Home Stretch

I think the title of this post is an appropriate one for how I feel today in a few ways.

First, we leave tomorrow afternoon to drive north to attend Josh’s Sea Cadets Boot Camp Graduation and bring him home. He’s in the HOME STRETCH of his experience and we’re in the HOME STRETCH of missing him!

A phone call this morning indicated he will probably have a good chance at getting in on the Marine Devil Pup Boot Camp July 29- August 7 down at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. He is really excited about that one too.

By the way, here’s another pic of him that showed up on the website, learning knot tying:

Josh is the one on the right.

Then, regarding my health. My surgeon said on Monday that if I’m still having nausea and abdominal pain this far out after the gall bladder surgery, then the problem these last months was not caused by the gall bladder. The gall bladder went bad because of whatever else I am fighting.

Yesterday, I saw the GI doctor, who I think has done all he can with me. He feels since my weight has stabilized the last two weeks (which is a good thing, though I usually plateau for a couple weeks before dropping more), I am getting better and he’ll see me in 8 weeks.

Well, in two weeks, on July 27, I have my appointment with Cedars-Sinai’s GI Motility Unit. I am hoping I am in the HOME STRETCH of dealing with this and hope to get more definite diagnosis and treatment, though it may take a while to get there.

Lastly, most who read my blog know that we are in construction at the church facility, doing a major remodel of the Sanctuary and many of its systems (structural, electrical, HVAC, etc.).

While we went through some trials with the city January-May, we finally started construction on June 1, and it has been moving very fast the last couple of weeks. The Contractor is trying to get us back into the Sanctuary in mid-August, only a month from now.

With so much happening there, I feel like we are in the HOME STRETCH of getting this thing done! That’s a good feeling, though there is so much more to do. If you’d like, you can see pictures at our Facebook page by clicking here.

We’re finally hitting a bit of heat this Summer after a very mild start. Having our first 100 degree day today!

  • tim & deb
    Posted at 23:11h, 15 July Reply

    Fantastic pics. Can hardly wait to see all the new stuff when we come down. Never thot of you being on Facebook. Looking forward to Josh’s grad. pics. Be sure and give him a BIG HUG for us. You want “HEAT” come here, 102 on the way home from work at 2 pm and more expected over the next 3 days.


  • Ron Archer
    Posted at 01:10h, 16 July Reply

    Paul, Son = Good news; Health = tentative Good news; Church = Good news. Still praying for you brother. We, and I sure many, miss you a lot and wish we could do more to help you. God is Awesome, Loving and Faithful and I’m sure, convinced, that some day you will have clarity about this time. Weeping endures for a “night” but Joy comes in the “morning.” Blessings to you, your dear family and your church family.

Post A Comment