Thursday, October 14, 2004

Long Night...

I spent all last night (and a good chunk of today) in a local hospital, hooked up to monitors of all sorts and giving blood like a swooning syncophant at a vampire convention.

Well, it seemed like a lot of blood, anyway.

Seems that I may have some sort of blockage happening in my heart (not speaking in spiritual metaphors this time), and after numerous tests, blood-lettings, and what seemed like everything short of applying leeches, they're still not completely sure what's wrong with me. So, I get to go back for more extensive tests in two weeks.

In the meantime, I'm on several different kinds of pills, and I get to carry an inhaler full of nitroglycerin everywhere I go -- "just in case".

"What does that mean, exactly -- 'just in case'?" I ask.

"Try it a maximum of three times, and if it doesn't help, call 9-1-1 right away."

A real confidence-booster, comments like that one!

One of the neat things about last night was being able to pray (along with Wendy) for a young youth pastor who was just outside my door (hallway medicine, anyone?), in agony due to gallstones that he's isn't scheduled to have removed for another couple of weeks.

Another treasured moment was my father coming to see me late last night, and to have him pray for me there in the hospital. There's something very, very cool about having a father who prays.

On that note, I would covet your prayers on my behalf, as well. I'll keep everyone posted once I know more myself.

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