Since I have been taken out of hospital nursing and mercifully set down in the community, I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. I am taking care of real needs of real people who have always been there, but I.didn’t.see.them!!!! Forgive me, Father.
I am thankful for my Heavenly Father’s amazing grace that enables me to be thankful for
#576 Health Care Initiatives at the Christian and Missionary Alliance church that showed me how they care every Thursday.
The chief administrator is a man who is thankful he lost his sense of smell after treatment for a brain tumor. He says this “gift” enables him to help people more easily. He is not sickened by their smell as he lovingly takes care of their hygiene needs.
#577 Dee McGee, a nurse who does blood pressures after the Sunday sermon at St Paul’s Calvary United Methodist Church.
#578 the contrast of my friend Debbie Steinbacher who now runs St Anthony’s center since downsizing took her from the hospital and another nurse who was terminated and is really looking for another high paying hospital job so she can keep going to Las Vegas. I am careful that I learn what He wants to teach me because there are so many shiny things.
#579 Cherie feeling ever more confident about parish nursing.
#580 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who gave $300 million dollars to Penn State to investigate how neighborhood collaboratives in the private sector can take care of their own health care needs so that people are not running to the emergency room all the time.
#581 Walmart offering drugs at greatly reduced prices as “lost leaders” to get people into their stores. It is a win-win. They are making their own brand insulin for $25.00 per vial which is 1/4 the cost of other brands. This will bring people into their store and will greatly enhance the ability of many of the working poor to afford their insulin. (Simultaneously, health care workers have another resource while we work together with neighbors to reduce waistlines which, in many cases, reduces the need for insulin.)
#583 Michele over at http://www.byhisgrace211.worpress.com who keeps me aware of the struggles in the addiction community (and aren’t we all addicted to something?) and nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I get to choose as many as 7 others to receive this award and I will be doing that tomorrow. Please come back because one of them just might be you.
#584 my husband has his first appointment with our new family practice physician and my sister has her first appointment with a physician in the wound center outside our current hospital system. I pray both will receive the care they need.
Singing hosanna with the Multitudes this Monday as we head toward Palm Sunday,