Appt with a NeuroSurgeon

Posted December 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: Back Pain, Bulging Disc, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Constant Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, fibro fog, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Prayer Request, Sciatic Nerve Issues, Spinal Stenosis

sciatic nerve pain


As you know I have been having back pain, sciatic nerve pain down both legs, and now I have numbness and tingling down my right leg from the knee to my toes.  My doctor referred me to a NeuroSurgeon to see what we can do.  My appointment is Dec 12th.  Please pray for me!

God Thing

Posted December 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: God does work miracles, God Thing, Prayer Request, Praying

I had a “God Thing” happen in the ICU waiting room of Sparks Hospital.  There was a hispanic family that had a family member there so they were eating and sleeping in the waiting room.  Joe and I went back separately to tell my parents goodbye so I was in the ICU waiting room by myself until this 19-year-old hispanic girl came in.  We starting talking and realized that we both had our Dad in ICU.  She asked about my Dad, so I told her he was doing good and would be going home the next day.  When I asked about her Dad she teared up and said that he was really bad and they didn’t know what would happen.  I told her that “God is in control of everything so he is in control of your Dad’s healing”.  She said they had been there for 3 weeks already and her Dad, Cleo, was not doing well.  I asked if I could pray with her – she agreed and put out her hands out to me.  I took her hands and  prayed for her Dad, Cleo, for healing, for her to have faith and strength, and to be with the family and give them strength.  Afterward she thanked me and went back to sit down while I was standing – waiting for Joe to come back out of ICU.  God instantly told me “GIVE HER $30!”.  If you have every been every told something by God you know the feeling – you have to do it.  I thought  – this is going to be a little uncomfortable, but God told me to do it.  I opened my purse and I reached in to get $30 but picked up $40 and thought that I would go ahead and give this to her.  God told me again “Give her $30.  So I took the money over to her, I folded it up and put it in her hand.  I told her that I wanted to give her money to help with buying food while they were there.  She said “No, but.. but…. but…”I told her that God told me to help them and I would continue to pray for her Dad Cleo.

So, Friends and Family, Please put Cleo on your prayer list.  He is around my age, 51, and he has a wife and 3 daughters in their early 20s that need their Dad.  Like I told her “God can work miracles.”

God Does Work Miracles

Posted December 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: God does work miracles

MiraclesMy Dad, Ed McClain, had abdominal aeorta anurysm surgery on Tuesday and everything went well.  He got to go home yesterday.  He did run a high fever for a while but then it broke so he is still doing good .  Praise God!  Thanks for all you prayers.

Uncle Bill (my Dad’s Brother) was getting ready to ride up to the hospital with Aunt Chris (my Dad’s and his sister) to be there while my Dad had surgery.  He had a stroke so Aunt Chris took him to the nearest hospital.  We didn’t know for a while the extent of it or what had happened.  The family was going back and forth from Sparks Hospital to Poteau Hospital making sure they were each ok.  The next day Uncle Bill got feeling back in his leg and a little in his arm.  The doctor told him that they were put him in a Rehad Hospital for two weeks so see how much movement they could get back in his arm and hand.  God does work miracles!  By the next day Uncle Bill had most/if not all of the use of his arms, hands, & legs.  He didn’t have to go to rehab  – so the doctor sent him home yesterday as well.  God answered many prayers during this weekend for our family.

Life Goes On

Posted November 28, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: Back Pain, Bulging Disc, Constant Pain, Coping with a chronic illness, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Sciatic Nerve Issues, Spinal Stenosis

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My husband and I went out to eat last night with friends.  We need to try to do that more often.  It was a blessing and really nice visiting and laughing.  I am also thankful that I had a good morning with low pain.  I was able to be out and about town feeling “normal” for a change.  I have been having a bad time with my fibromyalgia this year and have had more back pain issues as well.  I have had back pain for many years and it is causing me more troublesome symptoms.  I am to the point of needing to think about surgery to see if I can get some relief.  I have Degenerative Disc Disease, Bulging Disc, Bony Spurring, Spinal Stenosis, and Compression of the Sciatica Nerve.  For about a year I have had increasing pain from the pinching of the sciatic nerve.  The pain starts in my lower back, runs down both legs, and into my ankles and feet.  To me it is an intense burning pain that sometimes feels like it is on fire.  For the last few months I have also had numbness and tingling mostly in my right leg and foot.  I continue to do Water Therapy that gives me some relief while I am in the water.  It would be so nice if I had an indoor pool at my house that I could get in and out of all day long. Oh, and while I am dreaming it would also be nice to have a hot tub.  I might turn into a mermaid!  :0)  I am thankful for blessings that God gives me each day.  I pray for pain relief and extra energy for me and my Fibro Friends.

So what’s going on with you?  Do you have fibromyalgia, back issues or sciatic nerve issues?  If so, how do they affect you?


Posted November 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: Dogs, Fun, Funny, Funny Pictures, Humor


Posted November 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: Dogs, Fun, Funny, Funny Pictures, Humor


Posted November 7, 2012 by Ginger Ray
Categories: Dogs, Funny, Funny Pictures, Humor

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