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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Being Thankful

I have been pretty much flat on my back for a few days, with excruciating back pain.  After a scare (not being able to lift my self up into a sitting position) and realizing that I would be home alone today, I decided to go up to the Emergency Room and have my back checked out.  What I thought was just a pulled back muscle, turned out to be a herniated disc (aka: slipped disc).  Needless to say, instead of a quick fix with muscle relaxants, I am looking at a longer recovery process, including some time on my back in bed for a few days.  Instead of complaining and grumbling (which my old self wants to do), I want to adopt an attitude of thankfulness instead.

I'm thankful for:

~extra time to pray for those who have health problems~time to spend in scripture~spending time in meaningful conversation with my husband~a chance to note dust bunnies and spider webs on my ceiling~an opportunity to have Erik do some cooking~a caring Emergency Room doctor, who really did want to do what was best for me~a wonderful heating pad~my husband's boss, who didn't mind Bob coming in late to work (from taking me to the ER), and who let him work an extra 45 minutes to make up the time~internet and my laptop computer~good friends and family who are praying for me~wonderful neighbours to drive me to and from the hospital and pharmacy~strong medications to take the edge off the pain.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. sorry about your back, praying for fast healing!

    I'm thankful for a slow day to organize stuff and clean around the house (after a couple days of yummy flue, killing germs was in order) Also thankful that we are all feeling better :-)

  2. Hello Kate, I'm praying that you are better soon.

    I'm thankful for Fridays and Saturdays when I don't have to go to school. I get to stay home and mark papers, work on assignments, walk the dog, bake's nice to work on my own schedule!

  3. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to be able to exercise today! And I`m glad and thankful you are in my life! >^.^<