Sunday, September 16, 2007
Today was my first day back to church since being put on bed rest. I felt ready to go back the first Sunday after Owen was born, but my pediatrician thought Owen should not be in church until he was 6-8 weeks old. Well, I waited until he was almost 3 weeks old and decided it was time to go. I know doctors are really concerned about germs and such, but 8 weeks sure does seem like a long time to be out of church! Our church doesn't allow babies in the nursery until they are 6 or 8 weeks old anyway. So I figure he's safe with us.
Our Sunday School teacher is a retired OBGYN. After class he came over to talk to me about my labor and delivery. When I gave him the details regarding my blood pressure and such he seemed very concerned. He said that in some countries that are not as advanced as ours, a woman in my condition would not have survived. When I told him how high my blood pressure was he said that I was in serious risk of having a stroke. Wow! I knew my situation wasn't good, but I didn't realize how bad it was. God was more gracious that I thought. I was thankful God brought me through everything, but after my conversation today I am even more thankful for God's abundant grace. My blood pressure is completely normal and I am "cured" except for my vision. My Sunday School teacher said that I could have some swelling behind my left eye which is causing the problem. Regardless of what it is, I am praying for an easy fix. Hopefully I'll know more after my appointment on Thursday. Thank you to all of you who have been praying. Christian friends are such a blessing!
Posted by Kelly Glupker at 9:10 PM