Friday, January 11, 2013

Higher Power...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that on Monday, I had a medical appointment with my surgeon/doctor to be rechecked.  As I mentioned previously, I was thankful for the timing of this appointment.

In response to my nurse's note to the surgeon, he wrote that I needed nursing care daily, once again.  Before I left his office, he told me that if I had any problems, I should contact his office.

As scheduled, my regular nurse came on Tuesday.  She was shocked to find out that since she saw me last, my incision was leaking. 

After cleaning and redressing my incision, she contacted Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).  You may not be living in Ontario, or even Canada for that matter, so you may not be aware of what CCAC is.

CCAC is a government agency.  It arranges home care for patients, who require services.  They co-ordinate with nursing staff companies and doctors.

This system is used, to help keep the numbers down, of people who need hospital care.  This way, patients don't have to be admitted into hospital, but can be treated at home.

As my nurse spoke with the case worker in charge of my case, I listened to her side of the conversation.  It didn't sound good.  And, it wasn't.

My nurse let me know that CCAC would only allow daily care until Sunday, January 13th.  After that date, I would once again only have nursing care every other day.


How can this be?  My thoughts ran amuk.  How can a government agency dictate like this, against doctor's orders?

Later in the day, long after my nurse left, I had a telephone conversation with a good friend of mine.  She suggested that if CCAC gave me a hard time, I should speak with the case worker and let her know I would consider contacting our local newspaper, in addition to my Member of Parliament (MP = elected official of Federal Government) and my Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP = elected official of Provincial government of Ontario, the province where I live).

I decided I would pray about this idea.

Some people think that here in Canada, we have a Christian government.  This is not the case.  Our government is secular in nature.  And, unlike what many people from various places think, not everyone here is Christian.

Still, every person elected to various levels of government, must answer to God for what they do.

God told us so in Romans 13 and in other areas of His Word, the Bible.  But, in particular Romans 13:1-4, stood out to me, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:  For he is the minister of God to thee for good.  But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."

Hopefully, CCAC's case representative will reconsider.  Especially, since my nurse told me on Thursday that I was leaking more than at the beginning of the week.

No matter what, I will thank God and praise Him.  No matter what, I will pray that God will bless everyone in charge of my healthcare.

And, may God have mercy on anyone who hurts me.  God has told us that they will pay a heavy price.  After all, God is our higher power, and He hates it when His children are hurt.  And, I am one of His children; I belong to Him.

Once again, I thank all who have prayed and continue to pray for healing for me.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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