Sometimes I've been accused of taking things too literally. Guilty of that, Mimi ni.
This could have been me....
Went to have my annual oncology exam for my left eye. Discovered about 6 miaka iliyopita, it seems I've had a mole on the back of the inside of my left eye. This mole, also known as a "nevus" was regularly measured by my ophthalmologist each year. In 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.
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?
In 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 dakika. Then the doctor said, "I noticed in the pictures that some blood vessels look like they may be leaking." Now this is called diabetic retinopathy and is what leads to blindness when untreated. I had it in my right eye in 2006, so the words were familiar. "If you have the time," she continued, "I'd like for you to have another test done." This test involves injecting dye and taking a series of pictures of the eye to see if any of the dye is leaking from the suspected blood vessels.
"How long will it take?", I asked. The response? "Oh, kuhusu 30 minutes."
Like P.T. Barnum's famous sucker, I gave the go ahead for the procedure, knowing that I could cut my lunchtime short in order to get to work on time.
Bila shaka, since none of this extra test was on anyone's schedule, it took 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.
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.
Mimi ni, 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!
This week, our 98 Cadillac began leaking engine coolant. NOT a good thing...
So we took it to the shop. Turns out it was a radiator cap gone bad.
This IS a good thing...
With my CES, I need a vehicle with more than average room to get in and out of. Vehicles with ingress and egress which require acrobatic skills are not good. Kwa ajili yangu, 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!!
Je, umewahi kujiuliza kwa muda gani kesi utadumu? Au mateso kwa njia ya majaribio nyingi kwa mara moja? Kama ni hivyo, labda wewe kujisikia kama mimi wakati mwingine ...
TheIke mbwa huyu mwaminifu, Mimi wakati mwingine kuhisi kama kwamba nimepata ameketi katika mvua ya matatizo na majaribio kwa muda wa kutosha mengi. Na Nashangaa, "Kwa nini si Mungu alitenda?"
Kama mimi mawazo kuhusu hilo, na kumuuliza, Yeye alijibu. "Jinsi mgonjwa mimi na wewe?", Mungu aliuliza.
"Ni mara ngapi mimi kufikia nje kwa ajili yenu tu kuwa kusukuma mbali na kupuuzwa? Kwa muda gani mimi kutoa upendo wangu kabla ya mlilikubali?", Alitaka kujua. "Na mara moja hakuwa kuja kwangu," Aliendelea, "mara ngapi ameanguka chini juu ya mambo rahisi kwamba haipaswi kusababisha matatizo tena? Ambayo umefanya zaidi - alifanya wakati kwa ajili yangu au alitumia muda juu yenu?"
Nikagundua kuwa Mungu ni kubwa zaidi subira na mimi kuliko mimi pamoja naye. graphic kwa haki inasema yote - hasa wakati "mtu" inahusu ni Mungu.
Jinsi ya kufedhehesha hii ni, jinsi kumkomboa hii ni, kama tu naweza kuiweka katika utekelezaji kwa njia ya imani.
Kujua kwamba Mungu ni Mungu mgonjwa. Akisubiri 4,000 Miaka ya kutuma Yesu kulipia dhambi ya wanadamu.
Yeye walifuata yangu kwa ajili ya 22 miaka kabla ya uvumilivu wake kulipwa mbali.
Nimekuwa kuanguka zaidi ya mara siwezi kuhesabu.
Hata hivyo, Yeye bado ananipenda. Yeye. Bado. Anapenda. ME!
Ni usiku mkali yoyote? Si, tu kama giza. Ni usiku yoyote mfupi? Si, tu kwa muda mrefu. Lakini tena ni kwamba amani ya kujua kwamba Yeye ananipenda na kwamba inafanya mimi tayari kukaa katika mvua mpaka husababisha jua kuangaza tena. Na Yeye itakuwa ... ni suala la muda tu.