God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
Followed by 12 days and nights of misery and sickness...
To a husband waking up and saying, "Going to the doctor today?"
So he took me to the doctor. I had my sticky note with my list of concerns/needs, grouped into two categories:
And a question at the end: Why the hell do I catch every bug?
The doctor took care of my "Now".
Talked to me about my "Later" (i explained I needed to be held accountable, and if i didn't bring these things up, i'd continue not going to the doctor). He's ready to talk in greater detail when I'm feeling better.
Prescriptions to get rid of this walking pneumonia and I have hope.
I'm going to get better.
I might get to sleep tonight.
That gives me joy.
He was kind, informative, and matter-of-fact.
I need good doctor experiences so I can just be a grown up and go in when I'm supposed to.
I'm a wife to Douglas...mom to Brittany, Kimberly and Jaycey...mother-in-law to Eddie...stepmom to Chris & Stephanie...daughter of Rob & Jan...sister to Dan, Mark, Kari, Susan, LaDawn, Tamra, Will, Tara & LaNae...daughter-in-law to Lyman & Linnea...sister-in-law to Barbara, Todd, Jesse, Dustin, Ashley, Rich, Danny, Brian & Lori, Loren & Deleice, Elaine, Lora, Julia & Greg, Darrell & Nici, Clay & Annie...aunt to MANY...greataunt to a few...friend to a some and an annoyance to almost all. :)