Friday, March 20, 2009

Been a While

Dear readers, it has been a while since I have been able to post, but I am glad to be back again!

I was hospitalized yet again from January 27th to February 4th for Migraines. I also had another set of cervical-spine injections as well as Botox injections in my neck/shoulder area. I have so much to share. It has been quite a long couple of months of being in bed and surviving pain. However, I think we may be onto something now. My Migraines are relenting and I'm starting to crawl out of my cave and stretch and appreciate the sunshine as opposed to run from it.

Look for more from me soon!


  1. Hi Kelly!
    I'm so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. And really glad to hear that you're having improvement since. I found your blog while you were away and was worried about you because of your last post and because I didn't see you on MMC - now I know why. I was praying for you, and was so happy to see you back on the board - and now back on your blog!

    I really hope you don't find me freakish for sharing scripture when we don't know each other well. I'm going to chance it, because I love Jesus, and when I am suffering it gives me great encouragement and hope to see in the Bible that my suffering may be helpful to others.

    You generously shared what you have learned (are learning) throughout your suffering, and I wanted to let you know in case you might find encouragement like I do. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (This is from the ESV) "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too."

    It was the first thing I thought of when I read your first post back to me on MMC. I didn't know where you'd been, but I thought you were coming back from a hard(er) place. And it meant a lot that you took time to comfort me in my "affliction" by sharing your time and your kindness. Thank you.

  2. Thank you *so* much for praying for me! I know that every prayer helps! I will praying for you too.

    I definitely don't find you freakish for wanting to share scripture! I think it is wonderful to hear what is encouraging to others. Scripture is another one of my "tools" in my toolbox. And God sustains me.

    Thank you so much for sharing the verses with me. It really touched me. I truly appreciate it.

    Thank you also for commenting. I have lots of ideas for upcoming posts, but sometimes I run out of energy to get to writing them.

    I do want to recommend a book to you. I hope to write about it soon. I recently (last week) finished it. Its called "Facing Pain, Finding Hope: A Physician Examines Pain, Faith, and the Healing Stories of Jesus" by Daniel Hurley. It was so encouraging and inspiring for me.


  3. Kelly,
    I have been reading your blog and postings on MMC. First because you were vocal about your Christian faith and second because we live in the same area. I recently read your post describing your doctor and was reassured because I have been seeing the same doctor the past year and have many of the same positive experiences you wrote about. Unfortunately after a year of treatment I am still really struggling.

    You also mentioned a book you were reading giving you hope and here I found that answer too. I just wanted to say your faith has been helpful to me. After a recent few quite times with God I really feel "it is Well with my soul" even though my human flesh and struggles are not well. I will look into the book your recommend.

    Will continue to keep you in prayers. God Bless!

  4. Lisa,
    Thank you so much for your comment. Truly, I cried. It means so much to me that God uses us despite our weaknesses and through our pain.

    I am so sorry to hear you are still struggling after a year. I know what it is like to watch the anniversary of when it got bad pass by. It is difficult. I am happy to hear that my post on MMC about our dr. was comforting to you. Even though it has been long and hard, I am so thankful he's on my team. It is nice to know someone else who sees him. That is so neat we live in the same area! :)

    The book I recommended by Daniel Hurley is one of two books that have really helped me over the last few months. Actually, the author of that book is someone who I see for my neck/back of the head pain. Our dr. referred me to him. At an appt., in passing he mentioned he talked about what we were talking about a book he wrote. Curious about it, I looked up his name on and saw the title.

    I couldn't help but praise God. The other book that meant a lot to me is by Henri Nouwen called "Life of the Beloved". I had to read this book in sections b/c there is so much to take in, but I also hope to touch on that in a blog.

    I will be praying for you too. Keep me updated on how you are, okay?