Friday, December 17, 2010

Gift From God

Let's face it, these are difficult times. There are many people who are struggling to make ends meet. Our family is without exception. I've been unable to work for a little over two years now due to a back injury and a recent diagnoses of a rare neuromuscular disease. My husband (aka My Hero) hasn't been able to keep food or water down for days at a time because of a failed lap-band. Needless to say, his health has been deteriorating and yet he still gets up and works (amazing). His work as a DME salesman and certified ATP (he assists people with getting the proper seating for power wheelchairs) has been declining because of medicare's constant price cuts, doctors' offices unwilling to do the required paperwork required by insurance, and various other aspects of working in sales. We have no income, no insurance, and no savings. Grim outlook to say the least.

Back to my Hero and his health, or lack of. To say he was dying would not be far from the truth. He would always try to hide the pain he was in and he rarely complained. Likewise, I would try to hide my tears. Our lives together have not been long enough, and I do not want to lose him. So, not knowing what to do or where to turn, I got down on my knees and prayed. I asked God for guidance and He gave me an inspiration. I wrote a letter to one of the local hospital's president. I told him about our financial situation and of the dire health of my husband. Could he please help us? I sent the letter along with a prayer and awaited a reply. My husband received a phone call from the hospital and was told that they would be sending him an application in the mail. He filled it out, sent it back in and was approved for an operation to remove the lap-band! PRAISE THE LORD!

My husband met with the doctors, had all the preliminary work done and had his surgery. It has been a week since the operation and he has been able to keep every bite of food, and every drink of water down. We knelt down together and thanked God for His love and mercy. God cares. He always has. He always will.

"Fear thou not: for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10