The reach of consequences

I was scheduled to have had knee surgery this week. It was postponed because I was still taking the daily low-dose aspirin suggested by my physician a couple of years ago.consequences-300x204

I received notice from the orthopedic surgeon’s office last Friday that I was to stop taking aspirin two weeks before the procedure.0

Yes, I received that notice four days before the procedure.

Mistakes happen and messages are not always sent in a timely fashion; I have been on both sides of this. As it turns out, the surgicenter where the rescheduled surgery will take place will cost me a fraction of what the hospital was charging, so waiting a week is a good thing.

The postponement has also allowed me to work much more this week than I had expected.  Since I was away from the office all week last week for PSYM, It has been a good week.

As I think about the consequences of the miscommunication of the orthopedic office, I cannot help but think about the potential issues and consequences that may happen when I miscommunicate.

This brings some clarity for me to the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:6:

But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

As the sarge always said on Hill Street Blues, “Let’s be careful out there!”


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