Update on my new diagnosis…

by Rita Davidson

Time flies when your sick… some of the last few days have just been a blur. My life has been reduced to pain management and trying to understand all that has gone on.
 Thanks to my assistant JM she sent you out a quick update for me when I was at my worst… Well I’m not that much better but at least I can sit up for short times without pain. So let me back up a bit here…
As many of you know I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy last week, here was my first insight on having Bells Palsy and what beauty is… www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/beauty-eye-beholder/
It was an interesting week getting used to having only half a face that works. But then I got the call that my testing for Lyme Disease can be positive, so that meant another trip to the hospital to start my meds. Let me tell you I have seen enough of the inside of the hospital for a long time now…
So my friends this was some bittersweet news after 3 weeks of being so ill, but it did answer alot of questions about the last few weeks. So new meds and pain killers that would actually work were now started…
But it was not long before I felt much worse before I felt better… I can not lay down to sleep (it’s been 3 weeks now) my ribs are just too sore so I get what sleep I can by sitting up. So a fitful week of trying to rest, by the end of the first week of having Lymes confirmed I realized that the rest of my face didn’t seem to be working either…
Well that meant yet ANOTHER trip to the ER and another diagnosis of Facial Paralysis on both sides of my face… Thankfully the Doc said this was caused by the Lymes and not so much Bells Palsy and so I’m now set up for Speech Pathologist and Physical Therapist in hopes of recovering my face while my body heals.

Now at least, my face is not unbalanced… somber looking without any way to smile or move my face. But look at the AMAZING and beautiful prayers I got. Ohhhh my very soul was living on these prayers during this most difficult time.  Just look at a sample of hundreds that represent the beauty of our faith…


And I could not forget to thank this most beloved of my soul, my hubby Mark. It is only when your very existence seems to hang by a thread that you realize how helpless we all are. For those so used to being on control of so much, this can be quite the adjustment…and I’m trying to adjust well. Thank you God for the lesson….

Saturday, we were blessed to have Mass said for us in our home…being so ill I barely got through it.

So my friends it’s been a long journey… From the Flu, to the Bells Palsy to Lymes Disease…. I hope God is done sending me crosses and now thinks will start looking up.

As many of you know Lymes is a tricky thing so I could use your EVERY prayer, your EVERY good word, whatever you can send our way so I can see my way clear of this disease…and if I can regain my face again I won’t mind smiling for you one bit either

For now I”m signing off, I hear bed calling again…

With much love,

Rita xxo

Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro, Certified Christian Image Stylist. With a degree in Natural Health she enjoys essential oils & Jamberry Nail Wraps. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!

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