Reasons For Concern

Mornings and evenings are usually my most uncomfortable times. Not only is my pain increased, but the itching is so intense. My dermatitis returned nearly two weeks ago seemingly out of nowhere. However, the past week has been the toughest by far. I can’t begin to describe the torturous pain that goes so deep within my skin. Nothing seems to make it totally go away long.

The added Benadryl prescribed by my primary physician has only been able to contain the fire. I’ve got to get back to my dermatologist to see what can be done very soon. I won’t be surprised if this must be treated with some special antibiotic and injection. Whatever needs to happen I pray it takes place soon. Even the pain in my overall body has not been trending the best direction lately as it can quickly feel like I’ve been kicked repeatedly by a steel toe boot in my lower back.

As thrilled as I’ve been by recent improvements I know that respecting my condition is critical. I do know I’m long overdue for another pain shot, but I’m still awaiting insurance approval. I may be running out of borrowed time that I can wait for that much needed pain relief. I’ve only had two decent nights sleep the past nine nights. Please pray my sleep pattern changes and I find a little more relief from this painful itching very soon. My lower back pain has moved up a few notches the past week and I’m trying not to be too anxious. God only knows the solution and the root of my increased discomfort.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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