I wanted to share an update on my condition for those who are praying for me.
Two weeks ago, an MRI was taken of my spine. I received the results yesterday. My spine is healthy. My doctor was shocked by this. He was certain there was a bulging disc; all the symptoms pointed to it. I would like to claim healing; however, the pain is still present.
So he ordered another round of tests, most of which were completed yesterday. I am scheduled to undergo an EMG on Friday, the 19th, to determine if I have neurological problems.
Please ask the Lord to reveal the root of my pain and grant the doctors involved much wisdom. I have experienced this pain off and on for 18 years and I have seen about a dozen doctors and undergone a number of tests before, including 3 MRI's, all to no avail. The EMG is a new step. Though I am concerned about what exactly "neurological problems" might mean, I am thankful to have a doctor who is not giving up on this.
I trust the Lord and know that He knows exactly what is wrong with me. My faith is in Him to reveal these things to us, to heal me with or without modern medicine, and to grant me the grace needed to live for His glory whatever the outcome.
Please pray for my physical strength, particularly during the EMG. I am not exactly thrilled with the idea of being stuck with needles and exposed to electrical stimuli. If you read Olive Plants regularly, you know about my active imagination. I am having to bring some over-the-top thoughts captive (think mad scientist with an electric chair) and trust the Lord to be my help during a somewhat painful test.
Thank you for your continued prayers and kind emails and comments.
May God be glorified by my weakness.