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 8:28
It has been quite a while since I have updated. I have had some things I would have liked to update, but the lack of Vox-like privacy features sort of prevented me from doing it. So here’s how things are.
Work has been going pretty well, though there seems to be a vibe of paranoia running through the place. I’m trying to make myself useful, and keep my head down and so far this seems to be working well. I am still studying for the Certification exam. I have learned a whole lot of neat stuff especially about Cardiac things, and am in general enjoying the learning. I am not however enjoying the practice testing. No matter how much I learn I still am only scoring about 75% on the practice exams. To pass, I need 70%. So, it would appear I can pass, but I would feel more confident with an 80% or better.
I have developed an unusual Otitis media. It is really painful and frustrating. One of the ED docs called in a favor with the ENT doc and I was able to be seen by them. I’m now on antibiotic drops and oral antibiotics, numbing drops, decongestants, antihistamines and also antiinflammatory medications and it does not seem to be improving too much. It sort of throws me off balance. And I really can’t hear. Yesterday I was working out at the gym and one of the Physical therapists very kindly gave me some help and stuff, as I left, he said something to me, and I admit, I couldn’t hear it at all, so I just smiled at him and left, now I wonder if it was a question. It is very aggravating.
So, I imagine you are wondering exactly why I would quote Romans and then talk about my average work experiences and my ear. Yes thats not it.
I was able to run today in Physical Therapy. Only for 2 sets of approximately 2 minutes each, but…It felt good and I could feel this joy bubbling up in me. I ended up blubbering a bit at the end of my second set, which alarmed my PT. He was sure something was wrong, and I was sort of a strange snotty mess for a moment there. As I was running I was thinking of the Romans verse.
My biggest fear after this surgery was that God had other plans for me…And while I had faith and trust, I admit I had started to wonder because no one really knows how things will turn out. I did trust that things would be good, but, I have to admit, I was having a pretty hard time imaging how no running would be good. I feel so peaceful right now. All things do really work together for good. It felt sort of like I was running Strideouts. And my HR was soooo high after the first set I was a little irate, but…the second set which I did without any talking to anyone went better. I did get some compliments on my form, which was really nice. Total distance was about 0.35 miles the first set was at a 10mm pace and the second a 9:40MM. of course it was on a flat Treadmill, but still.
I feel a good sense of accomplishment. Whoo Hoo.
So yea, all things work together for good. and indeed patience is a virtue.