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!