Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Observation

Every day for the past 3 weeks I have attended some type of doctors appointment. Have you ever just sat and watched the people around you.  As I was waiting to have my therapy this morning I was watching all of the other people that have cancer too. There was a lovely couple sitting at the puzzle table, not saying a word to one another, but I could from across the room feel the love they had for each other. They were probably in their mid 60's. She was dressed in a hospital gown, so I am assuming that she was the sick one. I swear that I could feel his worry for her. They just sat there worked on the puzzle and enjoyed the moment. There is another man I also see every day. he cannot walk into therapy on his own and every day he has to wait for someone or a bus to pick him up when he is finished.  I am so lucky that i can still get there on my own.
Radiation therapy reminds me of a symphony. I lay on this table while the green and red lasers line themselves up with my body. There is always beautiful music playing. The lights from the green lasers do a little light show on the ceiling. Then quiet and you can hear the treatment. Only about 5 minutes and it is finished.  It is really kind of surreal.
I am always thinking about the other people that I have met since this all started. I hope and pray that many of them are still fighting and well, but I also worry when I don't see them . I wonder how their treatments are going or if they are going to make it.
Just an observation...

1 comment:

  1. Dear Lori: I have been following and praying you through this too. I noticed that you have been reading the devotions from "Jesus Calling". I also enjoy this little book and another devotional from Oswald Chambers" My Utmost For HIs Highest". I read Nov.7th and prayed specifically for you that day: Romans 8:28 , All things work together for good to them that love God. Following this verse, Oswald shares: that the circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God, by his providence brings you into circumstances that you don't understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God is bringing you into places and among people and into conditions in order that the intercession of the Spirit in you may take a particular line. All your circumstances are in the hand of God, never think it strange concerning the circumstances that you are in. And of course, Oswald writes more. This talks to me as I feel stressed sometimes at work and I know God has a specific task for me this day. And in all of our lives, we are living and walking and talking for Him. You are chosen for a special task. Those that love Him are called to a special task. Take care Lori, love, Susan Bekken