Thursday, February 27, 2014

What Can I Say?

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've been telling you about my health issues.

One thing I'd like to say, is that I feel badly that I've discussed so much about my health situation.  It certainly isn't what I'd like to talk about, with you.

If I had my way, my focus would be on other things.

However, I do not have control over anything in my life.  God does.  And, His will is always done.

Just so you know, I began feeling ill when I awoke Monday morning.  My head ached and I felt not well, at all. 

By bedtime, I was not feeling well, again.  It seemed that every part of my body that had been injured previously, was hurting. 

When I awoke Tuesday, I once again felt horrible.  My head ached and I felt not well.  Of course, my body was hurting, as well.

After a couple of hours, I felt improved.  And, as you know my daughter P, drove over and picked me up, so I could have dinner and celebrate my grandson, N's birthday.

On our way across town, I began feeling chilled.  In fact, by the time we arrived at P's home, I didn't take off my coat.  I wore it throughout our visit.

No, it wasn't cool at P's home.  In fact, one of my grandsons was wearing a t-shirt, because it was so warm.  I just didn't feel well, once again.

My pain had increased.  By the time we were enjoying dinner, I felt nauseous.  So much so, that I only had two (2) bites of my meal. 

The same thing happened with N's birthday cake.  After two (2) tiny bites, I requested a lunch bag, to take it home with me. 

So, when we left P's to head to my apartment, I had a full meal with me!

By about 10:00 p.m., I felt improved and ate my dinner.  But, I froze the birthday cake.

When I went to bed, my pain had returned.  In fact, I was hurting badly in those areas of my body that had been damaged, previously. 

Every joint and muscle also hurt.

The pain was so very bad, that I could hardly even lay down.  After a few minutes, I was in so much back pain, and neck pain, and more, that I had to get up.

It hurt to walk.

I went to sit in my recliner chair.  After a few minutes, the pain was so bad, that I could no longer sit, either.

This went on throughout most of the night.  The pain finally let up a little, about 5:30 a.m.  I managed to have less than three (3) hours sleep.

When I awoke yesterday, I was once again not feeling well.

However, as the day wore on, my pain decreased.  By bedtime, my pain had diminished, but was still there.  I praise God I received about 4 1/2 hours sleep!

I began thinking maybe I had been affected by someone who had been sick with something contagious, at the waiting room of the hospital's emergency room (ER).  After all, I ended up spending more than nine and a half (9 1/2) hours, amongst sick people.

After speaking about this with my nurse, she let me know that she thought I have been having flu-like symptoms.

Thinking that maybe I contracted a flu, or something, made me feel really badly.  After all, I sat there with an open incision, in pain, having to sit up straight that causes me even more pain.  Surrounded by many sickly people.

Believe me when I say I prayed, and prayed, and prayed that God would relieve my pain and heal me.  After all, I am His child.  And, I trust Him.  He is my God.

A Bible verse came to mind.  It was Romans 8:31, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

How wonderful it is to know that I am loved by God.  Even if I am suffering... in what seems to be, many ways.

He's there for me and all who are saved.  He made many promises to us.  For this, I am thankful!

He's far more powerful and has more control than anyone here on earth.  I realize that nothing anyone does to me in a negative manner, is controlled by Him.

Yes, He may allow us to go through circumstances that we would not enjoy going through.  But, He is definitely in control.  And, uses each trial for good, at some point in our lives.

Just so you know, if I feel badly for much longer, I may have to return to the hospital's ER.  At least, that is what my nurse told me.

If this were to happen, I don't know if I may be allowed to return home.  In any case, I'm trusting God for this.  And, for everything in my life.

So, if you don't see postings from me, here on LwL, you'll understand why.  Hopefully, this won't happen.  Only time will tell.

Again, I would like to thank you for continued prayer.  May God bless you!

Until next time...

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