Hello to you,
Has another week gone by already? It is amazing
how the week seems so sloooow when I am wearing
this splint on my arm and ye it seems I just sent
out a newsletter. I will write more later, but
thanks for your continued prayers. My fingers
are very sore, but it could be worse. Perhaps
the hard part is the seasonal flares like I had
last weekend when my neck froze into place for
a few days. Many of you have been sharing similiar
symptoms. I am so sorry so many of you are suffering
in so many ways right now. My heart really does
go out to you.
We got the tree up and decorated. I had to be
content with doing much less than I typically
do. Each of our ornaments have a story so I want
to hang them all. Instead, I decided to have a
little fun and tempoarily decorate my spling.
Ya gotta have a sene of humor in it all, right?
in answer to your questions. . . yes, this me
on prednisone and yes, I do have more than 1 shirt
(I just seem to keep having this be in my photos!)
I hope you are having a blessed week. I know
that some days it can all seem like more than
we can bear. I hope you've been able to find some
support at restministriessunroom.com
While surfing the net a while back, I found this
life-saving little coping with illness tip that
I wanted to share with you!
Get organized (yeah, I know... I amtrying to
take my own advice!) and if you can't seem to
find the time or ability, you can now get help
to get organized. If you are stuck in a medical
maze of paperwork or confusion you are not alone.
There is a new specialty that has emerged called
Patient Navigators (PN).
They may coordinate doctors' visits, maintain
telephone contact between patients and physicians,
arrange transportation, help with insurance paperwork,
and even plan what you discuss with your doctor.
PNs can be former nurses, social workers, or community
Although the role was created primarily to assist
the poor, uninsured, and those with low literacy
levels, it's now more common for anyone. See http://www.patientnavigator.com
for more information.
also want to mention another incredible resource
Cancer Patient Advocate at http://www.cancerpatientadvocate.com
. This was began by Lynn Eib who has written summaries
of dealing with illness in amazing version of
the Bible we have available at the Comfort Zone
Bookstore called "He Cares New Testament."
and search 'He Cares' or click
here) You don't have to be a cancer patient
to get a lot of helpful information out of Lynn's
Well, that's all for now. May you feel God holding
you in the palm of His hand as He promises in
Isaiah 49:16: "See, I have engraved you on
the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before
Lisa Copen, Rest Ministries Founder
Rest Ministries Chronic Illness Pain Support