A Curse or a Blessing?

Ever heard the expression, “medical practice?” I believe that’s what it means. They are practicing. Remember when I said I was going to take care of me. Well, that also means sorting through recommendations and using some common sense. My doctor sent me for all kinds of blood tests and before even getting the results, recommended I go see two different kinds of specialists. Whoa Nellie! Maybe we can eliminate a few things by waiting and evaluating the results. My hackles went right up and I saw “racket” behind the red flag. Time and again I have heard that when you see a doctor, a person needs to be their own advocate or take one with you. I get it – because it is difficult to slow down and think when your doctor says “do this” or “take this.” I say – think it through first.

I recently spent a delightful day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and for the first time I visited the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Kudos to the Zoo and their new African exhibit. It will take many more visits to explore every exhibit fully – but that gives me a wonderful opportunity to share a fun day with my grandchildren throughout the summer. The Sky Ride has a spectacular view of Colorado Springs and the eastern plains.

Rain, rain, rain. What a blessing! I realize what a danger it is to the Waldo Canyon burn scar area and I pray for everyone’s safety. I know the community has been working hard to prepare for the worst, the inevitable flooding from zero vegetation to hold back the rain. I wish them all my heartfelt best in dealing with this additional burden to recovery from the fire. As if the insurance companies weren’t enough to deal with. Still, we need the rain and I am grateful for it. When I used to farm and hail was always such a threat, I learned to pray for ‘beneficial’ moisture. In farming, it always seemed to me that if the rain helped one, it hurt another. I guess that is life.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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One Response to A Curse or a Blessing?

  1. Nice post. Yes, that’s life – every paragraph of it.

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