Thankfulness   2 comments

This is a theme in our household. There are so many things we have to be grateful for, but here is a portion of what GP talked about last night and this morning. “I am so thankful for my family. I’m especially thankful for God, who protects me and keeps me safe.” (He has asked us many times, in the middle of the epics, for reassurance that he is not going to die.) “I am also thankful for distractions, for friends, and my dogs, and mountains. I am really thankful for not having gigantically, major pain.” We are ALL thankful for that!

The upper cervical doctor measured GP again on Thursday, and his atlas had stayed in place overnight! This is a good thing! It is not in the right place yet, as this takes time. The muscles have been ‘trained’ to be in the wrong place for a very long time, so it will take some time to re-train them. He will have two appointments next week.

I have been reading more about the nerves that originate in the brainstem, which is protected by the atlas and the axis bones. These are the names for the top bones in the spine; C1 and C2. The cranial nerves that begin in the brainstem that might be responsible (in my limited understanding!) for GP’s pain are the trigeminal nerve, the vagus nerve, and the facial nerve. Each one of these main nerves (there are 12 cranial nerve pairs) have various branches that go near the external auditory canal where his pain is specifically located. The relieving of the pressure on the brainstem, and subsequently the nerves, should allow the pain to subside. This is not an overnight process! It will take a while for the atlas to get into the right place, from the the adjustments that the doctor does, and then a while for the atlas to stay in place, and a while for the nerve(s) to heal!

Through all of this, the best part of all is the hope we have been given. ‘For with God, nothing shall be impossible.’ Luke 1:37


Posted May 28, 2011 by broshaker in The Story Overview

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  1. Praise God that you took a leap of faith and called the NUCCA specialist, Dr. Tymothy Flory. I am Dr. Tym’s mom and I gave his card to Judy when she shared the prayer request for George Paul in our Bible Study. Dr. Tym and his older brother, Dr. Matthew Flory, are both NUCCA specialists and I have seen God work healing miracles through the spinal correction with NUCCA that they do. They healed me from migraine headaches and I have been migraine-free for 10 years. We will continue to pray for God’s healing and that the spinal correction continues to help George Paul. May God bless your family !!!

  2. We are so happy to see that God has led you guys to these doctors and that He is leading you to the source of George Paul’s pain!!! We’ll keep praying and hope that some day we can get to know him a bit:) We feel this huge connection to him now and haven’t even met him:)

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