Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Results

Well, as many of you have been asking I thought this might be the easiest way to inform about the results to my blood test. If you have followed my post or facebook then you know I have been having some issues off and on for over 2 years. Not until recently have the problems increased to cause some big interruptions in my day. Thankful for a friend that pushed me to begin discovering what might be causing my joint problems I was able to meet with the doctor the day before Thanksgiving.

Nothing is for sure yet, but I will be going to see a specialist in the coming days. My blood work showed that I have possible Rheumatoid Arthritis. WOW! Really?

A flood of emotions...thankful it isn't worse and yet a little overwhelmed to think this is what I might be dealing with on this side of heaven.

It has put a little damper on things as last night my right wrist has gone out. I figure by this evening or tomorrow morning I will be fine again. Sad that lately about once a week now something goes on strike!

Discouraged that I can't get the house decorations finished, help Barry with the baby, do the laundry, wash the dishes, fix a drink, button my jeans, or open a door. But I can be thankful that life goes on and this will pass for now. Hoping there is a good solution to keep me functioning for years to come. Praying my family will give much grace when moms body doesn't want to do what it always has done!

That is all we know for now. Not sure how quick I will get to see the specialist but I am quite confident this is out of my comfort zone. I really do not like seeing doctors. I kinda have a fear of them which is silly coming from a woman who has had 9 births! Approaching this carefully as I also begin reading what natural approaches I can take.

So what am I left with?

Remembering that God has created all things. I am thankful for a precious family that serves their mom from time to time. I am thankful for the days I actually get to pick up the laundry, do the dishes, and scrub the toilets. I am thankful for friends that encourage me to do things I don't like, like see a doctor. I am thankful for all who have shown concern and prayed with me.

In the meantime, "I will be JOYFUL always; PRAY continually; give thanks in ALL circumstances; For this is God's will for me in Christ Jesus!


  1. Shannon,
    I'm so sorry! However in saying that, I am also so very thankful that it is not something worse. I know our God is big enough to sustain you and your family during these times of trials and please know that your many friends are lifting you up daily to the Father who can comfort better than any of us can! I'm sure it seems very scarey and overwhelming, thank you for sharing so that we know how to pray for you all!! Much love sent your way and wish I could hug your neck!!

  2. Wow. That's big. Such an opportunity to rest in the Lord! Will be praying for you! And please let me know if it turns out to be that for sure. My sister-in-law has RA and is having wonderful success with an unusual treatment. I know she'd love to visit with you!