Friday Fun- I Am A Hypocrite

I was a hypocrite about something. A colleague/friend at the place where I teach citizenship classes has been trying to get health insurance. She had bronchitis a few weeks ago and went to a Urgent Care Clinic. I asked if she had a doctor in our city since she is fairly new here. She told me no. So I have been asking if she heard back from her application for insurance. I want to help her get in with my doctor’s group.

I told her- You need to take care of yourself because your kids need you.

Yesterday I was talking with one of our fellow colleagues. We talked about some of my chronic illness issues. I shared with her that I thought I might have another one. She told me, “you should see a doctor.”

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My response was- “I don’t like going to doctors. I might not go.”

Later as I was sitting at a computer to print handouts for my class, I told her, “Don’t tell Eva what I said about not wanting to go to a doctor.”

We laughed.

So yes, I have been talking to Eva about a speck in her eye and ignoring the log in my own.

If I were to offer a defense for my hypocrisy, it would be along the lines of I have spent way too much money, had too many tests, and still no actual help yet. Living with chronic illness means spending a lot of money on medical stuff.

Oh, and I don’t like needles which is why I never got a tattoo. But I digress.

So I might do a quick dash in for annual blood test for my thyroid meds which will also help me get one more year of my other prescriptions, and not darken the door of the doctor’s office again for the year saving me a lot of money.

My fellow spoonies will understand my dilemma. Do I spend more money risking no real results once again or save money and suffer.

I look forward to the time Jesus takes me home and I will be forever healed. ๐Ÿ™‚

So for now, I am a hypocrite when it comes to going to doctors. I tell my students and colleagues they should go, but perhaps I won’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

44 thoughts on “Friday Fun- I Am A Hypocrite

  1. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is great Matthew! I think it’s important to maintain a sense of humor about our foibles, while we work through them. I’m convinced that the Lord uses you as His point of joy for those around you. Blessings!

      1. Iโ€™m hanging in there. When I get to the end of my rope, I tie a knot and hold on tight! ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Iโ€™m so sick of test and shelling out money as well. ๐Ÿ˜“ Like you, I am avoiding the doctors for now.

  2. Ah, Matt, I smile at your good spirits and honesty! I understand the dilemma well! I am not so keen on doctors myself. It was actually my brother that figured out our rare genetic make-up after years of mislabeling and several medical professionals just shrugging their shoulders in bafflement. Slowly, more of the medical community is beginning to understand EDS, but we still encounter some who haven’t even heard of it and the usual “here’s some pain meds, there’s not much else we can do.” But, there is comfoy in knowing God is not baffled by any of it. He created us and He sustains us through it all. Blessings to you, brother!

  3. Yes, Andrew and I both so understand. Andrew always says there’s no point in going to the doctor, he can’t do anything more. But I’m glad that his doctor is on top of things and calls him in for yearly checkups. โ˜บ

  4. “Oh, and I donโ€™t like needles which is why I never got a tattoo. But I digress.”
    I liked that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not needles, but what you said! I hope needles too!!!!!!!! I pass out around them. I can’t even live through a shot and totally not getting my blood drawn which is happening next month… UGH!

      1. Yeah, me too! I would NEVER have the guts to look!
        I use to bring a can of coke to drink while it happened, but now, I can’t have sugar and diet isn’t the best thing either.

      2. I might. When I was younger, the only people who had tattoos fit into one of three groups- had been in prison, were in a motorcycle gang, or had been non-commissioned in the military like private or sarg.

  5. You are not alone Matt. I work in a medical clinic and encourage my patients to have their check up but I personally do not like to see the doctors. Even doctors have trouble visiting the doctor. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a blessed weekend.

  6. Doctors are very expensive. Gone are the days of a small co-pay and nothing else. But hopefully you get to the doctor soon big brother.

  7. Smiles. The title got me, I was wondering what it would be centered on and the digress on “… tattoo” ๐Ÿ˜

    Needles can be scary – talking from my experience. ๐Ÿ™ˆ I would have had panic attack literally before I realised it didn’t hurt as I imagined it would be. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Be good bro. And do visit the clinic. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

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