A blog to share about Adrenal insufficiency, Addison's Disease, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Music, Inspiration, Scrapbooking and other elements viewed through the lens of my life. I'm hoping that others who are traveling this journey may find some commonality, and maybe some information and inspiration.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This Week

P365 14 by PattiP88
P365 14, a photo by PattiP88 on Flickr.

First of all, this photo is of a few gifts from my one of my very sweet granddaughters. She loves to draw and color and paint, and was so thrilled to discover a hidden art box in my pantry the other day.

This is a bright spot in the week, which has been full of other things that are potentially very stressful.

First of all, our autistic granddaughter's teach told my daughter that it looks like E is having small seizures. The doctors had warned of the possibility years ago, and she's already been checked for them once when she was around two years old. They got her right into the doctor and he said it sounds like it could be absence seizures. She's scheduled for an EEG (I think that's it) to check it out.

And, this little girl's daddy had to go in for tests for something else this week and now we're waiting for biopsy results. Cancer or no, he isn't well, and he's the sole breadwinner since my daughter homeschools the old two children. Life could be changing in many ways for them.

My older son had to fly back to Afghanistan on Friday, his R&R over. The next 9 months will be very long for him and his girls.

Plus, I'm trying to figure out a few health issues of my own. We've got a direction we're looking in, but time will tell if we're right or not.

Many things to potentially be stressed about. Sometimes it seems like there's never an end to issues. One gets settled and another crops up. But I think that's just life. And many people have many more challenges than we do.

Here's a little video that brings that home:


This young man has got to be one of the most determined people I've ever heard of to recover and apparently thrive. And it makes most every day trials look very small in comparison.

It's not that the week has been all bad either. I've gotten to do a lot of scrapping with Trish, which is always a good thing. The weather has been gorgeous, in spite of the heat. We've eaten good food all week long, I'm having a party for my students this evening, just a relaxed evening of potluck dinner and piano playing.

So this week is a real mix. I'm grateful for all the good things that have come our way this week and prayerful for the others.

1 comment:

Kayla said...

Thinking of you Patti and hoping for the best for you and everyone you love - love the drawing. :)