The doctors have determined that Nichelle has symptoms of RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder) in her leg. The nerve endings are constantly firing and cause extreme pain. Some of her symptoms are temperature change, hair growth, and hyper-sensitive to touch, and mottling of the skin coloration.
The treatment is intense physical therapy and often blocks given through ultra sound and x-ray. The blocks are given to reset the nerves in hopes of reducing the symptoms of RSD. On Friday, she had a block in her back. She had to turn and twist and lay on her stomach so she is in even more pain than before. They don’t know if it worked or not but she will have to go again in a few weeks.
So, please continue to pray for a miracle for Nichelle. Some say that miracles do not happen today but I disagree. Miracles still happen and we are praying for one for Nichelle.
I am including a few excerpts from a talk about miracles that have helped me. The entire talk can be found here:
First Presidency Message
Miracles of Faith By President Thomas S. Monson
Perhaps no other has been so afflicted as the man Job, who was described as “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil” (Job 1:1). He prospered by every measurement. Then came the loss of literally everything: his wealth, his family, his health. At one time the suggestion was made that he “curse God, and die” (Job 2:9). Job’s summation of his faith, after ordeals demanded of few others, is a testimony of truth, a proclamation of courage, and a declaration of trust:
“Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!“That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:“And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:“Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another” (Job 19:23–27).Let me share with you a brief look into the lives of others, to learn that after the tears of a day of despair, a night of sorrow, “joy cometh in the morning” (Ps. 30:5)
I like the following poem:
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the poetess, wrote:
It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.
I still believe in miracles that have been made possible through the atoning sacrifice of The Lord Jesus Christ. So Happy Sunday to all and think and pray for miracles in all of our lives.
I’ve included 3 songs on my play list about miracles:
Ordinary Miracle by Sarah Mclachlan
Miracle by Celine Dion
There Can Be Miracles by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston