Tuesday, October 7, 2014

:: We Suffer from RUSH- and we got RAIN!


On Monday I had my 3 month check up.  I was diagnosed in June with T2 Diabetes.  They want to keep track of you progress every three months. 

My gracious—the only thing I can compare that to is 4 years in a row that I was pregnant!  Seriously, all my kids are 1 year apart, give or take, and at one time I had 4 children under 4 years old.  I was Super Mom!  :)

That ship has sailed.

rain gauge 5 inches My gauge is full!

Back to Monday—early.  Thunder, lightening, Weather Alerts on the phone.  Oh…and getting to sleep in this week because my daughter is on vacation?  Didn’t happen. Why?  It’s dark out and I don’t like Thunder, Lightning or Weather Alerts—we lost power so, you have to call the Electric Co-op to report the outage.  The sooner the better.  I have their number committed to memory. 

Done. Now back to sleep.

I just lay there thinking about ALL that I CAN do today.  Especially now, that laundry is off the list. Oh, and don’t forget you have a Dr. appointment at 4:30. I ended up just getting up and out of bed. Sleep wasn’t going to happen.

It is so wonderful to have a doctor right in town again. About 18 1/2 yrs ago when we moved here-we had one- after that you had to drive 20 miles and wait for long stretches of time to be seen. Now, that the office opened back up there is no waiting. My appointment was 4:30, I arrived at 4:27 walked right in, saw the doctor and was home at 5:04.  Honey was surprised I was only gone about 45 minutes total.

Most people would say—what? You paid for that?  Well, coming from someone who DOES NOT LIKE going to that doctor. YES! I PAID FOR IT, AND IT WAS WORTH IT.  

Part of the reason for the short visit—the rain. It created problems with their phone line and their computer system.   The internal phone system and their computer network wasn’t up, that meant they couldn’t see the files.  A blessing in disguise.  When she weighed me… I was giddy, I’d lost 15 lbs since my original visit—she said, she’d take my word for it; because she couldn’t see my file.  Ditto with my blood pressure.  She said it was good—and I told her it was excellent! 127/78 it was down to normal range—it had been slightly high. 

I’m okay with that.

She was having to paper chart everything. She’ll have extra work today—charting all that extra paperwork.

The nurses had a bad day—most of the patients they saw weren’t very understanding. When the young nurse told me, that THIS WEEK THEY WERE SWITCHING TO OUTSIDE LAB CORP.- and that they were sending labs out now, and I’d be called tomorrow with the results. I was okay with it.  When she told me, that my prescription would be sent in to the pharmacy tomorrow (as long as I didn’t need a paper prescription now)

I was okay with it. 

I told her 30 years ago—that’s how it was.  You didn’t get your labs right then at the doctor visit. They drew blood sent it out and called you with results.  You received a paper Rx and went to the pharmacy to turn it in and pick it up. So it’s not a problem. 

I told her we live in a GET IT NOW world; mail, news, weather, lab results.  People have forgotten about the slower pace of life…and HOW SIMPLE IT WAS.  We discussed that there was a time when you would get a busy signal when you called someone and they were on the phone; it meant you had to call back later.  She just smiled at me. She said, “I wish all our patients thought the way you do.” 

I like life at a slower pace.  Driving home, I wondered how KIND I would have been if I’d had to wait- for a longer time, wait for my labs to complete, be put in a room and wait on the doctor while he finished up with his previous patient… AND THEN SEE THE DOCTOR?

October 7 Post Card

It gives you a sense of RUSH.  RUSH creates stress…nobody needs stress. For some- RUSH is their way of life—and your SLOW creates stress in them.  They don’t deal well, with you SLOW.  Courtesy and Kindness –in the SLOW AND IN THE RUSH.

Is it me or is everything backwards and more complicated now—with computers, technology and get it now programs?

‘Til next time, Be Blessed!




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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
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6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Glad you had a good checkup. I had a checkup last week with a new nurse practitioner and I am so thankful to of found her, I think she will help me and I really like her.

I am afraid you are right that all this technology just adds to stress and the like.....

Shug said...

Good checkup....GREAT news. Geez...we really did have some horrible weather. We had sooo much lightning and the thunder made me cringe each time there was a boom.. So thankful for the rain...

Elaine blog said...

Oh you smart woman. Glad all is well and you are doing good and that you realize slower is better but what I would give for a big old thunderstorm.

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you have a local dr now. THAT is a good thing. I am with you- we always had to wait for a phone call for our results...usually a day later unless they suspected you had strep or something.
Bad weather and I am sorry that it has been so miserable for you. I sleep well when it is storming...usually. It makes me feel like I am "safe" inside or something. xo Daina

A Daughter of the King said...

Yay for the good report!!!

Faith said...

RUSH is a disease. I think at least for me because I grew up in different time where we didn't have all the bells and whistles, I gravitate to that. I agree and think it is more complicated, rushed and impersonal time we live in.