Thursday, October 24, 2013

ESPN's Thursday Thesis

Tonight, the question was what does last week's SEC upsets say about the SEC...or something like that. It was so ridiculous, that I can't fully remember the question. All week they have continued to talk about the SEC "upsets" last weekend. What they have failed to mention is that the SEC teams who lost were beaten by other SEC teams. So the answer to the thesis is that it took another SEC team to beat the first it does every year. If the SEC didn't have to play against other SEC teams, their dominance would be even greater than has been discussed the last...what..7 years? Think about it. The SEC usually begins the season holding the more top 10 positions than any other conference. Who knocks them out? Other SEC teams. However, by season's end, the SEC will still occupy more top 10 positions than any other conference.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I Had all of the Symptoms Except One

And, then it was confirmed I had that one as well. Gastroparesis, or partial paralysis of the stomach and intestinal muscles. Food or beverages fill me quickly and just sit in my stomach. At some point I suppose gravity and acid assist in getting them through my intestines, or I eventually get nauseous and vomit, but the "sloshing" I hear in my stomach as I walk confirms that it is a slow process. This is a great way to lose weight as I have been instructed to eat many small meals per day instead of the traditional three (large) ones. However, it is also a great way to stay dehydrated. You see, I am supposed to be drinking 80 to 100 ounces of fluids per day due to the dysautonomia. I am down to 32 ounces and am needing infusions more than ever. I take so much medicine that the water alone for a dose of medicine fills me. I have to make a decision- do I want something to eat or something to drink? I cannot have both. Then, I think of people who have it worse than I, and give thanks to God for this. I know it can be worse. I also know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.