Absolutely everything fades into the background, waaaaay back, when one hears the words: "This is Dr. ____________'s office. We have the results of your __________ and would like to discuss it with you." The anxiety rush and the urge to vomit is overwhelming.
That was over a week ago. I am now breathing a lot easier. But the experience of hearing those words really brought a lot of things right back into focus. The saying "If you have your health you have everything," never rang so true. Politics, jobs, world news, all outside interests, incidents, and experiences do not mean a thing when the question of your own mortality comes into being.
I see the world a bit differently now, just because of the scare. But, that's probably a good thing. I've been pro-active when it comes to my health. Now, I am more so. I offer the usual caveats about eating right and exercising but I add that knowing them and not doing anything with that knowledge is foolhardy. We have only one life. Make it a good one.