Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I Decided to Pay Attention to the Dream (Have You Ever Had a Warning Dream?)
BUT, I am s-o-o-o-o NOT in the MOOD for this!
So ...I woke up with a medical concern this morning. Admittedly, it totally depressed me. And it wasn't the first time I had the symptom recently, but I had just woken up from a dream ... a sort of out of order dream ...except the one message coming through was loud and clear.
The person in the dream said, "Your doctor was wrong with his diagnosis and you need to be seen." And I woke up with the symptom ...which has persisted all day, night ...although intermittently. I have had it in the past and then it's gone away. It never persisted in one day like this.
And I have been reticent to pursue it because I was cleared by a specialist. So ...I really do not want to look like the crazy patient.
And I really do not want to deal with this ...at all.
But, because of the dream ...I did pursue some information.
See ...in the past ...I have had dreams that gave me reassurance or have been a warning about something. They are far and few between. And they usually have an order about them ...so much so they could be acted out in a play ...with a beginning, middle and ending. They feel so real. This did not ...except for the admonition to seek medical care.
BUT ...did that happen because I was feeling the pain? Maybe I was having this wacky dream when the pain suddenly manifested and I was in a light enough sleep that it influenced my dream. You know ...like when you have to make whizzie winkles when you're sleeping and you end up dreaming about going to the bathroom in some crazy place and you're just about to go, but fortunately you wake up. Well ...that happens to me on the nights I try to resist bladder call. I've written about it in previous posts. I think at that point my bladder enlists my brain to give me the visual of what's gonna happen if I don't wake up and get to the bathroom.
So, it's possible I had the pain and my brain incorporated it into my dream. The doctor I dreamt about would not be the doctor who was wrong ...if indeed that is the case.
Years ago, I had one dream in which God forbid ...Mr SeaSpray died. It scared me so much! I didn't tell anyone, but it stayed with me all morning.
At that point in time he hadn't been for a checkup for at least a couple of decades and probably more. And he had hypertension when he was 29. Now he was around 50. He was very stubborn and got aggravated if I ever brought it up and so I let it go. It concerned me, but, for the sake of peace ...I always let it go. (Now I would not!)
Anyway, I felt so strongly about the dream that I drove over to my church. I had only been there a few times and didn't really know anyone. I walked downstairs to their offices and I asked the first pastor I saw if I could speak with him.
After he shut the door to his office and we sat down, I told him about the dream and my husband's resistance. I asked if we could pray about it because I knew there was power in prayer. The pastor graciously said a prayer of protection for my husband and that he would be willing to have a checkup. I went home and urged my husband to have a checkup and he AGREED! So I immediately set up an appointment with a physician I knew from work that I trusted because I knew he was very particular. I did not tell Mr SeaSpray about the dream.
Well ...it turned out that his cholesterol was high and he had significant hypertension. The doctor put him on medications and ever since that time these things have been well controlled. AND ...he is terrific about going to any medical appointment ...no more resistance whatsoever. Well ...except the eye doctor. He would even tell you to get your colonoscopy exam and that they aren't a big deal at all. Oh and of course I was i overkill mode and had him follow -up with a cardiologist because he loves to dig for old bottles. I was worried that if shoveling snow could cause cardiac problems then I thought maybe digging dirt might do the same. He passed his stress test with flying colors and then stayed with that doc ...seeing him quarterly for years.
But, this sweet cardiologist was not on our plan and was costing us about four hundred dollars a year to see him for something a private care physician could handle. Thankfully, Mr SeaSpray did not have any cardiac concerns. If he switched to my pcp ...he would only have to pay four 20.00 copays a year. When I suggested he switch and why ....he kind of whined ...in a MANLY way ...of course ;) ...."BUT ...I L-I-K-E Dr Card-i-a-c."
Talk about a turn around in attitude! There is power in prayer. :)
Of course I can't prove that was a warning dream ...but with all my heart ...I do believe God gave me that dream and good did come from it.
Well ...this is already long and it would go on much more if I wrote about what I did to follow up on my morning dream thus far and so I will save that for another post. Suffice it to know though ...that I am following up asap. Maybe not in exactly the way I should ...but I am following up.
BTW, I do pray it was just a dream. I want to be wrong. Oh and this is NOT about urology - YAY for that!
I'd greatly appreciate if you could say a prayer that all is well and I will get a good report.
When I have news ...I will come back to post specifically about what I have done and the subsequent outcome.
PS - POWER IN PRAYER! :)