My apologies for going AWOL on your guys! I'm a terrible blog hostess.
It's been a rough month. Let me just say, I'm glad February is over.
Just to give you all an update, I'll share a little of what went on. You see, I have MS. And it was time for my yearly MRI. Normally, this wouldn't have been a problem, but the docs encouraged me to get it done in one of those closed MRIs. Well . . . ha! I'm extremely claustrophobic. But I decided to be strong and do it. After all, I've signed up to take part in a study in Buffalo, New York (here's a link if you're interested in reading what that's about: http://www.perspectivaciudadana.com/contenido.php?itemid=31378) and they'd need me to be in a closed MRI, so I thought this would be good practice. Whew!
Well, here's a note I sent out to family and friends (and I should have included it here! How rude of me not to):
Thank you for all your prayers. I made it through the MRI all right. Had a few mini panic attacks while inside the machine (I'm very claustrophobic), but I got through it just fine. I figured, if I don't stay calm, they'll have to stop and start all over. The more trouble I caused, the longer it would take. So, I prayed myself through. I'll find out the results sometime next week. We were hoping to know today, but because it's a Saturday, they couldn't say anything.
I have to share a little something with you. Before I left, I was in the shower praying and asking God to take away my fear. I then asked Him to show me that He's here with me, that I'm not alone. At that moment, a song came on the radio (I listen to K-love) about how we don't have to be afraid because if God is with us, who can be against us (it's a quote from scripture). I kind of chuckled and said, "Yes, God. I hear the song." Then I said, "I'll just imagine that the machine is Your hand. And while I'm in there, I'll imagine You holding me in your hands." Well, right after that, a new song came on and it had one line in it that I caught that went something like: "I'll hold you in my hands." I started crying when I heard that. It was only mentioned in one verse, and I couldn't understand the other verses very well, but I caught the one I needed most.
It was just so nice to have that comfort before I left the house. I know your prayers helped. Now let's pray for positive results!
As for those results. After waiting two weeks, I finally called them. They said, it usually takes three weeks, but in the end, no news is good news. Now I'm praying they don't call me! :-)