Life Lately

I know it’s not uncommon for me to blog erratically, but this most recent blogging break was unplanned yet necessary. To give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, I present you with this picture:

Yes, I’ve been sick, sicker than I’ve ever been in my life. It all started with some digestive issues a little over 2 weeks ago, then progressed to a tenacious fever and aches and chills and abdominal pain a little over 1 week ago. Then last Tuesday I had a CT scan of my abdomen which revealed that my colon is inflamed (something I didn’t even know the colon could be). I started a couple of antibiotics and a pain medication, and here it is almost a week later, and I am still sick. I have made improvements for sure, but I have spent most of the past week feeling as though I were on death’s door. No energy. No appetite. No strength. Stephen has practically been a single parent the past week, and I am grateful to my parents for watching Charlotte over the weekend so he could get a break. He has been an amazing source of support through this. I don’t know what I would do without him.

It’s hard to believe that I can go from running 4 miles one day to feeling as though I’ll never run again, but that’s currently how I feel. I have an appointment with a GI specialist on November 7, and I am hoping to  have more answers after that appointment. One of the doctors thinks I might have Crohn’s, which I am praying is not true, but we will have to wait and see.

Anyway, I felt like I needed to explain why the blog has been so silent. Please pray for me and my family, as this has been quite a challenge. I am finding comfort in God’s sovereignty and know that He will work through this situation for His glory.

6 thoughts on “Life Lately

  1. Erin, I'm so, so sorry. This sounds absolutely terrible. I will absolutely be praying for all three of you – and especially for your health to be renewed. I will also be praying you do not have Crohn's. I am sure you are at the point where you are just so eager to feel well again. 😦

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