Good example of a bad example

The admitting nurse for my mom’s mastectomy immediately asked whether Mom had contacted hospice yet. Mom asked why that would be necessary. The nurse answered that if Mom had breast cancer, it meant she was going to die. Mom agreed that one day she would die (we all do) but it would not be from breast cancer and it would not be on this trip! (Mom was right on both counts. She was 18 years cancer free when she died in the car accident in 2015. I guess Mom showed her!) I share this with you to remind you that your attitude matters in your health care. We are able to survive things that might otherwise kill us if we keep a positive mindset. Happy thoughts alone do not save us, but a good spirit combined with good medicine increases survival rates of all patients of all diseases. Keep praying, keep trusting, and keep treating. God bless you!

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