Thursday, June 4, 2009

Test Results Are In

I got my test results from my echo of my heart and the ultrasound on my throat. God is so good. We are happy with the results of both test. Finally I feel that I am heading in the right direction.

First the echo, we do one of these every year. The past three yrs we have not seen any improvements at all. I had been getting a little discouraged over this. Well this one is showing improvement in the heart. That is really good news. I was really happy with that. We started a new medicine called Letairis back in December and I think it is helping. Also I have been trying so hard to lose weight. It is coming off very slow but its coming off. I think that is helping too. I know that losing weight has to help. It will be easier on my heart without the excess weight.

Losing weight is not an easy thing to do. I hear people say just dont eat and you will lose weight. It isnt all about eating it is other things too. I am working on all of that and it is taking time. I know that I will get the weight off but it will be slow. I want it to be slow so that I dont gain it all back.

The other test I had was on my thyroid. I have a knot on the front of my neck. They call it a goiter. They have put me on thyroid medicine and will check it again in a couple of months. I was very happy with this. I was concerned about it and spent time in prayer. I kept giving it to God every time that I started to worry about it. God took care of it for me.

I serve an awesome God. God has always been there for me no matter what I am dealing with. Has it been easy, of course not. God never promised us that everything would be easy for us. I know that during the times that I am going through tough times God is right there with me. That is how I grow as a Christian. I think so many people think that once you become a Christian that you dont have problems anymore. Maybe that you dont but that you shouldnt. That is very far from the truth. I know with my illness I see it as a blessing in some ways. I have come across so many people. I have made some wonderful friends. I am doing this blog and you are here reading it. I count it a blessing to be able to share me story with all of you.

I am here to help others and uplift and vent when I need too.

Always remember that God loves all of us the same and want all of us to be happy!

2 comments:

  1. You know, Lora, I really don't think I'd ever meet the wonderful type of people I have come across if I didn't have PH. I wouldn't be so understanding as to what it's like to live with a chronic illness if I didn't have PH. I also don't feel like I would feel so Blessed by the Lord if I didn't have PH. As much as this disease stinks, it's given me a different outlook on life that not too many people have.

    Oh yes, congrats once again for good results this week!! :) :)

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  2. Lora,
    I am so happy things are looking up for you. I am also glad I found you as your spirit and love is inspiring.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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