Psalm 73:26 is one of my favorite verses. It says,
My health my fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. (NLT)
No matter what the doctors diagnose me with in the future, no matter what they’ve already diagnosed me with…it doesn’t matter because GOD remains a constant in my life. Like the verse says, He is MINE forever! I never have to worry about Him leaving me. I never have to worry about Him forsaking me. He is mine forever!
I had another MRI of my head on Monday. (Praise God I got through it…well, with some help from Lorazepam, LOL. No matter how many MRIs I have, the claustrophobia NEVER goes away!) Anyways, my new endocrinologist is checking to see if my pituitary tumor has returned. My prolactin levels indicate that it possibly has.
If it has, it has and we will work together to come up with the right treatment plan. These type of tumors are usually benign and will shrink with medication. It CAN be removed and I’ve been thinking about asking my doctor if that’s a plan we might come to. This type of surgery will require them to remove it……wait for it….through my nose! It’s much less invasive, obviously, than having brain surgery.
Most likely, we’ll try to treat it with medication but if it doesn’t shrink then surgery could be an option.
I’m not worried. God has me in His hands. He is allowing these health issues to keep me humble, to keep my eyes trained on Him, to remind me to lean on Him through it all. Can He heal me completely? Absolutely! But like Paul, I think this is my “thorn in the flesh,” And I’m fine with that now. I didn’t used to be. There were times in the past that I would just cry out to Him…begging Him to make me whole, begging Him to heal me.
One day I WILL be made whole! It may not be here on earth but oh…when I see Jesus face to face….that will be glory!
The Lord is the strength of my heart. He is Jehovah Rapha (the Lord who heals)