God is Faithful!

Most people hit their prime in their 20's and 30's. They take life by the horns, have lots of energy, do lots of fun things, and enjoy it to the full.

I never thought I'd get to experience a "prime" of my life. In my 20's and 30's, I was sick and dying. I suffered from a neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis, a connective tissue disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, severe fibromyalgia, and cancer. I was a hot mess to say the least. My diseases progressed and I was steadily declining. I was in a wheelchair often, could not swallow normal food, could not sit up for very long, in severe pain, and had heart issues and difficulty breathing. I was out of treatment options after plasmapheresis and IVIG failed and caused deathly reactions. I could not take any pain medication as I also suffered autonomic nervous system dysfunction and my body reacted negatively to them. In fact, my body rejected everything the doctors tried and they lost hope.

But, God had different plans and I was delivered from most of those illnesses by His hand alone in 2014! I no longer suffer from Myasthenia Gravis, fibromyalgia, or cancer. I do still have symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, but the pain is managed by eating a vegetarian diet.

So being almost 42 yrs old (Oct), I find myself in the prime of my life! One that I never thought would happen! This is the best I have ever felt since my 20's! God is faithful and has restored the years the locusts have eaten.

I have been able to do wonderful things like go on mission trips, vacations, hike, canoe, and even just walk 2 miles in the evening if I please! I am extremely blessed! Those things would have landed me in the hospital for a month in the past as the doctors would try to bring me back from a myasthenic crisis.

"Normal" life is such a gift. One that I am very thankful for and do not take for granted. If you are living a "normal" life and it seems mundane, rejoice in the mundane! Some people hope and pray for such a life! πŸ’—

Stephanie

Here are some pics of me living my life in my PRIME 😊






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