summary of June ......So much has been packed into a four-week span that I must reflect and see what I have learned. I believe that we are here on this earth to learn eternal lessons as well as earthly ones. I’ll take a moment to share a little of June’s curriculum:
1- don’t miss your mammogram––it can save a life! men, insist on your gal going!
2- have medical insurance and savings!
3- at least one of you must have a "real" job, self-employment doesn't pay sick leave.
4- ladies, if you are going to have a lot of medical tests, have a large wardrobe of blouses that
button up the front
5- if the nurse says a test will take an hour, plan on being at the hospital all day!
6- if you sit at the hospital all day, don’t be fooled into thinking you are going to get rest––you
will be exhausted by the end of the day!
7- news is not truth
8- 74 year old doctors communicate with their patients by iphone
9- when facing death, every morning in prayer is as necessary as oxygen ( now I see even
when not facing death it is still necessary )
10- memorized promises from God will get you through needle biopsies
11- being sick is a full-time job for two people! even when you, the sick one, has never felt better in
12- prayer makes all the difference!
I’ve only traveled a little way on this journey but I’m hoping that the drama will lighten. By now, the fact that I have breast cancer has lost some of the sting. Compared to the prognosis that I was facing just a week ago at a 14% survival rate, now I think my prognosis is somewhere between a 82% to 92% five year survival. Great improvement but I'd bet on 100%!