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Hope For A Good Prognosis- a poem

Updated on October 12, 2012

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, follow up with the medical oncologist is so important for one to go through. The choice between physical altering surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy is a difficult thing to make. Only with diligent attention to a physician's care and recommendations, life changing decisions are crucial, especially because one faces the truth and the desire to extend longevity. Faith is so important as much as family support. This is a reflection of how a daughter bears the truth of what a Dad is facing.

Praying is all we can do while we wait for the answer.
Praying is all we can do while we wait for the answer. | Source
To let go
And let God
This is how
It has to be.
Only a medical
Physician is trained
To treat what
Is seen with
The naked eye
Via transmission
Of the MRI.
Will my
Daddy heal
In the Wait
When we
Let go
And let God?
What can we
But only the
Joy that comes
From the hurt
Of knowing
That the condition
Of this flesh
Is only

copyright 2011 CMCastro

Daddy's diagnosis is a difficult illness to deal with.

The Prophet Isaiah in chapter 40, verse 31 says, " But they that Wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." - King James Version, old testament, the Holy Bible.


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    • Cresentmoon2007 profile image


      7 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Very touching. I love the faith that you place in your writing.

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      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Wonderful! To know and be assured that whatever trials we're going through,IT too shall come to pass.

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Dear Cm,

      Just a lovely and beautiful hub with so much heart..Letting go and trusting God is the only way to live..I am learning to let go daily..Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub, I love the scripture too. It is one of my favorites..

      God Bless,


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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Thank you epi. I have been going with my Dad to the Doctor as his companion as he has been undergoing Radiation treatments for the tumor in his lower leg. And this poem was inspired by that experience. Read my hub called "I'll Always Be There For Daddy". These experiences have drawn me closer to my Dad to the point that I can feel his mental uneasiness at times.

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      7 years ago

      ...well your writing is always simple, pure and direct and you say what you mean and you mean what you say.

      This piece is essentially a meditation - and a lovely and sincere one at that.

      lake erie time 11:24am

      I hope you are having a happy and safe summer.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I loved this prayer. What a wonderful way to start the morning. Rated up and beautiful.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      This is a beautiful and sincere prayer.I could really feel this one.

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      7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      I could hear your voice in this piece, but most of all, I could hear the feeling behind it. Beautiful!

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      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This is a lovely poem. It is so hard to wait as humans, but that is how we learn to trust in God and not ourselves. Thanks for sharing! I voted this up and beautiful.


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