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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Making Changes

Aloha Everyone,

For the first two years after J.J. and I retired and moved away from Hawaii, we went back to the island for 10-14 days to visit our family and friends. The trip also was necessary to see our doctors, dentist, banker and accountant. The two of us would try to finish most of our obligations during the first week leaving the following week for socializing.

When it became impractical to maintain our Hawaii based healthcare, J.J. and I found a primary care physician in Saint George, Utah. We also established relationships with Intermountain Medical Group and consulted with their specialists. This mutually reliable  relationship lasted 5 years.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the two of us have been sheltering-in-place since April with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Therefore, we have chosen a new Primary Care Physician in Southern California.

So it was a little shocking to receive a flurry of phone calls and email messages reminding us of our pending appointments from Saint George. Due to our traveling schedules, J.J. and I always initiated and asked for our appointments. Just to avoid any uncertainty or confusion, I replied with a letter clearly stating that we will not be returning to Saint George for any medical requirements.

Some people prefer status quo, the security of knowing how everything stand. However changes are a normal part of our lives and sometimes necessary.

Aloha -- Cathi