Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 2010

This past month has been kind of hard for me. I've been dealing with an infection around the peg tube site. The antibiotics my doctor gave me helped clear it up but then it got worse again. the type of infection I have is very persistent and hard to get rid of. So I went to Hershey to see the doctor that put the tube in. She put me on stronger antibiotics which seemed to work until I started to react to them. Now I'm back on the ones I was taking before. The site looks better but not sure what the next step will be. I may have to have tube replaced which is something I don't really look forward to. I guess it could be worse.
On top of all that, I'm having a difficult time with my inability to enjoy food, communicate effectively, and generally everything I was able to do before. But one thing I'm thankful for are great caregivers who take care of me. I really appreciate my family and the love and support they provide for me. they always make sure to hang out and spend time with me.
I'm in a little bit of a funk right now but it will pass. God always comes through and provides the strength and grace to face each new challenge that we face. All things work together for the good to those that love the Lord. Joy comes in the morning.
Thank you for your continuing prayers.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love you!!!
~ irina ~

Lindsey said...

You are a strong man Gordie. Anthony and I find your attitude about life to be such an inspiration. Your growing faith through all you've been through is the most amazing thing we've ever witnessed. We love you, and will be praying for you GOrdie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordie,

Hope things start to look up for you real soon--I've been hearing from Emy what you guys have been going through the past month. Praying for healing!

Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

Bless you. Your strength and diligent faith and courage in your journey is an inspiration to people you don't even know. Please know you are remembered in my prayers.
Donna Welsh