Please would you say special prayers for our daughter Michelle (just turned 39 on November 16). As many of you know, she has a rare blood disorder, had a heart attack 4 years ago, plus fibromyalgia and gynaecological problems. She was in hospital a couple of weeks ago for 2 days – she had been feeling unwell, very sore all over, particularly in her back, hands, arms and legs, and dreadfully tired for some weeks prior to that. The hospital couldn’t find anything when they did tests on her – blood platelets were not too high or too low (for her particular blood disorder, which is polycythaemia), chest x-ray and heart were normal, and other blood tests were OK.
She is just getting worse and no-one can seem to find out what’s going on … she could sleep for 12 hours and still wake up exhausted, with dark circles under her eyes. It’s just so tough on her (and all of us) … by nature she is a happy, energetic “life and soul of the party” kind of person, and very caring towards everyone – people and animals. She would do anything for anyone. Everyone loves Michelle and Mike and they just seem to be friends to all. She has only been married to Mike since 22nd September and should be really enjoying her life. Another cross she has to bear is that, because of her various problems, she is unable to have a baby and that is really tough for her. She is really, really down now and wonders how she is going to keep going if things don’t improve – she said today she’d rather just give up on life, it this is how it’s going to be, and that’s not like her at all. She doesn’t want lots of money or lots of material things ….all she wants is to have a normal, contented life and to be able to do the normal things that most other people are able to do.
She saw our doctor today and he is doing everything he can to find out what is causing this ….. he thinks it could well be the drug she is on for the polycythaemia, as she has been on it for over a year now …. but we just don’t know what else she can be on which will keep the condition under control. Please, please pray that an answer will be found soon and that she will start to improve and become healthy and happy once again. Thank you and God bless you all,
John & Marianne, Prayerlinks