Back in July I had post called “Take your shot!” https://ignitetruth1.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/take-your-shot/

It was about what I go through every Wednesday when I get allergy shots. Well it’s that day again and I’m fearful of this day. Last week after the shots I had a severe reaction in the form of a spike in the headache lasting 48 hours. In that time I spent most of it in bed trying to get any comfort I could. That is very difficult to do when your hair hurts. Just the feel of my hair brushing up against a pillow or the back of a chair was excruciating. A couple times during the day the pain was so bad that I had to crawl on my hands and knees to move around the house.

When my family got home on Wednesday night I was on the floor in the kitchen in the fetal position, curled up in pain. So you can understand I’m not wanting to leave the house in 15 minutes to go “Take my shot.”

I will leave and do what must be done hoping that this is the right path for relief from this pain. I will take comfort in this today that God is in control and this is the direction he has pointed me to go.

2 Timothy 1:7 Amplified – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

So here I go…


Ted Goodwin is a speaker and author of the book “Lessons from a Headache.” In June of 2009 Ted was diagnosed with a “chronic daily migraine” headache. Despite constant pain since the headache began, Ted has not allowed it to stop him from living life to the full. He lives a life that is active, rewarding and full of joy. He diligently trained for and completed his first marathon in September 2010, despite the migraine.

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