I have been sick for almost a week, and I desperately need your prayers.
I started out with chills and body aches last Wednesday evening that turned into a 5-day fever of 101. I couldn't get into my doctor so I went to the after hours clinic, and they immediately sent me to the ER. Some friends took me there and stayed with me until I was released. Bloodwork and chest x-rays showed nothing. After following up with my family doctor it has been determined that I have some kind of virus.
I got up several days expecting to go to work, only to find my self too dizzy and shaky. I felt a lot better yesterday, and I fully intended to go to work today...but again I was dizzy and almost passed out in the shower.
My boss informed me that I have to go on disability when I run out of sick time...fortunately before this I had 96 hours of sick time. This has taken up 40 so far. I am hoping that I can get back to work soon, but don't want to push it either.
Please pray for restoration and healing and that I would not needlessly worry about finances. My sick days are paid for, but there are going to be quite a few of medical bills. I am already at my limit of what I can pay as I am trying to pay off several medical bills from previous illnesses this year. God has always miraculously provided in the past, so you would think I wouldn't be concerned...but stupidly I am.
Every day I am sick, I am one day closer to being well. Yes, this is discouraging and I am going to stay positive above all else.
On a good note, during this time at home I bought my ticket to London this week that a friend is paying for, and managed some details for the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Urbana missions conference that I am attending after Christmas. I also finalized details for our vacation at InterVarsity's Cedar Campus.
I have so much to look forward to, and I am not letting this recent illness get the best of me!