I figure if I am going to be on the internet in a cervical neck collar, I might as well show you the fun I had with it. When you have 6 weeks of not being able to do anything but let your spine heal…you get real bored and antsy. I thought it might be fun to do some side by sides. I did this in July of 2016 during my recovery from spinal fusion surgery. I just might have sent it as a thank you card to my surgeons office. I figured that if I saw the humor in it, they would probably see the humor in it as well. Thankfully they did and no one committed me to a mental institution.
My face has swirled the internet over the last 4 days, with nearly 7 million hits to my blog post about Fluoroquinolones, titled “This antibiotic will ruin you.” Found here https://mountainsandmustardseedssite.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/this-antibiotic-will-ruin-you/ . This is just unbelievable to me. You guys, I couldn’t have done this on purpose if I had tried. My best effort, would never have gotten this far. I have dreamed about the word getting out there, but I never thought I myself would get the chance to make a big enough impact. God did this. He has a purpose.
I have been answering thousands of emails and thousands of comments. I open each email and read it and I read every single comment. I desperately wish I could answer each one individually. It’s impossible. I went from being a mom and a wife, to being …I don’t even know what you call this? Haha! I have no idea what I’m doing. I have had a couple contacts from news channels who are interested in possible interviews and a radio channel contacted me today. They aren’t local, so I suppose we will see.
I have to tell you that the moment I found out that Snopes had gotten a hold of my article and deemed the information I shared as “True,”I pretty much did a crippled happy dance. Here it is if you didn’t get a chance to see it. http://www.snopes.com/fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-tendon-damage/ . The article…not the crippled happy dance Haha! I figure that even if no one believes my personal story, at least they can believe the links. I know there are just some that can’t be helped or who are purposely trying to make my article sound bogus, but the research, FDA warning, and scientific studies, seem to be enough for those who are open to checking it out for themselves. I get some real satisfaction in reposting the Snopes article repeatedly for the nay sayers.
Last night it hit me. I’ve been up late answering messages all week long. I was exhausted. I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with how many of us who have been hit by the Fluoroquinolone meteor, the volume of comments I will never be able to answer, the questions, and the trolls that seek to discourage, defame and discredit. I was feeling the burden of the volume that I feel on my shoulders. I got ready to go to church for our Wednesday night service and I was feeling heavy. I had been praying to God for help with this and help me in my human frailty. I walked into church and the opening song was the one I posted below. If Jesus Goes With Me. We began singing and the words gripped my heart. I started to feel this comfort flood me. God was talking and I was all ears. By the time the song ended, I was reminded of my most important purpose above all. To follow. Follow where God leads. If God is leading me to this, He will be leading me through this. Okay God. Here we go.
As I went to bed, I pulled up my Bible app reminder scripture and it was:
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Well okay. Let’s do good unto all men. Let’s keep spreading the word.