I love my days off!
None of that jazz.
Myrtle is my sweet mother in law.
She'll be 91 in two weeks.
She's an amazing woman.
She had 10 children.
Thirty years ago she buried her husband.
Within 5 years of the death of her sweetheart,
she also buried four of her children.
She's never lost her faith, her sense of humor and her kindness.
For the last month or so I've been going to Pocatello, about 80 miles away and taking her to various doctors and having various tests so she could get clearance for a new knee.
So on my days off..
I've been around doctors and hospitals.
Today I wait in a WAITING ROOM.
Because that's what you do here.
Unless you're blogging.
(But there is no BLOGGING ROOM.)
We've put on a lot of miles over this last month, Myrtle and I.
Her other family has been out of town/state/country.
We've visited and laughed and enjoyed ourselves.
It's been a joy.
And a privilege.
Not a wrinkle on her face!
Waiting for her new bionic knee.
Her Cardiologist wants to see her in 3 months.
He wants to race her.
But she had to promise to give him a head start.
Love you Dr. Stutts!
So here I am
In a Waiting Room.
Being with other patients and families.
In a different hospital than my own.
It is interesting having the tables turned.
Deciding if I like Myrtle's nurse.
Is she nice?
Is she gentle?
Is she good at IV's?
If she isn't will I be nice?
(She was good, so I didn't have to
I've discovered a universal truth as
I've spent hours and miles during all this medical stuff.
"Sometimes doctors are NOT jerks."