As a physician I am aware that there are many people out there in the world who have life altering conditions that require regular check-ups to ensure their stability.
Recently I have had to take a closer look at their perspective.
What is it like to anticipate your next appointment where you may or may not get “good news”? Being told that you are still ok or that they have discovered something new.
When you get the all clear – you breathe out a sigh of relief – then prepare for the next six months.
But if you get the “bad news” – something a bit concerning in the scan, labs, exam. Another sigh. But of acceptance, maybe, or regret. The knowledge that you may need to undergo another round of tests and treatment or that this is now your final six months.
Regardless of the news, you need to live each day to the fullest.
Plan for 5-10 years but deal with them in 6 month segments.
Cherish every day.
Continue to live your purpose.
And those of us in healthcare- try to remember this unique perspective.
Here’s to your next six months.