This and That


First of all, I want to say thanks for the kind and caring comments regarding the health related things going on in our family lately (my daughter’s situation and me not feeling well)…so, thanks!  I'm feeling a lot better today, thankfully.  : ) 

Michael didn’t get a chance to read the post I put up yesterday until this morning and then he sent me an email.  He said “Don't worry little one, I'll keep you safe from yourself!”  That put a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart.  He wants to take care of me and protect me, even if it’s from myself.

Our daughter’s doctor’s appointment yesterday was interesting.  This doctor is a specialist and I really like him.  He obviously cares about what’s going on with her and wants to get to the bottom of it and get her feeling better.  He’s knowledgeable and personable.  He’s patient and is always willing to answer any and all questions we have.  I never feel like I have to advocate for her with him like I’ve had to do with other doctors.  Anyway, he said that he did see something in the testing/procedure she had done a couple of weeks ago that might explain at least part of what’s going on.  He wants to do another test that will help him see what’s going on more clearly and he feels that she should see another specialist.  This other specialist is at another hospital several hours away where they have a center for precisely this sort of thing.  He also changed the dosage of her med and wants to see if that helps.  He said he may prescribe another med as well, but we’ll see how things go.

So, it was kind of an overwhelming appointment really.  I mean, it would’ve been great if we’d gone in and he’d said “Well, I saw this and so we’ll do this and then she’ll feel better.”  But, obviously that’s not exactly how things went.  On the upside it does feel like we’re getting somewhere.  Hopefully this next test will shed some more light on things and the other specialist will have more insight and be able to help her.  First we have to get approval from our insurance company for the next test and then for her to see this other specialist.  Jumping through hoops for the insurance company gets old sometimes, but I’ll do whatever I need to do and if it all works out in the end, then whatever frustration lies in between will be worth it.  At least we have a plan, that's a good thing.

Okay, back to Michael’s email (yes, the one in response to my post yesterday).  I wonder how I would have taken his comment before we started doing ttwd.  I think I would have taken it quite differently.  I imagine I would have thought it was condescending and it probably would’ve gotten under my skin.   It’s quite possible that I would have informed him (or at least thought about informing him) that he should worry about taking care of himself, I could take care of myself, thank you very much.  Mind you, I can’t picture him making such a comment to me before we were doing ttwd.  I imagine he would have felt bad for me that I wasn't feeling good, but overall I think his attitude would have been that I got what I deserved.  

Ya know what, I like where we are now a whole lot better than where we were pre-DD.  It’s like our hearts are softened to one another again and that’s actually a really nice feeling.  Now, if only the weekend had already arrived!  I know, I know, it’s Thursday, not too much longer!

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