I am sorry for not doing a better job of keeping this blog updated. The past couple of weeks have been a little rough for me and I sometimes just don’t know what to say.
To start with, my 23rd birthday was wonderful!!! It was definitely the Happiest Birthday that I have had and the best part was being able to eat my own birthday cake for the first time in 4 years! My mom made me a Mexican chocolate chip cake with pink and green frosting and it was so delicious! To think that last year at this time I was very sick in the hospital and still being fed through a feeding tube...Praise God!
I have certainly come a long way, even if there is still a long way to go.
Along with the great progress, there are still challenges and times when fear and uncertainty seem to take hold. The past few weeks have been one of these times as I have been having some problems that I had not been experiencing since leaving the hospital. I will be going for some tests to further check things out.
I know that all RSD patients deal with setbacks and it is never easy. It is very difficult for me to even write about anything remotely negative on here because I have come so far and I feel so blessed to be getting better.
I don’t want this blog to ever be about the uncertainty, the fear or the pain…But rather, the hope, the joy and the strength we can all find in Jesus through the challenges. Nothing is impossible for Him! He redeems. He saves. He restores and He HEALS! I am living proof of that!
I have complete confidence that with God’s grace, Dr. Cantu’s wisdom and my Mom’s love, I cannot lose! As for me and my family, we will continue to speak of God’s great and mighty work in our lives, now and forever.
As always, thank you for the love, support and prayers for me and my family and a special thanks to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, who once again, held a successful art auction fundraiser to help me continue my recovery.
Please pray for healing and peace for all who are suffering, for strength and comfort for all of the devoted caregivers and for wisdom and understanding for the doctors who are trying so hard to help.
In God’s love, Jessica
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, I will not fear.”- Psalm 46:1