Thursday, May 16, 2013

Numbers

Over 1,000:  the number of plasmapheresis treatments I have had in the last 12 1/2 years.

6:  the number of liters of oxygen I'm on at night so I don't starve my brain again.

8:  the number of doctors I have to see on a REGULAR basis.

37:  the number of pills I take each day.

5:  the number of "official" diagnoses I have

2:  the number of liters of oxygen I'm on right now because I'm so tired I can't keep my eyes open and have had a headache for 3 weeks.

4:30:  the time I finally get to see my chiropractor to reset me so I can walk again without pain!

613:   the number of things on my to-do list that never get done.

3:  the number of CT's I've had in the last 15 months

1:  the number of nodules I have in my lung 

4000:  the number of dollars we pay out of pocket as a maximum for insurance, that we always meet within 3-4 months.

0:  the number of my metabolism. 

22:  the number of medications and vitamins/suppliments I take every day

17:  the number of prescriptions I have to keep track of

ONE:  the number of the God who is in control of everything listed above and more.  

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us... Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.   In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.     Romans 8:18 and 23-28

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