Thursday, August 18, 2011

Running the tests

We were at the urologist's clinic yesterday. 
She fell asleep on our bus trip there. Thankfully, The Husband was already waiting for us at the alighting bus stop.
Walking Catty with Daddy while Mommy was with the nurses

The doctor is a soft-spoken man who is very careful with his words. After having a preliminary discussion with us, he sent me to the bathroom to produce some pee while he spoke on the phone with a renal specialist.

Initially, he was considering doing the investigation works only after I give birth. However, his joint conclusion with the renal specialist was that they could run some tests (those that will not harm the baby) first, and where they could detect the problem, would start treatment. He was very patient and (as I mentioned earlier) careful in answering our queries. From what I presented to him, he ruled out diabetes (which I have a family history of). Likelihood could be some form of kidney disease. But then again, it could also be nothing except for a scare. Until the test results come out, he emphasized that there really isn't any need for sleepless nights and stress. He also added on that with the test results (blood, ultrasound scan and a detail 24-hour urine test), he might still have to run further tests. 

Last night, I have been worse hit emotionally so far. On the contrary to the urologist's assurance, the visit has inflicted fear, stress and sleeplessness. I am desperate to hear God's voice, for a hint of His assurance. I am prompted by faith to bare my soul here so that I may glorify His name. In this time of uncertainty, He is the only one who can calm me. 

I claim 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, "Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

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