Some of you may know that for over 8 years I've been disabled. I kind of have to "dance around" the "why", due to legal issues..but folks on the forum are able to read between the lines. For years the doctors were mystified as to what caused the horrendous pain in my right leg, as well as a myriad of other symptoms. ( elevation of protein in my spinal fluid, bouts of optic neuritis, trips to the ER with abdominal pain, dizziness). They thought perhaps I had some weird form of Multiple Sclerosis, but the brain MRI's were always "inconclusive". The only time that I'd have symptoms disappear, or get better was when we'd move and eat out for a few weeks until our household goods were unpacked. Then once again, I'd begin to get very sick. I cannot possibly post ALL of the details..it would take a book. Suffice it to say that through a series of events 2 years ago, it became necessary to leave my husband and stay at a shelter for women. Much to my surprise, even though I had bladder cancer at that time, I began to improve health-wise and improve rapidly. Over the course of 6 months it became obvious that strange as it seemed, the more time that went by the less symptoms I had. I saw a toxicologist. I was stunned by his diagnosis...so much so that I saw another one for a second opinion a few months later...same diagnosis. I managed to contact the wife before me..she had been through the same thing. I was staggered. THIS was like living in a movie..a bad movie. How could this be real? Over the last two years all of the symptoms have gone away except the nerve damage pain in my right leg. "toxic Neuropathy". Nerve damage caused by ingesting a toxic substance over a course of 8 years..unknowingly. Last week, a good friend of mine decided that "enough was enough" and specifically prayed her heart out for ME. She prayed that the Lord would take away the pain which was caused by evil intentions. My Doctor switched meds last week and started me on a new drug..Lyrica. As of yesterday morning, for the first time in more than 8 years, I had no pain in my right leg..just a slight "soreness". The pain used to be like having someone jab an ice pick into my leg 24/7 without ceasing. Now that is gone..Unbelievers would say that it is merely the new drug. If not for my faith, I would have killed myself 2 years ago after finding out why I was sick, nevermind the pain..I FIRMLY believe that the drug IS answered prayer, plus direct healing from God as a result of my friend's prayers for me. Praise God for His infinite mercy and goodness..and I posted this so that those other folks who suffer from chronic pain would have hope. I have no more knowledge than anybody else does why God choses to answer prayer more dramatically at times than at other times..I'm clueless..yet prayer IS always answered. I look forward to donating this powerchair to somebody else!!