Comfort for those living with cancer

Way Too Many Doctors!

When you have cancer the doctors seem to come out of the woodwork. Is there really a need for so many specialists?

Judy and I love to watch the old western, Gunsmoke. We have seen so many episodes that the characters seem like family. There’s Matt Dillon, Miss Kitty, Chester and others that came and went over the twenty year run of Gunsmoke. My favorite character was “Old Doc Adams.”



Doc Adams reminds me of how doctors were when I was a kid. They all seemed much alike and they would examine you with a knowing look, but they said little. In their silence there was a degree of confidence that said, “This guy must know something important and too deep for my understanding. I better just trust whatever he says.” Not so today. Doctors want their patients “Informed.”

Doc Adams was an expert at removing bullets and delivering babies. How could you not trust a doctor who removed an average of fifteen bullets a season from Marshall Dillon? I wish Doc Adams was here now to “fix me up.” He would say, “Now don’t you worry a bit. I’ll have you fixed up in no time by golly.” He would say that even when you knew the cowboy he was working on was a gonner, but at least they died with confidence in their doctor.

I suppose being informed allows me to “Participate” in my treatment. To tell you the truth, I think I would rather just have a doctor that looks confident and isn’t counting on me for much. I have enough of a burden to carry already, I don’t need to be responsible for my treatment. Where is Good Old Doc when you need him?

Today we have our first appointment with the Oncologist. Oh how I’m looking forward to this! NOT!

I never knew there were so many different kinds of doctors. So far we have seen Primary Care doctors, gastroenterologist, surgical oncologists, hematologists, urologists, transplant specialists, radiologists, and the all important billingologists. Down the road I suppose I will meet a few more specialists, but none are going to tell me, “Now don’t you worry a bit. I’ll have you fixed up in no time by golly.”

Oh how I wish Old Doc Adams was here now!

Now what I do have is Old Doc Jesus.

1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

I can almost hear my Lord saying to me now, “Now don’t you worry a bit. I’ll have you fixed up in no time by golly.”



Comments on: "I wish Old Doc Adams was here now!" (4)

  1. No matter how many doctors we see, there is only one Healer, that is Jesus. That is where our confidence lies.He alone is the great Physician and He alone has the complete knowledge of your body without x-rays, MRI’s, blood work, for He marvelously formed you in your mother’s womb and knew all your days before they came to pass. We have nothing to fear except fear itself.

    1 John 4:17-19

    17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him[a] because He first loved us.

    These scriptures help me through all situations where Satan tries to keep my eyes off my Lord Jesus with fear. For when I have “fear” I cannot serve my Lord and when I cannot serve my Lord I am serving Satan.

    1 James
    Profiting from Trials

    2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    Loving God Under Trials

    12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

    Gods-Handmaiden and your loving Wife

  2. pastorsteve70x7 said:

    Thank you Honey! You always bring me the Word, even when I am being a little brat! Love you so much!

  3. I know what you mean about the many docs. That’s why we trust in the Great Physician. Great way for you to end today’s entry.

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