Sunday, February 17, 2008

Its me!!

Hello everyone!
Well I have survived the first week in my new apartment. Things are going well I have my schedule to keep me busy. Physical Therapy, Occupational therapy, arm ranging, leg ranging, medicines, shots, theraband treatments and then more meds that pretty much encompasses my daily life now! It has taken along time but I have come to terms with my current situation. Notice how I say CURRENT situation because I do not know what the Lord has in store for me. Doctors and specialist do not work on the same agenda as God. I know he has a plan for me if not I do not believe I would have made it through the initial injury. I have made the decision that whatever path the Lord puts in front of me I will walk it and not complain. The Doctors do not know how I will heal but however the outcome I will use whatever gifts he gave me to glorify him. On another note (a good note) I have been getting some sensations in my rear and top of legs. I feel as if the top of my legs are asleep or numb. Hey-its a feeling, I will take what I can get! I also got a new Nintendo Wii (compliments of Farner Barley and Associates) I use the gaming system as part of my rehab or in other words its Wiihab!! (haha). My arm is getting better everyday. I am getting more and more movement and range. I can not wait until I can bare weight on my arm cause this shoulder is really affecting my curve ball. (stupid joke I know). I want to personally thank everyone for their continued love and support. Keep praying for my complete healing and I know that through faith I will make it through this time! I love you all

In Him,
Brent

16 comments:

Tiffany Greenway said...

Wiihab - that's a good one! Yet another great excuse to play video games!! Hope you've had a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome that you have a Wii. Your curve ball will definitely get better now. Congrats on having "feelings" in your legs.
Conitinuing to pray,
Cynthia M

jan messick said...

BRENT, YOU ARE SUCH A COURAGEOUS FIGHTER. WE PRAY FOR YOUR CONTINUED POSITIVE APPROACH TO RECOVERY. WE KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU AS HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH NO MATTER WHAT PATH YOU WILL FOLLOW. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. JAN AND PARKS MESSICK

Greg said...

Dude! That is awesome. Just use some grease on the ball, and that curve will respond in no time. Just don't let the ump see it. I have no doubt you and your family will make it to the Hall of Fame!

Think about it. It was just a little over 2 months since your accident, and you are in your apartment! Unbelievable how great God is! There is only 1 explanation... Prayer. People you don't even know (talk about 6 degrees of separation!) have been praying for you and I am regularly asked at the College Hills Church "hey, how is the son of your friend doing?" It is THE ONLY explanation.

There is a guy in my Sunday Morning College Class that has strikingly similar injuries as the result of a drunk driver, and Seth has told me he would be happy to connect with you and be a resource whenever you are ready.

We love you and your family, and if you need anything, just say the word.

Greg & Debbie Smith

Anonymous said...

You're too funny, wiihab! Still checking in on you daily! Glad you are having a bit more 'feeings'. Will continue to keep praying for you.

Ashley Bennett Bryan

Anonymous said...

That was supposed to say feelings... :)

Anonymous said...

It's always so good to hear from ya. You crack me up - I am so thankful for your sense of humor! Glad to hear things are continuing to go well and prayers are continually answered. I hope ya have a terrific week!

You're in my prayers for sure,

Robin Lashley

Anonymous said...

Thanks Brent for making me a blood donor. I donated for the first time at the Compassionate drive we had at PV. I donated again this past Sunday.

Amanda Slayton

Kimberly said...

Brent good to see you last night, I think you should become a Wiihab expert and then you can charge people for the honor of playing. I will have my people call your people to see if I can get in (inside joke folks). hee hee.

Love ya blood brother,

Kimberly

Kathy said...

It is so great to read messages directly from you, Brent! We are so excited about your continued improvement and continue to pray for you everyday! God bless you and your complete recovery!

Love,
Robin, Kathy and Christopher

Matt said...

Your attitude and faith will allow you to overcome your injury. The road ahead will not always be easy. Just know that it is ok to complain about your situation. It's ok to feel down....just as long as you don't stay down. I am 13 years post-injury and there are still frustrating times. I can honestly say my life is better now than before my spinal cord injury. I hope you don't look at this as discouraging post. I know where you are, I know the struggles you are going through and I've been down the road ahead of you. You have what it takes to succeed....Faith, Family and a good attitude. Shoot me an e-mail if you would like to chat sometime. God Bless!

Matt

Anonymous said...

Hey Brent,
Congratulations on your new apartment. I am glad you are making progress both spiritually and physically. My family as well as all of your friends at North Lake continue to lift your name in prayer. We love you.
Dale and Carolyn Fonville

Laura Day said...

Brent! Oh my goodness, it is so good to see that you are the one blogging now! We think of you SO OFTEN, you just have no idea! You are in our prayers and I can't wait to see how God continues to use you and your situation to glorify Him. Hey- remember Teen Camp? God can do awesome wonders, and we have been the witnesses! Boy, I wish we lived closer so I could come to see you in person, but until then- HUGS.
-Robert & Laura Day

Anonymous said...

Brent, With that attitude, you will be just fine. We are continuing to pray for you daily.
Love,
Jackie, Pat, Cory, Ryan, Punky & Tati

Anonymous said...

I came across this blog a while ago, after recovering from T11/T12 spinal injury myself 2 years ago (recovering I suppose is not entirely accurate) but I am hpapy with the progress I have made. I am praying for Brent to make a recovery as well.

Sara M
like2havefun08@hotmail.com

becca reed said...

really proud of you brent. you are awesome.