Thursday, August 11, 2011

Clinic Visit

Today I went to a clinic visit/lab and got great news!  Creatnine is still 1.3 and holding which is great and all my other lab values are normal.  Dr. Wood really had nothing but great things to say which is fine with me.  I am so blessed to have this kidney and to have it working so well.  I am happy to say that no news is good news at this point.

Still struggling with the eating thing but went and joined Weight Watchers with Dad on Monday so we shall see how that goes.  I already feel better now that I am controlling my food and not the other way around.  Figuring out what you are going to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner takes more work and planning but I would rather do that than get diabetes which I am at increased risk for due to family history and the prednisone.  (Yet another reason I hate it.)

Also, my skin is being weird especially on my forehead. I have all these little bumps that feel like pimples but aren't really.  Its weird.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Life is a Battlefield

I heard this line recently in a song I was listening to the other day and it got me to thinking.  How is life like a battlefield?

I think it is in some ways a battlefield with ourselves, fighting to improve ourselves each day and make ourselves better than we were yesterday.

It is a battlefield because we are also fighting a battle with those things that we struggle with personally.  The battles of physical aliments, emotional troubles, loneliness or even prosperity.  There are too many battlefields to list here.

It is a battlefield when we are trying to find someone to love.

But how can we win the war?  Not just the battles?  By perseverance and relying on those closest to us to power through the rough spots.  We can rely on the Lord and his power to guide us and help us make decisions to make the battle not quite so daunting.

Not all of life is a battlefield just parts of it.  Other parts of life are picnics, summers, winters, roller coasters, butterflies and candy. We have to see the good in the parts that are good and even find the good in the parts that aren't.

Life is a battlefield but we can win the war.