We would appreciate your prayers. We are uncertain if what I am experiencing is spiritual or the result of a weakened immune system. Over the course of three days I have been placed on seven different drugs, add to that the two I take on a daily basis for my thyroid; I feel like a walking pharmacy.
Two days ago I began treatment for chronic gastritis, ulcers and a gastrointestinal fungal infection. Yesterday, I noticed a painful area below my right eye which seemed to resemble a mosquito bite. However, this morning I woke up and the "bite" was more swollen and painful and was accompanied by a terrible headache. Upon closer examination I realized that this was not a bite but a shingles outbreak. I called my Dr. and he has put me on two more drugs.
On a different note, although we have reason to believe it is effecting my health, as we have been packing we have realized that our house has a major black mold problem. We had to clear the boys out of their room after we found mold/moisture under one of their mattresses. My closet is covered in the nasty stuff, as is our bathroom and kitchen. If any of you ladies have information of how black mold effects your health, I would love to know. Looking back we see that my health always takes a nose dive in the rainy season (I know that rain in a tropical area is a breeding ground for mold spores).
In all of this, in the midst of looking after ten children and preparing to move, I am meditating on this portion of scripture,
"NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME." Acts 20:24