This past week has been a roller coaster. Mostly ups but definitely some downs too. Now that we are home, I’ve found there is more to do around here than when we were in a hotel. It leaves less time for blogging that’s for sure. Being home has been amazing though. It brings a whole different level of comfort that a hotel simply cannot bring. It’s weird though, because we aren’t getting back into the swing of things because everything is so different and new. So we are trying to establish a new “swing of things” and figure out how to make everything work.
The downs of this week? The main thing is the return of my headache. It’s not as bad as it was before my surgery but it feels the same so that scares me some. I try not to think that it’s come back but it’s hard not to go there. I went there a few nights ago and it made me have a flown blown anxiety attack. Body shaking and all. But I’m feeling better about things now. Even if it has grown back, I can handle it. I’m just giving it to God and praying everything will still continue to be ok. And I know it will.
The ups? There are quite a few! I’ve been able to see a few friends and family in the past week so that has been amazing. Michael’s mom was here for a couple days and was so helpful to us and to Sarah. I’m so thankful for her willingness to just drop everything and come help us. And then two of my very best friends came to visit me this weekend. The three of us haven’t hung out in a year and a half so It had been way too long. But it was so needed and so amazing seeing them. They even got to see me give my testimony at church this morning! Our priest asked if I would share our story this morning and as much as I keep saying I don’t like public speaking, the more I share my story, the easier it gets. It was pretty funny though. I spent about two hours writing out my testimony to use this morning. Well of course I spent all that time and forgot to bring it haha! I was actually surprisingly calm when I realized I left it at home. It was just a sign that God didn’t want me to use my own words, but His. So I went up there and just talked freely. And it went surprisingly well! I’m definitely glad it worked out that way and I spoke freely. In addition to sharing my testimony at our church, our story has spread even more. Fox News did an article on us, and I was contacted this week by People’s Magazine for an interview for their online news. I have no doubt I’m being called to share our story, it just blows my mind because this is NEVER something I thought I would be doing.
Next week I go to meet with our new doctors and establish a treatment plan. There’s no cure (as everyone already knows) but it will be good to go in and have a “plan” going forward and hear about some clinical trial options. Thank you for all the continued prayers!