Just a closer walk with Thee

by CynthiaYockey on September 2, 2010

Maggie was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and is being cared for at the home of one of her brothers in Kentucky. The chemotherapy shrank the tumor from the size of a cantaloupe to the size of a baseball in just a few days. Her doctor was happy with her progress. She had a rough night and sounded tired this morning, but she was optimistic. I don’t know if she has Internet access to see these posts, but my plan is to pair posts about her with hymns and songs by country singers from the Fifties and Sixties. Her family’s farm was near my mother’s family’s farm, so we share that old-time country heritage.

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Liz September 3, 2010 at 5:40 am

Oh, good. I hope she beats that sucker. And I’m delighted she’s not getting the “well, you’ve had a good innings – have you considered giving up?” treatment from her doctors.

As an atheist, I always feel a bit impotent with prayer requests, but I’m sending her good thoughts. Do the cosmic equivalent of “get well soon” cards work in your faiths? I hope so.

CynthiaYockey September 3, 2010 at 11:34 am


Yes, positive attention is always helpful. Thank you.

Maggie knows about hospice care and is a candidate for it, but she wants to live so she asked for treatment if there is any, and there is. In our current system, she has the liberty to choose. I doubt she would have that choice under Obamacare.

In contrast, if I were in Maggie’s situation, I would have to choose hospice care because I don’t have health insurance or the money for healthcare. My best option is to keep working to regain my health and my writing career so I’m making enough money to afford healthcare and health insurance. If you’re wondering, I oppose Obamacare because it is intended to kill capitalism. Obviously, my plan has been to use capitalism to earn my way to health and prosperity.


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