My husband is laughing, and I say I am not surprised at this diagnosis. The prognosis is that there is no cure for my radiculitis, although there may be some relief from the symptoms with an adjustment or two. (the jokes are almost non stop around here lately LOL!)
Okay, I will be serious for a minute and tell you what radiculitis really means:
What Is Lumbar Radiculitis?
By Michelle Kerns
*surgery is not an option for me because of the diskal sclerosis, which is just a fancy term describing the thickening of the bone tissue because of the displacement of the disks over many years. It is rare, so don't worry about developing this if you have disk problems in your back.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
Several years ago when our girls were little we took our boat out on the lake for a day of fishing. It was my birthday, and I was blessed with an eagle soaring overhead while we fished. When we sped up, she would speed up as well, when we stopped, she would resume her circling just a few feet above us. I even sketched her and wrote about her in my journal back then.
Well, saturday was my birthday and my husband and I went fishing. We no longer have the boat so we fished from the shore. We were the first to see it...A lone eagle was soaring and swooping! There were several people on the lake and everyone was pointing at the eagle flying overhead. I have dubbed her my 'birthday eagle'!
My girls all remember that day in the boat when we were racing around the lake with an eagle keeping pace with us. We didn't catch any fish on saturday, but we did reel in another good memory.
God sure has blessed me throughout the years with many special little visits from the animal kingdom. One time I was sitting outside visiting with friends when a baby robin just flew onto my arm and sat there. Another time I was getting ready to leave to go to my mother's funeral which was a very tough day, and two baby racoons came up to me and, using their little hands, they took food from my hand with their mother watching closely from a nearby tree...Another time I was having a rough time and took solace at a nearby lake; it was nearing sunset when I hung my feet over the dock and nearly grazed a beaver who swam right under my feet. I will never forget the beauty and peace of the lake reflecting the autumn sunset. The beaver swam ashore just to my right and carried on as though I was not even there!
Another sweet visit comes from a little hummingbird that likes to flutter at my bedroom window. (I should really try to get a shot of him.) And then there's this guy who is here every day:
"We love him because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19.
A sense of the love of God to us is the main cause of our love
to him. When we believe, know, and feel that God loves us,
we, as a natural result, love him in return.
In proportion as our knowledge increases, our faith strengthens,
and our conviction deepens that we are really beloved of God; we,
from the very constitution of our being, are constrained to yield
our hearts to God in return.
Where there is fervent love to God there is set up a holy familiarity
with God, and from this flow satisfaction, delight, and rest.
rad·i·cal/ˈrædɪkəl/ Show Spelled[rad-i-kuhl]
- of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.
- a person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles; extremist.
- a person who advocates fundamental political, economic, and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.