Paws on the Street: Another Trip to the Doctor – Big Buildings – Blue’s Work, and Sponsoring Member Trish Hubschman

Paws on the Street: Another Trip to the Doctor – Big Buildings – Blue’s Work, and Sponsoring Member Trish Hubschman

Another Trip to the Doctor – Big Buildings – Blue’s Work, and Sponsoring Member Trish Hubschman

By Patty L. Fletcher and Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue Better known as Team Blue

June 5, 2024

Good morning, to all.

I hope you’re all doing well. Here, the coffee is hot. The weather is too, but there’s lots going on with me and Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue.

As many of you who follow me regularly know, I’ve been battling some sort of sinus issue for some time now. It started in winter, when I suffered not one, but three upper respiratory infections, a bout of COVID and Shingles. I was with a different medical practice then, and because of my symptoms, and their thinking I’d be better off isolating at home, to let things run their course, those “worthy” people wouldn’t see me, and didn’t prescribe a thing. I won’t say where, but I obtained a bottle of anti-viral meds, and treated myself at home. I believe had I not, I’d have died. I was extremely ill. I’d no sooner get rid of one thing till another would slam into my weakened body.

Finally, as winter turned to spring, I thought I was overcoming it all. Then, an Easter Lili appeared on the scene, and I had such a severe allergy attack from having her in the house, it set me back an entire month. By this time, I was on the hunt for a new PC doctor and again, was treating myself at home with allergy medication.

When that was over, I thought I could have peace at last, but that was not to be. I began noticing swelling around my right eye and down the side of my nose, and around the cheek bone, and soon I realized I had a problem.

About the time I was thinking I might have to give in and go to the ER, I was able to get into a new medical practice, and what I found there was awesome.

The staff was eager to learn how to best help me and Blue. The doctor I’d been assigned to was attentive and thorough, and the best part, I didn’t have a team of different doctors to deal with each time I went for an examination or treatment.

She immediately began working on treating my face and listened to all my other concerns. She assured me we’d tackle each one until we’d dealt with them all.

The problem now is, the antibiotics she prescribed don’t appear to have taken care of the problem, so today, we’re off to see the doctor again and though I know the visit will go well, I’m nervous about going through the huge building to get there.

I’ll have some help and today, I hope to have them coach me and Blue from behind this way Blue can get exactly what I need him to do firmly in his head.

Blue has been a life saver in big medical buildings since he came to be with me. Some may remember my Gall Bladder operation in 2022. Before I was diagnosed that other medical practice sent me for two incorrect scans. First, someone typed in the wrong code, and was testing me for an aortic aneurysm. Since my dad has one, and those can be inherited, I decided to let them go ahead with it and I forced the insurance to pay for it. 😉

The next time I went, again I thought I was going for a scan concerning my symptoms only to arrive and learn I’d been scheduled for a lung CT. This was something my insurance wanted done because I used to smoke Tobacco products, and so once again I allowed it.

I was starting to get pissed by this time though and after I got home from that one, I called that practice and insisted a doctor call me back. When a nurse called instead, I refused to let it stand and informed her, “Mam, I’m giving you fair warning. If the doctor does not call me back within an hour I’m going to show up at your office. I won’t go through the front desk either. I know how to enter through the back, and I’ll be standing in the middle of your examination room hallway before you can say boo. So, what’s it to be?”

Needless to say, a doctor called me back and two days later I finally had my scan.

Once that was done, I then had to go to yet another building to see a surgeon. By this time, Blue was showing his stuff. I was reminding him of how we’d learned to find an elevator at school when we were training together and when I followed nurses and the like, he was very attentive about where we were going and when I needed to make a repeat visit, he was Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue and he was on the case.

I know in my heart Blue is gonna do fine today. I just get a bit nervous when learning a new thing. I know what I need to do though and thanks to a recent visit from a Seeing Eye® instructor I’ve refreshed my use of the clicker, and even found the entire clicker kit so we’re going to do awesome.

I think, in reality I’m more nervous about what might be found when the doctor starts poking and prodding around in there. I’m not really keen on having someone poking about inside my nose. It seems a bit too, well, nosey to me. 🤣

Anyhow, if you all could spare a bit of good energy, prayers, Vibes, or whatever you send out in the way of healing and calming energies, I’d be appreciative.

Thanks for reading. Thanks in advance for the good will, may Harmony find us, and Blessid Be.

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For now, this is Patty L. Fletcher and Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue, better known as Team Blue saying, “Keep your nose to the ground, and your tail waving at the sky.”




  1. Carla @ Carla L9ves to Read Reply
    June 5, 2024

    I’m glad you have hooked up with a better doctor, Patty. I pray you get these health issues sorted soon

    1. Hi Carla. I’m much releaved. Thanks for reading and for your comment.
      I’m nervous but also glad to have a doctor I feel comfortable with. I’ve been dealing with that other practice for far too long and then COVID hit and for the longest time doctors weren’t taking patience. Thankfully some of that has lifted.
      My insurance company actually found me this doctor.
      Thanks again for reading.

  2. robbiesinspiration Reply
    June 5, 2024

    Hi Patty, thanks for sharing about Trish’s book. I am so sorry to hear your facial swelling is still a problem. I remember you mentioning it a short while ago. I hope your trip to the doctor went well and you are on the path to recovery.

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