Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Swift Kick

I am still at the doctor's office. I just drank a lovely concoction of orange soda. (If you know me, you know I HATE orange flavor. It all goes back to my childhood and orange flouride.)

My fasting sugar wasn't as bad today: 108. It is still in the watch range but not the confirmed range. Dr. P said my meter could have been reading wrong. But we are proceeding to confirm or clear whether I have diabetes.

Then came the swift kick. I have seen Dr. P since we came to town more than 5 years ago. Our kids have done karate and summer day camps together. I know his wife on a first name basis (although I just can't call him Rick.)

I have talked to Dr. P about my struggles with weight. He has (at various times) sent me to a dietician; prescribed diet pills; and offered encouragement. Today he promised to be the bad guy if I need it.

Knowing that we have a common faith, he encouraged me to make the changed I need to. Whether or not I have diabetes, God has given me an opportunity--and the tools I need--to make the changes. It is not just my life. If something that I could prevent kills me-what about my kids? My family? My friends? Am I squandering the gifts and resources God has given me.

But then he also reminded me that I am worth it. God has placed me her for a purpose and has given me things to do.

One thing I love/hate about Dr. P is that when you are in the room with him, nothing else matters. There are no other patients waiting to be seen. No long lines. When I am in the waiting rom, I hate how long it takes to be seen. But when I am in the room, it is great. He takes the time to give me pep talk or a swift kick if I need it.

I am worth it.


Jessie said...

Praying for you Julie! Still struggling here, gained back the 30 I had lost with the personal trainer. Been running again and the exercise bike. Trying to put God first and not become with either food or exercise! I'm here for you! With God, all things are possible! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! Jessie

Joan said...

You are SO worth it.

Keep your focus on Jesus and you can do anything!


Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow what a doctor! I have never, ever heard of a doctor like that (except for, probably, Luke the Apostle!!). You are blessed.

Hang in there and don't get discouraged. I know that sometimes health problems can cause a person to feel low. But God can heal bodies as well as hearts. :) Take care!