Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Show us what's behind, Curtain number 3!"

I used to love to watch game shows. There was Wheel of Fortune, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Name that Tune, and one of my favorites, Jeopardy. (When I was young, the questions were a LOT easier....). One game show that was a little before my time was Lets Make a Deal. Players woud be given a choice between several boxes, curtains, or other items. Of the choices, one would be a huge prize, another an ok prize, and finally a goat or some other ridiculous choice. Most of the time, you would have the choice to take your prize and trade it for one of the other previous choices.

Sometimes it worked out for the better but most of the time it did not.

Still, the players had a choice.

I have been faced with a lot of difficult choices lately and I didnt make a good choice on a few of them.

This past weekend, I went up to Dalton, GA for the CSE Tournament. Its been crazy getting ready for this and I knew that I would be working my tail off. Saturday night, after working like mad all day, Stephanie called me several times wanting to know when I was going to go to the hotel. Almost like clockwork, something came up after almost every call that kept me at the ball field until almost midnight. I could have said its not worth it and went to the room, but I kept on trying to do it all myself. I ran myself like mad when I should have taken her hint and chosen to go back to the room but instead, I made a bad choice and got to the room late.

She was there wanting to surprise me.

Bad choice on my part.

Sure we spent all day Sunday together at the ball park for a while then we went and got her Christmas present afterwards. It was a great day but nothing like Saturday night could have been if I had made a better choice.

Now I am faced with another choice. At her insistance, (4 am blessing out because I havent been to the dr. in I could not tell you how long), today I broke down and went to the doctor.

It was not a good experience to say the least.

Almost everything that could be wrong with me basically is. Sugar is high, chloresteral is high, blood pressure isnt great, etc. etc., etc. The doctor when reading my test results actually said (and this is a direct quote) "Oh crap!"

I have never liked going to the doctor because of the way they make you feel afterwards but at that point in my life, I don't think a doctor has ever made me feel worse.

So now I have a choice. I can choose Curtain #1 and follow what he has told me I HAVE to do and pray to God almighty that I can get my health in order, or I can choose Curtain #2 and ignore him and continue to do what I have been doing, that didnt work, and the results, well, it doesnt take a NASA scientists to figure out what high blood sugar and high chloresteral will result in.

I think Stephanie and I choose Curtain #1......

Dear God,
Its been a while I know. I also know You didn't move, I did. Help me to see that You are there. You are the one who pushed Stephanie and gave her the courage to stand up to me and demand that I see a Dr. If it were not for that, I would never know how my health is right now. As bad as I hated going, thank you for giving me the courage to go to the doctor.

Keith

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