GIFT DAY 092 a funny thing happened on the way to the doctor’s office {30-day gratitude challenge: day 16}

2 Apr

Day 16 of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge over here.

Today I am grateful for:

1) Finally seeing a doctor
2) Finally seeing a doctor
3) Finally seeing a doctor

I have spent the last month trying to get a doctor’s appointment.

You see, I have swelling in my throat. At first I thought I had a cold. But when the swelling didn’t go away, I freaked out. Big time.

My doctor’s office offered me an appointment in June.

Then I called back to demand an appointment SOONER and they put me on hold.

On hold.

Finally the switchboard clicked back over, and told me they would call me back after 4:45pm to schedule an appointment.

You can guess how that ended. They never called back. On a Friday no less.


In lieu of medical care I started acupuncture. My acupuncturist tipped me off to a local doctor and voila! I got an appointment for today.

This morning, when I entered the totally beautiful and zen doctor’s office for my 10:30am appointment I was immediately crushed. They didn’t have me on the books. No appointment under my name.

I thought about laughing, or crying, or maybe screaming from the top of my swollen throat.

Instead, I thought of a phrase from The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life – whenever anything goes out of control, haywire or just plain down the dumps, it’s best to look at it with open eyes and just say, “How fascinating.”

So I remained calm. And the woman behind the desk took pity and slipped me in for the 1pm time slot today.

How fascinating.

Finally. The doctor will see you …now. And she did.

Diagnosis: I have a goiter.

It’s sound disgusting, and looks like a golf ball got lodged in my throat instead of in a sand trap on the back nine. My thyroid is swollen up like a balloon.

So I have tons of tests to take this week, but I am so thankful that I finally have a new doctor looking after me.

Turns out she’s exactly what I need: an expert in women’s health, fertility and, GULP, goiters. {GRATEFUL!}

My first item of business, an alkaline diet. As my doctor explained to me what an alkaline diet consists of – whole foods, green juices, veggies galore – I had to hold back a chuckle.

Been there, done that.
Like The Promise 365, year one.

Back to the days of green smoothies, veggies, no sugar, no coffee and no animal meat for me.

It’s like déjà vu over here.
But this will no doubt be a very new journey.

How fascinating.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),

{Share what you’re grateful for in the comments section below}

18 Responses to “GIFT DAY 092 a funny thing happened on the way to the doctor’s office {30-day gratitude challenge: day 16}”

  1. Dawn April 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM #

    I’m grateful that my sister got to see the doctor! And that she is going to get things sorted, and for good troop committee meeting that are actually kind of fun to attend. Please keep me posted as to what you have going on. (Gulp!) I hope it all turns out ok. Love you!

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM #

      Thank you sweetie! Good to talk last night 😉

  2. Janet Shea April 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM #

    1. Text messages from Maggie
    2. Teenagers
    3. My fireplace on a cold night

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM #

      Oh, fireplace!! yummy. One of my favorite things!!

  3. Cara April 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

    *Thankful for health care professionals that serve people in need!
    *Clean sheets and soft blankets.

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM #

      Clean sheets — so love clean sheets, right out of the dryer. Even better, right off the line when they smell like spring! xoxo

  4. Linda R Neff April 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM #

    1. Jamie’s doctor appointment
    2. The sisterly love between my niece and my daughter
    3. Successful prom dress shopping

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:58 AM #

      Thanks Linda 😉 Successful prom dress shopping sounds like fun to me!!!

  5. Margo Frazier April 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM #

    Today I am grateful for the new doctor my friend Jamie found. For the knowledge she has in order to make the correct decisions for her mind, body and soul. I am also grateful that I have been learning to unlearn so that I could learn to make better decisions

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM #

      Love that line Margo – learning to unlearn – powerful. Love to you!! xoxo~Jamie

  6. Shannon Dixon April 2, 2013 at 9:47 PM #

    1-Peace of mind …
    2-Open minded doctors 🙂
    3-Boku superfood (it may be the perfect addition to your new green diet!)


    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM #

      Yes! Thank you Shannon. Love you too!!!

  7. Diane Neal Emmons April 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM #

    Keep me posted! Thinking of you

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM #

      Will do – love you, lovemore! xoxo

  8. Kelly D. April 3, 2013 at 3:53 AM #

    Our awesome God. Signs of spring. My health.

  9. Anonymous April 3, 2013 at 7:39 AM #

    Good Luck, Jamie!! Fearless, Fearless, Fearless

    • Jamie April 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM #

      Thank you!! Lovemore, lovemore, lovemore to you!

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