Unbearable Pain....

trouble879 Community Member April 30, 2008
  • Whenever the pain gets so unbearable that i feel like i cannot go on another hour....I remember that my strength and hope is in God and I need to rely on Him for my help

     

        After I get to the point where I become desperate for God, I ask him for help and he reaches out his hand and helps me, if I am actually willing to let him. God cannot force us to take his hand when he offers it to us, the same way he cannot force anyone to accept that Jesus died for him/her on the cross. God gave us the choice, as humans, to choose whether we want his forgiveness or help. He can only offer it to us; the rest is up to us. The definition of ‘offer’ is to present for acceptance or rejection. God presents us his son, his love, his forgiveness, and his help for acceptance or rejection, whichever we choose. The choice is up to us.

    A friend of mine gave me this analogy when I was frustrated with feeling as if God had abandoned me in my pain. She was holding a rubber toy fish in her hand, she extended her hand, showing me the fish, and said “take this, I am offering it to you”. I then took it, and she asked me, “no matter what, I could not have forced you to take the fish if you didn’t want to, right?” I replied “yes”. She explained that in the same way, God is offering us his love, forgiveness, and help in times of need, but we have to decide to accept or reject it. All God can do is offer it to us.


    I believe with all my heart that God is looking out for me, and is allowing me to go through this pain (as much as it sucks) for a purpose, and I am willing to fulfill God's purpose for my life......and God also provides me with the strength I need every day to get to tomorrow.

     

    Blessings on all of you!

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  • slatts
    Apr. 30, 2008

    If it is all the same I would rather not hear about God and Jesus. I am a God fearing and Jesus believing person.  As I see my life and take stock into it, I have given God and Jesus many probles that I could not handle my self. This problem I have with excrutiation pain with an MRI, is PHYSICAL PAIN , you can not  say that God and Jesus will PHISICALLY...

    RHMLucky777

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    If it is all the same I would rather not hear about God and Jesus. I am a God fearing and Jesus believing person.  As I see my life and take stock into it, I have given God and Jesus many probles that I could not handle my self. This problem I have with excrutiation pain with an MRI, is PHYSICAL PAIN , you can not  say that God and Jesus will PHISICALLY TAKE MY PAIN AWAY DURING AN MRI. when  I have spasms like I talking about, also effects my breathing, my  high  blood preasure, and my psychie.  If anyone can come  up with another way I can overcome the PAIN, while I am in the MRI  tube.  thanks for your help.

    • trouble879
      Apr. 30, 2008

      I never said that God takes my pain away.....he just gives me the strength to keep going to not give up on life altogether, and to have patience for the people around me in my world that do not understand my pain.....My pain keeps getting worse and worse everyday.....

    • slatts
      May. 01, 2008

      I am sorry if I hurt you, and I hope you can understand that I have had counseling with my pain mgmt, all they wanted to do was show me how to breath, I knew how to do that. I have had doctors think I was a drug seeker, I have been told by the only surgeon in town he wouldn't take me on as a patient because I had too many problems and I have been taking percocet...

      RHMLucky777

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      I am sorry if I hurt you, and I hope you can understand that I have had counseling with my pain mgmt, all they wanted to do was show me how to breath, I knew how to do that. I have had doctors think I was a drug seeker, I have been told by the only surgeon in town he wouldn't take me on as a patient because I had too many problems and I have been taking percocet for over ten years. The meds only work to take the edge off of my pain. The only way I am pain free is either by complete bed rest, or sitting in my hot tub.  I am sure you have experienced everything I just explained, that is new to me....I often get the  looks or words that say "yeah right, well I know so and so and so and so...who went through foot, knee ankle hand etc...that was much worse for that person.  little secret----this is what my mother in law says about my 50yr old brother in law, who lives at home with m om and dad.  In that family there is always SOMEONE who had it worse, but the thing about it, I probably already had that procedure yrs ago.  again I would like to say I am sorry,  I did not mean to sound like a witch (b). I do have a good relationship with God, I do pray, everyday, he has taken over my whole load, I can't handle it  much longer, everyday the PAIN.  I am sorry.

    • trouble879
      May. 01, 2008

      You did not hurt me or offend, me I just felt I needed to clarify......I am in immense pain all the time, I never get a break.....not even laying in bed all day....that just lessens the severity of it. I am waiting in anticipation for a moment, a few minutes even of being without this intense pain. The pain causes me to pass out, my body has no other coping...

      RHMLucky777

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      You did not hurt me or offend, me I just felt I needed to clarify......I am in immense pain all the time, I never get a break.....not even laying in bed all day....that just lessens the severity of it. I am waiting in anticipation for a moment, a few minutes even of being without this intense pain. The pain causes me to pass out, my body has no other coping mechanism other than to just pass out when the pain gets too strong..... God has placed me in a situation that I HAVE to rely on him just to get up every morning.

       

    • jody
      May. 05, 2008

      Hi

      I just wanted to mention that if an MRI is so hard for you that maybe they would prescribe valium or ativan for the test. I have Muscular Dystrophy and it is very hard for me to lay flat on my back for the length of time and I am fused at c56,c67 with a titanium plate and I have low back disc trouble too and they prescribed a valium 5 or 10 mg to take 1/2...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi

      I just wanted to mention that if an MRI is so hard for you that maybe they would prescribe valium or ativan for the test. I have Muscular Dystrophy and it is very hard for me to lay flat on my back for the length of time and I am fused at c56,c67 with a titanium plate and I have low back disc trouble too and they prescribed a valium 5 or 10 mg to take 1/2 hour before the test so that I would be able to sit still and get the test done without it being quite as agonizing to me. I also am learning something called mindfulness to deal with the rest of the pain that meds cannot help. I am sorry you are having such a rough time. I hope this will help you. I will include you in my prayers.

      Jody

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