My isolations and restrictions following radioactive iodine ablation are over. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. However, my body is telling me I am going to have to slowly work back up to full speed.
Yesterday I went by the guitar store and to my office at the church. I didn't stay long. I was tired, and had a dizzy spell. Today I arrived at the church early . . . but my concentration just isn't up to the task. So, after catching up on my daily devotions, I am going to head over to Sonic for a grilled chicken sandwhich and then leisurely run a few errands before heading back home.
I so want to be ready to take on a full schedule . . . but 2 surgeries and 2 months of reduced activity (sitting in my recliner recovering) have taken their toll on my stamina and energy level. Apparently I am no far enough along the hormone replacement process for it to have made the "big" difference others have told me to expect.
Liz and I will be in worship this Sunday, and then Monday morning (11/26), I'll start my first full week back and see how much I can do. I am thankful for this great church in their allowing me the time I have needed to get well. I love this place a lot . . . especially the people. I think I will start drawing energy again from working with the staff again, and being with all the people. I have a lot of catching up to do pastoral care wise. A lot of that can be done with phone calls and emails. A lot can be done in face-to-face visits as well.
Plus, it's time to get ready for Advent!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Give thanks out of a grateful heart!
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>