"This illness is to fatigue,
what a match is to a nuclear bomb.
It's an absurd mischaracterization!"
~Laura Hillenbrand

February 27, 2008

Time for a REAL update

I realized that I haven't posted about me in quite a while. I guess it's time.

Lets' start with today - because I am scared and I could use the prayers of anyone reading my blog.

When I went to bed last night, my whole body hurt. I felt it in my joints, in my muscles and even in my bones. I ached even if I was in the perfect position and not moving. I struggled to sleep for several hours. Then about 5:00am I awoke with a pain in my right side. I dozed off and on until 6:00am when the pain was so bad I couldn't get comfortable and couldn't sleep. I finally took pain medication, when, once it took effect, at least brought me comfort.

The past few weeks have been some of the lowest physical days I've experienced. Of course, this challenges my heart and spirit.

But through some very simple but powerful steps, I continue to renew my mind and stay focused on loving God and loving others!

On a fun note, I am now the proud owner of the domain www.thecreatorspalette.com !! It's probably not picked up by the search engines yet, but you can type it in your browser and go directly to my art gallery!

Your prayers and support mean so much to me. I get notes and gifts and help that I have not been able to acknowledge as I would like, but I thank all of you who reach out to me - even with just a greeting brought to me through Bill!

Please also pray as Bill and I read and try to understand new research in the area of ME/CFS. Great things are happening in the medical field including a hopeful study being conducted at Standford University (where I grew up!)

Picture above: Needle Felted "Daffodils" created and sold this month! (C) M. Pruitt 2008


  1. Melanie,
    Abigail and I will pray for you tomorrow morning together, and I'll pray tonight. So sad to read how rough it's been for you lately.
    Linda F.

  2. Melanie, I haven't checked my blog reader in too long. My hope and prayer is that you are feeling better by now. Many caring hugs and thoughts to you. :-)