Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Wow, time is flying and here we are back again for Thankful Thursday with Rebecca Jo @ Knit By God's Hand. 

This week I am thankful...

** after a lifetime of struggling with health issues, being told it was all in her head, my daughter finally has a diagnosis that explains everything. Fibromyalgia. She's being referred to a pain management doctor who specializes in fibromyalgia. Praying this is the step that will finally allow her to live a more normal life.

** Colton also saw the doctor this week because he's been having a rough time at home and at school. Anytime he's away from home he repeats over and over, "I want to go home." ADHD is strongly suspected, but they won't definitely diagnose it until he has started kindergarten. Anxiety is confirmed. They have been referred to a family counselor, probably a good thing because I'm sure his mama's own anxiety and depression affect him, as do his daddy's silence and recent depression over the loss of his brother. Then there was all the upheaval that brought and the sudden insertion of a cousin into the family dynamics and the just as sudden withdrawal. I suspect he is feeling more than a little confused, scared, bewildered, and insecure. That mom and dad discuss everything within his hearing probably doesn't help. Tim and I are very relieved and thankful they are going to get some help.

** I saw my diet doctor for the first time in a year this week and am on getting back on track. Since I had so much trouble with Ozempic, they are going to try me on another medicine in the same class and hope I get the same weight loss results I had with Ozempic. I hope so. Ozempic was a game changer, but the world class constipation was not a side effect I could live with.

** We're enjoying a few cooler days (60's with nighttime lows in the 40's) before the weekend gets here with high temperatures expected to reach into the 90's! Ugh. That is too hot for me. I will be found lying on the floor in front of the air conditioner for most of it, I am sure.

** A great day with my little partner in crime. She is a girl after my own heart...fierce; independent; adventurous; strong; sweet and tender (when she wants to be); a tomboy who picks up bugs, tells poop jokes and paints her nails; and is uproariously funny!

** A surprise visit from my cousin's daughter and her family on Sunday. I haven't seen or heard from my cousin since the day we buried his mother. I haven't heard from his brother, either. I think they have written me and my mom off since she is remarried and I was adopted by my dad, so not a blood relative. I am not heartbroken. Neither of them are someone I want to spend time with. I was closer in age to the older one's children and that was one of the cousins who came to visit. Anyway...we had a great time catching up, laughing, and watching her kids play with my grandchildren while we enjoyed the first cookout of the year.

** I finally started Priscilla Shirer's bible study of Elijah and it is promising to be fantastic. I look forward to sitting down with it every morning to start my day.

** for all of you! 


  1. Hi Stacy. I love that picture. So glad that you and your daughter and getting help for health issues. Also good that your daughter's family is seeing a counselor. That can be helpful. We have had a warm week here, but it is going to cool off for the weekend. I will be joining with you and Rebecca Jo later today.
    Have a good Thursday.

  2. I love all of Priscilla's studies!
    Fibromyalgia... Why is it so hard to diagnose? Glad she has an answer though!!!!
    So what kind of doctor do you go to for your weight loss? Is it a normal general practioner or a specialist?

    1. I think it's so hard to diagnose because there is NO test for it. You have to test for and eliminate everything else in the world. Well, that and it takes a long time to find a doctor that takes you seriously. So many have just brushed her off or implied it was all in her head.

  3. I love that picture of you and your granddaughter. So glad your daughter now has a diagnosis.

  4. Great photo of you and your mini-me!! I'm glad your daughter is going to get some help and has a diagnosis!! Hopefully Colton will be able to cope better as life settles down for everyone. Prayers for your sweet family!! xo



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