I’ve recently dealt with several frustrating encounters involving physicians.
My youngest daughter at 37 weeks pregnant was experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain over the weekend. Her doctor was not returning her calls. My father was scheduled to visit an oral surgeon to have some teeth extracted and his cardiologist’s office and oral surgeon’s office were not communicating, causing his surgery to almost be postponed.
Both scenarios were causing undo stress and grief to the parties involved. Fortunately both were finally resolved with positive outcomes.
We all greatly rely on our healthcare providers to keep us up and going, but sometimes their bedside manner or specialization causes them to appear anything but helpful.
I had an ophthalmologist appointment myself yesterday afternoon. My doctor keeps a close eye on me and my vision. I have glaucoma.
I got bad news. 😔
My last surgeries did not do the trick on a long term basis. My eye pressures are once again extremely high. I have to go back. To Oklahoma City within the next two weeks. To see the expert. And schedule another round of surgeries. Ugh!
That really does not fit into my schedule! I am the caregiver! I have special education children to teach! And a grandchild on the way! I can’t be making several trips to Oklahoma City!
My first thought was why didn’t his surgery work the first time?
But it did. It was me that was the problem. Not him. All I could do now was accept the news. And the appointment. And pray.
Did you know that Jesus was known as the Great Physician?
I bet his bedside manner, communication skills, and healing power would have always been exemplary! Compassion is his business!
He was referred as such not just because he healed the physical, but also because he was called to heal the sinners.
How about you? Do you need a little healing touch from Jesus today? I know I could surely use some!
Let’s all thank Jesus for our health. Something we often take for granted. Let’s also thank him for our healthcare providers who keep our physical state in tact. But most of all, let’s thank him for being the great physician, and keeping our spiritual state in his hands. The most compassionate ones there are! His calls will always be answered and returned. You can count on that!
When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:15-17
Love and laughter,