Earlier today I went to the laboratory to give blood.  For the last several months, some of my numbers for my liver have been abnormal.  So, after a month of taking some medicine that the gastro doctor prescribed, I had to give blood today to see if the numbers are better.

While sitting in the chair, with my sleeve rolled up, I began squeezing my fist.  This has become automatic for me. I smiled as the nurse began to check my vein.  I’m thankful the Lord has blessed me with a good vein in which to draw blood.

Thankful that most of the time, I don’t even feel the needle anymore.  I watched as she inserted the needle and watched as my blood filled up the vials.

Another thing I am thankful for… the fact that most results are back quickly.  Last year, from February to July, I gave blood weekly at my oncologist’s office.  I learned that most results that my oncologist needed would be ready within minutes.

I’m thankful for technology that helps doctors diagnose problems.

I’m thankful for a pharmacy that I can call and order medicine.  Thankful that they will call me if there are any issues.

Most of all, I’m thankful for a Lord that has given me peace.  Peace in knowing that He is with me every step of the journey.  And I’m thankful for His love.


P.S.  I wrote this several hours ago, and have just received the results (by email!).  While there are a couple of numbers still a little high, most of them are much better and within norms.  Another reason to be thankful!