I underwent a 3 hour upper G.I. and swallow study/x-ray yesterday, which showed that there was NO obstruction anywhere, and then my surgeon's assistant removed my feeding tube.
The surgeon said that he didn't know what could be causing so much acid reflux, but that maybe now that the tube is out, it would improve. Well, IT HAS ! I slept so much better last night, WITHOUT the saliva seeping down my esophagus and airway !
And, right now, I'm enjoying a bowl of chicken and rice soup, filled with crumbled crackers, and it is going down SO EASILY ! I am just flabbergasted ! (Forgive me, Lord, I should not be amazed by your mercy and grace at this point, but I am still humbled by it !)
2014 is going to be a FANTASTIC year !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4