Chronic Illness, Contentment

Good News, Bad News

The bad news is first.  I would rather get that over with.  I have the flu.  I hope you don’t have it.  The entire country seems to have it, and it’s a bad one this year.  I’m on my 5th day and it was the first day to have no body aches and chills!  Yay!


Since I have passed through the fever and chills stage, I hope to get a little better each day now until this flu bug is gone.  I pray that all of you stay well.  It’s certainly hard to add all this pain when you’re already dealing with chronic pain.

The good news is that I have been approved to be a patient by the Rheumatologists that I was referred to.  They still haven’t given me an appointment date, but at least I was accepted as their patient.  I’m so thrilled that this has happened, and thankful.  I’m still waiting for that appointment and one more.  I still need to see the Sleep Apnea doctor to start with my CPAP treatments.

good vs bad

It’s so easy to feel alone and helpless when you’re suffering.  When you’re just waiting for something good to happen and it doesn’t for a long time, it’s easy to feel impatient or ignored.  During these last few weeks, I’ve been praying for God to please help me find a doctor.  My friends have also been joining me in this prayer.  And, God has been gracious to answer.

I never want to give up.  Even though I’m facing hard circumstances, I know that God is with me.

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  1. Debbie P

    You are in my prayers. I know it’s never fun.

    1. xaoti

      Thanks, Debbie. None of us wants to be sick!

  2. Debbie P

    My grown son woke up just aching all over today and with a headache. I wish winter was over!

    1. xaoti

      Oh, poor guy! I wish it was over, too.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and I’m praying that I’m not getting sick.

    1. xaoti

      Thanks, Minta! I hope and pray that you’re feeling better 🙂

  4. Kami Sundstrom

    Ugh! It went through my house last week! Hope you feel better soon

    1. xaoti

      Thanks, Kami. I’ve been sleeping so much, trying to get over all this. I hope you and yours will get and stay well! Hoping for Spring soon 🙂

      1. Kami Sundstrom

        Yes! Spring can not come soon enough!

  5. m.r.mendoza

    I hope you feel better soon.

    1. xaoti


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