Kindness Fridays

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I’ll try to be brief with this week’s kindness. I have had a medical condition for the past three years that no doctor has diagnosed correctly. In September I went to a naturopath and based on my symptoms, she suggested a different type of doctor who specializes in what I most likely have.

My husband and I drove into Seattle to see this doctor on Wednesday of this week and within twenty minutes’ time, he easily made sense of what I’ve been experiencing, a condition that has caused my husband and I to cancel two vacations because of its acute nature. He clearly explained what was going on, was able to diagnose it and suggested treatments that will more likely than not improve my quality of life greatly. After one day of those new treatments, my body is adjusting and trying to function in a different way, and because it’s trying to do that, I didn’t sleep at all last night. I will aim not to be discouraged, however, knowing that once my body adjusts to this new treatment plan, I’ll be able to celebrate the start of a new quality of life.

Finally, a doctor who spent sufficient time with my husband and me who was able to apply his expertise to our situation, and provide hope and promise that I have not been able to enjoy for close to three years.

This week’s kindness celebrates this Seattle doctor with whom we met on Wednesday. This week’s kindness also celebrates the naturopath who got me on the right “path” to wellness without receiving financial benefit. She refused my insurance copay when I saw her back in September, not feeling it appropriate that she accept payment since she didn’t provide any measurable medical service to me.

That’s where she was wrong; her referral was one of the most effective treatments I have received for my condition up until this point.

7 thoughts on “Kindness Fridays

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    December 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    We need more doctors like this! As someone who searched for years for the right doctor to get my disease under control, I know exactly how you feel, Irene. ❤


    Mary Riesche said:
    December 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I find it so refreshing that you after your years of discomfort have a very positive outlook of others and are grateful and thankful for any help.

    Liked by 1 person

      Irene Olson responded:
      December 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Gotta keep a positive outlook, otherwise I would drown.


    Lark E. Kirkwood said:
    December 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I need to get back to reading your blog again! I’ve stepped away from excessive internet for a bit. I remember how much I’ve always enjoyed your words. All my very best Irene!

    Liked by 1 person

    Luanne said:
    December 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Get well, Irene!

    Liked by 1 person

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