Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Yam What I Yam

I received a very, very surprising email yesterday.

A reader of Reasonably Well had changed rheumatologists. Here's how she described a part of her visit with her new doctor:

"She gave me lots of useful information, and one of the things she suggested was that I might want to read your blog!"

Oh, my goodness. How amazing is that?! I was completely bowled over. As the realization sunk in that my readers were not only patients like myself but also included physicians and other health professionals, I began to worry that the ratio of actual useful information to doofus-ness in Reasonably Well may not be um......ideal.

I immediately clicked over to my archived posts and began to re-read them, hoping that I wouldn't spot too many goofy Julia-isms. Dang. There were zillions of them........I'm so grateful that y'all can find an occasional nugget of useful information hidden in all the silliness found on Reasonably Well.

Ah, but this blog is what it is, and I am what I am. Just like Popeye.

10 comments:

Jazzcat said...

Julia you rock !!!

sue said...

I like the doofus-ness. You make me laugh on days when it is hard to do so.

Gertrude said...

Don't change! You are who you are and that is what we love.

Jenny Pettit said...

That's fabulous! That's an idea imbedded in the Digital Patient Bill of Rights concept of "the patient experience is a valuable clinical resource" - we specifically discussed doctors recommending social networks, blogs, and similar resources to patients (especially newly diagnosed). So excited to see a doctor doing this - and refering to such an excellent source! Congrats to you both!

annie said...

What an honor! The patient knows first- hand all about the illness, sometimes more so than some doctors. Congratulations on your wonderful blog. It's the first thing I do in the morning while having my breakfast...read your blog and laugh, or get some more useful information on sjogren's. Thanks again, Julia for helping us laugh and getting empowered.

Amy Junod said...

Doofy is good.
Wow! How cool to have a Dr. recommend your site! Yea Julia! (And BICJ...and doofus doggies too)

Katgirl said...

That is obviously a very good rheumatologist!

Anita Stafford said...

Doc is so right, wish I'd been aware of you from the beginning. Keep being yourself!

Julia said...

Thanks, everyone. Y'all are the best.

Kelly said...

Julia,
It's the combination of incredibly useful information with your unique sense of humor that make your blog so wonderful. Keep up the Juila-isms!

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