Right now, I am carrying around a lot of stress. The doctor called me today and I am being sent to an endocrinologist. The endocrinologist will be switching me to insulin. I had been on insulin in 2008 when I first came out of the six week coma I had been induced into. (I promise the blog post for that is coming) I am scared of going on insulin again. I do not relish the thought of poking myself with needles more than I already do.
I have also been diagnosed with chronic anemia. I will be taking iron supplements and eating iron enriched foods. I hope this will be all that is needed for the anemia.
My big fear is that there is something wrong with my right kidney and the doctors are working to make sure that the right kidney stays as healthy as possible. The reason for the worries about the right kidney is because I no longer have a left kidney. It was taken out a little over two years ago because I had kidney cancer.
I stress over the chance that the cancer could come back. The chances decrease once you hit that five year mark. So, I stress because it’s just been a little over two years.
I worry about my husband. My hubby works midnight turn and it makes me nervous when I think about him driving home in the morning without any sleep. I worry about him getting enough sleep when he is off. Then there are the normal wifely worries, is he healthy, did he get enough dinner, did I pack him a good enough lunch and can I get him to go to the doctor for a checkup?
I worry about my brother in law, my sister and their son. I pray that Will’s cancer stays away and that he no longer has seizures. I pray that my sister gets the rest she so badly needs and I wish I could take the worry away from Charlie.
I worry about my mother and step-father. I worry about them living in Pennsylvania. It snows in PA and I worry about them every time they step out their front door. I also worry about my younger sister and her family. My niece will be driving soon and that gives me worry. I worry about her son and husband because it is my nature to worry about everyone I love.
I worry about my dad and his wife Vicky. I worry that they are okay and that they are healthy. I also worry about what they are worrying about.
And once you get past those worries, I worry about paying bills, worry about the car, our house and the list goes on and on and on…
You might be wondering where I am headed with all the worries and stresses…
We all have stress. Each and every one of us carries the stress of our own lives and the stress of those we care about.
Did you know that stress can HURT you and can even KILL you? Stress can lead to headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressures, chest pain and problems sleeping. Are you suffering from stress? It is all well and good for me to say you need less stress in your life. But how do you do that?
My answer is to put your stress and worries into the Lord’s hands. His hands are big enough to hold all our problems. Every time you find yourself putting stress on yourself; whether it is your own worries or worries about someone else, take a moment and ask the Lord to take your stress. I truly believe he will help you with your stress. I give my stress and worries to him and he gives me inner peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
To a very special reader, I felt that I needed to share a verse just for you. You know who you are. I thank you for reading and for letting me know that what I am doing helps you. Even if you are the only person being touched by my writing, it is all worth it. Thank you.
Isaiah 33:2 Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress.
My dear readers, I would like to thank you for the prayers for my family. I would also like to ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers.
I pray your day be blessed as it is filled with love from our Lord.