Friday, January 08, 2010

Health Update

As the days go by, my body seems to be healing, but there is still something wrong. Over Christmas holiday, I went to Taos Ski Valley, NM, with my family. On the way home, my blood pressure spiked, quite a bit. Was this from altitude? Elevation? Going to the washroom?

Upon arriving back in San Antonio, I did another 24-hour urine, and blood work, at the endocrinologist. I also went to the family doctor, where I had an EKG and some more blood work done. All tests have turned out normal. I fear waiting for the 24-hour urine, and not doing it during the drive home was a bad choice. As far as the blood work, same thing, it was too late. At the family doctor, he was just checking some numbers that had been previously high...and now they are normal--that is good news.

Due to my spiking blood pressures (which spike both high and low), and a normal EKG, I am going to be seeing a cardiologist.

Please continue to pray for a clear diagnosis. I do not enjoy being a medical mystery. One benefit...I am getting pretty good at doing one of my most hated things--going to the doctor!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Be Thou My Vision

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise:
be thou mine inheritance now and always;
be thou and thou only the first in my heart;
O Sovereign of heaven, my treasure thou art.
This has been one of my favourite hymns for years--the words so simple, yet so true. How often do you just want someone to say "Good job!" or "Way to go" or "I just love that", etc. God does not tell us to seek the attention of man. We should not be doing things, simply for praise from other people.

In Psalm 90:17 it says, "Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands. Yes, confirm the work of our hands." Isn't Gods blessing on what we do so much sweeter than mans? How often do we forget to ask God and just seek the opinion of other people?

That being said, writing a blog, and keeping up with it regularly is quite difficult for me. I do not have a hard time writing, or sharing opinions, or even sharing snipits of my life; I do want to know that man (people) not only read what I write, but like and accept what I have to say. I want you to leave comments and reactions, not just tell me that you read my blog sometimes. I want confirmation that I'm not just doing this in vain.

I keep this blog to glorify God, not for my own good--otherwise I would've stopped writing a long time ago. My theme is "Let me tell you what great things God is doing" for a reason. I want to share with you Gods greatness in hopes that we can glorify Him together! :)