Monday, November 21, 2011

Still not feeling very great!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dear Mom,

Well I know I e-mailed you Thursday and so there isn't much to really e-mail about this week! Sad day! Well I was still ill this past weekend and so it's been tough! And what's been really tough is my new eating habits! For real! We have really good food in the house but I can't eat anything! Sad day! But I have been doing really well! I'm very proud of myself! Well since Thursday I still wasn't feeling well at all and so I call Sister Crawford and she asked if I was doing all the things that she and the Doctor have ask me to do, and I said yes.  I said we can't leave the house because I still need to be near a restroom and to lie down and hold my stomach sometimes because it hurts.  It's weird; I have been hurting on my right side! Sister Crawford asked me if I was stressed out or overwhelmed and I told her no. She said she would have Doctor Lesfure call me again and see what he can do for me. He called and said since it's not better that it is problems with my stomach irritable bowl syndrome. He also says that my body is telling me I am under lots of stress and it is trying to tell me to take it easy! He called in a prescription that will help me with the sickness feelings and also to help my stomach heal. So I got those the same day Melanie sent me that package. The pills cost $10 and I have to take it 3 times a day and 30 minutes before I eat. And so I am only allowed to eat 3 times a day and I'm telling ya that's hard, because I would snack on things during the day. So this new eating style is really different!

Well there is stuff to look forward to this week! For Thanksgiving we are going to go to Sister Schaumburger’s house and she is such a dear.  She is making some different things for me to eat. She is an elderly woman and she has been calling me almost every day to see how I am doing and she is worried about me! But she is excited to have us over to eat Thanksgiving! And also we have some service to do this week. This Saturday we are going to be going to that family’s house that we did the construction and ripping out the floor and we are going to go do more! I'm excited! It should be fun but I hope I have my full energy by then.  Tomorrow morning Sister Higley and I and the Elders are waking up super early to go to Seminary! It is at Sister Stone’s house because she teaches Seminary and so we are going to play scripture mastery war with her students! So that should be fun … I think it's gonna be us against the students! Then after class we are going to be having breakfast at the Stones home! So there is some fun stuff to look forward too!

Well hmm let’s see what else I can write about! Oh I might be going to the doctors today because I have a bug bite and it's infected. Do you remember a long time ago in Jennings, Louisiana, where I had a bad bug bite on my knee and it was like a staph infection? Well this time it's on my arm, so I am probably going to go have shots and have to be put on antibiotics, so I'm not looking forward to that. Men there are just a whole lot of problems with me lately. I just don't know what to do with myself! But there are reasons for everything.

Well....I don't know what else to write because not a lot has been happening; just me trying to get better and we haven't had really any experiences of doing missionary work because I have been ill. But hopefully this next week will be better. Well I love you mom, I hope you have a great week and have a good Thanksgiving. I loved the pictures of you guys hanging up the Christmas lights and the girls … how fun! Well, love you and have a good Thanksgiving!

Love Sister Hawkins

"Sisters" Day

Sister Black

Sister Henson

Sister Lundgren

Sister Kinikini

Sister Crawford

Texas Sky!

Feeling SICK!

Make the pain go away!

Yummy dessert at Galaviz home
(dessert I can't have!)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,
    I have been meaning to write forever on here. I am SO sad to hear that Emily is having health issues again. She has truly been blessed with wonderful people to support her out there which must be such a huge source of comfort for you when you can't be there. Our family keeps Emily in our prayers every night. I am just amazed at how much she has grown and overcome as a missionary. The time has gone so quickly....I can't believe she comes home in three months!!
    I feel so badly that I have not been better at writing her. I wish I could E-mail her....I am so much better at that. I am going to put a package together for her for Christmas and was wondering if there is anything that you can think of that she needs or would like.
    I miss and love you all. Thank you for updating this blog so that I can share her mission experiences.
    Luv ya