Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Health-Wise Wednesday

Well, I lost one pound this week. Not great, but I'll take it. I did finally make it to the gym for the first time in 2 months! I used to go 3 times a week... it's so hard to believe that I allowed that much time before I went again. That trip messed up my routine so much, and I just couldn't get back on track. Well, I'm hoping to be able to make it twice a week now, and see how it goes. I had a hard time getting through my workout Monday. I don't know if it's because I was coming down with a cold, or if it was because my possibly Fibromyalgia symptoms were so bad over the last several days.

Well, that brings me to my second point. I got to see a doctor last night! Whoo hoo! It was so nice. I was excited and nervous all at the same time. 3 years is such a long time to go without entering a doctors office. It's hard to get too much out of just one visit, but he does think it's Fibromyalgia. So much so, that he's put me on a fibromyalgia medication. He's also asked for several lab tests to be done, to check for other things. Arthritis, Thyroid, Epstin Barr Viral, and two others. Please pray with me that the Hospital will work with me on payment for these tests. I can't go back to the doctor, until I have these done. I'm so thankful for what God has done for me already, and last night was truly a miracle orchestrated by God. I was able to get treatment, and God used me to witness to several of the staff members and they said they were really touched by my testimony. I just cried. It was so emotional, that God would use little, unworthy me to speak to His other children. I pray that I will continue to be faithful to Him, and walk with the Spirit; so that I may be used by Him again!

My goal for this week, is to eat wonderful, healthy foods, and exercise when I can. This medicine is a lot for by body to get used to. It put me out shortly after I took it last night. I got hot flashes, and nausea, so I'm hoping this morning will go a little better, and will keep getting better each time. I'm told it will take 2 months to get it's full effects, so that will give time to see what benefit it will do for me before the lab results come in, and I see the doctor again. Oh, he's also put me on 800mg of ibuprofen twice a day, so that's quite something for my body to handle, when I don't even take Tylenol for pain or headaches most of the time. I'm just not one for taking medicine. I always tough it out. He said it's time for me to stop toughing it out, and do something to make my life better! :-) I'll give it a shot!


  1. Wow!! This post made me SMILE! You have such a heart for the Lord and it is so obvious.

    I am so sorry that you have Fibromyalgia, but at the same time, I am thankful that you have a diagnosis. It helps, huh? When you told me how you felt, I just knew that is what it was because I could have written what you wrote. (((hugs)))

    I am not a medicine taker either. In Colorado, I was able to feel better with diet, exercise, and taking my vitamins but that doesn't work here. I may be looking into medicine in the near future, even though I don't want to at all. The humidity has really affected how I feel. It rained on Sunday and I still feel awful.

    I didn't mean to go on and on about myself. I'm sorry! It's just nice to have someone that understands, even in something as unpleasant as this. Love you!

  2. Kristi,

    I am so GLAD you are getting some help! I know you have been dealing with pain SO long. I will be praying for you friend!

    How awesome that you were able to tell others about our amazing God! Isn't it just like our Lord to use our times of pain for His glory and to build and strengthen us in the process.

  3. I really hope the medication helps soon!

    You have such a servant's heart.

  4. My dad also has fibromyalgia. I know what a toll it takes on a family, he was diagnosed when I was 19. I hope these new treatments will help!

  5. Bless your heart, how tough to deal with all of this! I hope the doctor can actually get to the bottom of this so that you're getting a correct diagnosis and the right meds.

    Enjoy your one pound of weight loss. I'm sure I've gained five pounds on our trip so far. What is it with traveling that seems like calories don't count. Please get those Junior Mints away from me!!

    So glad you were able to get to the doctor.

  6. That strong ibuprofen is not kind on the stomach, but it really does work to take away pain. I'm just praising God that you have been to a doctor and are getting the treatment you need to feel better. I love how He put you in a situation where you could be used for His glory.

    And look at it this way - better to have lost one pound than to have gained it!