So, not long after my family left, some good friends of ours came by and spent New Years with us. I preached on New Year's Day. Not bad. But two days after they left, and its hard to believe it was that long ago, it began...
Here's the run down of my life since New Year's Day.
Monday: I'm behind in my Church History Paper, so I work on it - but still not enough.
Tuesday: Finish Paper, begin preparation for TH457 - Missional Theology Paper.
No lunch, snack on chips & leftover Stuffing. Dinner is Chips & Chili-cheese dip... not feeling well - no more work for tonight.
Wednesday: Wake up feeling ill. Sit around until noon before I work on my paper. Getting behind. Feeling better - have dinner & dessert, work on paper... ouch! Go to bed feeling ill - abdominal pain.
Thursday: Wake up feeling REALLY BAD abdominal pain. Make extra sure to tell Bridgette I love her when I drop her off at work, in case I die driving home. Lie around until noon before I shower and work on my paper. Feel a LITTLE better... eat family "nuts 'n bolts" snack (chex mix thing) and some chips... go to work on paper after this "dinner" but feel bad.
Friday: Wake up feeling slightly better. Eat nothing for breakfast or lunch (again!) and by now I'm way behind but have at least started writing the paper. Should've finished a day ago. Dinner consists of crackers and english muffin with peanut butter. 3 hours later I return from trying to write my paper (750 words in 3 hours...) only to lie on my bed writhing around with EXCRUCIATING abdominal pain - Bridgette is worried.
Saturday: sleep in. Hand in Church History paper and finish Missional Theology - the paper stinks, but as long as I pass, I'm ok. I eat nothing all day - nothing. But after consulting a doctor and Bridgette, we go to the emergency room. I'm feeling better, but I haven't eaten anything either. I spend 6 hours in the ER - 4 X-rays and a CAT scan later - and I'm sent home. They can't find anything wrong. But if my pain returns, I'm to come right in... uhhh... ok. Oh yeah, and they refer me to a gastrointerolisgist (I know I spelled that wrong).
So today, Sunday, the day I had planned to REST and watch my Bengals devestate the Steelers... I spend writing 2 of 3 questions for my Systematic Theology Final Exam. Yeah, I still watched the football game - sad day.
This is how I've spent my last week. This is why no posts have found their way up. I just wish that my sleep this past week was as peaceful as that picture looks. Right now, after eating white rice, a few crackers and drinking apple juice, I'm feeling - weird but not sick. But how else should you feel after this week, having consumed less calories than a fashion model on a diet? But no abdominal pain right now and I hope that's the way it stays...