Have you guys missed me? Please say yes. I'm going to pretend that you did. ;) Let me just tell you that this past month has truly been a JOURNEY. I am still recovering from this whole ridiculous sleep loss thing in so many ways. There has been a lot that we have discovered along the way:
- I have Sleep Hypopnea - it's like Apnea, but you don't stop breathing for as long. I had to get one of those PAP machines with the mask that you wear to sleep with pressurized air. It's helped a lot, but I'm still getting used to sleeping with it.
- Ambien is a BAD drug, and although it works for some people, it doesn't for everyone. I am one of those people. I did not have good results taking it. The more I talk to people about taking Ambien, the more crazy stories I hear from others who have taken it. Do you have a story about the strange effects of taking Ambien? Please, do share. ;) I am still recovering from taking that sleep aid over two weeks ago. Not my favorite moments.
- We've also learned that I have very low Vitamin D levels. I've actually had to get a prescription for Vitamin D to boost my levels. Pretty sure that the low levels had a lot to do with all these health issues I've had.
- Just as I was starting to feel better, my older son shared a nice stomach virus with me. I've spent most of the day on the couch. Bleh.
Crazy times, people. Crazy times. God has taught me a lot during this time, and has brought so many verses to my mind, as I work through all these challenges. Here's one that the Lord has continually reminded me of:
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I don't yet feel well enough to write again, but when I do, I will be back. If you think about me, I would appreciate your prayers for healing. :)