“Excitement” in my life tends to come in overwhelming waves.
October buzzed into life with the wave called neuropathy for me, and shoulder surgery for hubby. Kinda felt normal about it all by then. But with a change of meds, the neuropathy began to relent. I was excited to pick up my life and function… for 2 whole days. Then I got hit with a mean one- and discovered what cellulitis is- right in the face. I’m not going to post it- but it would have been a great Halloween mask. So, a week and a half, an IV, and 4 shots later, I was praying pretty hard to feel a little of the light and loving hand of the Lord to keep me going.
Then I realized that the answer to my prayer was already there…
The Sunday before all this started, we had a tornado siren go off during the night. Twice. It was not a drill. But we had been watching the weather, and so weren’t very surprised. All the kids remembered our plan, And because we had a plan, there was no meltdowns at all. In fact I was very calm. Does that count as a Hand-of-the Lord moment? Absolutely. Later that night we learned where the tornadoes had hit in Dallas and surrounding cities. None had been as far north as our city. Another moment of feeling blessed.
But the moment that stood out to me was shopping a couple days later, thinking about the tornado, and I suddenly thought that I needed to restock some basics that had run down. Soon after that, I was flat sick, but the pantry was full of all they needed for a few days.
No denying it- a personal tender mercy for sure!
So. The doctors were serious, and have been working very hard to get me feeling better. Today my face looks almost back to normal, and I feel about halfway to well—But it was close. Talk of hospital stays came up for several days. Apparently the cellulitis can get to the bones, eyes, or blood stream pretty easily from a facial infection. But I was blessed to sneak past the week with just a scary looking face, a lot of sleep on the couch, and lots of love from my family.
I feel really really watched over right now.