Sunday, November 23, 2008

Too soon?

Once again, I'm back asking for prayer. I am so thankful there are so many of you that are faithful prayer warriors, for me and for others. Saturday morning I woke up feeling a bit blah, and it continued to progress. I know this is just a matter of healing, of my body getting used to the new "layout" inside, but at times it gets discouraging.

All last week I was looking forward to finishing my canning (because I had weight restrictions and couldn't lift the canner before today), starting to get my house back to normal, getting ready for some upcoming events, and it seems like I'm back at square one. I'm not...I'm much better off than I was two weeks ago, and I'm thankful for that, too, but oh! To not have all these side effects and delays....or maybe this is normal?

Sorry I'm moping and griping...I really do focus on praying for many of the other requests made known to me, studying different passages when my eyes aren't acting up (they've been pretty normal lately, thank God!), but I'm just at a moment where I'm battling discouragement. I want to be able to enjoy my kids, enjoy my husband, and not just sit on the couch feeling yucky.

Please also pray for my kids. They have had some occasional deep coughs the past 24 hours, and Luke has been complaining of a headache. It's another struggle for me because I want to snuggle and comfort them, sit up with them and hold them, but physically that is a challenge, too. Anything on my stomach is extremely uncomfortable, and just when we find a comfortable spot for snuggling, I usually have to make a quick dash to the other room....which is discouraging because I want to be there for my kids, especially when they aren't well.

And through it all, I continue to be so thankful for Tony...for everything he has been doing to help out, for his patience and understanding. What a wonderful blessing he is!


precious grandma said...

And we're so thankful for Tony, too. (And his family!) You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Just rememember Gram's saying, "This, too, shall pass", and what a joyous day that will be. Hang in there ( and don't over do it), and keep looking up! Hugs and kisses to all.

Brownie said...

It really does just take time to heal. Any time your body is cut into - that's pretty invasive. Don't push yourself and give your body time to heal.

As for the kids - rest (ha!) stay warm, try some peppermint tea to soothe their throats.

mustard plaster is good for the chest, too. equal parts dry mustard and white flour, mix with water to make a paste. Put on a cloth and put on the chest. DO NOT put this on skin - it will burn and blister. But it warms up the chest nicely.

liz said...

Hang in there, Lin. It's hard, but it won't last forever. I sent a hatchling to cheer you up (and how pitiful is that?). Praying--with love.

Paula said...

You do just need to forget all of the things to be done and let your body recover. You'll be so much better so much quicker. It's so hard for us as Americans, moms, wives, to take care of ourselves. But we do everyone a good service by taking care of us! Praying for your quick recovery! Just think, a generation ago, you might still be in the hospital!

Martha said...

Try the mustard plaster! Angela used to have us make those all the time for her and she lived to be 99! :)

I'll also be praying for you. It's so hard to refrain from being "normal", but you gotta do what you gotta do if you want to really get back to normal.

precious grandma said...

I already like Brownie! Gram used to make mustard plasters for me. Obviously they worked, or I woudn't be here now. Love you all.