Thankful Thursday 27 September 2018

Another Thursday where I have a lot to be thankful for. For the past two days, I’ve been off from both jobs; yesterday prepping for the procedure and I had the procedure this morning. My managers from both positions reached out to me yesterday via my personal e-mail address, wished me luck for my procedure and kept me in their prayers. Co-workers from both jobs also texted well wishes too. One of my co-workers from my full-time job checked in on me after my procedure and asked if I was okay. I am grateful that I work with awesome people. Their actions made me verklempt.

Maddie is also a physician’s assistant and checked in on me yesterday too. I was feeling anxious about the prep, and she walked me throughout it – grateful for her patience, and I was thankful for the doctors’ staff today too. They made me comfortable and talked with me, I love kind medical professionals. My doctor met with me afterwards, I am gluten-free for life, she handed me literature and gave me great suggestions for foods that follow halal guidelines. I’m thankful she took the time to meet with me afterwards too.

I’m going to spend the rest of the day relaxing. What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 27 September 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday to you, dear friend!

    Right off the bat I can tell you that I am thankful to learn that you are AOK following your medical procedure, that your co-workers came together to offer support and wish you well, and that you encountered friendly, helpful medical professionals when you went in for the operation. Over the years I have not been very lucky in that regard. Several of my doctors were were gruff and bossy, with poor “bedside manner,” and some nurses and medical assistants merely went through the motions, seemingly bored with their jobs, instead of being friendly and trying to put my mind at ease. Luckily I have encountered just as many on the opposite end of the spectrum. There are worse fates than being gluten-free for life. You have shown us that there are many exciting food choices that fall into that category and an increasing number of eateries that offer those choices on their menus.

    Now I’m all verklempt. I hope you are getting some rest and feeling well. Take care and I will connect with you again soon, dear friend JM!


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