On Friday, I had my second laser therapy treatment. This time my doctor even worked on the scar underneath my arm. This scar causes me so much trouble. It cuts into my bicep and tricep muscles and even my chest muscle. The damage, caused from the scar, is what we have determined that pulls my rib out of place, causes neck pain, and pain in my back muscles. Today, however, it feels better and my rib is in place.
After my second treatment, my hands had less stiffness this morning. My ring on my left hand is so loose that it came off on its own. Usually, the swelling is so bad in my left hand that I struggle to get my rings off. My right hand has had swelling for as long as I can remember. Sometimes it gets better, but it never completely goes away. Until now. No swelling at all in my right hand. How amazing is that?
Honestly, we don't know what will happen with the scar on my arm. While I am praying for complete and total healing of the damaged muscles, I will be so grateful for whatever the Lord gives me. Just a tiny fraction of healing would mean less pain and give me the opportunity to do more of the things that I love to do. Like write in my journal with an ink pen. Isn’t it funny at how sometimes it’s the little things that we desire?
Regardless of what happens, I can never be upset about the scar. When I look at the X-rays and see how close I was to losing my arm, I’m so grateful for it.
I will continue to post about this journey and keep you all updated. God continues to amaze me. Just when I start to lose hope that anything can be done for me, He gives me a thumb and hope of healing.
Love and blessings,