This one is personal.
Early last Wednesday morning, I was awakened shortly after 2:30 a.m. with severe chills and nausea. After getting a little bit of nourishment and water, and downing some advil, by noon I was feeling much better, and actually made it to lead the prayer meeting at church Wednesday evening. By Friday, when I finally got in to see the doctor, everything was pretty much back to normal except for a little soreness in my lower left leg. I attributed that to having been laying around resting for a while.
The pain in the leg worsened, waking me up early Saturday morning. While trying to find a comfortable way to sit, and waiting for advil to kick in again, I was looking at possible diagnoses for the symptoms on a website. It looked like I may have had a blood clot, so my wife took me to the emergency room. No blood clot, thankfully, but a bacterial infection, cellulitis, had settled in the tissue around my achilles tendon. It is painful, prevents me from walking well, and I had to preach sitting on a stool Sunday morning. We are fighting this with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. It is serious, and I would be very grateful for your prayers. I’m hoping to be back in the office tomorrow if possible, though I am still moving slowly.
The incubation period for this kind of infection is about two weeks, which means that the change of environment involved in my participation in a World Changers project earlier this month is probably where I picked this up. Gotta remember to wear those flip flops in the shower.
Thanks for the prayers.