I wonder why we humans often get to thinking that the status quo is “static”? Isn’t it change that actually dominates our lives? No matter what our daily routines might be, something soon intervenes to shake things up a bit. My husband and I are experiencing some of those troublesome changes now.
Recently, Robin began having some unusual sensations in his brain. These “flutters” would last only a few seconds, but they were accompanied by a chill running down his body, a quick drop in pulse rate, and then after his pulse returned to normal, he would have some confusion and memory loss. Fortunately, the episodes have subsided now, but the “mushy head” condition is still with him.
We’ve been visiting our doctor and having various tests run. So far, brain scans and MRIs, as well as a Doppler test on the carotid arteries and a week’s reading with a heart Holter monitor, have not indicated anything too abnormal. One scan showed a small 8 mm lesion in the right frontal lobe of the brain, but we don’t know what might have caused that. Our next step will be to see a neurologist. Hopefully, we will get some answers soon.
We humans do not handle uncertainty well, do we? Not knowing what to expect is uncomfortable. We like to be able to plan for what is coming. But the truth is none of us knows what changes may be just around the corner.
Prayers for patience and a willingness to “go with the flow” can help us stay calm in the midst of uncertain times like these. Those of us who believe in a loving God can rest more easily when we remember that “we may not know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.” That is indeed a comforting thought!