Medicinal Shock and Awe!

Even here in Houston, “we have a problem.” I have come to think of it as a medical “shake down cruise.” It seems to be introductory no matter where we go looking for answers from cancer experts.

Communication with the cancer experts approximates “Shock and Awe.” They hit you with the “Shock and Awe” – the vocabulary of which they have had years to assimilate, and then ask if you have any questions. You have maybe thirty seconds at the outside before they leave the room. So if, like me, you are one of those “quick to hear and slow to speak people,” you have nothing even close to enough time to take it all in, process what they have thrown at you, and meaningfully participate in life or death decision making. :-/

Been here four days now, and beginning to make some progress. :-)


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13 Responses to Medicinal Shock and Awe!

  1. Walter Kuhn says:

    Lifting you and your family up in PRAYER!!! Shalom!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. allthewaydoc says:

    Medical info is tough to understand and the doctors are generally preoccupied with too many cases and most of them dont know how to dumb it down for the average person to understand. it is a sad fact. im sorry that you are feeling overwhelmed with the information thrown at you.

    In all things we offer up praise and thanksgiving because even if we dont have clue, God does!

    I shall be praying!

  3. twotrees928 says:

    JESUS SAID “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU”. paul has written for our faith to lean on: let this mind be in you that was in CHRIST JESUS. in time like these we all need divine assist and flashes of prayer answered from GODS THRONE ROOM. my / our prayer for you jay, is that the LORD ALMIGHTY will go before and prepare the way and the grace, that you will be sustained in your time of need. HALLELUJAH

    • Thank You So Much! Did you know that the first place that “Hallelujah” appears in the New testament writings is in Revelation Chapter 19, and it is always spoken in connection with the fall of Babylon?



  4. Then they send you a bill for their five minute visit that amounts to $800/hour. Nice racket. Praying for you, my brother.

    • I think the name of the game is to keep you alive until you run out of money.

      Mark wrote: “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,” Mark 5:25-27
      Doesn’t get much more succinct than that!


  5. Bill Thurman says:

    In our experience it’s rare to find practitioners who’re not “too pompous for words”… Dont’t forget that anything they say’s garbage compared to what G_d says. & please pray (at some few times in our lives we seem to have plenty of time for that) for my old friend (same age) Jimmy Sloan, who just got out of ICU — kidney failure, still clearing up sepsis (usually fatal).

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