Ovarian Cancer

June* saw me today for a rash which I diagnosed and treated as a contact dermatitis. Her husband was with her today in support, just as he always has been for her office visits over the last 4 years that she has been my patient. She has been a real trooper and model patient, certainly gaining my admiration as she has gone through the trials and tribulations of Ovarian Cancer, its treatments and its complications. She has always had a positive attitude throughout the multiple surgeries, the colostomy, the ureterostomy, and the pain. Certainly, it is a miracle that she is doing so well.

I cannot give a “why” explanation as to why she is still living, and sometimes I cannot give “why” explanations when other patients die. I will say though that God measures us not whether we live or die, but how we respond in life and death.