P. S. = PRAISE Seriously
So many notes and calls of assurance and promise of prayer – Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Neither Harriet nor I had any real peace about this “nuclear stress test” and we were making it a real matter of prayer. Several medical people whose advice we value were hesitant as well. We could get no satisfactory (to us) explanations as to just what benefits could be derived from the test that would outweigh the warnings of side effects and possible complications. We even called the cardiologist yesterday and talked to his nurse about our concerns.
We still had growing and serious reservations this morning. Harriet was extremely weak and had to revert to a wheel chair to even get into the doctor’s office, something she has not needed in several months. I really did not feel that she could endure any added stress so we asked if we could just do the Echocardiograms and forego the stress test. They did tell us that they will be able to make a satisfactory evaluation of Harriet’s heart with the tests that she has had. When the doctor gets to read this test he will then determine if there needs to be a change in her treatment or if further testing is absolutely necessary.
We are confident that we are in the hands of the Great Physician and determined to seek His will and His way.
My Bible reading yesterday was in Psalm 90 where Moses (a man who lived to 120) said in verse 10 that “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” So we then pray (verse 12) “teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”