Step One

2 Dec

So, what on earth am I doing and why have I called you all here to this corner of the www for a chat?

I’ve had MS for 17 years.  It is a miserable, mind numbing, soul zapping, body robbing, personality draining disease.  I honestly cannot lodge a complaint large enough for what MS has wrought on my body and mind.

Perhaps you have known for 17 years that I have MS, but maybe you were never really sure what MS is.   That’s okay.  I know all about MS, but only because I have it.  When I was diagnosed, I called it “Multiple Scoliosis,” which would in fact be a terrible disease if that existed, I’m sure.

MS stands for “Multiple Sclerosis”.  Multiple meaning, of course, “many” and Sclerosis meaning “scars”.  These “many scars” are all around and in my brain and spinal cord.  It is a disease of the immune system wherein the immune system has too much free time and starts to attack the myelin sheath around the nerves in the brain and spine.  The disease is not in my blood.  It stays only in the immune system that swims around my brain all day.

Here’s where I get excited.  For 17 years my brain, and every impulse of it, has been firmly submitted to destruction.  I have rejoiced in God’s leadership and holding of me so that I could stand firm and be a witness to His glory during that time.  Now, I think I get to be a witness to the pleasure He takes in healing His children and you all get to be a part of it.  How cool is that!?  Is this not going to be fun to watch?

Step one: Please pray for every step.  I am in a hurry and I need each step to be leaped over like hinds’ feet on high places.  I will be making a post in the coming days about what I am hoping to do, right now I would just really appreciate mass prayers.

8 Responses to “Step One”

  1. Ginger McBride December 2, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    “Now, I think I get to be a witness to the pleasure He takes in healing His children and you all get to be a part of it. How cool is that!?” – I can think of no words to express how very cool it is that I get to be a part of this healing process with you. I moves me to tears but tears that are so different from those tears 17 years ago. The images I have in my mind from so long ago still are vivid and it will be a great joy to replace those with new images of healing and hope. What an honor and blessing!

    • ericswife December 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

      Thank you, Ginger, my friend of 20 years. I never thought we’d see the end of this hiccup. I’m glad to still have you in my life so we can watch this together!

  2. Emily W. December 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Praying the Lord leads your every step! What a wonderful idea to blog about this! 🙂 God bless you!

    • ericswife December 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

      Thank you, Emily! Your prayers are so very important right now!

  3. Teresa December 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Praying and believing in His healing power!

    • ericswife December 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you, Teresa, my sister in so many ways! I am so excited about this and I am so happy to have you in the loop at step one!

  4. Mike Glenn December 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    THANK YOU for sending me this link!!….I signed up to follow you through this journey whenever you post updates…..I will look forward to be notified….This is a great idea to keep your family and friends “in the know” with a one time update.
    We will pray God’s wisdom to be in effect when you face decisions…..God is with you and will lead you through the steps….Thank you for taking us along with you…..Yes! I agree! Some exciting things are about to be seen……..
    Praying and Caring

    • ericswife December 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

      Thank you, Mike! Prayer is going to make all this difference here and to God be the glory for that!!

Honest Truth About Me: I'm going to need a lot of cheer leading to see this through. Your comments and encouragement mean the world to me.

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