I was so sick, as many of you know. But now I am well.
It started early on a Friday with abdominal discomfort. Figured it was just a GI upset, rested, slept, felt better.
But it returned that night.
Better the next day, til evening,
Sunday, we almost went to the ER. It was THAT bad.
I felt guided to start drinking water and walking. That brought relief. Holy Spirit guidance.
Monday I made a doctor's appointment. So you know it had to be bad.
Monday night I had a CAT scan with contrast. They said it was ok.
Tuesday night I DID go to the ER. They decided it was some uterine fibroids.
Wednesday the gynecologist ruled out the pre-existing fibroids as a source of pain.
Thursday I returned to the doctor, where I found out that I had been dehydrated at the ER and
otherwise bloodwork was normal.
Friday we debated on returning to the ER. Again, I felt guided to stay in bed, rest, sleep and keep hydrating.
So I did. And I improved.
Saturday, again, with the bedrest, and hydrating, and again on Sunday. I was improving daily.
At the recheck appointment on Tuesday my doctor was so pleased with my progress, as was I!
Wednesday, I realized that I had gotten my joy back!
My point?? Since I unexpectedly retired in the spring, my life has been unexpectedly more streamlined in its focus on the Lord. I have been able to schedule real, intentional time daily to be in His Word, to pray His Word over my family. This is the most important thing I do in my life. Praying and being in His Word has transformed ME, and brought me into a sweet communion with Him like I have never known in the 40 some years I have been a believer.
The intimacy and constant conversation He and I share is the greatest joy of my life.
Simple Pleasure........and so much more!