Leg pain healed

Early in 2008, I found I was sometimes unable to walk without intense pain in one of my legs. My job at that time required frequent brisk walks, sometimes pulling or pushing a heavy cart of equipment and supplies as part of a major office move. This sudden pain would happen several times a day. There wasn’t time to take a lot of rest breaks—I had to keep going if deadlines were to be met. But I certainly began to address the situation with prayer, both in my own time and on the job as I was walking. The pain would ease, but then would return.

Several co-workers offered sympathy and sometimes suggestions for helping the situation as it appeared to them. One morning, a total stranger came up to me as I was walking uncomfortably to work, and told me about a massage treatment she planned to try since she had the same challenge. It was a nice example of caring, and I appreciated it. It was interesting to me that no two people came up with the same name for the problem or the same fix. I tried wearing different shoes and adjusting my office chair for more comfort, but neither of these helped.

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