I was discharged from the ER earlier today: turns out I have some rib damage (an intercostal strain) which causes serious acute pain, like worse than giving birth. I was honestly hoping for something more dramatic (I know, that’s awful), but I’m just thankful it was not a collapsed lung or bad heart. They did ask me to come back if the pain persists so I’m keeping watch. I’m still dealing with the pain and taking meds.
One thing: When the pain was at its worst and I was near screaming, there was really no other reality than begging for God’s mercy. I don’t mean to over-spiritualize, but physical pain has a way of focusing the mind solely on things of importance and tossing out the rest. I was completely helpless at the bottom of myself, fully throwing my weight on the Lord. If only I had that sort of dependence all the time.
Thank again for all your prayers. Love you guys. :)