God is at work here, but I’ve been busy with doctor’s appointments the last few weeks, and that trend is continuing. One appointment leads to another. One doctor does all they can and then sends me to another specialist. We are thankful for Rob’s job and the insurance that pays for all of these tests and doctor visits. God is providing.
The Lord is growing our faith–helping us to trust Him through discouragment. And He always gives us fresh perspective when we hear of another brother or sister going through even harder times. We have so much to be thankful for! There are times I just have to cry–but God is faithful to comfort me and dry my tears.
Basically, I have mulitple chemical sensitivity and I am either fluoride poisoned or I am at least highly sensitive. Many foods concentrate fluoride even if they are organic, and so I get discouraged when yet another food makes me sick. I also get discouraged when I go to church or the store and feel sick. The chemicals from perfumes and cleaners shut me down. I wondered for years why I often got depressed on Sundays–it was the chemicals. Praise God He has taught me to speak truth to myself and not go with how my body feels.
I also have antibodies against my thyroid, indicating an autoimmune thyroid disease, and have goiter and a thyroid nodule. This seems to be the cause of the miscarriages. I am trying to get an appointment with an endocrinologist–but that seems to be like pulling teeth. I think all of the thyroid problems may have been caused by fluoride, but I don’t think an endocrinologist is going to agree with me. The fluoride definitely makes my symptoms worse. As I have stopped eating and drinking fluoride as much as possible, my TSH levels have come down, I’ve lost weight, and my pain has lessoned. I’ve only had one antibody test, so I am not sure what those levels are doing.
Rob is working hard to get our remodel done. We have set a goal of six months. Please pray for him–he works all day and then works late into the night on the house. He is tired, but keeping his trust in the Lord.