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  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

A Miracle!

Updated: Mar 16, 2022


I had an appointment today to receive a second round of Botox to control my excess saliva. I experience another Miracle today. A doctor who listens. And one I had never seen before either. When she came in the room I noticed a couple things she did. She waited for me to respond via the laborious process of typing it out and constantly correcting as my hands are now being impacted by ALS. And not trying to read as I typed which drives me crazy when people do that. So I told her that I noticed the bottom wore off before the top did. She observed that the bottom puts very little Salvia out and I thought, there she goes minimizing my feedback. No she did not! When she was putting the shots in she put four shots in my lower glands, not the two normal shots. . And she observed the risk of doing so would impact my ability to swallow but since I didn't swallow anything no risk. And then she offered me the opportunity to come back in and get a booster shot when it stops working again, observing that it would only take a minute and she could squeeze me in any time i needed it. All in all a very enjoyable trip to the doctors office today.

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John Powers
John Powers
Mar 16, 2022

So happy you had an amazing Doctor that took time to listen to you and care for you.

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Julie
Mar 16, 2022

It’s too bad all health care professionals don’t take the time to treat each patient with individual personal care. She was truly a gem! I’m glad you got her!

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 16, 2022
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Yes it is! And I know. But I can be a very aggressive patient when I need to be. My main docter had no explanation for my breathing issues. A nurse gave me the first solid information on that. So I gave him heck for not telling me, in a nice way of course. He has now set a consultation appointment with a doctor in San Francisco via zoom to see if she can help! Making progress! Russ

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jotterson58
Mar 15, 2022

Encouraging news

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 16, 2022
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John,


thank you for that. And thank for the visit. Sorry I was worn out. That happens sometimes. Russ

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alma.perallon
Mar 15, 2022

that's awsome. I'm supper glad to hear that.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 16, 2022
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Alma,

Thank you! Russ

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zjohnsn2
Mar 15, 2022

so happy to hear this

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 15, 2022
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Thank you Mr. Johnson!

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