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Rev. Tracie Barrett

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Monthly Message – January 2020

Rev. Tracie Barrett

Normally I use my newsletter article space to write something profound and hopefully inspirational. However, after the past couple of weeks, I wanted to use it to update everyone at once as to what’s going on with me.

As some of you heard at the end of December, I was very ill during Christmas. Christmas morning I woke with what I thought was the stomach flu. After four days of not being able to keep anything but small sips of water down, I agreed to go to urgent care. Testing proved I did not have the stomach flu (which was good, because I spent most of my time sick worrying I had passed the flu to everyone at Christmas Eve service). However, the doctor was very concerned and sent me to the emergency room.

Once there, after fluids were started, they decided to perform a CT scan to see what was wrong. I was admitted and after an endoscopy it was discovered that I have a massive stomach ulcer. Thankfully, that is treatable, so I was happy with that diagnosis as opposed to many others it could have been. I stayed in the hospital until New Year’s Eve, receiving double bags of fluids at a time, a total of eight bags of potassium, and a multitude of other medications.

I am going to be okay. I have a lot of changes I need to make to both my diet and my lifestyle, but I will be okay. I want to thank you all for your well wishes and thoughts and prayers during this somewhat frightening time in my life. I now ask you for your grace and patience as I continue to recover and focus on my healing.

May 2020 be a year of healing and hope for all of us.

~ Rev. Tracie