I am feeling so much better. Thanks for your prayers and I believe I am on the road back. I went back to the doctor yesterday and she put me on a different antibiotic thinking the first one was making more of an allergic reaction. She also gave me something to curtail the itching and help me sleep. I still burn, but I can deal with that. Enough of that. No one wants to hear about poison ivy 'gone wild' into a secondary infection.
This has brought me to a place to think about many things that I needed to be focusing on. What am I truly doing with my time? Not during work, I love my job and it is extremely rewarding. But what do I do with the hours I am not working and sleeping? Am I taking the time to do the things that I believe are needed for me? I know that God has a purpose for me and I, sometimes, run myself so ragged that I hurry through my quiet time with Him. I purchase things for convenience, and not necessarily because that is what I 'need'. Reading certain blogs that have been focusing on being more frugal have truly helped me.
I thank the people out in blogland that have never met me but bring joy to my day through their writings, pictures and music. This has been a God-given. Although I know I won't get to see all my blogland friends in person I want it to be known that they have given me so much.
I am returning to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully get back to work. This is a new day and I am blessed. There's much sadness in our country today. Deaths by weather, wars, rising fuel costs and drive-by shootings. God is still in control and for me...I think I needed to slow down and think about where I need to focus.