Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back to Church...FINALLY!

I was able to go to church today. I only made it through sacrament meeting (so I made it one hour instead of 3), but that was just so nice. I loved being there--I loved taking the sacrament, I loved seeing people, and I especially loved hugs from some of my younger friends (the little children). What a blessing to be back there. I still find I can only do one thing a day--I was hoping to go to a fireside tonight, but I just couldn't make it through another activity...but my strength and energy will increase, and I'll be able to do more. When I think of how much better I feel today than a week ago, I am thankful.

I am still having challenges with my eating--it's not my esophagus as much as it seems to be my sensitive stomach. My desire for things with a little more flavor needs to be curbed by the fact that my stomach just can't seemm to digeset those things. So it is more the jello and applesauce that I should eat...and go slower with the other things. Slightly BORING, but oh well!

During Church I experienced almost like a hot flash--and it may have been a bit of anxiety. However, the moment passed, and the rest of my time there went well. I still have to sit to talk to people--it wears me out to stand for too long. But all in all, it was a good day...and I am so very thankful I could go back to Church. I have missed it for the last several weeks--it felt like coming home to be there. :)


  1. We missed you at Mom's farewell today. But I am so glad that you were able to go to sacrament. I'm sorry you can't eat anything fun. That must be torture! I love you.

  2. So happy to hear you could go to church and see you Aunt Louise!

  3. Thanks for expressing joy at doing these things that many of us tend to take for granted. I'm so glad you made it to church, and I hope you'll get your strength...and appetite back very soon, Louise! Love,

  4. Church is a terrific outing! Just got back from Mexico a couple of hours ago. Jeni's Primary program was amazing (partly because 3 of my grandkids were in it.)
    What wonderful neighbors. You have more friends and people who care about you than anyone I know. Except maybe the Prophet!
    Love, Becky

  5. Louise,

    I am glad to hear you are slowly improving. The best thing is that you are aware of every little bit of progress. You are so amazing and a hero to me! Thanks for your example.


  6. I second what Ann says.. you are EVERYONE'S hero. So glad its getting better bit by bit.Love, Your sister Sue

  7. It is a sweet experience to be at church with those you love. Do they bring you the scrament when you are not able to go? Our Young Men did that for me. They would also give me a report of what the talks were about. It was a very tender experience.