Dealing with Sickness

I haven’t been on here, for a little while, because I started to feel sick. It started out with a sinus infection, which wasn’t improving. I went to medpoint, the doctor prescribed antibiotics.

These are not the normal amoxicillin. These antibiotics will wipe out everything in its path. I downed these “horse pills” as Eddie called them, with kefir. I started feeling better, little by little.

By the beginning of the next week, I was feeling pretty good. I went to church on Sunday and had a really great time. We sang and listened to different missionaries speak. We were sending out our own missionary family so it was happy and sad. We stayed for a carry in lunch after and that was a lot of fun. I talked and laughed with my wonderful friend Liz. It was so good to see everyone!

This is were I struggle the most. I want to be a part of our church family, as much, as possible. I feel that, every time I take one step forward, I take two steps back. My throat started hurting in the middle of the week. By Wednesday, I felt like I had strep throat, and it hurt very much.

I went to medpoint again. The doctor, nurse, and myself all thought it was strep throat, but the step test came back negative. She did another test that was negative. So the diagnosis was viral pharyngitis. Recoup with rest and fluids.   

Then the infection tried to spread down, into my lungs, but I’m diligent with removing, as much mucous, as I can. I will spare you the colors that came out of my lungs. So, were else can it spread…to my ears. I hadn’t had an ear infection since I was a kid. My ears were hurting, and pumping like someone playing a drum. I took over the counter medicine, and my emergency inhaler to help keep my lungs clear.

So today, I’m feeling a little better, my ear isn’t hurting so much. I just can’t hear very well. My head feels stuffed and sound is muffled to me. I was down for the count because I had a heavy dose of fibromyalgia pain today, as well.

I told Eddie, the sickness and the fibro are a good, one, two, punch. And I’m down for the count. I slept most of the day. It is hard to not feel guilty when I’m not up cleaning the house, working on projects, or cooking dinner.

# I have to remind myself I need to rest.

# I need to remember to drink plenty of fluids.

# Even if I sleep all day, my body needed the sleep to help recover.

#Don’t push myself too far.

#Don’t have false guilt.

Most of all, when I was awake, I prayed to my precious Lord Jesus Christ. He is always with me, and he understands the pain I’m going through. He has assigned my trials to me to mold me into His image. And in this I rejoice!

And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.
Jeremiah 18:4 ESV

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