Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What? Brent wrote on his Blog?!?

Sorry guys for the delay. I am trying to write on the blog as often as possible without flooding everyone with useless rambling of non-important matters. EXAMPLE: (Today is Monday and I had the meatloaf for lunch-it was bad, it tasted like the sloppy joes I had the week before......) Im sure no one wants to read that so I only try posting when new and exciting things happen.

It is Tuesday night and I have the Locomat first thing in the morning at 8:00 AM. I get pumped every time I get on the unit because I get sensations in my legs I have never felt before. I am beginning to feel more in my legs and have been for the past few days. My legs always feel awake and when they touch something the sensations are becoming stronger. As I have said before it is almost impossible to explain a feeling. What adjective can you use to tell someone how it feels to raise your arm above your head??.....its feels like......??? ummmm???? However, the feelings I am getting are becoming more and more noticeable. I feel as if my legs are waking up. I am seeing great improvements on the Locomat with my leg strength. Tomorrow they will do an L-Test again to see how many NEWTON METERS I am pushing through the machine (Oh the swiss!). The Locomat was made in Switzerland so everything is calibrated to there units or measure.

I look forward to my therapies in the future and see where the Lord takes me and my recovery. I know that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! Talking with the nurses here I have come to realize that all doctors are pessimistic. While talking to one nurse she told me that she always gets discouraged talking to doctors because she sees things happen ALL THE TIME that goes against statistics. People who get discharged saying they will never walk again have come through the doors YEARS later walking. Not everything can be figured out by medical science. God works in mysterious ways.

He can make the body whole again and do the impossible. I was perfectly made many years ago by God's design. He had a plan for me and he created me the way he wanted. God created me in his image and pieced me together according to his perfect plan. This accident was tragic and horrible but it is NOT the end of things but the beginning. This injury is MY TEST! It is when I must lean on God to give me the strength to overcome this injury. My life was spared for a reason. God has a plan for me and he needed me alive to fulfill it. The accident left me with this terrible injury but I will not let it beat me! I will turn to God my creator and humbly ask him along with thousands of others who go to God on my behalf to make me well. Nothing medical science can do will repair me except the power of God! I must keep the faith and never waiver from the truth. I am a child of God and he will take care of me. I must not loose my focus, I have to leave EVERYTHING in his hands.

I want to thank so many of you who read my blog daily. It is such an encouragement to me to know that I am in some way affecting people. I hear so many stories of people checking my blog to read the latest updates on how God is blessing me. Please never give up on me! I humbly ask you to keep me before God during these times. My prayer is to WALK AGAIN, it has been my prayer since that terrible night I woke up in ICU. Miracles happen everyday to those who believe and are faithful! I am praying for a miracle!



Judy May said...

Hey! Don't worry when you can't post every day. It's not like you sit around with nothing to do! :). You are one busy guy and all that hard work is sure paying off. God has been so good to you and to all of us who are praying for you by answering our prayers.

Dave Reed said...

Brent, I am glad to hear that you are getting strange little feelings in your legs. I pray that they will soon become familiar feelings that you can say you have felt before. That will keep your faith growing, and your face do not look confident like iron man when you frown!!!! Mrs Reed and I pray for you daily as we know many others do. I know taking the time for pictures and the video can be a distraction from the advice your mind specialist gave you to "work harder", so prioritize and keep working hard and press on the goal. We are happy that you are seeing and feeling progress. We hope to see you on the dock soon...

Fred Moseley said...

Brent--I'm really glad to hear of your continued recovery and progress. We never know what God has planned for us, or in what direction His will will lead. I'm just very grateful to Him that he brought you into our lives here at Pleasant Valley. Your grace and smile are a continued encouragement to all of us, when we feel challenged. Keep up the great progress and keep us posted.

Norma said...

I'm so encouraged to read your blog and see the continued progress that you are accomplishing through God. I am humbled when you constantly give God all the credit, not only for your present progress but for the entire experience of this accident. You've turned a big negative into a positive and folks are blessed to hear that. Keep up the good work and may God continue to richly bless you. You are in my prayers, Norma

meredith said...

Just letting you know I'm keeping up with your progress! I love RoboBrent, for a second I thought it was real... then saw your face and laughed out loud! Can't wait to see you!! Keep up the great work... you're still in my prayers!


Anonymous said...

hi brent,

just wanted you to know you are really awesome. Your faith amazes me. You are such an encouragement to me. Thank you for your strength and courage. May God continue to bless you with progress. I believe you will walk again. Thank you for renewing my strength and faith. Keep up the hard work. We will keep up the prayers.

Love you so

Terry Lashley

Kathy said...

Finally I was able to view the video of you walking! That looks exhausting! Keep it up. We are pray so hard for complete and total healing and God will heal you we have no doubts.

Robin and Kathy

Kimberly said...

Brent your faith has increased that of so many, mine included. God is good!!! Keep up the hard work and give those pessimistic doctors something to balk about! Love ya,

Kimberly :)