The antibiotics did not trigger a “code blue” and are now waging war with the e.coli in my system. The last cephalosporin I took was quite an event culminating with a team of 12 reviving me. My doc is not concerned about the e.coli. He says it will clear.
The “issues” that concern him are my two liver bile ducts. My CT scan shows that they are narrowing for some reason and backed up bile is not a good thing. A lot of times this issue resolves on its own. Other times docs have to “go in there” and fix them.
I don’t like the sound of “go in there” so I’m praying it resolves with nudging from the Lord. He can nudge them to widen.
On a side note …
I never expected what has happened since May 2011 with this journey blog. Today, it has more than 5000 readers. Many of them have been struggling with faith issues, chronic illness, or finances. Some readers have received transplants while others are hanging on waiting for a donor – livers, lungs, kidneys, hearts … Some have friends and loved ones going through hard times. Others are people I have direct and indirect connections with.
I really appreciate all of the emails and messages that come. I pray that I can encourage you never to give up. Those of you who have put your faith in Jesus as you’ve read along, I hope you will keep in touch and we’ll keep growing. And those who feel your faith rekindling through sensing the depth of grace, I hope you’ll let nothing stomp out that flame.
The weird thing? This blog has resulted in a much larger “church” than I have ever served. I’ve met so many people and had so many conversations.
In May 2011, I heard God speak within me and tell me to write honestly. Now, this virtual church of sorts makes me understand why.
All of you bless me much more than you will ever know. I love your emails – positive, negative, questioning, celebrating, mourning, up, down or whatever.
Community and sharing life is vital to our growing.
On a final note. See this picture? If someone ever tries to put an IV into you at this spot, punch them in the nose! Haha