Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I NEVER ASK FOR PRAYER, FOR MYSELF

 

Sunset

Good afternoon to all my dear friends and my new friends. I wish to thank every one for kind comments you have been leaving on my posts. Each one is so supportive and up lifting. And thus the reason for my head line.  I hardly ever say a prayer for myself or ask for one. But in my bible study the Lord spoke to me to ask for prayer for my self he wants me to ask him for help and guidance. And to ask others for prayer, the more you have to pray for you the harder it is for Satin to control my life and wispier in my ear, that  I don't need prayer it is being selfish, and I do no better that in some cases it is not selfish.

So to all my Prayer warriors I need some prayer.  I don't like to complain about my self, so this is hard for me. But here goes.

After the death of our daughter April in 2001 a couple of months later, I started not feeling well, bad headaches that would not go away no matter what I took. Then it started moving to my neck and down my spin my arms legs and joints. It was about three weeks until I told my Husband about it. As you can imagine he was not happy with me. So off to the Dr. I went, first he did some tests and gave me a low dose Morphine patch the kind the give cancer patients, and it was so wonderful not to be in pain anymore , but the side affects were not fun. I am sorry if this is going to be a long one, so please bare with me. 

At first thought Dr. thought I had MS. So off I went to the MRI, I had so many tests and MRI's that I was getting so tired of going at all. This went on for about three years with no reason as to how I was feeling, so the medicine he put me on seem to work, it made me sleep all the time I had to quit my job because I could not function.  He finally sent me to a head and spin Dr. He took more MRI and said I have a pinched spinal cord but as long as he could see some of the white fluid it was fine. I am trying to make it as short as possible, so sorry again.  Any way after all of the testing I had for about six years and they ruled every thing out, it came down to Fibromyaliag, a kind of bad one. And to top it all off I also have Arthritis in my spin, and according to my Dr. it is a advanced one.

Now I had to get new glasses and the eye Dr. let me know that I have a 50 50 chance that I could have Glaucoma, so I have to go back in Sept. to have it checked again. So Ladies please remember me in your prayers. In case I have not told any one I am 50yrs old. I can do some things with my Fibro. but have to be careful not to over do, and that is hard for me cause I love to garden clean house and lots of other things. I  have to pace myself or I will pay for it the next day, which I do a lot. I am on pain pills now and I have some stronger ones if I need them. I will have to take them the rest of my life which I am so not happy with.

But the Lord has blessed me with still being able to do things  I love just in moderation.  I am happy about getting a part time job, in a Insurance Agency only a couple of days a week which I can do. The Lord has opened that door for me. I thank him so much for my life. I hope I have not whined to much to you all, that is not my intention. Tomorrow will be a better post I promise.

I just needed to share with you as the Lord wanted me too. I also praise him for bringing me to you all. I feel so welcome and loved by each and every one of you who take time out of their busy days to visit little ol' me.  God Bless each and every one of you.

Hugs;

Alaura

16 comments:

Donna Lynn said...

Dearest Alura,
It is wonderful to ask God for things! He is our Father, it is his good pleasure to give his children things, Luke 12:32, I ask him for things all day long, knowing I am his daughter and he loves me so much! How can we receive if we do not ask???
I will pray for you, asking God for wisdom to deal with your body, consider James 5:14, do everything in your power to obtain your healing, Jesus is the Great Physician!
With love and big hugs,
DL

Dawn said...

Alaura, I am sorry that you are going through, and have gone through so much. I most definitely will keep you in my prayers!

Take good care of yourself!

take care,
Dawn

Shelia said...

Dear Alaura, don't you think twice about asking for prayer! We believers are ready any time to lift you up to our heavenly Father. I'm so sorry about all your health problems and do want you to take it easy. Know you'll be in my prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Aunties said...

Consider us as part of your prayer team. We are all the Lord's brothers and sisters and are to help each other in need. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we can't pray too often. I know he answers my prayers on a daily basis and I couldn't live without him a single moment in my life. May he continue to bless you and just know he has already suffered and has gone through everything we each will have to endure in our lives in the Garden of Gethsemane. He knows your feelings, your heart and loves you. We just need to stay valiant in praying to him.
You have a beautiful soul and I am so happy I stopped by. I was sorry to hear about your precious daughter also. Such pain there and I don't know what I'd do if I suddenly lost my own daughter.
Lots of love, Beth

Lori said...

Alaura, i am sorry to hear that you have been having this terrible pain...i will add you to my prayers dear lady...be good to yourself, and don't ever be afraid to ask for prayers:)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Absolutely!

M ^..^

fairmaiden said...

I will begin praying. Don't feel bad about asking, it is what we(the body of Christ) is here for. We need each other. I want to encourage you to believe in His healing/restoration... in His timing. I was sick for many years, I think 7yrs., and then He began to heal me. He is still healing me of some anxieties. Psalm 103 has been a favorite meditation and prayer. "He heals all our diseases" Wait, pray, believe, and be of good cheer. I do believe that worship offered from the sick and suffering ones is of such a sweet fragrance before HIm, treasured and cherished.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Got you covered as well my sweet friend. With all my might too!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Alaura,
I am so thankful for you and your story. God uses us all in such mysterious ways, ways we wouldn't even think. Your story is going to touch others lives and help them. I am praying for you and your healing. God Bless You,

Kitty

Aisling said...

Alaura, I'll add you to my prayer list. Life is always throwing us curve balls, isn't it?

I have a friend with fibromyalgia, so I know how difficult that can be. Just go easy on yourself and get as much rest as you can.

Beverly said...

Alaura, of course I will pray for you. I think our purpose in life is to make things better for others.

You always brighten our days with your smiles and kindness. I hope I can help you with my prayers. I do know it is a comfort to know that others care so much.

Jill said...

Alura,
Thank you for sharing with us your struggle. I also have Fibromyalgia...at least that is what they have been trying to diagnose me as having for years. Thankfully, mine is pretty mild, I just have flare-ups from time to time.
Tonight you will be in my bedtime prayers!
~Jill

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Alura~Of course I will pray for you! (I too have fibro).

Kim

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Alaura, I am so sorry! I am so sorry I missed this post too. Of course you will be in my prayers! I am so glad you asked, we all need them!!! It is not selfish at all!

Sending lots of hugs,
Amy

justabeachkat said...

Hi sweet friend

It's been so busy around my house with my grandson's visit that I haven't been by lately. I'm so sorry I didn't read this earlier. I've missed days of praying for you, but starting tonight, I will. Don't ever worry about asking for prayers for yourself. That's what friends are for.

Take care!
Hugs!
Kat

A Romantic Porch said...

Dear Alaura, I don't get to visit and comment on blogs like I would enjoy, but I just saw this posting, and wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for you and asked the Lord to lead you in wisdom to the ways you can be healthier. He will be faithful to restore us, if we follow his still quiet voice.
I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear daughter.
May God Bless You, xorachel