One of the stresses I mentioned recently has been worrying about my daughter, Molly. Ever since the end of last September she has been feeling unwell. For the most part it has been stomach pain and nausea. She can’t eat normally because of the nausea or the threat of it, so her diet has been very limited. For a girl who loves cocoa and cheese pizza and cinnamon rolls this has been very hard. We’ve been to the doctor a few times with extensive discussion, she has been on allergy meds and acid-reduction meds for a couple of months or more, but though she has felt some better, there is just this knowing that something is wrong. We were planning to try again with different doctors, different town, etc., but this past week she began to have extreme joint pain, every joint in her body. She walked around like a little decrepit old lady. Then, in the last couple of days her hands and feet began to swell. Okay, so that’s not normal. You just realize it’s not, so she saw a really great physician’s assistant in the walk-in last night. She suspects Molly has Lyme Disease. They took a bunch of blood tests all of which came back normal, except we are still waiting on the thyroid and the Lyme Disease test. In one way, we hope this is confirmed just to know why she has been feeling so poorly and can just get better. In the other you hope she hasn’t progressed to the point where symptoms are permanent, like arthritis. I don’t think that is the case. We’ll just be glad to get some definitive answers. Just thought I would let you all know so you could pray for her. This has been a long haul over the long winter months for her, very depressing at some points, and hard also to watch her go through it. One of the more humorous aspects: one of the symptoms of Lyme Disease is confusion and difficulty in thinking. She has had terrible writer’s block over the last while, just such a struggle, so she is hoping there has been a tangible reason for that.