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« on: February 13, 2004, 10:04:09 PM »

      Monday I went to a Christian book store to get a Bible for a friend. I got hylite markers and came home to start to hylite his new Bible. My friend is just starting his search for truth, and has no background in Christianity. I was just beginning to start hyliteing important passages when....AAAHHHHH!!!!!!!

     A disk in my low back slipped out. I landed on the floor, with pain words cannot describe. STABBING PAIN that hurts worse than any broken bone I've ever had and I've had many.

    It seemed to me that Satan may be trying to stop my plan of hyliteing this Bible so I grit my teeth and spent 6 hours working on the Bible. My friend came Tuesday to shoe our horses, (my friend is a blacksmith named Scott) and I dragged myself outside to the barn to give him his Bible and to talk to him. I can't stand up and have to brace myself with my hands on my knees bent over and take baby steps to move. Every few minutes I get a stabbing pain that drops my to my knees, or causes me to fall face first to the ground.

    I can't sleep, I can hardly breathe when I move the wrong way, I'm absolutely miserable!

    I've been doing landscape construction work for over 20 years. The same thing happened a few years ago. I went to the doctor in "98" and was told as he looked at my xrays I have the spine of a 75 year old. My vertabrate have chips and divits and places where the bone was turned to powder.

    I used to "pride" myself on being able to out work younger guys 2 to 1. I could do in a day what it took 2 other guys to do. I was like a machine. I could swing a pick for 10 hours, lay brick all day, nobody could out work me. I made two different bosses millionaires using my talent and my back. I still have my talent but my back is junk.

    I always thought that I'd be taken care of by my bosses seeing I'd give them every ounce of stength I had but when my back went out... "have a nice life."

    I started my own landscape construction business last year and have been doing "brick work" walkways, patios, driveways... Its time to hire some young guys now.

    Anyways I would sure appreiciate a prayer for my aching back! I used to be a "mind over matter" type that would grit his teeth and keep working but this pain is beyond that.

    I roll off the couch, crash to the floor landing on my hands and knees... it takes a couple of minutes to catch my breath, with a pain beyond words stabbing me, then slowly I start to push myself up... after 5 minutes or so I'm up, bent over bracing myself and I start to take baby steps, I make it about 7 feet when the stabbing pain drops me back to my knees or face first on the floor. Fun, fun, fun, let me tell you. This is the first time I've been able to sit up long enough to type anything but I need all the help I can get, so please pray for me. I don't ask for prayers for myself but I can't take much more of this.

    Please pray for my friend Scott also, pray he is lead to true saving faith in Jesus. Thank you!

                        The absolutely miserable Paul2 Cry
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2004, 10:24:53 PM »

Sorry for your pain.  

The work you do is very hard, (hubby is a retired cement mason) I pray you will gain relief soon.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2004, 10:32:31 PM »

Paul2... My prayers are with you also.. my goodness i could almost hear the pain in your post that your suffering.. have you went to the hospital? or been given anything to help relieve it? I so understnad pain and can sympathise with you my thoughts and prayer are with you! Dear God in Heaven have mercy on this man  and give him relief of this horrid pain he is suffering, we know you can do all things  and that nothing is impossible with You.. So we ask that in Your Holy Name you would touch and renew this mans spine brand new and as health as a 20 yr olds spine.. We ask for this and instant relief from all and any pain In Jesus precious name and we give you all the Glory and the Praise for It..
Amen..
God Be with you my friend..
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2004, 02:34:01 AM »

    Reba and Tiger Lilly,

    Thanks for your prayers.

                                                         Paul2 Cry
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2004, 06:30:44 AM »

I am so sorry!  Embarrassed  You have my prayers, you and your friend!

But I second what TL asked? Have you seen a doctor?  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2004, 07:41:50 AM »

Praying for you Paul2, and your friend Scott.

Grace and Peace!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2004, 11:18:04 AM »

     Thanks everyone,

    I feel 100% better than yesturday! I can stand up without
stabbing pain this morning. I'm stiff but the incredible pain is gone!

    I've seen several doctors over the last 5 years and theres nothing they can do for me yet. At some point they will fuse my lower vertabrate but they said to wait as long as possible.

    I'm loaded with arthritis in my low back and the soft tissue swells, hits the nerves and then comes the pain. I've got pain medication but it doesn't help much if any at all.

    Last night was the first night I have been able to sleep more than an hour at a time. I haven't taken a pain pill yet and I feel so much better this morning I might skip the pills altogether.

    You people must have some pull with the "Man upstairs" and I thank you all for your prayers.

    I'm scared to move to much, or sit to long because I don't want the severe pain to return but I'm feeling much, much, better this morning. Thanks again Smiley
 
     Thanks for the prayers for my friend Scott also! Hopefully we'll have him as a new brother in Christ soon if not alrerady!

                                                         Paul2
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2004, 11:35:14 AM »

God is So GOOOOOD!!!
My friend. I was so thrilled to read your report! Its wonderful to hear such good reports and so fast!
Please keep us updated on you and your friend..
With luv and prayers..
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2004, 11:46:50 AM »


Yes, Paul2, I've had the back pain, but apparently nothing like this.  Ohhhh.  

Yes, I'm praying for you too, Paul2....   In Jesus' Name..


If you get a chance, networking about maybe a chiropractor?  Some are better than others.  But just a thought.


Praying for the Great Physician, in this case... IN Jesus' Name...

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2004, 05:29:53 PM »

Paul, I am so very sorry to hear about this. I've had crippling pain, too, and you have my complete sympathy. Of course I'll pray for you, too.

What kind of arhtritis do you have? I'll see what I can find out about it. In my expereince, alternative medicine has done me far more favors than traditional. I've gone to so many specialists, and invariably the answer is with alternative medicine.

Question: have you had to take any steroid shots for your condition? Because it can kill the bone. A relative of mine found that out...after taking several treatments. Her doctor didn't know.

I pray for continued healing for you. And I am very sorry for your pain.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2004, 01:09:17 AM »

Paul, I am so very sorry to hear about this. I've had crippling pain, too, and you have my complete sympathy. Of course I'll pray for you, too.

What kind of arhtritis do you have? I'll see what I can find out about it. In my expereince, alternative medicine has done me far more favors than traditional. I've gone to so many specialists, and invariably the answer is with alternative medicine.

Question: have you had to take any steroid shots for your condition? Because it can kill the bone. A relative of mine found that out...after taking several treatments. Her doctor didn't know.

I pray for continued healing for you. And I am very sorry for your pain.

Paul2

I'm so sorry too to hear about the pain you've been going through.  Am glad you're feeling a little better.  I agree wholeheartedly with Whitehorse.  Please check out alternative medicine.  It's not that I'm against traditional medicine because if one breaks a leg one needs traditional medicine.  I've been reading about alternative medicine for 25 years now.  Cannot tell you how many books I've collected during those years.  I get various newsletters from alternative M.D.'s also.  There's a lot of help out there.  Don't know if you know much about herbs but I think they're God's medicine to us.  They don't work as quickly as drugs but they do work.  Ginger capsules taken as directed reduce inflammation, might take 6 weeks though.  Every once in a while I'll hear about a new breakthrough on TV.  I just roll my eyes cause I've known about it for years.  Don't know where you live but there are alternative M.D.'s in just about every city now.  Also, your local health food store can be of help.  Lots and lots of info on the net too.

Hey BEP------the ginger caps may be of some help to you, too!

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I lift up Paul2 and BEP to You.  I ask for healing for them Father.  Strengthen them and give them courage.  Oh God, relieve their pain.  Restore their backs and spines to perfection.  Let them be able to do the things you created them to do, all without pain, Lord.  Lead them to those that would help heal them, Father.  I ask you Lord God to bless every pill or herb or whatever medicine they take----that none would bring harm---only relief and healing.  Bless all those Doc's they seek out.  Lead them to those who would be a blessing.  Thank you Father that you've heard my prayer.  Amen.

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2004, 10:49:41 PM »

Paul2,

HE rules!!!!!!!

So glad you are feeling less pain!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2004, 05:11:05 AM »

Praying, Paul2!  Cry And glad to hear you're feeling better!
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2004, 05:44:31 PM »

How ya doing paul2?
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2004, 10:26:41 AM »

I will pray for you Paul! May the Lor dheal you quickly!
And what a blessing to buy thr Bible for your friend! I hope he comes to know the Lord as His savior! Praise God!!!
Please keep us updated with how you are doing! SmileySmiley
God Love & Bless the both of you!!!
Natey~
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