Apr 23, 2018 Latest post:
May 20, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.
For more than 25 years, I have suffered from a complex, difficult to understand health condition. Multiple diagnoses have been given to me by various medical practitioners, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), fibromyalgia (FMS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) [also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)], toxic mold illness, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), eosinophil activation disorder, among others. To simplify things, I often tell people I have an environmental illness (EI) since my symptoms are most often triggered and exasperated by numerous everyday things in the environment of which my body has become hypersensitive.
As my health declined, my husband and I had to make tough decisions of how to live so that I could be as functional as possible. This has caused us to become very isolated. Yet, by the mercy of God, I've been given the gift of faith in Jesus Christ to be Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer and Healer. There is a deep longing in my soul to know and love Him more and more everyday which includes the call to love others, especially in a covenant community of believers. Since my current health impedes me from going into face-to-face community, my intention is to do my best to "chase down community" via journaling my story here on CaringBridge.
We appreciate your support, words of hope and encouragement, and your prayers. Thank you for visiting.