Category: Doctors & Medical Tests

“Do You Feel Joy?”

I waited nervously for a response. Lingering in the air were my unanswered questions about this new type of intense fatigue I’d been experiencing. My long-time doctor leaned forward. Eyeballing me, she asked in a confusingly pointed way, “Do you feel joy?” I didn’t know how to respond. Like a Rubik’s cube, joy is complex …

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Waiting – How to Stand “Strong”

I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately… Waiting for the next doctor’s appointment. Waiting on pathology results. Waiting to see if new treatments will work. Most days I’m ok with the waiting. But occasionally a wave of “what-ifs” makes me wobble and topple into a teary heap. Even when we’re trying our best to …

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Hope #1 – When Hope Hurts (2 Cor 1:8-10)

Last month I met with a new specialist. What a turbulent time it’s been! We’ve embarked on a new treatment path – possibly a dwindling dead end; possibly a tree-lined avenue with heady horizons of restored health. New insights have been offered. New tests have been ordered. New treatments are being trialed – which may …

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