My name is Kelly Nobles, I'm 35, the wife of Eric for 14 years, mother to 4 daughters and follower of Christ. Welcome to a little piece of my life, my daily struggle of living with a DVT and all that comes with it! I am 13 months in the fight of my life. I just had my 7th surgical procedure. Over the next few months I will go back to the beginning of my battle and re-tell the story of where I was, where I am and finally where I hope to be. My heart is to be transparent and to help others. I hope to educate prevention but even more than that I would like to offer a gentle embrace to those affected by this silent killer. So welcome to my neck of the woods, may you be blessed!

Friday, May 20, 2011

In the World but not of it...Post 20 DVT Testimony

Its been a couple weeks since my last posting.  If you are just tuning in you may want to go back to the first posting to read the story in its entirety as I have shared my experience one posting at a time each building on where the previous left off.

So, now what?  What do the doctors say, what is the "world" saying about my health?  Here we go:  I have May Thurners Syndrome, scoliosis (genetic spine disorder that can lead to clots), not one but 2 gene mutations that cause clotting and resistance to blood thinning meds, veins that scar easily and produce scar tissue quickly.  The doctors say that my future contains, wearing compression stockings and taking Coumadin forever, high risk of future DVT"s, increased risk for developing pulmonary embolism, potential stroke and aneurysm risk, the current DVT will never dissolve completely and will be a permanent fixture in my leg, stents that I have in place will need to be replaced eventually, more surgeries, chronic pain and swelling and all of the above shall endure for the REST OF MY LIFE.  That completes the list but yet still not limited to just the things on the list (physicians disclaimer). 

So my list is extensive, but keep in mind it is a list designed by the World, but we all have a "list".  My question to you is this:  What is on your list?  I encourage you to do what I did.  Write every single thing the "world" says you are, have, have done, or will be on a sheet of paper.  Then hold it in both hands, take your dominant hand and move it to the top of the paper gripping it gently.  Proceed by ripping that list in as many pieces as possible, making sure not one word is recognizable!  Go ahead...I'll wait...I give you permission to thrown the pieces on the ground and do your happy dance right on it.  The Bible says the Enemy the "snake" or "head of the serpent of the enemy" is under our feet and that list is nothing more than the words and lies of the enemy...where is he again?  Lets hear it and say it till it gets down deep in your heart.  THE ENEMY IS UNDER MY FEET!

What does the Lord say you are?  The Bible says our God is the truth, He will never lie.  Jesus says you are His!  I am His, He says that we are loved, righteous and HEALED!

What is making you sick?  Do you have questions in your life?  Who are you agreeing with?  What are you taking possession of?  Do you have all the answers?  What's weighing you down?  What are you reaching out for?  What are you claiming?  Whose report do you believe?

I hope you have made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior but if you haven't; know that He is waiting with His Loving arms open to embrace you and call you His own.  I am here today and full of joy despite what the world has said because of Jesus Christ.   Don't waste another second reach out to Him, the Father, He's waiting. 

I will leave this chapter of my story with a song lyric that embodies where I am, my battle cry.  Even though I am still fighting to regain my complete and whole health I feel VICTORIOUS.  To feel victorious while you are still fighting is the best place to be and only possible with Jesus.  God has made my weakness strength because He has gone before me in this war.....

"This is my prayer in the harvest...when favor and providence flow.....I know I'm filled to be emptied again...this seed I've received I will sow....."

My story doesn't end here...there will be more to come..... 

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