Day 150- Thankful for medical workers, humorous moments :) , and order

Friday I found out that I have swimmers ear; who knew?  The doctor was a little puzzled (yes, I was actually seen in clinic!) because this is not the usual season for swimmers ear, and also, there was no apparent oozing that should accompany the condition.  But, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I have a yet to be official diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3, per the geneticist that diagnosed my daughter.  My anatomy is messed up, so this lack of normal symptoms is totally within the norm of my physical makeup.

I wonder, though, how long I’ve actually had swimmers ear!  I’ve been saying for at least a couple of months that I need to go get my hearing tested because it seemed like people were mumbling.  I just thought I was losing my hearing.  But a couple of days ago, I experienced a bit of pain in my ear and realized that my ear canal was actually narrowing.  Ya learn something new everyday! 😀

The nurse who had arranged the appointment by phone, Nurse Gigi, had told me ahead of time that I wouldn’t be able to get in at the entrance we normally would use.  Everyone had to go in the Outpatient entrance and register and get their skin temperature taken. Masks were available also.

I didn’t put on a mask until I got upstairs; I don’t like my breathing restricted, don’t judge.  Then, when I did put one on, my glasses kept on fogging up the whole time the tech got my weight and asked the preliminary questions!  When the doctor came in, I mentioned it to him, and he explained that you can pinch the top around your nose.

Um, oops!  Lit-tle problem:  I had it on upside down!!  LOL  😀

Well, once I got that corrected, it was much better!

The doctor told me that I had to activate the eardrops by phone, so I did.  When I got to the pharmacy, which does not have an actual drivethru, they had it set up where we had to drive through, and the pharmacy workers were coming outside to get our names and birthdates, then going back inside to get the meds, then coming back out, verifying the birthdate a second time, then giving us our meds.

When I first drove up and saw the line of cars, I had my (sigh) initial reaction of not liking to be in long lines.  Fortunately, the workers had it down to a science, and the line moved along very quickly!

Today I’m thankful that the doctor agreed to see me in clinic and knew what is wrong with my ear so I could get the proper medication to remedy it. 

I’m thankful that clinic staff and pharmacy workers are being careful but still putting their own health at risk to help bring healing to others and pray that God will keep them safe.

I’m thankful that I can look forward to being able to hear better again! 

Once again, I’m thankful for Nurse Gigi, and for helpful, friendly phone conversations with her! 

I’m thankful that I survived the mask and was able to laugh at myself for the silliness of putting it on upsidedown! 😀

I’m thankful that I had a phone and had remembered to bring it with me so I could activate my meds without driving all the way home first.

  And I’m thankful that the line at the pharmacy was moving so quickly.

What about you?  Are you thankful for the medical workers who put themselves at risk to help bring healing to others?  Have you made a silly mistake lately that brought some humor to your day?  Are you thankful for those who are doing their best to bring order in this time of chaos?

“God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.”  1 Corinthians 14:33

9 thoughts on “Day 150- Thankful for medical workers, humorous moments :) , and order

  1. My daughter in law is a nurse and the first day the hospitals went into ER shut down she said she cried at least 15 times. Their jobs are HARD! I admire her most (admittedly partial) but all the medical staff and employees trying to handle the virus PLUS all the day to day stuff that happens. So glad you were able to get help and a resolution quickly. So glad you are able to see the silly through the serious! It helps keep us sane in these hard days! ❤️

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    1. I can’t even imagine how hard it must be! I’m sure their jobs are always hard, and adding all the extra on top has to be stressful. I’m sure we should pray for all our health professionals.
      Thanks 😄! Yes, humor is very healing. “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

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  2. Good morning my sister. I am happy to hear you’ve had a dx to the “mumbling” you have been hearing, (not conducive to rest). Lol mask upside down, you provided me with some smiles during your post.

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