“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Thank you for your continued prayers as I recover from my Gamma Knife Procedure. I do continue to have no side affects from it. No headaches or anything. And the tiny pinpoint incisions from placing the Halo Device are healing up nicely.
The Challenge: Muscle Power
The difficulty I am dealing with now is due to the extended steroid use to make sure there is no swelling on my brain as I recover. I have had to maintain a high dose steroid for an entire month already and I have to continue the steroid use for another month while I slowly wean off. In previous updates I’ve shared that I was having some significant muscle weakness, that has become significant muscle deterioration over the past month. This is one of the major side effects of the steroids. It is to the point now where my muscles are so weak at times that they give out and I have fallen a few times. Thankfully, Eric has been right there to catch me and is making sure I am safe and sound all the time.
Will you pray with me for strength in my muscles? Pray that the breakdown of muscle will stop and be rebuilt even now?
I know this is only a temporary struggle that we are dealing with for a little while as I recover. My medical team has given me instructions to follow and says I will recover as I wean off the steroids. This too shall pass in a bit more time.
I know that Christ can give me the strength to do this! James 5:16 says, “pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” So I am calling you prayer warriors to pray for this specific request: Muscle Power!