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Spread the Love Friday – You Can Do It Everywhere!

Happy Friday! I'm posting today from the hospital. For my followers who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, you'll understand when I explain that some of the medications we take actually hurt our immune systems and make it difficult to fight off illnesses, food poisoning and other things that don't seem to bother others. We are . . .

And it shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.  Isaiah 65:24

Happy Friday!  I’m posting today from the hospital.  For my followers who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, you’ll understand when I explain that some of the medications we take actually hurt our immune systems and make it difficult to fight off illnesses, food poisoning and other things that don’t seem to bother others.  We are classified as immune system compromised.  It becomes a balancing act.  We can’t go through life in a bubble or with a mask on all the time.  At the same time we can’t stop our medication, if we want to function in the world.  It’s a little frustrating to watch others our age or older performing simple tasks so much better.  So, that’s what happened to me.  I don’t know if I had a bad case of food poisoning, a tummy virus, or a problem with the lack of good bacteria in my stomach, but I needed a little help after five days.

Asking for help may sometimes seem horrible, but it is not the worst thing in the world.  Being dependent on others gives them a chance to receive blessings from giving and allows us to understand what others are going through.  I can’t tell you how blessed I am.  First of all, my wonderful husband has waited on me for days.  Second, my staff are second to none.  Every opportunity available they are cheering me up.  They have texted or called me everyday.  Last night we had a wonderful visit in the hospital and I am enjoying the beautiful flowers they brought me. Today, we had a FaceTime chat and it was followed by a text with this photo.

Isn’t that awesome!  It touches my heart.  I also had a visit from three of my Crafty Ladies.  It’s always good to be cheered by our sisters in Christ.  Finally,  what a blessing the doctor and hospital staff has been to me!  Wow!  They have been responsive, caring and just all around wonderful.  Last night as the nurse was taking my blood pressure, I noticed a cross hanging around her neck.  It’s just nice to know that Christians are providing care for us when we are sick; people with the same love for God.  Oh, and now that I can keep food down, the food is out of this world delicious!  God is so good.

While I have been in the hospital, I have had worries about work, deadlines, meetings, and similar matters.  God worked all that out for me.  There is really no need for worry.  Just trust him.

While I’m in the hospital, I’m not going to waste a moment. I’m spreading the love to healthcare providers today!  I hope you wil also spread God’s good love everywhere you go.  God bless you!

22 comments

  1. I suffer from an auto immune disorder called interstitial cystitis and I know how difficult it is to live with a chronic illness…i pray for your fast recovery…get well soon…Cheers and hugs

  2. I love how great your attitude is in all of this. My best friend also suffers from this condition and her strength and optimism are inspiring. Thank you for spreading the love and reminding us to keep on pressing.

  3. What an experience to share! Praise God He is with you and you are seeking Him <3 Even If, is one of my favorite songs. When I struggle trusting God, I like listening to it.

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