Mark had his physical, his hearing test, his vision test, his color vision test, and his strength test all this week. Luckily, it wasn't the type of physical he thought it would be. He thought that it would be the all-invasive type, but it wasn't and he was THANKFUL!
He was worried about his hearing test. If you didn't know, Mark was a drummer in jumior high, high school, and pretty much up until we had kids. Because of a lack of time, the issue of how loud the drums were with small children, and changes in priorities, his drumming sessions have all but disappeared. Anyway, we've always thought that his hearing was bad because of this and a love for insanely loud music. He's one of THOSE guys when you're driving down the street and you hear the music even with the windows up. It's not pounding bass, rap, or cussing, but it's LOUD! Anyway, I now have proof that his hearing is fine and he just doesn't listen to me!
He was worried about the vision test because he hasn't been to the doctor in many years since having LASIK. It checked out A-OK.
He was worried about the color test because some lady told him that he might be color blind based on a test she did, which she wasn't sure of how to do and didn't know really what the results were.
All of that worry was for nothing.
The actual hitch in our road right now is a little number: 160/108. High blood pressure. Now, if he can't get it consistently under 140/90, he will be rejected by the railroad. Lovely. HBP meds are not the greatest meds to take. They have lots of side effects...some are not so great. So, if you would all be praying for Mark's blood pressure to just be from him being anxious, nervous, etc. and for it to drop and stay down that would be a huge blessing to us. If he needs the meds, he needs the meds, but a 31-year-old should NOT have high blood pressure!
Thanks all for your continued prayers!