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November 16, 2007

Rejoicing and Thankful and Relieved

I've been hesitant to give lots of specifics about Hubby's health issues until we know more. . . I appreciate those who have been so supportive of us--calling and writing and emailing and praying.

Of the four most likely possibilities of diagnoses which fit with his symptoms, three of them were tested for and eliminated as possibilities within the first two weeks. While some were pretty serious, all were things we could. . . deal with. That left the most serious diagnosis to still be pursued. The past week, by God's grace, we've been doing alright. Living each day, taking things in the moment, not being too wrapped up in the what ifs.

We received some FABULOUS news today. Hubby saw the neurologist for a couple of kinds of tests, and the most serious of the possible illnesses was ruled out. The neurologist very confidently assured us that it was off the table. We are rejoicing and thanking the Lord and just so, so relieved.

Hubby and I have always dreamed about the future, daydreamed, speculated, drawn castles in the air. . . It was so difficult this past month not be able to do that. Not be able to say, "So, would you rather go to Prague or Budapest?" Not be able to make plans beyond the next month because. . . well. . . we just didn't know.

Hubby's symptoms are continuing, still undiagnosed, but now we are hopeful and joyful and thankful and optimistic. Rejoicing!

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I'm SO glad to hear it. Thanks be to God!!

Posted by: Lenise at November 16, 2007 08:42 PM

Rejoicing with you!

Posted by: Amie at November 16, 2007 08:49 PM

Hurray! All the more for which to give thanks this week.

Posted by: Meredith at November 16, 2007 09:38 PM

So glad to hear this good news! May you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Anne at November 16, 2007 09:51 PM

YAY! YAY! YAY! Praising God in grateful thanks for this good news!!! Continuing to pray for healing and good care and blessings on your family as God carries you through this.

Posted by: Kathy at November 16, 2007 09:51 PM

That's wonderful to hear! Blessings to you and your family.

Posted by: Staci at Writing and Living at November 16, 2007 10:03 PM

Praise God!

Posted by: Martha at November 16, 2007 11:11 PM

I am rejoicing and thankful and relieved, too!

Posted by: kim from hiraeth at November 17, 2007 08:12 AM

Yay! We're rejoicing with you and will continue to pray.

Posted by: Missy at November 17, 2007 09:15 AM

Thank you for sharing in our joy, thanksgiving and relief!

Posted by: TulipGirl at November 17, 2007 09:51 AM

Such wonderful news. I'm so happy for all of you. Praise God!

Posted by: annie at November 17, 2007 10:00 AM

I have been praying for your family each time I visit, I am so glad to hear that the worst possibility has now been ruled out.

May you find your healing answer soon.

Posted by: -Amy at November 17, 2007 01:49 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I hope they find a dx soon but I'm sooooo glad it's not the worst they were fearing!

Posted by: Cassie at November 18, 2007 02:16 PM

I hope you have had a proper celebration. I know what you'll be saying thanks for this Thanksgiving. I'll keep praying that your hubby is completely healed and restored to health. Keep the faith, sister!

Posted by: Mimi at November 19, 2007 02:14 AM

I am encouraged and relieved for you! I hope that you find out the true diagnosis soon.

Posted by: noodle at November 19, 2007 10:37 AM

This is great news! I certainly hope that you're able to determine the underlying cause very soon so you can start dealing with it. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Brian at November 19, 2007 12:49 PM

Hip hip hooray! I am happy and I trust God with you today!

Posted by: Skerrib at November 19, 2007 08:57 PM

I'm very thankful and praying that you find some answers to what's going on soon!

Posted by: chewymom at November 21, 2007 09:33 AM

We hope yall are ok.
We think about yall a lot, wondering how you are doing. We'd like to call, but don't want to intrude...we know yall are tired & busy.

SHAINS MISS YA!

Posted by: Jenny Shain at November 30, 2007 04:49 AM


 
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