“If you can get into Mayo, do it.” Such was the counsel of a friend of a friend, who has a career in the medical field here in Jacksonville.
I had an upper endoscopy at Mayo Clinic on Wednesday. As far as I know, it went well. I should hear the results of the biopsy in about a week. I am scheduled to meet with my doctor there on May 13th to discuss my case. As I shared with a friend of mine, the fact that the physician who did the procedure did not call for an urgent meeting gives me some confidence that he did not see any cancerous growths.
Yesterday I had an upper endoscopy done at Mayo Clinic here in Jacksonville. First of all, I want to thank all of you who prayed for me. It means a lot when facing anything like this to know that there are many who are lifting you before the throne of grace. Yes, it means a WHOLE lot.
I have been suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) for over 10 years now. In the past month or so, my symptoms have increased significantly. This despite a fairly regimented management plan I had been living under for some time: nothing to eat 4 hours before bed, prescription medication ($145 a month), and elevated bed.
I’ve often heard people say something to the effect of, “You know, you can be so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good.”
Sounds pretty good, but is that really sound advice? I think not. God’s Word commands us to be as heavenly minded as we can be:
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. – Colossians 3.2 (ESV)
…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith… – Hebrews 12.2 (NASB)
C. S. Lewis reminds us that being so heavenly minded actually makes us the most fit for life on earth:
If ou read history you will find that the Christians who did most of rhte present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”