Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Third Laser Treatment: No More Phantom Pain


Ever since my hand surgery, I have had phantom pain in my hand where the separation occurred. If I touched my hand on the left side near my pinkie finger, I felt it in my thumb. It was such a weird feeling.  At times, I even felt pain in the part of my hand that was removed. While it did get better, it still bothered me at times. 

After my last laser treatment, I felt a stabbing pain in the area where part of my hand was removed. It only lasted for a few minutes, and then it went away. The next morning, the phantom pain was gone and it has not returned. Now, I have feeling exactly where it should be. It is no longer rerouted to another area. When I talked to my doctor about it, he said that the nerve was probably damaged during the separation and the laser has helped it to heal faster. How wonderful is that?!

I am so grateful for the healing that I’ve already received in my hands. God is so good!

Today, was my third treatment and I am so hopeful for the scar on my arm. The damaged caused by the bands is complex. I’m at the point now that if I gain any muscle at all in my arm or shoulder, it hurts and becomes more restrictive. So while my new workout plan is definitely sculpting my shoulders, it is also causing me pain and perhaps the reason my rib is coming out of place. On the flip side, if I don’t workout I have pain. The constant pain gets on my nerves and today it just overwhelmed me. I’m at the point that I don’t know what else to do, so I am just trusting God to see me through this process, and to give me the healing that is His will for me. 

I will keep trying the laser treatments and believing that at any moment, it could relieve the pain in my arm and shoulder. Just like it took my phantom pain away. Today, I have pain in my arm and shoulder, but I also have hope and faith that it will get better. 


Love and blessings, 


Candida

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