Thursday, January 31, 2013

Living Again

Love having more energy to make jewelry again!

Tonight I finally realized I am living not just surviving. I remember telling my mom a few times that I felt like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life when he cried in desperation, “I want to live again!” So many times in the past year and a half I have waited and prayed to get my life back. To be able to spend time with friends, be spontaneous, be a homemaker and so much more. I am slowly getting there and I could not be happier.

This week I was able to run several errands, spend hours with friends, decorate our new home and spend quality time with my hubby. All of these things are usually physically and mentally draining but I am gradually able to handle more and more in my day.

Some days are harder than others but I seem to be having more good days than bad. Praise the Lord! I may spend three to five hours in bed resting during the day but there have been many days where I could only be out and about for an hour! The time my body needs to rest between activities is getting shorter and shorter.

After 15 months on four different antibiotics my doctor told me yesterday that I can finally go off of one. What a huge step! Please pray that I will only get better and not worse during that transition period with the medications. I would also appreciate prayer that more memory would come back to me. I really want to be able to read and comprehend books again. Classics are really hard for me to get through these days. My brain has certainly come a long way but it is hard for me to think that it will all come back to me again.  Thank you all for your love and prayers!