Monday, December 8, 2008

A little update.

It has been a little bit since I posted an update on how I have been doing so I thought that I would tonight.

First, my finals are over this Wednesday. I am so glad. This semester will finally be over. This semester has reminded me why there have been times in the past that I have not gone to school for a semester or two. This one has nearly killed me. It has been hard but I am thankful that I made it through. I could have only g
otten through it with God and my loving family. My grades are not what I would have liked them to be but my GPA will be considered passing, so for this semester that will have to be good enough.

After much thought and debate with myself, as well as a long conversation with my doctor and my family, I have decided not to return to school in January. It was a very hard decision. I have been in school so long already and taking one more semester off will only push me further behind. My doctor agreed that my body needed the rest and the months off would overall be very good for my health. It actually
felt kind of nice to have his faith; his validation was wonderful.

Usually a trip to see my specialist in Washington, D.C. does w
onders for my health. Unfortunately, this time around has been quite different and we are actually contemplating returning to Washington to see him again because my health as continued to get worse since I returned home. Tomorrow, I will receive a 48 halter and blood pressure monitor to wear. Hopefully, my doctor can see some results and work with me via the telephone. If not, we will just go back to see him. But he if can make me feel better....we will go the distance! :)

Even though I have been sick for all this time and I have fain
ted from time to time (mostly in the very beginning), I always, always had distinct signals that I was fixing to faint. That way I could get somewhere to lay down or sit. I have started fainting-without any warning signs- 3 to 4 times a week. I have fainted in my closet, in my bathroom, the kitchen...you name it! I keep our cordless phone with me at all times because it has an intercom system on it. So, as soon as I regain consciousness, I can call someone in my family to come and help me. At the current moment, I can't be left alone, because we just don't know what will happen.

I am spending a lot of time in bed. I don't have very much energy, really. I am listening to a lot of books on tape and listening to my iPod, a lot. As I said in my previous post, I got out on Saturday for a little Christmas shopping. It was a
lot of fun.

On a very special Christmas note, my very best friend, Becca had her first baby on December 5. She and I have been friends for 15 years...where time goes, I don't know?! She had her sweet baby boy, Jay. Tonight is their first night at home. I can't wait to me the little one!


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a Christmas miracle of your own this year!
Much love and joy!

Heather

4 comments:

Soul Anchor said...

Hi Heather! Just read your post. Great to hear your in good spirits despite your physical condition. Wishing you well always. Love you dearest! Keep the faith!

Brenda Joyce said...

Oh My Sweet Heather I didn't know how many sick people are on here but life does what it wants doesn's it? My dear Prayer will be going out for you all over as my mother has a prayer chain and all I do is call her and you will be on her list. God be with you in this difficut time and sweetie you will make it through as we on polyvore is going to make sure of that!!!!!! I will be checking to see your updates. Keep your chin up as we all will keep it up for you also. Never, Never Never Give Up!!!! Love you Much Hugs xoxo Brenda Joyce

Saralee said...

Hi Heather~

I have enjoyed reading through your blog. I am sorry to hear that you are suffering an illness. We know we serve a GOD that is much bigger than any illness and He is still in the miracle business! I will be adding you to my prayers!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Hugs~ Saralee (your polyvore friend)

nadiya said...

hey heather! it's nadiya. omg i love that bag!! it's so pretty. update more, it's been over a month girl! :]

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