A hard fight in health has occurred in November 2013. Tonsillitis came to the attack again after 10 years time. Raymond was caught unprepared. 10 years ago, the Tonsillitis had caused Raymond being hospitalized on the second day of Chinese New Year. Indeed, it really would demoralize us. The extreme coldness and fever will come once every 3-5 hours, draining the body’s energy.
Throat inflammation is a common thing for Raymond, this perhaps has to do with the bad body constitution and immune system. Therefore, antibiotic is always in the pocket. The signal of Tonsillitis attack is similar to throat inflammation. Raymond took the antibiotic as usual but it was not getting better but worse. High fever started – 39 degrees celsius. Younger sister using phone LED light to check on my throat and found the left side was whitened, spreading around other area. My wife found that this is unusual and sent me to the nearby hospital for checkup.
The doctor checked carefully and suspecting it might be the sign of dengue, suggested to have a blood test. Meanwhile, injected medicine for fever to control the body temperature. After 20 minutes, the body temperature back to normal level and the blood test report showing negative in dengue. Hence, 100% diagnosed as Tonsillitis. After resting at home for 8 hours, it came to an attack again, repeated fever and coldness every 2 hours, extremely suffering. The whiten area continued spreading to the right side of throat.
Taking food is a must prior to medicine. The food as if stirring up the anger of viruses and back to fighting mode. The throat was so painful even swallowing saliva, awful pain! It took around 10 days for the fight. Thank God that the co-worker who is in charge of tour arrangement had good teamwork with me, as if she knew that this sickness would come, hahaha! Therefore, there were no tours when I sick, that I may rest. Even though the arranged plan was postponed, it was a good time to think through for 2014 planning.
The 10 days sickness fighting has come and gone, finally back to daily schedule as normal. At that moment, I deeply understood what it means by lost and found again. Do not take for granted of what you have, human is just too small and weak. Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. How valuable it is for what is lost and found again! The strongest medicine is not giving much effects in the most painful state. Besides praying, there is nothing much we can do to help ourselves because people around cannot feel what you are suffering.
Romans 14:8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Our life is in God. Having the peace of the Lord, our faith, hope and life are in God despite the surrounding wherever we are. Whether to live or to die, it is all good. But as of now, when we are still breathing, we should live life to the fullest, spreading the aroma of Christ, glorifying God and benefits mankind!
It is that simple in the journey of the Lord, following and doing what the scripture is telling us! Let us be able to give good account to our Lord on the day we meet him… Grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy! Now, Raymond’s body is back to normal, it is time to work harder for the Lord when the body is healthy! For we know that all the plans and dreams we have are not able to be accomplished when our body is weak.
Appreciate the present, giving the best ~ Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.