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No Time for the Pain - August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


(To Heaven and Back Again series)

Hurried steps bring me to the print shop next door. If I am going to get these books out before I leave for the soccer tournament in Portland, I'd better hustle, I think, ignoring the ache in right hip. I slide the stack of books into the trimmer leaning forward slightly to check the placement. Pain shoots down the back of my leg. When I turn to grab the next set of books, moving my right leg is agony like I haven't felt in a long time.


Something is wrong, very wrong. "John, something is not right in my lower back." I tell the owner of the shop, "I'm not going to be able to help with the rest of the books."

"You didn't pick up anything heavy, did you?" He asks.


"Not that I can remember." I shake my head, taking careful steps as I pass him. "I'll see my chiropractor tomorrow, maybe I just threw it out of place."

Luckily Dr. Fisher at Live Right Chiropractic has an open appointment for the next day; she is one of the doctors who was working on me during the chapters "Angel on My Shoulder" and "My Third Healing" in the nonfiction book  Angels Believe in You. For the next 24 hours I put my feet up and try not to irritate my low back.

After a long night of pain I shuffle into the Chiropractor's office. "It looks like one leg is about an inch longer than the other," Dr. Fisher tells me. "I'll need to see you for the next few days so we can get your pelvis evened out."

"I'll have to schedule for next week." I reply. "My daughter has a soccer tournament in Portland; we leave tomorrow."

On Thursday, a couple hours outside Boise, my hubby yawns and blinks his eyes sleepily. "I've got to pull over and try to get something to keep me awake." He says.

"I think I can manage to drive." I offer.

"But what about your back?" Tony asks.

"How much worse can it be than sitting?" I insist. Five hours later we arrive at Tony's Uncle's house. I collapse on the couch; my daughter brings me an ice-pack.

Friday morning I slide my leg off the bed and a pain shoots down my let, almost to my ankle. Ashley needs me! She gets so nervous around new people and this is her fist time with this group of girls... I have to be there. I grit my teeth and stumble to the bathroom.

Have you ever been to a sports tournament? Parking is a nightmare! For each and every game, my husband Tony drops me at the entrance and I hobble like a wounded bird, taking only a half-step with my right foot to make the pain tolerable.

That night I use heat, ice, and Naproxen with my legs elevated on a pillow. By Sunday I am able to walk mostly normal although a wrong twist or turn of my hip still sends a shooting pain down my leg.

Dr. Fisher was out of the office Monday-Wednesday, however Dr. Young did a great job of getting my legs evened out so that they are now the same length. Even though I'm able to walk, my low back is still hurting more than it has in many years - these symptoms are very similar to how I felt when I fractured a disc in college.

On Thursday I lay flat on my stomach as Dr. Fisher probes the muscles on my low back and my spine. "Arrgghh!" I grunt, "That hurts, a lot."

"I'm really barely touching you. These muscles are very aggravated." It isn't surprising when she adds, "Your symptoms are consistent with a disc injury. I would like to send you for an x-ray. If have time to get them done tomorrow we can go over the results on Monday."

I shake my head, "I won't be here on Monday, I'm flying to my sisters house to help her after her surgery. Can we get the x-rays today so that I can see you tomorrow?"

On the way out of the office I dial Mom's number, "You got a minute?" I ask.

"Sure, what's up?" She replies.

"I just got out of Live Right Chiropractic. All the pain I've been in for the last week... she thinks I've damaged a disc." I sigh, "Mom, I don't have time for this. I need to be able to help Bobbi. I already have my ticket!"

"How are you going to be able to help her out of bed with you back the way it is?" She asks.

"I've had two other disc issues: The one in college took 7 years to heal. The one in my neck, God healed in one day. I know God can take care of this one, too. Even if he doesn't heal it in one day, he can heal it fast! Will you pray in agreement with me?"

"You lead," she says.

"Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You've done for me over these years. You have given me so many undeniable signs - Last week I shook the hand of my guardian angel! I thank You for your word that is always accurate and true. I thank you that it says in Isaiah, 'By His stripes they were healed.' I accept your healing for the disc in my low back. I thank you that it is being healed at this very moment, that moment by moment my healing is more apparent. In Jesus' Name - amen."


Friday, August 22, 2014


The next morning Dr. Fisher pulls up the x-ray. "See how the gap between your vertebra are more narrow when you are bending to one side?" she tells me. "But the gap on L5 is exactly the same when you are bending. That indicates that there is something wrong with the disc. I'm not surprised - your symptoms were A-typical of a disc injury."

I sigh, "I, too, expected as much. Right now, I don't have time for this kind of pain. I know discs can take several years to heal - that is time I don't have. I called my mom and we prayed to open the way for God to heal this as he did with C5. I believe my recovery will be swift and sure, but I still want to do the best I can for it in the meantime."

"That is a good attitude," Dr. Fisher agrees.

"I've been taking Ibuprofen, but it is beginning to irritate my stomach," I tell her, "I have been putting ice on my back several times a day. What else can I do to reduce the inflammation."

"Getting the inflammation down in important." Dr. Fisher informs me. "For the disc to heal, it needs to be able to move. I can use the ultrasound on your spine and the muscles in your low back. This should help some. I would also recommend coming in for an adjustment three times a week. When your spine is aligned it will take some pressure off that disc."

I shake my head. "I leave on Monday. I will schedule some appointments for when I get back into town."

As she requested, I click on my sister's number as I leave the office. "The Doc said it's a bad disc." 

"Oh no... Your flight is non-refundable..." she says, "How are you going to be able to help me when I get out of surgery?"

"My angel can handle it." I assure her. "He was an awfully big dude (see last weeks post for more info CLICK HERE). I'll pray and ask God to have him help me with whatever needs to be done when I'm there."

"If you say so..." 


Friday, September 19, 2014


Dr. Fisher probes my spine, checking my vertebra. "How does that feel?"

"Fine, it doesn't hurt at all." I say.

"That is the fastest I've ever seen someone get over a disc issue!" the Doc admits, "You should continue coming in for adjustments, but I think twice a week will do it."


- - Five weeks from intense pain to pain free - only God can do that! Pray to open the way. When He opens a door, we do our best and trust God to do the rest! 


In March of 2014 I released Angels Believe in You. This book covers the last 13 years of my life:

  • Seen Angels and Demons
  • Miracles from God (medically documented)
  • Signs from God - including hearing His audible voice



Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways. 

In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Posts about Heaven and Angelic Encounters

Post about Meditation

Posts About Being a Prophet

Posts Chronologically About my Journey

February 2014 - In God's Time

May 4, 2014 - God and Meditation

May 14, 2014 - The Dance of Worship

July 20, 2014 - Biblical Support for the Journey

August 9, 2014 - What Does My Guardian Angel Look Like?

August 12, 2014 - No Time for the Pain

October 17, 2014 - The Difference Between With and Without

January 4, 2015 - The First Among Many

January 11, 2015 - How Hard do You Push?

March 13, 2015 - A Delay in the Trip to Heaven

March 25, 2015 - Why is it Taking So Long?

September 1, 2015 - Is the Trip Still On?

September 13, 2015 - An Official Title

September 20, 2015 - Revelation of His Calling

October 5, 2015 - Angelic Confirmation of the Appointment

October 9, 2015 - Miraculous Confirmation

December 9, 2015 - How He Leads Me

December 24, 2015 - The Last Week of 2015

January 24, 2016 - Correction, Encouragement & Dreams from the Spirit

February 21, 2016 - I'm All In

February 27, 2016 - What is a Tetrad Blood Moon Prophet

June 1, 2016 - First Test as a Prophet (Anointed by an Angel)

September 25, 2016 - Seeing Jesus

September 30, 2016 - Wrestling with God

January 2, 2017 - The Final Test - 313

 June 25, 2017 - Roadmap to Heaven

July 23, 2017 Moments with God: Finding Daddy

August 8, 2017 - Moments with God: Playing Checkers

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