Thursday, November 4, 2010


For the record: We do not hate the doctor in question nor do we hate having free surgeries. It's just the matter of getting the problem fixed. I hate the pain my sister is going through.

Phone conversation:

Ellie: Hello
Naomi: I just wanted to say that I absolutely adore your doctor. I think he's the best man in the whole, entire world because the best men are always complete idiots.
Ellie: :mischievous chuckle: ok. :silence: :another mischievous chuckle: You'd love his accent, too. He's from South Africa. 
Naomi: Can I write a rant blog post about him?
Ellie: Do you want his name?

Long ago and far away, there was a little, adorable calf that had broken his leg. Our neighbor had asked us if we wanted him to try to raise up and we said, of course. (We love free stuff. ;-)) The calf was obviously in pain and we should have put him down as soon as we got him but we didn't. He was also wild and scared since he'd just been weaned and hurt all at the same time. 

Ellie somehow had gotten him on a halter and was trying to move his pen to better grass... when he suddenly charged her. She got out of the way but wrecked her shoulder in the process. Typical Holter reaction? Let it rest for awhile to see if it gets better. Two years later, it is really bad. Her shoulder comes out of place even when she takes off her coat... imagine trying to milk, ride horses, hunt, etc, etc, with this thing. 

So, she, along with my parents have been going through the long process of trying to get some help. Chiropractor said, "Just stand with better posture." Doctor said, "Oh, your shoulder keeps coming out of socket! [Ellie thinks, "That's what I just told you."] Better make an appointment down in Yorkton to have an ultrasound done." Ultrasound people, "We'll send the results back to your Dr." Doctor said, "There's nothing wrong. It's a genetic thing." Thus resulting in the above phone conversation. 

The purpose of this blog post is three things: 
1: Please pray for my sister. She's tough. When you see tears in her eyes, it's because it *really* hurts. She's only 20. I don't want to see her living with this for any longer than she has to. Also pray that she'll get through the surgery, if it happens, without much worry or emotional scars. 
2: I love my sister and I love our phone conversations. 
3: A rant about the Canadian medical system. Can you tell how much I love it? 

Ok. I have a student arriving in 10 minutes so I should run. Bekah! I adore comments. ;-) I'll reply later. 


Shelbi said...

I like your new blog look! I'll be praying for your sister.

Anonymous said...

*hugs* for Ellie!
Poor dear, must be really painful. I know the Holter girls are tough! Praying for it to be fixed and that she will no longer be in pain and that the recovery will go very well!
So is it free up there- the health care?

daniele Scott said...

Never met Ellie but hugs none the less (and prayers, and sympathy).

Naomi said...

Thank you so much for the prayers! She will be thankful. :) :)

For some part, health care is free up here. Surgeries like the one Ellie might need are covered.

Shelbi, thanks for the compliment. :)

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine having to live with something so painful, and it must be frustrating being jostled back and forth like that between "experts". I hope and pray that this problem will soon be fixed and Ellie will be on the mend for good!

rebekah said...

Yeah I know you do!

Poor Ellie! Praying for her!

You can pray for me too~ I have a lump on the back of my neck that I am bit worried about! Thanks!

Naomi said...

Awww.. I'm sorry to hear that Bekah! I'll pray for you.