Sunday, September 25, 2005

Meg and Matt got married yesterday. It was a fun weekend. They are a beautiful couple, and I was proud to be part of the wedding party. Nat and Britt were honorary bridesmaids and wore their own matching dresses. I'm pretty sure we all cried when Meg walked down the aisle, and we all had a blast at the reception. I mean, who can avoid having a good time when there's a chocolate fountain involved? I mean, seriously. It was good to run into some old friends from Union as well as a few acquaintances from high school. Most of them weren't expecting to see me since Meg and I have only become close in the past two years. It's all about the fellowship at GBC. I love that church.

So the other fun time this week was when I had to go to Memphis Health Department to get my TB scare cleared up. We are required as pharmacy students to get TB skins tests once a year before we enter into the hospitals and clinics for our classes. So mine came up positive. I mean my arm had a large welp, and I was ready to scratch it off. No fun. So they took a chest x-ray that came up negative. However, it wasn't until a month later that I was actually able to get an appointment with the TB doctor at the TB Control Center at Memhpis Health Dept. So I bring in my x-ray, and they tell me I'm high-risk because I work in a hospital, I've been out of the country, and I've always tested negative. So I'm on drugs for 9 months. Yep, nine months. I won't even live in Memphis in 9 months. But I'll be taking this drug that's hard on my liver and causes decreased appetite. I've yet to experience the latter. But I've reconciled myself to it. I won't ever be tested again. I'll probably have to get a chest x-ray every 3 years or so just to make sure it hasn't reared its head or anything. Things could be much worse.

I'm learning about patience...which I love. lol. right... But at least I'm learning. There are worse places in the journey to be. God's rocked me with James 3:17, "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate and submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." That's the wisdom I'm currently praying for. I want my heart to have all those things. He'll do what most glorifies Him. I'll keep you posted.

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