I’m writing this post as we climb to an altitude of 57,000′ (totally made that number up) on our last flight to Dallas. This has been an incredibly rough journey over the last several weeks. Jennifer is pushing through day 26 of a brutal migraine battle. This has been the single longest battle in her war with migraines. For over 6 years, she has had 2-3 migraines a month last 1-2 days. Jennifer has tried almost every prescription, diet, exercise, relaxation technique known to man. We have prayed, fasted and believed God for a miracle. Herbal teas, acupuncture, chiropractic, supplements, cleanses, caffeine, no caffeine, chocolate, no chocolate. With all the tests, treatments and prayer the battles became more intense and began to last longer and longer. The last 3-4 months have been filled with migraines much more frequently (15-20 times each month).
Over these past 4 weeks, we have found ourselves in doctor’s offices, the emergency room and finally a 5 day stay at the luxurious Duke University Hospital under the care of a leading migraine doctor. None of these have been helpful. So, we have continued to fast, pray, believe and trust that God has a plan.
Because of the intensity of this battle, Jennifer has taken a leave of absence and has been pretty much confined to a darkened bedroom. But, our faith is still strong.
While in the hospital at Duke, I received a call from Jennifer’s mom, Kaye, in Dallas. Through a divine appointment, God connected Kaye with a prayer partner working with another one of the nation’s leading migraine experts. Dr. Reed was recently featured on an episode of the Doctors talking about a revolutionary surgical procedure that has seen miraculous results. After talking with multiple people in Dr. Reed’s office, it appears as if Jennifer may be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
So, today we find ourselves on a plane heading into uncharted territory. Our insurance is not approved yet. What we know today is that it may take another 4-5 weeks to do all the testing, insurance approvals and other arrangements before the final procedure. After meeting with doctors tonight and tomorrow, we will have a better understanding of what is in store for us.
My dad taught me to never give up. We do not play 9 inning ball games or fight 10 rounds. We play until we win. We fight until we are victorious. And we pray until we see the miracle. So, that is what we will do.
Thank you all for praying for us. Thank you for the cards, texts, emails, Facebook messages, meals, errands and encouragement. We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many family, friends and intercessors around the world. The McGees are incredibly grateful.
Stay tuned as we share more of our miraculous journey of faith, hope and healing.