Oh!! Magnify the Lord with me!!! I’m writing this FINAL update on orders from the person that has walked with me strongly (I love you my sister!)
Yesterday, I went in to my neurologist for my followup. Let’s just take a little walk down the road:
- October 15th – Neurosurgery. Removal of my left amygdala and a part of my left frontal lobe. The left amygdala is where emotional filters are; where emotional fear and anger live; and, ability to store memories and recall details. The left frontal lobe is involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, social & sexual behavior, and controlling language related movement
- April 5th – Neurosurgeon followup. The results matched the recovery that is expected at 18 months after surgery!!! Excellent recovery that meant I never had to come see him again. Wohoo!! He found it so humorous and Jan-like that I flew to Africa just hours after my appointment!!
- May 14th – Neuropsychologist followup. I had to take many tests that he says show normal deficiencies that I’m beating. The results matched the recovery that is expected at 18 months after surgery. He said my brilliant communication and memory are becoming like normal folk. 🙃😃 Oral communication and memory will need to be built, not a difficulty.
- June 13th – Neurologist followup. The results matched the recovery that is expected 18 months after surgery!! My neurologist responded the same way. She said to me, “You know this is just unnatural. People don’t heal this fast.” She pointed up to heaven for the entire time she talked to me. And for the first time since I’ve met her, she embraced me. I’ll see her every 6 months as we reduce the amount of my meds.
So my recovery is official!!!!!!! And this recovery could only have been done by the Almighty God! Y’all, Joe took me to this appointment and we sang worship songs down the elevator, down the hallways, and all the way to the car!!!! Much to be grateful for!
The place where I’ve found the most strength through all of this is the strong truth in God’s Word that tells me that God is able. I’ve known from the beginning that God will heal us whether it is from illnesses we face OR from pain, sorrow, fear, doubt and so much more that an incurable illness may bring. I knew that I’d be healed either in the way I desired or in a way that was not what I desired; I knew that His will for my life would be carried out.
The new personality that I have and the new skills that I have are strongly effective in the places that He has called me to be; in the goals that He has called me to carry out. I’m grateful!! I’m different. I don’t remember everything. I have strengths that I’ve never had before. I have desires that I’ve never had before.
Walking through all of this, I knew that I had to be strong and courageous, believing that He would not leave me or forsake me. I knew that The Lord of Peace would give me peace. I knew that I did not need to be anxious about anything that I was facing, rather just lay all of my requests before God. I knew that I had nothing to fear because The Lord, Jesus Christ could heal me. I knew that in the middle of all of this trouble, He would deliver me because I’m His. I knew that He’d wipe my tears away – no matter what caused them. I knew that He would comfort me and guide me through any pain or suffering.
I’m grateful for this physical healing!! But, the healing from circumstances, disappointment, and emotional scars is what is causing me to praise Him in deeper ways. (I’m singing that with Donald Lawrence as I type this!)
From the rising of the sun, until the going down of the same, the name of The Lord God is to be praised. I’ll praise Him all of my days! Oh! Magnify The Lord with me! Let us exalt His Name together! Oh! Magnify the Lord with me! We will rejoice and be glad!
From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised with awe-inspired reverence.