If I were to get up on a soapbox and give a speech, there would be only two topics to cover. Today I will show you the reason you can and should always trust your gut. When I did, that action saved my life.
When I found a lump in my breast, the oncology surgeon asked when I wanted the lumpectomy scheduled. “No,” I said with a demanding sort of calm, “I want you to remove both of them. Yes, that’s right,” I confirmed, as my bold redhead friend’s jaw dropped to the floor. She had always been more courageous than I, a meek and mild-mannered person. I kind of surprised myself, I guess, but all of a sudden when the doctor asked me that question, I found courage and strength – and yes, boldness – things which I didn’t know I had in me.
It turns out that the “clean” breast was tested after surgery, and it was found to have pre-cancerous cells. No wonder my gut knew before I did what I was supposed to do.
My breast cancer was very aggressive, it was determined. If I had paid so much attention to it that I left the “clean” breast alone, I might have had to have two surgeries and two sets of chemotherapy – if I even caught the second one in time.
Encouragement for the day: If your body seems like it is trying to send you a signal, you would be wise to heed it. Don’t let anyone sway you out of doing what you know needs to be done (or not done). And believe me – your courage will show up just in time.