I am soooooooooooo sorry. I'm getting worse at posting than ever lately. I haven't even been near the computer much except to check e-mails once in awhile. I see that some of you are still checking up on us, and I want you to know I REALLY appreciate all of you. It's wonderful to know that everyone hasn't totally given up on me.
My legs? They're still 100% functional!!!! Hooorayyy!!! Although, the MRI came back showing that they probably "shouldn't" be. I seem to have fairly severe stenosis of the spine wish was causing so much pain in my legs. When I told the doctor about my healing, he had a smile from ear to ear. If I had still been in pain, I would have had to start treatments ... shots in my spine or steroids... uhm.. nope... don't wanna do either one, so I told him I'm gonna hang on to what God did for me and forget about the treatments. I am so grateful to be able to walk again. I was imagining myself in one of those scooter chairs they advertise on tv... what a horrible thought. But, even though my back shows I have a problem, the pain is gone. I have to admit, after a while of walking, they do get tired, and on occasion, I will get a little twinge in my left leg, but I'm thinking the tiredness is due to the fact that they were hardly usable for over two months, and the twinge is a reminder as to how blessed I am.
I have developed another problem though (boy if it's not one thing it's another). For almost a month, I thought I had wax build up in my right ear. I used everything from olive oil to peroxide to ear candles (those things are neat), but nothing opened it up. Then I go to the doctor and find out... there's no wax in it... nothing to block my hearing. He gave me some nasal spray to try for a couple of weeks (hoping it could be caused from my sinuses), but if it doesn't work, I'll have to go to an ENT.... just what I DON'T WANT... another specialist!!! But.. I can hardly hear at all out of it, and for all intense and purposes, the way it is right now, I'm almost totally deaf in my right ear. I have to admit, when he told me there was no blockage, I kind of froze up for a minute or two... after all the thought of going deaf had never entered my mind, and it seemed pretty scary. But then I decided.. if God can heal me from cancer and being crippled (which He can and did), he can heal my ear too. And if He decides not to, there would have to be a good reason for it. So, for now, I'm just dealing with it. It really is frustrating though having to ask people to repeat themselves all the time though and only using my left ear to talk on the phone.
This entire past week I spent (with about 1500 other people) at a conference at our church called Breakthrough Cleveland. It was awesome. There were seven or eight speakers there who are well known in the ministry of prophecy and healing. I can't tell you how many times my ear was prayed over, but I guess that miracle is yet to be seen. There were A LOT of other people healed at this thing though. It was really exciting. I'm totally pooped though. The conference started Wednesday night, and then Thursday, Friday and Saturday it went from 9 to noon, 2 to 5 and 7 to (whenever). Thursday night I didn't get home till 11:45, and there were still people there when I left. I didn't go last night... was wayyyyy too tired. Just a bit too much for this old lady.
Gidget is still Gidget. She's such a "girl". She just wants to rule the roost around her, and she's fighting the fact that she's NOT going to win.
We sat outside for almost 3 hours this afternoon, and she was wonderfully quiet while I had a chance to read. But a little while ago, I tied her out while I went next door to visit with my brother and his wife on their patio, and little miss motor mouth just wouldn't be quiet.. so I had to put her in the house.
I'm going camping with Karol on the weekend of the 7th, and I'd LOVE to bring her with me, but she's so loud and pushy (with other dogs when she's on a leash) that it just isn't possible. She loves kids and people, and I know she'd love it, but when I think of the aggrevation I'd have to put up with, it's just not worth it. I want to go and have a good time, so she's staying home. Sandra and Joanne said they'd stop in to let her out and feed her. Sandra said she'll take her over their house and let her run in the yard with Frankie and the other boys (Oobie doesn't like other girl dogs, so she'll have to stay in the house when Gidge is there).
Well.. gonna go jump in the shower. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Again, I'm sorry I haven't been here much. I'll try to be more "in touch" with the world in the future.
Love & Blessings
Joanna, Angel Mike (oh how I miss him) and Gidget