Hello, friends and family. God bless you all. I had a concerning doctor appointment yesterday, so I am reaching out for prayer.
The main reason I went to the doctor was due to a painful cyst on the back of my upper right thigh. The doctor examined it and he will be removing it on Monday. He also put me on an antibiotic. Please pray the surgery goes well, and the Lord protects and heals me. It was the first time visiting this doctor because we have new insurance, so he did a complete physical wellness check on me, including an EKG to check my heart. The EKG showed an anomaly in my heart that concerned the doctor, and my heart rate was also below 60.
The doctor asked if anything had happened recently where I had any pain in my chest because the EKG showed something serious had happened. Some of you may remember the event I had back in March where I thought I suffered a heart attack. I told him about that day and how I had a gripping pain in my heart like someone was squeezing it, and how my left arm had gone numb. I let him know I didn’t call for help or go to the hospital, but it lasted for several hours, then went away. He said I should have gotten help because I most likely had a heart attack.
Based on the EKG and what I told him, he set up appointments for me to have blood work done, and have an echocardiogram and stress test to examine my heart. On top of everything else I have suffered over the last almost 10 years with Celiac, and my recent gallbladder surgery in April, this is all a bit shocking and discouraging. I don’t know what happened to my heart, but it’s not looking good.
Please pray prayers of healing, strength, and peace for me. Please pray for my wife and kids too. My daughter asked me last night, “Daddy, you’re not going to die, are you?” I reassured her that God is in control and He is with us. I told her the Lord determines when we take our last breath, and I don’t think I’m going anytime soon.
I have been dealing with fatigue since the gallbladder surgery. I thought it was just from nutrient deficiencies due to Celiac, but maybe it’s my heart too. I don’t know, but whatever the doctor saw on the EKG was enough for him to know I had suffered something with my heart, and he wants to find out what is wrong.
I have been through so much pain and suffering since I was diagnosed with Celiac on 1-6-2012. I am very tired from it all. Please pray the Lord lifts me up and restores me to good health. I just want to be here for my wife and kids. I’m only 43. I hope it’s not my time yet. If it’s the Lord’s will to take me home when I’m young, then so be it, but I pray He heals me and blesses our family with many more years together.
Jesus has brought me this far, and He has been with me through every step of this fiery trial of suffering. I trust Him and love Him, and I know He will never leave me. May His will be done in all things.
To all my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for praying for me and my family. May we always make the most of each day and be found pleasing the Lord.
Grace and peace to you all.