Last week. I was admitted to the local hospital for several days with stomach and bleeding problems. I was released Sunday. Tuesday, I went to the Vanderbilt Emergency Room in Nashville with the same problems. I returned home this morning (Friday).
I was seen by 8 GI doctors (it is a teaching hospital). I had several tests including endoscopes. Diagnosis: either the last doctor was wrong about my Crohns diagnoses or I’ve been healed. Praise the Lord!
The bleeding ulcers are healing and the pain is gone. I’m weaning off several medications and praising God (I can stop taking the steroids with horrible side effects).
Thank you for your prayers!!
I’m still reeling from the news. Last month, I was told I had an incurable disease and would be on steroids the rest of my life and probably have several surgeries (possibly an ostomy). Now they say they don’t know what happened.
The Great Physician
The hospital doctors can’t compete with My Great Physician. We think of comfort as a life without suffering, but tough times can help us grow spiritually. Our loving Father doesn’t always remove suffering, but He promises He will supply the encouragement, strength, renewed intimacy, and inner peace to get through it.
My daughter gave me a silver bracelet in the hospital that says “Be still and know that I Am God.” I will wear it always remembering the days it rubbed against hospital bands on the same wrist as a reminder that God touched me!
When we acknowledge His sovereignty, even in times of trouble and put our attention solely on God, we can will rest in His shadow (Psalm 91:1). Through physical trials and surgery scares, I hear the voice of my Father calling me into His loving arms for His comfort and His peace.
He loves me. He only wants the best for me. How could I ever doubt Him?
- July 6, 2007 Open Heart Surgery: Robin had open heart surgery (CABG coronary artery bypass graft). The problem was a major blockage in her left main artery.
- July 21, 2007 Back in the Hospital: Complications developed and Robin treated for fluid in her lungs, fluid in the heart lining.
- March 2008 Back in the Hospital: second heart surgery.
- May – June 2008 – Weekly iron infusions.
- July 20008 – Hemorrhage and hospital stay
- August- November 2008 – Weekly iron infusions.
- December 2008 – Another blood transfusion.
- January 2009 – Hemorrhage and hospital stay
- March 2009 – Hemorrhage and another blood transfusion.
- April 2009– Weekly iron infusions. Allergic reactions.
Thank you again for your prayers.
Commit your worries to God and your energy into seeking Him. He is taking care of us, providing His answers to our problems. “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” He will meet your all our needs.