Set backs are no fun. Have you ever had one? Well I feel like I've had more than my fair share this week. Still experiencing pain in my chest due to the contusion, the knee is slow in getting better, found out that I have several more weeks of physical therapy. Went to the doctors yesterday for the annual check up and blood work. The doctor said my cholesterol is not getting better, no longer is she suggesting the medication, she's already ordered it from the pharmacy. She also said my iron is low and she's concerned with what she sees on the liver test. She's recommending a specialist.
Please don't get me wrong, I am truly grateful that I have medical insurance, but I have to say that I am sick to death of going to the doctors all the time. Seems I get one step forward to good health and then have to take a couple of steps back. I am feeling rather frazzled.
I have to say that I am breaking old patterns! Well before now I would have quit my health and exercise program. I would have gone to my favorite fast food restaurant and had a SUPER SIZED burger, fries and a milkshake. I would have eaten a ton of candy at work. I would not have exercised, consumed my water, journaled my food and calories or take the time to write about this on a weight loss journey blog. I would have given up!!
Praise the Lord that I am still focused. I am excited. A little concerned on how I am going to manage new doctors, meds, a nutritionist and a personal trainer and oh yeah, husband, family, work, church and everything else I do. This time....I will not quit, I will do everything I need to do and I will do it well!!!
I read this scripture today that really helped me make it through the day:
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:3-5
Hang in there my friend, keep focused, push through and grit it out.