Wednesday, July 08, 2009

doctor's appointment

today was leo's doctor's appointment ... if everything goes along "normally" for him, we go in every 3 months ... and today was the day ... this is leo's 4th doctor in as many years ... in fact, if you type in "doctor" in the search browser at the top left of my blog, you'll see how many times i've actually written about that topic! it is so important for everyone to have a family doctor they can trust ... but this is especially so for folks with any chronic problems ...

i have to testify to how God has been good to us in this regard ... it seems every doctor in the past 4 years has added something positive to leo's well being ... they have been really good guys ...

i always go in with leo - and my standard joke is that they get 2 for the price of one! i get to know the doctors as well as leo does ...

today was an extra special visit because we walked to the clinic! it is only 2 blocks away and leo has been doing so well with his little walks ... his doctor was impressed with how good leo looked and how his walking has improved ... *smile* ... i thought how wonderful it is to have the clinic so close! we used to drive 45 minutes to another town for these appointments - and then the wait was l-o-n-g ... the doctor was usually 45 minutes late! it was a horrible time for me ... i must admit that i prayed MUCH before and after those trips ... and poor leo - it was so uncomfortable for him ... he can't sit for long periods (like 5 minutes) without a lot of discomfort ... i used to dread dread dread the appointments ... plus i've been doing all the driving for the past 5 years ... the winters were just the worst ... what a blessing it now is to be able to walk to our appointments ... i've shared in past posts how the Lord wonderfully worked it out for good - when leo's long time doctor left his practise and forced us to step out in faith to find another doctor - which lead us to a town closer to us - which eventually led us back to our own small town clinic ...

so many things recently have seemed like misadventures ... especially the family doctor issue - i have to confess to being fearful of the future at times ... worried (though i like to use the word "concerned", when in reality it is that sin of worry that plagues me) - then the Lord takes pity on me, hears my prayer, and once again delivers me out of that anxiety pit and plants my clay feet on the Rock ... He opens my eyes to a better way through the change that so scared me at first ...

i'm just praising my Saviour, Who is so patient with me ... and answers my prayers in the way that is BEST for me ... which may or may not be what i asked for!

blessed be His name!



18 comments:

Susan said...

What a wonderful testimony of our Faithful, All-Knowing God!!!! Such wonderful news. I rejoice with the 2 of you.
Susan

Susan said...

P.S. Is it alright for me to "take" the lovely Prayer banner?
I won't without your permission :o)
Susan

Saija said...

please use it Susan ... i copied it from the internet myself ... and made it a bit larger and did a little playing with the colours & sharpness - so that it can be read better (it was just a tiny thing) ... so please copy anything you want off my blog ... i like to share it all - especially if it can uplift or speak of the Lord in some way - then it's all good ... God holds the copyright ... :o)

Mari said...

I remember when Leo had to change Dr's and how stressful it was. It portrays the "all things work together for good" verse very well!
What a wonderful post - it made me feel great and I'm giving God a praise for what He has done in your lives!

Sita said...

"...i'm just praising my Saviour, Who is so patient with me ... and answers my prayers in the way that is BEST for me ... which may or may not be what i asked for!..."

Amen, Saija.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I know all of the problems that you two have had with doctors..Is this one going to be a keeper? Boy i hope so!! I know it is wonderful for leo to walk all that way!! I am so hoping that he is going to get better with each and every day. Won't that be wonderful, Saija...???
Sandy

Pat said...

"Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me". The words to that old song ring true don't they?
I thought Leo was looking awfully good in the last pictures you posted of him, praise God for his faithfulness!
Step by step, day by day...we walk along side God...and try to remember not to run ahead of Him!! Your such a cup of joy, and a blessing...keep on keeping on!

Cathy said...

That is wonderful the clinic is so close by. And I'm so glad Leo is doing better. We just have to trust the Lord all the time. Love and Hugs,Cathy

Crown of Beauty said...

I'm rejoicing with you dear Saija. So thankful that things are going to be easier for you, and yes, God has been gracious and heard your pleas for help.

So thankful to hear about Leo's improved condition too.

Praising God with you.

Mimi said...

such a wonderful report of Leo's doctor visit...and the fact that he was able to walk to the appointment just makes my heart feel glad for you both...God is so good isn't He!!!
He led you to your condo which is near his clinic...He just orchestrates things in such a wonderful but simple way...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Tim said...

Boy can we ever relate. Sigh. God bless you both.

Debra said...

I rejoice with you in this good news! May your hubby's healing continue!

Nancy said...

That is such a HUGE Blessing for both of you. God truly is faithful and cares for His own. I so enjoyed this post. (Hugs)

Amrita said...

Praise God , its working so well for Leo and you. God gives relief and succor to His children, He makes us walk by strems of pleasant, cool waters.

Maggie Ann said...

What a great blessing! hugs from Maggie Ann....I must hurry off but just came by for a bit. I hope you and Leo have a beautiful day!

auntibeck said...

I liked what Pat said, step by step, day by day... God is so faithful. Praising with you!

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
this really is a wonder.
Leo walking!
I have followed you for a couple of years and the picture you published the other day made me thrilled.

God in his mercy once more has shown us that we must be realists and expect miracles.

(Gunnar and I have a double appointment at our doctor's once a month. Vacation in July.
He has been with our family for 15 years, and even if there may me one or two hours of waiting, it's worth the while. When Leo has these severe problems waiting, he should at least be offered a coach. There's always one in room somewhere at a doctor's office.
He should also be prioritized in the queue. Where else should one expect understanding, if not at the doctor's?
I clearly can see I am more difficult and demanding than the two of you.)

Your peons are so much nicer than mine. What have you done to "help" them bloom so abundantly?
I'm not envious, I just should like to be able to help mine as well.
They are finished for this year, but I hope in many more summers to come.

A wise word about prayer. And oh, so true.
From Felisol

David C Brown said...

What grace it is to know the great Physician who we never have to change!