I came across a post from someone who wrote about a conversation they had with their doctor regarding metastatic breast cancer statistics. She had asked her doctor what the most number of years someone had lived with metastatic breast cancer. The number, 20 years, was meant to be an inspiration when so many other statistics can be very sobering. But focusing on statistics can be draining...mentally and physically.
Like so many other Americans, I have been glued to my television watching coverage of President Bush's' life and funeral. I don't think I ever really knew his whole life story and so I have gained a renewed appreciation for this humble, 'giant' of a man as his granddaughter so poignantly put it.
One of the many touching tributes given this week was from Vice President Pence, as he read a letter President Bush had written to his son. In it, he alluded to the Navy term, CAVU (ceiling and visibility unlimited), a term coined to my understanding to describe the perfect flying conditions. I love that term and thought it appropriate to breast cancer survivors, and in particular metastatic breast cancer survivors as well. My mom tells me all the time to, and I quote, "Stop researching the internet!" Put your phone and electronic devices down. Don't focus on statistics. Focus on you. Focus on your family. Focus on the now. Your ceiling and visibility is unlimited. My mom has shattered that ceiling of 20 years. She is now a 34 breast cancer survivor, and it has been 24 years since it metastasized. Doctors, as brilliant as they are, only know so much. So rest easy knowing that your heavenly Father is in control. CAVU.
Health and Healing Prayers,