This day two weeks ago I was half paralyzed and told I may stay that way. This day last week, I was almost put on a ventilator that never would have been removed🤯 TODAY, I am WALKING (without my wheelchair or stick) out of this hospital after 1 week of brain radiotherapy, one week of lung radiotherapy, intense daily physiology & a 6 week stay in total🤮 My professor or team cannot tell me why I recovered or how I have. It is a mystery. All of the signs indicated the treatment wasn’t working🙄 BUT I’M GOING HOME!!😩🥳👣 I am still a bit wobbly & I will be continuing treatment, physio and essentially be disabled (not for long hopefully🤷🏽♀️) which means I need some help with basic bits around the house & cannot drive because of safety reasons🤣 But I’m a far stretch from where I was & I am BLESSED to be surrounded by the BEST family & boyfriend in the world. So now, on to living a normal life until my next scans in AUGUST🧘🏽♀️💪🏽✨ In the mean time, it’s all wellness, beauty & little old me as usual🥰🙈 Thank you all for all of your love & support at this hard time, we definitely felt it and are so grateful💞Also, a huge thanks to St. Monica’s Ward in Vincent’s for their care & compassion! And lastly, Prof. JC (The King) for all of his expertise & help💪🏽 If you have a sec, Dad and I spoke on my stories today about something we’d love your support with this coming week regarding cancer research and our team🙈 A little share would go a long way if you don’t mind☺️💞 IT’S A FECKIN’ GREAT DAY LADS! I’M ALIVE, I’M WALKIN & I AM GOING HOME TO BE WITH MY FAMILY. I’ve never felt so blessed. This experience has almost been a miracle🙏🏽🌟✨ #miracle#healing#sarcoma#homeday#hometime#stories#godheals#godisgood ...
We want more of You Lord God. Amen 🙏
-------> Give me a sign of Your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me. - Psalms 86:17 NIV ...
It’s been one month since the accident! To God be all the glory for the miracles we have witnessed in Sol.
Your prayers, posts, cards, donations, delicious meals, therapy gifts for Sol, presence, encouragement and support have lifted our hearts and spirit through these days.
Update on Sol’s progress:
1. Vision - as Sol’s brain continues to heal we pray for full restoration of his vision and depth perception. This week he begins focused therapy on his vision.
2. Hearing: there is some healing already but the Dr says he may have some hearing loss. He goes in for a hearing test in six weeks. The natural (and supernatural) healing of his brain can restore this as well.
3. He started another round of physical therapy yesterday to strengthen and heal the pain in his body and overall balance.
4. Stimulation levels must still remain low. Still no tv, phone, music recording, etc. He can occasionally listen to music. He is itching to make music but understands his brain is healing.
5. On the outside, right now Sol looks healthy and normal. He is slowly gaining some weight back. TBI uses so much of the brain to heal that rapid weight loss is a common issue. It is also called an “invisible injury”. While he physically looks great (praise God), there is a lot going on behind the scenes with his brain and body. There are still many aches and pains, headaches, bouts of dizziness, motion sickness, confusion, mixed emotions and frustration from memory loss and other challenges with cognitive function.
Please continue to pray and believe for full healing!
God continues to astound us through this season. We praise the Lord with all our heart for Sol’s life and his restored faith and belief in Him.
Here is a little video from Sol so you can see how he is doing and hear the gratitude in his heart. Thank you all for being a part of his healing journey.
When a child first learns to walk, do parents get mad at their children when they fall? No. Exactly. So, why then as you walk out your new spiritual life, do you believe God is mad at you when you fall? See the disconnect there? See how hard you’ve been on yourself? The problem is you don’t see God as a good father...You see Him as a dictator- someone who is just waiting for you to slip up so he can punish you….So, that he can beat you when you’re down….Girllllll that’s not even wisdom and God is wise right?….Let’s think on a wisdom level for a second if you don’t believe me….If God wants you to walk in the fullness of who He created you to be wouldn’t it be counterproductive to constantly beat you down every single time you fell or messed up….Why would he beat down on his investment? (Now, please don’t use this as an excuse to intentionally sin and fall over and over because there are always consequences to sin- it’s a spiritual law...For the wages of sin is death - sin causes destruction...You can’t get around that) But I need you to start seeing God as the wise God He Is...I need you to start seeing God as the good Father he is...I need you to picture yourself as that baby walking out this new spiritual life and see your smiling father in front of you with his hands wide open ready to catch you when you fall… ...
“Green leaves touch the sky
Little hands raised up high
Brown roots downward hide
Little feet planted wide
Yellow sap trickles down
Little tears hit the ground
Oaken branches bending low
Little knees down they go
I am a tree, you cannot hurt me”
This is an old favorite. I honestly can’t remember what emotion I was feeling when I wrote it. But I remember that it was during exam week in high school. I had just finished an exam and was looking out the window over the playground watching some trees sway in the breeze. I’ve always loved trees. So I wrote about a tree and a child and it came out a little bit more melancholic than intended but maybe not because I think it means something...a little deeper ; ) Let’s just say we all have room to grow and I think trees are good teachers for that. ⛰⛰⛰
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3 KJV).