Today a pretty amazing thing happened....one that I've never had happen in my office in at home. A 59 year old woman arrived who I've seen several times before. I've been following her for "carcinoma-in-situ" of the cervix. While this is something that is not quite cancer, it's pretty close. Anyway I did a procedure on her a few months ago and not all the problem cells were removed so I told her I thought she should have a hysterectomy.
So she came in today and said she just really didn't want to have to go through surgery because of all the risks and she really thought I could take care of it. She said "I'd like to pray." So I said "of course" and the next thing she stands up and raises her arms in the air and starts crying and begging God to work through me to take care of the problem.
She continued to pray for about 5 minutes and then she stopped and looked at me with complete peace and said "Go ahead and do whatever you need to do. I'm sure you'll be able to take care of it!"
Anyway, the procedure went well and we'll see. Somehow it felt really wonderful to think that she realized that I can do what I can do but ultimately it's up to our God. It really, really felt comforting to be surrounded and supported by such faith.
A huge "abrazo" when she left. I like being a doctor here!