Thursday, January 6, 2011

Progress report...

with all the things going on the last couple of weeks here...
I am still feeling better than I have in a long time...
I have never asked God to step in and remove what I have before...
I feel really guilty asking for anything for myself...
but the last part of last year I began to ask for me...
HIS SPIRIT has been leading me in directions that are  helping...
we began physical therapy here at home in November...
after 2 months, I can now stand without pain...
the guys have been working on me twice a day and today was my first day of doing it three times...
we began on the lower back and legs...
and I began working slowly...
very slowly on the upper back, neck and arm area the first of the month...
it's been over a year since I felt this good...
and with what I have...
my muscles would not retain tone...
every day I would wake up the same and have to work through it...
only to lose it all by the next morning...
I am retaining tone!
I haven't done that in 10 years...
so, thank  you for all of your prayers...
I know they are a big part of this...
and I want to thank GOD for allowing this to happen...
I can stand now to take a quick shower, but only use the stool if I am going to be in there longer if wash my hair...
I can stand and cook and wash dishes without the kitchen stool...
by spring...
I want to able to walk the yard without the chair...
I will still use it for longer walks until I get stronger...
and I know this is going to take a long time...
and I would like to be 100%...
but if this is it...
it's better than where I have been...
and I am so grateful...

10 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am like you-it is hard for me to pray for myself or ask for prayers for myself...I don't know whether I feel it is selfish or I feel that there are others more deserving.

One day I will email you and tell you about the spontaneous/miraculous healing I had many years ago after being in bed for almost a year. You can do this and God CAN and will heal you...if that is HIS will...but you already know that.

I am so happy for you because I understand your pain and anguish. Hugs- Diana

NanE said...

Tete, that IS wonderful news indeed! I'm praying for you for continued strength and healing. xxoo Nan

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I am Loving this PRAISE Report, Keep asking & Keep Praying..... XOX

Pink Princess said...

Tete, that is wonderful news, you hang in there girl. Prayers go your way

Donnie said...

I know you appreciate every little improvement and my prayers are with you.

Sherry@TheCheerfulNest said...

I'm so glad to see you are doing better. Take care of yourself.

nancy said...

Aww I am sending prayers for you. You just hang in there. Before you know it, you'll be out that door in no times.
Blessings
Nancy

Pam said...

Wonderful news!!! Sometimes Physical Therapy seems to take a little longer than we want it to, but it really does help. Along with your prayers of course. Glad your able to step away from the stool a little more now.

Ann said...

Just keep on that track...you are so blessed to have a family that is dedicated to getting you back on your feet. I want to drive by this summer and see you out in the garden!!!!

Beth said...

Great news, Tete! God is good. I'll add you to my prayer list.
Blessings, Beth