Friday, December 20, 2013
This is going to be a really fast email because I have no time left (as usual). But the reason why this was a brutal week was because I had THE MOST intense stomach pains of my entire life this whole last week. The pain actually started last Thursday and never went away. It wasn’t something I ate, it wasn’t the flu, I never threw up. I just had this horrible pain that just wouldn’t go away. It was so bad to the point that I was in a wheelchair because I couldn’t walk anymore and they sent me home for 2 days. I was finally able to see the doctor on Tuesday, but he was not really sure what was going on either. He guessed acid, even though I didn’t show the same symptoms as someone who had acid. He gave me medicine which actually made my stomach hurt again. My roommate ended up giving me a quick 15 minute massage (she’s a licensed masseuse) and I felt so much better the next morning. My stomach didn’t hurt for the first time in a week, even though my appetite wasn’t back yet. I still don’t have much of an appetite (I lost a TON of weight this last week), but I’m slowly recovering.
There were a couple good things that happened though! First, we had a snow day yesterday because the weather was so bad, so we all just went home and got to relax! That was nice. Next, when I called my investigator to reschedule our appointment because of the snow day, he told me he was getting baptized THIS SATURDAY. TOMORROW MORNING! I was totally shocked by that because his baptismal date wasn’t set until January and he has a history of pushing his baptismal date back, not earlier! I’m calling him later tonight to see how he’s doing and to see if I can help him with any last minute things, but I’m so excited! Sister Cheng actually was teaching him before and she transferred him to me when she went outbound. I love how we’re still working as “companions”, even though she’s on the other side of the country.
Anyways, I’m already out of time but I just wanted to tell you all Merry Christmas! I hope you all will take the time to think about the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate it – our Savior. Stay safe everyone and happy holidays! I love and miss you all.
Love, Sister Olivia Ying
2013年 12月 20日，星期五