Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Been A While

It's been awhile since I last posted...not sure why. Busy working on a couple of projects for one thing, but also I think I'm in that familiar "funk" of just getting by. I'm definitely not depressed or anything, just frustrated with CIDP. I'm sure you've been there. I'm sure we've all been in that place where we have to just put one foot in front of the other, not showing any emotion or the flood gates will open. Been there? Welcome to chronic illness! **smile**

Even in the "funk", I have HOPE. Tremendous HOPE! I'm sure this will pass and I'll be dealing with my body better in a few days. Like everyone else, I just get frustrated at not being able to do what I want my body to do. Grrr! Don't know what works for you, but what works for me is spending some alone time with God. I have some work to do this morning, but my afternoon belongs to Him!

Hope you have a great day filled with refreshing hope!
Kristen

10 comments:

Joyfulsister said...

Hi My sister (( Hugz)))
Oh how I can relate to the funk, I was just telling a couple of my co workers I was feeling like I was in a funk, I tried to explain it and why I used the word funk I don't know it was just how I was feeling, but if you look in the dictionary under funk you would be surprised to see the meaning. I think it was something to do with a weary spirit I have to go check it again. But it make sense of how I was feeling. I'm undergoing some important tests so please pray my strength in the Lord and for good results. I hope you are feeling better I wanted to stop by and see how you were doing.. Hugz Lorie

David Hines said...

Hi Kristen,
I can relate. I was dx last year with CIDP. I'm undergoing IVIg and the verdict is still out on wether I am responding. It sure doesn't feel like it. I can relate to your comments. I seem to drift in and out of remission's and relapses.
My blog is: Hope-in-Motion.blogspot.com

Feel free to visit and comment if you wish.

God Bless,
David H

Joyfulsister said...

Hi My sister..
I just wanted to say thank you from my heart for your prayers I have an update on my blog. We will continue to keep each other in prayer, I do hope you are feeling better today, just know I do care and you are a blessing to me. Luv ya Lorie

Kristen said...

Welcome David!
Glad you're here!
With HOPE,
Kristen

Kristen said...

Lorie,
You're the best...thanks!
Love ya,
Kristen

Patty said...

Hi, it's my first time here..you expressed in your post just how I feel at times living with chronic illnesses...just in a funk sometimes, a lot of the time..frustration to things I want to do!
I'll be back, thanks for posting and your devotional today.

Blessings, Patty

Kristen said...

Hi Patty!
I'm so glad you stopped by and let me know you were here. Hope to hear from you again soon.
With HOPE,
Kristen

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Kristen..
Please come to my blog I have two awards for you!!
Hugz Lorie

DA Wagners said...

It's just amazing how people can still show earnest love for God even though their health is not at 100%. I've been sick from my first-trimester, and it was so hard just to do daily tasks. When the sickness finally eased off a little, I remember thinking, "It's so much easier to live life and please God when my health is restored!"

I'm praying for you! I'm praying that God gives you an abundance of grace and energy to make up for the slack in your health. I know that you will be blessed for trudging forward.

Joe-Knee said...

Kristen, it is so neat to hear that someone else knows what I am going through. But more than that, it is encouraging to know that you love the Lord too. I was only diagnosed in July. They thought it was GBS since April but plasma didn't seem to do much for me. I can't imagine what it would be like to be going through this for 12 years. I hope I can have the strength and faithfulness to keep going if mine continues for this long. I do know that I certainly have hope knowing that I have someone bigger than me that is in control. Keep fighting and know I will be thinking about and praying for you.