Today is day 6 at Moffitt. We have never been in a hospital for 6 days. (Patra says we have never been on vacation for 6 straight days.) While the people have been wonderful, we are getting a little tired. More than a little tired, some of the time now, exhausted.
I am still dealing with the fluid retention. Today was the fourth day (I believe) of treatment with protein and then a diuretic.
At times, I feel a little helpless, but never hopeless. There is a big difference. My hope is in the Lord and that is secure beyond anything.
Because of not feeling strong, I don’t have the energy to read. As most of you know, that is my primary hobby so I miss it in one sense but don’t have a desire to do it.
I am so grateful for growing up in a Christian home and being taught the truth of the Bible and memory verses from an early age. Now, wonderful thoughts come to my mind at extraordinary times. It is amazing to me how comforting scripture and hymns and songs are at this time.
Just a little example from this afternoon - they were working on an I.V. and it was turning out to be a process. I was under my headset listening to my music and thinking about far more important things. I thought I’d share with you a couple of the titles to the songs I was listening to which made the time pass wonderfully. “Great is Thy Faithfulness,“ “How Deep the Father’s Love for Me,” “God is in Control,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “We Shall Behold Him,” “Wonder Working God,” and “I Will Rise.” Now if you are listening to those songs, how could you not be at peace, at rest, and comforted.
I wasn’t surprised when the nurse just told me after taking my vital signs. “Mr. Bugg, your blood pressure is wonderful.” You may not be in the hospital but you might try a few of these songs for your blood pressure.