We had our patient in Rheuma today named JDR. His story is one of those noteworthy and life-changing albeit common stories we read on articles or watched on TV. Why I am writing this entry is because he is my first encounter with people who had a hundred-eighty-degree turn from their dark past. I learned that from his psychosocial history of illicit drugs use, alcoholism, and cigarette smoking. Everything started to change to when he started to feel the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory disease of the spine causing immobility. When we were talking to him, I was also trying to visualize how he was way back his younger years when his life was a mess, how he was prone to commit crimes and how he was being reined back to the right path by his loved ones.
God saved him. That is more obvious when he shared to us in a comfortable manner that Jesus was his source of his disposition.
The above title is not meant to make fun of his hyperextended neck. It is more of telling us to have a positive outlook in life.