From the bitterness of disease, man learns the sweetness of health. —Catalan Proverb
I have a friend who was “pre-diagnosed,” with cancer, meaning the doctor was fairly certain, but tests were needed to confirm. After weeks of waiting and then a full day of pokes, blood draws, and scans, the results were clear—no cancer! News can hardly get any better than this. It’s like a windfall filled with a second chance at life.
I hate that she had to go through such a scare, but on the bright side, sometimes a scare can be a tremendous motivator. It’s like speeding down the interstate, and surprise, a patrol car pulls out, flips on the blue lights, races to catch up to you… and then passes you to stop the car in front of you—one giant whew!