Friday, September 12, 2014


When do we trust a prognosis from a doctor? My husband has a neurological disease which impairs his mobility and takes away his strength bit by bit. The last time we went to see the neurologist he told us that he would give my husband six to nine months to live. We better prepare our future, according to him. We were stunned with this verdict. It was like a death sentence. This happened 2 1/2 months ago. Should we believe this doctor? We have heard over and over from other people that you can not trust a prognosis, because the doctors have been wrong so many times. We know now that if we make it till the new year we have broken the six months. If we make it till his 85th birthday the end of next March, we have broken the nine months prognosis.
However we refused to live that way. We are blessed every morning when we wake up and still have breakfast together. We are happy that we can still be together in our home. We know that God is in control and we will accept His prognosis for our life. Our future is secured, we know that Heaven  is waiting and we can still enjoy peace and rest together. We are still so blessed knowing Who is in charge and Who we can trust.
The doctor could be right or wrong. We do not care, but just live one day at a time and enjoy each other.


Loretta Bouillon said...

Thanks for letting me know about your post on Inscribe. What a wonderful message! Prayers are with you and your husband. Blessings, Loretta Bouillon

Bobbi Junior said...

I'm so glad you and your husband know that one day, this day, is the blessing the Lord has provided to each of us, regardless of prognosis, headlines, or anything else..

It's such an important message to spread, Addy. I hope many read your post and understand that!


Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you ladies for your comforting response.

Melanie Fischer said...

What a beautiful example of Faith you and your husband are Addy! Thank you for sharing this Faith with your readers. May those who are facing similar prognoses be escorted by the Lord to your blog. May these readers be blessed by your testimony of peace and trust in such a time as this!

May you be abundantly blessed!

Marcia Laycock said...

Great perspective, Addy! :)

Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you ladies. We'll give God the glory .

Mary Waind said...

Lord bless you two, Addy, as you rejoice in each day our Lord has made.