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As Steve mentioned in our final CarePage post, we have found ourselves battling a new onset of similar brainstem symptoms from the past plus the addition of new problems arising from the battle with my connective tissue disease, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. (EDS) We have had a multitude of scans and tests completed and the results indicate that the road ahead may be a very difficult one. In the next few weeks, we will be evaluating all of those results with my team of specialists, as well as bringing some new medical specialty areas of expertise on board. (see Calendar Updates)
I have had almost 4 years of glorious pain-free, healthy, nearly medicine-free living! It has been a season of refreshment and brought more joy than I could have ever imagined! I plan to continue living life to its fullest - with passion and intentionality. As my health allows, I hope to continue my education toward and time spent as a Biblical Counselor; as well as my many current volunteer endeavors in the Fire District and in our Lacey community.
These last four years have given me insight while preparing me for the season I now find myself enduring. I am confident God will provide what I need to move forward on this, once again, difficult journey. I feel I have been uniquely gifted for the complexities presented by the latest developments in my life. The past is such a phenomenal teacher. The morning I was scheduled to pick up the bulk of my radiological reports, my bible reading included the following verse:
“Fear not for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you; I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
The reports were heart-breaking and over-whelming, but just as I felt my heart heading toward despair, I was reminded of God's words to me that morning . . . “be not dismayed”. So, as I claim those words, I ask you to do the same. Continue walking with us on this journey, encourage us with your words, pray for us when you think of us, share our story to encourage others, and always know of our heartfelt love and thanks for making this journey with us. We will update here as details unfold in the next few weeks..
“My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19
Lee and Steve