Hello All: I know it's been a long time since I posted - I've been on medical leave from work, and the doctors recently cleared me to go back part-time for two weeks, and then full time.
The good news is that I'm feeling much better, and I thank you for your prayers. Basically, I had to step away for a while, and get some answers about my physical, emotional and spiritual well being. I am now coming out of a major depression, which, ironically, I didn't even realize I was in the middle of. I had been working without a break of more than 4 days at a time for a long time.
The doctors did some tests for all the really bad stuff and they came back normal, except for my thyroid, and there has been some adjustment to medicine there.
The most important changes, though, have been in realizing that I needed to start doing those things that I had stopped doing because I was always so tired. I started singing with a small ensemble at my church again, and spending more time being kind to myself and others.
I'm still on the road to recovery and have some good days and not-so-good days, but I've taken the first steps. With God's help and your prayers, I have felt really encouraged.
So, that's what's been going on with me. I now have my alarm set so that I wake up to "The Sky, The Dawn and The Sun" every morning. It helps a lot, and I am also looking forward to seeing CW in Oakland in about three weeks!