"Tychicus will tell you everything." Ephesians 6:21

March 13th, 2018 by Dennis Fuqua

One year ago, today

I will probably always remember the date, March 13, 2017.  It is one of those days that will live on in (my own personal) infamy.

I had experienced some pain under my left arm and then, as days passed, all around my ribcage for just over a month.  Until now, it was mostly at night and mostly pretty managable.

I was just wrapping up my role as Interim Pastor at Hockinson Community Church.  In fact, I preached my last scheduled sermon on March 12th.  No problem preaching.  It went fine.  And the rest of the day was good as well.  Our youngest son, Joe, was with us for the weekend.  We enjoyed a good day together.  I went to bed that Sunday, got into a comfortabe position, waited for the pain to diminish, and went to sleep.

But Monday was different.   Even though this pain had been around for several weeks, it was now happening during the day.  And it was much more severe than it had been.  This was the first day of (what I now call) “my incapacitation.”  That incapacitation lasted for about 6 months in one form or another.

You can read the “Blow by Blow” further down in this blog.

But today, one year later…  I am rejoicing!  No residue, no pain, no problem!  I don’t take my health for granted.  Every day I am thankful for the health He has given me and seek to use it to bring Him more glory!

Thank you, Tychicus

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One Response to “One year ago, today”
  1. Steven Rosier says

    Amazing journey you were on! Thank God for His mercy!

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