Good Morning, God!
I’m using a thermographic image of Inflammatory Breast Cancer — so as not to be TOO graphic. Ever since one of my dear friends came down with IBC I’ve been aware that most of us women are NOT aware of it. The problem is that what we have learned about regular breast cancer doesn’t apply. There are No Lumps with IBC.
My friend is VERY fortunate that her dermatologist is up on these things and spotted it right away. Some poor doctors have told women “It’s just a bug bite” and sent them home. AURGH! Not to blame anyone, God, we all make mistakes.
In fact, I just bought a book entitled Willful Blindness about how we let fear keep us from “knowing” and “doing.” Perhaps, God, “not knowing” is part of how we keep the knowledge of Death away? Anyway, I feel called to share because being aware of this type of cancer really can keep death a bit further away!
Please, God, help us be willing to learn. Please help folks watch this piece on YouTube about IBC by clicking on the colored word IBC. Gosh, God, it is so much easier to let people know about things now than even just a few years ago.
Meanwhile, God, I’m also asking You to help us to find cures for cancer. Please, God, gifts of wisdom and knowledge for researchers — and for all of us who just want to lead healthier lives — wiser lives.