Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Whew! A lot has happened since that last post. I did get the results of all of that bloodwork, and I have autoimmune hepatitis. The doc believes that I have had it for some time. So, there we have it...nothing I can really do about it.

As most of you know, the entire first semester of school I was very, very sick. I finally went on family medical leave to give myself some much needed rest, and to allow the library to have a substitute when I was out, which has been a lot. Of course, the sicker I got, the more Steve and I prayed that the Lord would give us a solution to this problem or heal me completely. He did give us a solution, and that was to move--quite rapidly!

A church contacted Steve and moved unusually fast to get him voted in and moved so that he could start at the beginning of January. We have been here two weeks, but in some ways it feels like a lifetime. I quit my job, leaving behind not only people I loved, but my insurance and salary as well. The church made concessions that were certainly a God thing that allowed us to come. His hand has been all over this! We are excited about the possibilities here, and it has given me the rest I need to get well. My stomach issues are almost gone.

 I've lost 60 pounds, with a good bit more to go, but I'm so proud of that accomplishment I could bust! I hope to start taking daily walks when the weather warms up a little. It has been bitterly cold, and the one symptom I have from my liver disease is that I can't get warm. I wear gloves in the house, y'all! If you have known me a while, you know that I have always been very hot-natured. No longer, I'm actually ready for some warmer weather.

We are excited about what the future holds. I'll be getting back to my posts about the stages of grief soon. It feels good to write again.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21