Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Can Not Kill Me

So, I have been struggling, a little bit, this last week.

I have been sick. Started with a sore throat and progressively got worse. Then Sunday, I realized, that I had pneumonia. Stayed home from church and made plans to go the the doctor on Monday.

By Monday morning, I was in pretty bad shape. So, my husband stayed home with me and I called the doctor. My doctor was on vacation. The office called me back and told me that another doctor would see me. I was more than a little grateful.

The doctor had x-rays done and sure enough...pneumonia. He gave me some of those super antibiotics. And sent me on my way. Had the prescription filled. I was in such a hurry to get this medicine in me, I took the pill in the car.

I have had pneumonia many times and know that when that first pill takes effect, I will not be in any more pain. So, I was excited to swallow that first pill.

A half an hour later...My head is getting hot. Then hives. Huge hives. I called the pharmacy and was told "GET TO THE HOSPITAL QUICK AND GET A SHOT". Well, ok. So, off we went.

Now, I have a lot of allergies. Life has been weird to me in this area. I can be allergic to something and then not allergic to it another. I coded on iodine years ago. Anyway...I am pretty could at telling how I am doing. So, I sat in the hospital parking lot for a while. Not wanting to waste theirs nor my time. But, my husband was more incident. He said he would not be able to rest for fear I would stop breathing. So, I gave in and went inside.

Now, I am a terror in a hospital. I figure they work for me and I have a big say in what they do and do not do. I am allergic to the preservatives in injectable drugs. NO SHOTS. Which I kinda like...because I hate shots.

After a wait, I was taken care of by pills and given new antibiotics for my lungs and treatment for the allergic reaction.

Not my best day. But, God is good. As I look back on it, I love to watch God's hand at work and how He orchestrates our entire day.


I have an ordained time to die and God knows when that is and your schemes will not hold up. When I am done...then I am done.

I love my God and I love to watch Satan's armor get dented now and then by his inept attempts at destruction.


Billy Nelson said...

Ms. Given55

I'm sorry you were ill and I realized how much I don't like to hear you sick or struggling! Not at all! But you're right the devil can't drive you out of your body!
Thanks for your fight of faith and good sense to seek medical aid! We need you, I need you declaring the wonders of our beautiful Lord to as many as will listen! Be whole and mend completely in the name of Jesus! Amen...

Bro. Bill

FancyHorse said...

I've had pneumonia before, too. It's nothing to play around with. And neither is a severe allergic reaction. I am glad you are better now. Thank God!

TJ said...

Amen sister - God is good. So sorry to hear about your pneumonia. My husband had this two months and it is serious. Glad you are doing better. There is such power in Jesus name.

FancyHorse said...

I got an email about this blog today. I guess you've probably heard of it or seen it, but just in case you haven't,

I think it was very interesting that his vision is so similar to yours that you blogged about recently.

We should listen, and take heed! Thank you for your obedience.

Lance said...

Pray for my daughter.She has peanuts and milk allergies.She goes back to the doctor next week.

FancyHorse said...

It's been almost a week since you posted. Are you all right? I hope you're not sick.

Given55 said...

Thank you all. You are all so wonderful. I am doing well. Have another chest xray this week. God bless you all.

Given55 said...


I will be praying. God bless you.

Given55 said...


Thanks for the link. I had not seen it. Awesome.

Sunny said...

sheesh sorry to hear that. I know how that is. I hate going to the ER, not to mention it can take forever to get seen. So glad that you are okay. allergies are crazy!