Update and a Prayer Request
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will not get better without serious intervention. Since my doctor's diagnosis, I've had a doppler test which indicated that the blood flow to my legs was limited; an ultrasound which pinpointed the narrowing of the arteries in my thighs; and a blood test which confirmed that I have no risk factors. My total cholesterol was 127; my blood pressure 117/70; I don't smoke nor drink nor do I have diabetes, which are all risk factors for this disease, so why do I have it? We can imagine it must be genetic, but neither of my parents had the diagnosis and they are both dead. So my doctor has suggested an angiogram. I have always focused on natural healing and would have preferred to spend a lifetime without surgery, but I'm also mindful that the quality of life that I have now can be better if my legs worked the way they once did. I now have a handicapped poster that I hang in my rear view mirror when I park in designated spots. I try not to use it whenever I could to prove that life has not changed. But the reality is that I need it and that's still not natural for me. So having had my pity party, and even though tears still come to my eyes when I think about it, I've agreed to an angiogram which is scheduled for February 5th. I'm asking my Spark Family to say a prayer for me sometime during that day. I am a true believer in the power of prayer. My prayer is that God will guide the hands of the doctor and his staff as they work to restore health to my body. Thanks everyone.