Heart disease is the number one killer in women, but lung cancer is second! With so much media attention, I always assumed it was breast cancer. I’m feeling the need to get the information out there. You already know to get a mammogram. If there is any history of lung cancer in the family (for me an aunt–neither of my parents outlasted the #1 Heart Disease killer), having a knowledgeable radiologist review an annual chest x-ray is a good idea. If found early, lung cancer is very treatable with surgery. But most lung cancers are not detected until late Stage 3 or 4. The only way to find it early is if something is discovered while being treated for another condition.
I feel much better I’ve got that off my chest. Have I told you lately how much I love music, especially sacred music? I can tell I’m getting old because there are more and more hymns and sacred songs that make me cry. Not to be morbid, but I often think as we are singing songs in sacrament meeting about great songs for funerals. There are the tradition “funeral” songs–“God be with you ’til we Meet Again.” Yesterday in church we sang, “The Lord is My Light.” I found it cheerful and would be thrilled to sing it at a funeral–mine or anyone else’s. But do not think I am fatalistic–I still floss my teeth every night, and if I didn’t think I had much time left, I’d give up that grooming habit! I’m here to stay for a while! And I love that the “Lord is M Light.”“The Lord is my light; then why should I fear? By day and by night His presence is near. He is my salvation from sorrow and sin; This blessed assurance the Spirit doth bring. The Lord is my light; tho clouds may arise, Faith stronger than sight, looks up to the skies Where Jesus forever in glory doth reign. Then how can I ever in darkness remain? The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength. I know in His might, I’ll conquer at length. My weakness in mercy He covers with power, and walking by faith, I am blessed every hour. The Lord is my light; my all and in all. There is in His sight no darkness at all. He is my Redeemer, my Savior, and King. With Saints and with angels, His praises I’ll sing. The Lord is my light, He is my joy, and my song. By day and night. He leads, he leads me along.