Thursday, May 4, 2017

Update on Kat and Prayer Request

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to letting you all know about what's been going on with me since my scope. I have had good days where is seems like my IC isn't present at all, and other days where I am back to square one and dealing with pain again. For those of you not familiar with IC or Interstitial Cystitis, the best way I can describe it and sum it all up is like having a bladder or UTI for 24/7 and nothing seems to make it better. Since the chemistry make up is different for everyone, there is no one treatment option that works across the board. I believe a fellow blogger referred to it as a science experiment on myself and that is exactly what it is.

While I try and refrain from being a chronic pill popper, there are things that seem to set me back and thus necessitating the need for a journal that is trying to isolate what things cause an immediate flare up and what causes things to be "Normal" for the day. That is the hard part. I carry what I call my flare up kit which consists of Norco and Pyridium. If it is stress that sets me off, and for those of us diagnosed with IC, know it is a trigger point that will put us out for a couple of days, I have Xanax on hand. In fact, I am scheduled for a follow up with my primary care doctor this afternoon to discuss treatment options and prescriptions that are helping. That being said, today is a level 4.5 day. Not sure what is causing the flare up that began yesterday, but I know that standing for long periods of time, definitely make it worse.

Today will be a fluid day, nothing more if I can handle it to give my angry bladder some time to heal a bit. Lots of Aloe Vera and Marshmallow Root Tea too and tons of water. I know if I let my water intake slip, it causes immediately flare ups. So I am never without at least 32 ounces of water with me at all times. I guess that can be a good thing too. So that is my update on me and now for my prayer request.

I often wondered what I would do if my Pastor at church wasn't able to preach any longer. I have learned so much under his teaching in just over 2 years than I have since I became a believer. The man is a spiritual powerhouse and true advocate of God's Word. He conducts yearly trips to Israel and East Coast Founding Father trips to discuss how are nation is founded upon godly principals and is at the for front of everything dealing with his community in Chino Hills, California or even this state or nation. He is a true target for the enemy. I will post his update from Facebook to put things in perspective in his own words.

"An update on what’s going on with me.

As many of you know, as I have mentioned it several times to the flock at Chino Hills over the past year, that for nearly two years I have been battling an increasing onset of insomnia, which has now deepened into a serious inability to sleep. The once solid sleep each night that I’ve enjoyed all my life has now been reduced to about three 45-60 minute intervals within a 24-hour period.

For this, I have been under the care of numerous doctors, wellness specialists, holistic practioners and I am now currently awaiting admittance to a specialist.

Up until now and by God’s amazing grace, I have been able to maintain my teaching schedule, but at this time that is no longer possible. And so we have cancelled all my previous speaking commitments including conferences and international appointments.

I ask for your prayers as Lisa and I trust the Lord for the best possible treatment against this debilitating illness.

As per direction, I am doing my utmost best to rest, to follow the doctor(s) orders and to get renewed by His grace and the love of my dear family.

As soon as I am able I will return to the calling of my life, which is to preach and teach His wonderful Word, His unfailing Word and His healing Word.

Until then, I have commissioned my assistant pastors to man the helm and teach the word, which I have full confidence they will do.

"Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." – Hebrews 13:20-21"

This wonderful man of God, Jack Hibbs, needs prayer. Prayer for healing, and for God's will in whatever the next chapter in his life will be. I, for one, can't imagine Calvary Chapel Chino Hills not under the leadership and teaching of Jack Hibbs. But I have to, in the event God calls him to do other things for His glory. I find myself struggling like a lost sheep in search of a shepherd. His teachings were always relevant to where we are at in the world today regarding anything to do with God's Word and now it seems as if that voice is silent for now. All I know if for now, I will pray every single day for God's will in Jack's life. I hope he will be able to return to teaching in some degree but I also know God's got this under his control and moving along in His timing. So if you can find it in your heart to add him to your prayer lists, I know he would appreciate it as well as filling his life with prayer covering. Is this a spiritual attack? I don't know. But I am praying for restoration of his health and returning to teaching. For now, I will immerse myself in God's Word and listen to his recorded sermons on his website.  I will be forever grateful I got to meet him, talk with him, have him pray for my family and now it is my turn to return the favor.

Will you please add Jack Hibbs, Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills to your prayer list?!!

1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the update on your condition. I will be praying for you and I will also be praying for your Pastor Jack Hibbs.