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Offline jaymeesmith

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Pain from health issue/worry
« on: Sun Nov 10, 2013 - 11:50:15 »
I have been having a health issue for the past 4 years. It is painful and makes me feel sick. There is nothing the Dr's can do for me besides waiting until it gets very infected and then doing surgery. I am deathly afraid of blood, needles, cutting, surgery, IVs ....everything. God has commanded us not to worry, and I am trying my best. I believe he could help me through this surgery and worry and pain but i still find myself pitying myself and  worried about having surgery.
I have been a Christian for years and always struggled with anxiety and try my best not to. I do believe the Lord could do anything, even take this away from me or take the worry as I have been trying to give it to him. I'm afraid that there is something holding me back and God will not help me because he knows there is still worry in my heart. I feel stuck and scared. Please offer any advice. I do read the anxiety verses on a daily basis and try to find 10 things to be thankful for each morning. help

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Re: Pain from health issue/worry
« Reply #1 on: Sun Nov 10, 2013 - 12:08:09 »
since you have brought it up, what sort of health issue is this?  What on earth would make a doctor wait until an infection sets in?  That sounds insane to me.

However, as someone who has had multiple surgeries, don't be afraid.  You're asleep the whole time!  Then you recover.  Not so bad as living with a permanent problem which might kill you.

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Re: Pain from health issue/worry
« Reply #2 on: Sun Nov 10, 2013 - 13:36:10 »
It is an infection on my spine, like a cyst. and they will not/can not drain it until it is so painful and big that it has to be done. until then i wait and worry.
and its not the actual surgery, its the anticipation and my extreme fear of needles, blood, and incisions. its not something i can just not think about. its like putting someone who is afraid of heights on top of a skyscraper and saying just don't think about it.

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Re: Pain from health issue/worry
« Reply #3 on: Sun Nov 10, 2013 - 13:50:25 »
Wow, that's rotten!  I'll be happy to put you on the prayer list, and we have some serious pray-ers here.  When you are in a time of fear, think of our Lord.  His perfect love really does cast out all fear.  He loves you far, far more than you will ever be able to comprehend. 

One thing would suggest, however, is that you see a second doctor.  Make sure that it is wise to wait. God bless.