I sometimes try to compare what I do to the work we are having done for us at the clinic. There is a lot to learn about business from the Mayo Clinic. Some good, and some not so good; anyone would have to admit. But the treatment end of things is top notch. Like chemotherapy for example. It is systematic, comfortable (as much as can be expected), informative, and pleasant. And man can they pump out production. That particular service has to be a money making machine.
We do chemotherapy of sorts at my work, only on trees. We protect large elms and oaks from diseases that would kill them and ash trees from deadly insects. We don’t quite have as many patients as the clinic, and we have to go to them since our patients are immobile. We dose our patients based on their DBH, which is diameter at breast height, 4.5′ above ground. Good thing they don’t dose patients that way at the clinic. My guess is that if they dosed Tara that way it would cost……well I should leave that one alone.
We are so thankful for our physicians and surgeons. I spoke much earlier about Dr. Gostout and her team who did the surgery. How crucial that thorough surgery was. We feel just as fortunate that we have Dr. Bible for our oncologist. This guy is perfect for the job. I think I mentioned earlier that we are also dealing with a tumor on Tara’s thyroid and some other enlarged lymph nodes up by her neck. Well, Dr. Bible is the only one of the oncologists who specialize in both ovarian and thyroid cancers. His expertise is critical for us.
Bible study with the kids was particularly special tonight. I needed to slow down and refocus as I was grumpy much of the afternoon. In our bedroom where our filter is broken and things just plop out the second they enter our minds, beauty was spoken; Through the mouths of my wife and children. Words of God along with honest questions. When will mom be able to do the things she used to do? How will mom get healed? (answered immediately by one of the kids, “the power of God”). What are the things that Jesus wants from us most? (answered with “brokenness, humility, kindness, selflessness, and a few more”). These are words of dependence, even weakness. Some say dependence is weakness. But I say with certainty, it is our strength.
Sleep well. We will.