What does a spiritual battle look like-Part 3

Just in the last two and a half months, I have been in the hospital after an injection in my knee to replace the cushion that had been damaged in the previous injury. I had an extremely bad allergic reaction to the shot. I have been to the emergency room 5 times with extreme breakouts of what was finally diagnosed as chronic, recurring, idiopathic Urticaria. Yeah, say that 3 times real fast. That translates into unending, over and over, (we don’t have a clue what causes it) giant excruciatingly painful whelps. Another round of steroids, pain meds (that became a whole other issue in its own self). Then one night while I was in the hospital at 3:36 am (that has become mine and God’s appointment time) I had an epiphany. I had convinced my self that the pain would never end and nothing that the hospital staff could do would make the pain go away. I had sent my body into “Fight or Flight” and if I could not figure out how to get that under control, it would get to the point that the hospital staff would not be able to get the pain under control to the detriment of my life at some point. With the help of our Lord and Savior and a good talking to from one of my best friends, Em, I have finally found that vital place in my mind where I can derail Satan and all of his attempts to send me into that panic mode.
“Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked … I have been in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles … and in danger from false brothers.” — The Apostle Paul

The Lord has helped me stop the last two attacks in their tracks. Of course Satan could not allow that to go uncontested. He came at me with everything in his arsenal in the last month. I have now been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome with associative anxiety disorder. Every time the Dr.’s get me started on medication, I either have a bad reaction to it or for some reason or other, they forget to renew the prescription. Within 3 days of being without antidepressant medication, the pit and the blanket of darkness descends upon me and I am in worse shape than I was to begin with.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bueller
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 12:51:08

    Yep, it sure does work that way!! Hopefully now that you are actually getting what is needed the days without meds are over, although I sure can’t guarantee as I run out periodically!! So, know exactly what you mean!! But, keep this going my friend as you are doing great!!


  2. Wynette aka Flip Flip
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 13:02:13

    Thank you Bueller!


  3. Barbara Woods-Harris
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 01:15:39

    hear hear…holding on for the next word..:)


  4. Sherri
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 16:47:03

    WOW…you’ve been through A LOT. Thankfully, our Lord is taking care of you!!!


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