Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sorry, still sick

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I'm really having a hard time with my health. It's a long, long story, but the short version is that I got on some drugs to help what we thought was the problem and things have gotten worse.

I am getting rather tired of this.

Please, please keep me in your prayers. I have faith that I will be healed—I have been promised that I will. Please pray with me for specific things: that I will be able to get in to see the right doctor (it's hard to get in to ANYONE, let alone someone who listens and cares), that this doctor will be inspired, that we will find the cause of my trouble and the right treatment for it, that I will be able to separate my anxiety about my symptoms from the symptoms themselves and have some peace, insight and patience. I will not give up petitioning the Lord. Please help me in this.

Thanks for your love and prayers. I'm grateful so many people care about me.


Annie said...

Hey I am sorry that you are still sick, being sick stinks. Have you ever read "Atlas Strugged" by Ayn Rand? Also what is your opinion on the book?


Darlene said...

Hey, is that my favorite basketball star? 's'up, girl?

I hate to get into politics here (and you can't comment on that book without getting into politics, can you?) but I'll give you a short response.

First, I couldn't put the book down. It may be the only book I've ever stayed up all night reading.

Second, I learned a lot from it about expecting the best out of people, and about how stepping in to rescue them often shows a lack of faith in their potential.

BUT . . .

I could not reconcile that attitude with the teachings of Christ. There is a place for mercy, for helping the undeserving (and, of course, there is always a place for helping the deserving, as well, and I have problems with how I imagine Rand defines "deserving").

I could go on, but I won't.

What do you think of it?

Jennifer B. said...

I just read your post and am so sorry to hear you are sick. You will be in my prayers. (Also, loved reading Atlas Shrugged--I'm pretty sure you recommended it to me. One night my husband was so tired, I finally had to give up reading in the bedroom so he could sleep and I could keep reading--it was hard to put down!)

Annie said...

I have only read about 60 pages of it and then my teachers decided to slaughter me with homework so it has been put on the back burner. My friend borrowed it and can't put it down either.

The ISU Women's basketball team is headed to Missoula to play in the Conference tournament. I thought you would get a kick out of that


Johanna said...

Woot! Go ISU!

Sorry you're still sick, Darlene. I still lurk over to your blog every few days hoping you're feeling better.