Thursday, November 6, 2008

Back and Blessed

Hey My Sweet, Praying, Bloggy Friends!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support! I really can't remember being that sick or scared before.
Zoie did a wonderful job keeping you updated. I asked her if she would do it so you would know why I had not blogged and she jumped at the chance. I pulled it up for her then went and laid back down while she wrote it. Then her dad or I corrected a few spelling and comma errors so she could post.

Here is the rest of the story:
When they did the CT scan last Thursday at the hospital they found a mass and some swollen lymph nodes but the doctor said they were not the problem. (I wish he hadn't told me about them if they were not the problem!) They put me on a high powered antibiotic and a pain med. I had to spend the night with my mom because I was too sick for Mike or Zoie to take care of me. That way too, they could go on to school and work on Friday. Even on the pain meds I was in excruciating pain all night.
By Monday, I was still in pain and weak so I went back to the doctor. More test! Tuesday I got an ultrasound of the area where the mass had been and it was gone. GONE! Even though it was small and insignificant to the doctors, it had become very significant and frightful to me! And now it was GONE! Along with it most of my pain! The pain has continued to diminish so that now it only hurts if I am pulling on that area. I don't know if it was an infection that caused all of this and the antibiotic finally started working, or if the mass was causing the problem and God removed it. What I do know is this:

GOD is my Healer! Although our modern medicine could not figure out what was actually happening...Our God knew! He heard our prayers and sent it away! I believe He healed me!

Now as I promised Zoie, a quick few words on the Color Of A Lie.
My students all individually came up with the same question concerning the thought of turning purple once you lied. "After someone lied to you once, how would you know when they were telling you the truth?" It was a good question. None of them liked the thought of everyone knowing when you lied. I don't think even those of us who try hard to speak only the truth would like it either. I don't know anyone who would not be at least a lavender shade of purple.
Here's why I would be that way. I sometimes don't keep my "saids" as well as my promises.

We have started reminding each other to "keep your said." Example: Mike will ask me to do an errand or to do something for him. I will say "OK." with every intention of doing so. But as my day gets going and full, I forget or lose the time to do it, and I have not "kept my said."
Jesus says to let your "Yes be yes and your no be no!" Keep your said!

My final thought on the Color Of A Lie: It is a good thing we can't see each other's sins that easily. OH...how we would judge each other. But remember this...God does see every purple shade!

I love you more than you will ever know!!!!!
Pamela

16 comments:

On Purpose said...

Welcome back Pamela! I love to hear and see God working. Thank You Father God for healing Pam and taking the pain away.

Thank you for your encouragement to keep my saids!! I love it!

Barb said...

What a wonderful reflection of our awesome God! I'm so glad you have this beautiful testimony to share... and that the physicians get to share in it too, whether they understand it or not!

By the way, Zoie was absolutely precious!

Beverly said...

Thanks for allowing Zoie to keep us updated. I'm so glad to hear you are doing better..
Love ya

Kimberly said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better! Praise God for healing you!

And I for sure could do a whole lot better on keeping my saids!!!! Thanks for the reminder!

Blessings, sweet Pamela!
K :)

Edie said...

I'm so glad you're doing better now. Be sure to tell Zoie thank you for us. She did a Wonderful job! :) You will right? Be sure to keep your said now. lol :D

Chatty Kelly said...

So glad you are feeling better! I love "keeping your said." I too, while I don't "lie" I sometimes fail to keep my said. Hmmm. Something to think about.

Runner Mom said...

Oh, girlfriend! I am so glad that you're better! I did enjoy reading Zoie's post, but I am thrilled that you're back.

God is a God of miracles. Since He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, He still performs miracles in our day....and you just received one!! He is awesome!!

Continue to heal and bask in His marvelous love!

Love ya,
Susan

Kristen Myers said...

I am so glad you are back and feeling better. What a testimony to God's healing. Give Zoie a hug for me and tell her thank you for being a great blogger.

Talk to you soon. Love ya too.

Leebird said...

It was great visiting with you the other day. So glad you are feeling better.

Please pray for my brother-in-law, Buddy....his cancer is stage 4 and very serious. After they have had a chance to share the facts with their son, I'll blog an update.

I'm pretty broken hearted over the whole thing...my sister is my best friend.

Kay Martin said...

Yes, I would have been frightened with all of that! Thank God He agrees with us: YOu are most important and need to be well and whole.

Welcome back into my world; now things can get back to normal.
Kay

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Wow, Pamela. I am just catching up here. Breathless at what God has done! So thankful! Praise His Holy Name! He is the Healer! Praising Him for you!

Thanks for your comment, and yes, to God's glory and for His purpose, please share the story of my grocery store friend. Thank you for asking. Rejoicing that His name will be glorified through this.

I am still praying for her. I went on Wednesday to bring her another card (I missed last week because of my surgery) and they said she no longer works there. Oh my! I saw her when I brought the Bible, and then I went in and left things, unfortunately at times she wasn't working, so I didn't actually see her. I know God sees her and is reaching out to her. I pray, if it is His will, that we cross paths again.

Praying for your conference this weekend. Please let me know how it goes!

Elizabethd said...

Praise the Lord Pamela, so pleased to hear you are well now.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Glad your feeling better!
Cindy

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Praise God you are back and feeling better!!!

My ADHD Me said...

Welcome Back!!
Welcome Back!!
Welcome Back!!

Follow through on my "saids"...that's something I could definitely brush up on!!

Thanks for the great post and SO GLAD you are feeling so much better!

My ADHD Me said...

Just stopping by to check on you. Hope you are feeling better.