A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF AN IMPERFECT SITUATION

NOT A BLOGGER

I never had time to read blogs, but I followed Journey with Jill and was excited to order copies of her devotional, “Glory in the Garden.” As she walked out the door after delivering the books, she looked over her shoulder and said,

You should start a blog

Yeah right. I promptly told her I was NOT interested. But as soon as she walked out the front door of my house, I was obsessed. Seriously, blogging was all I could think about. I already had all these words rolling around in my mind. I immediately began making notes and researching blogging. I’m not very technical, but I wanted to do it right. Instead of a brainstorm, I had mental tsunamis. In my quest to launch my blog, I discovered is how important it is to have a good name.

NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT A DOMAIN IS ANYWAY

I mulled it over and came up with a name that describes my current life situation. If you are like me, you think tomorrow will be pretty much like today. But then I woke up in a different world, with a different body, with a totally different life. It looks tragic to most people from the outside, but those who truly know me see something very different. My world appears to have been turned upside down, but truly it is right side up. So that’s the name I chose: My Right Side Up World.

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS

I have been tapering from a high dose of prednisone. This last adjustment has been the most difficult. My brain is foggy and I am lethargic. Add to this, a recent hospitalization for an infusion that required premedication with Benadryl. The next day I was hung over. Why I chose this day to register my domain is unclear. For weeks I had settled on my right side up world. Somehow I ended up with this: myupsiderightlife.

THAT DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE!

But it’s a perfect description of an imperfect situation. I blame the Benadryl. Years ago, a medical study was published comparing the effects of alcohol vs. diphendydramine (the active ingredient in Benadryl). College students drank enough alcohol to get them legally drunk and then drove a simulated course. The second group took a dose of diphenhydramine and drove the same course. Both groups were equally impaired but those who were drunk knew they were impaired and the ones who took the antihistamine thought they were fine.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY?

Don’t name a blog under the influence of antihistamines. At least if you drink you will have sense enough to wait until you are sober. And by the way, don’t drive either way.

I’LL MAKE A DEAL WITH YOU

I won’t blog in a fog if you’ll hang in there and follow me for a while. Just enter your email address in the box.

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Proverbs 17:22, “LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!”

It’s the one thing about me that hasn’t changed.

8 thoughts on “A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF AN IMPERFECT SITUATION

  1. I’m so excited that you are writing and sharing your faith and your incredible story. I’ll be following this journey of yours through your blog and will be here to help with the “bloody” stuff as much as I can. It’s the least I can do for my babysitter!

  2. Will look forward to reading your blog…in the meantime you should consider registering the domain you intended to register and redirect this one to it…just a suggestion. Thanks for being my wifes doc…Kylee is almost 17 now.

  3. Looking forward to following your blog…. facing some difficult times and I am sure I will need some encouragement! You are an inspiration for anyone facing difficult times!

  4. Vickieeeeeeee! My sweet Vickie! May God bless you and allow you to SHINE His glory thru your fingertips! Our lives have chapters we never knew were written for us, yet He has all this perfectness wrapped up in His glory! I’m so sorry to hear that this path has came your way, but I trust Him with you! We’re stronger than we think, even on our weakest days! Xoxoxoxoxo ~ love Jean 🙂

  5. Vickie, after reading your post I realized I was 50 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time I had both sons getting married. Throughout chemo God gave me the strength to persevere. Psalm 34 gave me strength to handle whatever was ahead for me.

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