Handling Chronic Pain with Courage: When God Becomes Our "Enough"
By Krista Hewlett
God's Brave Women - Krista's Story
The year 2013 was filled with difficulty for many reasons. August brought the worst. I rarely share this story, but I am learning many women feel alone in a similar journey.
Physical and emotional desperation set in as I experienced a sudden onset of chronic pain no one could diagnose. I laid in the hospital bed for days where even the morphine pump seemed useless to help, while my hubby camped out anxiously on the blue, hard cushioned sofa next to me—day after day, night after night.
Rheumatoid Arthritis caused my cartilage to glow on MRIs, and inflammation markers revealed some of the highest levels the specialists had ever seen.
The pain kept worsening the first few days while hospitalized, to the point that no one could touch me, and my body lay limp, no longer responding to the pain. I simply lay there looking into my husband's eyes as tears trickled down my face.
This independent, vibrant, and adventurous soul went from walking 5-miles every day to being bedridden and unable to walk without assistance for months.
"This independent, vibrant, and adventurous soul went from walking 5-miles every day to being bedridden and unable to walk without assistance for months."