Sep 30, 2012 - 1:01 am
Hi everyone, as most of you know the Vagus never in my face and neck has been damaged from having radiation twice to the same area. A few months back I lost the ability to swallow and my Voice got to where no one could understand what I was saying, I love preaching so this was very bad for me. Why because my tongue was also numb and just laying there in my mouth doing nothing. I spent two weeks in the Hospital with pneumonia because everything I did try to eat half of it would go into the lungs. All that could be done was to give me a Peg Tube so I could start feeding myself and get some strength back. The doctors all agreed that the only thing that might help was DPNS “Deep Pharyngeal Nerve Stimulation” well I did that and nothing. So they wanted to do 26 more treatments of DPNS, but I told them that they are trying to put a Band-Aid on the problem, the problem is numbness, can anything be done about that. Well as you know the answer was No.
Most of you know how I am I don’t take No for an answer, so I started doing some checking on my own about nerve stimulation and found a doctor who did some lazar treatments dealing with nerve problems. He agreed to treat me but told me that because of all the radiation damage don’t expect too much, because there is just not enough studies done in the area of lazar never treatment on Cancer Patients. Well after the first two treatments I did notice that my numbness was not as bad but little or no improvement in the voice. This week I was having some new problems with the nerves, kind of like spider webs pain all over me face. When I seen the doctor and told him about it he said that is good news, I looked at him as if he was crazy and asked why. He said because we are waking up a dead nerve and he was hoping for something like that as a sign that the lazar treatment might be working. This week my voice has also been lasting longer before the tongue would go numb, so I decided to give preaching a try. Well I preached a Full Sermon today from start to finish and my voice was right there with me all the way; Praise the Lord for all his goodness.
I am still not able to swallow but so far I only had 5 lazar nerve treatments and I have 15 more to go. I am praying that if anything I get just a little bit of my ability back to swallow and my Voice to stay strong so I can continue preaching. Thank you all for the support and prayers. If you like a copy of the Sermon I preached today go to my web site and down load it for free. www.restoringgodstruth.com
God bless you all