Forgive My Caring - From Leigh
This was the heading of a poem on the back door of my dressing room last week (not to be confused with a POG dressing room)... Yes, it was that time of year to take care of ALL my Doctor visits (3 to be exact). I like to get everything done in one female swoop. The first stop was no big deal but the second stop was somewhat of a new experience for me - a Mammogram. I have heard all the awful stories one after the other but nothing can really prepare you for what has to be done. As a matter of fact this poem not only made me laugh but also put me in a state of calmness just before the procedure...
The nurse practitioner was wonderful, so informative and extremely precise - and I do mean precise..."Ouch! I am not sure "it" is suppose to do that?" She assured me "it" could do that AND much more. (I had no idea me and Playdoh had so much in common).
My final stop was just as painful... I hate to fly and I HATE NEEDLES!!!!! I needed to get my Cholesterol checked and I had no idea it required giving a vile of blood. "What? Dr. I am not mentally prepared for that today, can we do it next time?" "No" he said, "You are here, so let's take care of it now. And at your age, you need to do this." (Uggg!!! Leigh, go to your happy place...just go to your happy place...) After what felt like 49 mins. of blood sucking pain - it was finally over... except on my way to my car a bird pooped on my hand - yuck!! ...What a day!
Once I got in the car and wiped off my hand (note to self, need to buy antibacterial wipes for car) I reflected. I couldn't help but remember so many of my friends and even strangers being poked and needled as we speak. My friend Chris is going through Chemo this week. And THANKS to our fine Dr.'s, nurses and even those very LARGE machines we have an opportunity to get better. I say to those Dr.'s and nurses, Thanks for caring!.
My few moments of discomfort is nothing compared to what so many are dealing with...on behalf of Shelley, Denise and myself - WE CARE! You all are so kind to comment on how our music has helped get you through some very difficult situations. We love knowing that and it truly blesses us and motivates us to keep on doing what we are doing. Thanks' for telling!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and watch out for those birds!