Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taking Care of Me

I had to visit the family physician today. I had been feeling lately that I should probably have a check up. It seemed like it was about time. I sat in the waiting room wondering if there was enough sanitizer in my purse to kill the germs I might be picking up. My name was called, and my first stop was the scale. "Not too bad," I thought. A slightly elevated blood pressure and slight fever baffled me. The nurse gave me a little "sample" cup and said, "You probably have a UTI." And she was right.

When the doctor came in and told me that she would be giving me some medications I had to admit that my back and sides had been hurting for at least a month. We ended the visit with a handshake and a promise from her that I would be hearing from a specialist to have my "yearly" check up. She then told me that according to her records my last yearly check up was six years ago. I couldn't believe how fast the time had flown by. While she fussed at me for neglecting myself, I quietly thought, "God has been very gracious to me." He has given me unusual strength and health for the mission He has given me. I will keep my upcoming appointments, but I also want to thank God for His sustaining grace.

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