I tentatively share with you that I have been almost completely (almost) symptom free for the last 5-6 days! No chest pains, no dizziness, no near-passing out, no tingling arms & legs... HURRAY!
I really started noticing a difference after I threw up a few prayer requests to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Therese of Lisieux. Both of these women suffered illnesses and were determined to continue serving God despite the challenges of their conditions, and my spiritual director suggested I have a little chat with them.... spend time in prayer with them.... "breathing in the presesnce of the Holy Spirit"... That was October 30th. I prayed & asked St Kateri & St Therese to pray with me, for me, every single day; within nine days I started feeling better! It wasn't any sort of official novena, by any means, but nine straight days of prayer....
Thank you, everyone, for all of your prayers - I know they are helping! I still have to take the medication & supplements, but just being able to do... anything... without being afraid of passing out, without being in constant pain, constant fear.... AMEN.
I plan to spend some time at the Catholic book stores, I really want to find medals for Kateri & Therese, and wear them. I don't ever want to forget that these amazing women of faith are with me every single day.