Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Paying attention -

When I saw my doctor last week, we had an in-depth discussion about my feelings around tests, worry, and fear.

This article supports what I say. There is a place for caution, clearly, and I am most likely here because of it, and there is a place to trust and let go
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/health/17screening.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

A friend of mine was diagnosed with prostate cancer quite a few years ago now and was told if he didn't have the surgery and do all the doctors said he would soon be dead. It was an advanced case and dire and medical procedures must begin immediately. He even went to an independent panel and they agreed. He doesn't have a wife or children and decided to be a test case for the "other side," the one who doesn't follow doctor's orders. He is healthy and fine and happy.

I'm not saying we shouldn't be tested, but I think there is a sad obsessiveness right now that can be frightening in itself. Let's enjoy our health while it's here!

In that vein, I'm headed out to the ocean. I feel the call of the dolphins and whales. I need to connect, for my health!

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