Katy was told her recuperation time would be six weeks after surgery. She is in the sixth week and she has needed them all. There are times she has wanted to get out but when we did go out she would have a difficult time and felt like the outing wasn’t worth it because of the physical toll it took on her body. As she comes to the end of her imposed rest, she has been feeling more like getting back to her school work. Today she actually got out her Constitutional Law book and started looking over her course requirements again. I want to pray her through this one big goal; to finish school!
She has been dealing with a sinus headache all day, so her doctor is thinking a CT scan could show whether infection is at the root of her headaches and eye strain problems. That will be later in the week. We want to ask for continued prayer for her doctors. They are dealing with a relatively unknown syndrome and often question why Katy’s tests show “normal” readings but her body is not functioning normally. We question the same thing, yet in all we have seen Katy go through this past year, it is obvious to us that her platelet dysfunction is causing other problems on the cellular level that human minds and the latest technology have not yet discovered. We may never have those answers this side of heaven, but we are praying that at least one of her doctors will keep seeking.
For the patient who is diagnosed with an unusual disease or disorder, there is a learning period that has to take place. They have to learn to live differently. Katy has had to change her diet, her routine, and personal preferences, in order to accommodate her syndrome. Her future is as certain as yours and mine. She will not live to see all of her dreams come true. Neither will you and I. The scriptures are clear that we will all die one day. Whether she believes her doctors will eventually figure things out, or whether she has a better life after Immuran isn’t really her focus. She has steadfastly held on to the hope that if the Lord calls her home right now, she is ready. She is ready to face Him with joy and gladness. She believes the promises of His word; that there is life after this life. She believes that there is a home for her in heaven and that there is there is a Savior, Christ the Lord. Her salvation from an eternal hell and death were won for her on a hill called Calvary. Her hope transcends the struggles of this life.Comments: