Friday, April 17, 2009

OK so I'm back :)

I have been so busy over the past few months that I completely forget to come on here and update what's been going on in my life. So here we go:

I have officially started school which is taking up much more time than what I thought it would. Why was I expecting that my Hermeneutics class would be a simple class? I mean it is a class on basic Bible interpretation. Ummmm trying to translate without allegorizing what the Scriptures mean is a lot harder than I thought. I am in the process of reading 2 books and writing a 1 page summary of a single chapter on Bible Interpretation as well as a book called "Food for Faith". It takes a look at your personal relationship with God. Needless to say I had no idea that I was going to be examining my relationship with God in this class. I also have questions to answer for each lecture I listen to online. Problem is...the syllabus jumps around so trying to figure out where the guy is speaking from is kinda hard. Overall, I am enjoying the class and cannot wait to see what all I have learned by the end of June.

I have also moved into my new apartment! Yes, I moved AGAIN! 2 years ago this month I originally moved into this apartment complex into a 1 bedroom, then my (ex)friend Brad called and told me that he wanted to move out here, and so I moved into a 2 bedroom. We know how that turned out. After being in that apartment for a little over a year, I decided that I didn't feel like paying that much in rent and so I downsized back into a 1 bedroom. Hunny and I are still getting adjusted to the place as it is hard to find a place for everything that fit into a 2 bedroom and put it away in a 1 bedroom. No more extra room to put all my crap when company comes over :(

And then finally, I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For over a year I have had chronic diarrhea (about a month before I went to Israel). At first I thought it was from the stress of Brad ditching me with the apartment, then it got worse when I came back from Israel, so I thought it was something I was eating. I was drinking a protein shake in the morning so I cut that out for a month and it did not get better. I then did my own food studies eliminating different food groups as well as adding different food into my diet. Nothing got better. So after much asking and pleading from my family I went to see my doctor. I asked him right away to try an antibiotic only because I was hoping that it was a bacteria in my system. It didn't help. The doctor told me that if the antibiotic didn't help I would have to go see a gasetroenterologist. So I went to see Dr. Kumar and went under for a colonoscopy. I was thinking as I was going in (and the nurses reaffirmed this) that I was too young to have this going on! So he took some biopsies and sure enough they came back as ulcerative colitis. So now I am on an anti-inflammatory as well as a probiotic which is helping to slow things down. The nurse pratcioner also informed me that I am anemic as well as I have some signs of developing Rheumatory Arthritis. Once again...I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!

So now my life is school, still unpacking and taking medications (up to 15 pills a day). Luckily school is showing me and reaffirming to me that I need to trust in God. He programed my body this way and knew everything was going to happen this way as well. I just have to accept it, which is the hardest thing to do. Not just a as human but as a Christian. I just have to have faith that He will get me through this as he has gotten me through so many other things in my life.


Cindy said...

Thanks for the update!!

Glad that school is going well and that you're learning lots! I'm so excited that you've undertaken this journey. No matter where it leads you, it will bring you closer to God. Can't beat that!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Yes, you are TOO YOUNG! We will be praying for a speedy recovery!

Heather said...

Hello lovey- I'm really sorry you are dealing with health issues. I hope that you will be able to stabilize soon, so your medications and diet can be more manageable. Much love, and you know if you ever get bored (lol... what is free time??) you can call or text me! I'm lame and always home!!) <3 <3 <3