Monday, October 11, 2010

Finally Free of the Mental, Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Straightjacket Every Patient Gets

(Hey guys, how's it going? Anyways, I'm sorry this took so long to post, but the pain in the fatigue alongside constant appointments kept me busy and useless. Now I'm regaining my fighting spirit and health, so I plan on writing more periodically. But, don't expect a post everyday. I'll try my best though. Any how, hope you enjoy and miss all of you. Your support is amazing and stunning. We are staying strong! Praise God!)


Freedom tastes so sweet it's almost indescribable. I savor it's flavor with extreme content; and I plan on not leaving drop of sapidity left. I am a glutton, I'll admit at least that much. But,after my second term of two weeks in the hospital my greed is justified, or at least in my mind it is. That's right I've finally escaped from M.D.Anderson. Today is currently my fourth day of liberation. Don't get me wrong though, it's a great place full of hope, but it's got some problems too. Such as, nurses and doctors with their constant checkups, bad scheduling, and uncomfortable furniture. All these things can accumulate and leave a person an empty shell of exhaustion and pain. The checkups always seem to come when your the most uncomfortable or just the opposite. Plus, they have a real knack for ruining your sleep. So forget a full, good nights of rest. Patience is the key to success in a hospital. All the bad scheduling, that changes like a torrent of raging whitewater, has taught us this. The final problem is the furniture. It's all so hard it feels as if the hospital received donations from Texas' most degraded prisons. They then bleach. Next, they proceeded to strap a fancy electronic that was theoretically supposed to "relieve pressure". YEAH RIGHT!!! This exquisite furniture left me with a bad back, which I'm still coping with eve now. So...if I ever find out the sadistic bastard's name who selected the hospital furniture I'll kill him. Also, along with all these troubles I've lost at least 20 lbs, which I a, slowly regaining. All of this doesn't matter though, because I am free; at least for now. Praise God!
Another occurrence that has taken place recently was my friend's and my family's visit to Lakewood Church which is run splendidly by Pastor Joel Olsteen. You might have seen it broadcasted on the tube. Any how, it sure was an experience let me tell you. Stepping into the ministry room of the church, I felt like a gladiator marching into The Colusseum in ancient Rome. The room swallows individuals with it size and sheer number of other those attending. The worship team was humungous at must of consisted of at least 40 people (Joey and our worship team is still better. It's about quality not quanity). Then Dodie Olsteen, Pastor Joel's mother who is also a cancer survivor, prayed over me and my friend, Ryan, who has had cancer twice and 12 surgeries now, (Keep him and his family in your prayers please). Mama Dodie's testimony was so amazing though, because her doctor's gave her four weeks and she pushed though. God is good!
The last major event that took place was my dad's and my attendance of the Titans' game versus Giants. It was my first live professional football game, live and in the stadium. It was amazing and I enjoyed the game. We had pretty good seats: 3rd floor and in the handicap spot so no one was blocking our view. The only downside was the Texans couldn't play offensively or defensively. It was ok though, because I'm a Broncos fan anyways.
This might not seem like a major occurrence to you, but to me it's monumental. I got my first shower in a month. Stop, stop don't freak out I've been taking sponge baths by myself. So I've been clean, but it's not the same. Anyways that shower was a gift sent from God on high.

9 comments:

  1. Kyler....
    Thanks for the update!!! You always find GOD in everything!!! You are constantly in my prayers as well as many others. Stay focused on God and getting well.
    Love,
    Mrs. Raffail

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  2. Kyler, what an amazing young man you are. Your faith and strength is an inspiration and testimony to so many.
    We are praying for you and your family over at the Well.
    Although we have not had the pleasure of meeting face to face through my children, Reggie, Jordan, Jerah and Chelsea I feel like I know you well.
    Continue to look to the hills from where your help comes from, for surely your help comes from the Lord!

    Praying,
    TonyR

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  3. Happy for your moments of "freedom." We pray for you continually, and my 4 yr old boy prays earnestly for you, too! God is good!!

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  4. We love you sweet boy and are constantly keeping you in our prayers....so tell me what would you like me to send in the way of a "care package" to help you regain some of that weight?:)

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  5. Oh Kyler! still using that language of yours(; i'm glad you're making the most out of this experience, love you best friend; stay strong<3 (:

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  6. Psalm 118:5
    In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.

    -I love you <3

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  7. You are the most inspirational person i have ever encountered. We have never met, but your story brings me to tears, for the optimism you have, and the peace you find in the Lord. so truly amazing. I am so incredibly blessed to have come across your posting. Never even meeting you, you make me a stronger person. I am going to stay updated on your condition, i am so excited to see you improving, winning this battle. God has broken my heart for you, and i am amazed by the way you have conducted your situation; your outlook is truly inspirational. You and your family will always be in my prayers.
    Walk by Faith, not by sight:)

    In Christ,
    Lauren Nolan

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  8. I have never met you but we are part of the same family at Cornerstone. I just want you to know you are in our daily prayers!! You are an amazing and inspirational young man!! I have a son and daughter in the high school group at our church & I know for sure that your strength and solid faith have inspired them to want to be closed to the Lord!! Thank you for being such an open book through all of this- the Lord is using you to draw other nearer to HIM!! GOD BLESS YOU, SWEETIE!! STAY STRONG!!!!

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  9. Hey there Kyler, It's Michelle Rohl-Justice a.k.a. "Shelby's Mom and the lady who used to work at CornerStone's front desk and likes to sing." That's a heck of a title, eh? What's the latest with you? I have been hearing about Captain Crunch and that makes me smile. I think about you several times a day and stop to pray and visualize you strong and healthy, laughing and now...eating Captain Crunch! I picture Jesus taking on your pain for you, I see him absorbing it into his being and regenerating and replacing your organs and tissue and every cell of your being with health and strength and POWER!!! I can't wait till I get to see you in person again. I hope you have a big celebration at CornerStone soon, so we can all love on you, like mama's like to do to our young ones. You are a miracle, hang in there and know that some random people in your life can't stop thinking about you and praying for you and wishing you and your whole family all health and wellness. Many, MEGA Blessings - Michelle

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