My friends, I have a prayer request. This week has been quite a challenge, so please forgive me for not even being able to respond to some of your kind comments.
I started with an earache Sunday night, and with the help of some prescription ear drops, it seemed much better by Tuesday. That was the day when I accidentally sliced open my right pinky finger…just as I was about to leave for Tuesday adoration. I had to go to Urgent Care for stitches instead of spending those precious hours with Jesus.
I found myself joking about all of the mishaps, which included having to relocate practically everything in the house and stash only a few necessary items in the one room we can really use because painters arrived yesterday to paint all of the interior rooms.
I thought my worst problem would be dealing with the paint fumes versus my chronic migraines. But all of that is minor compared to the pain which has returned and spread from my ear to almost the entire right side of my face. It started hitting me like a knife yesterday, and I thought all I needed to do was to keep using my ear drops. But, the pain kept me up all night last night. I talked myself out of seeing a doctor today because the rain was pouring…ten inches in the last couple of days. And…I’m always one to think things will get better in “just one more day.”
But, the pain is now excruciating and truly disabling. I wasn’t able to do much of anything today, and nothing at all tonight. This is unlike any earache I have ever had…it hurts even to touch my hair.
Please pray that I can see my doctor tomorrow, and that he will know what is going on with me. Since I am on a strong antibiotic for the injured finger, the problem with my ear must be more than just a simple infection.
Please forgive me for coming here with my tale of woe. I know that many who will read this are suffering much greater problems. But, this pain frightens me, and I’m too tired to really be brave enough not to ask for your prayers.
As I wake up over and over throughout the night, please know that I offer the pain up for those of you who have asked for my prayers. The pain has been my only prayer for the past two days.
Thank you in advance for your prayers! I love you dearly, my friends.