Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Unexpected run-ins

In a city that never sleeps, has a population of 8million+ people it's always a great and pleasant surprise when you bump into someone you haven't seen in years.

It was around 9:45 last night and I was walking and talking on the phone (surprise surprise), on my way home from swim class when I hear "Jennifer Jennifer". I turn around and a shriek escapes my lips followed in quick succession with squeals of "OH MY GOD!!!!!" "I CAN"T BELIEVE IT'S YOU!!!" "HOW ARE YOU??" "IT"S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU!!" smiles all around. The receptionist/office manager of my pediatrician saw and heard me from behind and recognized me! She said I still sounded and walked the same as when I was younger. I guess some things don't change ;). Speaking of not changing Good ol Dorothy, I swear she looks exactly the same. Except for the 5 years I lived in FL when I was a kid, I was with my pediatrician until I was 21 years old! He was the one who diagnosed me with diabetes when I was 14 1/2!! I was so surprised and happy to see her. He is still practicing, I asked her if he was 100 years old lol. I mean I thought he was really old when I saw him. I couldn't believe he was still practicing and that she was still working for him.

I promised her I'd bring my younger sis in and we'd go say hi...although I didn't think the doc would remember me...I mean really how many kids has he treated over the years??!! She said she was sure he'd remember and he'd probably ask me how my diabetes was since that was also the first question out of her mouth to me. I was happy to report that things were going great because of all my involvement in JDRF's Ride to Cure and Triabetes. When they saw me my second home was always the hospital :(. But not anymore!! A complete 180.

It was soooo nice to see her, my blast from the past. Made my night :)

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