An encounter with skin cancer reminded her just how many blessings had been showered upon her.
- Posted on Apr 21, 2015
My yearly visit to the dermatologist was routine until he asked, “What is that on your nose?”
A biopsy revealed it to be a cancerous lesion. He was able to remove everything, but I looked like Frankenstein with all the bandages! A few weeks later, they finally came off. The doctor said if I wanted to make the scar less noticeable, I’d need to massage it for 10 minutes twice a day for three months.
What a drag! Then it occurred to me how fortunate I was that the cancer was caught early. I used that 10 minutes to pray. I thanked God for my health and my sharp-eyed dermatologist. Then I added prayers for my friends and family.
By the time my scar healed, I felt much closer to my loved ones and to God. What I thought was treating my skin actually treated my soul.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. For prevention tips and screening information, visit skincancer.org.