Monday, March 28, 2011

A True Toe Tale...

The following pictures should not be viewed by those who are faint of heart.

"Once upon a time, in a faraway land..."

This is how my tale beginnings.

Two years ago I found that I had a wart growing on the bottom of my left toe.  This did not come as a great surprise to me being that I happen to be "wart pron" (perhaps the wonderful urge to run barefoot!?), but nevertheless, I thought I would disappear and life would be the same.

I was wrong.

A few months ago I looked at it again and saw that it had double in size and  spread to the other foot.  Okay, we needed to do something about it.  Now I couldn't run barefoot or wear flip-flops!

Yes, that's what it looked like! 
 I thought it was bad until... oops!  I'm getting ahead of myself!

So we finally decided it best to go to a podiatrist.

That was... a bad mistake!

A few days later, my foot looked like this:
That is actually my foot! 

The bottom looked like this:
Ow!  Yes, it did hurt!  In fact I couldn't walk (normally) for a week!

My entire foot swelled up...


After a very painful couple of weeks, I looked at my foot to see that my wart was gone!!!

Or so I thought.

A few weeks later, I examined my foot to see:
What?!  My wart was suppose to be gone!  Not big, huge, and ugly like this!
(Go back to the first picture.)

My toe continued to have this growth on it... and we didn't know what to do.
(I said I would never go back to that podiatrist!)

I don't know what would have happened if my Mother hadn't said to try putting us that if we put Manuka honey on it.  Supposedly it would go away.
I must admit: I was skeptical.  Very skeptical.
The doctor didn't work, why would this?

Thankfully, I was wrong.

Well, at first the wart didn't look like it was getting any better.  In fact, it looked worse.

Now I was really skeptical.

Was this ever going to get better?

But we stuck with the idea and one day, I looked at my foot to find....

That's right!  A week or two later, the Manuka honey had cleared everything up!
The only thing that is left is a scar and... a bad memory!

Anyway, it really made me think.  Here we try to come up with new methods to heal problems when sometimes we don't even look at the resources God has given us!
God has designed our world with wonderful and amazing assets that will promote our health and well being.  But often times, we are too skeptical (yes, that's me!) to use these resources.  Sometimes the Professionals aren't even needed.  In other words, God is the best Doctor!

To sum it up, I am very thankful that my Mother came up with this wonderful idea in the first place!
Whew!  No more warts!
Our God is an awesome God!

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Shiloh said...

Judah says: "Shiloh is that Bethany's toe?" "Delete that picture!"

Mikell said...

Wow! What a toe tale! I must admit I very glad that I did not happen to be eating when I saw this post...:) Who would've guessed both the results of seeing the doctor or of using honey! Glad the tale ended "happily ever after!":)

Kait Palmer said...

I have heard some amazing stories about that kind of honey! In one study in India, people who were treated for severe burns with honey had faster healing rates and less scarring than "modern" methods. Truly we serve an awesome God who provides us with everything!
(oh yeah, and thankfully I'm not squeamish!)

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

@ Mikell: Whew! If I had known, I would have said, "don't eat while viewing this post!" :)

@ Kait: That is very interesting!

I will never forget Eden saying, "Ewww! Bethany get your "warty" toes away from me!"


Cochran Family said...

Ouch!! I'm so glad your toe is better Bethany!!! That's really neat how the honey took care of it!!!

Thanks to Shiloh too for entering our giveaway. I'll have to do another one after we harvest this year. :)

God bless you all!


Trisha said...

Visiting from Amy's, and wow..what a difference. Thanks for the tip about the honey!