I've missed you all and appreciate your prayers and words of encouragement. I haven't been this sick for years, but I am on my way back! I can now speak above a whisper and breath without it causing me to cough. And I'm more grateful that ever for modern technology especially antiobiotics. Every day gets better and now I just need to get my strength back.
I completely missed (slept through the whole day!) Easter and so I feel a little cheated since it is my favorite holiday, but I've decided everyday the rest of the month will be Easter for me so I can make it up to myself.
While recovering, I've also had some "down time" that has allowed me to do some studying and research that .I've wanted to do for awhile. In other words, being sick hasn't been wasted time; I've learned a lot that I'll be sharing here soon. It's like we've talked about "all things work together for good" (D&C 100:15). It was difficult to recognize at first, but there definately has been some good come out of this sickness.
Thanks again for the prayers, love, and encouraging words!