Thursday, March 19, 2009

...everything's going my way..

Ok, ok, so EVERY thing might be an exaggeration but A LOT more than anytime in recent memory and I am thoroughly enjoying it!

First, I went back to the "good" Dr. in Chattanooga on Monday and got THE BEST report! I know most people wouldn't consider a virus that is most commonly found in dogs really good news but it is AWESOME compared to the alternative!!! I have parvo. It's not the same strain as dogs get, but a cousin to it and Fifths disease that kids get. He said I wouldn't have had to go through all the misdiagnosis probably if I didn't work third. But one of the major complaints should have been lethargy and always being tired. Well, obviously I didn't complain of that because that is EVERY day with ANY one who works third or two jobs, especially if you do both! The great news is that most patients have NO arthritic symptoms after a year!!! All I can say is that PRAYERS DEFINITELY WORK!! Every diagnosis I have gotten has been something that I was going to have to live with the rest of my life, be on medications for the rest of my life, and was only going to get worse the older I got! I just can't thank all of you who have sent e mails and cards and have been praying for me enough!

Second, as most of you know, I leave Monday for the Philippines and fund raising had NOT been going as well this year as it did last. In fact, there was serious moments of doubt of whether I would even get to go or not! Again, PRAYERS DEFINITELY WORK! I have been in almost constant prayer about this the last month and here within the last week a few people have come through BIG TIME! I would love to write about each of these individuals but I know that none of them would appreciate that. But, to all of you who were able and willing to be SO generous this year you have no idea how much it means to the people over there and probably even more so to me personally!

Probably the next time I write will be from the airport in Chicago so please, please keep me and my dad and grandparents in your prayers!!! Also, my mom will be doing a lot of traveling by herself between Chattanooga, Montgomery, and Jackson, TN (where her mom lives) so I'd appreciate you keeping her in your prayers too! I hope you are all having as GREAT of a week as I am!!!!


The Dawkins said...

be safe, love you!!

The Holtons said...

You are an inspiration to me!!! I love you-be safe and have fun!!