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I hurt my back this summer and after an MRI discovered that I have 5 bulging disks, two major and pinching a nerve. This causes back pain and pain radiating down both my legs. Walking or standing for more than a few minutes brings more pain. I had a epidural injection hoping it would help my pain, but it didn't help much. I also have seen a chiropractor twice to try to help also. That has caused more pain. I am trying to prevent surgery at this point. I am waking up about 2:00am every morning in pain and then am restless the rest of the night. I am using that time to pray for others and for answers about what I should do about my back.
I also have an uncle who is in the process of dying. He is my mother's last remaining brother from a family of 5 children. I live several hours away and just try to be there for my mother with long talks on the phone.
Our middle son is getting married on October 16th. His fiance & our son have done most everything themselves so it has been easy for my part. But I will be getting the house ready for company. All the while I am crafting for a craft show November 5th & 6th, plus I'm the jury chairman for the show. I have 5 meetings left, then a 4 day marathon of setting up, the 2 day show, then taking down. There are other things that I won't go into that are also going on.
All in all, I know that God is with me. His Love Never Fails! I know that there is a reason that I am going through this and maybe someday I'll know why.
So now you know my story as it is right now. I will continue on making my way through each day and thanking God for my many blessings. There are always blessings to thankful for, even in the dark times.
Blessings to You & Yours,