Monday, January 25, 2010

My Sister in Haiti

There's nothing like the flu to make you appreciate good health. I don't deserve any sympathy though because my ill health was self-induced. I have food allergies. I am allergic to wheat, soy, rice and can't have any processed sugar. I absolutely love pizza, so the other night I talked my husband into ordering one. At first he drug his feet---he's the sensible one--- he finally gave in. It was so good. I think I would have been okay if I had stopped there, but there were several pieces left over. I stuck them in the fridge and had just one more piece of pizza for lunch the next day. My throat tightened and so did the pressure in my chest. At first I thought I must be having a heart attack, couldn't swallow or breathe. But then common sense came back to me and I knew what was happening. I tried to stay calm, knowing I would be okay in a while. However, when that happens my immune system is compromised and then I pick up whatever bug happens to be thriving. So many people have been praying for me. I know it, I can feel it. And I'm pretty sure now I'm going to live. My heart still aches for the people in Haiti. During my illness I had a warm bed to sleep in. A pillow to lay my head on and medicine, including my loving faithful husband to take care of me. Watching some of the rescue efforts brought tears to my eyes. I Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. In some way each of us can help. Some of us are able to physically go there to take part in the rescue and rebuilding of Haiti. Others of us are here, praying for our brothers and sisters healing and to be rejoined with their families.


Joylene Butler said...

I know how you feel. I'm recovering from a 2-wk flu. Fourteen days that had me feeling like I existed in a fog. I watched the news with a sense of horror and numbness. Too sick to cry. One thing though, every time someone said they were saved because it was God's miracle, I wanted to choke them. That's the same as saving all those who died, died because God wouldn't save them! Lies. God has a plan and that's that.

Karen Lange said...

Glad you are feeling better. Still praying too, for Haiti.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Joy, I hope you are feeling better--2 weeks--I've only been sick a week and feeling much better tonight. I miss you
Hugs, Katt

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Karen , thanks I am feeling better. Yes we need to keep praying for them--

Carol J. Garvin said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're sick, too, Katt, even if you think your allergy was partly to blame. The flu season is nasty. My DH and I have both had colds but hope to skip the flu. He's had the shots (for seasonal and H1N1... doctor's recommendation since he had heart bypass surgery a few years ago) but I haven't.

When you think of the health issues Haitians are facing without adequate sanitation, clean water and all the infection our own lifestyle feels sinfully luxurious. All we can hope is that our prayers and our donations will make a difference for them.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Carol, it is sad. I cringe when I hear reports about their lifestyle too.
BTW I have been taking Liquid Silver----and am feeling much better. My cough has gone now too. Also I know many people have been praying for my recovery. I'm speaking to a group of about 200 women this week---gotta have a voice--right now I sound like my DH :D

Crittersister said...


Yes, we sure do have a lot to be thankful for and I'm glad you're feeling better!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Me too Carolyn. However, my DH woke up this morning feeling really bad!!! Liquid Silver is in his future! :D