Friday, May 26, 2006

chronic pain and yucky feelings ...

leo has a low grade fever, dizziness and really yucky (my medical term!) feeling ... this is the second time in 3 weeks ... only today i was at work ... he called me a few times in the morning, quite disoriented ... but i did the "mom" thing over the phone, he followed instructions to a "T" and the fever broke a bit ... i made him chicken noodle soup when i got home ... and just tried to make him feel comfy ...

chronic pain is difficult to live with ... but when the flu or a virus hit ... well that makes it that much harder ...

we deal with these things, one at a time - as they come ...

sometimes we feel like we have some answers ... and enough faith and hope to conquer lifes harder issues ... other times we just hang on to the bible promises we know and pray that we aren't a bad example or wimpy Christians ...

through it all - we do have a hope of heaven because we've placed our trust in Jesus ... who bridged that gap between us and God the Father ...


we see through a glass darkly here on earth ... our ways are not God's ways ... that's where faith comes in ... we just believe that one day we will see the purpose in this chronic pain walk ... we just can not see the "why's" here ...

well, i just made leo a chocolate milk shake ... hopefully that helps him get over the yuckiness (another medical term) ...

tomorrow is another day ... another challenge ... the same God to rely on ... and for that i am thankful!

18 comments:

Michael said...

Sometimes life is hard.
I am sorry to hear yours and Leo's has been harder as of late.

I pray they get easier soon.

Take Care
Michael

Ginger said...

Sounds like tough times. A chocolate milkshake is a good start, though. ;) Hope he feels better soon.

Jammie J. said...

Love helps yuckiness, too. Sounds like there is some of that too where you live. :)

Hugs to you and Leo. Hope he feels better soon.

Saija said...

michael ... leo is a good sickie, he really has endured all kinds of stuff - so that helps in the care-giving part ... i think he is better this a.m., i'm getting ready for work and he's snoozing - so that is a good sign! hope the weekend is going well for you and the fam!!!

ginger ... the chocolate milkshake must have helped ... :o) ... now if all of lifes problems could be solved that way - well, wouldn't that be mah-vel-us!

jeanette .... you've picked up on my medical terminology i see! all hugs and cheery thoughts, greatfully accepted! (hugs) backatcha!

Debra said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear Leo is feeling bad... not fun for either of you, I know... Please know prayers are coming your way... oh! And I've been meaning to tell you I really, really like your profile photo--so chic! Blessings to you both... Debra

Elizabeth said...

Oh, so sorry...feeling yucky is not fun!! And not always easy to be a caregiver either!! Blessings and prayers for a quick recovery!

Maggie Ann said...

Hoping your hubby is feeling much better now. Some glorious day, all suffering will be no more. The sooner the better, eh! You have the makings of a great Doc! =)

Barbara said...

It is hard sometimes, isn't it? But we need to hang onto the good things and sometimes, we come out the other side, seeing things from a diferent perspective.

"tomorrow is another day ... another challenge ... the same God to rely on ... and for that i am thankful!"

Truth indeed Saija.. thanks

Saija said...

debra ... thank you for praying, i so appreciate that! leo had another bad day today ... but now that i'm home - he's better ... i always planned to work a few more years, but if leo's health continues to take a slide, well i guess i will be retiring earlier! ... hope you guys are having a good weekend!!

elizabeth ... yup, yucky is no fun at all! that poor boy of mine ... he's resting now with his stanley cup play-offs on tv!

maggie ann ... amen! even so, come Lord Jesus, come ... i love that prayer and look forward to that "one day" ... i made leo another milk shake this evening - yup, i'm the "doc" most folks would like *grin* ...

barbara ... it is quite difficult to watch someone suffer ... you'd think i would be practised up after 20 some years - but no, it is still hard ... and indeed, all of this chronic stuff has given me a different way of looking at the "normal" ... blessings to you!

Mrs. Diamond said...

i pray that leo is feeling better and the viral thing is gone

Saija said...

mrsd ... thank you ... no fever tonight, he's just really tired ... one more work day for me - then i have 3 days off! yay!

Rita said...

Get well soon, Leo!

M. C. Pearson said...

I'm sorry he feels so horrible. God bless you both. He always has plans and will use whatever you go through for His glory.

Saija said...

rita ... ya, the poor guy ... it seems that chronic pain folks get any little virus so easily ... (hugs)

mc ... without knowing Christ, this would definitely not be a good life ... but with Christ, there is hope in every circumstance ... blessings ...

osray said...

Hey Saija and Leo... Just keep hangin' in there and keep your faith in Jesus our Lord. Our help in time of need. Blessings

Saija said...

osray ... *smile* ... good advice! thank you ...

jettybetty said...

I do hope the milkshake helped cure a bunch of his yuckiness!

Your testimony of being a faithful spouse encourages me!

Saija said...

JB ... it must have been the milkshake ... :o) ... i'm hoping he's on the mend ... blessings to you ...