I had hoped I would be writing today’s blog from my home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but the last five days have not been what I anticipated.
When Dr. Shahinian told me that the recovery period was six to twelve weeks, I naturally thought I would be back at school right at six weeks. While things continue to improve, one of my remaining symptoms is intermediate eye pressure. Exercise does help with the brain pressure and I truly feel most comfortable giving myself a little bit more time to heal before heading back off to school.
I picked up a little bug over the weekend. Nothing related to the surgery, but just having aches, low grade fever, and chills. After being put on some antibiotics, I am already feeling better!
Since my last post, God has reminded me that I can make all of the plans that I want, but ultimately His plans will always prevail.
So within the next few days I plan to continue to work hard to get better. Each day I try and make sure I am pushing fluids, walking, and eating as much as I can. My appetite is still nonexistent at times but when I feel like I can eat, I do! I must admit that I have been so consumed with schoolwork that some days I do not walk enough. I really think walking helps with the brain pressure!
I wanted to share something that really spoke to me during devotion the other morning:
“Instead of desperately striving to maintain order and control in your little world, relax and remember that circumstances cannot touch My Peace.”
–Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling
My sweet little study buddy!