Travel frequently with any major airline and before long you will accumulate Frequent Flyer Miles. Gather enough points and you can start planning a getaway weekend to someplace warm or maybe remote enough to forget the cares of everyday life. Oh how I want to cash mine in soon . . .
So I walked into our neighborhood hospital for a test and the gal at the reception desk greeted me by name! She had my red radiology folder already in-hand, clearly expecting me at any moment (with most of my “HIPPA” paperwork already started!). Talk about customer service? Er, no. More likely it’s a function of my frequent visits to medical practitioners and departments within the past week: SEVEN OF THEM!
It’s the week before Christmas so I thought I would photograph a few hospital I.D. bands within the bright green branches of a Dwarf Mugo Pine. Kinda looks pretty, doesn’t it? Ugh. I digress. I’m alright, Gentle Reader. The choking coupled with increased nightly seizures turned out to be symptoms of a sinus infection and all are gradually subsiding with a course of antibiotics. I’m getting back to baseline. Too bad they don’t award Frequent Flyer Miles for taking care of yourself or enduring a bumpy flight!
Overall, I am grateful to have these healthcare “destinations” to guide me along my journey towards recovery. Various medical appointments are my daily occupations of late, mixed in with wrapping a few gifts and trying hard to focus on serving others in this season of giving. It really does help to put your eyes on the needs of others to help lessen the burden you may be carrying. I was reminded of this in the middle of this past week, sitting alone in the chapel of our local hospital. Ever visit one? They are a sweet oasis when needed.
Thank you my Lord, Jesus Christ, for meeting me there in my own time of need. So glad you always take a flyer on me when I call . . . JJ