So, this update is not what I thought it would be. However, it is not a surprise to our Lord and Great Physician. I woke up last night around 2:30am to find myself unexpectedly in pain. I immediately began to pray that I would feel better when I woke up in the morning. When my alarm went off at 6:30am, the pain was not any better. So we went to have my blood work done and then on to my appointment with Dr. Gilkeson. Being that I was still kind of in shock about the pain, I must admit that I did not have the best attitude while I was in his office. However, I have since apologized. As I have prayed about my feelings surrounding all of this, I have found peace and comfort in our Lord and Savior who endured my more pain that I am, not to mention Jesus was separated from the Father for about the same amount of time that I have been alive. So delaying a decision on my return has been put in perspective. I am praising the Lord that this happened now and not once I got back to CR so that we can fix it. My cpk is pretty much exactly what it was 2 weeks ago. So my pain is not following what the norm is for the disease. My white blood cells (immune system) are a good bit higher than 2 weeks ago. So we are going to remain at 10mg of Prednisone and go up to 175 of Imuran. I am going to fill Dr. Gilkeson in on how I am feeling on Friday and we will make a decision then about my return to Costa Rica.
Please pray for me, Jacob and the kids. I have not been able to speak with them yet today, but I wanted to ask you all to pray.
I will fill everyone in again on Friday after I speak with Dr. Gilkeson!