Monday, May 19, 2008

a new week...

Today is my birthday, yay! Getting closer to 50.
And Today I work out with Kristin, its been 2 weeks! (Yup, missed last Monday because of the wedding)(I actually lost weight during the craziness)
Plus I was violently ill for a couple of days last week.
Nowdays, I just feel tired.
I haven't been in the scrap room, except to put things in.

But I don't think its going to be a good week. My bil's girlfriend, Michelle, is in the hospital. She has a very rare condition, something about a fungus that started out in her sinus cavity, has moved to her eye sockets (she will be blind) and possibly into her brain. Gordon was trying to explain it to us, that 97% of those that get this are diabetic (she is) but that this used to be 100% fatal, but she now has a 50/50 chance.

We visited her in the hospital yesterday, and she is a trooper, maintaining her sense of humor. (she is an excellent cook, and they were talking about how she is going to direct cooking with her smell) Yesterday's surgery was to remove part of her septum, she asked us if she now has a "cute button nose".


And she is a fighter...I am hoping for the best for her. And know, that whatever adjustments she needs to make, she can make them.

Today they are moving her to one of the University of CA hospitals, either San Francisco or Standford, where there are specialists.

She came down south for the graduation and wedding. She made it to the graduation, felt poorly, so did not come to the wedding. It was head cold, maybe pneumonia type symptoms...but by Tuesday, she was numb on one side of her face...and then lost sight in her right eye...it all happened so fast.

Just seems like so many things are happening to people we know, all fast and furious, when you feel like you've finally got a little semblence of control and can take a breath, something else happens.

It does put things in perspective, though. What is really important.
Thankfully, we do have someone who is in control, that we can rely on to weather the storm alongside us. I don't know where I'd be without faith in Jesus.
and yesterday, Michelle accepted that gift...and prayed with dh.

(I don't know how to end this entry, except to say thanks for giving me a place to write it out) and I appreciate any prayers ya'll can give us.

3 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and great workout!

Will keep Michelle in my prayers. I can't begin to imagine what she is going through. You are right - where would we be without our faith?

Javajunkie said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry Karen! She sounds like she has a really strong spirit. Sending my prayers for a great recovery for her!

Lida said...

I´m sorry your friend is sick I hope she feels better very soon and very Happy Birthday hope you had a great day!!