I have had one dramatic weekend since Thursday last week leading up to today. Massive abdominal pain, vomit, diahorrea, dehydration, hospital and drips sums it all up. Enough said. Nevertheless, praise God! I am back from the emergency department in one piece. Truth be told, I am slowly developing a phobia to hospitals and clinics, now if a friend asks me to go to the hospital, I will be protesting like a little child kicking up a huge fuss. Yet I have to say the Mater Hospital did a great job in trying to give me a more positive hospital experience, and I do take my hats off to them because I left the hospital a much more energetic and happy person. Though still tired and moody accumulated over the past couple of days of sickness.
When I first saw my GP on Friday morning, I had symptoms that gave her reasons to worry and send me off for an endoscopy. I figured that my GP was just being overly cautious and I just felt the peace of God that everything was going to be alright. Being relatively new to the public health system in Australia, I was horrified to find out that it might be a possible 12 month wait to have an endoscopy done. In a state a of panic, I broke into tears, but got a grip of myself and remembered that I serve a God much greater than everything I have experienced the past couple of days. And when I saw my GP on Tuesday evening, I was diagnosed with Gastroenteritis, more commonly found in children. However, because I work in childcare, I could have caught it from one of the kids. It was a relief to at least find half the cause of the illness I have been having. The other half is yet to be known, but I am still trusting God with all of my heart that nothing is wrong 🙂
What I have learnt over the couple of days:
- My God is greater, my God is stronger than anything we are facing.
- I need to be disciplined in what I can or cannot eat.
- I have awesome friends who love me so much to go the extra mile for me.
- To rejoice and be thankful in every circumstance.
- Faith shouldn’t die if answers comes slowly, for the delay may be God’s way of working His will.
- Curling up into a ball increases your threshold of pain in your abdominal area.
- Medications and doctors are awesome, but ultimately God is our healer.
It’s been an exhausting couple of days, but God has always sustained me for things that needed to be done! For example, having had diahorrea for the whole of Saturday, I was perfectly fine for Chillax on Sunday. Similarly on Tuesday, I was sick till I landed in hospital, yet with 4 hours sleep, I survived an entire day of first aid course which I passed with flying colours. God is good. Through it all, God is faithful.
I’ll sing to You Lord
A hymn of Love
For Your faithfulness to me
I’m carried in everlasting arms
You’ll never let me go
Through it all
I know many of you have been praying for healing, thank you so much! Please continue to do so, and to pray for wisdom for my doctors as well 🙂 A greater testimony is going to come out of this!