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Must revert my bad habits

Saturday, April 05, 2014

It has been a wild and crazy week, well couple of weeks, and if you get right down to it, over half a year.
In a very small nutshell - Our van was breaking down, and couldn't get it to pass emissions and it is leaking oil. We have been trying to get the problem resolved since about February - with no luck. The deadline to fix it is Monday. That is the extension.
Last week we heard from Christians in the south that want to glorify God by helping us with our vehicle. I anticipated their helping with the repairs. Instead - they told us to look for a newer reliable vehicle.

We just drove our "new" 2011 Subaru. It was given to us as a blessing for Ron's ministry. I am flabbergasted! I am in awe. I am in utter thanksgiving to my maker and the one who provides, the one who owns everything.

In the midst of all this, on Wednesday, while at work, I began to lose time, to not be able to connect the dots of thought and words and pattern. I couldn't remember the year, I couldn't remember the make or model of the car we were getting, and I couldn't remember my boss's name, nor her assistant.
I ended up being brought home, where I couldn't remember what medications I take, nor what they are for. I was getting pretty nervous, scared.
So Ron took me to the ER and they did a workup for stroke - I passed the blood work, the CAT scan, the myriad of physical therapy, speech therapy tests they did. I did lose those thoughts for a few hours, but then could recall what they were. They first called it a TIA, but ruled it out with the tests they did. They still have told me to take a baby aspirin daily though.
They did find that my potassium levels were kind of low again, so they gave me the pills, and now I am eating my bananas, potatoes, and whatever else will fill that gap.
My MRI shows some kind of clouding - something either indicative of age, tertiary Lyme disease, or MS - so will be seeing a neurologist and speech therapist this week, as well as my primary care physician before I can return to work.

Meanwhile, I am tightening up eating potassium rich foods, cutting back on rich stuff that may cause a problem. Working at getting better sleep (the night before, I suffered a severe lack of sleep), and reducing stress even further.

What a week, full of trials, tribulations, and victories.
I must revert my bad eating habits, and make sure I remember to keep on making Getting Healthy IS my Job.
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    That must have been so scary for you! I'm praying that they will figure out what caused this memory lapse and that they can make it never happen again! Praise God for the blessing of a new vehicle! What a ministry!
    1505 days ago
    Keeping you in thoughts and prayers!!!
    1506 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! This is very scary. I pray they get to the bottom of this for you soon!
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    1507 days ago
    God bless! Thankful for you sharing! emoticon Trials only in this life my dear! He will see us through whether the path be rough or smooth til we are safely home. Glory will find us! Until that time I pray for strength in the adversity, patience, wisdom and comfort. may the God of all peace cover you now and always!
    1507 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    God is good and blessings came to you. How wonderful a gift - I know you are truly thankful - good does come to those who are faithful and you surely needed a break after the year you have had.
    I am thankful it was not a stroke but glad you are getting the tests and care that you need. It is good to look for the golden lining in the face of all that might and could have been the source of the problem. Maybe this was so something else could be diagnosed.
    Thank God for all these blessings in your life.
    1507 days ago
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