Unexpected Blessing

Last Update: May 18, 2016

I won't go into much of my past, but I rarely went to the doctor or concerned about my health. I had a lot of issues but didn't want to go through anymore. In the worst of times, a new girl came into my life and with concerns for my health, she insisted I have a colonoscopy.

I listened to her and went only to find I had some cancer cells. They were removed and I got a clean bill of health. I write this in retrospect to my situation. I didn't understand all the struggles and losses I endured but because of them, I am in a better place today than I ever had been in my life.

I was asking the question why I had to endure. Today I say I am thankful I endured 2015 to get what I have received in 2016. When problems come you way there may be something so much greater than what you have now. Just my thought!

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BarbaraJP Premium
And so it is with everyone--sometime in their life...
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bsmith1222 Premium
True words Barbara.
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Bigbroian Premium
Hey Brian, I know whereof you speak. I've had to endure a lot in the past 3 years, but now I'm on top of my game and loving it.
Your last comment about problems was put to me by a child 6 years of age. He was talking about his best friend losing his dad to cancer. Josh said, 'Sometimes something bad has to happen for something good to take place.' The wisdom of a little boy pulled me up short. It made me aware that my problems were heading me into something good. I'm not quite there yet but am sure watching for it.
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bsmith1222 Premium
Out of the mouth of the babe's!
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jdlovel Premium
Everyone should take the colonoscopy very serious. It lengthened my life substantially.
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bsmith1222 Premium
I was scared of it and had put it off for 8 years. Now I realize the importance of it and have been telling some of my friend's and family who have been putting it off to go get it done. Mine was too close for comfort.
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jdlovel Premium
Congrats! on Sept 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm on a beautiful Satrday afternoon in San Diego. I got the call also. By Oct 15 I had a semi colon. The new lady that I had just met about 3 months earlier was ther for me, nursed me through the healing (unfortuantely I also had to have a double hernia surgery a year later) This sweetheart stuck with me and on July 10th of this year after 15 years of being a widower,(and she 20 years single)will once again marry...semi colon and all.
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RobinHudson Premium
Congratulations JD!
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bsmith1222 Premium
Congratulations. A good mate is priceless. Mine sure as changed my life as I am sure yours has for you also.
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MPollock Premium
Great.
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bsmith1222 Premium
Yes I was glad to get the final results and the life I am now living.
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