Allison Workman Allison's journey

First post: Feb 4, 2011 Latest post: Feb 17, 2024
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This is my journey as a "fearfully and wonderfully made" girl, living with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dystonia, and Autonomic Dysfunction. I have allergic type reactions to perfumes, fragrances, lotions, colognes, chemicals, cleaners, food (including the smell), sunshine, extreme heat/cold, altitude change, and much more. I often say I'm "allergic to life"! I have both a G and a J feeding tube to supply my nutrition and drain my stomach and a Hickman line through which I get IV Benadryl pumped continuously into my veins via a CADD pump to keep my severe reactions to a minimum. My life is full of doctor appointments, hospital admissions, procedures, medications, reactions, and pain. Life isn't easy, but I know my Lord is with me each step of the way. I know He has a purpose for this journey and a plan for my life.  I enjoy playing the trumpet, classical & Christmas music, photography, laughing, bright colors, fun socks, and zebra stripes.

"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it." {unknown}

Isaiah 26:4 
"Trust ye in the LORD for ever:  for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"

II Corinthians 12:9
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:  for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
Matthew 11:28
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Luke 18:27
"And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."