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Molly Stroud
I am a 34 year old wife to Joel and mom to four sweet kids. Anna-13, Julia-11, Olivia-9, and Will-7. I lived a fairy tale life until the summer of 2008. My health came crashing down around me, and for the next three years I endured mountains of complications due to a hysterectomy. I've lost my sanity and am now a diagnosed manic depressive.. aka "Bipolar". I hope in sharing my experiences that I may encourage others not to lose hope... and to remind them that sanity is overrated.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It seems my health crisis may be resolving! My mom and I went together to speak with my obgyn yesterday. We talked for quite a while about all the options and risks of what to do about me. I had been praying that God would give me peace when the right answer was presented. He did, of course, and I now feel peaceful about having a hysterectomy. I'm going back in on Monday to have a blood test read, and to discuss a surgery date. Mom, Joel and I feel that this is an answer to prayer, and will get me back on my feet. I haven't been myself since May, and for a while, it seemed as though I would never be normal again. Dr. Bradford has assured me that I will feel much better after it's over. I'm so THANKFUL!!!! I appreciate all those who've been praying! God is faithful to those who trust Him......
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I greatly appreciate all the prayers. God is so amazing!!! Today I had a "coincidental" chat with a doctor, who suggested a new supplement that could possibly resolve all my problems!!! I was able to start on it today, and am hoping for quick results. If this is my answer from God, then I thank Him for such immediate confirmation. If it is not, then I will be still and wait. I am SO thankful for faithful friends who offer me encouragement!
Monday, November 3, 2008
We need your prayers right now!

I am having health issues and we aren't sure how to resolve them. I suffer from migraine headaches, and cysts that grow on my right ovary. I lost my left ovary to the same problem last year. I am currently taking medication for the cyst, but it appears that it hasn't helped. The "hysterectomy talk" is coming soon, I fear. The whole thing is very nerve-wracking because I don't want to live in pain, but I want to avoid all the nasty side effects of going through instant menopause. I am praying for my obgyn to be knowledgeable and willing to check into bioidentical hormone therapy.
My mom has long believed that my migraines are related to my hormones, so I'm hoping to kill two birds with one stone, here. My health is really affecting my life as a wife and mother. Sometimes it is very discouraging
since it's been going on since May.
Thanks for listening!
My prayer is to be well enough to go to Haiti in January. I firmly believe that the Lord paved the way for us to go, and so now it's up to me to stand firm in my faith that He'll answer my health concerns.
Saturday, November 1, 2008

We had a fun Halloween! The kids dressed up, as usual, and set about trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. They did pretty well, since they were the ONLY treaters in our whole subdivision!! I dressed up, too so I could greet the treaters at our house, but only had four little people.....Anna, Julia, Olivia, and Will! Ha! We still had a blast and are now looking forward to our favorite upcoming holidays.