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Thru God’s Grace

     And now I commend you to God to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 20:32

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The Emotional Side of Living With A Chronic & Painful Illness

[ Roxy lives with osteoarthritis and leans on the Lord through her struggles ] As I prepare to enter month 3 of living with the aftermath of Shingles and Asthma flares, I want to talk about the other side; living with new feelings and how managing those feelings can be a large part of the healing process. Whenever a major life change occurs we need to shift emotionally to tackle our 'new normal' albeit temporary or permanent. In my case, up until recently ( the past two weeks or so ) I remained pretty upbeat in mood and spirit handling this double layered healing balancing act of making sure I can breathe and managing the (PIN) Postherpetic Neuralgia. You can learn more about shingles and t

Living With Shingles Pt 2

It's been a minute in between my first blog post on Shingles A New Meaning For The Word For Pain, as I've been attempting to manage the pain from the shingles virus and bring my asthma under control. Ive been healing in layers and it's been more than challenging! :() Finally, my asthma is 'normalizing' as much as it will be and I'm so thankful for it. Unfortunately, I've now developed a pinched nerve in my lower back! Nerve pain called Postherpetic Neuralgia is a symptom that's common in some people that can continue for three to six months after the shingles rash had cleared. It's unclear why some people suffer so greatly with this post nerve pain and others do not. Since the pinched ne

Shingles A New Meaning For The Word Pain

I know everything happens for a reason and I've been holding on to that, to the knowledge that God always has a reason and a plan for our suffering and our lives. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ~Ecclesiates A little over a month ago I thought i'd come down with a bug which of course awakened the slumbering Asthma Beast that resides within! :() Anyone who lives with asthma knows that all it takes is one cold, flu, weather front etc... and you're right back in breathless territory! Little did I know, my growing asthma issue was a blessing in disguise. ( Don't you wonder where that comes from? If I were a blessing I'd be right out there front an