Curse you, WebMd!

Over the past several days my appearance in the blog-o-sphere has been limited. Yes, I was traveling in NYC, but I’ve also been waning in energy. For about a week I’ve been experiencing crippling fatigue. It takes all that I have to make it through a day at school and then I spend the evenings napping or falling asleep by 7pm. The day before we left for our trip I started having symptoms that something was not right, but I was determined to not let an ailment ruin my husband’s special trip. I sucked it up and made a doctor’s appointment for after our return home.

I must say that the past five days have been long and grueling. WebMd really is a device of Satan. I don’t know about you, but I tend to google my symptoms before actually scheduling a doctor’s appointment. I habitually self-diagnose in order to avoid doctor visits, but it almost always leads me to believe my conditions are far worse than they actually are. It’s really a self-defeating habit. I read far too much into the symptoms and diagnosis on WebMd and just about always convince myself things are way worse than they actually are.

So here we are just after my initial appointment and this time around I was actually right in my self diagnosis. (Well, that’s not completely true. At first I was convinced I had a terminal disease, but when I caught a glimpse of reality I figured out what was wrong) I’ve been diagnosed with gall stones. I’ll be getting an ultrasound the early part of next week to guide the next step in the healing process, but until then I’m on a medication to keep the swelling of the gall bladder down and I’ve been ordered to rest and restrict my diet to fruits, veggies, and carbohydrates.

This is my apology in advance that I may not be posting as much over the next few days because I’m nearly always exhausted and in pain. I’ve been using some Essential Oils to help ease the pain and swelling and I continue to have faith that God will bring me through this and I’ll be back to myself very soon.

Thanks for being patient followers!

Positive thoughts and prayers are encouraged and appreciated!