Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Lord's Blessing

When my husband switched jobs in January, he took a position that did not offer health insurance.  Although I supported his decision, I was frustrated with the fact that we would have to find new doctors, new dentists, and a new pediatrician.  I had a great relationship with my doctor and dentist, and we loved our pediatrician.  But the job was something that God was leading my husband toward so we took the leap of faith.

Since then, we've enrolled the kids in Medi-cal, my husband has been more careful with his glasses, and I have looked into Family Planning.  Everyone has been getting their check-ups and staying healthy.  The only bump in the room has still been to find a dentist, but we know it will work out.

All was running along smoothly until I returned from a family reunion earlier this week.  I hadn't been home 24 hours when I developed Mastitis.  That's a fun little condition.  If you've never had it, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.  Very uncomfortable and very hard to recover from with two little ones in the house.  Rather than pack the kids up for a trip to the walk-in clinic, I decided to bit the bullet and pay out of pocket for a visit to my regular doctor.

  A friend offered to watch the kids so I wouldn't have to pay a babysitter and we were on our way.  When I arrived at the doctor's office that morning, I explained my situation to the receptionist and told her that I would be writing her a check.  She had me fill out the paperwork and kept telling me it would just be a bit longer as the doctor was out delivering a baby.

In the end, I saw the Nurse Practitioner who confirmed my diagnosis and promised to write me a prescription.  As I was walking up to the receptionist at the end of my visit, she handed me the prescription and explained that there would be no charge for the visit.  I was shocked.  I'm sure my jaw dropped to the floor.  

I know that the Lord's hand was working in this situation.  I tried to not worry about the Lord's provision in the situation and just do what I knew my body needed.  And through the morning, He showed his faithfulness both in providing a wonderful babysitter and a free doctor's visit.  It's times like these that I wonder how I've ever questioned His faithfulness.  What a blessing this experience was and what a blessing of encouragement it will be as I share it with others.
My doctor, Baby Girl, and Me

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Brooke said...

Blessed to be a blessing. My church talks about that a lot. Sounds like you are certainly blessed. Another catchy phrase - where God guides he provides. Amen that he truly does.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful blessing! :D I try to be as helpful as I can to others. :D

Calina said...

How awesome is that? Did you get an explanation?

I had problems with mastitis many years ago when I nursed. Although, we had insurance, I don't like to take prescriptions so I didn't go to the dr.

What helped me was frequent nursings and pumping milk out (even though it's painful as can be!)hot showers and hot compresses, putting tea bags on the nipple area (I can't remember if it's black or green tea).

Audra Krell said...

That is one of the worst conditions known to woman! I love this story, our God is so mighty. Thanks for blessing us by sharing.

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

That is truly amazing, thank you for sharing that story.

BarbaraLee said...

That happen to me when I was pg. w/my dd2. We had no insurance & my doc. wavered his fee. We had to pay for the lab work though.

yoshi3329 said...

Love the story thanks for the story. What a blessing!

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