21 hours ago
Friday, April 16, 2010
I revisited my old journals from college and really enjoyed reading my thoughts on life. Even though I had my struggles during that time, I was so close to the Lord then. I am grateful I have kept those journals and am able to review them from time to time.
Something I reviewed recently was an issue with my health. In 2002 I had a lump in my throat and I ended up having x-ray and an ultrasound done on. From that report, the referred me to a specialist who then decided not to operate on the lump. In the past month or so, I had noticed the lump and grew concerned about it once again. I couldn't remember what the dr. said about the lump back in 2002, but thankfully I had my journal to review it. Dr. Altimari had looked at my throat and decided not to operate on it and told me that lump will always be apart of me from now on. Nothing to worry about, but will always be there.
With Jason and I wanting and thinking about trying for another baby sometime this year, I really would like to have a clean bill of health. I decided to go to my current dr. (westerholm) and have them recheck the lump in my throat. My dr. today told me not to worry about the lump and that it will always be in my throat. I was relieved to not have to worry about something that had consumed my mind the past two months. In addition to my dr. looking at my throat, she also began to talk to me about my blood clots from my pregnancy with Blake. She said based on my blood work done in 2008, most likely my blood clot was caused by my c-section, not a disorder that I have. She then refereed me to a hematologist who will talk to me about what to do with the fact of having a history of blood clots. Having had blood clots in the lungs is much more serious than having them in the legs.....so the dr. wanted to take precaution on that whole issue.
I am thankful that God took care of me today. I had prayed prior to the appointment that the dr. wouldn't want me to get another ultrasound or x-ray of my throat to look at the lump. She didn't request that at all during my appointment. She did request blood work to check out my blood count, kidney, liver, thyroid, and iron. But she said she is not thinking she will find anything alarming in those results.
As I opened my Bible today, I read
But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me!
God is good, Yes...he is good ALL the time!