Monday, February 9, 2009

I am thanking the Lord for His mercy tonight. I had my first appointment with my new lung doctor this afternoon and before I saw her I had to had lung function testing done. I have been concerned that function levels could have reduced due to the increase in Bronchiectasis. Praise the good Lord, my lung function hasn't changed since my last test which was done about 6 months ago. What a blessing!

Also, I truly like my new doctor. She's a positive person, with a big smile and a warm handshake. We reviewed my current course of treatment and medications and she said I'm doing all the right things. She told me to live as healthy a lifestyle as I can and to stay out of crowds, especially during the winter months. She said she knows this is difficult because we live such enclosed lives during winter; but, for my well being, I need to avoid being in confined places with lots of people as much as I can. I can do that. I truly can. I can let my church family know that while I love them a lot, we'll need to keep our distance for awhile on Sundays. We Christians are usually kissy-huggy people aren't we? Well, that will need to change for me, at least 'till winter's over.

I thank each of you for praying for me. This has been another journey of counting it all joy and trusting the good Lord to work things for His glory and my good.

My love to each of you. God willing, I'll write more later this week.


  1. I'm so happy to hear that you found a good "match" with you physician. A caring, trusting person is so important in that role!!

    And praise God that your function test has remained the same! Now...praying that it will IMPROVE!!

  2. all in all, a good report! that's why you need us bloggers; we keep our distance and stay close at the same time! we'll keep praying for you, love you bunches!

  3. Praise the Lord Louise. Sounds good to me.

    You just take care. Our prayers are with you.

  4. So glad to hear the good news...and yes, you need to stay away from your church family. With flu season upon us, you certainly need to stay in!!!
    Like Sara says we can stay in close
    contact with our blogs...good thing is that they are cootie free!!!
    Love you bunches,

  5. It's so important to be happy with your doctor, isnt it? I'm going to a new one (since fired by my last one!) whom I really appreciate.
    You must keep all cooties matter what!
    Love you!

  6. Praising God that you found a doctor you like. Just wanted to say hello; I haven't been able to get around to my friend's blogs the past few weeks as often as I'd like. Cyber hugs are cootie free ....{{{hug}}}