Two nights ago, I felt some discomfort of my chest. There was no pain, but uncomfortable enough to keep me awake until almost 3 am that I dozed off.
I woke up feeling fine. It was a busy morning. By 12 noon, I hurried home to send Chris to school. At 1 pm when I took a quick rest, I felt my heart pumping fast and my hands shaky. Having the thoughts of the previous night’s discomforts at the back of my mind, I drove to a medical centre. I was seen by a GP. An ECG done. My blood pressure was sky high reading at 156/96 and pulse rate 90. Said the GP, “The ECG data shows some changes.”
I was referred to a physician in the same centre. By then, the BP was 140/80 and pulse rate 70. He said the ECG looks normal to him. The physician asked, “Are you stressed?”
With two different opinions, I called a friend who is a cardiologist working in JB. I emailed the ECG to him to which he replied with this,
The ECG shows Q wave in leads III and aVF , this suggest previous/old inferior myocardial infarction.
Three doctors, three opinions, I thought it’s no harm trying another friend who is a cardiothoracic surgeon across the Causeway. He called back telling me that the ECG looks normal to him. He asked a few questions, and said this,
I think you are stressed.
Four doctors, four opinions. The patient knows better. It’s God’s shouting (it’s not whispers anymore) – Slow Down. I have been squeezing many extra hours into my days. He has divinely directs my eyes, ears and mind to what’s urgent and important.
I have picked this picture (above) to write this post as a follow-up of my post on “hideaway”. The little girl (Rachel) in the “hideaway” has an injured knee. What’s urgent and important to an “injured” heart? Like the little boy (Chris) in the other “hideaway” looking forward to be –
Refreshed for newness
Recharged for vibrance
Redirected for His ways
Reminded of His providence
Reduced to be humbled
Reprimanded for many thoughtless acts and words
Restore into what He wants me to be
I shall be resting upon His bosom. I shall sit at His feet.
But, I shall be back, soon, very soon, with this sunny smile of Chris, God’s willing!