Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Lord is so good.
As you know I fell out of bed once and a month later fell out of my chair while putting on my socks.
Then my cardiologist called to remind me I had an appointment the next day which we had made the year before.
It was God's timing. I went to see him (25 miles away) and he got things to rolling. He found out I had potassium levels very low and put me on a prescription for potassium. My internist had given me more diuretics but had NEVER given me a prescription. They were shocked as both diuretics required a potassium prescription. I would ask the doctor and he would just say it is all right.
Well the cardiologist sent me for blood work to find out why I was weak and off balance and they did 3 tests on me.
Then he called a home health service and they sent out a nurse twice this week and also sent out a lab to draw blood to check my potassium again.
Then the PT came out and he really put me through the ropes. I found weak spots for sure. He had me do bed exercises and I could feel the muscles pull. It is to strengthen my legs, my core, my buttocks and tummy.
He said he saved the more advanced ones until Monday.
Now the wonderful spiritual side of my week. One lady (my waitress) in a restaurant I frequent came up and sat at my table and said I have troubles. I listened mainly. Today she came back and said everything worked out fine and she was happy.
A lady came to my door. Her son who was in his 20's and lived across the street from me had a tumor in his head and died. She asked me do you remember my son?
I said of course I remember your son. I will never forget him and showed her a framed picture I have of him in my office where I put the people I pray for. I know his wife needs prayer.'
She cried and said "It is so difficult. It is mother's day (Mexican style) and my son is gone. I said come in and I listened and we talked. I told her to come back any time she needed to talk.
My PT yesterday was in marital problems. He is a young man with two very young boys. He told me his problems. I invited him to sit and when he finished talking and crying (I told him real men cry) I said I want to pray for you. He accepted and left happy. I am waiting until Monday to hear his report. I told him to be extra nice to his wife on mother's day and he said she is going to a town to visit with her folks. The last time she went she went alone as she needed her space. He said I hope I go this time.
What a week. God has a purpose for us on this earth and the world is our mission field. Your world may be your home, your neighbors, your town, etc.
Have a great mother's day all. I am invited to my spiritual families home for dinner after church.