Sunday, September 7, 2008
Sacred Life Sunday: Not Being Nauseated
Today I am enormously thankful for not being nauseous.
All day I was not nauseous.
It was because of the wonderful, blessed medicine I am taking.
Yesterday I began the day by having uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea. It continued on and on, for hours. It ended up in the emergency room with me getting fluids for dehydration. It turns out I had bacterial gastroenteritis, probably caused by my eating some contaminated produce (that's LoveHubbie's guess) from my garden. LoveHubbie noted that I'd been eating tomatoes right out of the garden, even ones that had fallen on the ground of the garden bed, which was fertilized by our chicken droppings...yumm! I had done this with good intentions, having read that it was healthy to eat unwashed organic produce to build our immune systems...I will not make this mistake again!
But anyway, all day long it felt so sweet not to be nauseous. I realized how this is how I feel pretty much all the time. I realized how many people there are that do NOT feel this way, especially those having chemotherapy, pregnant women, other people who are ill, etc. and how seldom I think of them or of my good state in life.
So today I just enjoyed the sweetness of not being nauseated.
Most of the time we walk around blessed out of our socks and don't even realized it. It was a sacred, sacred day.