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.