Jeremiah 10:19 – Woe to me because of my injury! My wound is incurable! Yet I said to myself, “This is my sickness, and I must endure it.”
A herniated disk doesn’t just happen all at once. It builds as you move your body incorrectly and by overuse. Here are some tips to prevent injury from ehstoday.com in their article, “Orthopedic Surgeons Offer Tips to Reduce Workplace Injuries,” and those I’ve experienced myself:
My overuse of my cervical spine and muscles resulted in herniating a disk and surgery to correct the problem. It was a difficult surgery. I remind myself that when I’m about to make a mistake, to stop and think it through first. One small move can affect you the rest of your life like it did for me.
Then you can feel like the Bible verse above. Great sorrow for injuring myself and finding even with surgery there is no guarantee that you will have to live with it the rest of your life. You will have to endure it.
Yet, I believe there are times when an injury or sickness can be reversed. I found it in myself when my heart had A-Fib. I thought I was going to have to endure it because of failed procedures I’d had done with no relief. Then I prayed and went to another doctor a couple of hours away, and when he did the procedure, it worked! My A-Fib was cured!
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.