Quinton's sister, Melinda, is on a mission too!!!

Texas McAllen Spanish speaking - See her blog at www.melindasmission.blogspot.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

This has probably been the most miserable week of my life

Email sent Monday 13 September 2010

(Please say a few extra prayers for Quinton!!!)

ya...not kidding. sorry this email is probably gonna suck, but my mind isnt really moving to fast right now. so i have been having these headaches now for about three months, and they have only seemed to get worse and worse. Sister Sabey has had me taking 800mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day for a little while and it doesnt do anything to the headaches. So then comes into play this week. this week the headaches have magnified in intensity by like 700 times. not joking. from tuesday going i have just been in bed. ive basically just had a migraine for like 6 days now. and i have been talking to sister sabey tons and she has been talking to the mission doctor tons trying to figure out what is wrong. they have basically been guessing at different drugs that might help, but nothing is helping. we have come to the conclusion that it is some sort of virus that people sometimes get, its really rare, and there is no way to cure it. basically ive been in intense pain for the last week just hating my life in my bed. President Sabey called me this morning and talked to me, he said that there is one last thing that we can try to see if helps, which is a drug called Prednisone, its actually a steroid, but they have given it to people that get these and it helps sometimes. so basically the jist of it is i am gonna try this prednisone stuff for the next week or so and see if it gets any better. i really dont know if it will. President told me that after that it just comes down to if i can stay or not, and honestly if this doesnt get better i dont want to stay. President has had to send a few missionaries home because of this, and he said that there is really no way to tell if or when it will get better. Im really struggling here. so basically if it doesnt get better in like a week or so i could be packing my bags to come home. i actually think that might help with the headaches but i dont know. President said that this Prednisone really is like a last ditch effort to see if it helps... so hopefully it does. sorry this email probably stinks but my head is throbbing right now, if you get this soon email me back and give me some advice or something

i love you


i havent thrown up yet, but i have wanted to a couple times and started dry heaving. we havent been to a chiropractor and honestly there probably isnt any good ones in Ghana. my companion has just been suffering with me in the apartment. he has done alot of cleaning while ive been laying down

this next week will basically tell if i stay here or if i go home, cuz if it is anywhere near this bad i cant be an effective missionary when i can barely go outside.

keep me in your prayers


Email from Elder Joseph (former companion)

hello how is every thing i hope all is well and the family

this week has been a lovely one as we were planning to teach some people we are planning to baptize and the number is the most i have got in my mission if all of them are baptize they will 15 of them which is really sweet

also we will be having a conferece with the new area presidency and i hope it will be a wonderful one

have a wonderful week

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