Before I go further let me explain the reason I do not believe in guardian angels. The people I know who believe in such a thing also believe there's only one God, and that God favors the United States. That makes no sense to me. I have to believe if we live in a world of guardian angels they have to be everywhere, since they seem to be the product of one God. Surely God would not play favorites by countries. If there are guardian angels for the children in Syria I have to say they're doing a poor job. I choose to go it without guardian angels, I don't trust them.
That said, this young woman was a real game changer in our lives this week. We had received a phone call from the cardiologist's office saying the Medicare contract for the new cardiologist had not yet been approved and therefore she was not yet seeing Medicare patients. I was told they would need to move Bob's upcoming appointment out six weeks. I was not happy but saw I would have to take it higher than the appointment desk to get the problem resolved.
I was surprised a few days later to get a phone call from the happy nurse pictured above. I had spoken to her on the phone a time or two but had no face to put with the name, didn't really know anything about her.
She said she was looking at Bob's file and saw his appointment had be moved to November and wanted to know why. After I explained she said she was not happy with the situation and would get back to me. Shortly I received a call from an appointment person who moved his appointment to yesterday morning.
We assumed they had worked something out and we would be seeing the new cardiologist.
Wrong, we saw the cardiologist pictured above. Later I would learn the nurse works for this man and thought he would be a perfect fit for Bob.
We were a bit confused at first. My only real concern was the possibility of an accent Bob would have a hard time understanding. He is Filipino and does have some accent but not enough to be a problem. He was wonderful with Bob and talked to me like he thought I had a brain.
I got more information from him in that one visit than I'd gotten in 12 years from our cardiologist that retired. The old cardiologist very much believed only one person needed to know the details and that was him. He did not welcome questions. This man welcomed questions saying it was our right to know. (Would you believe he's been in practice 20 years?)
We left very happy with the new cardiologist.