"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

10.09.2010

floating in a black hole



Hi blogger friends.  What  a week I have had.   Last weekend began with a lovely time with my share group and a trip to the lake.  What a wonderful time of refreshment and sharing of lives and hearts. We had incredible evening rides on the lake with beautiful clear skies.  While watching the sun set the stars began emerging and oh what a specular site that was.

"I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?"
(Ps 8 3-4)

I came home Sunday full of energy to begin my week and get ready for the next visual journaling workshop at church. Then on Wednesday morning life knocked my for a loop. I stood up and the world around me began to spin.  My world was spinning out of control. I could hardly get to the bathroom fast enough to.......no need to explain that!!!!!!  I have had vertigo before but not like this. I ended up in the emergency room Wednesday evening getting medication, blood drawn, fluids, and a cat scan.Tests came back clear and set me home with medications that have helped, the rooms are no longer spinning, but I am still a bit dizzy. I know that is some of the side effects of the medications, which I find kind of crazy since my problem is dizziness......go figure.    

I am to follow-up with an ENT  and a Neurologist. I think I read migraines can cause vertigo and I have them quite often. 

Saturday's workshop was cancelled. This make me so very sad, but could not be helped.That too is in God's control so I an not going to fret about it to much. I am heading into a very busy time, so please keep me in your prayers.That this episode will pass quickly and that it was a one time event, and I will be back visiting with all my blogging buddies. 

Blessings and hugs!

Oh, why does God take a second look our way?? Because he gave his all for us. His love for us is greater than any other of his creations!  


22 comments:

mystele said...

oh, mary! girrrrl. you better take care of yourself! i hope the follow- up tests are clear, too...love the painting. wow.

Anita said...

Mary...I have a friend who searched for years a reason/cure for vertigo...she suffered so..then she found that valium stopped the spins when they began to come on. I am praying your Lord will direct you....

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh wow that is such a downer. My neighbor has had her bouts of it so I really feel for you. I pray God will hold you steadily in his arms and stop the spinning.

Finally Free said...

Hi Mary,
So sorry to hear about you not feeling well. I am praying that God touches you and you recover quickly.

Father,
We lift up Mary to you. I pray that you touch and heal her of this condition. I pray your angels with healing in their wings touch and heal whatever is causing this problem. I pray that you give her your peace during this time.
In Jesus Name,
Amen

Blessings,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

((((Mary)))) May God's healing touch reach the depths of your soul. Blessings.

sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Mary. And didn't know you suffer from migraines. I used to and once I got a viral infection that had symptoms of the room spinning out of control so I have an idea what you're going through. It was hard to even stand up. Know this....you're in my prayers....that the balm of Gilead cover you. Feel good okay

Buffy said...

Oh Mary how awful,I had that vertigo once and its an awfull feeling! I hope this doesnt last long and that youre feeling better soon. Love your page here. Saying prayers for quick healing.

Joji said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well Mary. May Jesus surround you with his devine healing. Quickly...

Bren said...

Pray you find the source of what's causing this, I have heard the same thing that migraines can have vertigo as an effect as well, darn things! Darn debilitating. Praying for you

Creative Ambitions said...

Hey Mary! Sorry you have vertigo! Praise God the scans were clear... praying for healing and answers for you! Take care!!

Lisa said...

Along with everyone else here, you are in my thoughts.

Lisa

Poetic Artist said...

I do hope you will stop spinning. You are in my thoughts and hope you will heal and get back to your busy self..
Love and Hugs,
Katelen

Nancy said...

Mar, I can't believe this..you are the third friend in the last couple of weeks that have suffered with vertigo and had to go to the hospital.....I am so sorry but I am glad it didn't hit you last weekend while you were with your friends.....I will pray for a speedy recovery and a week feeling wonderful......
Love ya girlfriend.....

Hindsfeet said...

you never cease to comfort and encourage, even when you yourself need comfort and encouragement......

...thank you for this, Mary....you are a lighthouse in the storm, spinning or not.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh sweetie do take care and I'll be praying for your return to complete health. I too have heard that migraines can cause vertigo. My daughter had migraines so badly in high school. The doctors thought hers were hormone related, but then one day a chiropractor started working on her body alignment and every time it helped her migraines to go away. Eventually she stopped having them. Just thought I'd pass that info along to you incase it would be of any help.

Hugs to you Mar!
Lee Ann

Connie Lou said...

Yes, I also pray in agreement that the Lord would touch you and make His healing light to shine upon you. I know that your journaling ministry is a powerful vehicle for healing and deliverance, so I pray for a hedge of protection to be put around you daily. Thank you also, Lord, for your mercies that are new every morning. I pray these things in the name of Jesus...Amen

Bevie said...

Hold on my sweet sister, I'm coming and will care for you..I know how awful vertigo can be, and suspect there may be something to the thought that migraines could be the connection..also sinuses. Our Abba Father is always with you my dear, and perhaps HE decided you needed a couple days to totally relax...you are one very busy lady whom I love dearly!! (((holding you close in prayer)))

thekathrynwheel said...

Mary, it sounds terrible. Hope you get well soon :-)

Denise said...

Praying for you, please take care.

WINDOWLAD said...

"Trials don't come to make us fall, but for us to look for GOD and call. Trials don't serve as key to hate, but rather doors to greater faith..."^^

...be strong... i'll be praying for you my friend!!!:)

...the paintings are great and so you as well...!!!:D

GOD BLESS!!!:)

>Kelvin

Jane Farr said...

I'm so sorry Mary! I know the cause can be a difficult thing to pinpoint and treat, but I pray the cause for both the dizziness and the migranes will be revealed in order for the doctors to know how to proceed with treatment. Praying also that you will not get frustrated but remain confident in His provision for you. ((hugs))

laurel said...

Oh dear! Hugs and prayers coming your way.