Miracle Number two-A painful Miracle
Saying for the Day:Tell God what you need but not how to meet that need.
Back to the artifact box and we find a picture of me on skies. This reminds me of miracle number two.
When I left the hospital in Green Bay, after the ear and brain infection, I couldn’t lift one arm higher than the middle of my stomach. They didn’t discover this until after the ear surgery.
No one looked at the arm when they were trying to save my life. But when they did look they guessed that when I had the seizure that it was so violent that it pulled the arm right out of its socket, tore it up, and snapped it back. By the time they discovered it everything had hardened into place.
They sent me to an orthopedic specialist who said the prognosis was very poor. But he gave me instructions for the therapist in Crystal. The problem was that the therapist was incompetent. They fired him soon after my therapy.
When I went back to Green Bay the arm was no better and perhaps a bit worse. The specialist said I may have to learn to live with it in that condition. But he gave my wife instructions for home therapy and said come back in a month. He also gave me permission to go cross country skiing.
All this time I am asking God for a miracle. Now the miracle I had in mind was for God to send some power into the arm and suddenly everything would be fine. I would be praying. The power would come. I would be healed.
But God didn’t seem to be listening. I wanted my miracle.
One nice day Betty and I decided to go skiing . I loved cross country skiing. So we went out to a course that went around a lake . It took about two hours. We were about halfway in when we hit the one and only hill on the course. (That we had to go down)
As I started down I discovered the ear infection had done something else. It had affected my balance center. As I began to fall I put my ski pole down in front of me to try to stop. This was not a smart move. The pole grabbed and since my hand was connected to it it pulled the arm back. I could hear snapping and cracking noises .There was pain beyond which I would have tolerated if I had a choice ( I didn’t).
When Betty got me back on my feet we had a problem. The arm was in terrible pain but we had an hour of skiing to reach the car. There would be no snowmobile or helicopter to rescue me. Pain or no pain I had to ski out.
So I did. One painful length after another. Every time I pushed the pole down pain shot up the arm. It was a horrible hour but we made it.
I went home and took two aspirins and went to bed.
The next morning I made a fantastic discovery. The arm still hurt but it had a full range of motion. It was a miracle. Not the way I wanted it to happen but a miracle.
We went back to the specialist in Green Bay and he was astonished. He even offered to hire my wife as a therapist thinking it was her work.
Of course I knew the real therapist and He works because He loves us, not for money.
1050 spins without a prize. The problem with parties is they end and you have to take down all the decorations. Old Hapless spent the morning getting rid of banners and balloons. Now we need a list of winners from the party games.
The Slot machine number was one and that means
Mimi, Annette, and T.C. won
at a loser's party. If you want the 50 blog explosion credits I need your blog explosion name and I will transfer them. If you want the jelly beans I need your snail mail address. Send your choice and information to email@example.com.
My birthday was May 21 .
So the winner there is Kristi .
Again I need either your blog explosion name or snail mail address sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rest of you I thank you for your comments and at least for the day you joined the losers.
I had a rough time last night as the cough kept me awake . So today I didm't get much done. I even napped a bit. i did transfer TC's credits to him so I only jave three winners left to take care of. Betty got the base painted and if the sun shines we will set up Pigeon Falls tomorrow. We went to the doctor and I don't have pneumonia but he put me on antibiotics to be safe.He also prescribed a cough medicine for tonight and had me increase the number of breathing treatments. Ralph's brother stopped by but the layout isn't up yet. Well I need a breathing treatment.