Hello my friends. I hope this post finds everyone well, and happy.
I wanted to tell you what is going on with me and why I am not around as much.
I am as most of you know a diabetic and it went undected for years. As a result of that I have diabetic neuropathy. Six years ago I had back surgery and my doctor said I had this disease and it was bad then. Now it is horrible. If you have not experienced this it is hard to explain. Your feet have a mind of their own. They are very cold, numbness, swell, painful, but the worst part is the burning. It is better during the days but at night it is terrible. I have not slept for any amount of time in days. I cannot lie in bed. I have to get up. I spend most nights setting in my den praying and crying. The burning is unreal.
Yesterday was the first time I had left my home in a week. It took me all day to get ready to do this. My husband and I went out to dinner. I was okay for a while even feeling joy, and able to eat. An hour after arriving home I was in severe pain again. This is a tricky disease there are times when you appear to be pain free, (which I am never without pain) but you can function normal for a while. Yes I have been to the doctor, but none of the medications are working. It is now spreading to my hands. I am still going to church and teaching, this is something I do not want to give up but at times is very hard for me. I still volunteer in the pantry for 2 hours 1 day a week. Please pray that I can continue to do these things. Please pray for me to be able to sleep at night.
I have just started taking some vitamins that are suppose to help.
Please understand if I am not around as much, but please know I read your post when I can and think of each of you often. Until next time know I care about each of you.