it had been a difficult week to get by.
i found out i have hypertension. had been feeling a little faint 2 weekends ago & i thought it was because of the sinus problem that started around that time. when i checked my blood pressure, the systolic pressure varied between 140 - 160 while the diastolic hovered around 90. that's definitely NOT normal under any circumstances & even after the sinus got better, the pressure remained high. that's when i decided i'd have to start treatment.
actually, i've been having borderline high pressure for sometime (135/85) & had been trying a non-drug approach to control it, eg. diet, exercise, but i suppose the job didn't help. so after asking around a few colleagues, i started myself on perindopril, an ACE inhibitor. after a week, the BP has stabilised at about 130/90. my target is 120/80 so there's still some way to go.
way before that, i had promised pastor that i would share a message last sunday. so, amidst the dizzy spells & blocked/running nose, i also needed to put together the message although i had searched & prepared the texts & illustrations some weeks ago.
but God, in His great mercy & compassion, saw me through the difficult week. He even impressed upon me the song of response which i selected. it was from psalms & it was appropriate, not only to emphasise the message, but also personally to me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
mine eyes from tears,
and my feet from falling.
psalms 116:7,8 (KJV)