Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Distractions by Susan L.

  The antibiotics aren't working so it looks like I am dealing with a particularly nasty virus. My family doctor sent me for a chest x-ray just to make sure everything was physically okay. The technician said that there were some issues but didn't want to send me to the hospital. I panicked. After assuring me there were no lumps or anything of that nature, she placed my images on a priority list for the actual person whose sole purpose is to read x-rays.
  Needless to say, I had a bit of a rough night last night. Worry, even though I tried not to think too much about it, kept popping up.
  "Hospital? Who's going to look after Pumpkin? Is this a viral pneumonia? What then? How long is this going to last? What about work?"
  Yup, the mental hamsters had a great time.
  Good thing this cough has me so tired. I had no problem sleeping. Thank You, Lord, for small favours.
  The technician said I should make an appointment to talk to my doctor about the results which should be in his office first thing. Getting an appointment is nearly impossible. It's a busy office. When I explained why I needed an appointment, the receptionist asked me to hold. My doctor came on the line rather irritated at the technician for having said anything to me. Her job is to take pictures.
  Everything is fine. The x-ray was normal.
  Meanwhile, I'll try and eat better, take a multi-vitamin, drink lots and get plenty of rest. The good old fashioned way of taking care of me. Hopefully, I'll be better soon. Prayers would be appreciated.
  "He answered and said, "A man named Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Soloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight." Jn 9:11


  1. After looking after my son's attack cat, looking after your cuddly kitty would be a pleasure, if ever needed.
    Hope you get well soon.

  2. Good lesson for us all. Go to the source, rest in the experts. Good to learn as children of God. Apparently they say that 90% of what we worry about never happens. Unbelievable. I sympathize with you as I am a giant worry-wart myself. Hope you shake this bug soon. Dr. is right, techs should NOT make any comments. They may think they are helping, but...

    1. May you find peace from the things that trouble you as well!