Prayer Request

Dearest was away for 4 days, home for 2, then gone again for 6. I think he’s coming home tomorrow. I hope so … the trash and dirty laundry are piled up and we’re getting bored with all the silence.

But the main problem is that my heart HURTS and I’m exhausted 24-7. It’s hard to sit up … I think my heart is just so stressed, it can’t pump UP to my brain. But life on the couch to bed to couch train is so boring boring boring. It also hurts my back.

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  1. Thanks for asking, Chrissy. We’ve been praying some over the last week, knowing that your hub was traveling. I meant to ask about how it was going, but didn’t know if you wanted it discussed. Sorry to hear it’s going that way. We’ll squeeze in some prayers tonight.

    Have you read “Heaven is for real” yet? By Todd Burpo? I was going through it this morning, and it was not only a pleasant distraction but a cause for some real hope, as well. If you don’t have it, I can send a copy.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I read it a year or so ago after my dd raved about it. My fave part was the painting of Jesus by Akiane that he said was right. 🙂 I’m reading Wayne Weible’s book about Medjugore now. It has the photo of Mary on the cover. I find these images comforting, I think because they remind me that Jesus and Mary lived here among us for real and have glorified bodies like we’re going to get.

      It reminds me of when I was pregnant the third time … something God planned, cuz we were SO not supposed to try again and we didn’t. Dh was working full time and trying to finish his degree at the same time. His boss had paid half his tuition before we knew I’d conceived and dh felt like, if he stopped out AGAIN (3rd time), he’d NEVER get the time, money and courage to finish and he wanted to finish so he could get his license and have his own business.

      So along comes a pregnancy that made it instantly impossible for me to care for our toddler and infant. I could barely care for myself. Dh was working at a job and a half and not making enough for all the extra day care and medical costs, while I was 100% bed ridden and too weak to get farther than the toilet. He had to do all the single parenting stuff and make sure I had food and water by the bed before leaving, then come home to dinner, diapers, baths and bed time … and homework. Meanwhile, I was in so much pain, I couldn’t even open the blinds or listen to the radio. It was such a nightmare.

      I remember going for an OB checkup early on. I wasn’t even showing yet, but the Rh problem meant we had to do early, frequent blood checks. The doctor saw I was really down and asked if she could do anything to help. I told her I thought if I could visualize the baby, it would be easier. She offered to show me a fetus the same age, but warned it was a real fetus, as in dead and in formaldehyde. I studied it anyway. It was sad knowing this baby never had more than a few weeks of life, but it really helped me because, even though the wee thing was about the size of a walnut, it was clearly a BABY with arms, legs, and a face.

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      • Wow, it sounds like it was a miracle that you survived… and didn’t miscarry… and then managed to give birth to a healthy baby girl. Amazing.

        I’m praying for your health to improve… I wish I lived closer so I could come over and make supper for you or something.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Oh man, wouldn’t that be sweet?! I’d like to hear your laugh.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          After she was born full term and healthy, our perinatologist said, “You can call this a ‘miracle’ if you want to, because I sure can’t explain it!”

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  2. Thought this was good for a laugh.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      ROFLLLLLLLLLL that has to go to my also sick friend. TOO FUNNY. Thanks Grunt, for a laugh and for the prayers. Give Gruntessa a hug from me plz.

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  3. GP

    Sending prayers. Wish I lived nearby so I could help out.
    Have you read about boron (borax) for pain? Also, check out “The Iodine Crisis” by Lynne Farrow. Great new book!

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    Yay! Dh is home home home!!!!

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