Soooo....as many of you know, I have this little problem with my gallbladder. Actually, it's been a really big problem since April of this year. When I finally when to the doctor and had tests runs in Sept/Oct, I was predictably told, "your gallbladder is a ticking time bomb. if I were you, I'd have it out right away." Lovely. Well, I'd already been doing research on gallbladder removals and was concerned by the fact that so many people continue to have related issues even after having the organ removed. So, I didn't want to just jump in and take it out. Five years ago when I had this issue before, God miraculously brought healing to my body and I wanted to seek His will and find out if He was going to do that again...or if I should go ahead and have surgery. The response from God through multiple sources was clear: He wanted to bring healing to me and in the process use this to dramatically change my life.
So, in the meantime, I was to do what I could do, which in my case was to go through a 2 week liver/gallbladder cleanse and detox. If you've never done a liver/gallbladder cleanse, I actually highly recommend it because the liver is so incredibly important and many of us are walking around with poorly functioning livers (simply because of our American diets). Anyway, the cleanse consists of eating only raw veggies (in various forms). Let me tell you, I'd have given anything for a piece of bread! I wasn't really hungry, but I was getting tired of eating the same things. :)
God also made it clear that there was an emotional cleansing that needed to happen...that this wasn't just a physical issue and He has been faithful to direct me through this process. I have cried more in the last month than I have in the past several years combined. It's just amazing what's been coming up...and out.
So, where does this leave me? I am currently on a modified liver friendly diet and it's helping immensely. Most days I feel good. God is clearly at work in me, but is also clearly not finished with this process. I tell you, it's so tempting to just go "sign up" for the surgery to get this over with, but God has made it clear that that would short-circuit this process and I am not about to do that.
I would appreciate your continued prayers for total healing for me: body, mind and soul. I hope that one day soon I can share the amazing work that God has DONE.
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