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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another Ship Sailing Away

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Trying to stay positive as yet once again....... I am standing on the shore.......... watching yet another of my ships sail away and disappear over the horizon.  The ship that was the 1/2 marathon I'd signed up for in June.  The ship that was to take Mr. C and I to Ghana in a few weeks......

Last night I am told I seized for an hour and a half.  One seizure after another.  All I know is that today I am in bed, sleeping a lot, and can hardly move as my body feels like it has been kicked and beaten with a club.

I think that perhaps if I may make a request........ next time I am standing on the shore watching my ship sail away........ can it please at least be on a beach on a tropical island?  A beach without mosquitoes.  Damn you West Nile Virus!

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  1. Sweetie, I am so sorry. Hope you are able to rest, recover, and heal, both body and spirit.

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    1. Thank you Korrie. I'm working on it.

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  2. Guy said B had to take you home last night. He didn't tell me this. I feel ashamed I didn't know. Why, I wonder? What was different? Not the trip. I don't see how the trip could have done this. Of course I don't know what you've been doing - but I have fancied I had a feel for it. This just blows me away. I'll call you tomorrow. I'm so sorry. Jody is going to die over this.

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    1. We don't know what is different. I've not been taking my supplements like I should for the last few weeks. Yesterday I pushed myself too hard. I knew I was going down but I ignored the signs thinking I could rest today............

      I know! This has nothing to do with my trip. I was so relaxed at Jody's. Way more relaxed then when I am at home that is for sure! Jody isn't doing well either.

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  3. Oh Rachel! No! No! No! I can't tell you how much this hurts my heart. We are both not well right now, but spring does always seem to take it's toll on us West Nile Victims. I was just at the West Nile Doc in Chicago Tuesday and he reminded me of that. Perhaps the trip coupled with the before and after stuff that goes along with preparedness is not helping either one of us, but from my end I would not change things no matter how rotten I feel. Having that opportunity was a blessing. Maybe it was everything PLUS the travel. Who knows, we can guess till the cows come home but bottom line is: WE never know really what causes us to crash like we do. God Bless you sweetie and I am so sorry you had such a day yesterday. I will pray for you today that God wraps his arms around you and shields you with healing. I love you. Feel better. I will call soon.

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    1. I didn't think about the spring thing....... you're right. There's so much to remember/forget with all of this virus stuff.

      I wouldn't change a thing either Jody. I'm glad I came out to meet you and visit. I'd do it all over again and hope to again. :D I love you too and YOU take care and feel better. Quit pushing yourself. I'll tell Ron to make Maxx sit on you and not get up! :D

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  4. Spring. Barometric pressure changes - flying - hmmmm. Could air pressure changes have anything to do with it? Shocking, when you realize we are always just skating on the surface of disaster - we think we know so much, and we know so so very little. I wanted to call you this morning, but I was afraid you'd be asleep.

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    1. Who knows. It's a puzzle. One I can't make out.

      You could have called. You know you are always welcome to call or stop by.

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  5. So sorry to hear this Rachel. I wish there was something I could do! Just know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and wishing West Nile was something I could wish away. Feel better!

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    1. Thank you Gerb. I am feeling the prayers of many. I am getting stronger each day and am amazed at how quickly the pain is going away. How quickly my body is healing. I know this is from all of the prayers.

      Life is good. I am so greatly blessed. One of many blessings I am blessed with is having you in my life.

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  6. Oh Rachel, I'm so sorry to read this. You're in my thoughts and I wish that there was something better I could say, especially as I'm coming to read this so late. I do hope that you're feeling a little stronger now and that you'll be feeling like yourself again soon. Sending you much love and a virtual hug xxx

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    1. Thank you Julie! I am feeling stronger this week. Especially the last few days. A gift I feel so I am able to enjoy the holiday weekend with The Native's. I feel very blessed and grateful. Thank you for the hug. :D xxoo

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