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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Modern Medications

As some of you  know from reading yesterday's header-note, I have been suffering with a bacterial ear infection this week.  I was pretty miserable.  It's not really like me to put off going to the doctor, if I really need to, but I realized that's exactly what I was doing, and with the long weekend ahead of me, I knew I'd be in trouble if I put it off any longer! So, today I went in, found out that it was indeed an ear infection, which can be sometimes, and had been earlier this week, in my neck and shoulders.

What I'm so thankful for today, this Thankful Thursday, (oh, and thank you, Laurie, at Women Taking a Stand, for hosting this month!), what I'm so, so thankful for today is that modern medicine has made it possible for me to take a pill, and feel great relief from pain almost instantly.  I'm still feeling pain off and on, but I can definitely say the medicine is working!  Thankfulness wells up within me when I think of all the benefits that I enjoy from living in this free country of mine, and in this time of medical advancements, and with the resources to be able to pay for medical treatment, and for the provision of work which God has graciously provided to my husband for so many years, and for the medical insurance that we enjoy, which paid for my medications. Many people complain about insurance, having to pay for it, and I know our insurance situation may be changing, and become more and more expensive, but I want to thank the Lord for how blessed our family has been to have great insurance up til now.  It wasn't as if we said one day, "Let's find out just how good our insurance really is!"  But we found out whether we had decent insurance or not.  You know, you pay and you pay, and sometimes you feel like all you do is pay: but be grateful if you never have to use your insurance! You don't know how good your insurance is until you are diagnosed with cancer and go into the hospital for surgery and a 5-day stay! That's a pretty good test of how good your insurance is!  Well, I give God all the glory, and thank Him that our insurance is fantastic!  Words kind of fail me.  Our bill for the hospital stay, not including the doctors, surgeons, etc., was $32,000!  That is peanuts compared to the experience of many of you, I know, but 8 years ago, it was an enormous amount of money to us, let me tell you.  How much do you think we had to pay of that $32,000 bill?  Well, we had to pay $100.  One hundred dollars.  That's it.  I am so grateful to the Lord for all the medical mercies He has extended to us over the years.  And today, thank You, Lord, for antibiotics and pain killers, when you need them.  I don't like taking them, but when I needed them, praise God, they were there!
(Go visit Laurie's blog, Women Taking a Stand, to read other thankful posts!)
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Blogger Denise said...

Praise God for His provision.

May 28, 2010 at 3:13 AM  
Blogger Jami Balmet said...

Oh I am so glad you are feeling better and hope you continue getting better and better this weekend :)

And have I mentioned that your blog looks oh SO great! It really does. It's so clean and profesional yet totally cute and girly :)

Did you ever make the switch to wordpress? I know you were thinking about it. I've been thinking about it to...but I'm not sure. I've heard wordpress can cost a lot if you want full control over design or you can pay someone to design it for you...which also costs a lot. haha.

I hope you have a great weekend Wendy! My hubby and I are making the long 500 mile drive tonight to see our family for the weekend! We are very excited! We havn't been home since Christmas!

Hope your Friday is going good :)

May 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I came over to meet you from the TT linky!:) (that just made me giggle)--so glad you are feeling better and as a nurse I am also thankful for many aspects of modern medicine!! I plan on coming back and reading some more--have a great weekend!!

May 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hi Jami!
Thanks for your kind sympathy. Sometimes the "little" things get me more than the big:) Do you really like my blog "look"? I appreciate you saying it looks "clean, professional, yet cute and girly"! I think that's exactly what I'm looking for--Thank you! My designing process is that I add this little element, then that--I don't do things like other people: announce a change and then *poof* one day they have a brand new design! It's the same way I decorate my home. I might make some major change, like carpeting, (I hope that's coming this year), but mostly I change a paint color here, a picture there, rearrange the furniture this way, see if I like it, a few months later add some other thing, or move the furniture around just for fun! I love to do that! As for Wordpress, no, I don't think I'm going there, because I can't envision that much change, and for what purpose? For protection from losing my blog I'm doing 2 things: praying for God to protect "His blog" and starting backing up all my writing, both into Word files, and printing articles out in hard copies. I'm hoping to get published, and I wanted to have a portfolio, so I have dual reasons for this. As I've said before here, I'm trying not to spend any money blogging. (I haven't completely reached that goal, but I'm trying.) I write as a ministry at this point, not that I am opposed to making money from it, but God will have to lead in that, but I don't want to have it cost my husband and our family because I'm doing this. I have learned so much by figuring out how to design my own blog, and it really is the Lord's, both in content and in size--I ask Him to bring the people here that He wants to come.
Well, this turned into more of a book, than a comment!
I'm praying for a safe and good journey for you guys! By the way, where is "home"? Are you talking Las Vegas? or hubby's home??
Get a relaxing time in--you've had a really busy month!

May 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm praying for you and Eddie. I pray for your provision, and health, too.

May 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thanks, Meredith! Please do come back over and read more, and let me get to know you, too, by commenting!

May 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

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