The scorecard today reads:
Julie, 1 less.
What? This is the 14th time I’ve discharged a worm after a medical treatment and frankly, I’m grossed out to the max. I thought Lyme Disease was bad enough. Nope. There’s parasites too. Eeeeeeeeek! Better out than in, eh? This one was complete. Hopefully the last, and grandaddy of them all.
Well, you chose to read this after the title noted above so sorry to gross you out. May I kindly emphasize the importance of rinsing your fruits and vegetables before eating them? Yup, that’s a primary place from which they get into our bodies. And you can’t see them or their eggs most of the time. Just wash, k?
The other bad news is a video that I watched about Christa and Justin: her battle with Lyme Disease and related infections. I cried through much of it. I’ve had the episodes depicted here virtually every day in some form or another for the past 6 months. Gratefully mine had breaks and meds helped the pain some. Only been to the ER once not 18 times like Christa and the intensity of my journey has been just under a year not almost 4 years like Christa. When the breaks come, life is sweeter than most can imagine.
I encourage you to watch the entire movie to really get how someone overcomes chronic illness. It takes a faith in Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to cope with the hell that is your life. My husband Steve is like Justin. I am blessed beyond measure to have his love and devotion at this time. He is Jesus with skin on when my faith is weak. If he wasn’t here, I’d trust in my Heavenly Husband just the same.
Also there’s something good: I’ve had 2 days in a row with breaks in symptoms. There have been over 8 hours each day with very little nausea and headaches; the seizure-like tics were of short duration and mostly just when falling asleep, maybe a zip waking up. This is significant! Started a new muscle relaxant at bedtime 3 nights ago. Wow, Lord. Thank you! And thank you to my LLMD who keeps trying to help me. Must be tough on you too. So I had some fun yesterday and today buying some new supplies to make hemp jewelry. Even seting up a little space in our home office as a workspace/studio. Wow, Lord. Thank you! May I humbly submit the following to dedicate this space?
1 Peter 4:10
New International Version (NIV)
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Don’t know what tomorrow will bring . . . Sometimes I’m afraid to go to bed for fear of what the next moment will bring. In the end, I trust in my Lord and Savior.
It’s 2:11 a.m. so I’m going to take my supplements, meds and go to bed. Maybe I can create something new tomorrow withredpaintedbeadsflankedby3glassbeadsstrungonbrownhempinalovelylongnecklacejustlikethe magazinethattheladyatMichaelsshowedmeyesterdayevening . . . This is my mind not on drugs but in “the zone.”
Yeah, I better sleep first! :J