While talking answers to prayer, I need to tell you thank you for praying. I still have a stone, but my pain levels remain quite mild. I'm still bleeding into my urine so it is certainly not resolved and I feel the impact of over three weeks of this, in energy decline and general weakness, but hearing horror story after story, it could be SO MUCH worse. I'm very blessed to be on such an easy road, thus far! I've clogged two filters with the debris I'm passing, so this makes me hopeful that the stone is breaking up and passing rather painlessly? We'll see what the x-ray shows next week!
Remember how I told you I had hardly eaten for two weeks? Another answer to prayer is that I have actually felt hungry and managed to keep food down this week! The downside is another two pounds of weight gain (and what I've been eating is not excessive and has generally been healthy), but at this point I figure that my body is so goofy after the strokes that weight is much less of a priority than health!
We are headed off to try to visit my friend Jonnie at the hospital this morning. The cyst in her brain has become debilitating enough that she can't even sit up without passing out now. :( She is about $7,000 away from being able to schedule surgery still (about $24,000 away from being able to pay for the entire surgery). Please pray!
I went to a picnic where two different people told me they wouldn't know I had a stroke if I hadn't told them! "Sure, you walk with a cane, but lots of people do that, for lots of different reasons." Just wow!
Not because it has anything to do with why I stroked, but I want to keep this basic blood pressure information because it is information that I never can manage to keep straight, so that I can find it again next time I need it.
Quote: Father, I may not always understand or like how You work in my life, but I want to grow to the place where I trust You anyway. When the hard times come, teach me to trust You fully.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. - Psalm 56:3
Day 3 of 100