And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prayers, please!

Today I need to beg for prayers. I have lots of updating to do from the last few weeks, but I don't know that it will happen today.

I have been blessed this week, with four days of no seizures. It is such a relief and allows me to participate in life. My energy starts to return and B recognizes his wife again...

We are truly seeing the Lord use this diet to bring healing. I was on super high doses of two meds. Now that I'm on the diet, I've been able to completely stop one med and reduce my dose of the other med dramatically!

This month, on the diet & low doses of meds, I am having fewer seizures on average than I was when I was on high dose meds. However, yesterday was a rough day. I had five seizures that seemed to come out of nowhere. Today, it's almost 2:30p and I've already had six seizures.

It has seemed (while on this diet) that each time I start to have more seizures, it's time to reduce my meds (basically, it's like I'm overdosing since the diet works as a medication, too). I have seen a reduction in seizures as I've reduced the meds each time. So, I could be due for another reduction in meds. However, the doc doesn't want me to go below this current dose. The doc has also stated that he knows that I understand this diet better now than he could and so he's putting some of the treatment in my hands.

Point of all this, I'm torn with what to do.
a. I want the seizures to stop. They just wear me out and keep me from participating in life.
b. I don't know if I should try to reduce my meds and see what happens or do I just stay at this dose?
c. Could there be something that I ate in the last day or so that isn't compatible with the diet and I just don't know it?
d. Thank you all for being so faithful to pray.

We want God to be the hero in all of this, not the meds, not the diet, not anything else. It is just a weary-ing (don't know if that's a word) process. Thank you for your faithful prayers (don't forget to pray for poor B, having to put up with me).


  1. Jesus, Please give Meredith wisdom in deciding what to do. She needs your clear direction, and comfort in the process! Amen!

  2. Sweet friend, you are in our prayers! We love you!

  3. I wish I had some kind of profound insight, but I guess what I have to offer works even better! I'll be praying for wisdom and for a clear answer and direction for you!

    Thanks for the update, and that husband of yours doesn't "put up" with you! He loves you in sickness and in health! What a great man God gave you to have by your side!!