If you have been keeping up with my stories, you will know that a common thread has been my physical state of well-being. I have been sick on and off now with some stomach virus for some time. Just when I am starting to feel like its completely gone, it peeps up again. Two weekends ago I was knocked out for the entire weekend, but then Monday came and I was feeling better. Then once again, this past Friday I started feeling it. I was speaking at our youth meeting that night, so I knew that I had to at least make it for those couple of hours.
I went home early from work to rest that day, in preparation for the evening. I was feeling weak and tired, and my stomach was killing me. It was all I could do to get through the night. I can say it was only by the grace of God that I was able to get up there in front of those kids and preach for an hour! I even had strength to walk around give some witty examples. 🙂 But wouldn’t you know, that immediately after I was finished, I about passed out. I went home, got sick, and went to bed! Saturday and Sunday were days of rest for me, and even though I didn’t quite re-cooperate, I used the time to read some amazing books my Grandma had sent me by Brother Andrew from Open Door Ministries.
So here is Monday… I decided I must go to the doctor and take care of this once and for all. I got up early, went to my Doctor, only to find out that he was sick! (TIA) I was referred to the Private Hospital, which needless to say, I was NOT very thrilled about. They don’t have a great track record, and it seems the Doc’s there aren’t always “in the know” about what to do. But, knowing that I must get help, I went…. After a brief visit with a Doctor there, and pretty much me telling him what I need and want, he prescribed 5 different medications…thats right 5! He said I probably have a stomach virus, which is going around here because of all the rains, but if I don’t get better then I can come back and we would try something else. When Doctors use the word, probably, its not so reassuring. But as I am a bit desperate, I took the meds and now I am on the road to recovery….(this is my statement of faith). I did go back and look each one up on the internet to see exactly what they were and used for. The main drug that I am taking is used for Dysentery and Typhoid, which was what I thought I had a month ago, but they didn’t treat me for.
I am telling you…it’s a good thing that God watches over His people, because the Doctors here in Botswana sure aren’t helping Him out much!!!