Please Excuse My Absence

I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been dealing with fibro flares and general ill-health of late. I’ve neglected this blog as well as my other hobby (amateur radio).  At the first of the year, I switch health care insurance and now I have a new primary care physician, my first appointment with him this Wednesday (the 12th), he is a D.O. (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.)  and not an M.D.; I feel I have better luck seeing DOs.  I have a whole list of things to address with him: my pain levels, not sleeping, more migraines than usual and anxiety et all.

I’m hoping to have things on the mend by the start of Lent so I can write our daily Lenten Devotions that so many of you enjoy, just a reminder that Lent begins February 26th.

One thought on “Please Excuse My Absence

  1. Padre Tatro, Your absence has been conspicuous….but you have taught me why in the past. Your Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine & treating the whole-person has been one of my passions for over three decades. It started with my own health issues that developed as a result a demanding job as a principal in an affluent of affluent schools on top of my hypoglycemia & sleep apnea. Sleep was the first thing to go! My adrenal glands were working overtime & my cortisol count must have been sky high. But as you refer to, the doctors did not treat the whole-person & the body stopped at the neck & the head was treated separately. I was trapped. So I decided to work within this limited work-health system & retired early on a disability pension at age 50! I took a retirement job as assistant director of a Presbyterian day care center for the next almost 10 years. And that’s my story, Padre. God carried me through it all. It was not easy just as your story has been a long burden of struggle & suffering. May God bring you back to us with the help of your new D.O. for the Lenten season. Phil

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