Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well, I went to see the eye specialist on Tuesday. My appointment time was 1:10 P.M., I walked out of the office at 4:30 P.M. They did several tests on me, and then I saw the Doctor. His name is Dr. Jody Abrams, I really like him. He was very nice, and treated me with much respect. He is a neuro-opthomologist, the only specialist of this type here in Chattanooga. Usually, I would have to go to Emory, or Vanderbilt, to find a specialist like this. So, I totally praise God for this opportunity. The visit was filled with alot of information about my eyes, not good news. The Doctor said my vision is very, very bad. He also said there is alot more going on than just damage from my diabetes. It seems like I am on my way to a new journey. He said I have vision field defects, optical neuropathy, diabetic retinaopathy, and orbital defects. He is scheduling me for an MRI, and I go back to see him on October 5. He took pictures of my eyes on Tuesday, when I go back, he is going to do scans on my eyes, and alot of blood work. He will then be sending me for a spinal tap. He said I have nerve problems, and possible brain problems. He said it could possibly be MS, tumors, stroke. I need your prayers dear prayer warriors. I am thankful for my Lord, He has, and will continue to carry me. No matter where this journey takes me, I am not alone. I love the Lord, and I am so thankful that He loves me. Blessings and much love to all of you.

42 comments:

Michele Williams said...

I am praying right now and will pray every day! We love you!

Martianne said...

Praying for you, as requested. Your truer vision (of God and your place in His kingdom) will get you through even as your deal with these huge challenges with your literal vision and all the related health issues.

I never understand why God lets some great and faithful folks get so ill and face challenges. Then, I realize it is because they are only temporary ones (no matter how not-temporary they seem) and that He also offers grace, strength and support to get through them in as great a measure as each of us accepts. I am soooo glad to read how you accept and pray you continue to.

May His grace continue to flow into and through you. May healing, if it's part of the plan, be with you, and peace regardless!

Joan said...

Lifting you up in prayer, Denise.

Stacey said...

I am praying for you Denise. Rest in His arms.

Debra Kaye said...

Oh sweet friend, vision problems do run in the MS family and this is a wise doctor to run a MRI on you to check for lesions. This is the testing I just went through. Do not be afraid, the MRI doesn't hurt. I'll email you about the spinal tap. I keep you in my prayers. I'll be praying for wisdom for this doctor but more than anything a healing touch from our Great Physician!

Diana said...

Of course, we would be honored to pray for you!!!

Heather said...

Amen you are not alone!!

Karen said...

We will continue to pray. God bless you, Denise.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you, Denise, for keeping us posted in what's happening. You must have been exhausted and overwhelmed by all the possibilities when you came away from that long appointment. I am certainly keeping you in my prayers, daily. God is with you every step of the way, as you know.

Nemo said...

Wow... I'll be praying for you too.
That is a lot to take in, but you'r faith is strong and God takes good care of those who trust in Him!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Denise. Take care and God bless you.

LaVonne said...

I am praying for you here in Iowa. May God be with you during this hard time. I am so thankful that you have a saving relationship with Jesus, He can carry you through.

Blessings!
LaVonne

Jerralea said...

Yes, the Lord will carry you every step of the way. God bless you and your good attitude!

bp said...

Praying for you Denise during this time of uncertainty.

I like the swinging girl at the top of your blog and the kite background.

lisasmith said...

I am praying for you today too sweet friend. I pray for you each and every day. Let's usher that miracle down from the heavens with our praise and prayers.

Thank you for your joyful example.

Sending love and hugs your way, lisa

Melissa said...

Praying that the Lord will continue to comfort you and give you strength in whatever happens!

Joshlin said...

Praying for you now! You are a special and blessed person to turn to the Lord even after you have been tested so many time. The devil is nocking at your door. Dear friend don't open it up for him!!!

Rocks said...

He will surely carry you Denise! Blessings to you..

Wanda's Wings said...

Praying for you my dear. I am so sorry you did not get better news. Your faith and love for God is so strong. Standing there with you.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I can't tell you how many times you come to my mind during the day, and at night when I wake. I know that it is the Lord, that reminds me to continue to pray DeniseYou continue to bless us all, with your faith and steadfastness.
Sending lots of love to you today.
Hugs,Sue

Cindy said...

Denise,Lifting you and keeping you in prayer.

Praise God you found a eye doctor who you like and likes you. Praying God will give him wisdom as he treats you as well.

Hugs!

Toia said...

Praying for you...there's nothing too hard for God...Continue to be encourage and be steadfast in your faith!!! Blessings and healing to you, always!!!

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Denise! God has got you in the Palm of His Hand! I have added you to my personal prayer list. don't think for a moment that I will not pray for you! Girl, you are loved! and you are the Apple of God's eye!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I will be praying for you.

One Heart said...

Praying for you dear sis. You have perfect vision as far as I see. You see Him more clearly than some who may have great natural eyesight. I will pray that your natural eyesight matches your spiritual one. I will also be praying for all the other conditions that you will be tested for. God is with you. I know you know that. I am blown away by the fact that you share this along with your amazing new upbeat and joyful background and header. I missed that swinging carefree little girl. I think it resembles you much better. Love the kites too. Fly high butterfly, even if you fly right into the storms of this life. He is in the storms too.

I love you sis.

bluecottonmemory said...

I will be praying - for peace, joy, fearlessness - and good news!

LaughingLady said...

Oh my friend, such news is so hard to bear. I trust you have family and friends to lean on and that through them, you will feel the loving embrace of God the Father.

Rebecca said...

I AM praying, too, Denise. You're right! You are NOT alone and God loves you! I thank God that you have such a good doctor.

Shelby said...

Denise, you are in my prayers. I have no doubt that your faith and our God will see you through this journey! I love you!

Karen said...

I am thankful the Lord placed you with a good doctor...praying for you, sis....

RCUBEs said...

Always keeping you in prayers sister...Sometimes, more than once in a day when the Lord brings you to mind. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power! Love and blessings.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise!!! WOW that is a really complicated update... but

Heavenly Father... Nothing is too difficult or impossible for You! Be with our dear sister Denise and use this for Your glory! Fill Denise with the strength, grace and healing all through her from her head to her toes. As this blessing of a specialist proceeds, we ask for Divine wisdom, and Your hands on his. We ask that You are Denise's Great Physician and Healer
are more than capable and able to grant her a great favor and complete wholeness; restoration and
miraculous healing. We thank You for her care and we trust in Your report and will. You desire the best for Denise. This is a long process for her and many complications far beyond diabetes.
You are with Denise and we are with Denise. We love You Lord! We cast Denise's care on You! We ask for You to take away this "thorn" but not our will but Yours. Build Denise to endure with Your strength & Your grace & in Your power. We come against any devices of the enemy to try to defeat or wear down our dear sister and her resistance.
All possibilities are in Your hands and the power & authority of a beautiful miracle as well. I know Denise we give You all the praise & glory! Remove the pain in her eyes in Jesus' Name. Change these reports to Your testimony of Your healing power. Thank You! Thank You for Denise! Surround her with loving sisters and prayers! Give her & Lovebug Your strength, peace & comfort for yet another challenge that they will see Your victory in Jesus! Thank You for her ever positive attitude and gratitude!
We commit Dr. Abrams to You as a vessel for You to use! In Jesus Name, I pray...

with all my love and continual prayers...(((hugs)))Peggy

Lindsey said...

Praying for you!!

Bernadine said...

I am praying for you dear friend.
Hugs

Misty said...

I love you sis and I am praying for you.

MyJourneyBack said...

Your faith is a blessing to many moe than you can imagine. Even in your trials you are a Blessing to others. I pray right now that Father God will do a miracle healing. There are so many that need your inspirationa and your sweet spirit. You are a living testimony to God's lov. I know that Father God will be right there with you. And I pray that he will give you the healing needed so that you can continue to be His servant.
I love you,
Sherry

Jerrie said...

God bless you and keeping you in my prayers too!!! I love your kite background...so adorable :)

Lynn said...

Denise,

So many emotions flow through my heart when I stop in to visit with you. I'm always surpised and delighted to see your blog design. It's always a picture of your heart.

I also just stand amazed at your faith and hope in the face of your health.

I love you so much. One day we will dance with the Lord and our days of health issues will be healed and whole in Jesus name. Amen.

Have a great day. Love you.

LisaShaw said...

Dear Sister,

As I read every word what continually came to my spirit is GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN AND HE'S THE MASTER OF THAT PLAN! Trust Him in every way. You are indeed NOT alone for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are with you and the prayers of all of us are surrounding you like a prayer shawl.

GOD LOVES YOU!!!

Remain in that TRUTH!!

I am praying for you. Love you.

Alicia said...

Will be praying too, Denise!!

Annesphamily said...

I am praying because I know God will see you through this. I am so thankful He sent a specialist your way. Many blessings my sweet friend. If I could I would come visit you and than together you and I would travel to Shreveport, LA and visit Mollye. Her grief is keeping my focus on the Lord. He is so very good and we need to trust Him. Many blessings sweet loved one. God Bless You and keep a strong hand on that new doctor so he can help you find answers to so any questions with yourm edical history. When I struggled with my neuro problems and all the surgery that followed I tried to stay balanced and think being a lab rat for these research people was really not that bad of a thing. Hugs Anne

Godsgalnj said...

*hugs* Thank you for the update - and for staying strong even though the news wasn't all that great. May God come through for you - and give you the miracle you deeply desire. He will reward you for your continual trust in Him.

Rita T. said...

Praying for you.