Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Catching Up

It has been almost 2 weeks since I've been able to blog! I've had so much going on in my life that the computer has been put on the backburner. I haven't had time to catch up on all my bloglines, and even my email (which I usually check daily) had over 150 messages!

Just to give you a quick catch up on my life. On Friday, May 23 my brother married a wonderful young lady named Heather. I have been helping Heather & her mom for about a year to plan the wedding. On Thursday & Friday I was overwhelmed with last minute things to do, and just simply making sure that everything went off well! and.... It was a fabulous wedding! I don't think I've ever seen a wedding go so smoothly! It was simply wonderful! I was very pleased, and so was my brother, my parents, Heather and her parents. After the wedding I simply felt like taking a vacation! The newlyweds went on a cruise and I became a little jealous!


No use whining though, I still had things to do! Last week I spent most of the week planning for this week...Yes, this week June 2 - 6 is our annual Vacation Bible School at our church. This year's theme is God's All Star Champions. So far we've made it through 2 nights, and we've had a fabulous time. We are learning about God's armor. In every sport you have gear that you must wear to be a champion, and the same is true to be a champion for God. You must wear God's gear or as we know it God's armor. Monday night we learned about the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, and how Phillip used his shoes to share the Good News with the Ethiopian Eunich. Tuesday night we learned about the Helmet of Salvation, and how Zacheaus took on the Helmet and started making wise decisions when he became a part of God's team! I am excited about tonight! I feel like one of the kids. I am hearing about things I've known all my life, but it makes it so much more real when I see the kids learning and understanding it on their level!

Yesterday I had that fated appointment with the neurologist! I woke up yesterday with a migraine, and I was dizzy pretty much all day. As you can tell I've really been dreading the appointment! I didn't know what they were going to do, and I just thought this was going to be a consultation visit. I guess I thought wrong! My appointment was at 1:45, and I didn't leave until 4:30. After my "talk" with the doctor he hooked 22 wires to my head, yes I'm sure I looked like Frankenstein! While in the office they conducted a brain wave test. My daughter was with me, and she even said I looked like Frankenstein! I told my husband that he didn't have to go with me because they weren't going to do any tests, and I wanted to make sure that he could get off work when they did! Boy was I wrong! The test lasted for over an hour. The entire time I'm sitting in that dark room, I'm rattling off lists in my head....(when I leave here I need to make tortilla roll-ups for the snack tonight at VBS, find 2 bicycles, 2 helmets, and a bicycle pump for the skit at VBS, and then put Charlie's work uniforms in the washer before I leave the house) over and over and over again this is what I'm thinking. Of course when the doctor came back in he said "We show some abnormalities in the scan, and we are going to send you for a MRI of the brain this Friday" I thought well of course you see abnormalities, I have a migraine, I'm dizzy, and I have a hundred things I need to get done before I leave for the church at 5:30, and you just took 1/2 my day!!!! aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh

The doctor told me he thinks I'm having partial onset seizures! I will not believe it...He gave me a sample of Keppra to take, but I told him until I receive the test results of the MRI, and a second opinion that I'm not taking any medication! I don't have seizures, I do have tremendous headaches that make me dizzy, nauseated, and give me blurry vision! I also have severe pain the back of neck and head. I know that sounds the same as a headache but it isn't. It feels like a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve...hahhaha, a pulled muscle in my wouldn't that be funny! You have to laugh or you'll just cry!

My pastor told me that he believed that God would bring me through this and if I was willing that I would be a miracle! I know God still performs miracles, and I am willing to be a miracle for him! I have asked my church to pray and I am asking you to pray too! I know God made me so he can fix whatever is wrong with me.

I have too much to do to be sick! While I was in the doctor's office yesterday I was reading a magazine and in it there was just a little quote that said "For every 1 thing you have wrong, you have 50 blessings, Count them!" Well, I am just going to count my blessings, and believe in God!


Mari said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering how things were going. I'm glad the wedding went well. I'll be keeping you in my prayers as you deal with this latest development.

Valerie said...

I am believing with you & for you, Krista. You are HIS miracle! I have missed your posts! I am glad you are back.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Glad you are back.. I know you have been busy.. Sounds like a wonderful wedding.. and YES, I AM JEALOUS OF A CRUISE!

Have a Blessed weekend!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Oh my goodness! What scary tests. I hope everything turns out just fine!!!

Alice Grace said...

You are very brave and full of faith! My prayers and thoughts are with you. The first thing I thought about after reading your post is that you put everyone else first and your duties at the VBS, and then told about your own possible health problems. That speaks well of you and what a dedicated person you are. Valerie tells me what a wonderful friend you are and I am proud you two have each other.

Heather Cassell said...

My wedding made it in your blog!!! I feel so special. You did such a great job on everything. We couldn't have done it without you.
I feel so blessed to have a sister-in-law like you. It's an honor to be your new sister. You have been such a blessing to me and Sky. Thanks for everything.

Praying for you daily.