I have so much gratitude lately . I am totally full of thankfulness . Each day there are so many things that I am thankful for and I feel blessed to be in that situation
That being said -nothing ever makes me more thankful than missing a close call on health . To actually be given good news by a doctor instead of the anticipated bad news .
Today was that day for me
For the last month Bear has been having almost constant quite sever stomach aches after eating . We have all been trying to find a pattern , rhyme or reason to this but have not been successful .
He also lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks - not a great sign for doctors in combination with symptoms and family history of disease
Finally we called doctor and took him in on Tuesday . Due to a family history of Chrones disease in family the doctor wanted him tested and celiac disease too . For some reason I freaked out over these possibilities - especially Chrones . We have had such bad medical news over last three years almost ever time we see a doctor that to me if she wanted him tested - that meant he would be diagnosed . So often in last three years has been hard and bad medical news for our family and my mom . I am just used to bad news
So I fretted and worried and read 70 articles on these conditions . Sleepless nights last night and felt sick to my stomach myself knowing that the shining star and such a wonderful guy of our family could have these diseases . I know can seem dramatic ( but maybe not to many of you !) Seems like we all have our things in life that we worry lots about . We all worry about different things that can obsess us ( health , work , kids behavior , divorce , environment etc )
Health of my family is mine .
And then this morning at 11am as I was just about to turn off my phone for 1.5 hrs in restorative yoga class to try and relax myself and keep sane - the phone rings
And it has caller id of doctor
And she says that he does not have Chrones disease !!!! Yay !!!
All the rest of tests come in next week only ( celiac etc ) but I am just so happy we have ruled out the family history one .
I have never had such a peaceful and wonderful yoga class in my life
And how quickly our minds forget about our worries and go back to the " normal " stuff like grocery lists and work .
That yoga class felt like a gift
A medical break made me feel so filled with gratitude as we have felt over the last few years that we haven't had much of a break
Today was ours :)
And then my mind wandered to all the poor people who didn't have great news about their kids today
Next week we get rest of the results but for some reason I am not half as worried as I was about today
So we still have the pain and issues to deal with but we know he will be ok probably and will in my mind anyways be food allergies or intolerance or IBS vs serious lifelong disease category
And it meant everything to me today to just have a little break