So those of you in Facebook Land probably know I had to go to the Emergency Room last night as the pain I’d been having in my throat got progressively worse as the day went on. I drove to the local hospital and was treated for an infection that caused my throat to swell. After two x-rays, a camera thing down my nose, and consults it was an interesting evening. I’ve been given various medications to help rectify the problem and have been instructed to see an E.N.T. specialist early this week. My doctor was extremely nice and was very helpful, as were the nursing staff, so I really cannot thank them enough.
It was, as you can imagine, a bit of a scary experience but looking back I realize that it was helpful in more than one way. It got me to pray and seriously think about the things that are “off the mark” in my life. So here I am, hopefully on the mend, more mindful of my failings and hopefully more willing to trust that God will take care of things, if I but let him. The stupidest thing to be is “in charge” and this has made me think about how I am not in charge, not even of my own body. How God decides to remind us of that is up to him, hopefully next time I won’t need such a jolt.
So now I’m going to take it easy and probably not attend too many of the various classes and things for this week’s House of Studies, at least for the first few days. But hopefully I will be on the mend soon enough. As always, prayers are appreciated.