** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Golden Words of Wisdom

Throughout my illness, I have been extremely blessed with an amazing team of physicians, the absolute best in the whole entire world, in my opinion! My primary care physician, my local cardiologist and my cardiologist/electrophysicist at Vanderbilt have been truly amazing to me since I became ill. I don't know what I would do or where I would be without them.

Unfortunately, many people out there who suffer from this same illness and/or many other debilitating chronic illnesses are not as fortunate as I have been. Many go month after month, year after year, looking for a physician who can help them. Many have been told that there is nothing wrong with them and that their symptoms are 'all in their heads'. When you've been sick and in pain for any length of time, it becomes very hard to deal with, physically and emotionally. When you've been sick for months or years and then have someone tell you it is all in your head, it can leave you feeling devastated. I am SO thankful that my cardiologist know almost immediately what was wrong with me and was able to find treatment for me quickly. However, many people out there, some who I've become very close to through blogging, have not been so lucky. It makes me extremely sad for them. NO ONE should be told that their pain and sickness is something that they've made up! That is just WRONG on so many levels.

Today as I was surfing around the internet, I found this video of The Golden Girls. It is priceless. I wish every doctor had to see this before graduating from med school!

I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Lisa at Mom's Misc. Adventures for featuring my blog today as her 'Blog of the Week'! I am really excited that she chose me and I would appreciate it if you all would hop over there, read the feature and give her a little bloggy love! Thanks so much and have a wonderfully blessed day!




Karen Mortensen said...

I am so glad you are being taken care of. It is so sad when dr. dismiss people. I love this Golden Girls Episode. It is one of my favorites.

This is like the movie called The Doctor. I forget who is in it but it is the same type of thing. A doctor gets sick.

Lloyd said...

Thank you for your post today. You are a blessing and inspriation to others. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

Marnie said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog today :0) I'm now following. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Deb said...

The Golden Girls will always be a classic!! I watched the entire clip! Thanks for sharing...and thank you for stopping by "Jeremiah 29:11" and leaving me such a sweet comment...I'm your newest follower, too!!!
In His Love...Deb

Amy said...

Following you from Friendly Friday! Would appreciate a follow back!

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LeeAnn said...

I am SO GLAD I found your blog through Friendly Friday. I am definitely following now! I know a lot about dysautonomia, because I feel that I suffer from some form of it, even though I have yet to have a doctor be able to pinpoint anything. I know all too well about having to suffer for years and being told it is in my head. It sucks. I look forward to reading more about your journey and how you were able to get a diagnosis and treatment.


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