Sunday, April 3, 2011


     This past Friday I experienced something soooo wonderful I have to share it with you.  If you're a follower of my blog you probably know that I had back surgery in 2004 to supposedly correct problems in my lower back.  Well, as anyone who has had back surgery will attest, having back surgery is kind of a crap shoot.  More people are made worse from it than are helped but you get into a painful situation and you'll try anything to get some relief.  That's my story, too. 
     I was hopeful but as they tell you AFTER the operation, the condition that afflicted your lower back just moves up your spine.  Another similar operation can never be done again and "Oh, we're sorry but we can't help you.  Instead, we'll send you to a pain management specialist who we're hopeful will help you."  That guy puts you through a series of procedures that don't help at all and you're left with living on pain medication for the rest of your life.  The condition worsens and the dosage increases until there's nothing else available to relieve the pain.  Surprisingly, I'm not complaining about all this.  It is what it is and you do the best you can.
     The reason I'm going on about this is because last Friday for about 2 glorious hours, I was pain free, walking tall and feeling like a "new" person.  It had been so long since I had felt this way, I couldn't even believe it.  It was a MIRACLE!!!  It was short-lived but it was wonderful and I spent most of the time in mental prayers of thankfulness.  The following is about the occurrence.  I hope you enjoy it.

by Patty Lynn

Today I had a miracle,
To me at least it was.
A span of time that I felt great,
Deserving of applause.

I stood real straight and walked so tall
So long since that was true.
I had an outlook fabulous.
Those moments, they're so few.

I don't recall just what I did
Or if I did at all.
My hope was that I'd stay that way,
The pain hard to recall.

I do know that the sun was out
And temps were milder still.
I prayed that my euphoria
Would never go downhill.

But sure enough the feeling passed.
The aches and pains returned.
They had to since this miracle
Was one I hadn't earned.

That's not to say that miracles
Are ever what we we're due.
God giveth and He taketh 'way
The gifts for me or you.

But just the same I so enjoyed
My moment so sublime.
Perhaps it will return again
To thrill me one more time.

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