If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that my surgeon/doctor was unable to arrange for immediate surgery in London, Ontario.
He promised to try and locate a capable, experienced surgeon to do the traumatic surgery I need to have done immediately, in Toronto. Even so, both my daughter P and I commented that if he couldn't locate the right surgeon in Toronto, anywhere else would do.
Later, a thought came to my mind. What if he didn't recall what P and I had mentioned during our conversation about arranging surgery for me, immediately?
After praying about this, I wrote and faxed the following letter to my surgeon/doctor's office. This way, he would be reminded that I am willing to go anywhere to have this dangerous surgery done, by a surgeon fully capable.
Please know that I removed personal information, as it's not needed for you to see:
June 13, 2013
To: Dr. XXXXX
Ph: 519 xxx-xxxx Fax: 519 xxx-xxxx
From: Lynn McKenzie
Ph & Fax: 519 xxx-xxxx
When my daughter P, and I were with you yesterday, you let us know that Dr. XXXXX in London, Ontario couldn't see me until November 5th, 2013, even though the surgery you feel I need is urgent and should be done, immediately.
You also let us know that you would search in Toronto for an experienced, qualified surgeon, capable of doing the traumatic surgery that needs to be done, as soon as possible.
After some thought, I was concerned. What if you couldn't find a suitable surgeon in Toronto, that could do the immediate surgery I require?
This is why I am faxing you this message.
If it turns out you cannot find an experienced, qualified surgeon in Toronto to do the traumatic surgery you said I need to have done immediately, then please consider this: If possible, contact OHIP, gain permission for them to cover the cost to send me out of Ontario, or out of Canada, if needed.
Rather than leave me in a physical situation where my life is threatened, surely OHIP will approve this.
If so, please search out the best qualified and experienced surgeon you can, anywhere they may be located.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I will look forward to hearing from you on xxxxx, as you said you would do.
May God bless you,
As I said, after signing it, I faxed it to his office. Then, on Friday, I called and made sure it was received by his office, since his office was closed on Thursday.
Knowing that I need this traumatic surgery done as soon as possible, I felt like I was looking to be rescued.
Rescued? I need to be rescued? I'm already rescued!
Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 50:14-15, "Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me."
Even though that thought crossed my mind, I reminded myself that my Lord, Jesus Christ is the person who has already rescued me, for eternity.
As I'm sure you know, I give thanks to God, daily. And, I call upon Him, in the day of trouble. Trouble, like I'm facing, at this time.
Now, all I must do is wait for Him to deliver me. Either through medical care, or by providing me with a miracle healing.
Just know this, no matter what happens, I will glorify Him.
Until next time...
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