Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reading, sickness and praise report

I'm sick.  It's nothing horrible, but it has just drained me and I'm exhausted.  I woke up in the night last night as nature was calling.   When I returned to bed, I felt like I had run a race and couldn't catch my breath.  I couldn't understand it, but after awhile, was able to breathe more normally and went back to sleep.  Same thing happened in the wee hours of the morning and I was more concerned.  When I finally got up, I felt horrible and still was having a hard time breathing.  Of course, my mind goes a million places - my heart, cancer again - but then I decided to do something extremely smart;  I prayed.  I asked God to give me wisdom as to what was wrong and it instantly came to me - bronchitis.  I realized this exact same thing had happened to me about 3 months ago and it was bronchitis.  As fate would have it, my hubby had a doctors appointment this morning and I called and our doctor said he could fit me in.  He said that my allergies are so bad, my lungs tend to close down and then I can't breathe.  He gave me breathing therapy and then a new inhaler for when I need to open my lungs up quickly.  I all ready have an inhaler that helps me, but it's not enough anymore.  I came home from the doctor and went straight to bed and slept for 3 hours.  I am still feeling a bit breathless but it's so much better but I'm still very tired.  I didn't accomplish anything at all that I wanted to do today, but it couldn't be helped.  I was going to go to lunch with my friend tomorrow, but I'm going to have to bug off that, too.  I just don't feel well enough.  I also have a painting seminar I intend to go to on Saturday, but if I'm feeling this poorly Saturday morning, I'm not going to go.  That's saying something when I feel bad enough to not do these fun things I have planned.  I'm also supposed to work in the church office tomorrow and, hopefully, I'll be able to go.  I hate to try and get someone to fill in for me but it may come to that. 
I just finished reading a good book by Faye Kellerman.  I actually got it free from the library.  Our library has a book sale area and if you buy 4 books, you get the 5th book free.  This was that free book and it was very good.  The storyline was rather difficult in places - dealing with the concentration camps and Nazi Germany - but all in all, it was a good book.  I hadn't read one of her books for a few years and it was a nice change of pace.  Now I'm reading The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen.  I'm just starting it, so no verdict yet on what I think about it.  I'll let you know.  
Things have been quiet in our home.  I can't begin to tell you how really pleasant it is to not have the cruel comments and little fits that have been the norm in the past.  There have been so many prayers going up for our home that houses my mother-in-law now and I'm seeing the evidence of those prayers in the past week.  Perhaps she is settling in finally and I do know that the Lord is protecting our house and us in it.  God is good!

I am finally going to bed and hoping that I wake up feeling better.  Have a wonderful Friday!

God bless you - Julie


  1. I am sorry Julie that you are ill...I HATE bronchitis! It sure can make you feel awful. When I was sick...and had to climb my stairs to go to the bathroom...I though I would was frightening!

    I pray you are feeling better today. Thanks for commenting...sorry that I have been so quiet...I just can't seem to put any words together...I guess I am just adjusting to my newly given freedom.

    Joyce glad to hear that your home has been quiet this week...what a blessing!

  2. I had a feeling you were sick.. you were too quiet on FB, so I started praying extra hard for you. Feel better.


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