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Cold Summer

If the doctor’s office was cold, then the tingling would intensify and my hands would start to ache and my feet and legs would get numb. It’s Summer, I’m wearing long sleeves, pants, and shoes covering my feet. I cannot wear short sleeves or sandals, if my body was cold it would get numb and ache. I started thinking about my future with these side effects. I started adjusting to my new normal and praying that it was not lifelong. When I would go to the grocery store, by the time I left the store, I could barely walk because my feet and legs were numb. I wore gloves in the grocery stores. I tried to shop as fast as possible. When I would go to Walmart, I would have to leave the grocery store area and go to the clothing area to get the feeling back in my feet and legs so I could walk. Even if I was getting a few items, I would get a basket to help me walk. Still a little vain didn’t want to get a wheelchair cart. At church, I would sometime have on gloves, but most of the time I just covered up with a blanket. I was known for being hot in the church. The most devastating thing was when I went to the bank to deposit a check. I was fine signing my name on the deposit slip, but when I tried to write the bank account number, I could not make my fingers write the numbers. My fingers could not grip the pin. Finally, after I was able to grip the pin, I still could not write the numbers. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13. As I trusted in God, I continued to endure with joy, peace, and hope.

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