Patty Smith Hall

Friday, March 13, 2009

I got a bit of news today, information that I've been preparing myself for for the last twelve years. But even well prepared, I was caught off guard when I finally heard the words.

I may have lupus.

I've been half expecting it for years but getting the positive ANA test and being faced with the probabilty is very different than I imaged. From the research I've been doing, I have to change some things in my life--rest more, find ways to reduce my stress level, exercise and work with a specialist in getting my symptoms under control. The hardest thing for me will be the slowing down and reducing my stress--anyone who knows me knows that I plow full steam ahead. But I'm going to have to shake things up to get to feeling better.

And a different note, I can't help but wait to see how God uses this to His glory--I know he has a plan and I'm looking forward to what He has in store. Just keep me in your prayers as I travel along this new(and unexpected) road.



Blogger Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'm praying for you!!

5:47 AM  

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