Rule number one for cancer patients, appointments with these doctors is life long. Rule number two, re-read rule number one. We cycle back and forth and the only conclusion is that these doctors are here for life.
When I spoke to the 91 year old and realized that her 22 year term is still with the doctor's office that did her surgery 22 years ago, I had a clue. She sees her doctors in New York and lives in Birmingham Alabama. Now mind you it was not required to maintain the original relationship because her doctor actual retired. For her it is more because she spends summers in New York and it is convenient.
I am not sure how I could justify traveling back to Cincinnati when my family is not here and I have moved away. Much less living another thirty years.We will see.
Life since ending radiation has been a hoot. Saturday, Novenber 23, 2013. I sang the invocation for the National Cancer Society Winter Ball. The very next morning I preach at what is now my home church. It was a very high spirited weekend. The congregation was so gracious and accepted me literally with open arms. I passed out a few sheets to be critiqued and it was awesome.
I have to admit that what God has in store hands down beats sitting and doing nothing. The options are narrowing as I move forward. I really feel that my focus in ministry daily is is met with more clarity as my struggles are overcome.
Living each day as a mission is like opening the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, how will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people. “You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.