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Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
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Friday, October 11, 2013

and the fun doesn't end....

Okay, so when the dr.'s office called the other day to tell me that my cholesterol is slightly elevated and that I should cut back on carbs and sugar, and duh, I already have done that, I felt like I was maybe starting to fall apart. Then the Great Failed Mammogram Scare of yesterday, then today...the dr.'s office called again (obviously an office cannot make a phone call, it was the nice lady who who works there)...and my vitamin D is very low. 24. So I looked it up, and surprise! Vitamin D deficiency is directly linked to....breast cancer! Oh, the internet is a very dangerous place! But also helpful. I found out that one reason for D to be low is having the gallbladder removed. Anyway.

God is the same as He was yesterday, He is still in charge, no matter what phone calls I get. He still knows and plans all things. I just want to thank you all for the nice comments and the prayers. It is comforting that I am not the only one, and that there have been scares that came out well. Just so you know, I used to think that internet friends were Not Real, but now I know better.

Anyway, I am still alive and well, and all tired out from our trip to the pool. Paul and I went with Jonathan, Char, and Camille. WPaul pulled them around on the fun-doodles and let me swim some laps. Jonathan dove into the deep end for a while as I paddled around down there. We came home and had popcorn.

So life is good. BTW, I found out that low vitamin D makes people tired, and legs ache. Uh that explains some things! I will be taking some supplements and hopefully get some energy back.

Tomorrow is a big day, a church conference, and I will be working at the candy store of course. I will try not to eat any, even though, guess what? It is hard these past few days not to just say The Heck With Working So Hard To Eat Right....life goes by so fast, and look where it got me, ect. ect. But I am not stupid, I know that eating well is always beneficial and that if I was as fat as I was a few years back, things would be even worse if the Big K is there. So I will keep my hands off the M&M's and the Snicker bars and those yummy gummy lollipops and oh, the Hershey's Almond bars....

6 comments:

momto9 said...

Yes the internet can be helpful but also a source of anxiety. Yes indeed God is the same as he was yesterday. How good to turn that over in our minds. He knows absolutely everything!!!

Jana said...

Praying for you. Last month, I went through the exact same thing and after the follow-up mammogram I was told by the radiologist that he thought it was just some calcified vessels. I have to go back in 6 months for another mammogram. Your thoughts reminded me of my same thoughts while I was waiting to have that 2nd mammogram. It's normal to think that way but it's not fun at all! Also, about 7 years ago, I had a cyst in one of my breasts that I had removed. Just try not to panic. Take your sister with you for your mammogram - 2 of mine went with me and they brightened my thoughts :) A verse I love is Psalm 61: 2 "...when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

16 blessings'mom said...

Jana, thank you. I only have one sister and she now has a full-time job, but my daughter Mirielle, who is a new R.N., has the day off Tuesday, and said she would go with me. I am glad for that, because if I do happen to get less than relieving news, I won't be a good driver on the way home:} Tereza, was that a good feast yesterday, or what?

Anonymous said...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/03/experts-say-avoid-mammograms.aspx

Worth a read anyway...

Anonymous said...

Be careful with the internet...self-diagnosing is oh so easy using the net but there's a reason doctors study for years.
Thinking of you!

momto9 said...

It was an awesome feast!!!