Friday, August 16, 2013
It appears that all the antibiotics I was on have created quite a few problems for me. The medical solution is to go on more antibiotics (though my infectious disease doc says I can't go on anymore). So I started researching, and after my new ENT brought the same subject up to me (without any prompting from me), I decided I need to do whatever I can to first restore level of good bacteria in my intestines. Back to making homemade yogurt, which is good, but short term relief more than a cure. Googling, I learned about kefir. Besides the price at the store, it seems the best benefits come from homemade kefir. The problem is, you need kefir grains from someone who is already making their own. You can buy them, but I had a big concern about having them shipped into 110+ degree weather (not to mention I am very frugal). I really didn't want to drive the long distance to have to buy them here (and I was drinking it from the store) and decided eventually I would have to do so. Yesterday, in the middle of other things, it seemed I should check Craigslist. I had done so before earlier in the week, but there were very few listings, months ago, and long distances away. Yet the thought to check again, right then, persisted. And there was the listing: kefir grains. It was posted that day and upon calling, I found out they were close by and free. I was given a large jar (everyone charging does so for approx 1 tablespoon). Drank some of my homemade kefir this morning.
The last few days have been somewhat of a struggle. Not feeling well, doctor appts, inablility to be very active, and I just didn't "feel" like being grateful (though truth is there is much to be grateful for). Then I got this thought that wouldn't go away. Knowing how much God cares for me, knowing people are praying for me, I know He was the Source of that thought. It was His Hand that provided those kefir grains and the reminder of His love right when I needed it. My day changed right around. It is so good to be reminded of His love for us and His goodness, grace and mercy.