This is a huge blessing
Hello there Dr. Crandall!
I wanted to tell you something. I know at times I have probably appeared to be a lost cause. I have had some weird problems and complications in my spine. Thank you so much for not giving up on me. I feel like I want you to know something. In the recovery from the worst of the … tendon ruptures, my church, family, and friends and of course myself… we were praying for a miracle. None of my surgeons or doctors could figure out how to stop the damage. In 2012, my son was 8 years old and had a dream where God spoke to him and told him that "I am going to heal your mom, but it's going to take a long time and we will have to be patient." From that point on I have had no new spontaneous ruptures. I am just still navigating the damage that had already been done.
I wrote a book about it and I am in the process of getting it published. It's about God's help during this time. I realize you never get to see the good side of what you do. You don't get to see the success of your work very often. Yesterday I hiked to the bottom gate of North Mountain. I haven't done that in 7 years. I had been told by my knee surgeon that I'd never be able to do that again. I will keep fighting until such time that God deems fit to restore me. I want you to see the faces of my children and husband. What you have done for my spine has allowed me to be a better mom, wife, and friend. This is a huge blessing and testimony. I have prayed for you many times and I believe God has given you wisdom and used you to help me. I can't thank you enough for helping me keep fighting through this trial. May God continue to guide you in your work.