Finally I was able to get an appointment with a pulmonologist. HOPE! Then hours before that appointment I got a call that it was going to need to be postponed because the doctor had an emergency surgery during my appointment time. During the next 3 days until I could have the appointment, HOPELESSNESS set in. I was amazed what crazy thoughts began going through my mind including “do I even want to live if this is the way it’s going to be?”
This Monday I finally had the appointment with the pulmonologist and had an intense coughing spell in his office. He listened closely and asked many questions. After reviewing the CT Scan and X-rays, he showed that he was taking my situation very seriously but still had no answers. He put me on 3 powerful medications and wants to meet me again in a week. While I have seen a little improvement from the meds, the biggest thing that I walked out of his office with was and is HOPE! I do believe that we are taking the right steps to work through this and as a result, I am finding it much easier to trust God for the results.
This all reminds me of some fundamental truths that remove much stress from our lives…
- Things are rarely as good as they seem or as bad as they seem.
- Where we are at on any given day is not our destination. Rather, it’s just one day of our journey.
- Talk openly with somebody you trust when you’re feeling hopeless.
- Never make major decisions when you’re feeling bad or hopeless.
- Think closely about what you are placing your hope and trust in.
- We can choose our attitude.
Please remember that HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING!