For the past couple weeks, I’ve been suffering with severe back pain.  I’ve a history of kidney stones and this  was similar.  I had a Cat scan, was given liquids and pain killers intravenously and covered in nice warm blankets.  As I lay there thinking about all the possible things that could be wrong with me, I began to feel comfortable with whatever the outcome would be.

The Cat found something it wasn’t looking for.  No kidney stones, but there was a nodule on my lung and a small cyst on my liver and kidney.  This was all on the opposite side of my pain, so it didn’t make sense.  I was sent home with a strong antibiotic and pain meds and told to contact my primary doc the same week.  So for a few days, the thought of Cancer consumed my brain.  I’m truly not afraid to die, because I know what lies ahead, but the thought of turning my husband into a caregiver and becoming a burden wasn’t the least bit appealing.

During the entire week, we experienced difficult news from a family member who experienced chest pains and needed prayer.  I also discovered that she has a blood cancer which effects the thickness of the blood.  It is treatable and she’s confident in the outcome.

There are times when news like this comes at you from all sides. Our prayer warrior friends and church family began to pray.

The news from around the world continued to depress and cause anxiety, but now our focus seemed to be on family and health.  My primary doc ordered another Cat scan.  Those kitties were busy that week.  She said the spots were too small and insignificant to be cancerous and I should follow up in another year with another scan.  Phew!

In the meantime, she determined that my pain was coming from deteriorating sacral joint arthritis which may require steroid shots or other treatment.  Nothing compared to Cancer.  One family member got a clean report on the angiogram and was sent home and the other continues to be my hero.

We go through these aging years with great resistance.  It’s hard to admit we can’t leap tall buildings anymore.  We get tired by 9 PM and now that daylight savings time is changed, I’ll probably be ready for bed at  PM.  Our tempers sharpen easily, we become grumpy faster, we can’t keep up with the ways of the world and technology doesn’t help.  Maybe this is all part of God’s plan to get us ready to leave this place.

However, He continues to bless us while we’re here, by answering our prayers – by supplying wonderful new moments for us to be together and share – by holding us through difficulties and carrying us through the really tough times.  He’s also using us to bring others to His fold.  We have great news to share and God won’t be done with us until His work is.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wish to thank Him for continuing to protect me and my family and shield us from danger.  I pray that our world will begin to rely on His loving arms and trust in His direction.  AMEN!

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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25 Responses to I’M BACK!

  1. I knew something was up due to a bit of reserved silence coming from up north—
    jcook13@bellsouth.net—this way you can tell me what’s going on so I don’t have to guess….
    and you should have let me know as I could have laid down on the floor again in solidarity—-as you know I went that same route last year…and no it wasn’t a kidney stone—
    ode to the joys of aging bones!

    Prayers for returning strength!!!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you my friend. I didn’t want to tell anyone until I knew what was up. I’m very weird that way. Paul told everyone he spoke to, to pray for me. I guess it worked. My spine is a mess. I have degenerating disks in my neck which should have surgery, but they go in by the air way and with my asthma that wouldn’t be good. I’m hoping Ezekial returns for another bone display. Thanks for your email. Mine is kmb55418@yahoo.com.

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  2. Salvageable says:

    I’m so sorry for the pain and the worry you have had to face. God be with you. May he give you complete healing if that is his will, along with perseverance to bear the troubles he allows. J.

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  3. Great to have you back!

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  4. Shivangi says:

    What a lovely post full of gratitude. Take care and hope all your ailments get better. 🙏🏻🙏🏻💐💐

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    So glad to hear this Kathy yet sorry for the pain you are facing. Prayers of course

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  6. glad you are okay, not glad about the pain

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  7. Oh, I so wish I had known what you were going through… I would have been praying… Prayer is my passion, especially for dear friends. Please let me know the next time you face such things. I’ll walk with you in prayer! Love you and so grateful that God gave you a happier prognosis. Praying that the pain passes soon! ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Aww thanks, Lynn. I wanted to know what I was dealing with first. You can still pray for I know that prayer helps in all circumstances. Thanks for your concern!


  8. dawnlizjones says:

    Glad you’re better!!!

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  9. Karina Lam says:

    Dear, sister Kathy
    Keep pray for you, sister. God Bless.

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  10. believe4147 says:

    Thankful for your good news.

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  11. davidkitz says:

    Good health to you, Kathy.

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  12. Lady Quixote says:

    ((KATHY)) <– That’s a Kathy hug. I’m praying for you.

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