First off, I will admit to sometimes wondering how long my feeling well is going to last. What if the Gastro doctor doesn't want me to take any of these pills that have stopped my pain? What if he gives me something else and it doesn't work? It seems every med I've taken for this current problem works... until it doesn't. As I type this, though, I'm reminded of Matthew 6:25-26: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
I intend to get back to meditating regularly; that has always chased worries away and calmed me down.
There are several pluses to this whole esophagus problem: I'm eating in a much more healthful manner and am very aware that stuffing myself makes me miserable, even if it's healthy foods I'm eating; I'm learning that from experience. I notice if I'm eating differently, my husband does so too, even though I've told him I'll still cook anything he wants; I have no trouble staying away from fried foods and ice cream when I know I'll suffer for it in a couple of hours. When I have my appointment with the doctor's assistant next month, I'm going to talk to her about what I should eat.
The biggest bonus of this whole episode is that every day when I get out of bed without pain, it's like the best day of my life!
I bought a Ninja air fryer Max XL at Kohl's for $149.99 on sale, then got $30 off with Kohl's cash. But wait, there's more! For spending that amount, I received $10 dollars in Kohl's cash to be used after the first of next month, and free shipping. I should get my air fryer early next week. Oh yes, and another bonus that made this a fantastic bargain: My daughter usually gets me a huge tin of Topsy's Popcorn for Mother's Day because I love it so; she realized that wasn't an option now, and wanted to pay half the cost of my air fryer. Actually, I owe her $15 back, because the price on the air fryer went down $30 overnight. I don't think she would take it back, though, if I offered.
I think we'll make a trip to Aldi sometime today; I need to stock up on steel-cut oats... and grits, if they have them. If not, since we have to pick up a prescription at Walmart anyway, I'll get grits there.
What a happy day I'm having! I hope all of my readers have a great day too.