Contentment With Sickness

As the Topamax is now gone, I’m seeing some improvement in many areas.  My short-term memory is improving.  I’m not stopping every five minutes, lost in my thoughts.  This is a wonderful thing!  My typing is much better and faster.  The dyslexia in typing is almost gone.  My spelling is good most of the time, even though I have a few dyslexic spellings when I type.  I’m certainly not as sleepy. Sleeping through the night is no longer a given.  That is the one good thing Topamax brought me; a good night’s sleep.  

After the bad Migraine Aura, I had another one that started on Thursday.  I was outside in the bright sun, and had been having vision issues.  The crescent-shaped aura appeared in my left-eye vision.  I went inside quickly and closed my eyes.  The aura stopped and I was so relieved!  Those auras are not painful, but it’s what comes after that hurts.  Thankfully, no migraine occurred.  

While the withdrawal was fading away, I caught a terrible cold.   My son came home from college with the cold and now I have it.  Hubby is also starting to sneeze.  It’s really hard to feel content when you feel lousy, isn’t it.  I know that my illnesses are part of my life.  It’s important for me to remind myself that good can still happen, even on the bad days.  Some times good is seen in a small gesture, such as laughing at my puppy.  It might be that I survived my shower without severe dizziness afterwards.  

I’ll keep looking for God’s blessings even when I am suffering.  There are many of them: blue sky, provision for my family, and love of family.  Though I often fall into ungratefulness, I will continue to be content in the life I have.  

Deuteronomy 6:5
 – And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

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