Hypertension

My dad finally went for a comprehensive medical check-up last Friday. The initial results indicate high blood pressure (170/85) and a borderline blocked artery. The clinician at CGH was good – informed a doctor who came to see my dad straightaway.

The doc prescribed some meds for the hypertension while pending for the full results of the check-up.

I have to admit I am pretty anxious about the news, particularly about the blocked artery. As my dad works from home, he’s alone for most of the day and my worry is in the event of a heart attack or stroke, he may not get the immediate help he needs.

My nightly prayers for the last few months have mainly hovered around 3 issues – good health for my parents, their salvation and a healthy long life for my rabbits.

I am worried and I am anxious. I want my parents to be with me for as long as possible and this is the first reminder of life’s temporariness.

I will pray.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~Phil 4:6-7

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