Oh, my word, I owe you an apology! When I sent yesterday’s blog about my adventure in the hospital, I didn’t take into account that many of my friends and blog followers were not aware of the situation. So I apologize for (1) leaving you in he my dark and (2) startling you with my account.
Just to bring you into the loop – about six months ago I started having breathing problems and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. (And by-the-way, on the hospital admission paper, they put the reason for admission as “SOB.” A bit confusing until I figured out that stood for Shortness of Breath and was not a reflection on my character. I hope.)
CT scans and X-rays show scarring, cloudiness and “spider-webbing” in my lungs, none of which are good. In spite of extensive testing, X-rays and CT scans, the doctors couldn’t pinpoint the cause. The pretty much last resort was a lung biopsy in the hospital to take a piece of lung (no, it doesn’t grow back. I asked), and send it to the lab where someone could, we hope, figure out not only the cause, but the cure. And make it stop. So that was why I was in the hospital last week. I’ll see the doctor in another few days for the results and — I hope — treatment. Will definitely let you know.
In the meantime, I’m taking it easy, enjoying my yard and my cats and kicking back. I call this my “lazy cow week” where I’m not doing a single thing I don’t want to do. Friends are doing my shopping, bringing me lunch, and basically making sure I don’t have to lift a finger. The cats, of course, still expect to be waited on. If breakfast isn’t on the floor by 7:00 a.m., and dinner served 12 hours after that, there are recriminations.
But aside from that, all is well — recovery is on the horizon. Or perhaps it’ll be a change of lifestyle where I simply learn to move a bit slower and not do everything I’m used to doing.
It’ll all work out — and I thank my praying and caring friends for all their support. And mostly I thank my God, Who is in charge of this, for bringing me through it and showing me His grace. His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness: Lamentations 3:22-23