Frustration

Dear Reader,

You may have noticed my posting has been sporadic lately. And a lot of it has been on our medical issues. This one will be no different I’m afraid.

My son had been having some remarkable success with his chronic headache through acupuncture. Unfortunately, last week his acupuncturist got  a bad cold. So she has been unavailable. So we are looking at 15 days between appointments (praying that she will be up to his next scheduled appointment on Wednesday). And his headache is back to being a 3 out of 10 every morning.

And for some reason I feel even more frustrated to have felt like a cure was in our grasp and now we must regress a little. I know in my head that we are way better off that we had been for months and months to at least have something that has worked in the past and presumably will continue to do so. But it is hard to feel so close and then have to come to a grinding halt. I feel like Jonah under his broom tree (was it a broom tree?). It is when God gives me respite and then takes it away that I feel the most frustration.

It does not help that October 19th will make 1 year since this current headache began. One year of headache! Yikes! I can scarcely believe it. I did not even know people could have headaches for so long. I am very glad we are approaching that point with at least some hope in sight. But I want to be able to hold onto that relief. And God seems to be holding it just out of my reach instead.

Interestingly enough, one week later, October 26th, will have 8 years since my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Octobers don’t seem to be good months for us.

Nebby

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I empathize with you. We have some medical and other issues that have us waiting on God (and earthly professionals) for relief. Just when we think something is going to be settled, it turns out not to be It is frustrating. “And God seems to be holding it just out of my reach…” sums up my feelings well. I know we are to trust, but sometimes it is hard!

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  2. I hope your sons headaches are healed or a preventative medication is found soon.
    Any pain, long term, is very difficult and frustrating to handle for sure. May God give you all the grace and patience necessary.

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  3. Thank you both for your comments! Only one more day to wait until he goes to the acupuncturist again. We are praying for her health.

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