Saturday Morning   2 comments

First of all, GeorgePaul is still pain free. More on that in a minute…Get a cup of coffee because this is going to be a long one!

Thank you for continuing to check in. I think about writing many times a day…and then don’t. Sometimes I feel physically ill when I think about writing more about GP’s journey. I am confused by this; why wouldn’t I want to write about how well he is doing, how thankful he is to be running and playing and thinking? This reluctance to show up here has surprised me and instead of facing it, I have avoided it altogether. You have all been so encouraging and faithful to pray for GP, and for us. We still covet your prayers and your encouragement.

The truth; it is hard to think about the monumental pain he was in. It is always in the back of our minds: mine, David’s, Jillian’s, and most of all GeorgePaul’s. We are enjoying life and doing normal things every day, but the question of “Will it come back?” sometimes stabs with stark clarity into spoken words and actions. Then we know that we are all still more connected to the fear than we thought. If I don’t post, then I don’t have to think about it.

GeorgePaul. Wow – he is coming back to us in full. We are weaning him off the Tegretol!! The neurologist gave the go-ahead and GP calls it ‘de-dosing’. He was at 150mg/3xday. This medicine is an anti-seizure medication, so it is vital to go slowly when coming back off of it. A sudden withdrawal can actually cause a seizure. He is almost done with his first ‘de-dose’ of 100mg/3xday. Next Tuesday, he will start two weeks of 50mg/3xday, and then the last two weeks will be 50mg, only at bedtime. Each day we see more of his mind, more activity, less fogginess!

Dr. Flory and Dr. Weiss at Atlas Spinal Care continue to be a tangible gift. We asked Him for a specific direction, and the answer was given that next day. GeorgePaul had his first correction on the 25th of May. He has only had two corrections since then. His body has held each correction for long periods of time and his muscles are ‘re-wiring’ themselves to correspond to the new position his atlas is in – closer to where it should be each time.

We returned from Mt. Hermon on Saturday, July 30th. The next day, GP had a headache – not a TN headache, but the normal kind of headache. This headache intensified on Mon., Tues. and Wed. Some tylenol helped, but did not remove the headache. Even though this was not ear pain, or TN pain, GP started asking for windows to be shut. This was the lingering fear showing itself. He refused to go outside on that Tuesday…The next day, Wednesday, was his appt. with Atlas. Dr. Weiss examined him and found he needed a correction. He performed the gentle NUCCA correction of ‘nudging his atlas bone’ (far more complicated than I make it sound!) and within two minutes of that correction, GeorgePaul remarked “Hey! My headache is gone!!” It did not return. This Upper Cervical Chiropractic – not the same as a regular chiropractic work – is what we believe has taken GP’s pain away. It is not usually as dramatic as this visit was, however, but we were so thankful that the correction eliminated the headache as well!

There are nine people that we currently know of that are seeing Dr. Flory because of the change in GeorgePaul. What gifts – to know that a result of GP’s pain and the relief he has received might be helping others too! One of the people that is being treated told me that Dr. Flory and NUCCA have “changed her life.” She had intense migraines and debilitating dizziness. The migraines are gone. She does not have dizziness.

Here’s the wrap-up:
GeorgePaul is pain-free. He is ‘de-dosing’ from Tegretol. We are thankful for your prayers and encouragement.

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Posted August 27, 2011 by broshaker in The Story Overview

2 responses to “Saturday Morning

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  1. I can appreciate that the updates are hard to write, but know I am very happy to read your good news. Praise the Lord for leading you to a doctor who is helping to correct GP’s problem!

  2. I am so thankful to hear that he is doing so well and completely understand your not wanting to ‘visit’ that unpleasant time by posting. Know that even though you have not posted, there are many that STILL pray for him every day…and for you, too!

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