Six weeks ago, I felt like I was drowning. Since April I have been battling this bizarre illness that doctors just can't seem to figure out. It’s been seven months of symptoms that do not respond to any medication, diet, or therapy. I have had doctors, at the top of their field, look at me and say, "I have never heard anyone describe what you are describing." The feeling of hopelessness becomes so burdensome sometimes, that I feel like it’s literally swallowing me up. I am holding on so tightly to God through prayer, fasting, and studying the word, but I still feel like my fingers are starting to slip.