Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Ever change your mind?

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 1953 Ford Concept car

To me it looks like a T-bird and Studebaker conbined.

For today:

Most of us at one time or the other have changed our minds.  There have been times I was so convinced something was right, but then later, changed my mind.

My lifestyles have been so that I have never had what you would call a ‘family doctor’.  No one I could say is ‘My Doctor’. In the military if you need a doctor, you do not have a choice, you just see the next one available.

I never had one that I did not trust though.

I have known several people who ‘changed doctors’ or ‘changed their minds.’

My VA doctor is a great guy.  He also is very smart. Earlier this year (or last) When I had a very bad stomach pain I spent hours in the Emergency room (with many tests) and got no relief. Then another VA Dr. at the walk in clinic; got no relief, Last Sherry got my VA DR. to see me. He diagnosed it in 5 minutes, called in the meds and I was better in a couple hours and have had no other problems.

Today I went to see him for my yearly check up. He came out to get me. Normally it is his nurse. He Motioned for Sherry to come over.

“Give her your wallet.”  Ok

“Give her your keys.”  Ok

“Give her the change out of your pocket”  I’m confused He has a serious look. I had no change…………..

Then He laughed, told Sherry to follow and inside the door had me step on the scales to be weighed. We went into his office, Sherry came in, and we had a good visit.

 He asked if I had changed my mind about the Covid shot? I told him not yet. He gave a short Pro Vax talk, I trust him. He said he has taken Two of the different shots, I don’t remember which. Being in contact with so many different folk.  During his short talk he said he had held his mother’s hand a short time ago as she died with the Covid. She did not have the shot. His main concern was the kids. He covered very well to how diseases modify.

He did not push, and ended with Okay I have said my piece, How are you doing? Instead of his nurse doing it he had weighed me, took my blood pressure and pulse as he talked, all done efficiently.

He is a very sincere and honest man I think.  It has always been my impression. I have not seen many doctors but I would rate him the top of the top.

I am thinking of changing my mind on the shot, but I want the one with one trip, I THINK!


Oh yes, After the visit he walked us out to the lobby area. Then turned to Sherry, “Should I prescribe that your return his wallet?”

He reached around my shoulders and said I enjoy seeing you!


PS: Doc took the Pfizer and J & J shots, my Sherry says!


betty said...

He has great bedside manners I do believe, Jack! A keeper of a doctor.

Not changing my mind about the vaccine just yet. Maybe if it gets approved for non emergency use I'll consider it. I've changed my mind about other things but this thing I can't get past feeling physically sick if I consider taking it. Got to listen to MY gut. Everyone else has to do the same :)


Unknown said...

Your doctor sounds like a good man. He wants you to get the shot because he wants you to be around for many more years. I have been hemming and hawing about the shot myself. But my husband is worried about me and wants me to get it. So I will.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

He sounds like a wise doctor.

Wishing you and your family well, Jack.

God bless.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm so glad to hear you have changed your mind. I figure it's better to be safe than sorry. I'm hoping soon every one will get vaccinated. It's the only way we're ever going to stop this virus and all the variants too.

Mevely317 said...

Oh yes, I've changed my mind on many occassions. Like my son and DIL who are still hold-outs, I recognize y'all are adults of sound mind, capable of making a decision. That doesn't mean I'm not praying.

Just my 2-cents: When my BF Debbie was desperately sick with COVID she remarked, "Feeling this awful, imagine how much worse it would have been had I not already been vaxxed."

Dar said...

yep, I've been known to change my mind also. As for the vaccine, yes we both got it, if not for ourselves, mostly for the protection of Mom. She also got it. So far, God's taken good care of us and we hold out He'll see to it we stay safe. It's an individual decision like the flu shot. I had not taken it for nearly 30 yrs, until I got very sick. Now I get it. How's Sherry feeling. A short while back she wasn't feeling well....been praying for her.
loven'hugs from up north where we're having another very humid day, hot and sultry.

Unknown said...

Hope you 2 get the Moderna Shot, thats what My Honey and I got, we have now lost 2 family Members to Covid 19, My Honeys 1st cousin, age 69 got Covid and was 3 weeks on a Ventilator and when he was removed he lived 10 minutes. My Cousin who is 73 Got Covid and passed away after 2 weeks in Hospital ! A lot of of my Nephews and Nieces work in Hospitals and all have gotten the shot and none have been very sick from it. It is Hot an Humid here but gonna cool down, Glad it was a good Doctor Check Up ! Take Care, Love from the North Country, Gary & Anna Mae