It has been a while since I posted and may be a while until I can again. And I felt you all deserved to know.
Sometimes we all must take a break from the things that we love and though this is not my choice to break from blogging/being online, I have had to do it. There is a season for everything. I have found blogging and becoming an advocate for those with Migraine and chronic illness to be a passion and part of my purpose. Even so, I trust God will bring me back to it in his timing.
I am not well. I will refer you to my last post if you need to refresh your memory.
I have nothing to give anyone right now and that greatly saddens me as I care so deeply for all of you and desire to be supportive and reaching out to you. But
I hope that my loved ones, my friends, my chronic illness buddies and you my readers will
understand I must put myself and my health first. Actually, my body isn't really giving me a choice in the matter. This said, know I keep a journal of your names and pray for you daily. Even if you've only written me once. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I will be going to Mayo Clinic for a very thorough evaluation in a couple weeks. So far my stay will be eight days not including two travel days but it could be extended. Most days are filled with appointments and testing. I received the schedule in the mail and was told that more testing/appointments may be added once I talk with the physician that will quarterback my care. In fact, I know there will be more added. I am not anxious, nervous or scared and am thankful. I am simply looking forward to going to a place where I know they will give me answers one way or another.
With God's grace, strength and support I get through each day. However, the days are long and difficult.
George or myself will be updating my personal CarePages during our time
at Mayo. Please email me if you are interested in following those
I am grateful for many things in my life including you all and I daily think on them. I've even written a list of things I am grateful for which is posted on the wall that I keep adding to. I am determined to choose joy even though there is much suffering. There may be clouds overhead, but I know that the sun is behind them...no matter how long this storm lasts, the sun will come out eventually.
I leave you with a song that means a lot to my family and George and me. It is one I grew up with as my dad played it often. It was one of several songs he put on a CD just after I was disabled by Migraine disease to cheer me up. It is a song that is meaningful to my whole family because of the memories it brings. It is especially special to George and I and we sing to each other often...especially on bad days.
By Crosby, Still, Nash and Young: "Our House".
I wish you all Grace and Peace,