Τουρκία πυροβολούν….

Sometimes I've been accused of taking things too literally. Ένοχος ότι, Είμαι.

This could have been me....

 

 

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Όταν ο Dr. λέει ότι θα πάρει μόνο 1/2 ώρα…

Πήγε να έχουν ετήσιο εξετάσεις ογκολογία μου για το αριστερό μου μάτι. Ανακαλύφθηκε περίπου 6 χρόνια, it seems I've had a mole on the back of the inside of my left eye. Αυτό το mole, επίσης γνωστή ως "σπίλος" μετρήθηκε τακτικά από τον οφθαλμίατρο μου κάθε χρόνο. Σε 2012, he thought it looked like the mole had grown. So he sent me to an ocular oncologist at the Havener Eye Institute of The Ohio State University Medical Center.

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The drill there was to take pictures of the nevus, then measure it by ultrasound. The ultrasound requires placing the transmitter directly in contact with the eye and moving it around across the eye. Sounds icky, doesn't it?

Σε 2012, the report was that all was well - no blood vessels in the nevus, it was very thin, and it really hadn't grown. It was due to measuring error at the regular doctor.

Well that part of this year's exam went fine again and I was right on my planned schedule to be out of there in 1:20 πρακτικά. Then the doctor said, "Παρατήρησα στις εικόνες που κάποιοι αιμοφόρα αγγεία μοιάζουν σαν να μπορεί να διαρρέει." Τώρα αυτό ονομάζεται διαβητική αμφιβληστροειδοπάθεια και είναι αυτό που οδηγεί σε τύφλωση όταν ανεπεξέργαστων. Το είχα στο δεξί μου μάτι 2006, έτσι ώστε οι λέξεις ήταν εξοικειωμένοι. "Αν έχετε το χρόνο," συνέχισε, "Θα ήθελα για να κάνει μια άλλη δοκιμή." Αυτή η δοκιμή περιλαμβάνει την έγχυση χρωστικής και λαμβάνοντας μια σειρά εικόνων του οφθαλμού για να δούμε αν υπάρχει της χρωστικής υπάρχει διαρροή από τους ύποπτους αιμοφόρα αγγεία.

"Πόση ώρα θα πάρει?", ρώτησα. Η απάντηση? "Ω, περίπου 30 λεπτά."

Όπως Ρ.Τ.. διάσημο κορόιδο Barnum του, Έδωσα το πράσινο φως για τη διαδικασία, γνωρίζοντας ότι θα μπορούσε να μειώσει το μεσημέρι μου σύντομη για να πάμε στη δουλειά στην ώρα τους.

Φυσικά, δεδομένου ότι καμία από αυτές τις επιπλέον τεστ ήταν σύμφωνα με το χρονοδιάγραμμα του καθενός, πήρε 30 minutes to get worked back into the photo lab's schedule then over an hour until I could squeeze into the Dr.'s rotation. Finally, she came in. She told me everything looked fine and she'd see me in a year. In and out in 1 minute flat.

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Moral of the story - when the Doctor says, "It will only take ...", DON"T BELIEVE THEM!!!!

In the end, I took the rest of the day off, because with the delay I would have only been there 2 hours anyway. But it would have been a much more relaxed day if I'd known that beforehand.

 

Είμαι, despite all of the extra waiting, glad I had it done. A good report and it saved me another trip downtown! Win/win - you can't beat that!

Θερμού αέρα (καλά, πραγματικά, ψυκτικού του κινητήρα)

 

This week, μας 98 Cadillac άρχισε διαρροή ψυκτικού του κινητήρα. NOT a good thing...

Έτσι πήγαμε στο κατάστημα. Βγάζει ότι ήταν μια τάπα του ψυγείου πάει άσχημα.

This IS a good thing...

Με CES μου, Χρειάζομαι ένα όχημα με περισσότερο από το μέσο όρο δωμάτιο για να πάρει μέσα και έξω από. Vehicles with ingress and egress which require acrobatic skills are not good. Για μένα, that is most vehicles.

Since our "Piggy" is old, we know that sooner or later, a repair will be needed that is worth more than the car is. But for now, other than the gas, she's cheap transportation. DRIVE ON!!

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Χάνοντας την υπομονή με το Θεό…

Έχετε ποτέ αναρωτηθεί πόσο καιρό μια δοκιμή θα διαρκέσει? Ή υπέστη μέσα από πολλαπλές δοκιμές με τη μία? Αν ναι, perhaps you feel as I do sometimes...

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Like this faithful dog, I sometimes feel as though I've sat in the downpour of troubles and trials for plenty long enough. Και αναρωτιέμαι, "Why hasn't God acted?"

As I thought about it, and asked Him, He responded. "How patient was I with you?", God asked.

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"How many times did I reach out for you only to be pushed away and ignored? For how long did I offer you my love before you accepted it?", He wanted to know. "And once you did come to me," He continued, "how many times have you fallen down over simple things that should not cause you problems any longer? Which have you done more - made time for me or spent time on you?"

I realized that God is infinitely more patient with me than I am with Him. The graphic to the right says it all - especially when the "someone" it refers to is God.

How humbling this is, how freeing this is, if only I can put it into action through faith.

Knowing that God is a patient God. He waited 4,000 years to send Jesus to pay for mankind's sins.

He pursued me for 22 years before His patience paid off.

I've fallen more times than I can count.

Yet, still He loves me. He. Still. LOVES. ME!

Is the night any brighter? Δεν, just as dark. Is the night any shorter? Δεν, just as long. But again is that peace of knowing that He loves me and that makes me willing to sit in that downpour until He causes the sun to shine again. And He will... it's just a matter of time.

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