April 22, 2012

Just a quick update today. I was talking to a friend last week, and with concern he said he heard I’d been having a lot of trouble and struggling a lot lately. Well, technically, yes. Let me set it straight: it’s not the cancer. In fact, I’ve been saying cancer schmancer a lot lately. The face is I’ve had a recurrence of Meniere’s Disease, which is extreme vertigo. I had it several years ago and unfortunately it’s come back with a vengeance. Probably partly my fault, I have been careless watching my salt intake, plus some stressful situations and letting myself get too tired at times. Salt is a major culprit in this thing, and I think stress is also a major contributor. Anyway, I’ve had about 7 attacks in the last couple of months. It does knock you flat for a day, at least, but it’s just something I have to deal with. The last attacks have been less severe (in other words, not sick to my stomach), but I still have to just lie down and cover my eyes until it passes. Yep, I’m the life of the party! I’m going to an Ear Nose Throat dr. soon. Calling to make an appointment tomorrow. It could be allergies, since it’s been an extremely bad spring. Whatever, this, too, shall pass. I just hope it doesn’t hit when I’m behind the wheel. Seriously.

Otherwise, I’m doing well. Mike, however, has hurt his back somehow. The dr. tried prednisone, and it did no good. Next is an x-ray to see what’s going on in there. Pinched nerve, bulging disc; those are a couple of the possibilities he faces. He really hobbles, and I feel so, so bad for him. He is in a lot of pain and discomfort. But true to form his biggest concern? The dog hasn’t had a walk in 2 weeks. priorities………………. Loves his baby. Just pray it can be corrected fairly easily. He is truly miserable.

Well, as I said, this is a quick check in. I just really wanted to let everyone know the truth of what’s going on. I’m sure the frequent absences have caused questions lately. 🙂

Meanwhile, congratulations to all the volunteers honored during National Volunteer Week, especially my “sister,” Felicia Bland. 🙂 Last week was a very special week for everyone.

Prayers to my friend Liz Lyon, who begins a new round of chemo, and prayers to the Lowes, whose baby needs a heart transplant. And prayers for Adam, Courtney and our church family in tough times.

Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.