited for the ambulance, the song played over and over in my head. I was praying “Lord, if I am coming home I want to be surrounded by my family–not sitting in the Kangaroo convenience parking lot, but your will be done, please watch over my children.”

Change my heart oh God,
make it ever true.
Change my heart oh God,
may I be like You.

You are the potter,
I am the clay,
mold me and make me,
this is what I pray.

The ambulance took me to the local Shelbyville hospital. There the doctors saw significant problems with my EKG and transported me to Middle TN hospital with cardiac unit.

World Wide Prayers

A few phone calls and tweets started a prayer chain in my church, Twitter, and Facebook. My sweet friend, Kathleen, posted the updates on this blog and people all over the world were lifting me up to our Father.

I spent Thursday to Monday in the cardiac unit to monitor the abnormal EKGs and kept me stable with nitro and other medications.

Monday morning they preformed a cardiac catheterization (sending a tube from my groin to the heart to examine my bypass and other arteries).

The surgeon compared the new catheterization results with previous cath results and said,

Your heart looks better than it has has ever looked!” — BETTER!

God answers prayers! The minute the doctor said the word “better” the song came to my mind. Until that moment, I didn’t relate my physical heart with the song! God changed my physical heart!

How many time do we pray and really expect results?

Whenever God makes us a promise, we should boldly say, as Paul said, “I believe God (Acts 27:25), and trust Him to keep His word…” God promises to answer our request.

Jesus said promise six times over in almost in the same breath, for us to ask whatsoever we will. See Amazing Promises Jesus Made.

I have a better heart! We began our homeschool this morning with grateful prayers and praises. I feel great again–both physically and spiritually.

Be Anxious for Nothing!

The cardiologist has no explanation for the four days of EKG problems. He believes the chest pains were a combination of coming off several medications too quickly and my reaction to bad news resulted in an anxiety attack triggering the weird EKGs for several days.

I believe my heart had a problem and God fixed it!

Most of the Medical Problems Have Been Doctor Induced

In the last few years, I have received  sixteen blood transfusions, been hospitalized ten times and gone to a hematologist weekly for iron infusions and bone marrow shots.

Almost all of these medical problems are  a result of a blood thinner that I should not have been taking! I was on Plavix  over a year longer than necessary for my heart condition. The cardiologist didn’t bother to read the fine print. I asked to be taken off the medicine several times but the cardiologist did not read the research for my condition.

I was so angry when I realized that most of my medical problems have been doctor induced, I stopped taking all the medications (don’t do this–very dangerous–always work with your doctor to taper off).

A month ago I was on a dozen prescribed medications with terrible side effects. Today I am weaning off two prescriptions (people in third world countries that live to their seventies and eighties do not live on Plavix and Lipitor.)

With God’s help, a natural diet, and exercise; I believe I can control all the medical problems that have troubled me the last few years.

Thank you friends for your earnest, faithful prayers. God heard them and I am better–spiritually and physically.

Father,

Please change my spiritual heart the way you changed my physical heart for the better. Mold me and make me in Your own way!

Create in me a pure heart, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Let my heart reflect your concerns, your love. Remove any anxiousness from me and remind me to lean on You in all times.

But now, O Lord, You are our Father.
We are the clay; You are the potter;

We are all the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:6, 8

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29 comments

  1. Robin, Thanks for sharing this update with me. My husband and I have been praying for you. I’m glad that you are now home, in familiar surrounds where you can start a wonderful road of recovery. I will still continue to pray for you! May your healing of body and soul be quick.

  2. I am overjoyed to hear this!! Praising the Father right now!
    Thank you for sharing!

    blessings Sister!
    (((HUGS)))

  3. Praise God! In continued prayer for your full recovery.

  4. Oh! I am so relieved to hear you are home and better! praise the Lord!
    hugs and prayers!

  5. Thank you for this amazing story of God’s amazing grace and healing power. We need to more and more of them to remind ourselves that our God never changes. He is as powerful today as He was when He parted the red sea and healed the lepers. Thank God for the people around the world that prayed and lifted your hear to the ONE who created it. Be blessed and enjoy your new day.

  6. Thankful you’re home and that you have so many prayer warriors on your team. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers and I will not stop praying for your healthy heart.

  7. I am so glad to read this and your words, once again, have blessed my heart! love you and so happy you are once again at home! <3 🙂

  8. Amen! Proud to hear it! What a story!

  9. I am one of the twitter prayer group! I had no idea what was going on with you, but said prayers for you!! I am so glad and thankful that you are better and healed! I will continue to lift you up in prayer and would love to keep reading how you are doing!

  10. I am praising God for His healing and this miracle. Thank you for sharing!

    Praying and praising,

    Lisa

  11. Oh so happy for you! Praise the King! So glad to hear your good news. *Ü*

  12. I cannot tell you how excited I am for you! I am praising Jehovah Rapha with you!

  13. One of my favorite songs! Rejoicing w/you at all he’s doing in and through you. Love & hugs to you, my sister!

  14. This is just great news! You have been giving ME heart attacks, girl. Figurative ones, thankfully. I have been considering getting off the fries seriously, though. Pray that the chest stuff I have is nothing. I’d love to hear more about your diet.

  15. Great news Robin. So glad you’re better!!! His healing hand never ceases to amaze me. :O)

  16. praise the Lord you are home. and wow! what a testimony!!
    i will sleep better now 🙂

  17. Happy Dancing all over for you, dear friend! Thanking Papa for His marvelous grace and the visual of His love for you. Will continue to pray for you, Sweetie. Shavua Tov.

  18. I’m so happy to hear the good news! Praise God!

  19. Leslie

    Bless God, Robin. I am so happy to hear stories of how our God heals. May He continue to heal whatever ails you spiritually. His faithfulness is never-ending.
    Shalom,
    Leslie

  20. PRAISE THE LORD! Robin I hadn’t seen your blog for a number of years and “just happened” to find it THE DAY you had told about your heart problems. I was lifting you up in prayer because I have read many things by you and as I homeschooled was remembering you. I’m so glad that our Creator has created a new heart in you.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Larissa

  21. Tamara Scire

    Oh Robin, How thankful I am for your miraculous healing! I needed to read that post, I was feeling a bit of despair and needed to be reminded of God’s power over His people. He is Jehovah-jireh–the Lord provides! Inspirational!
    Tami

  22. I’m so thankful for your progress. Have you ever read Jacob Teitelbaum’s book, From Fatigued to Fantastic? D ribose can strengthen your heart and give you energy as well as CoQ10. Blessings on this new journey! Joni in DE

  23. Wow! I have chills ALL OVER!!!

  24. Very good news.. u are better now.thanks to god….

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