Today is a new day and today I will Get UP.

I can’t believe my hands were that inflamed.

Yesterday I woke up and my hands felt like there was a fire burning in my bones. (and not the good kind like in Jeremiah 20:9)

I didn’t go to church because I could barely lift my coffee cup. What is going on? I’m thinking I got some cross contamination gluten. My wonderful daughter who is about to be a junior in college is studying to be an athletic trainer; massaged my hands for me. She rubbed Blue Emu into them and made a few discoveries. Of course she is just a student so I won’t say what she said because it would not be a legal diagnosis. However, she made some valid points that I will bring up with my doctor this week. Have I mentioned that my 17 year old daughter is amazing? Well she is.

In addition to the hand pain my back felt like I’d been kicked by a horse. I don’t have a horse and I’ve never been kicked by one but this pain is what I imagine it would feel like. I went for a walk with my youngest daughter. The sun was warm and I thought a short walk around the block, in the sun, would be good for my pain and my emotional state which, sad to say, wasn’t in a good place. I barely made it home. My back hurt so bad I almost cried.

I am so over this pain. I’ve tried to change my diet, I try to exercise, and I pray but still – pain.

ENOUGH! UGH! I cast this pain back to Hell where it came from!

I won’t take anything stronger than Ibuprofen for the pain. I refuse to take those poisonous drugs that some doctors push on patients who don’t know any better. They do more harm than good with side effects like cancer! Cancer is a side effect? Wow. I prefer a more natural approach to healthcare, pain management and wellness. Diet, exercise, massage therapy, laughter, and good old fashioned sunshine.

Someday I might have to give in and concede to poison as a remedy but until then I will continue to fight the good fight and press on toward the prize like Paul. (Philippians 3:14)

holding cup

today I can hold my coffee cup in one hand! Yay

Blue Emu is what I use on my pain most of the time


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