Strength Through Weakness

2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 “But He said to me ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 

Hey guys,

So, for a while now I have been feeling really under the weather, but especially during the past few days. Finally, I went to the doctor, yesterday afternoon, and they did a few different tests. One of those tests was a test for MONO. The results came back positive, so therefore I, obviously, do have Mono.

The symptoms of Mono {all of which I have} include: major, major fatigue, loss of appetite, bad headache, photophobia, soreness and reddening in/on the throat and tonsils, along with white patches on the tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, cough, fever, chills, aches, enlargement of the spleen, abdonimal pain, and nausea. On top of all of those things, there is no medicine to cure Mono. You simply have to wait it out and let it run its’ course.

At first, I was so mad at myself and my body for getting this. I was so mad that my body let “itself” get this sick, to the point where there was nothing I could do about it. I was mad that I didn’t know exactly when or where I got it from.  I was mad that Mono takes so long to heal (usually about 2 months a.k.a the entire summer), and I can’t be around certain people.  I was mad that I could do nothing, but sleep as much as I can and lay down/ rest constantly. And I was mad that because of this, I probably won’t be able to go on my family vacation or do any of the other fun things I had planned this summer.

I was sitting there thinking that there HAS to be something I can do, to get rid of this thing a bit faster, I mean SOMETHING has to help. So, I went online and started doing research. I read a lot about Mono, the virus itself and where it comes from {fancy body-term wise}. I also found a whole bunch of things you can do to help it; just what I was looking for!

You know sometimes when you read one article about a person doing something that helped them, and then you read another one about a different person doing the exact same thing, but it didn’t help them? Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case for this! I read through about 20 {no joke} different articles about people doing/suggesting the same things over and over, and ALL of them, had the same, good results! Obviously, I’m not naive and thinking that “Oh since it worked for those people, it will automatically work for me”, but I was thinking “Why not at least try it?”. It’s better to give these things a shot and see if they might help cure the Mono faster, than sitting here and doing nothing to help it progress at all.

Along with finding all this, I came to the realization that if I was going to do these things, I needed to quit being mad and petty at/towards myself for something that wasn’t my fault, and work as a team with my body. I know it sounds silly, but really. Apparently, my body is a little {okay, a lot} broke down right now and needs some help getting back to normal. If I don’t work and take care of my body, it really will take FOREVER to get back to being all good and healthy.

Yeah, I’m still bummed out and feel like total crap, but in reality… who am I to be complaining? I could be throwing up {which I hate}, in the hospital, having multiple surgeries, etc. but I am not. You know, there are so many more people out there that are struggling and have it a lot worse than I do right now, and so really who am I to complain? I might as well be positive and deal with what I got/ work towards fixing it as much as I can, because being negative will get me nowhere. And I mean nowhere.

Lastly, I have challenged myself to really seek, and spend more time with God during this resting period, than I usually would. I really want to grow my relationship with Him, discover more about who He is and what He is trying to show or tell me through this. I know that even though I’m so weak right now, He is still so strong and so mighty, and together we will conquer this. 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 “But He said to me ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” NIV

Soooo, recap on my life right now: I have Mono. It has no medicine for a cure, it just has to run its’ course. I am doing a lot of things to help it get moving a little faster; we will see how it works out. I am struggling real bad with it, but I am also trying real hard to stay positive with it. I am challenging myself and also asking for lots of prayer that I may overall:

  1. Rest lots and work with my body as much as I can so that I may be healthy again
  2. Find and spend time with God throughout this trial and really see/ hear what He is doing/ saying to me/ my heart.
  3. Stay positive and know that I have the strength of the Lord and already am a conquerer with Him on my side.
  4. Also, prayers for my family and other friends I might happen to be around- that they don’t get this and just stay healthy. Mono is very, very contagious and horrible to go through, so I hope that I’m the only one who deals with it, not the others.

Thanks friends for reading my rants and hardships and for any prayers you shoot up for me. 🙂 I will keep y’all updated as this journey keeps plugging along, but until then…

Much, much love. Davianne

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Mono gloves and my water jar lol // using these two babies like noneeee otherrrr

 

 

3 thoughts on “Strength Through Weakness

  1. Shirlette says:

    Oh sweet girl !! Yes, nothing to take lightly … Rest, rest, rest !!! What an awesome attitude and heart for Christ !! Feel better…

    I had a patient in today and her newest grandson (7mo) was born with spinabifida … Surgery was done before mom gave birth. He has spent 6 mo in the hospital and this last month at Madonna. He can not swallow (feeding tube for nutrition)or make noise. Will probably not ever walk. His heart stops when his body forgets to tell his lungs to breathe. 24/7 care But … He is the happiest baby and only fusses when his body forgets to breathe. We have many blessings and much to be thankful for 🙏❤️

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    • Hey, I just saw this now, but thanks Shirlette for reading my blogs and leaving this encouraging comment! 🙂 Wow! Yes, we really do! What an incredible story, so painful yet SO, SO beautiful! Hope life is treating you well. Miss you lots! 🙂

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