Archive for April 2, 2009

Today We Met Dr. Appelle


Dan with Dr. Appelle, his new Internist and Personal Physician

Dan with Dr. Appelle, his new Internist and Personal Physician

Dan’s list of doctors keeps growing.  Part of the challenge of accepting that we are living here is letting go of our doctors that we love in North Richland Hills.  Today, we met Dr. Nicole Appelle – her family originally  came from Alsace Lorraine, a country right between Germany and France.  We like her friendly, caring professional style.  

Because so many sweet Christians drove me to the hospital while Dan was there, I feel comfortable driving to the medical areas going “the back way.”  Imagine this – first, we drive on curving Highway One with the Pacific on our left and mountains on our right.  We next take Skyline Drive (what a view!) until we reach The Great Highway which travels right beside the Pacific Ocean beach.  

Then we drive through a very historic district past a Russian Orthodox Cathedral with gold leaf domes, a beautiful huge pink stucco Catholic Church building, a Russian Bakery,Russian shops and Asian shops. This takes us straight to where half of Dan’s doctors are. That route takes about an hour.  The freeways get us there in 45 minutes.  The view and less traffic make the extra 15 minutes worth it.  

Dan finally consulted with the CPAP company rep about the difficulty he’s been having with the machine – snoring (which the machine is supposed to cure), working really hard to breathe while he’s asleep wearing the CPAP mask. (I was up until almost 2 a.m. last night because of the CPAP problems. Dan was asleep, but I couldn’t sleep.  I got up several times to observe what was happening.  Finally, I woke Dan up enough to make some minor adjustments that got us through the night.)   Today the representative advised him on how to adjust some of the settings.  We are waiting for Dan’s Texas Dr. to call.

Today in God Calling, by A. J. Russell, I was surprised how each day God provides a message that lifts my eyes heavenward with thanksgiving. The March 31 message seemed written just for us, “In climbing a steep hill, a man is often more conscious of his stumbling feet than of the view, the grandeur, or even of his upward progress.  Persevere, persevere.  Love and laugh.  Rejoice.”  — Anne and Dan

April 2, 2009 at 6:31 am 1 comment


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