I am (more or less) finally (hopefully) back in the land of the living! For those of you who do not know, here is the back story to this.
On December 21st I had sinus surgery. I was surprisingly able to be up in the chair in the living room watching movies on TV for a short while the night of my surgery. Then, Christmas Eve, I got the shingles. Now, I’ve had the shingles before but in the last several years, it’s been very mild cases. This one was so bad it went from my ear and all the way across my cheek and to the center of my neck. Last week, I thought I was good enough to go back to work. By Thursday, the shingles started coming back. Though it was a very small patch, it was also very painful and by the time I left work on Friday, I was done in. Over the weekend I rested up and even took yesterday off. One of my doctors wanted me to get blood work done to see which strand we were looking at, so while I was off yesterday, that’s what I did. Then I went home and promptly went to sleep. 🙂
Today, I am back at work. I have a little itching, but am, for the most part, back to the grind. I am convinced that God allowed me to keep the shingles at full force through yesterday so that I would get the best results on my lab work. See, that’s how God works sometimes. Yes, I could have done this test without the shingles, however, would I have been guaranteed the best results? I’m not sure since I’m not a doctor, but I have to trust God in this. I have to believe that all of this was so that we could find some possible prevention options for the future. I have to believe that God didn’t just want me to go through pain just for pain’s sake, because God doesn’t work that way. He works all things for our good and therefore that would mean he works this for my good as well.
I am praying for continued, quick healing for my body as well as the knowledge for the doctors to understand exactly which strain we are looking at and therefore which options we have for possible prevention in the future. I know God will bless.
Thanks to all of you who prayed while I was down and out and to those who encouraged me during this time. It was definitely needed and I greatly appreciate it. I love you all!