I had my first “in person” visit to my doctor yesterday since the Covid outbreak.
For over a month I have been battling hives and yesterday morning I woke up with swollen lips. It was scary, but I had my epipen with me in case the swelling started in my tongue or throat.
My doctor has known about my hives since they started, but when he heard about the swelling, he insisted that I come in to see him.
A new protocol was in place with people lined up outside the office. I had been screened for Covid by phone before I went in.
Some readers may remember me writing about getting the PCR test at an urgent care about two weeks ago. My doctor wanted me to have a chest X-ray and blood work, but he insisted that I get the PCR – it was my first one.
Back to yesterday’s visit
There was a young man in front of me in line. He had a hat on that I thought was very cute. On the back of the hat was scribbled “Thinking Cap.” I said to him “I really like your cap.”
He turned around, smiled and thanked me. We stood in line for a couple of minutes more and I asked him “Do you think that we’ll ever go back to some semblance of normalcy?”
He looked up and said hesitantly “Yeah, I think that we might get there.” Then he said something which truly shocked me. He leaned over and almost whispered “I work for Fauci.”
Then he began telling me a story about how he was the last one on Fauci’s team to get the jab. He told me that he was very frightened by it. Peer pressure and the fact that he was on the team made him finally cave. He said he got the Moderna shot and that he was scheduled to get the second one on the 18th which is tomorrow.
The young man took out his cellphone and pulled up a pic with about ten people in it. He showed me and my husband the photo. He pointed to Dr. Fauci and then pointed to himself.
I told him that I was not going to get the jab – that I didn’t trust it. I told him that I would pray for him because he was getting the second shot and he was nervous about that.
I did not get his first name, but God certainly knows who this personable young man is. We can call him “Thinking Cap guy.” Would you join me in praying for him?
A Christian sister in Christ told me that I should had warned him about the second shot – not to get it. I feel bad that I didn’t say that, but I hoped that telling him that I was not getting the jab might dissuade him from getting the second one.
But whatever happens, let’s pray for “Thinking Cap guy.”
Father I know that there are no coincidences with You. I believe that you wanted me to be in line next to this young man. Please Lord, if he gets the second shot tomorrow, protect him from any harm. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.