April 1, 2008
What can I say?
Why haven't I posted a blog in over a week? I just don't know what to say. I feel miserable and I'm not doing much so I don't know what else to say. My prayer request today is that I could have enough energy to take a shower. I'm serious!
Amazingly, my stomach has continued to do well, and my Heart Rate is under control thanks to my trip back to Vanderbilt. But the fatigue - and I use that word for lack of something stronger and more descriptive, continues to grab at my feet dragging me to the bottom of the functionality scale.
We're doing a lot of good research and have contacted some wonderful doctors concerning ME/CFS and there is some exciting research going on concerning the causes and possible treatment of ME/CFS - so you can pray that we understand what we are studying and come to the conclusions that God would have us pursue. This is a long term prayer request.
As some of you know already, and have seen at our church, I was able to paint a large cross painting for Easter. Thank you to all of you who have noticed it and sent compliments to me through Bill.
I must say, it was an amazing experience. Being in a CFS flare, and only have2 weeks to paint it - I pushed so hard, I was often in tears over the exhaustion my body felt and the aches and pains that ensued. But then I would think about the exhaustion and pain Jesus went through out of love for me and I cried harder. It was a very moving experience to paint this cross!
The picture at the top is a front view and here is a slides show of some of the pictures I took while it was in process. It is 5 ft by 3.5 ft and practically filled the living room floor! Most often I had to paint it flat because watercolor is so wet it would drip. This is a special canvas made especially for water media. I hope you enjoy the slide show.