Day 7 – Thursday (8/30/18)

I’ll be nicer today, and not lead you on.  At this time, we still don’t know from whence blobby comes.  Maybe (probably) tomorrow his origins will be positively identified.

That’s right fellow blog readers.  Another day, and no results yet.  However, I make sure to remind myself each morning since this started, each day is a good day, and should not be squandered.  If all I did today was sit around and wait on the phone call that never came, it would have been a wasted day.  Thankfully, God has allowed me to be in a reasonably stable condition during this waiting period, where I can work and do daily tasks.  The only true “symptoms” I have been having over the past week or so is the intermittent rapid heart rate, and general fatigue.  I guess I’m not used to having my heart in the “fat burn” zone for multiple hours per day.  Talk about multi-tasking though!  Who else can go to work, perform their job function (or sleep at night), AND get a full workout simultaneously?!?  Sorry gym, I won’t be needing a membership for the near future, haha :)

I did call the doctor this afternoon, hoping they had just forgot to call.  No luck.  They said the results were still showing pending.  They told me they have no reason to doubt that they should be in tomorrow, but obviously, could not promise.  I guess while the bonus physical exercise is happening automatically for me, the exercise of patience is a bit more of a conscience, concerted effort work out.  Keeping my mind busy at work seems to help with the patience side of things.  I find when I’m focusing on job duties (or any task), I’m not even thinking about blobby.  Poor guy.  Not getting any love…

There wasn’t a whole lot of excitement today.  Once I got home, we all ate together, and I fell asleep for a couple of hours.  Now the kids are getting ready for bed, and I’ll probably head to bed too.  I don’t seem to have any trouble falling asleep lately.

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for another beautiful day.  Thank you for my loving wife and kids who are being very patient with me.  I don’t feel like I’m a lot of fun for them lately since I fall asleep so fast.  However, they never complain, and when I am awake and focused, we are able to make the most of it.  Help me look at their patience with me, and use that as motivation for me to continue to be patient for the test results.  On the outside, I portray like all is good… but You know my heart.  I have bouts of impatience.  Nonetheless, you help me through them by shifting my focus.  I pray that You continue to be with the lab technicians who are analyzing the results, and that You give them the knowledge and skills to make an accurate diagnosis.  I continue to thank You for all of the blog readers and their prayers for this situation.  I continue to pray for the lost, and that if You can use my situation in any way to further your kingdom, that You would show me how, and what You need me to do.  Please help all of us, no matter what we are each going through today, to remember Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you”.  Amen.