Margaret Stephens Coe
The phone rings
I check caller ID
Is this the call I dread?
Will I hear what my mammogram read?
A biopsy is ordered to check the spot
Oh Dear God, what have I got?
Tests - sonograms. bone scan, and MRI
A small tumor is found but hasn't gone far
The surgeon tells me a small cancer is found
I draw a deep breath but I make no sound.
A comforting voice fills my soul.
Its God saying "Marge, you're not in control."
I respond "whatever is - is.
He is mine and I am his."
I'll do what the doctors say I should do.
I'll pray to God to take me thru.
He'll give me peace, he'll give me rest. He and the doctors will do their best.
Finally, the big day is here. The tumor is removed - so is my fear. It hasn't spread - all tests are clear!
After an overnite stay I go home to rest and wait to see what my next step will be. An appointment with an oncologist - radiation I'm told. I hate the thought but will do as I'm told.
I'm thankful I had a mammogram - tho its not fun. That short test will allow me to run - Run the race that life holds for me.
Encouraging others to check and see-
Could that ugly thing be luring in me?
Do I feel sorry for me?
No. The mammogram has set me free.
Free to live and know time is mine-
Free to make choice, each day anew
Get a mammogram - it could make a change in you.