Real, Raw and Rising. Anecdote 2.

By the time Dr, K. sent me home, I knew something more than a pinched nerve or a vitamin deficiency was causing my numbness/tingling. But, insurance wouldn't approve an MRI for 5 days and there was nothing the Doctor could do for me without more information.

As I was leaving, I called my husband and asked if he could take care of kids. (You know, picking them up from school, taking them to sports, etc.) As soon as I got home, I plopped myself into bed and fell into a very anxious sleep.

Waking up a few hours later, I immediately noticed that the right side of my face and neck were now numb/tingly. Swallowing felt like numerous road blocks had been set up on the right side of my throat not letting things pass, while the left side of my throat worked overtime to keep me from choking.

I'm not a person to run to the doctor for every little thing. I had been told i had to wait for insurance to approve the MRI. I had been told that, even if I went to the ER they wouldn't be able to do that type of test without insurance approving it first. I kept telling myself, there is nothing the doctors can do.

But a little thought in my head told me to get another opinion.

I have 4 sisters. Why I chose this sister to text, I honestly have no idea. I had been messaging another sister all that day. But, for reasons unknown, this is the one I sent the message to.

This was exactly what i needed to hear, in a way I needed to hear it. I called my husband and told him I needed to go to the ER. He was with kids at soccer but pulled them out and ran home to me. Then I called a good friend telling her. "I have to run to the ER. I can't tell you right now what's going on but can you come get my kids. I'll text you on my way." I left my kids, knowing my friend would be there soon and headed to the ER.

Looking back, I believe in inspiration from God. I believe he speaks in the way we need to listen. On this day, everything was said in a way I needed to hear it.