Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Health

Going to share very personally here. If you do not care about my health or are grossed out by medical stuff, come back tomorrow.
Every time I see any doctor or am checked out, I hear the same thing. Everything looks great, Mr. Kaye. Great vitals, BP, etc. You are just fat. Loose weight! (Well, they do not call me fat....they call me obese....which, by the way sounds worse if you ask me). I feel like I have been hearing that since I was in the womb. Been heavy my whole life.

Well, over the last few months I have been having blood appear in my stool semi-regularly. As a result, the Doc is having me get a colonoscopy tomorrow. Needless to say, I am not too happy about it. Clear liquids only today. Nothing at all tomorrow. And the procedure is not until tomorrow afternoon. Anyway, I think that everything will be fine. I feel normal. Do I look it? ;-)

In addition, I have a bulging disc and a herniated disc in my spine. Every so often my back really acts up on me. I live with some minor pain most days.

Why am I sharing this with you?
  • So you know this part of me.
  • So you can pray with and for me.
  • So you know why I am walking funny some days. ;-)
  • So you can encourage and push me to take care of myself. I am not afraid to be honest about my health and I am not defensive or hurt when people push me to be healthier. I know that it is because you love me.
  • To model transparency. We all have issues physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. We just share them so little that people think that they are alone.


Tonya W said...

Pastor Noah, I’m praying for you and I believe that God will bless you for sharing your health concerns with us. I think you look great and your determination to get healthier is really paying off so keep up the good work! I’m praying for great results from your procedure and I believe everything will be OKaye :)

Tasha Rose said...

Pastor Noah,

I am also praying that your procedure goes well and that your symptoms go away! It is funny I also went to the doctor today and he menitoned weight watchers and Jenny Craig to me multiple times. I have already lost a lot of weight but because I am not a size two, I am still considered obese (bad word). Being a size two isn't really healthy either:-). By the way, I quietly visit your church and read your blog from time to time. I read your other post further down about being open and welcome to the other new churches in the Greenbelt area. Be Blessed!

Anonymous said...

We'll have you in our prayers.

Noah said...

Thanks to each of you for your prayers and your caring words. Bless you.

Tasha--Stop hiding! I want to meet you. Can you come to EntryPoint this Sunday at 9am?

Anonymous said...

Always praying and trusting God for your complete healing. He's Got You! Much Love My Brother UCJ

David Crosby said...

Praying for you Noah.

Anonymous said...

Better to get things checked out than to wait as I did. Your procedure will soon be over if not already. Hannah

Noah said...

Home. Tired. But all went well.