In my morning class yesterday, I joked with the moms about what should be good ideas for Valentine’s Day. For example I suggested plastic flowers are better because they don’t dry up and need to be thrown away. We had a fun discussion.
The laughter helped distract me from the fact that I had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. I went to the doctor and saw his Physicians Assistant. I actually like talking with her and I know my doctor goes over everything with her.
The PA listens and will sit and talk for a while. My doctor also listens. Anyone living with chronic illness will attest to the fact that finding a doctor who listens and works with you to find out what is going on is a gift.
They came up with a plan for me which starts with seeing a dermatologist to get my recurring face rash checked out to rule out things before sending me back to a rheumatologist. The recurring rash is a butterfly shaped one across my nose and cheeks which could be an indication of something.
So for the next few months, I will be a pinball patient again. Pinball patient is how I describe the experience people with chronic illness go through as they go from doctor to doctor. I shared about being a Pinball Patient last March.
While being a pinball patient, it helps to have friends who pray, a doctor who listens, and most of all for me time with Jesus in the mornings to start my day. It is also awesome that my Life Group at church is there for me.
So off I go on another adventure of bouncing around from doctor to doctor but not hoping to get the high score. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.