I Am In Total Shock!!!!!!!!!
Yes! You guessed it; I am pregnant!
No way! Now come on. Did you really think that was it?? Not even! How come whenever I have to tell my friends something unbelievable they always think I am with child? Ok that is not it!!! Just wanted to mess with you a bit!! So no more of that, ok?!
All right, some of you need to stop reading right here. Those of you
who have grown up with the image of pastors as untouchable,
unreachable and the model of perfection, I am about to burst that bubble and my humanity is going to show through. So if you need to think of your pastor (or his wife) as immortal, you might need to back out of my web page and read another blog. I am about to be very, very open with you. It is the only way I know how to be. It is who this pastor (and pastor’s wife) is.
Ok so the real news (which is coming in a minute) is that those of you who know me well know that I have been dealing with a hormone issue for some time although I only knew about it the last several years. It has many different side effects but the one that is the most frustrating to me is the weight gain aspect. PCOS as it is called, has been something I have been seeing a doctor for. The docs have been great to give me 2 different kinds of medicine to try to control it but both have side effects that made it so I could not take either one. One med made my stomach very upset (although the weight loss started immediately-15 lbs in one week!!) and the other made me want to strangle everyone. Not so good when you are a pastor! Ha!
Now before I go any further, I want you to know that I believe in God’s healing power. Always have and always will. I have seen miracles in my family like you would not believe but I also believe God can use doctors as well. I have seen those kinds of miracles too.
So here goes, I am about to become the “Shrinking Pastor”!!! I will be having surgery in January that will help me get the weight off!! I am really excited about it! I will no longer have to deal with the weight issues again. The doc is actually going to remove 85% of some hormone from my body that affects weight gain. I am not sure which hormone it is but I am glad to be having it done. It is done laproscopically and is a new procedure. Quite frankly I was a little hesitant at first to tell everyone not because I care that people know, I mean it will be pretty obvious. I was hesitant because I did not want anyone to go and consider surgery because I was. I know that my position is visible and I always want to use it appropriately. So, if you are reading this and you have weight issues; please see your doctor (not me) about what you should do. Troy and I always say to people when they have a hurdle in front of them (whether it is spirit, soul or body) to treat it three ways. We are three part beings and when something is wrong with us all three parts of us feel it. So this is not just something I am dealing with in the body realm but also the other two as well. I have some great people around me helping me through it all. Special thanks to my hubby, he is truly the man of my dreams!
I am in shock!! Does this mean I might be able to wear those cute jeans I have always wanted? Wahoo!!!