Stay Positive! This too shall pass.

Life can always be good. It is true that there will be intervals wherein you will cry, have to dig deeply into your spirit to find understanding, get mad, change your plans, or even change your life.  It happens to all of us.

When I write, I write from the heart, and from experience.  I will never deny that “time and circumstances” will happen that may throw you off your game, but again I say, your response to those circumstances are ALWAYS your choice.  This is important to know.

This post may not be long as it is difficult to sit today, because of “circumstances”. I will explain.  I hope in sharing some of those circumstances, you will surely know that I do not just say good words – I mean what I say.

I have had to adjust my thinking, (particularly over the past four years), but also most of my life.  Each one of us have a story to tell, but to prove happiness can be yours, and that I am not just sharing “words, these have been my physical challenges recently.

I will recap just a few of life changing moments from 2008 to this day, in January 2013.  Don’t know if I’ve mentioned them before.

2008 I had a muscle spasm in my low back. It had always been strong.  Went to emergency, they gave me a shot and pain pills and sent me home.  In the middle of the night the pain was so bad I awoke and went to get pain pills.  It got worse, I fainted, and when I awoke my husband told me my foot was turned the wrong way.  I had broken my leg.  Had to have surgery and a rod and pins put in my leg.

2009  I went bicycle riding with my hubby.  We flew down the hills and went twelve miles.  The next day I fell, going up a small hill, and broke my left wrist.

2010  Early in the year I found it was NECESSARY that I had a hysterectomy. I also had the rod and screws taken out of my leg later in the year.  To my dismay, I was also told that all the pain in my neck was from bulging discs and stenosis in my neck.

2011  I was climbing down a ladder and had my glasses on. I thought I was at the bottom and stepped off it thinking I was ground level.  I wasn’t.  Both my husband and myself heard my right wrist snap.  It was broken.

2012  The pain in my hips was beginning to keep me from walking a long distance.  To make a long story short, I was told my left hip has severe arthritis, and my right hip is “shot”.  I will need two hips (can’t be done the same time) – at some point in time.  Doc said I am about ten years younger than most of his patients, and that I have accelerated arthritis.  I decided to wait until the pain is unbearable, and use my hips as well as I can for now.

2013  Two days before my birthday (January 6th) I took my Rottie for a walk and had a traumatic fall.  As I lay flat on my back I prayed very hard.  I knew my back was broken.  After a while I managed to get up and drive home.  I should have called an ambulance.  If you ever have a traumatic back injury – stay down until help arrives.  God is good and my compressed fracture of L1, my low back, is not touching the spinal cord, and may be able to be repaired by a procedure…

So there it is.  I still believe we can all be happy – and believe it or not, I am still happy.  My position could be far worse, and with time, I probably will be fine and out kayaking again.

It is what it is.  I refuse to let life bury me with emotions that will ruin it.  I always will find that light and will pray and believe in miracles.

I could expound on it all, but I have my laptop on a pillow and I am lying down, so I am just about done for the day.

So take heart….it will be okay, and your traumas will be a challenge you can manage. Pray often, don’t blame God, and

do the best you can with what you’ve been handed.

Ask for help if you need it, and ask for prayers too – just like I am doing right now.  Please send your prayers and good thoughts to me.  We need to help heal one another.

Also, if anyone knows about a back procedure called vertoplasty-please share your information-whether it be good or bad reports.  I will delve into myself before I do anything like this recommended procedure.

God bless you! Have a beautiful day and take a breath or two.  There are still blessings all around us!

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4 Responses to “Stay Positive! This too shall pass.”

  1. Ke Says:

    The only thing I can say right now is wow!! You have blessed me tremendous tonight. I can’t do nothing but cry because even when things got bad for you, you never gave up. You just prayed to God and trusted him. I think most of the time we let the enemy get into our minds and we accept that situation but I claim victory over the enemy tonight.

    God bless you my sister, God bless you!!

  2. susieshy45 Says:

    Dear Marsha,
    What a large amount of falls you have sustained over the last few years but after every one of them, you dusted yourself off, got up and looked forward to walk with enthusiasm. God bless you.

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