Holding on to a Whisper of Hope

January 27, 2017

For the last couple years I've faced some pretty traumatic health issues.  I saw a doctor who ran all the tests, and all the tests came back normal.

I was literally told, "Just wait and see."

This year I saw a new doctor and got a referral to a specialist, whom I saw this week.

It was a very hard appointment for me.  I started crying just at the check-in desk and pretty much didn't stop the entire hour I was there.  A lot of emotions - nervousness, fear, anxiety, dread.  Honestly, it was just hard to bring all this back up again.

But this amazing doctor actually gave me a diagnosis.

And along with the diagnosis, he gave me back a whisper of hope.

The previous doctor had pretty much written me off.

And along with him, I had also written myself off.

This new diagnosis has a possible treatment.  It includes a medication with vicious side effects.  I've had just a glimpse, and it was brutal.

There's no easy solution.  And no guarantees.

But I have hope again.

And for that I am grateful.


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4 comments

  1. Oh, friend. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for writing. Love you.

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  2. I'm praying WITH you! Holding on to hope is so hard, but we serve a God who is BIG and GOOD. Amen? Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  3. I'll hold your hand and also onto hope with you. I love you.

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  4. Hope is everything, if you have hope you can stay for long and if hope is not there, you will be shattered. Glad to know that your test results came out to be normal. Stay healthy, stay safe

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