Over the weekend I blacked out three times and one time I fell down a small set of steps. My OB doctor is unsure whether he will release me anymore. He said he thinks its too hard on my body to keep going back and forth from hospital to home. He is talking about keeping me until the babies are born. I really don’t want to do that – I’d like to have Easter at home with the kids – but you’d think I’d learn by now that it’s totally not about what I want. The babies are okay – but my heart rate and blood pressure are really messed up.
Today was probably one of my worst days. You all know that I don’t have good veins and they always call in specialists to stick me. This morning my IV infiltrated and after 5 sticks they finally got a vein BY MY KNUCKLE! OUCH! Well on my way to the bathroom I blacked out and pulled the IV back out of my hand and had blood all over the floor. I got re-stuck another 6 times before they finally stuck my OTHER KNUCKLE. My body was literally shaking in pain. The blackouts always come with headaches and todays was a doozie for sure. I found myself in tears for many reasons – but most of all because I’m just so tired of the drama. I don’t think I can take this anymore.
My bright light in the darkness was that Jose came home today. I haven’t seen Gigi yet but she’s at my parent’s house walking around and throwing things! It’s amazing what peace comes over a mother when she knows her kids are all together – and that they’re all safe. Jose is here now in the hospital as I write. I didn’t realize how much I missed him until I saw him today.
So while this afternoon has been a complete nightmare – this evening I believe will be one of peace.
Categories: Personal Stories
I’m so sorry Jody. I am praying.
Healed Without Pain or Cost
No matter what affliction people suffered, Jesus cured them painlessly, without delay, and without cost. Inevitably, word of this spread like wildfire, and soon “great crowds approached him, having along with them people that were lame, maimed, blind, dumb, and many otherwise, and they fairly threw them at his feet, and he cured them.” How did the people respond? Matthew’s eyewitness account continues: “The crowd felt amazement as they saw the dumb speaking and the lame walking and the blind seeing, and they glorified the God of Israel.”—Matthew 15:30, 31.
Spiritual Healing Must Come First!
Many physically healthy people are unhappy. Some even attempt suicide because they have no hope for the future or because they feel overwhelmed with problems. They are, in effect, spiritually disabled—a far more serious condition in God’s eyes than a physical disability. (John 9:41) On the other hand, many who are physically disabled, like Christian and Junior mentioned in the preceding article, live happy, fulfilling lives. Why? Because they are spiritually sound and are energized with a sure hope based on the Bible.
For many disabled individuals, learning about this inspiring hope has caused their tears of sadness to change into tears of joy. (Luke 6:21) In fact, God will do even more than eliminate sickness and disability; he will obliterate the very cause of human suffering—sin itself. Indeed, Isaiah 33:24 and Matthew 9:2-7, quoted earlier, link sickness to our sinful condition. (Romans 5:12) Hence, with sin vanquished, mankind will at last enjoy “the glorious freedom of the children of God,” a freedom that includes perfection of mind and body.—Romans 8:21.
God blessCastillo family, especially you Jody through your trails. Jose it was great meeting you at the airport. stay
head down at the feet of Jesus he will lift you up joyful!!!
in Christ’s love: Johny Theresias
Oh Jody!!! My heart goes out to you right now. I wish I could take away all your pain and that you could feel 100% better and be home with your kids. But, since I can’t do that I will share few verses from scripture God has been using on me as I have been struggling with a illness.
It comes from Psalms 41:1-3 Focus verse 3
“Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.”
Jody, you have had so much regard for the weak in Haiti and these verses tell how God will protect you and preserve your life and SUSTAIN you on your sickbed and RESTORE you from this illness. Jody I am praying for God to pour His patience into you as you wait on him to restore you. I am praying. I love you!