It seems like an appropriate question to ask today being May 1. But that question lingers among the staff here at ADC as we think about one of our paitents last week who came in just a couple hours after receiving the hard news of a cancer diagnosis that day.
Catching glimpse of him while I walked down the hall, I watched my doc's eyes tear up just a bit . I heard him ask, "Do you mind me asking, are you a man of faith?" This patient is a man of few words in general and it was his second visit with us. "No" was all I heard as I finished my way back down the hall. Our doctor asked his permission to share the circumstance with some family and friends who he assured him would be willing to pray for him. And we did just that over the weekend. Today, Dr. Fisher called and left him a voicemail just to say we were thinking of him and praying for him. He left him his personal cell # in case he needed someone to just talk to.
Aside from how proud I am to work with a doctor like that, I just love the avenues that dentistry brings to get involved in peoples lives, at some of their hardest times, to just be there for them- not with all the answers, just there.
Having lived in Wisconsin all my life, I know April is does not qualify for "hardest times", but certainly the extra rain can be a downer. The question is, poetry aside, do the showers really bring the flowers? Well, that is our prayer for this special patient. That these hard times would allow something greater than he could have imagined to blossom. #hopehealthandopportunity