Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

MRI follow up

So Sandra had a follow up  appointment from her MRI results, the pocket of fluid in her spine has not changed for better or worse between the November and January MRI's. The better is the fluid goes away the worse is the fluid moves up the spinal cord and effects other signals i.e. Arms and hands.
The doctor is reluctant to drain the fluid since it is in her spinal cord, and going in could effect some of the progress she has made.
We are ready for a positive Dr appointment, one that they are encouraged by the progress. We have had several appointments where we are told Sandra has a very thin and fragile spinal cord (really thanks for telling us) and not to expect more recovery. This beats you down after a while and is difficult for her to stay motivated as her therapy is a lot of hard work.
It is difficult to see a loved one in constant pain and struggle to do all the things we previously took for granted like getting in and out of the car, getting dressed, picking up a few groceries, the list goes on and on.
On the positive side our new house plans are coming along well, we hope to be in by the fall. Lots to do between now and then. This will make some things easier for Sandra and she will have access to the entire home.
Sandra still is improving, working on her sit to stands, as well as her body weight support walking. The progress is painfully slow but we remain thankful that there is progress. We just want the progress to speed up a little( ok a lot).
I will attach a video of Sandra and her trainer working on her her sit to stands. Sandra has her knees blocked but she is gaining control of her hips.


  1. Just checking in after quite a long time. I can't believe where all the time goes. You are amazing, and the update from Mike will focus my prayers where they now need to be. You are always in my heart and I will forever hold you close, even if I don't write on your blog. Glad to know that all is going well with your new home, that must be really exciting, and you are moving to a lovely area. Take good care, and just keep going, none of us knows what The Lord has planned, but what we do know is 'that when He's ready, you'll be ready' loving you and holding you always in heart and prayers....Val.

  2. Fantastic work Sandra! Just imagine.....you are actually standing! Wow....that is truly impressive! Congratulations.....You know that we are continuing in prayer. Like Winston Churchill once said: "Never, never never give up!"

  3. I continue to uphold you in my prayers. May the Lord continue to pour His strength, joy, and give you meaning through these life changing challenges. I keep having faith that He is able in His timing to heal you, because he is a healer. He always gives more than we come for. He gives "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20). Why? Because our God is love. cbonhomme

  4. Praying for you and still having faith that God will restore all damaged conections so that you can walk again and do the things you use to do. Praying as well for strength and faith and the power of the Holy Spirit to encourage, give you faith, and sustain you during these troubled times. May His presence continue to be the strength you need. cbonhomme

  5. Just a note to say, I have been thinking of you…….Hugs to you and the family.