sleep & less pain, wahoo

May 4, 2014

I spent all day Saturday in bed, moaning, trying to sleep, and trying to think positive, uplifting thoughts. I kept looking at the blue sky and trees outside my window and let that view fill my spirit with hope. Spring is here, growth and renewal are part of the cycle of life and while my body may have moments of winter, I also have wonderful moments of spring. Last week was one of them and if this injury takes me a while to recover from, I am going to hold on to those spring-like moments of riding my Elliptigo and exercising with Jeremy to get me through this next bout of winter experiences.

After several treatments with BF&C (Bone, Flesh, & Cartilage herbal salve) and Deeper essential oil and a long soak with Epsom salts, my back is feeling quite a bit improved. For several hours yesterday I could hardly move my right arm at all – the area around my scapula was so tight it hurt to move anything more than my fingers. I can also breathe again without excruciating pain. Yesterday, every breath felt like ribs were stabbing into me. Today it just hurts badly if I take a deep breath. I was able to get some sleep last night and today I am going to try to attend church. I don’t know if that is wise or not, but I desperately want to be there.

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  1. Tracy,
    You’re amazing. Congratulations on your new calling! I pray that you will be sustained and blessed in it.

    • tracy

      I am trusting since God has called me to it, He will heal me enough so I can do it. It is going to be a wonderful, growing experience.

  2. Oh Trace. Just got all caught up. Sending you love my dear friend.