Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023
It’s The Little Things That Can Really Help

This week is just hard and probably going to get harder. I can’t really talk about that just now, instead I’m going to talk about the one positive thing that did happen (so far).

So I went into my doctor yesterday and told him that I could not get into the ENT until mid November. Then I showed him my throat (this all part of the previous nosebleeds I’ve had). My doctor was not pleased, but he did explain about the shortage of ENTs in our area. Then he told me to wait, went into his office and called the ENT’s office to tell them I needed to be seen sooner.

They wouldn’t even put me on a list to call in case there’s a cancellation. Not even with my doctor personally calling with his concerns. To make this even more upsetting, I’ve been at that ENT’s office a couple times before so I’m not a new patient.

My doctor then called two other ENT’s offices to see if they could get me in. They can’t see any new patients until January.

For the record, I could hear my doctor making these calls, so I know he how hard he tried and that made a frustrating situation better. I truly appreciate it. It may seem like a small thing, but when we’re a little worried, the small things really matter. It also helps that if I need advice, I can call this doctor and he’ll call me back to help as best he can.

Oh and also, my knee pain that I assumed was arthritis, he said it’s a sore ligament that will heal. So that’s two positive things :-) I can keep exercising as the knee tolerates it and not worry too much about it.

What’s a positive thing in your week?

4 comments to “It’s The Little Things That Can Really Help”

  1. Silver James
    September 20th, 2023 at 8:35 am · Link

    Wow! You have an amazing doctor. Hang on to him! Good doctors willing to go the extra mile are a treasure! Sorry for the worrisome stuff going on. Send goods thoughts to you and yours.

    Positivity? I has it! It’s been over a year since I started the Boston Wolves book. I stopped to write CROSSFIRE and that took waaay longer than it should have. Anyway, at 66K words in, I figured I’d better start at the beginning so I could see where I’ve been where I should be going. I rediscovered that I LOVE this book and so far, all the plot threads are falling into place. Granted, reading is slow due to RL stuffs (nothing bad just time-consuming) and the on-going eye stuffs. I’m excited to “be” back in Boston with the Irish Wolves. Fun times and a real possibility for a 2nd book out this year. Yay!

    Hang in there. 🥰

  2. Viki S.
    September 20th, 2023 at 2:33 pm · Link

    I am very sorry that this is going to be a hard week. I am keeping you and Wizard in my prayers.

    It truly is a blessing when someone really tries to help even if the outcome you need is not achieved. Just the fact that they’re working so hard to help seems to take some of the stress away.
    I will keep praying that an appointment opens up and you can get in sooner than mid November.
    That is great news on your knee. Just don’t over work it and it should heal soon.

    Positive, the man that used to do handy work called me back and he doesn’t do the work anymore but gave me advice on trying to replace the ovens. He suggested that I go to a non-chain appliance store. He said that nothing is made to the same sizes anymore and it will not be an easy replace (I have found that out researching). The small business people may be able to help with that. Definitely no Lowes or Home Depot. I’ll see what I can do this weekend.
    Scheduled my flu shot for Saturday.

    I hope you’re doing okay and know that I’m thinking of you.
    Take care.

  3. Jenn
    September 20th, 2023 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Silver, thank you, he is a good doctor and we are very appreciative. The rest of the stuff is just the sad side of life and we’ll get through it.

    Books take their own sweet time to be born, and CROSSFIRE was a stubborn one. But the way this Boston Wolves book has gripped you now that you’ve returned to it is an awesome feeling! I’m excited for you — it’s one of the best feelings to love the book were working on!

    I love all the positivity in your week!

  4. Jenn
    September 20th, 2023 at 5:07 pm · Link

    Viki, you’re so right, the doctor working that hard to get me into the ENT helped a lot. Especially as we’re going through other stuff. But I will follow up as he suggested and keep pushing to see the ENT soon if at all possible.

    And thank you on the hard week. We appreciate your prayers and concern. It really means a lot.

    I’m so glad the handyman had some useful suggestions. I really hope you can find a small business that can help you. These days (at least in CA) everything is build to specific codes and it really makes it hard for people who have older or more customized homes. The big box stores just aren’t helpful and that’s sad.

    Yay for getting your flu shot schedule! I usually do mine in Oct, and we’re almost there. Time keeps flying by.

    Thank you again, and enjoy your evening.

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