It was just Dustin and I going in to work today. When we got there we found that Pastor Aaron was at the hospital having an emergency appendectomy!!! Talk about craziness!! I am so ready for the devil to stop physically attacking us. I hate the devil. I hate him, I hate him, I hate him. Thankfully Aaron came through the surgery well and is recooperating. I thought he just had the flu last night when he was here at the house at Newcomers - he had to leave because he got sick and threw up. But it was more serious than the flu...obviously. Poor Aaron. I'm just glad they found out what was wrong and quickly fixed it.
This morning I had my annual GYN appointment. Always a joy. (ha ha) Actually my doctor is wonderful and although I definitely don't like going, he and his staff make it as comfortable as it can possibly be. I have referred a lot of women there because I think they are pretty amazing in the way they handle their patients. You aren't just a "number" - you are a person that they spend real time on. My doctor (Eliot Cazes) is in practice alone, has no associates with him, so it's him you see and that's it. I don't know how he keeps up with it especially delivering all the babies himself with no help. He's very up on technology and is always looking to find ways to make life easier on us women. If it wasn't for him I would have never known about the endomentrial ablatian procedure that changed my life four years ago! What a God-send. Dr. Cazes is always advertising some new procedure he wants you to ask him about that promises to make your life better. I like that ~ he doesn't just want to go with the status quo but he wants to use whatever medical advances available to improve women's lives. Today he gave me the good news that I don't need another mammo for another year. :-) I don't mind it so much like others do who say it's so painful - I just get unnerved waiting for the results, mainly...sitting there waiting for them to tell me to get dressed again. Okay, sermonette coming here...
It's like this - even if I didn't have insurance I'd be having my annual check up each year. So much depends on it. I've gotten used to making a yearly regular physical check up with Rosemay in August of each year (she encourages her patients to just remember on their birthday month to call and schedule a yearly physical.) Then each year I also schedule my GYN. Each year when I get the call that everything's okay, I breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy another year and thank God for it. Dr. Cazes also has a great sense of humor. Today he walks in and says the same thing he said last year... "you're back ALREADY?! My, time flies when we're talkin' about pap smears!" Then when I was laying there actually getting the test, the nurse says, "Breathe, Deanna!" I said, "oh gosh, I was holding my breath! How did you know that?" She says, "cause everybody does it for some reason and last week we had a patient turn BLUE!" She said for some reason everybody lays down, puts their feet in the stirrups and holds their breath. It's just nerves. None of us go to school to learn this, we just instinctively do it. Even after having three kids, and having a zillion appointments you just never totally get used to it.