Migraine Misery

Melanie —  May 4, 2010

I’m writing with an S.O.S. prayer request.  We arrived here in Chicago on Wednesday.  Friday morning I woke up with a headache, then had one by 11am on Saturday and Sunday.  Amazingly, painkillers dealt with those almost completely.  However, I got one yesterday and another today which painkillers have NOT dealt with.  It is extremely rare for me to get migraines 2 days in a row but this is day 5 in a row.  I am not sure what is causing them -a combo of factors probably (plane trip, body clock changes, different pillows?).  But this is very discouraging for me when I have had so much improvement in the past few months.  Being on our ministry trip alone presents challenges . . . but this is really tough.  The fact that I am sitting here writing this is a good sign (ie that I am not in enough pain to sent me to bed) but probably will need to lay down soon.  I am trying hard to trust that God knows what He is doing.  He is allowing this for a reason.  In the grand scheme of things, I’d rather have physical pain than a lot of other problems in life.  But please could you pray for God’s mercy . . . for healing – forever and especially during this trip ?  And if He chooses not to “remove this thorn” that I will trust Him and be able to live a godly life (ie not being miserable to live with!) despite the discouragement.  Thank you so much for your prayers.

On the positive side, the children enjoyed a fun trip to the zoo with Aunt Carol today.  I’ll try to put up some photos soon.  Tomorrow we meet up with friends from another church during the day and then Peter will share at their church meeting in the evening.