Friday, April 11, 2008

Who was it meant for?

I spent half of Wednesday in the ER due to numbness and tingling in my arm and hand. They did a cat scan and blood work. They didn't find anything in the cat scan and my levels went up, but that just means to reduce the meds I am on. They decided to recommend me to a neurologist and he said that what I am experiencing is 99% sure it's carpal tunnel syndrome. He asked me to go into his office and do some tests. Today was the day....I went and had an EMG where they go and shock your arm and hands....not fun! Then they prick you with some needles...still not fun. At the end of the test, he still said I have carpal tunnel syndrome on both sides of my hands. He then suggested an MRI to make sure I didn't have a stroke or hemorrhage in my Brain. Well....I am claustrophobic, so the thought of going in a tunnel scared me. I on top of it, the thought of having something more serious wrong with me even more frightening. I went into the room where they were giving me the MRI and breathed several deep breaths. As I was preparing to be ushered into the tunnel, I remembered a verse that I had read to Blake while I was pregnant. I read it to him and prayed it for him...it was in Joshua and it says: Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid. As I had the 30 min. MRI I kept saying that verse over and over...I kept praying and singing worship songs. I felt myself relax a bit and made it through the MRI. Even better news is that the doc didn't find any stroke or hemorrhage or anything. Praise God. So that verse that I had read to Blake while he was in my belly, was it meant for me all along? I don't know, but what I do know is that God's word brought me comfort today!

8 comments:

Janna Banana said...

praise the lord you and the baby are healthy! I love you and it means so much to me that you are okay

Gina said...

Sharon, I am so thankful that everything is ok with you!!! What great news. You guys are in my prayers.

Megan said...

I am glad that everyones prayers and YOURS are helping you through this tough time. I am sorry all this is going on, but YOU WILL MAKE IT! You are strong and will get through this. Love you!

Cara said...

Sharon your strength amazes me and when I finally see you, I am going to give you the biggest hug ever! Maybe some of your strength and courage will rub off on me lol. I love you and I thank God you are ok.

Lana said...

Sharon, I had all kinds of wrist and arm trouble after Nathaniel was born! I guess I just wasn't used to holding another person for what seemed like constantly! Remember - "perfect love casts out all fear." I love you!

Kelly Weinberg said...

Wow Sharon, you have been through a lot over the last month!! You are an incredible woman full of strenght and courage! I don't know if I could have done that MRI machine myself!

What a great verse to read to Blake! You sure have acted this verse out in your life this month! Rick and I are still praying for you! Hugs!

kdana said...

wonderful entry. so happy that you made it through the mri and that you had the strength. those things are like coffins. sigh. poor girl!
So what exactly is carpultunnel and what does that mean?

Karebear said...

Wow!
That's amazing, Sharon!
Isn't God good?? I'm so glad you are okay too. Rest up, babe!
xoxo