Follow by Email

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

As many of you may know, I had to interupt my mission in Mendoza, Argentina on the 20th of May due to severe pain in my hips and lower back and had to come home to get MRI's, see doctors and medical specialists. These past few months have been some of the toughest months I've had in a while. Since I have been home, I have visited several doctors and participated in a lot of physical therapy. Unfortunately, not one of these doctors could give me a clear definite answer to my problem. It was very frustrating never getting an answer to what was wrong with my body. 

Not receiving a quick answer really started to affect me emotionally. I felt like everyone was thinking that this is just some problem I made up and I was just lying to get out of the mission. But thanks to a lot of temple attendance, prayer, and fasting, we were able to finally find the right doctor with the right answer just this past week. I will be having surgery on my hip joint next week, August 14th. I am looking forward to finally recover and getting back on my feet so I can return to my beloved mission/home in Mendoza, Argentina. Thank you all for your love, support and prayers. I love you all. I will keep you updated.

Mattias

Salt Lake City Airport, May 20th 2015